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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

March 23, 2003

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, ext. 4521, hbiblehi@mnsfld.edu.

The GRADUATE COUNCIL has requested the following curricular actions:

#1 Action: Program Change: GRADUATE PROGRAM: Academic Dismissal Policy

Rationale for change: Currently, the policy allows graduate students who receive an F in a course to remain in their graduate program. Graduate Council recommends dismissal of any graduate student who receives a grade of F. The appeal process allows exceptions for extraordinary reasons.

List Changes:
Academic Dismissal Policy
A student who receives an F in a course is automatically dismissed from the University. A student whose cumulative QPA (quality point average) is below 3.0 at the end of any semester is placed on academic probation until the QPA rises to a minimum of 3.0.
Probationary status does not mean that a student is dismissed from the University. It means that the student is not currently meeting the standard required for graduation and that corrective action is required. A student on probation will receive a letter from the University about the
probationary status.
Failure to achieve the minimum QPA within one academic year will result in dismissal from the University. A student who receives an F in a course is automatically dismissed from the University. If there is an extraordinary reason for which the student believes he/she should be reinstated, the student may appeal to the Associate Provost.

Action #2 Program Change: GRADUATE PROGRAM: Repeating a Course Policy

Rationale for Change: Currently, the policy allows graduate students who receive an F in a course to repeat the course. Graduate Council recommends dismissal of any graduate student who receives a grade of F rather than the opportunity to retake the course.

List All Changes:
Repeating a Course Policy
When a student repeats a course, the last grade received shall be used in computing the cumulative quality point average (QPA). Previous grades for repeated courses will still appear on the transcript. Students must notify the Academic Records Office if they intend to repeat a course. Academic
Records Office, 112 South Hall, (570) 662-4202.

 

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