The A+ Grading initiative was raised by the Student Government Association.
Actions & Discussions
Kurtis Frizzell: A+ initiative: Faculty Senate will write an official letter of no objection; advisors agreed to support the initiative as well; tomorrow is a meeting with University-wide committee with advisors to receive approval; meeting with Provost next week
Kurtis Frizzell: The A+ Initiative will be presented at meetings this month.
Kurtis Frizzell: Research on the +/- grading system has been completed and the SGA will make its formal presentation to the Faculty Senate in August or September.
Graduate schools used to look down on GPAs higher than 4.0 and so they will deflate them; some faculty have argued that there is no such thing as a perfect grade therefore A+ not necessary
Some students get the disadvantage of an A- but not the benefit of A+. Some teachers apply A+ to 98-100 but this system will benefit those who go above and beyond.