Student Regulations Committee

November 4, 2009

Minutes

 

 

Present:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Voting Members: Jeff Streator (Chair), Bill Drummond (Secretary), Mitch Keller, Parker Hancock, Charles Parsons, Miroslav Begovic

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

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††††††††††††††††† Guests:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Carole Moore (Provostís office)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jimmy Williams (SGA) (a proxy for Corey Boone)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ken Cunefare (Mechanical Engineering)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rob Parrish (SGA)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Absent:††††† Voting Members:††††††† Corey Boone, Naresh Thadhani, Jung Choi
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Non-voting members:

 

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1.      The meeting began at 2:07 pm.

2.      Examinations for advanced standing

The Registrarís office currently grants modern languages proficiency credit in a manner similar to AP and other advanced credit.† The proposed rule change will codify the current practice.†


The new proposed Item 9, which is an addendum to the current Rules and Regulations was approved:

 

Students may submit the Advanced Standing application and fee to obtain proficiency credit for foreign language at the 1001-1002 level upon completion of two classes in the same language at the 2000-level or higher with a minimum grade of C.

3.      Cross-enrollment and concurrent registration.

Last year the SRC removed the petition requirement for concurrent registration during the summer.† The basic motivation for the current proposed changes is to broaden the choice of free electives.† There was concern in the committee about the case when other institutionís courses having only a portion of the material in our courses.

In the change proposed by the Registrarís office, A becomes more restrictive and B becomes less restrictive.

 

The committee agreed to table the proposal until more information on the intent and effects of the changes is available.† The committee would like to invite the proposal originators to meet with the committee to explain the proposal rationale.

 

 

4.      Week preceding final exams (WPFE) policy

SGA representatives previously provided to the committee a new version of the proposed policy.† Discussion revolved about several points.

a.       The current WPFE policy resides in the Faculty Handbook.† The Statutes Committee has given permission to SRC to place the new WPFE policy in the catalog.

b.      Item C1 in the proposal should become a preamble and read ďThe following applies to the week proceeding final exams (WPFE) during standard terms.Ē

c.       The material in item C6 should be moved to the section concerning course syllabi and cross-referenced.

d.      The committee discussed at length item C 3.† The SGA representatives explained that the fundamental purpose is to allow students to schedule their time commitments during a highly stressful time period.† At present they cannot do so if major projects, large components of projects, or new homework assignments are unexpectedly assigned for WPFE.†† The committee discussed whether this item constituted micro-management and was too intrusive in dictating what teachers could and could not do in their courses.† After discussion, the committee members reached general agreement that item C3 was acceptable as written.

e.       A formal vote on the WPFE was planned for the next SRC meeting, giving additional time for the committee to review and suggest revisions, as needed.

5.      The next SRC meeting is scheduled for November 11th at 2:00, location to be announced.

6.      The meeting adjourned at 3:07pm.