The interim president of Tennessee State University said allegations of grade fixing at the university have opened dialogue for better communication between faculty and administrators.
The Senate Higher Education Subcommittee held a hearing on Monday to address allegations that university officials changed more than 100 students' grades of "incomplete" for two introductory-level courses into letter grades without instructors' permission.
Tennessee Board of Regents officials told the panel there were mistakes made and that there was a lack of communication, but they said an internal audit found no wrongdoing by university administrators.
One of the faculty members who made the allegations said she voiced her concerns outside the school because she didn't think they would be addressed by university administrators. Another faculty member said he was simply "afraid."