A Request To Make Classes Pass Fail Due to the Coronavirus

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Hannah Wang
Hannah Wang signed this petition

Given the fact that Coronavirus has forced classes online, we believe that the appropriate action that the university should take is to make all classes pass fail and still count for their respective requirements. In reality many of these classes do not properly translate to an online environment. In addition many of the professors in our school, while being unbelievable forces in their fields, have very little to no experience managing courses online. Furthermore, the grading process will be severely limited and will place undo stress on to students who have much less control over their ability to properly prepare for exams. The benefits of implementing this administrative change severely outweigh the risks. It is much more fair to students that graduate schools and employers see "P's" on students' transcripts than potentially risking students getting grades well below their GPA potentially negating all the hard work they have done (and will do in the future), destroying their employment and graduate prospects. We hope that the University enacts this change to the benefit of the entire student community. 

Note: After receiving feedback from various students it would much better if the proposed change is an OPTION that all students can elect to pursue.