|Curriculum Action Notice|
|From:||Academic Affairs Committee||Date:||January 21, 1999|
|This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Please forward any comments or concerns to Howard Iseri, Elliott Hall 213-B, ext.4701, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Program Change Proposal: AAS Respiratory Therapy. Nature of Changes: ENG 090 and MA 090 added to bring program into compliance with University policy.|
Program Change Proposal: AAS Radiology Technology. Nature of Changes: ENG 090 and MA 090 added to bring program into compliance with University policy.
Academic Policy Proposals (from the Provost):
The major points in this proposal that I (Howard) see are:
|40% rule stays.|
No minor or language requirement for BA's.
Students may dual major across degrees getting the degree associated with the primary major.
A description of the proposal follows. Department chairs should have a copy of the full proposal along with supporting documents.|
Degree Standards document:
|1.||Baccalaureate degrees will have a minimum of 120 credits and a maximum of 138.|
|2.||Upper right side of ER for baccalaureate degrees must have a minimum of 25% of total credits required.|
|3.||All baccalaureate degrees except BM's will have a minimum of 40% in gen ed. BM's will have a minimum of 30%. BA's and BS's may specify no more than 1/3 of gen ed requirements.|
|4.||For baccalaureate degrees, a minimum of 40% of credit requirements must be completed at 300-400 level and 40% of upper right side must be at 300-400 level.|
|5.||BA's will include a major program with credit requirements not exceeding 1/3 of the total degree program. A minor area and/or a foreign language proficiency may be required.|
|6.||BS's will include a major program with credit requirements not exceeding 1/2 of the total degree program.|
Additional academic policies (some are simply changes in the catalog):|
|1.||Associate degrees: Minimum of 60 credits (090 courses increase credit hours required for graduation.)|
|Gen ed:||50% of credits for AA's; 40% for AS's.|
|Core:||ENG 112 (3), COM 101 (3), Fine Arts (3), HPE (1).|
|Dist:||AA's 20 credits, AS's 14 credits in 3 of 5 blocks with no more than two courses with the same prefix in any block.|
|Two W courses in addition to ENG 112.
|2.||Residency: 25% of requred credits must be completed at MU.|
|3.||Delete references to ED 090.|
|4.||Dual Majors: Dual majors will earn degree associated with primary major. Second majors will be noted on transcripts as "Successfully completed all requirements of the academic major in |
|5.||Academic Minors: Delete references to BA's having to choose a minor or language.|
|6/7.||Transfer Evaluation: No limit on credits accepted for transfer. Students must have earned a 2.0 GPA to transfer credit. Students must complete 50% of major and 25% of degree at MU.|
|8.||Application Fee for Community College Graduates: Fee waived for PA community college graduates.|
|9.||Students enrolled in 090, 100-level, and 200-level courses receive mid-semester grades on a scale of A to F.|