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D 8670

DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSAL FROM THE EDUCATIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE TO REVISE THE IN ABSENTIA REGISTRATION POLICY

On behalf of the Educational Policy Committee, Professor Bill Beckner (mathematics) submitted the following proposal recommending changes to the In Absentia Registration policy. The secretary has classified this proposal as general legislation, and it will be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 9, 2011. Final approval resides with UT System.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council and General

 

PROPOSAL FROM THE EDUCATIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE TO REVISE THE IN ABSENTIA REGISTRATION POLICY

A student who is taking the final course(s) remaining to complete degree requirements via non-resident credit or a [A] candidate for a degree who has completed the requirements for graduation and needs to register only for the purpose of having a degree conferred, may register in absentia. In absentia registration is not permitted for any other purpose; for graduate students, in absentia registration is allowed only at the end of the summer session for fall graduation as described below. The fee for in absentia registration is $25. In order for the degree to be posted the remaining coursework must be received, posted, and degree requirements certified by the established deadlines for the term. Students registering in absentia must still meet in-residence requirements before a degree will be conferred.

Rationale: In the course of the work of the Revision of Student Records Committee (RSRC),1 it was discovered that UT Austin's In Absentia Registration policy should be adjusted to better support current institutional practices and is an instance in which we feel the Retroactive Withdrawal policy (D 8669) should be adjusted to tighten administration of academic records.



Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 4, 2011.



1Committee appointed by Provost Leslie and Vice President Gonzalez.