|Present: Beth Basista, Carol Holdcraft, Joe Law, Jan Maxwell,
Tim Rafferty, Anne Runyan, Tom Sav, Joe Slater, Roy Vice, Jeanne Fraker,
Minutes: Minutes of September 28, 1998 were approved as distributed.
Old Business: Implementation of Drop/Add Policies
The committee heard concerns expressed by Jay Thomas on behalf
of the Graduate Council. With regard to the Add Policy they are concerned
about possibly discouraging students from adding a class when instructor
signature is required after the 2nd day of the quarter, rather than the
5th day of the quarter. With regard to the faculty initiated drop, they
are concerned that the policy not be interpreted as forcing faculty to
drop students based on attendance.
Old Business: Minor/major Programs:
The committee heard concerns expressed by Todd Brittingham from the
Registrar's Office. With regard to the 2nd day Add policy, more students
would need faculty signatures on add slips before adds could be processed.
Students being newly admitted to the University during the first week of
the quarter would have to get faculty signatures to add each course in
their schedules. Senior citizens, who can only register for free after
the first day of the quarter, would have a more limited time to register
without obtaining faculty signatures on add slips. With regard to the faculty
initiated drop option, there was concern about the increase in paper work
and the possible confusion of paperwork crossing between drops and adds.
How students would be notified that they had been dropped was also an issue.
There was also the concern that students might come to expect that they
would be automatically dropped from classes they did not attend and thus
would not take responsibility for dropping themselves from classes.
Jennifer Penick from the Financial Aid office shared with the committee
information about how her office works to comply with federal and state
policies with regard to dispersing funds to students and checking on their
enrollment status. Students who are dropped from classes might lose part
of their funding, have funding recalled, or have to begin their loan paybacks
if they are determined to be enrolled in fewer hours than they had originally
The committee discussed the original intent of the changes to the drop/add
policies and the appropriateness of being involved in the specifics of
an implementation plan. The chair will draft a report to the Senate Executive
Committee for review at the next meeting.
Environmental Health Sciences Minor: The committee will defer
full review of the proposal pending clarifications requested of the EH
Placement in GE Mathematics Classes: A proposal from the College
of Liberal Arts was distributed for review at the next meeting.
The committee adjourned. Meetings for the remainder of the quarter were
scheduled for Tuesdays, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, and Nov. 24 at 9:00 am in 032