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ERIC Number: EJ895254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
A Court Case Analysis of Administrative versus Faculty Grading Rights
Bates, Homer L.; Waldrup, Bobby E.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v7 n5 p25-30 May 2010
Since 1940, when the AAUP formally defined academic freedom (AAUP, 1984), most faculty members believe they have the final authority in assigning course grades to their students. Faculty members may be surprised that several recent court decisions have concluded that college and university administrators have the right to change grades initially assigned by faculty. This manuscript examines faculty members' rights to assign student grades within the context of academic freedom. Several important recent court decisions on student grading and grade changes are summarized and discussed. Based on these decisions, recommendations are made for both faculty and college and university administrators regarding the assignment of student grades and the student grade appeals process. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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