Academic Standards Committee
Deans: Rick Roth, Sharon Braverman, Anne Pautz,
Barry Westcott, Chemistry; Mary Pat Hager, Education
The meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m.
MOVED: To approve the minutes for t he meeting of 12/02/03.
Osei/Williams In Favor: All.
1. Proposal by Sharon Braverman and Rick Roth to limit course credit enrollments. Data from the Registrar’s office appear to show that large numbers of students register for more credits than they intend to take (more than 300 fewer students were enrolled for 16-18 credits at the end of the drop/add period this January than at the beginning). This “shopping” for courses complicates the beginning of the semester from a teaching perspective as well as prevents other students from registering for the courses they need. Sharon and Rick proposed the following:
The Academic Standards Committee recommends limiting students’ registration to 17 credits maximum. Students seeking to register for 18 or more credits must obtain the permission of the Dean of the school of their major.
Moved: Paul Resetarits/Rick Roth.
Discussion that followed was mostly for clarification of wording. The proposal was approved unanimously.
2. Proposal by Susan Petrosino and Paul Resetarits
to use “hours earned” rather than “hours attempted” for Dean’s List calculations
in order not to exclude (for not having 12 hours of “earned” credit) students on
internships or other programs that are only offered as Pass/Fail. The proposal:
MEETING ADJOURNED: 3:15 p.m.