Alternative Pathway to Passing


Daniel Jackson and Arvind Satyanarayan offered an alternative pathway to passing 6.1040. When the class shifted to group projects at the end of the term, they allowed students who were struggling to instead go back and resubmit previous assignments, which were then regraded. This option cost students one letter grade.


  • Identify what is most core to your content and focus on that for the “second chance.”
  • Ensure that there is a timeline that works well for teaching staff (including TAs).
  • Identify students who are struggling and invite them to take this alternative pathway.


  • Rationale to be completed at a later date.