Committee on Academic Policies and Standards (CAPS)

Minutes for October 23rd, 2009


Members present:   S. Anglehart, J. Boyle, B. Butterfield, D. Heying, K. Hunt, E. Kraemer, P.Miller, S. Morris, O. Radke, P. Randolph, S. Van Dalsem

Members excused:  G. Iguchi

Consultants:            S. Keller, S. Stine

Guests:                    C. Bakkum, K. Koepke, B. Udermann



  1. The meeting was called to order at 2:17 pm by S. Anglehart.  


  1. M/S to approve September 2nd, 2009 minutes as amended  (10-0-0)


  1. M/S to approve September 18th, 2009 minutes as amended  (10-0-0)


**Jeff Boyle arrived at 2:21 pm


  1.  The committee discussed the student absence policy for student athletes and student soldiers


M/S to retain current absence policy without change (11-0-0)


  1.  The committee discussed the university’s final exam policy.  K. Koepke and B. Udermann spoke on the issue of the final exam policy for online courses.  The committee will consider a motion to recommend a change in the final exam policy to accommodate online courses at its next meeting.


  1. The meeting was adjourned at 3:40 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Shane Van Dalsem, Recorder