The BFA General Assembly will be considering and voting on two proposed changes to current academic policies on grading at the February 3, 2022 meeting. On January 18 BFA Chair Tiffany Beechy sent an email to BFA Representatives asking them to share information regarding these changes with their constituents. Faculty are asked to send questions and suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org by January 30, 2022 in time for full consideration by Assembly for the meeting that week. The policies include the Grade Replacement Policy and the addition of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory to the current Pass/Pass+/Fail grading designation.
- Grade Replacement Policy Revision Proposal - January 14, 2022
- Addition of "Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory" Grading Basis - January 14, 2022
FAQ's On Proposed Changes to Academic Grading Policies
Answer: Since the adoption of the new policy students have complained about the replacement form and the deadline. Students from marginalized communities and disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to have more difficulty navigating yet another layer of bureaucracy, and are more likely to miss the deadline. Doing away with the need to opt in does away with the deadline, and makes it more likely that grade replacement benefits the students who need it.