UAlberta, NAIT students petition for more options amid blanketed pass/fail grading changes

March 27, 2020

Students at the University of Alberta and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology have launched petitions regarding the institutions’ decisions to temporarily shift to a pass/fail grading system. The UAlberta petition states that “this change will erase the hard work of students who have exerted their intellectual might all semester to achieve their desired mark.” The petition then proposes that the school allows students the option of accepting their grade or opting for the pass/fail option. The NAIT petition raises similar concerns, emphasizing that the change will affect graduating students’ GPAs. NAIT fourth-year student Deanna Bauder told Global News that this is her final semester and the grading system change will not allow her to graduate with honours. Global News | DH News (AB)