Jan. 29, 2014, the Ministry of Education released a Restructuring Plan for Universities (RPU). There were several valuation bases. Above all, UOS put emphasis on “Intensifying Credit Management.” For that reason, they had started a reform of Grade Retake Policy (GRP).
Close-up, the 51st Student Council, conducted a survey on the issues surrounding the GRP from June 19 to July 1, and advanced it to the office of Academic Affairs. These issues were planned for discussion at the academic affairs committee on Aug 19, however it just had reported then. It had discussed at the heads of the department board on Sep 2. On Sep 16, finally, this was placed on the tapis and decided at the academic board.
Possible retaking grades will lower from B0 to C+, and retaking students should register for classes in different day with first-time takers. It will be apply retroactively from 1st semester in 2016. Fortunately, retakers are still able to attain A+, because there were much opposition among all of departments and schools.
However, students showed dissatisfaction by leaving comments on briefing by Close-up. They claim “Grade Eraser” for erasing their grades at least two classes, if they cannot stop revising.
Since August, it was planned to discuss by academic affairs committee, but been postponed still. Nevertheless, there is no announcement about it in Gwangjang or Facebook. Oak-kyu Han, vice-president of Close-up, just left comments on some postings about questions on GRP. Many students are concerned about it, however school does not handle it quickly and Student Council is underdoing their duties.