Academic Resources for Instructors
These are general resources for SPS Faculty, Instructors, and Adjunct Faculty
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SPS Standard Syllabus Template Academic Resources
The School of Professional Studies has a standard syllabus template which all professors use. That template outlines a variety or resources (see below), such as the plagiarism policy and handbook, academic suport services, mathematics, academic writing, free citation tools, and research, that are available to all students.
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SPS Midterm Grade Policy
The School of Professional Studies requires that all students receive a midterm grade assessing their progress to date. Midterm grades are a key indicator for students that they are or are not performing to the expectation of Good Academic Standing, which is essential to student success in any degree program. Communicating praise or concern along with teh grade reinforces the message, so it is important to frame your conversation with the student in a manner that promotes potential success and reason for confidence whenever possible. Additionally, convey information concerning negative grade performance with sensitivity and options for turnaround to support a graceful response from the student.
Midterm grades for Weekly (semester) courses are published on the Trinity Academic Calendar and the SPS important Dates document, which is updated and posted to the SPS Teaching and Learning page in Moodle each semester. The SPS Term length and Summer semester coruse midterm dates are generally set to the first day of the 6th Week, which gives the student and the advising team 3 weeks to help a student recover a passing grade in the accelerated courses. The SPS Term length and Summer semester midterm deadlines are posted in the SPS important Dates document, which is updated and posted to the SPS Teaching and Learning page in Moodle each semester.