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2005 - 04/28

UCAP Meeting of 04/28/2005


agenda status: approved


University Committee on Academic Policy

Meeting of Thursday, April 28, 2005
10:15 a.m., Board Room

1. Approval of Agenda

2. Approval of Minutes of the April 14, 2005 Meeting.....(Attachment)

3. Approval of Minutes of the April 21, 2005 Special Meeting.....(To be distributed)

4. Comments from the Chairperson

5. Comments from the Assistant Provost

6. Proposed Policy Changes Regarding Integrity of Scholarship & Grades.....(Attachment 1, Attachment 2)

7. UCAP Task Force Response

8. Elections

9. Round Table Discussion

Please phone or E-Mail Robin Pline (353-5380; to indicate your substitute if you cannot be present.

Attachments: April 14, 2005 Minutes
Integrity of Scholarship and Grades Materials


minutes status: approved

approved at meeting of 09/01/2005

UCAP Minutes for meeting held on 04/28/2005
Approved 9/1/05

University Committee on Academic Policy
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Meeting Minutes

Members Present: Bridget Behe, C. Kurt Dewhurst, Rebecca Henry, Jeremy Hernandez, Jennifer Hodges, Helen Mayer, Folu Ogundimu, Rod Phillips, Ralph Putnam, Sharon Pocock, Karthik Prasad, Sharon Senk, Kurt Stirewalt, Cynthia Taggart, Alexander von Eye, Maija Zile

Members Absent: Henry Beckmeyer, Renée Canady, Steve Dilley, Kyle Martin, Peter Tomchuck

Others Present: Assistant Provost June Pierce Youatt
    1. The meeting was called to order at 10:25 am.

    2. The minutes from April 14 were approved as written.

    3. Comments from the Chairperson: Chairperson Ogundimu thanked all the members for their efforts and contribution to academic governance this past academic year. Much was accomplished through the efforts of all.

    4. Comments from the Assistant Provost: Youatt thanked the committee members and chairperson for a productive year. The committee members, especially the graduate student members Jeremy Hernandez and Jennifer Hodges, put forth extra effort to accomplish many tasks.

    5. Proposed Policy Changes Regarding Integrity of Scholarships and Grades: UCAP was asked to review the possible addition of language to the Academic Freedom Report for Students to include a grade designation for failure due to academic dishonesty. This grade could be designated AD or something else, but not XF as that code conflicted with another code already in place. The request to include the AD (or alternative designation) was approved. The grade will calculate as a 0.0 into the student’s G.P.A.

    6. UCAP reviewed a second draft of the committee’s report responding to a request from ECAC to offer some commentary on the three undergraduate task force reports: Quantitative Literacy, Writing, and Integrative Studies. A final draft will be distributed electronically to UCAP members for a vote.

    7. The UCAP sub-committee charged with investigating the adoption of transcriptable minors reported after reviewing materials including feedback on the subject from Associate Deans. The sub-committee recommended endorsement of the option for disciplines (degree-granting) to change specializations over 18 credits to a minor which would be identified as such on the student’s transcript. MSU is the only Big 10 school without such a classification. Eighteen credits was a logical break point, since only 15/65 had less than 18 credits. The motion was approved.

    8. Elections: Ralph Putnam was elected chair of UCAP for 2005-2006 and Kurt Stirewalt was elected vice chair.

    9. The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 am.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Bridget K. Behe