End of Term Resources

To: UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students,

From: Richard Hughey, Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Education and Global Engagement

Dear UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students,

As we near the end of the quarter, we recognize recent weeks have been stressful and challenging for all those involved with and impacted by the ongoing labor strike. We are aware that many undergraduate students have questions about grades and the possible impacts of delayed grades. We take these questions and concerns seriously and seek to provide as much clarity as possible as you prepare for final exams. We’ve assembled a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the potential impact of delayed grades. If you have questions beyond those answered in the list, we encourage you to make arrangements to talk with your college advisor.

Knowing there may still be questions, a team of academic advisors will be hosting special, daily Zoom Q&A sessions throughout finals week. For six hours each day, advisors will be available on a drop-in basis for all undergraduate students who have questions after reviewing the frequently asked questions.

Drop-in Zoom Q&A Session Details

Friday, Dec. 2: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Zoom Link

Monday, Dec. 5: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Zoom Link

Tuesday, Dec. 6: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Zoom Link

Wednesday, Dec. 7: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Zoom Link

Thursday, Dec. 8: 10 a.m - 4 p.m. | Zoom Link

Friday, Dec. 9: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Zoom Link

The faculty Academic Senate, through the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) has been delegated the responsibility to address grading policy and related issues. Yesterday, CEP offered a detailed response to three grade-related questions raised by Student Union Assembly (SUA) leaders during the Nov. 30 Academic Senate meeting. You can read CEP’s full response here. We will provide additional updates if the Academic Senate issues further guidance about fall 2022 grades.

As you complete your final projects and papers and prepare for final exams, we remain committed to supporting your learning and academic progress. If you have questions about adjustments to final exam format or to overall assessment / grading in any of your courses, please be in touch with your instructor. If you have questions about how delayed fall grades may impact you, please refer to the frequently asked questions list, contact your academic advisor, or attend a drop-in Zoom Q&A session. We want to be sure your questions are addressed.

I wish you the best of success as you finish the quarter.


Richard Hughey

Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Education and Global Engagement