February 21, 2000
Academic Senate asked to consider adopting UC's conventional grading system
By Karin Wanless
The meeting begins at 3 p.m. in Classroom Unit 2. The Senate's Committee on Educational Policy (CEP), which is proposing the legislation, wants to separate the issues of grades and UCSC's Narrative Evaluation System."This resolution is silent on the matter of narrative evaluations. The CEP believes that it would be most prudent to separate the two issues, so that the complex matter of narrative evaluations can be subsequently debated, as an entirely independent matter."
The CEP recommends that "no more than 25 percent of the UCSC course work applied toward graduation credit may be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis." This is equivalent to or stricter than all other UC campuses. The proposal introduces pluses and minuses for grades A, B, and C.
View the full text of the CEP's Proposed Amendments to the Regulations on Grading at UCSC).
Previous stories on the NES:
Debate on NES continues at Convocation on Teaching (Feb. 21, 2000)
on Teaching will focus on NES (Feb. 14, 2000)
Continuing the discussion of the NES (Jan. 10, 2000)
Senate narrowly postpones vote on narrative evaluations (Dec. 6, 1999)
Proposal to eliminate 'narratives' goes before Academic Senate (Nov. 22, 1999)