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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE “DEADLINE TO DROP” POLICY IN THE GENERAL INFORMATION CATALOG 

On behalf of the Educational Policy Committee, Professor Janet Staiger (radio-television-film) has submitted the following proposed changes to the deadline to drop a class policy in the General Information Catalog (GIC).

The Educational Policy Committee approved the changes on a no-protest basis on February 4, 2012. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval resides with UT System.

The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school and is being put forward to the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis. 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 March 19 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 17, 2012.
s.greninger signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council

Distributed through the Faculty Council website on February 6, 2012.

 

 

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE “DEADLINE TO DROP” POLICY IN THE GENERAL INFORMATION CATALOG

Dropping a Class: Rules for Undergraduate Students
page 92 2011-2012 GIC

After the deadline to drop a class for academic reasons.  After the deadline to drop a class for academic reasons has passed, a student may drop a class only with the approval of his or her dean and only for urgent, substantiated, nonacademic reasons. Unless granted a one-time-exception, drops that occur during this period are not counted toward the six-drop limit described above. A student must request the drop form from the student’s dean’s office by the last class day. The completed form must be returned to the student’s dean’s office before the first day of final exams.

Rationale: In the course of the work of the Revision of Student Records Committee1 (RSRC) 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.


1Committee appointed by Provost Leslie and Vice President Gonzalez.