Champlain shows massive increase in incomplete classes; Bishop’s, not so much

By David Rossiter, Special to The Record
Champlain shows massive increase in incomplete classes; Bishop’s, not so much

This past fall at Champlain College Lennoxville, 285 students had their request to receive a grade of “permanent incomplete” in a course granted. This is over ten times higher than the same period in 2019.
A permanent incomplete (IN) means that a student would not receive any credit for the course and their overall “R-score” would not be affected.
This option is exercised by “a student who has been unable to complete a course due to reasons beyond his or her control,” according to the school’s policy on the evaluation of student achievement.
In total 734 courses were marked permanently incomplete on the transcripts of Champlain students. In fall 2019 this number was only 107.
Nancy Beattie, campus director at Champlain Lennoxville says that Covid-19 is responsible for this dramatic change.
“The pandemic has clearly had an impact on students. INs have provided a measure of relief for students who have tried to get through but for a variety of reasons have not been able to complete their courses successfully.”
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