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Fact Sheet

The SE Policy MEANS

  • A quality academic process with increased student learning
  • Positive work ethics, motivation, attitudes, study habits, and responsibility
  • Students who earn an "A" in effort are more likely to learn
  • Students can earn an A, B, C, D, or F grade
  • It is more difficult to earn a satisfactory grade
  • An incentive is provided for students to put forth maximum effort in learning
  • Only Freshmen receive a warranty to receive a satisfactory grade, if they make an "A" in effort
  • No student could earn a degree solely because of effort
  • A potential increase in the value of the Benedict College degree and the employability of graduates
  • An enhancement of academic freedom; Faculty determine how effort is defined
  • Greater faculty efforts and more serious evaluation and instructional techniques

The SE Policy DOES NOT MEAN

  • A watered-down academic process with decreased learning
  • Poor work ethics, motivation, attitudes, study habits and responsibility
  • Students who earn an "A" in effort are least likely to learn
  • Students automatically earn a grade of "C"
  • Satisfactory grades are easier to earn
  • An incentive is provided for students who do not earn their grade
  • There is a guarantee for satisfactory grades after the freshman year
  • The Benedict College Degree will be awarded to unqualified students
  • A devalued Benedict College degree or the reduced employability of graduates
  • A diminishing of academic freedom; The administration determines how effort is defined
  • Lessened faculty efforts and less serious evaluation and instructional techniques

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