Student Regulations Committee

March 17, 2010, 10:30am

Student Center, Room 321

Minutes

 

 

Present:                             Voting Members: Jeff Streator (Chair), Bill Drummond (Secretary), Mitch Keller, Corey Boone, Jung Choi, Charles Parsons

                  Non-voting Members: Reta Pikowsky (Registrar), Bill Schafer (Vice President for Student Affairs, Wayne Whiteman (Executive Board Liaison)

                                                           

Guests:                              Chris Schmidt (OSI), Colleen Riggle (ODOS), Ann Laies (Registrar’s Office)

Absent:                              Voting Members: Naresh Thadhani, Miroslav Begovic, Parker Hancock
                                                           

Non-voting members: none absent

 

     

1.      The meeting began at 10:35 am.

2.      The Minutes for 3/3/2010 were approved with amendments for attendance and the following emendation:

Add to item 2: “The purpose of cross-registration is to provide opportunities for students that are not available to them at their home institutions.  Since cross-registered students pay at their home institutions, expanding the course options to those that are offered at the home institution could result in an imbalance of fees being generated.”

3.      Sexual harassment policy changes

 

a.       The committee reviewed a new version of the draft document (dated 3/17/2010) with marginal comments. 

b.      As Jeff Streator recommended, the introductory policy statement from the current text is now included.

c.       The committee discussed the draft and voted unanimously to approve the document with the following changes:

                                                              i.      Drop the current coercion paragraph and replace it with the marginal comment on p. 6 marked [yu3]

                                                            ii.      Edit the new coercion paragraph to drop the comma after “isolation” and change “and/or” to “or.”

                                                          iii.      On p. 7 change on the first line change “giving” to “giving or receiving”

                                                          iv.      At the bottom of p. 7 accept the strikethrough of  “using.”

                                                            v.      At the bottom  of p. 7: drop the entire “public indecency” phrase (with necessary punctuation changes).

                                                          vi.      On p. 9: drop “Continued or repeated” from the verbal abuse phrase as recommended in the c6 comment

4.      Students dropping classes with alleged academic integrity violations

Reta Pikowsky presented a proposal to revise the language on the Registrar’s web site to more precisely define when a “pending violation” begins and a student may not drop a course.  The basic problem is that students should not be able to evade academic misconduct charges by dropping classes so they can no longer be penalized by a lower grade in the course.  The phrase “pending violation” is not currently defined.  The proposed change is intended to inform faculty exactly when the process begins.

The committee discussed the issue but the word “pending” was troublesome since it implies that the student will be responsible for the violation.  The committee voted (5 in favor, 1 opposed) to approve the change as proposed with the word “alleged” substituted for the word “pending” in the current and new text.

5.      The meeting adjourned at 11:30.