Committee on Academic Policies and Standards (CAPS)

Minutes for October 17, 2008


Members present:      S. Anglehart, U. Barquero, J. Boyle, R. Gillis, R. Haro, D. Lake, K. Lefevre, P. Randolph, S. Van Dalsem, J. Shadforth

Members excused:   C. Lee

Consultants:               C. Bakkum, C. Burkhardt, A. Dittman, M. Evenson, G. Herling, B. Hoar, K Hunt, Betsy Morgan, T. Richter, B. Taylor, Teri Thill, J. Von Ruden, T. Walls


  1. The meeting was called to order at 3:18 by chair J. Shadforth.   


  1. M/S/P (10,0,0) to approve minutes from August 27, 2008.


  1. M/S to go into closed session to hear student appeals.  By roll call vote, motion passed.  For each appeal, the standing motion is to approve the appeal.


  1. The committee heard appeals to request a waiver to apply a modification of the policy on course repeat from outside institution from one College of Science and Health (SAH) student:  

  Approved         9-1-0


  1. The meeting moved back into open session.


  1. M/S/P (9,1,0) to approve the discontinuation of the current 4-course drop policy.  Students will be permitted an unlimited number of drops.


  1. M/S/P (9,0,0) to approve new language for the Retention Standards.  The language would reflect total credit number, not number of semesters attended.


  1. M/S/P (9,0,0) to approve discontinuation of midterm grading reports for general education courses as it exists but to explore better opportunities to keep students informed of when they are at risk.


  1. Discussion of UW-L’s current Repeat Policy.


10.  The meeting was adjourned at 4:58  p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Anglehart, Secretary