Why professors inflate grades: Because their jobs depend on it.
And yet, when it comes to assigning an end-of-semester letter value to their results, I am a grade-A milquetoast. It’s grading time once again, and I’m a softie as usual: Of my current 33 students, 20 are getting either A’s or A-minuses. Rebecca ...
FAU fraternities and sororities raise their GPA
After a 10 year period of little change in their GPA, fraternities and sororities have boosted their average from a low B-to a solid B-. While the letter grade may not have changed ... In spite of ranking below the typical FAU female (or student ...
A’ is for Average: Grade Inflation in America
It’s not that the current crop is that bright, it’s that honors is determined by grade point average. Because of runaway grade inflation, the average grade ... About three-fourths of all grades are “A”s or “B”s. Throw out the universal curve ...
So what is liberal arts, and why does everyone in America study it?
It seems like everyone in the States attends a “liberal ... assigned letter grades (A, B, C, D, F) which are associated with a percentage (for example: an A is worth 4.0). Instead of a class mark, students receive a Grade Point Average (GPA).
A Chat with Haas's Admissions Directors
Pete Johnson and Jett Pihakis are co-directors of MBA admissions at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business (No. 18 on BusinessWeek's 2000 Top 30 B-school list ... has a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.54, when the ...