Faculty Senate Resolution 2004-2005-03

Changes in Semester Academic Honors

with Respect to Pass/Fail Courses

 

 

 

WHEREAS currently students enrolled in courses graded on a pass/fail basis may not be officially eligible for semester academic honors, and

 

WHEREAS the administration has requested the support of the Faculty Senate in providing for students in courses graded on a pass/fail basis to be eligible for semester academic honors, and

 

WHEREAS the draft policy change, stated below as “PROPOSED ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA,” provides for students in courses graded on a pass/fail basis to be eligible for semester academic honors,

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the Faculty Senate support the policy change stated below as “PROPOSED ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA,” with the following wording clarification in the draft policy:

·        In the second paragraph of the draft policy, the first sentence should be changed as follows to clarify the role of developmental courses in determining load:

From:

Students whose full-time enrollment includes a course or courses in which a grade of P is earned (excluding developmental courses) may also receive semester honors under the following conditions:

To:

Students whose full-time enrollment (excluding developmental courses) includes a course or courses in which a grade of P is earned may also receive semester honors under the following conditions:

 

 

                                                                                                                                

 

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CURRENT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Semester Honors. At the end of each semester, academic semester honors will be issued to all undergraduate students who earn 12 or more semester hours with a grade of A, B, or C with a semester grade-point average of 3.000 or better. Students who receive grades of D, F, U, or I in the given semester are not eligible for the honors.  Effective Summer 2003, the semester grade-point averages for academic honors before graduation at all universities in the University of Louisiana System are as follows:

            President’s List 3.500 – 4.000

            Dean’s List                   3.200 – 3.499

            Honor Roll                   3.000 – 3.199

  

PROPOSED ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Semester Honors. At the end of each semester, academic semester honors will be issued to all full-time undergraduate students who earn 12 or more semester hours in the Fall or Spring (6 or more in the Summer) with grades of A, B, or C and a semester grade-point average of 3.000 or better. Students who receive grades of D, F, U, or I in the given semester are not eligible for the honors.  When an I grade is changed to a regular grade, students may qualify for honors at that time.  Students who are enrolled in fewer than 12 hours in the Fall or Spring (6 hours in the Summer) but are classified as full-time students may also qualify for semester honors if they meet the remaining criteria.  (See definition of full-time students.)

 

Students whose full-time enrollment includes a course or courses in which a grade of P is earned (excluding developmental courses) may also receive semester honors under the following conditions:

  • grades of A, B, or C and a semester grade point average of 3.000 or better must be earned on all other courses taken;
  • honors-level work as confirmed by the dean based on faculty recommendations must be performed in the course(s) with a P grade;
  • the honor received will be based on the cumulative grade-point average instead of the semester grade-point average.

 

The semester grade-point averages (or cumulative for students with P grades) for academic honors before graduation at all universities in the University of Louisiana System are as follows:

                         President’s List 3.500 – 4.000

            Dean’s List                   3.200 – 3.499

            Honor Roll                   3.000 – 3.199