Clinic grades scheme change for spring semester

A message to our students from Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Michael J. Earley, OD, PhD

Because of the significant alteration in the teaching methods and subsequent inability to work with each student in our traditional one on one patient care setting, the grading for all spring semester clinical rotations will be based on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading scheme. This grading will be applied to Opt 2 clinic, Opt 3 clinics (PVC, AOC, VT) and all rotations of Opt 4 clinic. I am certain this will have no impact on your performance in your clinical coursework this semester as the importance of the clinical knowledge for future patient care is unchanged. The college does however believe this is a fairer method of grading given our current limitations due to the interruption of our clinical care programs.

Grading for all didactic coursework will remain unchanged.

Please let me know of any questions.


Michael J. Earley, OD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Optometry
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
VSP Chair for Advancement of Professional Practice
The Ohio State University College of Optometry
338 West 10th Avenue, Columbus OH 43210