Termination of Academic Senate Policy #S83-109

Reference Number: S83-109_terminated
Senate Approval Date: Saturday, January 01, 1983

Termination of Academic Senate Policy #S83-109

Use of 'U' Grade

At its meeting of December 5, 1995, the Academic Senate approved the
termination of the following policy on the 'U' Grade:

Resolution on Use of 'U' Grade -- Academic Senate Policy #S83-109

Whereas

The Academic Senate recognizes that there is confusion about the use
and effect of the 'U' grade, and

Whereas

It is not universally understood that a 'U' grade counts as an 'F' in
computing grade points, and

Whereas

Alternatives to the 'U' grade are not fully utilized, therefore be it

Resolved

That the following information be distributed periodically to the faculty:

Use of 'U' Grade Symbol

1.

Instructors should use two opportunities to drop students who are not
in class:

a.

A student may be "bubbled out" on the first-day enrollment list.

b.

A student may be underlined on the 4th Week Verified Class
List. (Such an administrative W requires dean or chair concurrence.)

2.

A 'U' grade is an Unauthorized Incomplete: it should be used for the
student who comes to class and then disappears. In contrast, an 'F' indicates
unsatisfactory course work.

3.

The 'U' grade is equivalent to an 'F' in computing grade point average.

4.

An 'I' (Incomplete) may be initiated by instructor or student. It should
be given for students who have done a substantial portion of the course
work. Instructor and students agree on conditions for removal of the Incomplete.
'I' becomes an 'F' if not completed within one calendar year.

**APPROVED BY PRESIDENT CORRIGAN ON FEBRUARY 15, 1996**