XULA Students should have the Pass/Fail Option for Fall 2020

XULA Students should have the Pass/Fail Option for Fall 2020

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Mya Dowdell started this petition to Xavier University of Louisiana Administration and

This petition is supporting the belief that students at Xavier University of Louisiana should have the option to pass/fail their courses for the Fall 2020 semester. This semester has brought numerous challenges and hardships to students. With everything going on, including the consequences of the pandemic, students have a difficult time focusing and properly indulging in their studies. The mental health of Xavier students matter and should be strongly acknowledged when considering this. 

According to a study done by researchers at Arizona State University, COVID-19 also nearly doubled the gap between higher- and lower-income students' expected GPAs. In a pool of over 1,500 students, the study also showed that about half of respondents reported a decrease in their study hours and academic performance due to the pandemic, although one-quarter of students increased their study time by more than four hours per week. (Source: https://www.nber.org/papers/w27392)

In conclusion, students at Xavier University deserve the option to pass/fail their courses for the Fall 2020 semester. Students have a lot of weight of their shoulders because of the pandemic, hurricane season, and a variety of personal situations. 

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