Changing grade

By: maxduck



Don't let facts get in the way of a good narrative.  From Flotrack

 

During the 2015-2016 indoor season, Todd took the online class Scientific Racism, a three-credit course meant to fulfill an elective requirement. According to Todd, the class was open from Thursday to Saturday, the window when all assignments were required to be submitted for a weekly grade. 

 

Todd, a mainstay of the Oregon travel squad, knew she would be traveling with the track team nearly every weekend from Thursday through Saturday. To accommodate for the schedule conflict, she asked the professor if she could submit her assignments at a later date. 

 

"He [professor] said turn everything in when you can, I understand," Todd told FloTrack following her Saturday race at adidas BOOST Boston Games. "So that's what our agreement was."

 

The breakdown came when Todd turned her final assignment in late after the NCAA Indoor Championships. The course had ended, but per their agreement, the professor accepted her assignment and changed her grade to a B. 

 

Unbeknownst to her, Todd's grade was considered invalid, as the professor's agreement was "against university policy." But it took eight weeks for this news to reach Todd and her coaches. 

 

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