Grade inflation is a hot topic of discussion across many campuses. In my talk at InstructureCon11 I mentioned the convergence of students wanting to take the path of least resistance and professors who don’t want to be dragged into the Dean’s office over the difference between a B+ and an A-.
Some of the information this graphic cites is from the book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. The worst experience a student could have in college is to sign up, never engage any extra-curricular activities, never join a club, never have a favorite professor and graduate with a string of C grades. Now that string of Cs is a string of As. Unfortunately, it seems like many more students than we think are having that exact experience.
This infographic shows some of the consequences.