Thursday, March 14th from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m in KIPJ – I
****THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED****
Many studies report that grade inflation is on the rise across much of higher education. The reasons cited for this growing trend include institutional pressure to retain students, increased attention and sensitivity to students’ personal crisis situations, and fear of poor student evaluations important in tenure and promotion, or rehiring in the case of adjunct faculty. According to researchers, gradeinflation can have serious results such as decreasing the value and importance of a college degree and academic honors, providing inconsistent and inaccurate information to potential employers about the skills of a university’s graduates, and responding dishonestly to individual students about their academic strengths and weaknesses.
Please join us for this luncheon discussion to examine grade inflation at our own institution, and its potential consequences. We will also consider some solutions that have been implemented at other institutions
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