Grade inflation watch: Why ignorance is a problem

“In my last post, I discussed two examples of how administrators contribute to the problem of grade inflation, either by implementing policies that inadvertently put pressures on professors to assign higher grades, or deliberately, by arbitrarily raising the grades of entire classes to keep specific students happy. In the later case, inflation is complaint-driven as individual administrators try to ‘keep the customers happy,’ by overturning a professor’s grades in a course, thereby interfering with that professor’s attempt to maintain certain standards …” (more)

[Ivory Tower Blues, 23 April]

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