Appendix I

12/8/15

SPECIAL SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LIONPATH

Change to Senate Policy 54-90 (Academic Renewal)

(Legislative)

Implementation: Upon Approval by the Senate
RATIONALE:

Given approval of Policies 34-89 and 47-80, late drop credits are no longer used. Instead, the number of attempts at a course is limited. The change to this policy updates language to conform to this new approach.

CURRENT POLICY:

54-90 Academic Renewal
Students, including those who have been academically warned, suspended, or dismissed, may request approval for Academic Renewal and Re-enrollment if:

  • They have a cumulative grade-point average less than 2.00 and
  • They have been absent from Penn State for at least four calendar years during which they have not been enrolled in any Penn State credit courses.

If Academic Renewal is granted:

  • The student’s cumulative average will start over at 0.00.
  • All prior courses and grades remain unchanged on the student’s academic record.
  • The notation of Academic Renewal will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
  • Courses passed with a grade of “C” or better during the earlier enrollment and approved by the dean of the college may be used to fulfill graduation requirements.
  • The number of late drop credits available to the student will be reset to the number provided by policy 34-89.
RECOMENDATION:

Please note that the following contains bold text for additions and strikeouts indicating deleted text. Deleted text is notated with [Delete] [End Delete].

54-90 Academic Renewal
Students, including those who have been academically warned, suspended, or dismissed, may request approval for Academic Renewal and Re-enrollment if:

  • They have a cumulative grade-point average less than 2.00 and
  • They have been absent from Penn State for at least four calendar years during which they have not been enrolled in any Penn State credit courses.

If Academic Renewal is granted:

  • The student’s cumulative average will start over at 0.00.
  • All prior courses and grades remain unchanged on the student’s academic record.
  • The notation of Academic Renewal will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
  • Courses passed with a grade of “C” or better during the earlier enrollment and approved by the dean of the college may be used to fulfill graduation requirements.
  • [Delete]The number of late drop credits available to the student will be reset to the number provided by policy 34-89.[End Delete]
  • Courses taken prior to Academic Renewal will not count towards the repeated courses limit as specified in Policy 47-80.

The committee wishes to thank the members of the Project LionPATH Academic Advisors Advisory Committee and the members of the Senate Committees: SCCA, Undergraduate Education, and ARSSA for their recommendations and consultation.

SPECIAL SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LIONPATH
  • David Babb, Chair
  • Michael Büsges
  • Andrew Cole
  • Karen Duncan
  • Jacqueline Edmondson
  • Galen Grimes
  • Pamela Hufnagel
  • Michel Haigh
  • Ariel Kline
  • Robert Kubat
  • Keefe Manning
  • Sandy Murray
  • Judith Ozment
  • Richard Robinett
  • David Salvia
  • Janet Schulenberg
  • Lori Anne Stania