Lehigh University - Pass Fail option Spring 2021

Lehigh University - Pass Fail option Spring 2021

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Thanos Kougionis started this petition to Lehigh Students

The ongoing pandemic has posed a slew of academic challenges for us university students. With this being the third semester that we take part in remote learning, many of us are finding it difficult to keep up the same performance we once had while taking classes. 

Remote students might not have the proper resources or internet connection for their classes. Oftentimes they may have to share spaces with their family members, leading to distractions and a suboptimal learning environment. 

The instability of the campus closing and re-opening due to the surges in cases mirrors the same instability we are currently facing in our lives. As we lack the same social connections we once had, our collective mental health is in a decline and we can feel it affecting our work. Sometimes, it even feels as if certain classes are demanding an increased workload despite the absence of a break this semester.

For these reasons, it is important that we recognize that a pass/fail grading option could be the source of stress relief that we desperately need. We would like for Lehigh University to join Penn State and other universities in providing a pass/fail grading option for the Spring semester to better the mental health of its students. 

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