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How will Summer 2020 Final Examinations (or other final course assessments) operate?
It depends on whether the course is operating synchronously or asynchronously.
Whether you are student, faculty or staff, everyone has engaged in technical communications here at Georgia Tech. Since the recent COVID-19 outbreak forced all Yellow Jackets inside to distant learning and remote work environments, it is essential to adapt to more troubleshooting and conversations with Tech Support. The following are tips to help keep your conversations clear and concise.
1. Don’t contact Tech Support… yet
Georgia Tech uses Ellucian’s Banner for its Student Information System (SIS). It offers a stable environment for hosting student information. The Faculty Grade Entry (FGE) module was included with recent upgrades. It fits the Institute's existing technology infrastructure and provides many features that are new and improved over previous grade entry systems.
Features of the Faculty Grade Entry (FGE) Module
Some features of the Banner Faculty Grade Entry (FGE) module are:
Some courses are offered for a range of credit hours. (For example, ME 9000 is offered for 1-21 hours.) When a student registers for a course the number of credit hours defaults to 1. It is the students responsibility to adjust the number of credit hours on their schedule. To determine the available credit hour range for a variable hour course please refer to the Schedule of Classes.
What is verification of participation?
Verification of participation is a process whereby instructional faculty report to the Registrar's Office and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid whether they have students enrolled in their classes who are not engaged with the course.
Why must we comply with it?
Students who have been out for two or more consecutive terms must apply for readmission. Students who are on first or second dismissal must apply for readmission. Readmission is not guaranteed. If the student has been out for 3 or more years, they may be eligible for academic renewal.
Authoritative information regarding grades and grade point averages is published under Rules & Regulations V in the Catalog.
Authoritative information regarding deficiencies is published under Rules & Regulations VII in the Catalog.
The Registrar's Office is responsible for processing all grade changes. In order for a student to receive a grade change, a "Grade Correction" form must be completed and signed by the faculty member who taught the course. The form must then be signed by the head of the academic department. The form is then submitted to the Registrar’s Office for processing. If an academic department has made an error in completing the form, it will be returned to the department by the Registrar’s Office for correction and re-submission.
A student who passes a course receives both the designated number of credit hours and a number of quality points, calculated by multiplying the course credit hours and the numerical equivalent of the letter grade received (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1). Thus, a student taking a three-hour credit course and earning a grade of C receives six quality points. To determine the undergraduate academic average, the total number of quality points earned by the student for all courses scheduled