Midterm Assessment of Undergraduate Students

Policy Memorandum No. 107

Recommended by the Commission on Undergraduate Studies
Approved by University Council: April 16, 1990
Approved by the President: April 16, 1990
Effective: Fall 1990

The University Council, on recommendation of the Commission on Undergraduate Studies, unanimously approved a resolution which will produce a midterm assessment of "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory" for freshmen and transfer students during the fall semester only. Intended as an early indication of the student's progress, this assessment is designed to make the advising process more effective, as well as to encourage greater studentfaculty contact.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted by Council.

WHEREAS, entering freshmen and transfer students should be helped to better assess their academic success during the first semester at Virginia Tech, and

WHEREAS, academic advisors would be aided by having all possible information to advise these students in a timely manner as to their academic progress, and

WHEREAS, the current system of midterm reports for some students has proven successful in the prediction of academic performance,

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED

  1. That the University Registrar provide at the midterm of each Fall semester, a grade report for each first term student.

  2. That these grade reports simply reflect satisfactory or unsatisfactory progress.

  3. That satisfactory progress be defined as "C" or better.

  4. That this report is to be informational and not made part of the student's official transcript.

  5. That a copy of the report be sent to both the student's academic advisor as well as the student's academic dean.

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President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm107