Legitimate Student Expectations Statement
The following statement of legitimate student expectations
to which Marquette University regularly aspires was
adopted by the Academic Senate at its meeting of March
31, 1976. It was amended in 1991.
- The university shall publish the general qualifications
for establishing and maintaining acceptable academic
standing within the university and all degree
requirements for particular curricula and major and
minor fields of study.
- The university shall, not later than the time of course
registration, identify the regular faculty who are to teach
each course offered. In sectioned courses, if a member
of the regular faculty identified to teach a section is
changed after registration, any student enrolled in that
section may change sections if possible.
- Each faculty person shall, normally not later than the
first class period in the course, inform the students
enrolled in the course of:
a. The course objectives.
b. Requirements respecting books and materials,
class preparation, attendance and participation,
and papers, quizzes, and examinations.
c. Methods of evaluating student performance,
including specifically the elements considered in
- The university shall preserve and protect each
student’s right to question and to challenge data,
conclusions and opinions of their respective faculty
and fellow students, subject to such reasonable
requirements of academic order as may be established
by the faculty in charge of their courses.
- Academic grades shall be based solely on academic
performance and, where appropriate, professional
performance. Some colleges may include
class attendance in courses offered as a measure of
academic performance. The university shall maintain
procedures for the review of grades alleged to be
based on computational inaccuracies or improper
- The university shall recognize the right of each student
to review and discuss his/her academic performance
with those who teach his/her courses.
- Each faculty person shall observe whatever rules have
been officially established by the university, or his or
her college or program, on academic matters such as
the scheduling and administering of examinations. The
university and/or the college or program shall see that
all such rules are appropriately promulgated to both
faculty and students.