University Senate approves Pass/No Pass for GE courses

Submitted by Kris Boone, boone.3@osu.edu

On Thursday, University Senate approved a proposal that allows undergraduate students to use Pass/No Pass grading for General Education courses. The Rules of the University Faculty already allowed PA/NP grading for elective courses. The Grading Policy Changes for Autumn 2020 webpage explains the policy, extended deadlines and how students can request this grading for session 1 courses. The page will be updated to provide a form for semester-long and session 2 courses.

The Senate also approved a floor amendment that allows colleges and schools to offer PA/NP grading for courses required in majors, minors and programs. Vice Provost Beth Hume will be in touch this week to coordinate information about how each college plans to approach this issue.