It is our philosophy that March Intensive should be a time when students can learn for learning's sake — minus the pressure of grades. That said, March Intensive will not last as a program if students (and their parents) think of this week as a vacation week. For that reason, instructors will be evaluating students based upon their level of participation, and these participation marks will be noted on students' transcripts.
= Successful Participation
is assigned if a student constructively participates for all 4 days (or has an excused absence for 1 - 2 days) and completes all course requirements (e.g., related readings, projects, and/or written reflections).
NP = Non-participation
is assigned if a student has an excused absence for 3 - 4 days or is excused from participation altogether.
UP = Unsuccessful Participation
is assigned if a student has an unexcused absence for 1 or more days, was present but did not constructively participate, or failed to complete the course requirements (e.g., related readings, projects, and/or written reflections).
Students receive one mark for March Intensive per year. A mark of "UP" for a half-day course results in an overall mark of "UP" for that year.
If a student is not constructively participating, instructors will notify the student of his or her potential "UP" status.
Any student who receives an "NP" or "UP" will be placed at the bottom of the lottery for their class in the following year.