Through its assessment of effort, labor-based grading is a fair way to grade UMD students
The announcement comes after widespread backlash from students over the lack of an extended pass/fail grading system in the fall.
The average undergraduate GPA increased by 0.09 in the spring from the previous two semesters.
Since the grading policy announcement, opposition has been fierce.
Organizers held a student forum and launched a survey that's garnered more than 1,600 responses.
The town hall comes days after the university announced it would not implement pass/fail grading this fall.
UMD announced Monday it is extending the deadline for students to withdraw from a course in place of implementing a pass/fail grading system.
More than 7,000 people signed a petition for a pass/fail option due to COVID-19.
Continue civic engagement by letting students decide to return to the more flexible grading method.