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The Board of Trustees

Lincoln University, PA
 

RESOLUTION 194
November 20, 2004


ESTABLISHING A 4.00 GRADING SYSTEM AND                                                                 RES194_112004
RAISING REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION WITH HONORS

WHEREAS, Lincoln University has used a grading system that gives an A+ or establishes a 4.30 maximum grade for a course for many years; and

WHEREAS, Much discussion has been generated around the issue of grade inflation and the 4.30 (A+) maximum course grade contributing to a significant number of students graduating with cum, magna and summa cum laude; and

WHEREAS, Students with the present final cumulative average of 3.30 to 3.59 graduate cum laude; 3.60 to 3.79 graduate magna cum laude, and 3.80 and higher graduate summa cum laude; and

WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees is desirous of bringing Lincoln University’s grading system in line with most of the grading systems of present universities; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the maximum course grade be an A (4.00) at Lincoln University; and further

RESOLVED, That the minimum cum laude average be changed from 3.30 to 3.40; and further

RESOLVED, That this Resolution shall be implemented with the giving of the “A” grade for the Fall Semester 2005, and establishment of honor categories for the May 2006 graduates from the University; and further

RESOLVED, That a report on the number of honor graduates be provided to the Board of Trustees at the September meeting of the Board.

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