Offer Credit / No Credit Option

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The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has affected over 3,300 people in Canada (688 in Ontario) and 35 people have died (13 in Ontario).

Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber must put the health and safety of their students first - not their grades. Students should focus on taking care of themselves and their loved ones - not their GPA.

Both schools have shown a sign of humanity by offering an Emergency Financial Relief Fund. They must continue supporting students by illustrating compassion towards final course grades.

The University of Toronto, Ryerson University, York University, the University of Waterloo, the University of Calgary, and other post-secondary educational institutions have given students the option of keeping their final course grade or getting credit / no credit (with their final grade not impacting their GPA or appearing on their transcript).

Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber should offer a Credit/No Credit (CR/NCR) program which gives students the option to gain credit for a course, without the course grade counting towards the students’ GPA. Students who have achieved a 50 percent or higher in the course can get Credit (CR) or students who have a 49 percent or lower can get No Credit (NCR).

Final grade of 50% or higher = keep the grade or get 'Credit (CR)'
Final grade of 49% or lower = keep the grade or get 'No Credit (NCR)'

Students paid to have classes in-person, not online. Students paid to be taught by professors, not to teach themselves online. Not every student can learn online or is comfortable with it.

President Chris Whitaker (Humber) and Vice-Provost John Walsh (Guelph-Humber) do the right thing and put the health and safety of your students first.

What is more important? A students' GPA or their health?