NEWS BRIEFS: Amid Grad Instructors’ Strike, University of Michigan’s Administration Wants Surrogates To Submit Spring Semester Grades

FROM INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION: Timothy McKay, UM Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, said in a statement that the plan “indicates that the administration is expecting and ordering chairs to appoint ‘alternate faculty’ to calculate and enter grades in classes where the GSIs are the sole instructors of record, and is asking chairs to report faculty who do not comply with this directive.” The Senate committee statement “urged faculty to reject requests to grade students they have not taught.” Read more here.

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