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2004 - 01/29

UCAP Meeting of 01/29/2004


agenda status: approved


University Committee on Academic Policy

Meeting of Thursday, January 29, 2004
10:15 a.m., Board Room, Administration Building

1. Approval of Agenda

2. Approval of Minutes of the January 15, 2004 meeting.........(Attachment)

3. Comments from the Chairperson

4. Election of 2nd Academic Council Representative

5. Review of Policy on Graduating with Honor/High Honors..........(New Attachment)
(bring your materials from the Jan. 15 meeting)
6. Review of Policy on Dean’s Honor List
(bring your materials from the Jan. 15 meeting)

7. Sub-Committee Meetings

Please phone or E-Mail Robin Pline (353-5380; if you cannot be present and send a substitute in your place.

Attachments: January 15, 2004 Draft Minutes
New Handout for Graduation with Honor/High Honors

minutes status: not approved

UCAP Minutes for meeting held on 01/29/2004

Approved as Amended 2/12/04
University Committee on Academic Policy
January 29, 2004
Meeting Minutes

Members Present: Henry Beckmeyer, Bridget Behe (Chair), Betty Cheng, Ernest Drake, Jeremy Hernandez, Jennifer Hodges, Patricia Mullan, Folu Ogundimu, Georgia Padonu, Helene Pazak, Rod Phillips, K. Ramesh, Sharon Senk, Cynthia Taggart, Dan Weber, Chris Wheeler, Maija Zile

Members Absent: Janet Bokemeier, Bhavisha Bhalsod, Kyle Martin, Alexander von Eye

1. The Agenda for January 29, 2004 was approved.

2. The minutes of January 15, 2004 were approved.

3. Comments from the Chairperson:
a. Attendance to the meeting is appreciated and promptness is requested.
b. Sharon Senk volunteered for February 12th Minutes.

4. Election of 2nd Academic Council Representative:
      K. Ramesh volunteered to serve as the second Academic Council Representative. He will join Bridget Behe at the meetings. The remaining three meetings are on Tuesdays, Feb. 24, March 23, April 20 at 3:15 PM in Room 115, International Center.
5. Review of Policy on Graduating with Honor/High Honor:
      Discussion of policy including review of policies at other institutions, the possibility of a “hybrid” system that would include GPA requirements with the addition of a percentile ranking, and the raising of the GPA requirements for both Honor and High Honor. Following discussion, the motion carried to maintain Honor at 3.5 GPA and High Honor at 3.8 GPA and continue to monitor the desired 20% award maximum. Two members voted in dissension.
6. Review of Policy on Dean’s Honor List:
      The information regarding the number of students receiving Dean’s Honor List by class standing and number of semester credits earned was provided by Robin Pline.
      12 credits164183399654
      13 credits349373430478
      14 credits638513481391
      15 credits477467518357
      16 credits or higher240427441343
      Total #1868196322692223

      Following discussion, a motion carried to maintain the GPA for the Dean’s Honor List at a 3.5 GPA. A second motion carried to add a percentile ranking at graduation. This ranking would appear on the final student transcripts. The ranking may be within College or within Department. This decision will be left to the discretion of the individual College. Two members voted in dissension.