Appendix P

12/6/16

SENATE COMMITTEE ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

New Members Document

(Informational)

General Charge/Duties of Committee:

The Committee on Undergraduate Education shall make recommendations on policies relating to all undergraduate instruction offered for credit by all delivery systems including Resident Instruction, Continuing Education, World Campus and independent learning. Furthermore, the Committee oversees activities related to undergraduate advising.  The Committee shall serve as an advisory body to the University Faculty Senate on matters that may affect the attainment of the University’s undergraduate education mission.

How Committee Works:

The Committee maintains a wide focus on undergraduate education, and therefore, is involved with many facets of the faculty senate as it pertains to undergraduates.  Listed below are the many policies that the committee oversees. In addition, the Committee has a standing sub-committee (Academic Standards) that reviews student petitions seeking exemption to senate policies.  The Academic Standards Sub-Committee consists of a Chair (Vice-Chair of UE) and four other members (most from UE).  The UE Committee also provides liaisons to multiple Curricular Affairs sub-committees (General Education, Retention and Transfer, US/IL, and Writing) to assist in reviewing course proposals and also provides two faculty members to the University Advising Council.  There are two annual reports that the committee provides to the Faculty Senate: 1. Grade Distribution, 2. Petitions.

The Committee works with other Senate Committees (including, but not limited to, ARSSA, Curricular Affairs, Student Life, and the Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology Committee) to address any issues and concerns particularly focused on undergraduate students.

The committee shall provide a liaison to the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Schreyer Honors College and the University Academic Measures Committee. It shall be the University Faculty Senate advisory body to the Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education.

Given the broad applicability of the UE Committee, there are many administrative and resource persons who participate in discussions and provide perspective regarding multiple facets of the university undergraduate education academic community.

Relevant Administrative/Resource Persons on Committee:

  • Assistant Registrar, Academic Records
  • Dean, Schreyer Honors College
  • Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean, Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Assistant Vice Provost for Online Undergraduate and Blended Programs, World Campus
  • Executive Director of the Division of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Dean for Advising

Relevant Senate Policies: (http://senate.psu.edu/policies-and-rules-for-undergraduate-students/)

02-00   Classification of Undergraduate Students

  • 02-20 Degree Candidates
  • 02-50 Degree-Seeking Provisional Student
  • 02-80 Non-degree Student

05-00 and 06-00 Degree Candidates

  • 05-20 First-Year and Advanced Standing Admission
  • 05-50 Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Candidates
  • 05-80 First-Year Admission as a Baccalaureate or an Associate Degree Candidate
  • 05-81 Minimum Entrance Requirements for Admission to Baccalaureate Degree Programs
  • 05-82 Minimum Entrance Requirements for Admission to Associate Degree Programs
  • 06-30 Advanced Standing Admission as a Baccalaureate Degree Candidate
  • 06-57 Advanced Standing with Forgiveness
  • 06-70 Advanced Standing Admission as an Associate Degree Candidate

10-00   Degree-Seeking Provisional Students

12-00   Admission of a Degree-Seeking Provisional Student Change to College of Enrollment

  • 12-30 Baccalaureate Degree Candidate
  • 12-70 Associate Degree Candidate

14-00   Non-degree Student Classification and Course Enrollment

  • 14-10 Limitations to Enrollment as a Non-degree Student

16-00   Degree Candidate to Non-degree Student

18-00   Admission of Non-degree Student as Degree Candidate

  • 18-30 Baccalaureate Degree Candidate
  • 18-70 Associate Degree Candidate

20-00   Resolution of Classroom Problems

32-00 Advising Policy

  • 32-10 The University’s Advising Program
  • 32-20 The Nature of the University’s Advising Program
  • 32-30 Responsibilities of Advisers and Advisees
  • 32-40 Assignment of Adviser
  • 32-50 Audit of Unfulfilled Requirements

39-00   Division of Undergraduate Studies

  • 39-20 Admission
  • 39-50 Enrollment Time Limit
  • 39-80 Completion of Enrollment

43-00   Syllabus

44-00   Examinations

  • 44-10 General Examination Policy
  • 44-20 Final Examination Policy
  • 44-25 Conflict Final Examinations
  • 44-30 Non-Final Examinations
  • 44-35 Conflict of Non-Final Examinations
  • 44-40 Proctoring of Examinations
  • 44-45 Examinations for Failure Elimination
  • 44-50 Examinations for Awarding Credit by Examination

47-00, 48-00, and 49-00 Grades

  • 47-20 Basis for Grades
  • 47-40 Grading System
  • 47-60 Definition of Grades
  • 47-70 Online Student Progress Report (Formerly Mid-Semester Evaluation)
  • 47-80 Repeating Courses
  • 48-20 Failure to Complete a Course
  • 48-30 Corrected Grades
  • 48-40 Deferred Grades
  • 48-50 No Grade (NG)
  • 48-80 Symbols for Course Audit
  • 49-20 Academic Integrity
  • 49-40 Research Grades
  • 49-60 Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory–Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Candidates

51-00   Grade-Point Average

  • 51-30 Method of Calculation of Grade Points
  • 51-50 Cumulative Grade-Point Average

54-00   Academic Progress

  • 54-10 Good Standing
  • 54-20 Academic Warning
  • 54-40 Academic Suspension
  • 54-50 Academic Dismissal
  • 54-56 Drops by Colleges
  • 54-58 Notification
  • 54-90 Academic Renewal

56-00   Withdrawal And Leave Of Absence

  • 56-30 Withdrawal
  • 56-70 Leave of Absence

58-00   Re-enrollment as a Degree Candidate

  • 58-20 Persons to Whom Policy is Applicable
  • 58-50 Conditions for Re-enrollment as a Degree Candidate

59-00   Minors and Certificates

  • Requirements for the Minor
  • Requirements for Certificates

60-00   Completing More Than One Undergraduate Program (Concurrent Majors and Sequential Majors)

  • 60-10 Concurrent Major Program
  • 60-20 Sequential Majors Program

65-00   Schreyer Honors College

82-00 and 83-00 Degree Requirements

  • 82-20 General Requirements
  • 82-40 Cumulative Grade-Point Average Requirements
  • 82-44 Courses Requiring at Least C Grades
  • 82-60 Exceptions to Degree Requirements
  • 82-80 Implementation
  • 83-40 ROTC Credit
  • 83-80 Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Acquisition

86-00   Candidate Responsibilities and Options

88-00   Distinction and Honors

  • 88-30 Graduation with Distinction
  • 88-70 Graduation with Honors

SENATE COMMITTEE ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • Andrew Ahr
  • Jesse Barlow
  • Barbara Barr
  • Paul Bartell
  • Kathy Bieschke
  • Linda Caldwell
  • Gretchen Casper
  • Richard Duschl
  • David Eggebeen, Co-Vice-Chair
  • Joyce Furfaro
  • Yvonne Gaudelius
  • Samantha Geisinger
  • David Han
  • Claire Kelley
  • Ellen Knodt
  • Keefe Manning, Chair
  • Karen Pollack
  • Janina Safran
  • Ann Schmiedekamp
  • David Smith
  • Samia Suliman
  • Mary Beth Williams
  • Matthew Wilson, Co-Vice-Chair
  • Richard Young