Lehman Students Support Credit/No Credit Policy for Spring and Summer 2021

Lehman Students Support Credit/No Credit Policy for Spring and Summer 2021

March 3, 2021
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CUNY Lehman College Students
Signatures: 583Next Goal: 1,000
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Why this petition matters

Started by Sumana Ali

Lehman College

Student Legislative Assembly 

A resolution to enact credit or no credit (CR/NC) for Spring and Summer 2021 

WHEREAS, “the Covid-19 Flexible Grading Policy was designed in consultation with campus Presidents, Deans, the University Faculty Senate, the University Council of Registrars, and the University Student Senate to provide students with maximum flexibility during the ongoing and challenging transition of all courses to distance learning;” AND

WHEREAS, student constituent feedback to the Student Government Association indicated that student experience with distance learning continues to present significant struggles amid the pandemic; AND

WHEREAS, the reimplementation of the CR/NC provided a significant source of security among Lehman College students; AND

WHEREAS, Lehman College must safeguard its mission for educational accessibility and success to communities of color for the student body;

WHEREAS,  Lehman College has the discretion to extend the policy as necessary to meet public health emergency policies and practices; AND

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Lehman College Senate urge the reinstatement of the CR/NC option for Spring and Summer 2021 to support student academic success and well-being

BE IT RESOLVED that during the Spring and Summer 2021 semesters, all students shall have the option to convert any or all letter grades they earn in their classes to CR/NC grading; and be it further

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED students shall be able to make this decision up to 20 business days after the University’s final grade submission deadline. Once implemented, CR/NC option can not be reversed for the semesters. 

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, the student body at Lehman College demands the reimplementation of the Credit/No Credit policy for the SPRING and SUMMER 2021 semester.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Lehman College must provide academic advising, hold general workshops with Academic Advisors to talk about CR/NC, and other academic policies like INC to inform students about other grading policies.

This resolution was presented in the Student Legislative Assembly monthly meetings in February 2021 and supported by Student Government Association's elected representatives.

  Authored by Sumana Ali, Chair of Student Legislative Assembly 

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