FACULTY SENATE RESOLUTION 2003-2004-25

MULTIPLE CATALOGUES:

PROPOSAL FOR CHANGE TO GENERAL CATALOGUE STATEMENT

 

 

WHEREAS a need exists to revise and clarify Southeastern's General Catalogue description regarding graduation under a particular catalogue (2003-2004 General Catalogue, p. 66),

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the following revision stand in place of the current Catalogue statement:

 

     A student may meet degree requirements as stated in any Catalogue in effect during the years of enrollment provided:

     1.  the student has not changed his or her major, and

     2.  there is not a break of one calendar year or more in attending Southeastern, and

     3.  seven years have not elapsed since entering the major.

     A student who changes his or her major, or declares a second major, or does not attend Southeastern for one calendar year or longer, must meet the requirements of the Catalogue in effect at the time of change of major, or declaration of a second major, or re-entry—or any Catalogue in effect between that time and that student's graduation.  The student may declare a second major in any semester prior to graduation, including the semester of graduation.  At no time may a student use a Catalogue in effect prior to the change in major, or declaration of a second major, or re-entry.  The Catalogue year begins on June 1 each calendar year. 

     These academic regulations and degree requirements are subject to revision at any time to accommodate changes in Board policies, occupational and licensure requirements, and other situations involving the quality of the program.

 

BACKGROUND:

 

Quoted below is the current (2003-2004) General Catalogue, p. 66:

 

GRADUATION UNDER A PARTICULAR CATALOGUE

 

     A student may meet degree requirements as stated in any Catalogue in effect during the years of enrollment provided:

  1. The student has not made a change in curriculum;
  2. There is not a break of one calendar year or more in attending Southeastern;
  3. Seven years have not elapsed since entering the curriculum.

     A student who changes from one curriculum to another or does not attend Southeastern for one calendar year or longer must meet the requirements of the Catalogue in effect at the time of curriculum change or reentry or later.  A change from the Junior Division to a senior college/school is not considered a change of curriculum in this regulation.  A change from Developmental Education to the Junior Division is considered a change of curriculum in this regulation.  If a student enters a second curriculum for the sole purpose of satisfying requirements for a second degree (associate or baccalaureate) and there is not a break of one calendar year or more in Southeastern attendance, that student may meet requirements according to any Catalogue in effect during enrollment for seven years prior to receiving that second degree.  Under no circumstances may a Catalogue be more than seven years old be used.  The Catalogue year begins on June 1 each year. 

     These academic regulations and degree requirements are subject to revision at any time to reflect changes in Board policies, occupational and licensure requirements and other changes related to the quality of the program.