Provost Wendell Pritchett announced the change and the suspension of the 2019-2020 Dean's List in a Thursday afternoon email to Penn undergraduates.
Some professors say they do not use the tracking feature to take graded attendance but rather to check in on students who are not regularly viewing the lectures.
Currently, Penn allows students to change their courses to pass/fail grading until April 13, the earliest opt-in pass/fail deadline in the Ivy League by more than two weeks.
Penn Abroad anticipates there will be travel restrictions that affect fall semester study abroad programs. Currently, multiple countries have implemented restrictions on incoming travelers from the United States.
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In a live discussion with Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett, Gutmann will offer her perspective on the actions of global leaders as well as Penn’s response to the crisis.
George Washington University professor Silvio Waisbord spoke about the online intimidation of journalists in a virtual event hosted by the Annenberg School for Communication.
To celebrate Women's History Month, the group published three new pages and added new information to 20 other Wikipedia articles about notable Penn-affiliated women.
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, five Ivy League schools — including Penn — have implemented an opt-in pass/fail policy, while three are mandatory pass/fail.
Harvard University, Stanford University, and Columbia University have established policies that make all classes graded on a pass/fail, pass/no credit, or satisfactory/no credit basis.
Students commended the school's transparency in the decision-making process and thanked the school for listening to student opinion before making a final decision.
Students praised the lecture, which analyzed policies intended to combat the coronavirus and their economic impacts, for its interdisciplinary approach.
Some lab classes were canceled altogether, while others were replaced with pre-recorded videos of professors and teaching-assistants performing the labs.
Penn's first week of online classes was not without technological issues. But many students praised professors for their dedication and compassion amidst COVID-19.
Academically Based Community Service course professors are grappling with how to redesign their classes in light of Penn shifting to virtual instruction due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger announced in an email to Penn law students on Wednesday that the new grading system will apply to all law students and full-semester classes.
The seminar will examine the history of European-style pantomime and the social and political impacts of Chaplin’s twentieth-century silent films.
For many professors, the first day of virtual classes, conducted via online platforms like Zoom, went well despite worries that virtual learning would detract from the quality of instruction.
Some lab classes have been canceled altogether while others will require students to watch and analyze pre-recorded videos of their teaching assistants completing the labs.
Some students praised the policy's flexibility but demand an extended deadline to choose pass/fail, while others claimed students in less privileged environments during the coronavirus pandemic will continue to be at a disadvantage.