Really good question! We used to use 20% but given the very diverse enrollments per course we now rank according to number of individuals with unsuccess (F's). This has helped us to think more in terms of individuals affected. We sometimes say, "Where
are the bodies?!" and point our compass there.
Stephen F. Austin State University I Nacogdoches, Texas
936 468 1439
Hi! As learning center director and the person supervising tutoring, I have been put in charge of doing “something” about the high D-F-W rate for courses. I am approaching this through providing tutoring for high D-F-W courses. One issue that I am having is identifying the benchmark for what makes a course high D-F-W. Is it 20% D-F-W, 30%??? Do any of you have a benchmark that your schools use to determine what percentage makes a course high D-F-W?
Thanks for your help!
Glenna Heckler-Todt, Ed.D.
Director, Advising & Academic Resources
Student Success Center
Shawnee State University
Text Message: 740.431.4017
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