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1. Assessment Policy
The assessment methods used on the Institute’s programmes are designed to support the aims and objectives of the programmes. In addition, assessment is designed to:

  • Provide information to the Assessment Board in order to judge whether a student has achieved the objectives of the programme and the standard set.
  • Provide information to individual students in order to monitor their own strengths and weaknesses, progress and development throughout the programmes of study.
  • Provide the relevant information necessary for the Examiners to monitor the general standard of the programme and its awards.

A variety of assessment methods are used to ensure that the assessment is appropriate to the teaching objectives, the teaching and learning methods used and the overall structure of the curriculum and educational development of students.  Methods ensure that students with different strengths and weaknesses are treated fairly. In order to ascertain whether or not the student has achieved the objectives of the programme a two part method of assessment will normally be adopted, which considers the:
-    Coursework assessment (tests, assignments, laboratory work, and project work).
-    Final examination.
A weighting is normally applied to these two methods of assessment, is as follows:
Course work   (continuous assessment) 40%
Final examination    60%.

1.2 Continuous Assessment
The aim of this type of assessment is to monitor the student’s progress, encourage teacher-student interaction, provide feedback and support the student in his/her efforts to achieve a high standard of work. The computation of the coursework mark is based on the results of tests, assignments, projects, and mid-term exams given by each Programme throughout the semester.

1.3 Final Assessment
This kind of assessment is carried out at the end of each semester based on the course-matter covered in the semester.

Mid-term papers and final examination scripts are retained by the College for two years. Final grades for all courses, after being officially approved, and posted on the webside whether the students can be informed about their grades by using their username and password.

2. Academic record
Grading System: A student is passing a course if s/he gets a passing grade ranging from A to D shown in the following Table. Academic progress is evaluated on the 4. 0 scale from A to E as follows:

Letter Grade Meaning Grade Point Marking Scale

A

Excellent

4.00

86-100

A-

Excellent -

3.67

81-85

B+

Good +

3.33

76-80

B

Good

3.00

71-75

B-

Good-

2.67

66-70

C+

Fair+

2.33

62-65

C

Fair

2.00

58-61

C-

Fair-

1.67

55-57

D

Poor, but passing

1.00

50-54

E

Fail

0.00

0-49

I

Incomplete

 

 

P

Pass (non credit course)

 

 

NC

Non credit course

 

 

W

Official Withdrawal

 

 

Grade reports are posted at the webside of the College by the Office of the Registrar at the end of each semester.  They are not given out by staff members or released over the telephone.

The Grade Point Average (GPA) will report the performance of a student in a semester, while the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) will report the overall performance at the end of a session (and/or at any point in his course).

3. Confidentiality of Student Records
Students have the right tο review, inspect, and challenge the accuracy of information kept in a cumulative file by the College, unless the student waives this right. Ιt also insures that records cannot be released in other than emergency situations, without the written consent of the student, except in the following situations:

  1. Το appropriate school officials and faculty, under the supervision of the Registrar Officer.
  2. Το potential employers or colleges and universities, which the student intends tο transfer, upon condition that the student be notified of the transfer, receive a copy of the record if desired, and have an opportunity for a hearing tο challenge the content of the record.
  3. Student Records: Το authorised representatives of the legitimate government agencies in Cyprus.
  4. Το a student’s financiall sponsor.
  5. Where the information is classified as directory information. The following categories of information have been designated by the College as directory information: student’s name, address, telephone listing, major programme of study, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent educational institution attended by the student, enrolment status (full or part-time), place and date of birth, date of admission, date of graduation, whether or not currently enrolled, classification (freshman, etc.) and whether the student has participated in officially recognized activities and sports sponsored by the College.

 

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