USML | Academic Integrity and Grading

Pontifical Faculty of Theology

Academic Integrity and Grading

Academic Integrity 

In all written assignments and examinations, each student is responsible for the integrity of his/her own work.  Any dependence on or use of someone else’s work must be clearly noted and appropriate references given.  The recycling of any assignment prepared for another course is strictly forbidden.  Failure to follow these rules will be considered plagiarism.  Any student who plagiarizes − i.e., takes, copies, or otherwise uses without proper acknowledgment the work of another, or recycles assignments from another course, one’s own or another’s − will face dismissal from the Pontifical Program.

Grading System

The Pontifical Faculty of Theology uses the following grading system: 

 

 

 

Exceptional

 

A+

 

100 - 98

 

Exceptionally good performance demonstrating a superior understanding of the subject matter, a foundation of extensive knowledge, and a skillful use of concepts.

 

A

97 - 95

 

 

 

Very Good

A -

94 - 92

 

Very good performance demonstrating above average capacity to use the appropriate  concepts, a very good understanding of the subject matter, and an ability to handle the problems encountered in the subject.

 

 

 

 

 

Satisfactory

 

B+

 

91 – 89

 

Generally satisfactory performance despite notable shortcomings, demonstrating a basic understanding of the subject matter and fundamental concepts, and an ability to handle relatively simple problems.

 

B

88 - 86

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marginal  

 

B-

 

85 - 83

 

Marginal performance despite evidence of serious effort, demonstrating only partial familiarity with the subject matter and limited capacity to deal with relatively simple problems and concepts.

 

 

C+

 

82 - 80

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unsatisfactory

 

C

 

79 – 77

 

 

C-

 

76 -74

 

 

F

 

73 - 0

Unacceptable, failing work for which no credit can be given

 

 

 

Other Grades

 

P

 

Pass

 

 

AU

 

Audit

Audit indicates formal auditing of a course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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