GRADE CHANGE COMMITTEE

1997-1998 Annual Report

Richard Clodfelter, Chair

 

 

The table that follows itemizes the grade changes that were requested, rejected, and approved during the 1997-1998 academic year:

 

            SEPT     OCT   NOV   DEC   FEB   MAR    APR  APR  JUNE  TOTALS

                                                        28

Requested 112 84 33 17 151 103 41 46 192 779
                     
Rejected 11 12 2 0 7 12 0 4 14 62
                     
Approved 101 72 31 17 144 91 41 42 178 717

 

The table that follows itemizes the grade changes that were requested, rejected, and approved during the last seven years:

 

  Requested Rejected Approved Percent Approved
         
1997-98 779 62 717 92.0%
1996-97 862 58 804 93.2%
1995-96 1016 95 923 90.8%
1994-95 804 64 740 92.0%
1993-94 880 88 792 90.0%
1992-93 884 89 795 89.9%
1991-92 815 45 770 94.4%

 

The Chair appreciates the dedicated work of all grade change committee members: Ken Fleak, Ernest Wiggins, Lisa Martin-Stuart, and Jon Wardrip. The attendance at this year's meetings was extremely high with all meetings having the needed quorum.

For 1998-99, Ernest Wiggins will serve as Chair. Ken Fleak is replaced by Thomas Stanford. The Committee members wish to issue special thanks to Jeanna Luker, Faculty Senate Office, for her handling of the massive amount of paperwork associated with the Committee and her helpful advice throughout the year.

The large majority of grade changes were justified by computation or transcription error. The majority of the rejected grade changes were due to faculty members attempting to assign a W to a grade that was reported as an F. All faculty members need to be aware that this type of change must be approved by the Scholastic Standards and Petitions Committee of the College in which the student is enrolled BEFORE coming to the Grade Change Committee.


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