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Faculty Senate

Consultative session on reporting of course grade distributions

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Present such facts as are needed to establish the importance of the problem your petition addresses and to indicate its present status: 

The distribution of grades within a given course (or individual section) is a matter of public record. Under open records laws, the University must furnish such information to anyone who requests it. The University has furnished such information to private companies for about 10 years. (For an example, see

Registrar Patton would like to discuss whether such data should be made available via UNI's website and, if so, what restrictions should be placed on it. This could be made available only to professors, to facilitate assessment of student learning within programs or LAC areas. It could also be made available more broadly to students or the public.

Upload Petition Facts: 
Clearly indicate the action you wish the Senate to take relative to your petition, beginning with the phrase, "Therefore, be it resolved....": 

Therefore, be it resolved that Registrar Phil Patton will consult with the Senate about posting course grade distributions.

Final Action Taken: 
No further action taken.
Meeting Date: 
Sep 24, 2012