Re: force

Jeffrey R Galin (galin+@PITT.EDU)
Wed, 21 Aug 1996 11:37:43 -0400

Sure all gradeless course would change the institution. But such
dramatic change rarely occurs within institutions, and until critical
mass is reached within any given institution, one course without grades
does little to change things. Besides, I don't think grades are the
problem. Grades are silly markers that, as Steve has pointed out, serve
numerous significant functions. Part of our job is to find ways of
evalutation that serve the students best, while still satisfying the
institutional need for grades. We have to choose our battles to conserve
our energy.

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On Wed, 21 Aug 1996, Suzanne Cherry wrote:

> JRG writes
> one gradeless class does not change the institution.
> I'm just wondering, would all gradeless classes change the institution?
> Suzanne