Catalogs and Policies
Catalogs and Policies
- 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog
- 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog
- 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog
- 2008-2010 Graduate Catalog
- 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog
- 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog
- 2005-2006 Graduate Catalog
- 2004-2005 Graduate Catalog
- 2003-2004 Graduate Catalog
- 2000-2002 Graduate Catalog
Statement of Understanding
College Assistantship Policies
Arts and Sciences
Education and Human Development
Health and Human Services
Oral Proficiency For Graduate Assistants/Fellows Who Provide Classroom-Related Services and Whose Native Language is Not English
According to BGSU policy and Ohio Revised Code Section 3345.281, all graduate assistants who serve in instructional capacities (teaching, tutoring, laboratory sections, etc.) who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate that they are orally proficient in the English language prior to working with students. Prospective graduate assistants who fulfill the above listed instructional responsibilities (here forward referred to as teaching assistants) can demonstrate this proficiency by either providing an appropriate TOEFL iBT score or by completing the ESOL Program’s ITA (International Teaching Assistant) test. *
It is the responsibility of each department to ensure that all non-native English speaking teaching assistants receive clearance before beginning their assistantship duties and that all teaching assistants who are required to take ITA classes do so in the appropriate semesters. Departments should refer to the procedures posted on the ESOL Program’s website.
*Teaching Assistants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents only need to demonstrate English proficiency if they do not have an undergraduate/graduate degree from a U.S. institution.
INCOMPLETE GRADES FOR GRADUATE COURSES
(degree and nondegree)
An INC (incomplete) may be given only when, for some justifiable reason, a student fails to take the final examination or to fulfill a specified requirement in a course.
An INC may be removed and a grade substituted if the student completes course requirements to the satisfaction of the instructor prior to the deadline established by the Graduate College. The Graduate College deadlines for removal of incomplete grades for the respective academic semesters are:
Fall semester: June 1
Spring semester: September 1
Summer semester: January 1
However, an individual instructor may come to an agreement with his or her student for an earlier deadline for removal of an incomplete grade.
The graduate dean designate has the authority to extend the deadline for an incomplete. The student must petition the graduate dean designate for such consideration in writing and prior to the expiration of the deadline. The instructor's support is required for approval of the request.
For courses taken S/U, any mark of INC not removed by these deadlines will change to U. For courses taken for a letter grade, any mark of INC not removed by these deadlines will change to F. A student cannot graduate with a grade of INC.