Princeton curbing grade inflation

Princeton has been tackling grade inflation According to a news article from the University the proportion of A grades awarded has fallen from 47.9% in 2002-03 to 39.7% in 2008-09 following the introduction of a new grading policy: The policy, adopted by the faculty in April 2004 to curb grade inflation across the University, sets … Continue reading Princeton curbing grade inflation

How real is the concern over degree standards?

Guardian story: Take concern over degree standards seriously, universities warned Whilst MPs will always find ways to give VCs and universities a hard time, they can rarely be accused of getting too close to the serious issues. But where is the evidence for this huge public concern about degree standards? And are the responses the … Continue reading How real is the concern over degree standards?