Minutes of the Meeting of the Undergraduate Council

November 2, 2010

 

Present:    Kathleen Bratby, CynthiaDietz, Donna Di Donato, Arlene Feldman, Sarah Fuller, Kane Gillespie, Norm Goodman, David Mazza,  Joe Mitchell, Anne Moyer, Scott Sutherland, E.K. Tan

The minutes of the meeting of October 19th were reviewed and approved as amended.

The entire meeting was dedicated to discussing and modifying the University’s retake policy which was approved last spring.  This was presented by Scott in Rick’s absence as it is time sensitive.  I have attached the changes that we have agreed to.  The major changes are as follows:

  1. Students wishing to take a course more than twice must submit a petition to the appropriate committee on academic standing and appeals.
  2. Students do not need permission to register for courses for a second attempt in summer or winter, but are strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor.
  3. Ellen Lopez has been given advisor status for approval for students wishing to repeat biology courses for a second time.

 

In addition to these minutes, please find the complete document with the changes that we have approved.

The committee agreed to postpone their discussion on the Bulletin Board until the November 16th meeting.

Respectfully submitted,
Arlene Feldman

http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/bulletin/current/policiesandregulations/records_registration/curriculum_policies.php

revision, Nov 2, 2010

Retaking Courses

1. Unless a course is designated as repeatable for credit, a student must obtain written permission from his or her general academic advisor to retake the course.  Permission to retake is rarely given to students who received a letter grade of C or better.

2. Students are considered to have taken a course if they remain in the course past the add/drop deadline, regardless of the grade assigned in the course.

3. Credits for retaken courses will count once toward cumulative credits, but will count each time toward semester load. Each grade received in the course will be averaged into the cumulative grade point average. A retake grade does not replace the original grade.

4. A student who receives permission to retake a course may not exercise the P/NC option.

5. Students wishing to take a course more than twice must also receive approval from the department offering the course prior to receiving approval from their general academic advisor.


Beth, use this for the supplement

Retaking Courses

1.Unless a course is designated as repeatable for credit, students must obtain written permission from their general academic advisor to retake the course during the fall and spring semesters (see 6 and 7 below). Permission to retake is rarely given to students who received a letter grade of C or better.

2. Students are considered to have taken a course if they remain in the course past the add/drop deadline, regardless of the grade received in the course.

3. Credits for retaken courses will count once toward cumulative credits, but will count each time toward semester load. Each grade received in the course will be averaged into the cumulative grade point average. A retake grade does not replace the original grade.

4. Students who receive permission to retake a course may not exercise the P/NC option.

5. Students wishing to take a course more than twice must submit a petition to the appropriate committee on academic standing and appeals.  In support of this petition form, students must include written approval from the undergraduate program director of the department offering the course. prior to receiving approval from their general academic advisor.

6. Students wishing to retake courses should consider doing so in the summer and winter sessions, if possible, as their registration opportunities in fall or spring semesters may be limited.

7. Although students are permitted to register for a second attempt of any course in summer or winter without written permission, they are strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor.

 

 

Use for bulletin copy (red removed, etc)

Retaking Courses

1.Unless a course is designated as repeatable for credit, students must obtain written permission from their general academic advisor to retake the course during the fall and spring semesters (see 6 and 7 below). Permission to retake is rarely given to students who received a letter grade of C or better.

2. Students are considered to have taken a course if they remain in the course past the add/drop deadline, regardless of the grade received in the course.

3. Credits for retaken courses will count once toward cumulative credits, but will count each time toward semester load. Each grade received in the course will be averaged into the cumulative grade point average. A retake grade does not replace the original grade.

4. Students who receive permission to retake a course may not exercise the P/NC option.

5. Students wishing to take a course more than twice must submit a petition to the appropriate committee on academic standing and appeals.  In support of this petition form, students must include written approval from the undergraduate program director of the department offering the course.

6. Students wishing to retake courses should consider doing so in the summer and winter sessions, if possible, as their registration opportunities in fall or spring semesters may be limited.

7. Although students are permitted to register for a second attempt of any course in summer or winter without written permission, they are strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor.