There are no changes to the process for calculating and assigning grades for Spring 2020.
Note: in accordance with the Addendum to the Resolution Calling for Temporary Modification of Academic Policies Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic students are also eligible to request a grading basis of CR/NC for Summer 2020, as well. In addition, courses that ended prior to March 16, 2020 are not eligible to change the grading basis.
There are multiple grade outcomes for students who stop attending classes.
W: This grade is not assigned by faculty; it is assigned as a result of the student withdrawing from a class after add/drop and before census, or following an approved petition of an official withdrawal (see section on Course Withdrawals for more information).
WU: This grade is assigned by faculty to indicate that a student stopped attending early in the course, and as a result, the faculty member is not able to adequately assess student performance; it is known as an unauthorized withdrawal.
It is requested that faculty pay careful attention to assignment of WU grades this semester, since these will not be changed to NC (F grades will be automatically changed to NC).
The decision to assign an ‘I’ grade is up to you; you may access instructions on how to create an agreement with a student in PeopleSoft.
Please give strong consideration for students scheduled to graduate in May 2020 >to receive a letter grade or credit, rather than an ‘I’ grade.