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That “F” on your university transcript isn’t the worst that could happen

Simon Fraser University introduces grade worse than failure


 

Turns out, there is such a thing as a grade that’s worse than “F”—at least, there is if you go to Simon Fraser University. SFU’s grade of “FD” will stand for “failure with dishonesty” and will be given to students who are caught cheating. As if getting caught cheating wasn’t bad enough, university officials say the grade will appear on a student’s transcript for two years after graduation. “It’s more than a fail,” says Rob Gordon, the acting chair of the university’s senate committee on academic integrity. “It’s a failure with a particular reason that is publicly announced that may well be seen by potential employers.”

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That “F” on your university transcript isn’t the worst that could happen

  1. Queen's University has actually had this in place for awhile – it's not noted as an "FD," but a notation is entered on a student's transcript if they've been caught cheating or plaigerizing and withdrawn from a course – or the school.

  2. Great idea. There is a big difference between being lazy and stupid and being a cheater and stupid.

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