It is the responsibility of course instructors to ensure the integrity of the grades assigned in their courses. Consequently, instructors must take reasonable steps to ensure that the grades are an accurate reflection of the student’s mastery of the subject and performance in the course. In recognition of the fact that grades take many different types of work product into account, such as team projects, class participation, online discussion boards, homework, papers, quizzes, and exams, some of which are done without any face-to-face supervision, proctoring, or cheating/plagiarism-detection analysis, it is important to develop a policy that is flexible but at the same time provides a clear expectation of how to meet a minimum standard for the integrity of UF course grades. This policy covers all courses regardless of the format.
The term “assignment” here is used to cover all work which is graded and contributes to the final grade. In general, instructors are required to take reasonable steps to ensure the following:
In recognition of the difficulty in ensuring all these conditions are met, especially for term papers, and online quizzes and exams, this policy requires that:
Approved by the General Education Committee on February 6, 2015.