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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSAL FROM THE EDUCATIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE TO REVISE DROPPING A CLASS: RULES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

On behalf of the Educational Policy Committee, Professor Bill Beckner (mathematics) submitted the following proposal recommending changes to the Dropping a Class 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 DROPPING A CLASS: RULES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

In general, an undergraduate may drop a class through midsemester in a long-session semester and through the last class day in a summer term. However, the student must meet the conditions described below and must abide by the quantity of work rule given on pages 78–80. The dates of the deadlines discussed below are given in the academic calendar, pages vii–xiii. In addition to other required approvals, international students must have the written consent of the International Office to drop a class. On the recommendation of the instructor and with the approval of the student’s academic dean, a student may be required to drop a class at any time because of neglect or lack of preparation. Delete drops (which remove all indications of the course registration from a student's academic record) may be requested only in the cases of university error or in response to rare and extenuating circumstances. The form requesting the delete drop must be signed by the dean of the college or school in which the student is enrolled.

Rationale: In the course of the work of the Revision of Student Records Committee (RSRC),1 it was discovered that our policy on Dropping a Class should be adjusted to better support current institutional practices and to tighten our administration of academic records.



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



1Committee appointed by Provost Leslie and Vice President Gonzalez.