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Professor Nick Carnes on the Shift to Pass/Fail Grading for PUBPOL155, The Chronicle

Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy has decided to transition the grading system for its introductory course to a pass/fail system starting in the fall of 2023. The course, which is a requirement for public policy majors, is currently graded on a letter-grade scale. The decision to transition to a pass/fail system was made in response to student feedback, which indicated that the letter-grade system added unnecessary stress and pressure to the course. Continue reading