LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech University is investigating allegations that the grades of several students in the Rawls College of Business were changed to unfairly improve their results and allow them to graduate.
Jay Conover, the tenured professor who taught the course, noticed that some grades listed on the transcript for the students were not the same as what he issued. He attended graduation ceremonies and was surprised to see that several of the MBA students received their diplomas anyway.
Conover says that D's were changed to A's and B's, while a C was changed to an A. He learned the business college's dean had signed off on the students' change-of-grade form.
A university spokesman says the Office of the Provost has initiated a review of the grade changes.