The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 24, 1968 · Page 21
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 21

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Pihn Bead. Post-Times, Safer, Nov. Z4, I968-B9 Faculty, Students Like Pass-Or-Fail System At California University SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (UPIl When this year's seniors graduate from the University of California at Santa Cruz, they won't have an "A" to their name or even a "B", ora"C" for that matter. None of these students will ' have grades. The school, one of the nine campuses of U.C. was started in the fall of 1965 on the "pass, fail" system. In other words, there are no letter grades given, no percentages, no ranking just "pass" or "fail." This year's graduating class will be the first to complete a full four-year course under the system, which was set up for five years as an experiment. "But it is a cinch that it will be kept." says Peter Braun, a senior. "It is liked by the lac- nlty and the students both." "The pass-fail system is one of the things that brought ma here." says Nancy Coleman, a junior from Santa Monica. One of the questions brought op by the system was how it would affect people who wanted to go on with post graduate work. But apparently it has not worked against them since graduates have been accepted by Harvard Law School, University- of Minnesota, Oxford, University of Colorado and University of Chicago, among others, a spokesman said. Other schools, such as Reed College in Portland, ' Ore.. have experimented with the "pass-fail" system, but have backed it up with a class -ranking to show in which portion of the class the student finished. This, of course, entails much the same consideration on the part of the teachers as does the grade system. At Santa Cruz the only extra information available besides "pass-fail" is an evaluation of .the student made by the teacher at the end. of the course. Such an evaluation might say: "Student's papers seem to show an insight into political theory. The first paper on Plato was fine but the second paper was weaker. However, the final paper brought all his ideas into focus." This evaluation, is given only in classes of 35 or less. For larger classes, where the teacher may not know each student well enough, there is only the "pass-fail." Students are allowed to read their evaluations, when made. "It is a lot easier not to work for grades. Yob can learn for learning's sake," says Miss Coleman. Marilyn Shea, a senior who transferred to Santa Cruz from a junior college, a grees, "I found I was brought to a different type of competition," she says. "I compete with myself. It makes me want to perform my best. mm i $ J PALM BEACH MALL PARK FREE! yMwmimm?t1 ifij'riii in mi i-imi.ymi i. i.mi. mi ,mmmi.t )i tor,H : :,- J mm - - - , M Ii" - " L- - X f "J J LfLJ? ! JLJLLJL -4,f fj Y fyeF"1 "'I f n. mi. ,,i w ... ii.m.h mm. . m j 1 1. nm ii. i i i u nettle cceek ensemBles from jm's all-cotton collection Give the girl in your life the present of her life ... a coordinated Nettle Creek bedroom! Designed by Pedro Cario. JM's exquisitely-made and styled all-cotton collection includes superb, lushly-quilted bedspreads, tufted headboards, boudoir chairs, draperies, Roman shades in enchanting prints or solids. Twin size, $60 to $120, full, $80 to $150; king, $80 to $200. Cotton velveteen pillows by Nettle Creek,. 6.00 each. Pillows 13x13", with a privileged air, in zipper-ed eases, in a range of colors from Impressionist canvases: crimson delft blue sand light blue garnet violet cerise periwinkle rosedust black poppy bronze cobalt olive russet walnut citron ' lime asparagus gold JM DRAPERIES, FIFTH FLOOR jm's stRato -LounqeRs break away from tension tcith a jm recliner Triumphs in comfort, good taste, solid crafting, Futurion re-diners let you relax to the full, have a lifetime guarantee on the moving mechanism. King size Strato-Rocker in contemporary styling, gold or green, $120. The Stratorester in olive, gold or brown, $100. Country Spanish styling Strato-rester in black vinyl with premium fruitwood trim, $120. Italian Provincial cane sides, gold, $180. Let JM's skillful decorating staff help you solve your decorating problems, no charge, of course! JM FURNITURE, FIFTH FLOOR Win Mm lift - lifaa wvuminniti .kfcfl., 4. ilA&tfc iTmt i wHihTiii uiW'U ruirtwsnit '"AV. w.V ,.

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