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Grade Inflation in Engineering Education at Ohio University

Grade Inflation in Engineering Education at Ohio University

An overview of grade inflation in American higher education is presented and its ethical implications are examined and found to be troubling. A synopsis of the ethical ethos of engineering is provided and an account is given of corresponding expectations regarding ethics instruction in engineering education. Because it is unethical, grade inflation is contrary to the ideals and goals of engineering education; and recommendations are offered accordingly. Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

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