LSG cited instances* wherein students were affected by this provision.
Some Faculty members agreed that the cited in
stances were clearly violative of the students‟
rights, while some also expressed concerns that the situations mentioned could have beenisolated cases.
All agreed that a more concrete and comprehensive grievance mechanism should beestablished, which proposal should come from the LSG, but in the meantime, it was stressedthat even without said mechanism, students who experience any for of harassment anddiscrimination should report to the administration their complaint.2.
Late submission of grades
90% of the respondents have received their grades on or after the periodof enlistment for the succeeding semester. Some of these subjects are prerequisites to another subject.
The Faculty notes that the late submission of grades has academic delinquency repercussionsto a student.
Dean stated that the Faculty will do its best to submit their grades on time, and in case theycannot do so, he believes it is unfair for the students
to be prejudiced by the Faculty‟s failure.
Dean Carlota also said that there on the part of the Faculty, there is already a greatimprovement over the years, but it could not be denied that this still exists. Rest assured thatthe faculty is sensitive to the unfair implications of the late submission of grades by theprofessors.
Notice of grading components and procedure
54% of the respondents said that they had taken atleast one class wherein they were not informed of the grading components and procedure. 78% saidthat they had also taken a class where bluebooks, exams, papers, recitation cards and otherrequirements were not available for review. 43% of the respondents answered that they experiencedbeing denied access to their class records and class standing. 35.2% of the respondents answered thatthey had experienced taking an exam which they had not been notified of at least two weeks before itwas conducted. For those who answered affirmatively to the four preceding items, 57% claimed thattheir grades were prejudiced by virtue of these causes.
The students and the faculty agree that the core of the issue is the transparency of the grades.
A Faculty member recognized that the students should know at the beginning of the semesterthe rules of the game. However, the students should not ask for their grade every afterrecitation, which becomes annoying already and overly burdensome to the professor. Thereshould be balance.
Prof. Guanzon shared her method to the other Faculty members: “I have a class beadle.
Nobody speaks to me except to the beadle. All my recitation grades are open. The beadlephotocopies it to make sure I have a spare copy in case I lose mine. I also made this rulebecause I would like to establish a custom for myself. Professional ethics requires me to affordmy students some equality.
Prof. Muyot also shared his method, which is also similar to Prof. Daway‟s: “
I would like to sharemy system of transparency, and that is an Excel file which I submit to the Office of the CollegeSecretary before the submission of grades. It is always available for the students. Hence there isno mistake in the computation. I also follow what Bing does and that is only to talk to thebeadle. They can also consult but they have to schedule it. The professor is free to come upwith whatever method he wants as long as he observes transparency.
Students who belatedly receive their grades from the previous semester shall not be adversely affected in their enrolment for thesucceeding semester They shall not be disallowed to underload if reasons warrant and they shall not be required to force-drop a paid-forsubject of which the failed subject is a pre-requisite.
Students shall be informed of the grading components and procedure at the beginning of class. Bluebooks, exams, papers, recitationcards and other class requirements shall be available to the students for review. They shall be informed of their class standing upon request
of the student. Upon availability of student‟s final grade, he/she shall be given a break
-down of grades on such said subject.