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Faculty Senate

Recommendation to change drop date to 10 class days after midpoint of semester

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Present such facts as are needed to establish the importance of the problem your petition addresses and to indicate its present status: 

Whereas, the current policy for the timing for dropping a  class while receiving a "W" states that it shall be 10 days after the midpoint of the semester;

and, whereas some semesters, this falls over a weekend or over Spring Break, such as in Spring 2013 when it was the Friday of Spring Break

Clearly indicate the action you wish the Senate to take relative to your petition, beginning with the phrase, "Therefore, be it resolved....": 

Therefore be it resolved that the date to drop a course revised to ten class days after the midpoint of the semester.

Current policy language in catalog

Current policy (seen under Change of Policy at  reads:

Courses dropped after the deadline for dropping with a W (Withdrawn), which is 10 calendar days after the end of the first half of the fall and spring semesters and at the mid-point of half-semester and summer session courses, will be recorded as F (Failed) unless there are unusual circumstances and the student is doing passing work - in which case the instructor, the student's advisor, and the head of the department in which the courses are offered may approve a grade of W.

Final Action Taken: 
Chair Peters emailed Registrar Patton, April 9, 2013; Catalog and "Dates to Observe" updated 4/9/13
Meeting Date: 
Apr 08, 2013