Academic Accommodations 2020-2021 (Timeline)
AAB sends email to propose P/NR to the Board of Management
A survey (collaboratively designed by the House, Ministries, and AAB) is released to gauge academics and well-being of Ashokan students during the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown
Ministry of Academic Affairs collates and presents the report of the survey on "Mental Health and Academics During the Coronavirus Pandemic" to the student body and administration
Policy is rejected through communication by the ADAA
In the morning, the House meets the VC and in the evening, the VC + faculty are present for an academic accommodations Townhall where proposals including P/NR and Double A
SG and AAB meet with HoDs to discuss individual accommodations that can be made
In an email, VC communicated that P/NR was approved for Spring Semester 2020
Vice-Chancellor passes the P/NR policy for Spring 2020.
Ministry sends a document with clarifications on the P/NR policy (based on their communication with the OAA) to the student body.
Academic Accommodations Survey released for Monsoon 2020.
9th October and 15th October
Ministry holds a meeting with the Office to discuss proposed accommodations.
OAA provides the following accommodations based on the Ministry’s recommendations:
Deadline for converting credit course to audit extended
Deadline for dropping course with ‘W’ extended
Ministry collates and releases a report of the Academic Accommodations survey along with a document of proposed policy measures based on the results
Ministry holds meeting with Dean of Academic Affairs and the OAA to discuss further accommodations. Dean Ramaswami proposes Pass/Fail (P/F) policy
Ministry presents the proposed Pass/Fail policy, along with a list of recommendations, to the student body
Ministry organizes a Townhall to discuss the P/F policy
OAA passes the approved P/F policy in effect from Monsoon 2020 semester onwards
Ministry sends an email to the OAA with further concerns from the student body about the approved Pass/Fail policy
Ministry presents the response of the administration – they rejected the concerns raised such as extending the deadline to opt for the policy and removing ‘F’ – to the student body