Student Regulations Committee
September 28, 2006
Jeff Streator, Chair; Reta Pikowsky;
Bill Schafer; Bill Drummond; Ray Vito; Larry Jacobs; Allison Graab, student representative
Bobby Beaulieu, student government VP for campus affairs
The meeting convened at 2:00 pm.
of conduct revisions. The Code of Conduct is in the process of
being revised. It will be brought to our committee by October 12,
2006. We will provide feedback by November 17, 2006.
grievance process. The new language distinguishes between the
informal process (step 1) and the formal process (step 2). It
establishes a Web site to begin the informal appeal process and enter a
date of return. The proposed language was modified to include all
graded course materials in the faculty member’s possession. The
language concerning the informal and formal appeals. Reta will modify the proposal and work on the language
for the auto-generated email to be sent to the instructor. She will
bring the new language to our next meeting. The committee reached
unanimous agreement concerning this approach.
of incompletes. We received a proposal to extend the time
available to complete incompletes for study-abroad and coops. Reta argued that there are too many incompletes at
present, and the process is abused. Reta
thinks it is dangerous for students to leave campus with an
incomplete. It isn’t in the best interest of the student to allow
extra time. The students agreed that allowing another semester is
not beneficial for the students. The committee unanimously agreed to
take no action on this proposal.
classes. Reta proposed new language to
keep students not registered for a class from attending. The
language for the number 2 is redundant and will be dropped. The
language now reads “1. Students may attend only those particular classes
for which they are registered and paid.” The committee agreed.
students taking graduate courses. We have a rule at the
beginning of the catalog, but it’s not in the Rules and Regulations where
people expect it. This is the same catalog language cut and
pasted. The committee agreed.
code violations and grades. The new language reads: “In the case
of an alleged academic honor code violation that is not resolved prior to
the final grading cycle for the term, the instructor shall report the
grade excluding the assignment that is under review. When the case
is adjudicated and final grade can be computed based on all assignments,
quizzes, examinations etc., a grade change can be reported as necessary.
The problem is that cases can take
time to resolve. When an I is given, it may
revert to an F, then be changed again once the case is resolved, and the grade
is changed multiple times. Reta will check to
see if a grade of “Not Reported” is an option, instead of Incomplete.
The next meeting will be October
12, at 2:00.