Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
Assessment procedures will follow the established policies of the College of Education Assessment Guidelines.
The assignments are graded against the University scale A+ to E.
Grade GPA Marks
A+ 9 90 – 100
A 8 85 – 89
A- 7 80 – 84
B+ 6 75 – 79
B 5 70 – 74
B- 4 65 – 69
C+ 3 60 – 64
C 2 55 – 59
C- 1 50 – 54
D 0 40 – 49
E -1 0 – 39
Final grades for the course will be calculated taking into account the weighting of each assignment. The percetage grades are added and the final grade calculated out of 100 percent. An examiner's meeting will be held at the end of each course to determine final grades and to ensure fairness and consistency. It is up to you to check when your assignment are due.
Students must attend and participate fully in the course.
Work handed in after the due date with no extension granted is considered late. Late work will be accepted up to one week after the due date, and a grade penalty will be incurred. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark late work, and no work will be accepted after assignments have been returned. Late work is not eligible for resubmission.
Under exceptional circumstances (eg illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. There is, however, a limit to the length of time that an extension can be granted and this should be negotiated with their Course Lecturer in the first instance. Extensions will not normally be given for longer than two weeks from the due date, unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Extensions are not granted automatically to students.
A request for an extension should be made to your Course Lecturer before the due date of the piece of assessment. Requests for extensions should be emailed to the Course Lecturer at least two days prior to the due date for the assignment. If you apply for an extension, you will be asked to supply a medical certificate or other relevant evidence of special circumstances (eg a letter from a counsellor). Extensions will not normally be granted because of pressure of university study, eg several pieces of work being due at about the same time. Students are encouraged to plan their work in a realistic manner and in advance so that they can meet their assessment deadlines.
Work must be resubmitted within two weeks of the return of the assignment. A resubmitted assignment cannot be awarded more than the minimum passing grade. Resubmissions are restricted to work that is originally submitted on or before the due date. Late assignments are not considered for resubmission unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Both the oral and research assignments will be presented and assessed during normal class time. Results may be collected from the College of Education Office (Orakipaoa).