The Faculty of Arts and Science Grading Policy approved by Faculty Board on October 14, 2011 imposes two requirements:

1. The grading process must be clear and transparent to students, so that students know exactly how their averages are being calculated, and

2. Even though each department establishes its own policy—all letter grade assignment marks, all numerical assignment marks, or some combination of the two—instructors must calculate final course averages from those assignment marks using a single approved common method.