Faculty Defeats Proposal To Delay Dow Recruiting
Pass-Fail Gets Final Approval
Fourth-course pass-fail easily won its final vote of approval from the Faculty yesterday and will start next fall--in widely different forms for students in different fields of concentration.
The Faculty confirmed its earlier adoption of pass-fail with a unanimous voice vote, after Dean Ford reported on the action 24 departments have taken on the resolution since the Faculty's last meeting.
The largest departments are putting a conservative construction on pass-fail. History has not yet decided, but both the Government and English Departments will not allow any pass-fail courses to count for concentration. Fine Arts, Folklore and Mythology, Mathematics, Philosophy, and Slavic have made the same decision.
Other departments plan to allow a limited number of pass-fail courses for concentration (Economics--two, History and Lit--four), often with the stipulation that core courses in the field must be taken with a grade. At the extreme of liberality are History of Science, Astronomy, and German, which allow concentrators to use their pass-fail option entirely for satisfying concentration requirements.