COMMITTEE: Admission and Retention Policies Committee
MEETING DATE: Monday, October 4 (3:30 to 5:00 pm)
PERSON PRESIDING: W. Joseph Thomas
REGULAR MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Wendy Sharer, Amy Frank, Patrice Morris, Natalie Stewart
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Sherri Jones, Jayne Geissler, John Fletcher, Catherine Rigsby, Travis Poole
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Kristen Bonatz, Nita Boyce, Paul Gemperline
ACTIONS OF MEETING
Agenda Item: Approval of Minutes of September 13.
Action Taken: Minutes approved by email
Assigned Additional Duties To: Natalie will forward approved minutes to Lori Lee.
Agenda Item: Latest draft of the Academic Integrity Policy
Discussion: Discussion involved the following topics:
-Length of the document. Is it possible to create a condensed version?
-Questions over allowing leniency versus needing to report all suspected violations to the OSSR.
-Guidelines for working with distance learning students regarding face to face meetings.
-The possibility of adding a section that discusses research misconduct as separate from academic misconduct.
-The registrar's ability to remove the "XF" designation, yet still track that failed course to be sure it's always factored into GPA and never grade replaced.
-The use of "should" versus "will" in some of the wording.
-Allowing students to revise and resubmit an appeal request after the initial appeal has been denied.
-Having the panel members for graduate students consist entirely of graduate faculty.
-The ability for the AIB to make recommendations.
-Is it clear to whom they are making the recommendations?
-It it required that those individuals comply with the AIB's recommendations?
Action Taken: Wendy Sharer made some edits based on the discussion.
Assigned Additional Duties To:
-Wendy will send the edited version to the committee for an email vote.
-Wendy will alert Maggie to the changes.
-If the document is approved, it will be sent to the University Attorney's office for additional comments before it goes to the Faculty Senate.