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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

EDUCATIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE
PROPOSAL FOR CHANGE IN THE UNIVERSITY’S HONORS CRITERIA

On behalf of the Educational Policy Committee, Co-chairs Archie Holmes (associate professor, electrical and computer engineering) and Paul Woodruff (professor, philosophy) have presented the following proposal for action by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 16, 2004.


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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 12, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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EDUCATIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE
PROPOSAL FOR CHANGE IN THE UNIVERSITY’S HONORS CRITERIA

The committee was asked by Vice-Provost Lucia Gilbert to consider catalogue changes for honors criteria used by The University. In response, the Educational Policy Committee makes the following four recommendations for endorsement by the Faculty Council:1

1) The University should use in-residence GPA in all honors criteria instead of the University GPA.

2) The Provost office should work with the various colleges to ensure that all graduation honors use in-residence GPA as the criteria instead of the University GPA.
3)

The designation for College Scholars should be changed to the following:

On Honors Day each spring, the University designates outstanding students as College Scholars. To be designated a College Scholar, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • The student must be registered as an undergraduate for at least twelve semester hours of coursework, unless he or she lacks fewer than twelve hours to complete degree requirements. Students who hold an undergraduate degree are not eligible.
  • The student must have completed at least twelve hours in either the spring or fall semester of the previous calendar year.
  • The student must have completed at least thirty semester hours of coursework at the University, excluding credit by examination, and at least sixty semester hours of college coursework, including transferred work and credit by examination.
  • The student must have an in-resident grade point average of at least 3.50.

4)

The designation for Distinguished College Scholars should be added to the Catalog and should read as follows:

On Honors Day each spring, the University designates outstanding students as Distinguished College Scholars. To be designated a Distinguished College Scholar, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • The student must be registered as an undergraduate for at least fifteen semester hours of coursework, unless he or she lacks fewer than fifteen hours to complete degree requirements. Students who hold an undergraduate degree are not eligible.
  • The student must have completed at least fifteen hours in either the spring or fall semester of the previous calendar year.
  • The student must have completed at least thirty semester hours of coursework at the University, excluding credit by examination, and at least sixty semester hours of college coursework, including transferred work and credit by examination.
  • The student must have an in-resident grade point average of at least 3.80.


1At its meeting on February 16, the Faculty Council modified the legislation to exclude credit earned through credit-by-examination and correspondence, extension, and AP courses.