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Grades and Grading Systems

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Title Date Summary
1 Exceptionalism over acceptance
Frasher--Iris (Class of 2017)
Northern Iowan 112:17, p.3
10/26/2015 Columnist Jesse Moeller looks at the recent trends in grade inflation; photo.
2 Depression hits home in Cedar Falls
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:42, p.1
3/6/2014 Talks about the rates of students suffering from depression and the types of issues they face. Gives statistics for the three Iowa state schools.
3 Focus on learning, not grades
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:35, p.3
2/10/2014 Says students need to focus on learning the material rather than just getting good grades. Many students get through classes by memorizing and doing just enough work to get by. Instead of just striving for an "A", students should learn the material.
4 Students First
Northern Iowa Today 97:1, p.19
1/1/2014 Athletes maintain 3.12 GPA, which is higher than that of the general student population; women's basketball team does especially well; academic progress rate is also good; photo.
5 Crowdsourcing: Peer assessments in the classroom
Gibbs--Hannah Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:12, p.1
10/8/2013 Many professors are implementing peer evaluations and grading into the classroom. Not all professors agree that peer grading is the best approach, but many see that it can be beneficial in some circumstances.
6 UNI professor's research finds texting in class results in lower grades
Public Relations News Release 2012:312, p.1
6/4/2013 Professor Clayson's article finds students who texted in class receive lower grades. Studies show most students thought they could multitask, but Clausen said the idea is largely untrue. Teachers will need to consider how they will handle texting.
7 Faculty Senate debates access to course graduation distribution
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:14, p.1
10/12/2012 Senate shows support of making grade distributions more public. Senate members discuss concerns and implications of this decision. Business student gives supporting opinion.
8 Book offers students answers to good grades
Northern Iowan 95:44, p.9
3/22/2011 120-page book by Darrin King will help students maintain good grade point averages and increase study skills; book is purchased via Internet.
9 Why settle for a C?
Northern Iowan 106:52, p.4
4/23/2010 An appreciation for the value of high grades.
10 Stick 'em up
French--Larissa A. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 2008:28, p.5
1/15/2010 Advice students that good grades do make a difference. A college education is something no one can take away from you. The "real world" is coming hard and fast; employment is just around the corner.
11 Depression associated with lower GPAs
Wendt--Alyssa Catherine (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:25, p.5
12/4/2009 Stress in the life of a college student is normal. Depression is also common. Treatment for depression results in a reduced drop-out rate. Many students are not treated. Loneliness goes hand in hand with depression. Interaction with others helps.
12 Students' grades go up , effort goes down
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:21, p.1
11/10/2009 Grade inflation cited as having a negative effect on student motivation and is one of many symptoms of a decline in academic rigor; photo.
13 The College Eye
Northern Iowan 106:1, p.11
8/28/2009 New column examines urban legends. The relationship between a roommate's suicide and the grade point for the semester of the survivor are not related.
14 Withdrawing the waste from our courses
Aunspach--Chase Steven (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:1, p.9
8/28/2009 Questions policy for dropping classes. Believes process is considered too easy for those not doing well in a course; deadline for dropping classes should be earlier in the semester.
15 Bragging about laziness
Krob--Nicholas Joseph (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:50, p.3
4/17/2009 Discussion with fellow college students revealed many have not set future career goals, place a low emphasis on grades, and possess a weak work ethic. Luckily these traits strengthen as the student grows older.
16 We put off writing a title for this editorial
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:45, p.5
3/31/2009 A student's final grade in a course is ultimately up to the individual. To improve grades, students should ask about extra credit, ask questions in class, take advantage of a professor's office hours, and study.
17 Last semester's GPA lower than expected?
Strong--Jocelyn Jane (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:29, p.10
1/23/2009 Attending classes, taking advantage of participation points, and staying organized and on top of your assignments will help raise grades. Contacting professors for clarification of questions is also important.
18 UNI student-athletes excel in classroom
Northern Iowa Today 92:2, p.23
11/1/2008 Over half of athletes earned at least a 3.0 GPA in spring 2008; one fourth were on a Dean's List.
19 Women's basketball
Parrott--Megan (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:1, p.15
8/24/2007 Women's basketball team had a combined GPA of 3.624, placing them second in the top 25 team honor roll. Nate Oakland named assistant coach.
20 GPA isn't critical to a job search
Schissel--Adam (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 103:18, p.9
10/27/2006 Employers take personality, work experience, activities, and GPA into account when looking for employees. GPA may be more important in some companies; such as accounting; photo.
21 Teacher evaluations create classroom popularity contest; research confirms link between students' grades and how they evaluate their instructors
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
6/5/2006 Semester-long study at UNI showed link between good grades and positive opinion about instructor.
22 An honorable system?
Moore--Mark D. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 102:53, p.8
4/21/2006 Expresses concerns about the higher requirements for May graduates to qualify for academic honors.
23 Are attendance policies necessary?
Gerling--Taylor R. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:35, p.9
2/7/2006 Wonders if attendance should be part of grading system in college.
24 Grading curve a bit sharp in some instances
Holzmueller--Kate (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:29, p.5
1/13/2006 Wonders why some courses and professors are more difficult than others.
25 Enrollment down but students still like summer classes
Schindel--Christine (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 101:58, p.1
6/24/2005 Summer school is a good way to stay on track to graduate or to raise GPA, but fewer students enroll every summer.
26 What's wrong with being average?
Musgrave--Matt (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:37, p.7
2/15/2005 Believes people see being "average" as negative; discusses the notion of a letter grade of C, which is average, as being bad.
27 Keeping the grade; tougher accountability for student athletes
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 101:31, p.1
1/25/2005 The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has enacted stricter requirements for graduation and grade point average for student athletes. UNI has set its own standards that are above those of the NCAA.
28 Surpassing low standards
Northern Iowan 101:31, p.5
1/25/2005 Editorial applauds the efforts of UNI student athletes who surpass academic standards, but criticizes the national standards set for student athletes.
29 Does your degree really matter?
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 101:27, p.9
12/7/2004 Michael Poll gave a lecture entitled "Straight A's Won't Get You the Job"; photo.
30 Cost of sheepskin climbs, value drops
Blodgett--Clifford L. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 100:37, p.7
2/17/2004 Student apathy and declining work ethic from previous generations described as a serious problem in the college setting.
31 Athletes balance school and sports for winning combination
Szeszycki--Emily (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 100:31, p.13
1/27/2004 UNI student-athletes earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA for the fall 2003 semester; photo.
32 NCAA recertifies UNI athletics program with conditions
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
11/20/2003 Student equity and minority plans explained as the two areas of concern preventing full certification and how the lack of state funding makes their resolution difficult.
33 Work and play may contribute to academic performance in high school, says UNI professor
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
10/19/2003 Research has found a correlation between class performance and outside activities up to 20 hours.
34 NISG questions $5,000 service over free options
Gerling--Taylor R. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 100:4, p.6
9/12/2003 Senator Andrew Lietzow encouraged the endorsement of a free Internet service to rate professors, but President Lerda believes a free service does not need NISG backing and offered the idea of receiving the same type of service through the university.
35 Point leaders on and off field
Glasnapp--Brandie L. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 100:4, p.15
9/12/2003 Fifteen students participating in athletics were honored for receiving 4.0 GPAs last semester.
36 UNI athletes achieve impressive academic record
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
8/1/2003 The cumulative athletic GPA for Spring 2003 reached 3.06, even without an athletic academic advisor on campus.
37 Athletes achieve impressive academic record
Northern Iowa Today 87:2, p.14
7/1/2003 Intercollegiate athletes have a 3.06 cumulative grade point average.
38 Northern Iowa names area students to 2002 fall semester Dean's List
Public Relations News Release 2002:301, p.1
2/4/2003 Students who have made the fall 2002 Dean's list are listed.
39 Long hours may lower GPA
Public Relations News Release 2001:460, p.1
4/29/2002 The correlation between working long hours and academic performance will be discussed.
40 Living on-campus could improve grades; degree completion also among benefits of residence halls
Krastel--Laura (class of 2002)
Northern Iowan 98:42, p.1
3/8/2002 Students who live in the residence halls are more likely to graduate in four years, and also have higher GPA's than other students.
41 Budget cuts affect means of grade reporting for students
Weiskircher--Heidi B. (Classes of 2005 and 2006)
Northern Iowan 98:29, p.6
1/18/2002 Discusses the new policy to report grades on the Internet or over the phone, instead of mailing them to students.
42 UNI leads Iowa's state universities in grade inflation
Northern Iowan 98:2, p.1
9/7/2001 Officials say grade inflation is not a problem at UNI.
43 'C' isn't average anymore
Walk--Christian P. (Student--1998-2002)
Northern Iowan 97:34, p.10
2/2/2001 Comments on recent changes in the student GPA at UNI.
44 Athletes honored for perfect GPAs
Hardin--Brent (Class of 2001)
Northern Iowan 97:32, p.24
1/26/2001 List of seven UNI student athletes who have perfect 4.0 GPAs.
45 What should we expect from our student-athletes?
Northern Iowan 97:30, p.7
1/13/2001 Believes that universities should hold student-athletes accountable for their grades.
46 Are grades really that bad?
Northern Iowan 97:9, p.6
9/26/2000 Discusses the purpose of grades.
47 Big year of changes for UNI
Copley--Jaime R. (Class of 1999)
Northern Iowan 95:55, p.1
4/30/1999 Highlights from year include Stein's liquor license, Panther Shuttle, peaceful Homecoming, $3.6 million gift from the Alderman estate, death of Sue Follon, Kits for Kosovo, construction, and technological advances; photo.
48 Student grades just a phone call away
McCurley--Lynn A. (Class of 2001)
Northern Iowan 95:26, p.1
12/4/1998 Students will be able to get access to their grades via telephone and Internet.
49 Grades to be easier for students to access
McCurley--Lynn A. (Class of 2001)
Northern Iowan 95:21, p.4
11/10/1998 Students will be able to access grades over Internet through Access UNI and Voice FX Company.
50 Grade distribution modified; students assigned viewing times
McCurley--Lynn A. (Class of 2001)
Northern Iowan 94:53, p.2
4/24/1998 Students may view their grades via the Internet at assigned times according to their social security number.


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