Mid-term grades must improve – for UA
Most students have scrambled with a calculator to figure out their GPA.
The Traveler’s Mid-Term Report Card Wednesday left the UA with a 3.0 for its overall work. While the number is a good average, it certainly won’t get the university on the honor roll.
The report card was a reminder to students, facility and staff where we stand as a university in the areas that most affect us.
It was meant to be encouragement for areas in which the UA is doing well and a nagging reminder concerning areas in which we could, and need, to improve.
When intelligent students freak out after looking at not-so-hot mid-term grades, they have an incentive to work harder and finish the semester with higher grades.
The intent of the Traveler’s mid-term grades was so that the same thing would happen, but for the UA as a whole.
Thursday, we received a phone call from ASG Senate Chair Kris Zibert. He wasn’t happy that ASG was awarded a minimal score of C.
He reminded us of the hard work many of the senators have put in despite the poor work from some “bleeding hearts.”
Zibert is right. ASG has worked extremely hard to represent student needs. And the officials at the Transit and Parking office have been handling the vehicle explosion on campus the best they can.
But these are areas where the UA needs to improve. We constantly evaluate and critique because we want to see this university have a 4.0 GPA.
With a constant and critical eye on programs that need work and encouraging those that appear to perform well, we hope someday the UA really will become a true “nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world.”