Student Regulations Committee

February 22, 2007

Minutes

 

Members Present:  Jeff Streator (Chair); Ray Vito, Thomas Habetler,  

                              Mitch Keller, Reta Pikowsky

 

 

Guests: Alex Wang (Academic Affairs Chair for SGA), John Stein (Dean of Students), Karen Pierce (Curriculum Integration Coordinator—International Plan), Assistant Registrar

The meeting convened at 3:05 pm. 

 

1.      Pass/Fail Policy

·        Alex Wang presented a proposed change to the Pass/Fail policy.  The gist of the proposal was to allow students to change the grade basis of the class to Pass/Fail from a Letter Grade basis or vice-versa up to the last day to withdraw from a class, as opposed to the end of the registration as per the current policy.   The Committee was in favor of the change, but felt the proposed wording needed revision for additional clarity.   Alex agreed to revise the wording and re-submit to the Committee for future consideration.

 

2.      Cross Enrollment and Concurrent Registration; Class Attendance; Taking Graduate & Undergraduate Classes

Several changes to the Regulations that had been informally approved by the Committee at a previous meeting were presented by the Registrar for a final read:

 

·        It was proposed to add the following to Section XI (Cross Enrollment and Concurrent Registration), Sub-Section B (Eligibility), Part 1 of the Student Rules and Regulations:

 

International Plan students may cross enroll or register concurrently for a language course(s) not offered at Georgia Tech as early as the second semester of their first year of enrollment. Special permission to do this will be granted to accepted IP students only. Forms and procedures are available from the Registrar’s Office.

 

      This addition was approved unanimously[1] by the Committee.  

 

·        It was proposed to add the following to Section VII (Deficiencies), Sub-Section B (Removal of Deficiencies), Part 2 of the Student Rules and Regulations:

When a course in which a “D” grade was earned is repeated and a grade of “F” is earned, the student must file a Petition to the Faculty to be allowed to use the “D” grade to meet graduation requirements.

 

      This addition was approved unanimously[2] by the Committee.

 

·        It was proposed to add the following to Section IX (Scheduling) of the Student Rules and Regulations:

 

D. Attending Classes

1. Students may attend only those particular classes for which they are registered and paid.

      After discussion, the Committee voted unanimously1 to approve the following revised version:

D. Attending Classes

1. Students may attend only those particular classes for which they are registered, or for which they have permission from the instructor.

·        It was proposed to add the following to Section IX (Scheduling) of the Student Rules and Regulations:

 

E. Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Courses

Seniors with a grade point average of at least 2.7 may schedule graduate courses. In order to do so, the student must obtain permission from the school or department offering the course.

A. Credit toward the master's degree for up to twelve hours of courses taken as an undergraduate may be received under the following conditions.

1.                  The student was in residence at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters before registering for the course(s).

2.                  The student did not apply credit for the course toward the baccalaureate degree.   (See Graduate Course Option for special exceptions in certain schools.)

F. Graduate Students Taking Undergraduate Courses

Graduate students who wish to take a 1000 or 2000 level course must obtain a permit from the department teaching the course. The student must have the department of instruction enter a permit on their account, and then come to the Registrar’s Office in room 104 of the Tech Tower to have the course added to their schedule. Institute policy allows graduate students to take a 1000 or 2000 level course on a pass/fail or audit basis only.

 

      This addition was approved unanimously1 by the Committee.

 

3.   Extracurricular Activities

·        The Registrar presented the following proposed new wording to Section XVII (Extracurricular Activities), Sub-Section E (Intercollegiate Athletics Regulations), Part 1

 

1.                  To be eligible for intercollegiate athletic competition, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.                  be eligible to enroll in the following term;

 

      After discussion involving opposing views, the issue was tabled for lack of a quorum.          

 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:20pm.

 

 

 

Prepared by J. Streator

February 23, 2007

 

 

 



[1] L. Jacobs submitted his vote via e_mail.

[2] L. Jacobs submitted his vote via e_mail.