Re: grades

Linda Driskill (driskila@RUF.RICE.EDU)
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 22:07:29 -0500

Although grades may be odious to some of us, students rely on them to
decide whether to drop courses and at our university a professor who does
not give students reasonable feedback about how they are doing in the
course before the drop deadline is considered to be negligent. Indeed, one
young woman threatened to sue because a professor had chosen not to give
grades and she had not dropped a course in which she was a making a grade
that would not help her get into medical school. This is a somewhat
different twist on the usual positions attributed to students.