Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What's worse than an "F"? Canadian university comes up with an answer

The Chronicle of Higher Ed is reporting that good 'ol Simon Fraser U. in British Columbia (aka "Beautiful B.C.") has approved a new grade called "FD" which stands for "failure for academic dishonesty."  The new grade is intended to serve as a veritable "Scarlet Letter" for those caught cheating and will remain on a student's transcript for two years after they are dismissed at which point it will convert to a plain old "F." 

Tell us, America, what you think of this idea from our good neighbors to the north.  Please feel free to leave your comments below.

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl)

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I'm all for it. Cheating is completely distasteful. By the time you reach college if you don't respect the academic community enough to be honest and do your own work you've got fairly serious ethical problems.

Posted by: Diana | Jun 24, 2009 2:28:47 PM

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