Faculty Senate Votes to Add A+/C- to Grading Scale

Posted: May 4, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In a 26 to 13 vote at yesterday’s meeting, the Faculty Senate approved the addition of A+ and C- to the current undergraduate grading scale and the addition of A+ and B- to the graduate grading scale. The new grading scales will be effective in the fall of 2001.

Bob Ehrlich, Physics and Astronomy, who proposed the motion, explained that the A+ will be psychological–like an extra pat on the back for the best students–since it will only be worth 4.00 grade points. The C- will be worth 1.67 grade points. The C- grade will be considered satisfactory if it is given by George Mason or permitted to transfer to George Mason.

The graduate grading scale, which currently includes A, A-, B, and C, will now include A+, B-, and C-. The B- will be worth 2.67 grade points.

The Faculty Senate recessed at 4:15 p.m., and continues its meeting next Tuesday.

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