With University of Wisconsin-La Crosse classes being transitioned to an online platform for the remainder of the semester, many students have concerns about if they will transition well. Some students have been proposing to making the remainder of the spring 2020 semester a pass/fail grading system.
UWL student Charlie Faude has created a petition on Change.org to have the remainder of spring 2020 classes be graded on a pass/fail system.
“This is a difficult time for every individual at the university, student or staff. While the student body is grateful that we are still able to take classes, the same quality of learning is simply not possible online. Beyond the difficulties of learning online, at this time there are many other factors that will be challenging for students:
UW-Madison has recently changed its grading system to a pass/fail system.
“Many students do not have the ability to learn online and this is why we are petitioning for UW to change this semester’s grading system to a Pass-Fail system,” said Sydney Stark who made the petition on Change.org. “During this time, students have to focus on their health and an online learning environment only adds an extra amount of stress that is unfair to students.”