The ASUW Academics, Technology, and Sustainability Committee has been hard at work completing in depth research on this issue. Senator Josh Materi from the College of Arts & Science, the Chair of this Committee, has put together a Status Report which details this research. Please reference the Status Report from Senator Materi for the Committee’s recommendations regarding how to overhaul and/or improve the current plus/minus grading system here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxvHE7ovI2jQWVkxbTF0cG1SRWc/view?usp=sharing.
The ASUW Student Government will continue to look at how to best address this issue moving forward. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ASUW Student Government at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will periodically update this issue with any progress made.
ASUW Director of Institutional Development Robert WestElyse Nicole Robinette commented
The plus minus scale is an absolute joke. It is not uniform across the board which adds to its inadequacy as a fair grading scale. Some of my professors decided a 96% is an A while others set 92% as an A. Furthermore as an engineering student, receiving a 96% in a class is a rather impossible task. I believe the hard work to earn an A should be reflected in a 4.0 GPA. Why are you trying to reinvent something that has been in place for years and followed by the vast majority of schools? Go back to the old system which is fair to everyone.Elyse Nicole Robinette supported this idea ·