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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSAL CONCERNING ACADEMIC ADVISING AND REPETITION OF A COURSE IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

Dean Mary Ann Rankin filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposal concerning academic advising and repetition of a course in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog. The dean submitted the proposal to the secretary on November 27, 2001, indicating that the departments in the College of Natural Sciences, as well as the College of Natural Sciences Course and Curriculum Committee approved it. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 7, 2002, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 18, 2002. The committee forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty on March 1, 2002, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by March 13, 2002.


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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 5, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSAL CONCERNING ACADEMIC ADVISING AND REPETITION OF A COURSE IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

In Chapter 9 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002, on page 399, in the section ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION, make the following changes:

ACADEMIC ADVISING

Students in the College of Natural Sciences are advised by faculty members and by academic advisers at one of the collegeƐs advising centers. Students who are not seeking a degree and those who have not yet selected a major are advised through the Student Division of the Office of the Dean.

Academic advising in the college begins after the twelfth class day in the fall and spring and after the fourth class day in the summer. Students for whom advising is required are encouraged to meet with an adviser as early as possible. Those who wait until the period immediately before registration may be unable to schedule an appointment and therefore may be unable to register.

In Chapter 9 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002, on page 399, in the section ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, before the section HONORS, make the following addition:

REPETITION OF A COURSE

No student may enroll in any course in the College of Natural Sciences more than twice, even if the course is needed to meet degree requirements, without first obtaining the written consent of his or her major adviser and of the department that offers the course; students in colleges other than the College of Natural Sciences need only departmental approval. A symbol of Q or W counts as an enrollment unless it has been approved by the dean's office for nonacademic reasons.

Departments in the College of Natural Sciences may have additional requirements for students who repeat courses.

Rationale: Repetition of a course is indicative that a student may be pursuing an inappropriate major and/or having problems with a specific course in a major. This policy will ensure that advisers will review their advisees progress toward a degree. Also, increasing demands on classroom and lab space necessitates the curtailing of non-substantive dropping of classes.