UC Berkeley College of Engineering last to announce changes to fall grading policy

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The College of Engineering is the only undergraduate college at UC Berkeley that has not yet determined whether a pass/no pass, or P/NP, grading option will be allowed for the 2020 fall semester. According to ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President Nicole Anyanwu, more than 1,800 students are in favor of a P/NP policy.

After UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, or CED, announced a pass/no pass, or P/NP, grading alternative for the 2020 fall semester Saturday, UC Berkeley College of Engineering, or COE, is now the only campus undergraduate college that has yet to determine whether or not a P/NP policy will be adopted in light of the pandemic.
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A student looking stressed in lecture looking at their schedule

Stop glorifying UC Berkeley’s workaholic stress culture

CAMPUS ISSUES: On this college campus, professors and administrators must encourage learning — not academic burnout

A recent tweet criticizing a UC Berkeley electrical engineering and computer sciences professor’s proposed 80-hour weekly academic workload has outraged many community members. But this incident is symptomatic of a larger issue: the toxic work culture on this campus. UC Berkeley is often stereotyped as the “workaholic” UC campus, and it’s time for the community to acknowledge how harmful that title really is.
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