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Pitt implements ‘compromise’ of two grading policy changes amid pandemic

Pitt implements ‘compromise’ of two grading policy changes amid pandemic

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor November 25, 2020
Pitt will introduce two changes to its grading policies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in what student leaders are calling a “compromise” after many pushed for a continuation of policies introduced last spring to compensate for a more difficult academic environment.
Thousands sign petition urging S/NC grading option at the end of the semester.

Thousands sign petition urging S/NC grading option at the end of the semester.

By Betul Tuncer, For The Pitt News November 18, 2020
A petition urging Pitt to adopt a more lenient grading policy amid the COVID-19 pandemic has gathered nearly 2,600 signatures in a week. Pitt spokesperson Kevin Zwick didn’t directly respond to questions about the proposed S/NC option.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Pitt to allow students to exchange letter grades for either a satisfactory/no credit mark for spring semester courses.

Students must consult with academic adviser to change courses to satisfactory/no credit

By Charlotte Pearse, Staff Writer April 15, 2020
University Registrar Patti Mathay said students have one week to request to change their letter grade to either S or NC once final letter grades are posted on May 4. She said students should work with their academic adviser or respective school’s dean’s office to process the change.
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