University of Regina students unsatisfied with grading options amid COVID-19

On Monday, the University of Regina (U of R) announced four options to choose from for each course students are enrolled in.

Those options include completing the course and receiving a final grade percentage, choosing to withdraw from the course with the grade not affecting the student, and also a pass-fail option, which would replace the percentage grade with a credit or no credit.

Many students believe these options are not in their best interest.

“There’s a lot going on in the world, and we are not going to be able to focus and do our schoolwork properly,” said Taralyn Fleuter, a fifth-year student at the University of Regina.

Fleuter believes that the university should look at the option of allowing students to use their current grade as their final grade.

“There’s a week left of classes, we have done the majority of our schoolwork and a lot of us have worked really hard on that, and you know a lot of us have also have recently lost our jobs, kids are at home, and there are a lot of students who aren’t lucky enough to have their own computers,” Fleuter said.

Before the announcement students created an online petition asking the U of R to change to a pass-fail grading system. This petition has 4,400 signatures.

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