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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

EDUCATIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION THAT UNIVERSITY GRADE POINT AVERAGE BE BASED ON IN RESIDENCE GRADE POINT AVERAGE

On behalf of the Educational Policy Committee, Professor Archie Holmes, (electrical and computer engineering and committee chair) submitted the following proposal recommending that University grade point average be based on in residence grade point average.

The secretary has classified this as general legislation. It will be presented to the Faculty Council for discussion at its meeting on March 21, 2005.

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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council

 

EDUCATIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION THAT UNIVERSITY GRADE POINT AVERAGE BE BASED ON IN RESIDENCE GRADE POINT AVERAGE

Motion: The Educational Policy Committee recommends that legislation be adopted that requires all academic decisions related to a University grade point average be based on the “in residence” grade point average. These would include scholarships, honors, graduation, and probation and dismissal.

Background and Rationale: The “in residence” grade point average is based on course work taken and completed in the University; it does not include credit-by-examination, courses taken by extension or correspondence, or online courses that are recorded as transfer credit.

Using this grade point average, which the University already calculates, would ensure that decisions are based upon the performance of a student while enrolled in regular University classes, where standards are more consistent and subject to faculty review. In addition, using the in residence grade point average clearly identifies the student in academic difficulty and provides an opportunity for earlier intervention.

 

Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 10, 2005. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.