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Bursting the Grade Bubble


We at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni have a piece to add to the discussion about grade inflation: a short guide designed to help trustees address this epidemic of galloping As. “Measuring Up: The Problem of Grade Inflation and What Trustees Can Do” brings together and assesses various strategies that universities across the country have adopted to address grade inflation. It concludes with a number of steps institutions can take to get a grip on grade inflation — and, as Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield outlines in his cover letter to trustees, help return integrity to the academic enterprise.


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