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ERIC Number: ED017071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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THE STATUS OF PASS-FAIL OPTIONS AT TWENTY-TWO COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. A REPORT.
HEWITT, RAYMOND G.
FROM INFORMATION OBTAINED BY QUESTIONNAIRES FROM 20 OF 25 PROVOSTS OR ACADEMIC VICE-PRESIDENTS, THIS SURVEY REPORT OUTLINES MAIN FEATURES OF THE PASS-FAIL OPTION AS OFFERED AT NINE COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES AND THE EXTENT TO WHICH SUCH AN OPTION IS BEING CONSIDERED BY OTHER SCHOOLS. WHILE CONSIDERABLE VARIATION IN SPECIFIC PASS-FAIL PROGRAMS IS REPORTED, GENERAL PRACTICES INCLUDE--(1) FRESHMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED THE OPTION, (2) STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED ONE PASS-FAIL COURSE A TERM, WITH A LIMIT TO NUMBER OF CREDITS ALLOWED AND NO SUCH CREDITS TO BE EARNED IN A STUDENT'S MAJOR FIELD, (3) INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS OR DEPARTMENTS DECIDE WHICH COURSES ARE PASS-FAIL, AND (4) THE GPA IS AFFECTED BY FAIL, BUT NOT BY PASS. APPENDICES INCLUDE A SUMMARY OF RESPONSES AND AN OUTLINE OF THE PASS-FAIL GRADING SYSTEM AT THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Office of Institutional Studies.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Amherst)