Give All Hendrix College Students A's During This Crisis

Give All Hendrix College Students A's During This Crisis

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Elliot Jackson started this petition to Hendrix College

As the faculty, staff, and student body of Hendrix College collectively experience widespread trauma in light of the pandemic, it is unreasonable to expect students to also worry that their grades may slip due to their new stressors and new responsibilities.  Retaining the current grading system is inequitable.

Retaining the current grading system does a disservice to the students who, due to this crisis, will have to work twice as hard to do half as well.

Online classes should continue.  Learning and community are more important now than ever.  In an already turbulent time, however, students should be attending classes for the love of learning, not for the fear of penalization. 

There is no way to adequately control for all the new academic barriers the pandemic has put in place for students. There is no equitable way to assign grades based on the limited window into our lives that you can see on a screen.

Every morning, Hendrix students wake up in a world where we have to double check what we hear from every news source, battling the exhaustion of constant isolation.  Some of us are in unsafe home environments.  Some of us suddenly have limited access to food, water, healthcare, and other amenities.  Some of us have unreliable Internet access.  Some of us don't know how we're going to pay rent.  Many of us have lost jobs.  Some of us are handling new responsibilities at home, while others are on their own for the first time in our lives.  Some of us are worried our families will die.  Some of us are at risk and worried that we will die.  Before this crisis ends, it is likely that we will lose members of our community.

Due to the unequal pressures the current grading system puts on the members of our community hardest hit by this crisis, Hendrix College needs to act as a stabilizing force in its students' lives and assign all students A's in every class for the spring 2020 semester.

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