Is there a grade inflation in UST?

Since it's graduation time again, I think it's timely to discuss this year's cream of the crop. Last year, UST produced several honor graduates, and the V was quick to have a report about the swelling of the number of honor graduates (2008 honor swells by Francis James B. Gatdula et.al. - http://varsitarian.net/news/2008_honor_roll_swells) .

During my time, which was not too long ago, UST had 7 Summa Cum Laude (one from AB, Philosophy major) and hundreds of Magna and Cum Laudes. Last year, the University noticeably had a drastic increase of honor graduates, especially in the Faculty of Arts and Letters, where 1 out of five received a latin recognition. Probable reasons behind this were identified. On one hand, some said that the quality of students, in general, has improved. Thus, a lot of them ended up in the dean's list, semester by semester. On the other hand, some noted that there were professors who are generous in giving high grades even if a student do not deserve such.

This academic year, will the trend continue? Is there really a grade inflation happening right now? Or is there a big improvement in the quality of students, in general?
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  • benj20_phbenj20_ph Kapamilya For Life! PExer
    base sa experience ko, rampant ang sipsipan at kapitan sa mga teacher, professor at lecturer sa AB as in kapag favorite ka nila, expect high grades from them.

    especially sa last sem ng graduating year, nagpapaulan sila ng 1-1.5 kahit alam nilang na hindi naman nag-aral ng mabuti ang mga graduating student sa mga last subject nila.

    Btw, AB Legal management ang tinapos kong course sa UST and my GWA was 1.80+, mere tenths short of myself graduating sana as a cum laude (1.75 and higher).

    well, Nagtataka lang ako nung nakakakuha ako ng semestral GWA of less than 1.75 (1st yr. 1st sem - 1.69, 2nd yr. 2nd sem - 1.71, 3rd yr. 1st sem 1.72) hindi ako sinasali sa Dean's List...

    sa sobrang dismay ko sa nangyari, nawalan ako ng gana mag-aral after nun.
  • BlackLabelBlackLabel Member PExer
    benj20_ph wrote: »
    base sa experience ko, rampant ang sipsipan at kapitan sa mga teacher, professor at lecturer sa AB as in kapag favorite ka nila, expect high grades from them.

    especially sa last sem ng graduating year, nagpapaulan sila ng 1-1.5 kahit alam nilang na hindi naman nag-aral ng mabuti ang mga graduating student sa mga last subject nila.

    It is true that there were professors in AB who are generous in giving grades. Pero hindi naman lahat. Meron ding kuripot at karamihan pa rin sa kanila, fair naman magbigay.
    well, Nagtataka lang ako nung nakakakuha ako ng semestral GWA of less than 1.75 (1st yr. 1st sem - 1.69, 2nd yr. 2nd sem - 1.71, 3rd yr. 1st sem 1.72) hindi ako sinasali sa Dean's List...

    sa sobrang dismay ko sa nangyari, nawalan ako ng gana mag-aral after nun.

    that's impossible. Maybe you did'nt meet the required minimum number of units for you to land on the dean's list.

    Anyway, maybe this "grade inflation" issue is more applicable, or should I say relevant to AB (as noted by the article) because in other colleges, there was actually a decline of honor grads
  • benj20_phbenj20_ph Kapamilya For Life! PExer
    BlackLabel wrote: »
    It is true that there were professors in AB who are generous in giving grades. Pero hindi naman lahat. Meron ding kuripot at karamihan pa rin sa kanila, fair naman magbigay.

    yup hindi lahat...may mga kuripot sa mga grades like yung naging prof ko sa logic, yung matandang kalbo na mahilig gumamit ng reference to JC (Jesus Christ), saka yung history teachers na bundat na babae na laging naka-duster at yung payatot na lalaki na nakasalamin at yung sa literature yung babaeng mataba...at syempre si BigMac! :rotflmao:
    BlackLabel wrote: »

    that's impossible. Maybe you did'nt meet the required minimum number of units for you to land on the dean's list.

    hindi na ako nag-inquire kung bakit nagkaganoon dahil regular naman ako...ang alam kong nadedelay lang na bigay ng grades sa akin ay yung sa ROTC, CWS at PE.
    BlackLabel wrote: »
    Anyway, maybe this "grade inflation" issue is more applicable, or should I say relevant to AB (as noted by the article) because in other colleges, there was actually a decline of honor grads

    yung sa LM section ko na may 30-35 students (may mga irreg kasi), 7-8 yata yung cum laude nung grumaduate kami.
  • BlackLabelBlackLabel Member PExer
    benj20_ph wrote: »
    yup hindi lahat...may mga kuripot sa mga grades like yung naging prof ko sa logic, yung matandang kalbo na mahilig gumamit ng reference to JC (Jesus Christ), saka yung history teachers na bundat na babae na laging naka-duster at yung payatot na lalaki na nakasalamin at yung sa literature yung babaeng mataba...at syempre si BigMac! :rotflmao:

    Lol. Kilala kong lahat yung mga sinabi mo. Ingat lang, may mga professors din dito sa UST sub-forum.Hahaha :rotflmao:

    OT: benj20_ph, Class of ano ka?2007?
  • benj20_phbenj20_ph Kapamilya For Life! PExer
    BlackLabel wrote: »
    Lol. Kilala kong lahat yung mga sinabi mo. Ingat lang, may mga professors din dito sa UST sub-forum.Hahaha :rotflmao:

    OT: benj20_ph, Class of ano ka?2007?

    aww, the monsters are lurking here pala sa Pex...kinabahan tuloy ako...well, buhay pa pala sila? :lol:

    anyways, i wont be specific with my batch ha baka ma-trace nila ako at isumbong kay Sra. Gonzales hehehe...basta, early 2000 ako grumaduate. *okay*
  • BlackLabelBlackLabel Member PExer
    ^hahaha.

    I wonder if this "case/scenario" (if it's indeed a fact) is also happening in other Universities.
  • Synergy07Synergy07 Member PExer
    benj20_ph wrote: »
    base sa experience ko, rampant ang sipsipan at kapitan sa mga teacher, professor at lecturer sa AB as in kapag favorite ka nila, expect high grades from them.

    especially sa last sem ng graduating year, nagpapaulan sila ng 1-1.5 kahit alam nilang na hindi naman nag-aral ng mabuti ang mga graduating student sa mga last subject nila.

    Btw, AB Legal management ang tinapos kong course sa UST and my GWA was 1.80+, mere tenths short of myself graduating sana as a cum laude (1.75 and higher).

    well, Nagtataka lang ako nung nakakakuha ako ng semestral GWA of less than 1.75 (1st yr. 1st sem - 1.69, 2nd yr. 2nd sem - 1.71, 3rd yr. 1st sem 1.72) hindi ako sinasali sa Dean's List...

    sa sobrang dismay ko sa nangyari, nawalan ako ng gana mag-aral after nun.

    Kasali pa ba sa roster ng professors ng Legal management sina atty syquia, atty santiago, atty manja, atty de la cruz?

    Because you're bright enough to get as high as 2 in their class. During my time, AB-Legal Management ang may pinakamaraming horo graduates sa AB. May history din na one AB- LM student had an average of 1,a s in flat 1 in one sem.
  • benj20_phbenj20_ph Kapamilya For Life! PExer
    Synergy07 wrote: »
    Kasali pa ba sa roster ng professors ng Legal management sina atty syquia, atty santiago, atty manja, atty de la cruz?

    hindi na ako updated sa current roster ng LM professors pero naging professor ko si atty. syquia sa obli-con.

    who is atty. manja? if you mean, atty. arlene maneja, the 2002 bar topnotcher, hindi ko na sya naabutan kung nagturo o nagtuturo man sya sa UST-AB LM.
    Synergy07 wrote: »
    Because you're bright enough to get as high as 2 in their class. During my time, AB-Legal Management ang may pinakamaraming horo graduates sa AB. May history din na one AB- LM student had an average of 1,a s in flat 1 in one sem.

    wow may naka flat 1 in one sem? grabe na yun ha.

    basta ako during my time, hindi ako bilib sa ilang mga tao na nakasama sa Dean's List at nabigyan ng latin honors when we graduated.

    the professors should have known better dahil maraming inconsistencies ang nangyayari sa class na nakikita especially during examinations and pasahan ng projects and research papers.
  • BlackLabelBlackLabel Member PExer
    Synergy07 wrote: »
    May history din na one AB- LM student had an average of 1,a s in flat 1 in one sem.

    naabutan ko ito. Babae sya. At oo, first in the history of AB na may nakaflat-1 ng GPA. Galing! Pero hindi sya gumraduate ng Summa, Magna Cum Laude ata sya*okay*
  • HisbenzHisbenz Member ✭✭
    BlackLabel wrote: »
    naabutan ko ito. Babae sya. At oo, first in the history of AB na may nakaflat-1 ng GPA. Galing! Pero hindi sya gumraduate ng Summa, Magna Cum Laude ata sya*okay*

    yes, si katherine yap. Kabatch ko siya at magna cum laude nga siya. Actually 2 silang naka flat 1-- kabatch ko rin yung isa pero that was 2nd year- 1st sem (Eunice Generalo) Candidate din si eunice for summa pero just because of 1 professor which is nanghuhula ng grade,(imagine mataas pa ako) she was not qualified for summa and instead cum laude na lang.:(
  • BlackLabelBlackLabel Member PExer
    up ko lang
  • marqueeyutmarqueeyut Member PExer
    puro AB. *peace**peace*
  • Synergy07Synergy07 Member PExer
    benj20_ph wrote: »
    hindi na ako updated sa current roster ng LM professors pero naging professor ko si atty. syquia sa obli-con.

    who is atty. manja? if you mean, atty. arlene maneja, the 2002 bar topnotcher, hindi ko na sya naabutan kung nagturo o nagtuturo man sya sa UST-AB LM.



    wow may naka flat 1 in one sem? grabe na yun ha.

    basta ako during my time, hindi ako bilib sa ilang mga tao na nakasama sa Dean's List at nabigyan ng latin honors when we graduated.

    the professors should have known better dahil maraming inconsistencies ang nangyayari sa class na nakikita especially during examinations and pasahan ng projects and research papers.

    this was actually the time when AB-LM captured the most number of honor graduates in the faculty of arts and letters (batch 2005)

    3 magna cum laudes
    6 or 7 cum cum laudes

    i heard, some of these are graduating with honors in the faculty of civil law. Some of them went to ateneo law with honors.
  • hunter_alchemsthunter_alchemst Moderator PExer
    sa AB kasi may issue ng grade inflation. =)
  • JuntrixJuntrix Majestic... PExer
    There might be a grade inflation for some colleges, but I'm sure that AMV doesn't. Most professors are points-stingy as if grades were money. :lol:
  • benj20_phbenj20_ph Kapamilya For Life! PExer
    Synergy07 wrote: »
    this was actually the time when AB-LM captured the most number of honor graduates in the faculty of arts and letters (batch 2005)

    3 magna cum laudes
    6 or 7 cum cum laudes

    i heard, some of these are graduating with honors in the faculty of civil law. Some of them went to ateneo law with honors.

    i guess batch 2005 was really good...

    but speaking about my batch...specifically my classmates, never heard about our cum laudes post-AB accomplishments...the more na parang tama ang mga pagdududa ko.

    walang magna sa AB-LM when i graduated, pero cum laudes, naglipana...:lol:
  • HisbenzHisbenz Member ✭✭
    Synergy07 wrote: »
    this was actually the time when AB-LM captured the most number of honor graduates in the faculty of arts and letters (batch 2005)

    3 magna cum laudes
    6 or 7 cum cum laudes

    i heard, some of these are graduating with honors in the faculty of civil law. Some of them went to ateneo law with honors.

    Nice one, batch ko ito :). I remember eunice genralo getting flat 1 from atty. syquia considering he's one of the most terror professors of AB.
  • Scarlet_LetterScarlet_Letter When Moods Collide PExer
    Yah. Sa AB talaga rampant ang grade inflation. Yung iba nakukuha sa palakasan. Tsk tsk. :glee:
  • mykel angelomykel angelo Regular Pexer ✭✭
    Nasusunod pa ba ito?
    In a 100 pt. quiz/prelim grade/final grade general average.

    96-100 - 1.0
    91-95 - 1.25
    87-90 - 1.50
    83-86 - 1.75
    79-82 - 2.0
    75-78 - 2.25
    70-74 - 2.50
    65-69 - 2.75
    60-64 - 3.0

    * Nung time ko, ito ang basis sa final grade, sa lahat ng math at science/eng'g major subjects. Sana ipatupad sa uste yung pwede ka mamili ng general education subjects hehe.
  • BlackLabelBlackLabel Member PExer
    up ko lang.

    BTW, sino nga pala ang Valedicatorian ngayon ng USTe? Di ba sya yung nagdedeliver ng pledge sa Baccalaureate Mass?
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