(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- There are allegations that officials at Tennessee State University changed more than 100 students’ grades without the consent from the instructors, and the state Senate is holding hearings on these charges, according to The Tennessean.
TSU may be violating the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010, which calculates funding to public universities based partly on how many students receive degrees.
Disgruntled faculty members complained that it was unethical when they gave “incompletes” and their assessments were changed to letter grades for students in two introductory-level courses in contemporary mathematics and college algebra by TSU administrators.
These courses were given to incoming students in lieu of remedial classes that were banned by the state to help bring them up to speed for a college work load. Supplemental coursework was necessary to pass.
Not all of the students finished all the supplemental coursework, and those students were given incompletes by the instructors.
The Tennessee Board of Regents, decided to change the incompletes to letter grades based on the students’ college-level coursework performance.
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