Grade inflation trends nationwide; but not an issue at Baruch
Published: Sunday, November 20, 2011
Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011 15:11
In cohesion with other mentioned departments, the Bert W. Wasserman department of Economics and Finance also holds no official stance towards grade inflation, except for some coordinated courses.
"We monitor all grade distributions every year and if some instructor's grade distribution stands out or we see grade inflation in a particular class, we talk to that instructor to tone it down," said Professor Kishore Tandon, the chairperson of the department.
Many Baruch students seem to share the same viewpoint that grade inflation is generally a bad practice.
For senior Kevin Cheng, Baruch's reputation as a competitive school made it an unlikely place for grade inflation to happen.
"Contrary to what other might believe, its very hard to get As in Baruch," said Cheng.
An ending remark from Professor Sam Johnson, who chairs the Psychology department basically summed up all the sentiments of all the commentators.
"From the complaints I hear from students I think grading at Baruch is pretty fair if not tough," said Johnson.