Study: to increase female participation, STEM profs should grade less 'harshly'

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'A new study argues that the number of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) can be increased by simply making grading policies within the fields less harsh.

In a paper titled “Equilibrium Grade Inflation with Implications for Female Interest in STEM Majors,” Naval Postgraduate School professor Thomas Ahn, Duke University economics professor Peter Arcidiacono, Duke University researcher Amy Hopson, and James R. Thomas of the Federal Trade Commission argue that STEM programs at colleges and universities lacking female enrollment can be attributed largely to harsh grading policies in these fields.

The researchers take the position that universities are discouraging students, especially female students, from pursuing STEM majors by allowing differences in grading policies and study time across different fields to exist. They contend that “harsher grading policies in STEM courses disproportionately affect women,” because women are more impacted mentally by receiving poor grades.'

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when I was in eng. school in the 80's some prof's were already giving women mulligans all over the place. at this rate of decline/decay, combined with the desire of the younger gen's to embrace the disaster that is socialism and the greed shown by lawyers and judges, its obvious to all but the dullest of tools we are headed for a fall. we are the engineers of our own demise. sadly we don't have an honest media to report to future gen's what happened. soon enough censorship will allow only the most feminist of 'truth' be reported or recorded for universal consumption. amazing how '1984' was predictive so long ago. I guess the seeds were already planted even then, and visible to some.

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