Health Care Student Grading Equality

Health Care Student Grading Equality

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Erica Collins started this petition to Dean of Health Profession Shawn McNamara and

To Whom It May Concern:
 
            As healthcare students, we are held at a higher exam grade average. Our exam average must be 75% or higher to continue on in the program, where-as others can receive 70% and still receive a “C”.  Amid this Covid-19 crisis in the United States, all education has been forced to be taught in a remote setting. This does not only take away our hands-on experiences, but also the normalcy that we have become accustomed to. Tests are being given in a different format, with no tools that were previously given such as, scrap paper, highlighting, flagging, and crossing out wrong answers (ExamSoft). Not only has our format of learning/testing changed, our daily routine has changed.
With a state-wide shutdown, many of us are homeschooling our children, countless have lost their jobs with no way to pay for upcoming bills, and everyone is uncertain of when this crisis is going to end. On top of this, we are trying to maintain our own education with the higher grading standards set in place. As the healthcare system crumbles under our feet, we are still here. We remain brave during this time and will continue to strive towards being the best healthcare providers for the future of this country.
            As we move forward using an online setting, healthcare students are respectfully demanding to be treated on an equal grading policy in all classes of the Spring 2020 semester and remainder of remote learning. If we must all convert to the same online learning policies, we must all be treated equally in grading policies. There are too many variables and factors that can affect our grades during this time of a worldwide pandemic. Finances, home-life, testing accommodations for the disabled, and lack of day-care are all top concerns.  We are asking for you to advocate and show compassion other than telling us to withdraw or repeat the course when face to face resumes.
 
Sincerely,
 
Health Profession Students of Community College of Baltimore

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