Senate Approves Course Proposal
The faculty senate voted to approve a program in between semesters for students to earn up to four credits within eight to 10 days.
An amendment was made that students will only be able to enroll in a maximum of one lecture or lab course, with the exception of co-requisite courses, for a maximum of four credits, according to the amendment.
The proposal now goes to Chancellor G. David Gearhart for him to make a decision. A representative from the Chancellor’s office said Wednesday that Gearhart supports the intersessions.
Highlights of other items discussed:
· Provost Sharon Gaber said she has contacted AT&T for delivery of better cell-phone reception in select areas around the university.
· Gaber also heard from the faculty about problems with RazAlert.
· Rachel Eikenberry said there were 154 violations for endangering health/safety last year, which largely included alcohol violations. Controlled substance referrals were consistent with previous years, she said. There were 56 violations for forgery. There were also 8 citations for “duplication of keys” which includes entering construction sites.
· There were 1073 violations for males and 458 for females. As a percentage of student population, Eikenberry said infractions are increasing at a proportional rate.
· Monica Holland said that there were 409 academic integrity infractions last year compared with 179 the year before. Holland attributed the increase to the new integrity policy and a newfound engagement on the part of the faculty. Fulbright College had the most violations with 218. Infractions were highest at the freshman and senior grade levels.