Millersville University, Faculty Senate

Attachment B

Faculty Senate Minutes

3 December 1996

TO: Faculty Senate
FROM: Don Eidam (deidam@marauder, 3004)
DATE: 3 December 1996

I ask you to refer the following to the Academic Policies Committee for their first spring 1997 meeting.

In light of the introduction next fall of intermediate grades, the following Governance Manual references may need to be considered for interpretation or possible revision, as well as, perhaps, Governance Manual references to minimal QPA's (academic probation, graduation honors, ...).

(Inexplicably, I have found no Governance Manual reference to the requirement that all students must complete ENGL110 and COMM100 with a grade of "C" or higher.)

In addition to the above references, the Academic Policies Committee may wish to consider recommending a global policy covering all departmental references to letter grade minima (e.g. admission-to-the-major and retention-in-the-major criteria, prerequisites for courses), with exceptions to that policy to be accomplished simply by the department chair's informing the Provost.

The most common interpretations(*) by universities that have adopted intermediate grades seem to be the following:

*Source: university Web pages