Correction to October 8, 2009, Response to Senate Recommendation

From the Interim President
In the October 8, 2009, issue of the
Bulletin, the recommendation that the language in the “Course Load” section of the undergraduate catalog be revised to include the process by which students on academic probation seek approval to enroll for more than 15 hours per semester was incorrectly attributed to the College Senate.

The policy establishing a maximum of 15 credit hours for students on academic probation was approved by the president on December 11, 2008. No language was included in the policy to address requests from students on probation seeking permission to enroll in more than 15 credit hours:

Course Load
The average course load for undergraduates is 15–16 credit hours a semester. Should a matriculated student desire to register for more than 19 hours, the approval of the appropriate academic adviser must be secured. Students in majors should consult with their faculty adviser, and undeclared students not affiliated with EOP, STAR, SSSP, or AIM should consult with the coordinator of the Academic Advisement Office, Twin Rise 100. The student’s academic adviser will review requests for overload.

Students on academic probation (below a 2.0 cumulative grade point average) can enroll in a maximum of 15 credit hours. All students should consult with their academic adviser for proper guidance.

I hereby authorize further revision to the language in the policy on course load outlined in the undergraduate catalog and modified in December 2008 to include the process for an override of the 15 maximum for students on academic probation. The new language is outlined below. I charge the interim provost with the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of the new policy effective immediately.

Course Load
The average course load for undergraduates is 15–16 credit hours a semester. Should a matriculated student desire to register for more than 19 hours, the approval of the appropriate academic adviser must be secured. Students in majors should consult with their faculty adviser, and undeclared students not affiliated with EOP, STAR, SSSP, or AIM should consult with the coordinator of the Academic Advisement Office, Twin Rise 100. The student’s academic adviser will review requests for overload.

Students on academic probation (below a 2.0 cumulative grade point average) can enroll in a maximum of 15 credit hours. All students should consult with their academic adviser for proper guidance. Students seeking an override to the 15-credit limit must make the request of and receive approval from their Dean’s Office.