Grading & Rubrics

Students are expected to uphold Gonzaga University’s high standards of academic honesty. Academic misconduct is subject to an academic penalty by the course instructor and/or a disciplinary sanction by the University. All students need to be familiar with the Academic Honesty Policy.

Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty and in cases where it is confirmed, students will loose all credit for the respective assignment. Please note that ALL written work in this class must clearly and carefully acknowledge any sources of information consulted. This includes, but is not limited to course readings, news articles/stories, and any information from online sources. As this is an upper-level course, I expect that you are familiar with proper citation procedures and formatting. Further, all written submissions for this course must be double spaced, and in APA style (APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition Revised). Guidance may also be found here.

Gonzaga University MAOL Grading Scale
94-100%          = A      = sustained creative and critical inquiry of subject
90-93%            = A-     = usually creative and critical inquiry of subject
87-89%            = B+    = substantial understanding and integration of material
84-86%            = B      = adequate general understanding of material
80-83%            = B-     = below what is expected of a graduate student

In addition, the faculty has collaborated to construct rubrics for class papers, the candidacy paper, and the dissertation. The rubrics are provided below to help students to understand some of the points of analysis faculty use in analyzing doctoral level scholarly work.


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All Are Welcome Here