Faculty Governance Information
This page has been created to provide information on some
faculty's concerns about faculty governance at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Information on Grading Reform at UNC
Here are several links to useful information on grading reform at UNC.
Contextual Grade Reporting (current UNC policy)
- Powerpoint slides from presentation at Faculty Council, 3/28/2014
- Sample transcripts for Contextual Grade Reporting (old but they give a general sense)
- Discussion of Grading Trends at UNC-CH: A Timeline by Anne Whisnant
- Grading Policy Options October 9, 2009
- Policy resolution on exploring grading policy reforms, passed October 9, 2009
- Policy resolution on contextual grading, passed at the April 23, 2010, Faculty Countil meeting
Implementation resolution on contextual grading, passed at the April 15, 2011, Faculty Council meeting
Press coverage on grading reform
- A Quest to Explain What Grades Really Mean, New York Times December 25, 2010
- A Stab at Deflating Grades, Inside Higher Ed April 19, 2011
- UC Berkeley may combat grade inflation through new system, The Daily Californian March 11, 2013
- Offsetting Grade Inflation, Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
- An Explanation of UNC's New 'Context Grading', WFAE Radio
- UNC's New Grading system Could Show What That 'A' Is Really Worth, WUNC Radio
- To Fight Grade Inflation in the Humanities, Add Context, by Andrew J. Perrin. Chronicle of Higher Education July 21, 2014.
In 2006 and 2007, I sent candidates for faculty elections a short
questionnaire allowing them to state their views on faculty
governance. These pages
contain information about the questions asked of, and
the responses received from, candidates for
faculty elections. More information about the elections themselves may
be found at the Faculty Council's website,
Achievement Index (NOT a current policy or proposal)
The Achievement Index was proposed in 2007 as an approach to grade reform. It was defeated and is not under consideration at UNC.
Other Faculty Governance Issues
Andrew J. Perrin
Last modified: Fri Apr 27 10:30:00 EDT 2007