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ACADEMIC SYSTEM USED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

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STAPS EVALUATION METHODS

SPECIFIC MEASURES IN THE FACULTY OF SPORTS SCIENCES

 

1. The evaluation measures will be put up on student noticeboards at most one month after their courses begin.

 

2. For every unit which provides ECTS (teaching unit (UE) or theme, for example), evaluation occurs fully via continuous assessment except for students who have specific status (working students, students categorised as high-level athletes, students with disabilities) who have made the relevant requests at administrative level.

 

3. If you pass any element on your course which provides ECTS, this element is definitively passed.

 

4. Any students who are absent from an evaluation, whoever they may be, receives a mark of ABI (Unjustified Absence) or ABJ (Justified ABsence); in both cases a mark of 0 is used for all calculations.

 

5. If students miss any continuous assessment evaluations, they may take the test at the end of the semester alongside the students with specific status and the mark obtained will replace the mark of the missed continuous assessment evaluation. In order to do so, students must enrol with the examinations service before the start of the examination session for students with specific status.

 

6. Consideration of attendance: for teaching units in which attendance is taken into account, an absence rate of more than 25% makes it impossible to evaluate the expected level of skill (student considered as having failed) so a mark of 0 is given for continuous assessment and the student is evaluated in the second examination period. For example, this represents: a maximum of two absences in ten sessions or one absence in five sessions. For all other teaching units, attendance cannot be taken into account for evaluation in any way.

 

7. Students who have been absent for long periods for health reasons or due to injury can, subject to certification by the Nice University preventative medicine service, be evaluated by special dispensation during the examination period for students with specific status. Students must inform the examination service prior to the start of the examination period for students with specific status.

 

8. For each teaching unit which provides ECTS and is subject to continuous assessment, the final mark must be the average of at least two marks for an amount of time lower than or equal to 20 hours (or a quantity of credits, i.e. ECTS lower than or equal to 2) and at least 3 marks for an amount of time above 20 hours (or a quantity of credits higher than 2). Concerning the relative weighting of marks for calculation of an average for a teaching unit which provides ECTS: for 2 marks: maximum 60%, minimum 40%; for 3 marks: maximum 50%, minimum 20%; for 4 marks and over: maximum 40%.

 

9. For bachelor's degrees

 

9.1. Compensation is integral and automatic between teaching units which provide ECTS in a single semester. The final mark for the semester is the average of the units which provide ECTS weighted according to their coefficients (coefficient = ECTS). A semester is considered as having been passed if the final mark is equal to or higher than 10/20, if not it is considered as deferred. If the semester has not been passed, the teaching units which provide ECTS in which students have obtained a mark equal to or higher than 10/20 are considered as having been passed. No other teaching unit which provides ECTS is considered as having been passed and no other mark is retained for the retake of the year which may follow. (Compensation between semesters is definitive five days after publication of results, unless the student rejects this in written form addressed to our Administrative Services.)

 

9.2. Compensation is integral and automatic between the two semesters (odd then even) of a university year. The final mark for the year is the average of the final marks for the two semesters. The year is considered as having been passed if the final mark is equal to or higher than 10/20, if not it is considered as deferred. (Compensation between semesters is definitive five days after publication of results, unless the student rejects this in written form addressed to our Administrative Services.)

 

9.3. All students who did not pass their semester during the first assessment period can try again during the second period. When a student takes a second period evaluation, the mark obtained in this second period for a teaching unit which provides ECTS replaced the mark obtained in the first period.

 

9.4. Personalised progression rule: a student who is retaking a year and who has amassed a sufficient number of credits in a semester, will be allowed to follow lessons for the semester which corresponds to the following year. This is limited to a total of 30 credits per semester and only for lessons which are compatible with the time table for the year the student is enrolled for. Authorisation and the lesson programme adapted to each student will be determined by the director of the year group and diploma. No student can follow lessons from the following year or participate in evaluations without such authorisation.

 

10. For a Master's degree:

 

10.1. Compensation applies between teaching units which provide ECTS in a single semester with the exception of the dissertation teaching unit which cannot be compensated and cannot compensate other units.

 

10.2. A semester is considered as having been passed if the final mark obtained is equal to or higher than 10/20, if not it is considered as deferred. If the semester has not been passed, teaching units which provide ECTS for which the marks obtained are equal to or higher than 10/20 are considered as having been passed. No other teaching unit which provides ECTS is considered as having been passed and no other mark is retained for the retake of the year which may follow. (Compensation between semesters is definitive five days after publication of results, unless the student rejects this in written form addressed to our Administrative Services.)

 

10.3. The two semesters of a university year cannot be used to compensate each other. The final mark is the average of the final marks of the two semesters. The year is considered as having been passed if each semester is passed independently.

 

10.4. In the 2nd year of a Master's degree, les evaluations take place as a final examination in a single period (no second evaluation period).

 

11. For University Diplomas

 

The compensation rules within a single semester and between semesters depend on the course being taken. If nothing is indicated in the evaluation method for the course, the method corresponding to bachelor's degrees applies.

 

12. Anti-plagiarism, applies to all courses:

"Students who hand in assignments, dissertations or any written document intended to assess their skills and knowledge within the framework of their course must ensure that the work does not contain any plagiarised paragraphs, sentences or passages. Students must ensure that sources used are referenced in the written document they provide. Students can face sanctions and/or a disciplinary process in proven cases of plagiarism. Plagiarism can be considered as fraud."

 

13. Students with specific status:

 

13.1. The status of High Level Athlete (SHN) is requested by students for the semester or for the year from the Director of High Level Sport for the Sports Science Faculty who will serve as the intermediary with the Nice University High Level Athlete Committee. This can only be done at the start of a semester or year. Only the Nice University High Level Athlete Committee can make decisions regarding this status and the coordinator for the year group in question is informed in case of validation. Students can then request special dispensation from attendance of tutorials/practical exercises for the teaching units which provide ECTS of their choice. In such case, students are only assessed via a final examination during the examination period reserved for students with specific status (SP period) and any possible marks from continuous assessment are ignored. This choice is definitive and cannot be modified during the semester with no exceptions.

 

13.2. The status of working student is requested by students for the semester and the request must be addressed to our Administrative Services only at the start of the semester (deadlines are published by our Administrative Services). If this status is validated by our Administrative Services, the coordinator for the year in question is informed. If this status is refused by out Administrative Services, it can still be granted as special dispensation by the UFR's Director of Studies. This status allows students special dispensation from attending tutorials/practical exercises for the teaching units which provide ECTS of their choice. For these teaching units which provide ECTS, students are only assessed via a final examination and any possible marks from continuous assessment are ignored. This choice is definitive and cannot be modified during the semester with no exceptions.

 

13.3. The status of Disabled Student can be requested by students for the semester or for the year from the Disabled Students' Reception Unit (Cellule d'Accueil des Étudiants Handicapés - CAÉH). Only the CAÉH can take this decision and the coordinator for the year in question is informed in case of validation. In their dossier, students can request partial or total dispensation from attending tutorials/practicals exercises. In this case, they will only be assessed via a final examination and any possible marks from continuing assessment are ignored.

 

13.4. High Level Athletes, Working Students and Disabled Students who have requested it will only take final examinations during the examination period for students with special status for teaching units which provide ECTS of their choice and they only evaluated on these.

 

14. Semester, year and diploma Juries are sovereign.