LSU Faculty Senate Delays Vote On New Grading System
The decision to put in a new grading system at LSU has now been postponed. The LSU Faculty Senate delayed the vote after some faculty members complained about the lack of time to discuss the plan prior to the scheduled vote, while others pointed out the change would cost the university money during a time of state budget cuts to colleges. The proposed "plus-and-minus grading system" would award different scores for "plus and minus" letter grades in classes. Those supporting the switch argued it would allow for more accuracy and flexibility in assigning final grades for students. On a 4.0 grade-point average scale, an "A-" would mean a 3.7 and a "B+" would score a 3.3 in the proposed change.