Petition update

Victory! Students will have the opportunity to switch classes to pass/fail

Isaac Reese
United States

Mar 20, 2020 — Hey everyone!

Thank you all again for signing this petition. Dr. Daniel Reed, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, has announced that starting on March 23 students will have the option to select classes to be graded on a pass/fail system rather than the traditional letter grade to accommodate students facing extraordinary circumstances and extraordinary times. This must be done by April 10. Your school email has details on how this will be done and where to go to make the switch.

Below is a portion from Dr. Reed's email that is the most crucial part to read. A link to his video announcement is also included.

"We hope offering this additional option will accommodate most student needs at this time. For those of you who have been working toward and counting on a letter grade, you will be able to claim that academic achievement. For students whose changing life circumstances and the transition to online education have disrupted lab work, design projects or other requirements, a credit/no-credit grade will provide the credit you need without negatively affecting your GPAs. You will have until April 10 to designate which course(s) you wish to convert to credit/no-credit. Any courses not designated by that date will receive a traditional letter grade. All courses taken as credit/no-credit this semester will count toward your major and other college or department graduation requirements."

Students raised their voices by signing this petition and together as a student body we were able to demand change and get change. This is an amazing feat to get those in power to listen. As most of us are social-isolating you should be proud of yourself for sharing this link around in any way you did. We may be six feet apart but that did not stop us. Thank you again and I wish you the best for the remainder of the semester.

Isaac Reese

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