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2006 - 11/09

agenda status: approved

University Committee on Academic Policy

Meeting of Thursday, November 9, 2006
10:15 a.m., Administration Bldg. Board Room

  1. Approval of the Agenda
  1. Approval of Minutes of the October 12, 2006 Meeting.
  1. Comments from the Chairperson
  1. Comments from the Associate Provost
  1. Religious Observance Subcommittee Proposal.......... (Attachment)
  1. Academic Dishonesty Subcommittee..........(Attachment)
  1. Fall Break Subcommittee Update
  1. Roundtable

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Attachments: Religious Observance Subcommittee Proposal

minutes status: approved

approved at meeting of 11/30/2006

UCAP Minutes for meeting held on 11/09/2006

University Committee on Academic Policy
Thursday, November 9, 2006
Meeting Minutes

Members Present: Dennis Banks, Renée Canady, R. Sekhar Chivukula, Peter Cobbett, Richard Hallgren, Yen-Hwei Lin, Folke Lindahl, Helen Mayer, Philip Moon, Ralph Putnam, Brandon Sethi, Mike Shields, Jon Sticklen, Alex von Eye, Connie Zheng, Keri Zolman

Members Absent: Antonio Nunez, Edmund Outslay, Daniel Roth, Colleen Tremonte, Paul Turner III, Bruce Vanden Bergh

Agenda: November 9, 2006 agenda was approved.

Minutes: October 12, 2006 minutes were approved.

Comments from Chair
Ralph Putnam discussed issues that would be coming to the committee’s attention in the near future:
      Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics: ECAC referred invitation to join the coalition to UCAP
      Academic Scholars Program: discuss making this a permanent program
Comments from the Associate Provost
Assoc. Deans are finalizing their recommendations and, in addition to those mentioned by Ralph, several additional policy issues will come before the committee soon.

Religious Observance Subcommittee Proposal
The Religious Observance Subcommittee presented a proposal to modify the current Religious Observance Policy. After discussion of the proposal language and the timing appropriate for notification of the intention to be absent from class to observe a religious holiday, the committee recommended further consideration by the subcommittee. The subcommittee will consult with Brandon Sethi and Philip Moon prior to the next discussion to be sure that issues raised by ASMSU are taken into consideration.

Academic Dishonesty Subcommittee
The Academic Dishonesty Subcommittee presented a proposal for modifying the policies related to academic dishonesty. Whereas UCAP in previous consideration of this issue recommended the establishment of an academic dishonesty grade to appear on a student’s transcript, the subcommittee recommended not using such a grade. The subcommittee recommended instead establishing an “Academic Dishonesty Probation” marker that could be placed in the student’s record and would aid in tracking instances of academic dishonesty. They also proposed increasingly severe consequences for repeat offenders. A variety of issues were raised in the discussion of the proposal. The Academic Dishonesty Subcommittee will take these issues into consideration and revise the proposal to be presented at a future meeting of the full committee.

Fall Break Subcommittee Update
The Fall Break Subcommittee will present their report at the next UCAP meeting on November 30, 2006.

Meeting was adjourned at 12:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Keri Zolman