College of Arts and Sciences
FACULTY ASSEMBLY MEETING
February 18, 1998
Aerospace Science: K. Lester
Anthropology: E. Segal
Biology: W. Davis, A. Karpoff, R. Moore, M.
Perlin, D. Rountree, J. Steffen
Classical & Modern Languages: W. Cunningham, W. Pfeffer, G. Zinn
Communication: J. Ferre, S. Willihnganz
English: D. Billingsley, J. Dietrich, M. Flannery
History: B. Adams, L. Curry, N. Theriot
Humanities: M. Stenger, E. Wise
Math: M. Jacobson, K. Ostaszewski, T. Riedel
Pan African Studies: B. Hudson, B. Iyun
Philosophy: P. Alperson, T. Maloney
Political Science: M. Hawkesworth, L. Jones, P. Weber
Visitors: D. Baugh, J. Berman, J. Carter, R.
Taylor, L. Raisor
Professor Curry, chairing the meeting in the absence of Professor Harris,
called the meeting to order at 1:10.
The minutes of the meetings of October 15 and 22, 1997, were approved as
The chair received unanimous consent to alter the order of business to allow
for remarks from Dean Moore, who spoke briefly about the budget process.
The Chair recognized Professor Segal, chair of the Curriculum Committee, to
present recommendations on undergraduate academic policies. The chair
received consent to address the items seriatim.
The first item considered was the policy on academic bankruptcy, moved and
seconded by the Curriculum Committee.
Billingsley moved to strike the last sentence of paragraph one in the
bankruptcy policy. The motion was seconded.
Discussion included Professors Billingsley, Karpoff, Pfeffer, Howarth, T.
Maloney, and Dietrich.
The Chair put the question and the amendment carried. There being no further
discussion of the policy, the chair put the question and the policy, as
amended, was approved.
The Chair recognized Professor Segal who presented the policy on catalog year,
moved and seconded by the Curriculum Committee. Hearing no debate, the Chair
put the question and the motion carried.
Professor Segal presented the policy on transfer grade acceptance, moved and
seconded by the Curriculum Committee. Professor Segal noted that while this
university-wide policy would permit transfer of credit for courses completed
with a grade of "D", it did not constrain the College or individual
departments from stipulating how courses in which a "D" was earned could be
used in specific programs or majors or in specific coursework, so long as the
policy was consistent for both transfer and resident students.
Discussion included Professors Stenger and Segal.
Hearing no further debate, the Chair put the question and the motion carried.
Professor Segal presented the policy on Warning, Probation, Suspension and
Dismissal, as moved and seconded by the Curriculum Committee. There was no
The Chair put the question, and the motion carried.
This completed action on the proposed university-wide undergraduate policies.
Professor Segal then presented the policy on Conditional Admission, moved and
seconded by the Curriculum Committee. The Chair noted that this policy
followed from the Assembly's earlier action (April 29, 1997) in changing its
admission standards to accept students who met the University minimum
Discussion included Professors Billingsley, Hudson, Segal, T. Maloney, and
Hearing no call for further discussion, the Chair put the question and the
The meeting was adjourned at 1:50.