Request for Khalifa University to modify their plans in relation to Final Exams and Final Grades for the fall semester.
This petition is in regard to the announcement that was sent saying the following, that the final exams will be on campus and the P/F grading mechanism will be a one-time thing where we choose the subject before we even proceed with the final exam. It is a major health risk to undertake the final exams on campus as the cases are still rising to this day and are not showing any sign of decreasing. Not to mention that some students have family members who are in the high-risk category, so not only are the students' health at stake but also their family members, according to the UAE government and the CDC criteria, its currently high-risk level. Secondly, having the examination on campus will change drastically the way the questions are being asked, which we have gotten used to over the course of the last 7 months. That’s due to the fact that online exam questions are completely different than if it were to be on campus. Moreover, the second major point is the new Pass/Fail system that is going to be implemented. It is completely unreasonable to it being before we do the final exam because that will defy the whole point of why it was implemented in the first place. Why would we as students choose a subject before we even know what we have received as a grade. Additionally, this is the first proper semester that is completely taught through online classes with students having up to 5-7 different subjects but are limited to only one that can be chosen to be a pass/fail. On the other hand, the spring semester which had all the subjects available for it when we only went through half of the semester online. Respectfully, please consider our request. Thank you.