Friday, August 8, 2014

Princeton Faculty Group Recommends Axing Policy That Limits A’s

The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 8th, 2014

A faculty committee at Princeton University has recommended that the institution scrap its policy limiting the A’s handed out by each department, over time, to 35 percent of grades.
The group, which was formed last fall by the university’s president, Christopher L. Eisgruber, concluded in a report that the 35-percent targets were “too often misinterpreted as quotas” and made students worry that “they are competing for a limited resource of A grades.”

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