The strength and prestige of a university depends upon the commitment of students and faculty to teach and to learn, to pose challenging questions, and to seek the truth. At Brandeis University, every member of the community shares the responsibility for protecting the academic integrity of the institution.
Students at Brandeis are expected to uphold their integrity at all times. If you suspect that a student may have committed an academic infraction, please refer to the Faculty Resources on the Department of Student Rights and Community Standards website.
Consent codes are needed for classes controlled by instructor permission or a numeric limit, as well as to allow students to drop a class in accordance with the drop policy. Codes and the details of the drop policy can be obtained by the instructor by logging on to Sage.
If you have reservations about allowing any students into your course (for example, if you feel the class is too large to allow anyone else in), please discuss your concerns with Leslie Yancich for Economics or Karen Muise for Business.
Undergraduates are graded on a scale from A to E, with pluses and minuses (but no E+ or E-). The grade of “A+” does not count more than a grade of “A” when the student’s grade point average is calculated. An E is a “Failing” grade. The lowest passing grade that may be given is “D minus” (D–). Grading policies are different for graduate students; therefore please consider the level of the student before issuing a grade to any student.
No Business or Business Administration course with a final grade below “C” and no course taken pass/fail can count toward fulfilling the requirements for the Major or Minor in Business. A final grade of “C–” or higher is required for Business and Society electives.
A grade of “C” or higher is required in ECON 10a and ECON 20a.
A grade of “C–” or higher is required for ECON 80a, 82b, 83a, and 184b/185a.
A passing letter grade must be obtained in each course taken for credit toward the major. No course taken pass/fail may count toward requirements for the major. Students must earn at least a C– in three of the four electives, that is, no more than one grade of D, D+, or D–.
All instructors must have a valid UNET ID and password to enter grades in Sage. Please read and refer to the detailed instructions for entering your grades,as the administrative staff may not be able to help you. The deadlines for submitting grades are posted on the Academic Calendar.
To revise grades after they have been submitted, fill out and submit a grade change form, which can be obtained from the faculty support team.
Note: If a student is auditing a class, the instructor must enter an AU in Sage for the grade. If the student doesn’t actually attend class, be sure that the student drops the class so that the class does not appear on his or her transcript. Email the Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly for more information and guidance.
All TA hiring is handled by Lauren Hasselriis-Ghom (undergraduate Business) and Leslie Yancich (undergraduate Economics). Lauren and Leslie email a link to a TA and RA request Google sheet each semester. If an instructor knows the student they wish to hire, they should enter the name and email address of the student in the Google sheet; they can also inform Lauren or Leslie of their intention to hire that student. No student may work in either department without completing all necessary paperwork with Lauren or Leslie.
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