Grading Scale Change Effective Summer 2014

April 23, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

I am writing to remind you that the grading scale change that was approved by the University during the 2012-2013 academic year will take effect with the summer 2014 term (which includes minimester 2014). Many of the questions you may have related to this change are likely answered at the following website:

Be sure to look specifically at the Frequently Asked Questions page:

Most importantly, any instructor who intends to use minus grades must include these grades in the grading scale that is distributed to students in course syllabi. We must avoid a circumstance in which an instructor submits a minus grade but did not include this grade as a possibility within a course syllabus. In other words, please update your syllabus if you intend to use minus grades.

Thank you for paying careful attention to these matters as you prepare for summer 2014 and fall 2014 courses.


Wes Null