Response to College Senate Recommendation: Advanced Foundations of Inquiry (BSC 301)

From the President
At its December 12, 2008, meeting, the College Senate voted to approve and forward the following motion as a recommendation to the president for review and action”

WHEREAS, the goals of Advanced Foundations of Inquiry (BSC 301) to facilitate transfer student transition and improve the academic performance of such students remain crucially important to Buffalo State, but at present the college has insufficient data to presume that a single course will resolve identified transfer student issues,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that paragraph III.A.2. of the Intellectual Foundations resolution as amended, be removed, thereby eliminating the Intellectual Foundations requirement for Advanced Foundations of Inquiry (BSC 301), and that transfer student issues be further investigated by the college to determine an appropriate response.

I hereby accept the recommendation of the College Senate and approve the amendment to the Intellectual Foundations resolution, eliminating the requirement for Advanced Foundations of Inquiry (BSC 301) for transfer students. I charge the provost with the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of these revisions and also charge him with the responsibility of establishing a process to further investigate transfer issues.