Grading, Student Equity, and Developing Senate Guidelines

Fall
2006
Resolution Number: 
14.02
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Grading
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges supports quality education for all students in a fair and equitable manner;

Whereas, There can be vast differences between grade distributions for students taking the same course with different instructors, formats and lengths;

Whereas, Online professor ranking services are demanding grade distributions from institutions and students are making their choices based upon these sources; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recognizes the primacy and importance of academic freedom to assign grades;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a set of "best practices" for local academic senates with regard to grade distribution and rigor of academic programs. MSR Disposition: Revise resolution (eg: model discussion questions - not model grade distribution) and bring back in Spring 2007.

Summary: 
Develop a set of "best practices" for local academic senates with regard to grade distribution and rigor of academic programs.
Status Report: 

Revised and sent back to the author.