Academic Standards Committee
Deans: Rick Roth, Sharon Braverman, Anne Pautz
Student Affairs: Jane Higgins
Registrar: Susan Petrosino
Admissions: Myrna Garcia-Brown
Arts and Sciences Faculty: Chris Doyle, Robert Dunne, Susan
Business Faculty: Gene Baten
Professional Studies Faculty: Mary Pat Hager
Dean, School of Technology
C. David Smith, Mathematics; Barry Westcott, Chemistry; Carol
Williams, Nursing, Paul Resetarits, Manufacturing and Construction
The meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m.
MOVED: To approve the minutes for t he meeting of
Mary Pat Hager/Peter Osei. In Favor: All.
Peter Osei graciously agreed to be nominated as Vice Chair
for this year. There were no other nominations. Peter was elected unanimously,
and will serve with Susan Gilmore (Chair) and Chris Doyle (Secretary).
The committee considered two measures rejected by the
Faculty Senate at its May meeting and one item not acted upon by the Academic
Standards Committee at the end of last year, per Matt Warshauer’s e-mail of
5/6/03 that Susan Gilmore had forwarded to ASC members.
- Academic Misconduct Withdrawal
Policy: Although the Policy was rejected by the Faculty Senate, Matt’s sense
was that “most senators were in favor of some sort of a policy,” but that
there was some problem with language. Bob Dunne suggested that the ASC
reconsider the idea, and after some discussion, it was agreed that a
sub-committee consisting of Bob Dunne and Jane Higgins would consult with new
Judicial Officer Chris Dukes about the legalities involved and return to the
committee with a proposal next month.
- Honor Pledge: There was no interest
in returning to this at this time.
- Non-Matriculated Students: Some
numbers on how many non-matriculating students we have and how many credit
hours they have been accumulating had been provided to the committee, with a
concern that many students were exceeding the 30 credit limit but nothing was
being done about it. The committee took no action on this last year,
however. It was suggested that the committee could invite Peggy Schuberth to
our next meeting to address this issue so that we might begin to resolve it.
Susan Gilmore will contact her about this.
- Several issues were raised concerning
eligibility for the Dean’s List, initially based on an e-mail from Susan
Petrosino. Chiefly at issue are Pass/Fail courses and incompletes, for both
part-time and full-time students’ eligibility. Susan Petrosino, Sharon
Braverman, Gene Baten, and Susan Gilmore agreed to serve on a sub-committee to
examine this issue and to draw up a proposal to address it by the time of the
- Sharon Braverman suggested that the
committee discuss the length of the add-drop period at the next meeting. That
was general agreement that the committee do so.
At 3:30 it was MOVED to adjourn: Waiveris/Doyle. In
Next meeting: November 7, 2:30 p.m.