Effective evaluation practices require that students have multiple opportunities to demonstrate their learning and receive feedback. This principle underlies the following regulations:
- Prior to the withdraw deadline, students must have received: (1) graded courses: grades for a minimum of 30 per cent of the course grade or (2) non-graded courses: formal feedback based on their performance in the course.
- The final exam may not count for more than 50 per cent of the final grade, except in the cases of clinical or professional practice-based courses in academic programs leading to professional designation, registration and/or licensing or in situations outlined in section G.1.1 In-Person Assessments and Absences.
- In clinical or professional practice-based courses in academic programs leading to professional designation, registration and/or licensing, regardless of their duration, student learning may be formally evaluated at the end of the learning experience, as-long-as effective formative feedback processes are in place at intervals during the course.
- Students requiring an accommodation related to disability or a medical condition should contact SAS in accordance with the Procedure for Accommodations for Students with Disabilities available at: https://www.ucalgary.ca/legal-services/university-policies-procedures/accommodation-students-disabilities-procedure.
- Students who require an accommodation on a protected ground other than disability should communicate this need, in writing, to their Instructor or the appropriate department/faculty designated contact person (e.g., Associate Dean, Department Head).
- Exemptions to the Examination and Tests regulations may be made on pedagogical grounds with the approval of the Dean. All approved exemptions must be noted in the course outline.
- Regardless of the format of a course, any external accreditation assessment requirements must be met in the evaluation plan for a course.