Pass or Fail System

Pass or Fail System

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Quinton Aught started this petition to LSUS STUDENT BODY

Due to the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana , Louisiana State University- Shreveport suspended face to face classes and transitioned to online learning for the remainder of the semester. Students however, had no choice but to await further instructions during this unforeseen circumstance. When it comes to higher education, most students choose the traditional classroom setting rather than the online learning setting due to the many opportunities and resources presented. The transition to online learning has presented several negative effects. Due to the high amount of lengthy lecture videos, students are struggling to keep up with assignments causing them to be behind on the newly given ones. The transition to online learning can potentially lead to lower GPA's, more course withdrawals, and students dropping out. Another aspect to take into consideration is how the corona virus crisis has impacted students and their families. A number of students and their families have been laid off from their jobs due to this crisis. Students may also have family members who have contracted the virus. Is school really what students should be focused on during this these trying times with everything else going on? Luckily, a group of students have presented a solution that they hope the university will agree upon and enforce. These students are advocating for a Universal Pass system for the remainder of the semester. The system will give students the option to choose "Pass/Fail" as their grade for any course taken this semester due to the events that have taken place. The "P" for pass, seen by students on their transcripts, will reflect the unforeseen events that have occurred. As an alternative for the students that do not agree with the UP system, students can choose to continue on with online learning throughout the rest of the semester and have the courses count towards their GPA. This system is based on the Universal Pass system that was presented by students attending Yale to their administration. Pilots, I ask that you help me advocate for the frustration and concerns we all are experiencing. #Go Pilots

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