Recommendation to change drop date to 10 class days after midpoint of semester
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
Therefore be it resolved that the date to drop a course revised to ten class days after the midpoint of the semester.
Current policy (seen under Change of Policy at http://catalog.uni.edu/generalinformation/academicregulations/ 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Courses dropped after the deadline for dropping with a W (Withdrawn), which is 10 calendar days after the end of the first half of the fall and spring semesters and at the mid-point of half-semester and summer session courses,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.