Student Regulations Committee
September 1, 2009
Members: Jeff Streator (Chair), Bill Drummond (Secretary),Miroslav
Begovic, Mitch Keller, Charles Parsons
Non-voting Members: Reta Pikowsky (Registrar)
Bill Schafer, Wayne Whiteman (EB Liaison)
Guests: Carole Moore (Provost’s office)
Redding (Registrar’s office)
Members: Parker Hancock, Naresh Thadhani, Corey Boone, Jung Choi
Non-voting members: None
meeting began at 1:00 pm.
2. The Committee
elected Jeff Streator to continue as Committee Chair and Bill Drummond was
appointed by the Chair to serve again as Secretary.
Pikowsky presented a listing of issues to be considered by the committee this
year. These include:
a) Class attendance policy
b) Academic calendar
c) Examinations for advanced standing
d) Cross-enrollment and concurrent registration
e) Undergraduate and graduate degrees
4. The Committee
discussed class attendance policy. The basic problem is that the current regulation
states “students will be permitted to make up work” for an excused
extra-curricular absence. (The Registrar’s office is the only source of
excused absences.) Some instructors consider the absence to count toward a
“drop one test” provision so the student missing the test cannot drop an
additional test. Some instructors will exclude the missed test when
calculating the student’s average. From the instructors’ perspective, make-up
tests can be very difficult to fairly administer.
The committee tabled the issue pending revised language from the Registrar, which would attempt to (a) enforce fairness in treatment for students with excused absences while (b) not forcing faculty to give difficult-to-implement make-up tests or quizzes.
committee briefly discussed the academic calendar. The drop date is usually on
Friday, but the percentages as specified in the current regulation may not
always work out cleanly. The Registrar will draft new language to be placed in
the A. Grades section to refer to the calendar section.
6. The meeting adjourned at 2:00 pm.