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Resolution:
A Proposed Later Deadline for the Election of Pass/Fail Grading
BFA-R-10-0501

Boulder Faculty Assembly
Academic Affairs Committee Resolution:
A Proposed Later Deadline for the Election of Pass/Fail Grading

BFA-R-10-0501

Whereas:

The availability of pass/fail grading in non-required courses permits students to undertake challenging courses outside of the major area of study;

During the first two weeks of the semester, it is often difficult for a student to make an informed decision on whether pass/fail grading is an appropriate option.

Be it resolved that:

The Boulder Faculty Assembly endorses a proposal to move the deadline for a student to change the status of a course from pass/fail grading to a letter grade or vice versa. The BFA recommends that this deadline be set to the same deadline for dropping a course with the instructor's signature. We recommend that the election of the pass/fail option be available to students without the instructor's signature. We endorse the continuing policy that each academic unit may place limits on the number and types of courses that may be used to satisfy degree requirements.

From BFA Committee:
  Academic Affairs
Notice of Motion to Executive Committee:
  April 9, 2001
Approved for forwarding to the BFA :
  April 9, 2001
Notice of Motion to the BFA:
  May 3, 2001
Amended:
  May 3, 2001
Approved by the BFA:
  May 3, 2001
Approved by the Council of Assistant & Associate Deans:
June 18, 2001
Recommended implementation by the Registrar's Office:
  Fall 2002

Responses from other schools about their pass/fail deadlines