Toward Accurate Student Performance Evaluation: Symbol for Unofficial Withdrawal

Spring
1997
Topic: 
Grading
Committee: 
Educational Policies Committee

Resolution 14.1 S95 calls for the Executive Committee to develop a proposal for a symbol other than an F to indicate when a student separated from a course without officially withdrawing. The concern is that an examination of student outcomes may incorrectly lead the faculty to change curriculum or pedagogy in light of student failures recorded instead of an official withdrawal. The resolution calls for the value of the grade to be zero in the calculation of the GPA.