Grade Inflation

Instructor workload

Many universities and colleges have initiated exacting standards for promotion and tenure, which imitate top tier research universities but have teaching demands that mirror those of community colleges. In institutions where large class sizes are encouraged, work load may be a factor. When classes are excessively large, or a faculty member has multiple teaching, service, and scholarly commitments, the time spent on the evaluation of students' performance may be compromised (Rieck, 1993).

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