5. Determination of Final Course Grades

a.    The final standing of a student in a course should be determined in consideration of the quality of the student’s overall participation in the course--not only on the basis of the final examination or other final exercise. The relative weight to be given to the elements is decided by the department concerned, except that in underclass courses the final examination may not be weighted more than fifty percent in calculating the final grade.

b.    When more than one instructor has responsibility for a course, the final grade of each student is determined by the group of instructors and reported to the Office of the Registrar by the instructor in charge of the course.

c.    In a course for which two or more instructors have responsibility, no final grade is to be regarded as definitely established until after consultation among the concerned members of the Faculty.