Harvey Mudd College faculty will vote on a motion Thursday that would close faculty meetings to students without faculty permission.
Scripps College’s Faculty Executive Committee is recommending that faculty consider reducing students’ workload from Oct. 21-23 in response to student burnout from the condensed online semester and absence of fall break.
Pomona College became the first of the 5Cs to prohibit all relationships between faculty and students when the college’s board of trustees approved a new policy in May.
Ahead of a meeting Wednesday to address faculty’s objections to Pomona College’s recent decision to furlough staff members, the Faculty Executive Committee released a statement denouncing the college’s decision.
Scripps faculty voted to make pass/no record grading the default for spring 2020, but maintained a letter grade option.
Scripps administrators warned they’d ask the Board of Trustees to overrule a universal A policy if the faculty passes it Thursday.
Pomona barred students and reporters from a faculty meeting to decide coronavirus grading policy. This is unacceptable.
Relationships between students and faculty/staff at Pomona College are currently permitted under certain conditions. But they may not be come 2020, as the school plans to review and possibly change the policy.