A merit-based grading system like that at Hogwarts from the Harry Potter series may be worth considering, says Ben Reicher PO ’22.
Scripps faculty voted to make pass/no record grading the default for spring 2020, but maintained a letter grade option.
Pitzer faculty voted Wednesday to move to a universal pass/no record policy that makes passed classes equivalent to As for students’ GPAs.
Scripps administrators warned they’d ask the Board of Trustees to overrule a universal A policy if the faculty passes it Thursday.
Pomona faculty voted to adopt universal pass/“no record pandemic” grading for spring 2020, the only one of the 5Cs to eliminate letter grades.
Claremont McKenna College students will have until May 26 to request credit/no credit grades, after final grades are released May 22.
The 5Cs’ delays in announcing grading policies add more stress to students’ already-heavy burdens, TSL’s Editorial Board writes.
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.