This paper is a brief examination of some of the arguments for and against two common practices in academia: excluding students who fail to maintain some minimum standard of progress and noting that failure on the student's record. It is concluded that the arguments in favor of both procedures are inherently wrongheaded: dangerous to both education and the larger society. A response to the unenlightened general public and their legislators, exclusion and therefore its notation should be eliminated. Instead a more fluid, timeless process of education should be developed. Students should be expected to master material , but not on a time schedule.
Chambers, Raymond L.
"Exclusion and Records: Another Threat to General Education,"
Perspectives: Vol. 8
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/perspectives/vol8/iss2/4