Faculty Regulations permit class participation to be factored into the determination of final grades in upper-level exam courses.

For an exam course, class participation may constitute up to 10% of the grade. If class participation is being taken into account in determining final grades, the faculty member must file with the Director of Academic Records the grades awarded for the written exams, as well as evaluations of students’ class participation, prior to the breaking of the anonymous code.

Faculty members who intend to take class participation into account in grading will announce such intentions on the first day of class and include notice on the syllabus.

Students who make positive contributions to classroom discussion can also earn transcript notations which do not affect grades or grade point averages.