Whereas recent published data suggest that student grades are moving toward A's and B's being the most frequent grades, with C's declining significantly, and
Whereas colleges are experiencing increasing pressure to produce "successful" grades (variously defined), and
Whereas pressure from students to award higher grades is perceived by many to be accelerating, and
Whereas evidence of student success measured in criteria other than grades suggest that student ability to demonstrate mastery of course content is not accelerating, and
Whereas it is the responsibility of college instructors to accurately assess student course accomplishments with grades,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges affirm its commitment to fair and objective grading standards which respond to student performance without regard for extraneous pressure.
M/S/U DISPOSITION: Local senates