Student Regulations Committee
February 26, 2008
Members: Jeff Streator (Chair), Bill Drummond (Secretary), Mitch
Keller, Ray Vito, Larry Jacobs
Members: Reta Pikowsky (Registrar), Bill Schafer (VPSA)
Moore (Asst. Vice Provost)
Members: Peter McGuire, Thomas Habetler, Eli Riddle, Nikhil Dewan
Non-voting members: Doug
Williams (EB Liaison)
- The meeting began at 4:40 pm.
- The minutes of January 29, 2008 were approved.
- Cross enrollment and concurrent registration in the summer
On this issue, Ray Vito was persuaded by Tom’s argument at the last
meeting. But with further thought he has concluded that when students are
here on campus we, the faculty, have an obligation to advise them. The
prior arrangement fulfilled that obligation but the new one does not. Thus
Ray is not in favor of the SRC’s recommendation for the change in policy
as voted on during the January 29th meeting. He stated, and
the committee concurred, that we should still track this change over the
next year to insure it is not abused.
- Academic renewal
This change is based on the University System of Georgia Board of Regents
policy adopted in 1995. The text of the full policy is available at
The proposed new section 8 will be added after the existing section 7
under “VIII. Withdrawal from School and Readmission” in the current Rules
The proposed Section 8a reads (taken from the USG policy):
University System of Georgia undergraduate students who have been
readmitted or reinstated after a period of absence of five (5) calendar
years or longer are eligible for academic renewal. Academic renewal for
the student signals the initiation of a new grade point average to be used
for determining academic standing. This provision allows University System
of Georgia degree-seeking students who earlier experienced academic
difficulty to make a fresh start and have one final opportunity to earn an
associate or bachelor's degree (BR Minutes, June, 1995, p. 7). The
complete policy is available online at: http://www.usg.edu/academics/handbook/section3/3.16.phtml
The proposed section 8b reads:
The application for academic
renewal shall be considered as a petition to the undergraduate curriculum
The Committee voted unanimously to recommend approval of the new sections.
The registrar’s office will develop a package of information for students and
advisors that will include:
- A petition form,
- A checklist for eligibility, and
- A link to the full Board of Regents policy
5. Academic standing
Reta noted that a correction was made to the wording as contained
in the online Official Catalogue. The source of the error was clerical. The
following change is listed as an update (See: http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/updates/rules/6c.php).
Good academic standing students not on
academic probation are in good academic standing. Students not on academic probation are in good academic standing.
The Committee briefly discussed the level of
complexity with the general policy on academic standing and raised the question
as to whether it could be simplified. However, no motions were forthcoming.
Submitted by Bill Drummond 2/27/2008
Revised by J. Streator 4/15/2008