The Feminization of Grade Inflation

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

A University of Akron professor attempted to upgrade his female students by giving them points for their gender. “The University of Akron has put its foot down against a professor who planned to raise the grades of female students so they would stay in his field of information sciences,” Grace Curtis reports in The College Fix. “After The College Fix quoted an email to students from Liping Liu, an administrator told The Fix that the business and management professor’s gender-based approach was ‘unacceptable’ and that no grades have been artificially raised.”

“Liu admitted to The Fix that his plan could be ‘questionable,’ but said he wanted to ‘test the water’ to see if this approach could ‘attract female students into future classes’ and help correct chronic gender imbalances in his field.”