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Sunday, March 7, 2021


Effect of plus/minus on GPAs still unknown

The full effect of the plus/minus grading system on students' GPAs remains unknown a year after its implementation, university officials said.

Nowell Donovan, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, said the number of teachers who use the plus/minus system is unknown. He said the system was originally implemented by faculty to create a grading system that was more fair. He said he expects most professors will move to the plus/minus system within two or three years.

Donovan said higher quality universities tend to have a plus/minus system.

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