« on: September 30, 2008, 06:56:59 PM »
just to provide some insight-- there has been a GREAT deal of talk on this in the last couple of days, and we are having a meeting this thursday, a town hall of sorts, to talk about the pros/cons of also applying it to current 1L's before we get our first semester grades.
Previously, most professors graded on a number scale, and converted that number into a letter grade based on the curve. Now, it will be the same in terms of the base grade, but the raw number score will be converted into larger categories-- honors, pass, low pass and fail. I've spoken with several of my professors, and most are for the new system- they think it will reduce the focus on exams/grades-- I personally am VERY happy about the new system-- if any of you have questions going forward, don't hesitate to ask.