IIT: Improvement in Grade Communication between Students and Faculty
We, the students of Illinois Institute of Technology, feel the faculty needs to consistently post grades to Blackboard (or some other communication medium) in order for students to be able to take responsibility of their academic progress. The grades need to be properly weighted and averaged so that students can stay up-to-date on their mastery of the subject and their overall academic well-being. Grades assess a student's understanding of the material and when a student does not have access to their grades, they cannot determine if they need to change or continue their study habits. Having grades kept up-to-date will not only help student improve their study habits and time management, it also gives IIT staff the opportunity to check-in on students who are struggling and find the means to help them before it truly affects their academic standing. By signing this petition, the students of IIT are asking the faculty to maintain updated and accurate grades that are available online to all students. We ask that the grades are properly categorized and display an overall grade of the course thus far. We also ask that training be made available so that faculty can use Blackboard to its fullest potential.