Committee on Academic Policies and Standards (CAPS)

Minutes for 1/19/05

 

Faculty Members Present: Susan Crutchfield, Mike Haupert, Mark Headington, Adrienne Loh (Chair), Gary MacDonald, Marc Rott, Bill Wehrs, Marcie Wycoff-Horn

Students Members Present: Emily Kruger

Members Excused:  Jac Bulk

Guests/Consultants: Carla Burkhardt (SAH), Gwen Deutsch (CLS), Amelia Dittman (CBA), Kathy Elgin (CLS), Tim Walls (SAH)

 

1.  The meeting was called to order by chair Loh at 8:10 a.m.

 

2.  The minutes from the 12/03/04 meeting were approved with minor corrections.

 

3.  Student Appeals

 

Motion:  Haupert moved to convene in a closed session to consider [ ? ]. section 19.85 (1)(f) of Wisconsin Statutes. Crutchfield seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously with a roll call vote (8-0-0).

 

Motion:  Headington moved that the committee use a standing motion to approve the students appeals.  Haupert seconded the motion.  The motion passed (8-0-0).

 

     a)  The committee heard appeals of academic ineligibility from SAH.

 

Student #1: Appeal denied 0-7-1

 

Student #2: Appeal denied 0-7-1

 

     b) The committee heard appeals of academic ineligibility from CBA.

 

            Student #3: Appeal denied 0-7-1

 

            Student #4: Appeal denied 0-8-0

 


 

     c) The committee heard appeals of academic ineligibility from SAH.

 

            Student #5: Appeal denied 0-8-0

 

            Student #6: Appeal approved 7-1-0

 

4.  A meeting to hear more appeals was tentatively set for Friday 1/21//05, 1 pm.

 

5.  Review of Spring ’05 agenda items

 

     a)  Fall ’05 enrollments

            UW-L has decided to admit 200 extra transfer students on top of the already-increased enrollment target.  CAPS will review Fall targets this Spring term.  Loh will meet with Diane Schumacher (Registrar) to compile data on the success rates of transfer students and freshmen.  Discussion ensued regarding other data to consider:  a breakdown of success rates by college and by various transfer student types; data on out-of-state and special students; ACT scores of transfer students; our sister institutions’ numbers, success rates, and guidelines regarding transfer students.

 

     b)  Fall ’04 enrollment targets

 

     c)  Considering a defined CAPS meeting time

 

     d)  Evaluating the summer session start date policy

 

     e)  Whether CAPS should regulate daily scheduling during Summer terms and   

the number of credits to be taken in a condensed time

 

6.  The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Susan Crutchfield