“Grades mean something”
We don’t just define our students by grade point average. Rather we provide richness and detail to our grades. We see grades as an important feedback mechanism for our students so they can change and do better. For example, one student can learn they have a talent at community building. For another student, their communication style needs improvement, but they have good judgment ability and their creativity is above average.
“Grades for business”
Our cognitive ability, or how we perform academically, is one of many factors that contribute to success in business. Traditionally this is what our business schools have measured. But it is a lot more than cognitive ability. Leadership and community skills are vitally important. How many people do we know who are super smart but stumped by poor life skills or leadership skills? We help our students prepare themselves for the real world by providing feedback through grading on the three cornerstones of success — business acumen, leadership and community.
“Every student can shine”
Our grading system breaks out business acumen, leadership and community grades into further detail for example creativity, helping others, analysis, operating skills, and communication skills. Now our students will be able to see themselves more completely. Each student will have strengths that they can be proud of — to broadcast and show off to potential employers.