Student Regulations Committee

2008-2009 Annual Report


Meetings of the Committee

During Academic Year 2008-2009, the Student Regulations Committee (SRC) convened on the following meeting dates: 8-25-2008, 9-22-2008, 2-05-2009, and 3-05-2009.† Additionally, e-mail ballots were conducted 9/24/2008 through 9/30/2008 and 4-13-2009 through 4-14-2009.


Issues before the Committee

The SRC considered several proposed changes to Institute regulations regarding graduate and undergraduate students.††† The major issues considered by the SRC in are highlighted below (in order of consideration):


  1. Course Credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) Assessments.†

Discussion was held as to how to implement IB credit policy as required by the Board of Regents (BOR).† After extended discussion, the SRC voted to approve a policy that was a bit more restrictive than the least restrictive policy allowed by the BOR.†† The Registrarís office planned to post information at its web site in accordance with the new policy.


  1. Advanced Standing

The SRC recommended a few changes to the policy governing the requirements for advance standing.† Additional restrictions were added, so that: (1) students cannot take an examination for advanced standing unless prerequisites have been met, except by consent of school offering the course; (2) advance standing is not allowed for laboratory or studio classes, except by consent of the school offering the course; and (3) no more than 9 credits of advanced standing may be used to meet degree requirements.


  1. Deadline to Change Grade Mode to and From Pass/Fail (P/F)†

The SRC recommended that students be allowed to change the grade basis of a class to and from pass/fail no later than the last day to withdraw from classes without penalty, as opposed to the last date to register for classes.


  1. Dead Week

The SRC recommended several changes to the policy regarding examinations and major projects during dead week.† The thrust of the changes was to provide additional clarity of expectations and to allow student more time to prepare for final exams.



Resolution of Issues

Items 1, 2 and 3 were approved by the Academic Senate.† Item 4 was tabled by the Academic Senate and referred back the SRC for re-consideration.


Prepared by J. Streator

2008-2009 Chair, SRC