Prof lets students choose own grades for ‘stress reduction’

  • A University of Georgia professor has adopted a “stress reduction policy” that will allow students to select their own grades if they “feel unduly stressed” by the ones they earned.
  • Similarly, students who feel stressed by “group dynamics” are allowed to walk away from their groups without explanation, and will only be graded on “non-group work.”
  • The professor acknowledges that “this policy might hinder the development of group skills and mastery of the class material,” but says this is each student’s own responsibility. [Full Article]