Topic: S/NC

Brown temporarily changes academic policies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown temporarily changes academic policies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020 1 comment

The University updated several academic policies following the move to remote learning and teaching in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and recent student and faculty concerns. Policy changes include an opportunity for individual students to modify their grading options.

Ruzicka ’21: Brown should make all courses S/NC while allowing grade petitions

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Ruzicka ’21: Brown should make all courses S/NC while allowing grade petitions

March 24, 2020 0 comments

Amid the panic and fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, college students everywhere have been left in limbo about the trajectory of their academic careers. The most prominent concern I have encountered among students is the impact the global crisis might have on their academic success.

Javaheri ’20: Against mandatory S/NC — why choice matters

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Javaheri ’20: Against mandatory S/NC — why choice matters

March 24, 2020 1 comment

In recent days, there has been a call for all courses to switch to mandatory S/NC grading as a measure to “achieve real equality,” claiming that the loss of our on-campus community and access to resources necessitates the implementation of a forced pass/fail semester.

Caira ’22: University classes in the creative arts should not be mandatory S/NC

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Caira ’22: University classes in the creative arts should not be mandatory S/NC

October 11, 2019 0 comments

The purpose of Brown’s Open Curriculum is to let students choose how to design their education. As a part of this curriculum, students can choose to take courses Satisfactory or No Credit if they want to explore a course out of their comfort zone.

Calvelli ’19: Exploration/No Credit

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Calvelli ’19: Exploration/No Credit

October 12, 2018 0 comments

On Oct. 2, the Sastifactory/No Credit deadline passed without much fanfare. Forty-nine years after its inception, the S/NC option is so ingrained in the Brown experience that it doesn’t stand out as abnormal.

Maden ’18: S/NC is a tool for self-care and equity

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Maden ’18: S/NC is a tool for self-care and equity

September 18, 2017 1 comment

The S/NC grading option is a cornerstone of Brown’s academic experience.