Make all classes pass/fail in Evergreen Community College due to concerns about COVID-19.

Make all classes pass/fail in Evergreen Community College due to concerns about COVID-19.

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Kaitlyn Martin started this petition to EVC faculty and staff and

Given the fact that Coronavirus has forced classes to be online, the appropriate action that EVC should take is to allow the students to choose if their classes will be graded on a pass/fail scale. All classes should still count for their respective requirements.

In reality, many of these classes do not properly translate to an online environment. Additionally, many of the professors in EVC, while being unbelievable forces in their fields, have very little to no experience managing courses online. Furthermore, many classes have been shortened half or even less of the original amount of hours. For the science classes, the labs have also been suspended, forcing many students to adjust to the new changes.

Furthermore, the grading process will be severely limited and will place undo stress on to students who have much less control over their ability to properly prepare for exams. Not everyone has access to the internet or a suitable laptop/computer to be able to enter the Zoom meeting. Because of the shelter in place, many of the students have their own children or things to take care of now that they can’t work anymore. As a result of that, the participation for many classes is half or way less than half the amount of students that signed up for that class.

The benefits of implementing this administrative change severely outweigh the risks. It is much more fair to students that graduate schools and for employers see "P's" on students' transcripts than potentially risking students getting grades well below their GPA. This potentially negates all the hard work the students have done (and will do in the future), destroying their employment and graduate prospects. We hope that EVC enacts this change to the benefit of the entire student community. 

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