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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGE OF THE MINIMUM GRADE REQUIREMENT IN THE BRIDGING DISCIPLINES CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AS SPECIFIED IN THE SCHOOL OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012

Dean Paul Woodruff of the School of Undergraduate Studies has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the proposed change to the minimum grade requirement for the Bridging Disciplines Certificate Programs in the School of Undergraduate Studies chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on November 6, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on February 8, 2010, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs.

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 an 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 February 22, 2010.



Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on February 10, 2010.


CHANGE OF THE MINIMUM GRADE REQUIREMENT IN THE BRIDGING DISCIPLINES CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AS SPECIFIED IN THE SCHOOL OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bridging Disciplines Certificate Programs

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
Change minimum grade required in each course from C to C- and require the cumulative GPA of all courses counting toward the BDP to be 2.0 or higher.

Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made. pages 20-22

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
When this section was originally proposed by UGS and reviewed and approved by CUDPR, a minimum grade of C was established for each course in the program. However in subsequent discussion related to plus/minus grading UGSAC voted to set this requirement at C-, as a better reflection of the previous requirement of a minimum grade of C when there was no plus/minus grading. To maintain the same general level of work in the BDP courses as previously prescribed an additional requirement is proposed: the cumulative GPA of all courses counting toward the BDP must be 2.0 or higher.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? Students enrolled in BDPs will be completing majors in other colleges/schools, and the courses comprising the various BDPs are primarily offered by other colleges/schools. However UGS is responsible for oversight of the BDPs, through the faculty panels for the BDPs and through the BDP steering committee.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. This change has not been sent to other colleges/schools. However this decision was made by UGSAC, which includes associate deans from the six largest colleges/schools. It is also being shared with the BDP faculty panels.

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain. No.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain. No.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
College Approval Date: November 6, 2009
Dean Approval Date: November 6, 2009

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.