Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Petitions and Administrative Matters (Full Committee)
Monday, August 18th, 2008
Present: Kubanek (BIO), Tone (HTS), Bottomley (CHEM), Ferri (ME), Schatz (PHYS), Seitzman (AE), Higgins (MGT), Agrawal (CHBE), Amekudzi (CEE), Benkeser (BME), Riley (ECE), Jefferey (ECON), Isbell (COC) Winegarden (ARCH), Barke ( PUBP), Parsons (MGT), Stein (DOS), Pikowsky (REG)
Visitors: Jones (REG), Senft (REG)
A motion was made and seconded to allow the Registrar some administrative authority in these cases. The motion was seconded and approved.
Procedure for Handling Petitions for Additional Credits in the Final Term
Students who wish to take more credits than their academic standing would normally allow must submit a petition to the faculty. This includes students who have applied to graduate and who wish to take more credits than their academic standing would normally allow in their final term of enrollment. For these graduating students, the petitions will be handled in the following manner:
The student completes the petition and has it signed by the Major School.
The Major School forwards the petition to the Registrar, adding information pertinent to the request.
If the student is in good standing and wishes to take more than 21 credits (to a limit of 24), the Registrar will act on the petition administratively and take it to the Committee only if she has concerns about it. If the student wishes to take more than 24 credits, the petition will automatically go to the Committee.
If the student is on academic warning, the Registrar will act on the petition administratively, up to 19 hours, and will take it to the Committee only if she has concerns about it. If the student wishes to take more than 19 hours, the petition will automatically go to the Committee.
If the student is on probation, the petition will automatically go to the Committee regardless of how many credits over 14 the student wishes to take.
Reta Pikowsky added that the Registrar’s Office is compiling a list of questions and that some of those would be appropriately vetted through the IUCC before going on to the Rules and Regulations Committee.
All were approved except as noted:
2- Late Term Withdrawal Appeal (1 Denied)
2- Readmit 2nd drop
2- Late Selective withdrawal (1 denied)
7- Late Withdrawal term (2 Denied)
4- Extend Credit hours 1 to 6
1- Readmit 3rd drop
2- Academic Renewal
9- Hour Overloads (4 Denied)
1- 36-Hour Waiver and Repeat F at another institution
1- Remove W from Transcript (1 Denied)
1- Use French 1001 and 1002 for 1 hour of Humanities (1 Denied)
The following petitions met the guidelines for “Administrative Action,” and were decided by the Registrar under the authority granted to her by the Committee. All were approved except as noted:
1- Readmit FA08
2- 10-year rule waiver
10- Return FA08 after SU08 withdrawal
3- Use D instead of F in class to meet graduation requirements
1- MUSI classes registered incorrectly for Free Elective