Credit/No-Credit Grading Basis for Faculty
NOTE TO OUR FACULTY: The following FAQs are designed to describe the spring 2020 grading basis options that will be available to our Titans to help them make the most appropriate grading basis choices amid the COVID-19 disruptions. Procedurally and for all courses except those exclusively established on a CR/NC grading basis, faculty members retain the authority to evaluate students’ final course performance on a letter grade basis (A through F, excluding courses established on a CR/NC grading basis. Students will have the period of May 22 to June 1, 2020 to opt out of the assigned course letter grade and choose its CR/NC grade equivalent. If no choice is selected by the students, the course letter grade will be the default grade. Students will be provided comprehensive advisement and information resources to help them make the best decisions possible, helping them to understand that before they choose they must be made aware of a number of consequences; the CR/NC grading option may or may not be beneficial to some individuals. Opting for CR/NC grades can have numerous effects for certain populations of students (such as veterans, financial aid recipients, students on academic probation, students repeating course to improve a prior grade, re-entry students in Extended Education, student-athletes, students in pre-licensure or credential programs, students in post-baccalaureate programs to prepare for professional school, etc.). Therefore, there will be a comprehensive communication campaign involving outreach by various measures under the CHECK BEFORE YOU CHOOSE! Grading Basis Campaign.