On April 13, 2011, the UO Senate passed the following motion:

Motion 11a: Discipline-specific rationales of grading standards. The University Senate moves to make discipline-specific rationales for grading standards publicly available. By the end of Fall 2011, each department and undergraduate program shall have formulated a rationale for its grading practices and posted this on its official website. Such rationales should articulate the general standards of academic achievement in a given discipline and not be formulated in a way that binds individual instructors. Departments should devote specific attention to A+ grades in their posted rationales. They should also discuss the degree to which grade inflation threatens to compromise their evaluation practices and, if appropriate, develop discipline-specific ways to address this problem. The Undergraduate Council will make these rationales easily accessible online and encourage conversations among different departments and programs as they formulate their rationales.

For further information, refer to the background documents, particularly the feedback and responses in the Undergraduate Council's Report on Grade Culture (June 3, 2010). The responses to this motion start midway through page 7.

DEPARTMENTS: When your rationale for grading practices is posted to your departmental website, forward the link to ugcproposals@uoregon.edu. These documents will be linked below as they are received. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact the Undergraduate Council via the same e-mail address.

List of Departments with links to grading practices (under development)


Accounting
Anthropology
Architecture
Art
Art History
Arts and Administration
Asian Studies
Biology
Business
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Cinema Studies
Classics
Comparative Literature
Computer & Information Science
Counseling Psychology & Human Services
Creative Writing
Dance
Decision Sciences
Digital Art





East Asian Languages & Literatures
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Finance
Folklore
Geography
Geological Sciences
German & Scandinavian
Historic Preservation
History
Human Physiology
International Studies
Journalism & Communication
Judaic Studies
Landscape Architecture
Linguistics



Management
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Planning, Public Policy & Management
Political Science
Product Design
Psychology
Religious Studies
Romance Languages
Russian
Sociology
Special Education & Clinical Sciences
Teacher Education
Theater Arts
Women's & Gender Studies