Today the ANU announced it will continue to use the current standard mark and grade approach. In an all-staff email sent on the 6th of April, it was outlined that students will have the opportunity to request a result of CRS (course requirements satisfied), or NCN (not completed/fail) upon obtaining results by writing to the Registrar.
ANUSA has been heavily involved in discussions with the Academic Board in regards to a pass/fail grading system for the University in response to the disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. If a student is successful in obtaining a CRS/NCN result, then this will be recorded on their transcript. At this stage, the decision only applies to Semester 1, 2020.
The ANUSA Vice President Madhumitha Janagaraja said that “the final proposal that was endorsed by a meeting of Academic Board on the 27th of March was for an opt-in system to be made available to students for individual courses after their grades are released.”
Janagaraja claims that this would cover all coursework students including international students, however may not apply to honours and postgraduate students. Furthermore, there may be a list of further exceptions in specific courses.