Univ of Wisconsin grading policy

  • tj85016

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    Jul 24, 2014 8:19 PM GMT
    I really don't see how this is a positive development in instilling a sense of accomplishment or pride for any of it's students if your grades are simply jacked up or down to fulfill a quota

    "Especially shocking is the language about “equity” in the distribution of grades. Professors, instead of just awarding the grade that each student earns, would apparently have to adjust them so that academically weaker, “historically underrepresented racial/ethnic” students perform at the same level and receive the same grades as academically stronger students."

    http://eagnews.org/report-university-of-wisconsin-madison-mulls-diversity-based-grading/
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    Jul 24, 2014 8:27 PM GMT
    This is a rabid Right Wing site. You really should post a disclaimer that this is not real reporting, but political propaganda.
  • tj85016

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    Jul 24, 2014 8:34 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThis is a rabid Right Wing site. You really should post a disclaimer that this is not real reporting, but political propaganda.


    so what if it is? people are still thinking this way. you're saying this is not true?

    and what the hell is the difference between a Right Wing site and a Left Wing site? Nothing - the Left has just the same amount of crazy bullshit as the Right

    http://www.popecenter.org/commentaries/article.html?id=3039#.U9FuIPldVSj
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    Jul 24, 2014 8:40 PM GMT
    tj85016 said
    Art_Deco saidThis is a rabid Right Wing site. You really should post a disclaimer that this is not real reporting, but political propaganda.

    so what if it is? people are still thinking this way. you're saying this is not true?

    Exactly. I question whether it is an accurate reporting of the facts. A rabid Right Wing site cannot be trusted to say anything remotely truthful.
  • tj85016

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    Jul 24, 2014 8:50 PM GMT
    ^^

    oh well, here's the awful thruth - it was all, in fact, voted in by the Faculty Senate

    God forbid the NYT or CNN cover it

    http://diversityframework.wisc.edu/documents/FrameworkforDiversityMay192014_2.pdf
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    Jul 24, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
    tj85016 said^^

    oh well, here's the awful thruth - it was all, in fact, voted in by the Faculty Senate

    God forbid the NYT or CNN cover it

    http://diversityframework.wisc.edu/documents/FrameworkforDiversityMay192014_2.pdf

    I read the entire thing. Please tell us where the "awful truth" was.

    And there were parts not approved, still being discussed.
  • tj85016

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    Jul 24, 2014 11:29 PM GMT
    ^^

    Representational Equity: Proportional participation of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups at all levels of an institution, including high status special programs, high-demand majors, and in the distribution of grades.

    http://www.uwsa.edu/ideass/inclusive-excellence/definitions-for-inclusive-excellence/