Dean’s Corner

January 22, 2015

Meaningful Grading Practices

This past fall the Faculty approved changes to the University’s grading policy, removing the percentage targets for A-range grades. The revised policy charges each department with articulating meaningful grading standards for work within its discipline. To that end, the Office of the Dean of the College convened a series of meetings with departmental representatives to begin the conversation about what constitutes meaningful grading practices across the disciplines. We expect these discussions to continue in the spring as each department completes the work of articulating its criteria for the assessment of undergraduate work.

In adopting these changes, we aim to give students a... Read more…