Academic Standards Committee
Deans: Rick Roth, Sharon Braverman, Anne Pautz
Student Affairs: Jane Higgins
Admissions: Myrna Garcia-Brown
Arts and Sciences Faculty: Chris Doyle, Robert Dunne, Susan
Business Faculty: Kathy Czyrnik
Professional Studies Faculty: Mary Pat Hager, Carol
Faculty: Paul Resetarits, Mfg. And Constr. Mgmt.
Guest: Peggy Schuberth
Dean, School of Technology
Peter Osei, Biology; Barry Westcott, Chemistry; Gene Baten,
The meeting was called to order at 2:35 p.m.
MOVED: To approve the minutes for t he meeting of
Rick Roth/Paul Resetarits. Bob Dunne corrected the
announcement of the next meeting date (todayís meeting) from Nov. 7 to Oct. 7 on
p. 2 of the minutes, after which a vote to accept was taken. In Favor: All.
Bob Dunne and Jane Higgins reported on their efforts to
develop a student withdrawal policy for times when a student has been accused of
academic misconduct. Bob provided two possible proposal statements:
- Students who withdraw from a course
before the eight-week deadline and are subsequently found guilty of academic
misconduct in that course may have their grade of W changed by the
- Students accused of but subsequently
cleared of a charge of academic misconduct have the option to withdraw at
During the ensuing discussion, it was mentioned that Chris
Dukes was presently attending a conference on academic misconduct policies. Bob
and Jane agreed to meet with Chris again for any additional input he might have
and report back at the November meeting.
- Peggy Schuberth spoke to the committee about policies
regarding credit limits for non-matriculating students. Peggy felt that the
policy now in effect is workable, that dealing with students at the non-matric
limits is a procedural issue, and that procedures are in place at present that
do not require any adjustments. The committee asked her to report back in the
spring for updates on the numbers of non-matrics.
- Sharon Braverman suggested that the committee address
the problem of the drop-add period, specifically, that it goes on too long so
that students who begin the class late almost have different requirements.
Part of the problem is that students who do not intend to take a class often
donít drop it officially, leaving students hanging who want to add it. Sharon
suggested the possibility of being able to drop students who had not shown up
for the first two classes. Because committee members were needing to leave,
this discussion was tabled until the November meeting, where it will be first
on the agenda.
At 3:45 it was MOVED to adjourn: Czyrnik/Pautz In
Next meeting: November 4, 2:30 p.m.**
**Because members may want to attend the Noam Chomsky talk,
meeting time is CHANGED to 2 p.m. on November 4