In an email on Monday, Provost Ian Baucom announced that students will be able to choose from credit / general credit / and no credit grading options. This announcement comes following the fatal shooting of three U.Va. students on Grounds. Following these events, the University made class attendance no longer mandatory, as well as suspending graded assignments until after Thanksgiving break. The University likewise announced that it will not be establishing any University-wide guidance on assignments in the post-Thanksgiving period, as they had previously done in the week preceding Thanksgiving break.
Baucom expressed, “To ease the return to classes after Thanksgiving break, the University will offer additional grading options for undergraduate students this semester.”
Students are able to elect the credit / general credit / and no credit grading options in January after reviewing their grades. This option will not be made available for courses at Darden, Law, and Medicine.
At the end of the announcement, Baucom addressed the community saying, “As we turn to Thanksgiving while in the midst of grievous loss, I am thankful for you, thankful for the compassion and devotion you have shown to one another, and, above all, thankful for the memory of Devin, D’Sean, and Lavel, whose sparkling lives endure in your commitment to them.”