Better grading system or “pass or fail” for MDC ( Miami Dade College)

Better grading system or “pass or fail” for MDC ( Miami Dade College)

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Julia Diaz started this petition to Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College decided to move to remote learning starting March 30th more than midway through spring semester 2020. The reason behind this sudden change was the outbreak of COVID-19 which isn’t allowing us to attend on-campus classes. Professor have actually make it harder when transitioning online and altered their syllabus heavily. We, the students, ask for help because it’s already hard being a college student. 
The purpose of this petition is for professors to give a curve OR “pass or fail” or grade upon completion. 
The reasons are listed below. 
- Attending online : This May be the first time for professors and students to use programs that allow them to engage in educational lectures. People chose in-class lectures because it can be more educational to them. Doing college online can be extremely difficult as well as having to manage all their classes online. 
- Stressful situations : help reduce stress on college students as they are focused on many other sticky situations. Some college students have anxiety, stress, or depression. Staying focus can be very hard for them. On top of that, they have other things to be concerned about . Many students have lost their jobs and some are even without pay. Being a full- student and being an adult is very difficult. 

- At-home factors : student experiencing unstable housing, unreliable internet, and taking care of family members. 
- The “experience” : online classes will never be compared to face to face classes.  Students may face lack of understand to some material. There are classes that can’t even be taken online because they are too hard to be online. 

“Other universities, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced that they would be changing their grading policy to pass/fail as a result of COVID-19 being a significant disruption (outline in Article 2.64 of their rules and regulations manual).” - source coming from another posted petition. 

Miami Dade College is an extraordinary institution that growing everyday. It’s a great community college that gives good quality education to students that are striving for greatness. I would like to thank all the professors to transitioning to remote learning and always trying their best, We, the students, are simply asking for help through these tough times as we are facing that extremely difficult situation. 

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