In an exclusive interview with TSL, Pomona College President G. Gabrielle Starr talked about grading and fall plans amid coronavirus.
The lack of an equitable grading policy at Claremont McKenna College — and student reactions to the new grading policy — highlight a lack of solidarity.
Claremont McKenna faculty will vote Friday on a motion allowing students to view their final grades before choosing credit/no credit grading.
Pomona faculty will re-vote on Friday on an A/no record/incomplete grading policy following technical difficulties at Wednesday’s meeting.
Pomona faculty voted down an A/no record/incomplete coronavirus grading policy, but otherwise failed to come to a consensus on a new policy.
Pomona barred students and reporters from a faculty meeting to decide coronavirus grading policy. This is unacceptable.
Pomona College faculty will vote Wednesday on a motion to grade students on a universal pass/no credit basis for the spring 2020 semester.
Scripps College students will have until May 6 to opt into pass/fail grading under a policy prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Pitzer students will have until May 15 to request a letter grade for their spring 2020 courses, which will be graded pass/fail by default.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, 5C students and their student governments are advocating for new grading policies they say promote equity.