|Area Responsible for Administration:||Academic|
|Approval Authorities:||Academic Council
Senior Executive Committee
|Approval Date:||February 2018|
|Review Timeline:||Every 5 Years|
To provide a framework for student assessment that supports consistent assessment and evaluation practices across Seneca.
This policy applies to all faculty and academic staff who assess and evaluate student learning and performance and includes all Seneca courses across all faculties and at each credential level, except where warranted by external requirements (e.g., accreditation, collaborative programs, clinical placements, etc.).
Evaluation of students’ progress in meeting course learning outcomes.
Tasks that are carried out in situations as similar as possible to real-world contexts to transfer learning.
Determination of the quality of work based upon defined criteria (e.g., rubric, grading scheme).
Monday to Friday, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, statutory holidays or any other day Seneca has publicly acknowledged that it is closed.
Assessment and evaluation of student work in academic courses will be conducted to provide ongoing and meaningful feedback to students about their progress and development. Provision of effective and timely feedback is critical in the learning process and will incorporate the following principles:
Assignment deadlines will be communicated to students in writing. It is the responsibility of the student to submit all assignments by the published submission deadline.
Any student in need of an extended deadline must negotiate a reasonable extension with the faculty in advance of the published deadline. Only under extenuating circumstances will late assignments be accepted without communication prior to the deadline. Documentation of the extenuating circumstances must be provided by the student upon request. At the discretion of the faculty, deductions may be applied for any late assignment submissions.