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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

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Emergency Pass/Fail (EP/EF) Grades Option

(Note: Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 Only)

To help you do your best work in this time of unusual stress and change, we are providing a new grading option called Emergency Pass/Fail. Emergency Pass/Fail (EP/EF) Grades.  In the event of a major campus emergency, the Provost may authorize the conditions of use of these grades for undergraduate courses only.

Grades defined below:

Students may elect EP/EF conversions on a course-by-course basis. Upon such election, letter grades of C- or higher shall be converted to a passing grade of EP; grades of D+ or lower shall be converted to EF.

Students will have 3 days after the date on which final grades are due to choose to retain the assigned letter grade or to choose an EP/EF grade. This choice will be available on a course-by-course basis.

Credits earned with a grade of EP/EF are not included in the computation of grade point averages. Credits earned with a grade of EP shall count toward program-specific passing requirements and general education requirements. Moreover, a grade of EP shall satisfy the prerequisites of subsequent courses.

Transcripts that show a grade of EP/EF shall include a statement indicating that a state of campus emergency existed during the quarter in which the grade was posted. Credentialing for some programs/scholarships may require students to select the graded option.

Students should consult with their major advisor before choosing the EP/EF grade.


Temporary Internships Policy

(Effective Spring Quarter, 2020 or until further notice)

All internships sponsored by CWU whether required or elective, paid or unpaid, on-campus or off-campus, should be conducted in remote modalities, substituted for, extended (IP grade), or postponed.

In-person internship activities will be permitted only upon approval by the college dean. The following documentation must be submitted to the dean prior to approval:

  1. Written documentation that the facility is willing to accept a student intern. (an email is fine)
  2. Written documentation that a mentor/preceptor is willing to accept and work with the student intern. (an email is fine)
  3. Written documentation that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect employees and the student intern.
  4. Signed agreement from student indicating that they are willing to participate in the F2F internship experience.
  5. Written understanding that regional and state requirements related to Covid-19 will not be violated within the internship situation itself or in travel to and from the internship site.

In the case where the student is completing an internship where they are an established employee, proof of employment with start date, (2) and (4) above are required.

In the case of required internships that cannot be completed remotely, sponsoring departments will develop appropriate substitutions, including project- or research-based independent studies.

In the case of graduating seniors only, given completion of the 180 SCH required for graduation, an internship may be waived altogether, with approval of the student’s department chair and dean.

The policy excludes student teaching.

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