BP 4231 Grade Changes - Board Policies, Chapter 4 Academic Affairs

  • References: Education Code Sections 76224 and 76232; Title 5 Section 55025
  • Approved: 6/16/10

The President/Superintendent shall implement procedures to assure the accuracy and integrity of all grades awarded by faculty. The procedures shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Assurance that in the absence of mistake, bad faith, fraud or incompetence, the grades awarded by faculty shall be final.
  • Procedures for students to challenge the correctness of a grade.
  • The installation of security measures to protect grade records and grade storage systems from unauthorized access.
  • Limitations on access to grade records and grade storage systems.
  • Discipline for students or staff who are found to have gained access to grade records without proper authorization or to have changed grades without proper authorization.
  • Notice to students, faculty, transfer institutions, accreditation agencies and law enforcement agencies if unauthorized access to grade records and grade storage systems is discovered to have occurred.

See Administrative Procedure #4231.

Also see BP 3310, Records Retention and Destruction and BP/AP 5040, Student Records.