Pitzer Student Senate passed a resolution Nov. 1 endorsing a proposed opt-in pass/no credit grading policy for the fall 2020 semester, citing potential inequalities in students’ online learning environments.
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.
The 5Cs’ delays in announcing grading policies add more stress to students’ already-heavy burdens, TSL’s Editorial Board writes.
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 College faculty will vote Wednesday on a motion to grade students on a universal pass/no credit basis for the spring 2020 semester.
Harvey Mudd will allow students to see their final semester grades before its new pass/no credit grading deadline due to the coronavirus.
Students face a wide range of challenges in continuing classes. Pomona College needs to embrace universal pass/no credit to give everyone a fair chance.