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Don’t fret the end of semester scaries

Don’t fret the end of semester scaries

Donald Escamilla Jr.

November 20, 2019

We are now in the final weeks of the Fall 2019 semester, and tensions are high for a lot of students. Teachers are dumping every assignment they have into these last weeks such as projects, homework and essays, not to mention finals are right around the corner. The pressure is on. Keep this in mind though:...

A(+) permanent solution

Illustration by Emmanuelle Maher

Editorial Board

October 23, 2019

A uniform grading system across all departments in the form of a plus/minus system needs to be implemented at UTSA. Currently, each department can decide whether to use a plus/minus system or a whole-letter system. Consistent grading systems are important for students who are applying for graduate work...

Faculty senate votes on plus/minus grading

Faculty senate votes on plus/minus grading

Joseph Torres

October 23, 2019

UTSA’s Faculty Senate voted against the Joint Committee on Plus/Minus Grading’s (JPMC) recommendation of a “complete discontinuation of the plus/minus grading system at UTSA” on Oct. 17. The JPCM, composed of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty from multiple colleges at UTSA,...

Sometimes, making the grade misses the point

Justice Lovin

March 22, 2016

With the beginning of a new semester comes new courses, new professors and with them new grading systems for students to adjust to. Some professors prefer to assign letter grades, others rubrics with specific point allocations, but in most - if not all - cases, there is an attempt to make a quantifie...