Academic Policies & Standards (CAPS)
September 29, 2000

Present: Carolyn Barber, Scott Cooper, Bob Hoar, Dianne Morrison, Denis Provencher, Barry Schockmel, Gubbi Sudhakaran, Rob Wolf
Absent:    Jerry Davis
Excused:  Steve Mottl, Kris Thompson
Consultants:  Carla Burkhardt, Amelia Dittman, Kathy Elgin, Sandy Keller, Theda Holder
Guests:  Mick Miyamoto, Diane Schumacher, Jan Von Ruden

1. The meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by Chair Rob Wolf.

2. M/S/P to approve the minutes of August 30, 2000 as amended.

3. M/S/P to approve the minutes of April 28, 2000 as amended.

4. M/S/P to approve the request of (Student A) to take SPA 202 off campus as approved by the Foreign Language Department.

5. M/S/P to approve the request of (Student B) to take the equivalent of CHM 100 to replace a previously failed course.

6. There was discussion regarding a letter sent to the Records Office from a student requesting a change of semester “F” grades  to “W” grades.  Diane Schumacher and Mick Miyamoto reported on the sequence of events surrounding this request.  Since the letter did not represent an appeal to CAPS, no motion was made.

There was further discussion about whether  CAPS should pursue the development of a “Bankruptcy” policy.  The consensus was that due to the infrequency of such situations, it would be better to deal with them on a case by case basis.

7. There was discussion about the appropriateness of offering General Education classes in the “J” and “M” terms.  Alternate ways of pursuing this potential topic were discussed.  The Committee concluded that it may be more appropriate to respond to discussion of the General Education Committee.

8.  M/S/P to approve the request from the Physics Department:

 “All students in the Physics Department’s Dual Degree Physics-Engineering Program shall have the requirement that the ‘last 24 credits to be applied toward a degree must be earned as resident credits’ waived.”

The meeting was adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

Post meeting note: The minutes of 4/28/00 were rescinded via email.  The following is the correct admissions policy change.  The minutes were approved including this change.

“Applicants who have not graduated from high school OR (replaces AND) who lack the necessary class rank of required pattern of high school academic unites may be considered for admission on probation if…” (remains the same. See 1.B.1. pg. 9 of current catalog).

Respectfully submitted

Dianne R. Morrison, Rotating Secretary