Report FN grades
Sometimes, students earn an F grade due to poor performance. Other times, they may disengage and stop attending throughout the semester; in those cases, an FN grade is the most appropriate.
An FN is best practice when a student attended class at least once, but their general lack of attendance is the basis for their failing grade. When awarding an FN grade, be prepared to provide the student’s last date of attendance or participation; this may be the last quiz or assignment they completed, or, if you take attendance, a more exact date.
As we collectively aim to advance the IU Indianapolis 2030 Strategic Plan metric to decrease DFW rates, awarding FN grades can help us distinguish our progress. This information is also required by auditors to comply with federal financial aid regulations.