Assessment Methods and Syllabus Requirement
Exams and Grades
Date Approved and/or Revised
March 13, 2013 (adopted), February 20, 2019 (revised - effective June 1, 2020)
Assessment Methods and Syllabus Requirement. Faculty members shall specify expected learning outcomes, the methods of assessing those outcomes, and the criteria for grade determination in their syllabi for all courses and other academic study leading to the award of academic credit, including Independent Research, Law Review and other student journals, advocacy competition teams, Board of Barristers, clinics, and field placements (externships).
For courses, faculty methods of evaluating student educational achievement may include, among others, one or more of the following: the quality and quantity of class participation; the quality of performance of course requirements, papers, and drafting assignments; the quality of performance on tests and quizzes; the quality of performance on a mid-term examination; and the quality of performance on a final examination.
For other academic study leading to the award of academic credit, faculty methods of evaluating student educational achievement may include, among others, one or more of the following: the quality of work; timely compliance with all course requirements; the quality of self-reflection and self-evaluation; professionalism; and supervisor or coach evaluations, with the goal of ensuring that both the quality and quantity of a student's work is commensurate with the number of credits awarded and comparable to the quality and quantity of work in a traditional course carrying the same number of credits.
University and ABA policies require provisions in syllabi in addition to those described above. Please see TTU OP 32.06, TTU OP 34.12, ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools, and periodic guidance from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.