In an email to students this evening, Dean of Barnard College, Avis Hinkson, announced the rollout of the new P/D/F policy effective immediately for Barnard students. The major change of this new policy is that students will now be able to uncover grades from classes that they initially chose to Pass/Fail. This brings the new policy in line with the current standards in Columbia College.
The full email can be found below:
Dear Barnard Students,
I write to inform you that, effective Fall 2016, the College will implement a new policy regarding Pass/D/Fail.
This policy, passed by a vote of the Faculty on May 2, 2016, will replace the old policy for all students.
The major change that defines the new policy is the removal of the restriction against uncovering grades. Effective Fall 2016, all students who elect P/D/F will be able to uncover their grade until the program filing deadline of the semester following the one in which P/D/F was elected.
The new and current policy may be found at http://barnard.edu/registrar/b
arnard-coursework/pass-d-fail, and additional important details are outlined.
The Committee on Instruction (COI) and the Faculty are pleased with these changes and look forward to implementing the new policy.
Thank you, and have a wonderful semester.
Dean of the College