Student Regulations Committee
March 31, 2010
Members: Jeff Streator (Chair), Bill Drummond (Secretary), Mitch Keller, Charles
Non-voting Members: Reta Pikowsky (Registrar), Bill Schafer (Vice President for Student Affairs), Wayne Whiteman (Executive Board Liaison)
Members: Naresh Thadhani, Miroslav Begovic, Parker Hancock, Corey Boone, Jung
Non-voting members: none absent
1. The meeting
began at 10:35 am.
2. The Minutes for 3/17/2010 were reviewed and the following changes were recommended:
a. The phrase “guilty of” changed to “responsible for” in item 4.
b. The phrase
“March 17” dropped from item 3b.
a. Reta Pikowsky proposed changes in the grade substitution policy. At present students may use the grade substitution policy to (1) retake a course in which they had received an “F, ” (2) receive an “F” in the retaken course, (3) substitute the new “F” to eliminate the prior “F,” (4) sometimes resulting in an increase in GPA, and (5) avoiding dismissal status and/or a required intervention.
b. The minutes of the meeting when the policy was passed do not shed any light on the issue.
c. Reta will
consult with Kent Barefield, Student Regulations Committee chair at the time.
4. Rules for
a. Reta Pikowsky reported a problem with enforcing the current Pass/Fail rules that are linked to the student’s program of study. With students changing majors, it is impossible to enforce the current rule. She proposed an alternative not linked to the program of study.
b. She will consult
with the academic advisors to see if the new language will be an improvement
a. Reta Pikowsky raised several problems with the current final exam conflict policy. If students fail to resolve a problem with conflicting exams, it can be impossible to schedule an alternative time, especially for large classes in math and physics.
b. The committee will discuss this issue further at a future meeting.
6. The meeting adjourned at 11:25 am.