Millersville University, Faculty Senate

To: Faculty Senate
From: Joel B. Piperberg, Chair, Academic Standards Committee
Date: February 6, 1996

Fall 1995 Report of the Academic Standards Committee

1. The Academic Standards Committee met on January 17 and 18, 1996 from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM to hear the appeals of those students dismissed at the end of the Fall 1995 semester. The following table summarizes the results for this semester.

CATEGORIES NUMBER (PERCENTAGE)
Total number of dismissals 113
Total number of appeals 55 (49% of dismissals)
Number of appeals granted 32 (58% of appeals)
Number of dismissals upheld 23 (42% of appeals)

DEMOGRAPHICS OF DISMISSED STUDENTS

A. Race and Gender Data*--The self-reported racial idenitification of the dismissed students appears below:

41% females 82% white 4% Hispanic
59% males 12% African-American 2% Asian

B. School of Students Dismissed*

(%) of Students School Mode Major
41% HMSS BUAD
19% SCMA BIOL
17% EDUC PSYC
24% NONE UND

MAJOR # OF STUDENTS MAJOR # OF STUDENTS
Undecided 27 Ind. Tech. 3
Business 14 OSHM 3
English 9 Sociology 3
Biology 7 Social Work 3
Psychology 5 EDTE 2
Art 4 Meteorology 2
Computer Science 4 Social Studies 2
Elem. Ed. 4 Geography 1
Math 4 International Studies 1
Communications 4 Music 1
History 3 Political Science 1

*Data were provided by the Registrar's Office.

Every student received verbal notification of the Committee's decision immediately following their hearing and a formal (written) notification approximately one week later from the Committee Chairperson. Students whose appeals were granted received recommendations appropriate to their needs (e.g., counseling, academic advisement, career planning, repeating courses, etc.) in order to assist them in quickly reestablishing a satisfactory academic standing.

2. The Committee also heard seven requests for readmission to the University under the terms of the Academic Amnesty policy. All seven requests were approved by the Committee and notification of the Committee's approval was sent to the Registrar.

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