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Grading Policies

Course Design and Assessments

Windsor University’s course design and assessments prioritize the acquisition and application of competencies essential for success in the workplace. Each course is structured around real-world scenarios relevant to the program’s focus, providing learners with practical challenges to overcome. A series of modules guides students through learning experiences that reinforce prior knowledge and introduce new competencies aligned with program outcomes.

Assessments within each course are designed to evaluate students’ mastery of applicable competencies through both formative and summative measures. These assessments mirror authentic workplace tasks, such as creating business plans, developing marketing strategies, or delivering presentations, ensuring students can apply their learning in real-world contexts.

Furthermore, the assessment strategy at Windsor University emphasizes frequent feedback to learners, allowing them to track their progress and receive guidance for improvement. By connecting each learning activity to tangible career outcomes, the university ensures that students understand the relevance of their education and feel prepared to transition confidently into the workplace upon program completion.

Grading Scale: Grade Point Average (GPA)

Windsor University calculates GPAs on a four-point scale, with grades of A+ (4.0), A (3.9), A- (3.67), B+ (3.33), B (3.0), B- (2.67), C+ (2.33), C (=2.0), C- (1.67), and F (0.0). Windsor University does not grant D grades. Windsor University transcripts note final course grades as well as term and cumulative grade point average (GPA) calculations.

Course Extension

Students may request an extension of up to two weeks per semester to their academic assessments after e-mailing the supporting documents to the corresponding instructor, their Academic Advisor, and the Chief Academic Officer for approval.

Course Repetition:

Students enrolled in any Windsor University, have the option to retake any failed course, with a maximum limit of two attempts combined. Only the higher grade obtained from the two attempts will be recorded on the student’s transcripts and calculated into the student’s overall and term grade point average (GPA).

Grade Appeal:

The grade appeal process aims to uphold faculty authority in grading while ensuring fairness for students by addressing potential errors or biases in academic evaluation. If a student disagrees with their final course grade, they must first discuss the issue with the faculty member. If the matter remains unresolved, the student can initiate a formal appeal process, which involves:

  • Filing a formal appeal within 5 days of the course end date if attempts to resolve the concern with faculty fail.
  • Submitting the Final Course Appeal form and relevant documentation to the Student Affairs Department.
  • The University Review Committee will review the appeal and respond within 5 business days.

If unsatisfied with the University Review Committee’s decision, the student may pursue the Grievance Policy outlined in the catalog within 3 days of receiving the University Review Committee’s response.