Grading, Proctors, and Honor Policy
Your course numerical grade is determined by summing and weighting your scores on the
problem sets and the exams. Details shown elsewhere. Final letter grades with +/- will be assigned
according to reasonable cutoffs, which roughly correspond to:
A+ 97 , A 93, A- 90, B+ 87, B 83, B- 77.
A proctor will be required for
monitoring the exams. A proctor can be a supervisor, principal, superintendent, Department
Chair, Secretary, administrative personnel at your school, or
professional colleague or another teacher. You can also use proctoring facilities at
your local community college. Many community colleges offer such services
free of charge. No relatives, in-laws, spouses or social friends are allowed
to be proctors.
It is the proctor's responsibility to assure me you took the exam
according to the given instructions and that you abided by the UVa
honor code. You will download the exam with your proctor present, which
will start the clock for taking the exam. At that time the proctor
checks to be sure that you are
abiding by the instructions for taking the exam. I will email you and
proctor instructions for taking the exam. The proctor does not have to
present during the entire time you are taking the exam. Before taking
exam you will email me your proctor's name, professional relationship
you, title, email address, and telephone. Do not wait until you take
exam because then it is too late for me to contact your proctor. After
have submitted the exam electronically, your proctor will email you the
words "I concur" to inform you that you took the exam according to the
rules and the honor system. You will copy the email and post it on
COLLAB under the "I concur" forum in the Discussion Board. If the proctor does not
concur, then the proctor emails me the words "I do not concur".
I trust every student in this course to fully comply with all of the
provisions of the UVA honor system. In addition to pledging that you
have neither received nor given aid while taking your exam, your electronic
signature also affirms that you have taken the exam by the given rules and
that you have not obtained any answers from another students exam. All
alleged honor violations brought to my attention will be forwarded to the Honor
Committee. If, in my judgment, it is beyond a reasonable doubt that a
student has committed an honor violation with regard to a given exam, that
student will receive an immediate grade of 'F' for that exam, irrespective of
any subsequent action taken by the Honor Committee.
All UVa. Students' are bound by the UVa Honor code. Please familiarize
yourself with it. You can find more information at http://www.virginia.edu/honor.
In accordance with the U. Va. honor code, a student normally writes on
exam that they have neither given nor received aid and sign it. It is
possible for the student to sign the exam, since it is submitted
As a substitute procedure, the last question on the exam will be in
"I pledge that I took the exam in compliance with the honor code." The
student must answer that question yes or no. You are expected to make
arrangements with your supervisor, principal, or superintendent, to
proctor your exam. Ground rules and policy for proctoring the exam will
be given to you and the proctor.