Monday, March 06, 2006

Bea Holton raises more questions about retake policy

Bea Holton posted a new question to the COLS list about the retake policy. It increases my doubts that we ever had a full accounting of this policy before it was passed by "our" faculty senate:

Here is here question:

Some of our courses are set up so that a student must earn a C or above to continue in a sequence. Yet my understanding is that students who receive a CD will not be able to repeat that class. Will they find themselves in an impossible position where they can't repeat the class but they can't move forward?

Seems odd that the chair of the biology department would not know the answer to such an important question BEFORE a policy comes into effect.


Anonymous said...

Didn't the policy you posted last week say that students with a CD or lower would be able to retake?

Anonymous said...

Yes, it did. Holton was confused.

Lake Winneblogo said...

The policy does say CD or below. I suppose that makes it a moot point.

It still is a bad policy that didn't have a thorough discussion before it was implemented.