Agenda Item FA 11-38

Submitted by the Academic Standards Committee

Graduation – First Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

07/07/11: Withdrawn

Graduation – First Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

 
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The Academics Standards Committee proposes the following changes to the Graduation -
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First  Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Policy:
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Graduation from UNF is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the following minimum
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requirements:
   
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1. Apply for graduation by the deadline indicated in the University Calendar.
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2. Faculty Recommendation: Each candidate must be recommended for the degree by the
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appropriate college faculty.
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3. Total Hours: A minimum of 120 credit hours must be completed for the baccalaureate
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degree.
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4. Course Requirement: Each candidate must successfully complete all degree requirements
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as outlined in the University catalog and program of study. Courses completed more
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than ive (5) years prior to the date the student entered UNF are not accepted to
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complete major/minor degree requirements. Students may petition each course
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over five years to have it included as part of the degree requirements. Policies
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governing readmitted students can be found in the Re-Admission Policy in the
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current UNF catalog.
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5. Upper Level Hours: A minimum of 48 upper-level credit hours (30 for RN-BSN) must be
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completed. Upper-level courses are those designated as junior- or senior-level work by the
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issuing institution.
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Residence Hours: Students must complete the greater of: (1) 45 upper level degree
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UNF total institutional credit hours or (2) 75% of the upper level degree UNF total
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institutional credit hours.  Upper division undergraduate credit hours obtained while
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enrolled in an approved UNF study abroad program will be counted in the upper
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at least 25 [75 ] percent of the required degree credit hours in residence at UNF. Students
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who transfer two years of lower-level work plus one or more year, i.e., at least 30
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upper-level credit hours of courses classified as junior- or senior-level by the issuing
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institution, may be eligible for a bachelor's degree after completing at least 25 percent of the
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overall required credit hours at UNF.
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course  work used to satisfy degree requirements.]
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6. CLAS: Successful completion of the College-Level Academic Skills (CLAS)
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requirement as designated by State Board of Education rules is required by the Florida
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State Department of Education.
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7. Correspondence or Extension Course Work: No more than 30 credit hours of the total
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120 hours may be completed through correspondence or extension course work, and no
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more than 10 credit hours of such course work may be accepted as upper-level work.
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7. Summer Enrollment: Pursuant to the Florida Board of Governors regulation 6.016
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Summer Session Enrollment, all students entering a university in the State University System
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with fewer than 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours shall be required to earn a minimum
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of  at least  nine semester credit hours in one or more summer sessions at one of the state
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universities in Florida before graduation. The University president or his designee may waive
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the application of this rule regulation in cases of unusual hardship to the individual.
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Any student who earns nine or more semester credit hours from one or more of the
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acceleration mechanisms provided for in Florida Statute 1007.27 Articulated acceleration
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mechanisms is exempt from any requirement of a public postsecondary educational
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institution mandating enrollment during a summer session. 
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Accelerated mechanisms shall include, but not be limited to, dual enrollment as provided for
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in Florida Statute 1007.271, early admission, advanced placement, credit by examination,
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and the International Baccalaureate of Education Program. Credit earned through the
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Florida Virtual School shall provide additional opportunities for early graduation and
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acceleration.  Students earning fewer than nine semester credit hours of acceleration
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mechanisms upon  initial  matriculation must complete the mandated nine semester credit
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hours of summer session enrollment. school.
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8. Academic Average:
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UNF - A minimum total Institutional GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale ("C")
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cumulative "C" (2.0) academic average must be earned (2.5 for most College of
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Education and Human Services majors), as stated in the'AcademicAverage
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(GPA) Policy.'
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A minimum Overall GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale must be earned, (2.5 for most
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College of Education and Human Services majors),  as stated in the
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'Academic Average (GPA) Policy.' Transfer - An average of "C" (2.0) is
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also required for transfer credits applied to the degree.
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9. General Education Program: Depending on the student's classification (freshman,
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sophomore, transfer, etc.), T the appropriate general education program requirements must
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be completed.
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10. Financial Obligations: Students must pay all financial obligations to the University.
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11. Foreign Language Requirement: Students must meet the provision of Florida Statute
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1007.262 regarding the statewide foreign language requirement. Students must have
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completed two sequential foreign language courses in high school or at the postsecondary
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level (8 semester hours). American Sign Language I and II is an approved sequence per
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Florida Statute 1007.2615.
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12. All requirements stated in this section are minimums and are not meant to limit the planning
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of a degree program for any student.
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