Minutes of Meeting

Academic Standards Committee Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Location: OFE/FA Conference Room - Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Rm 3108

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order by Steven Williamson, chair at 12.00 p.m.

Members Present:

Steven Williamson, Chair; Diane Tanner, Vice Chair; James Gleaton, Christine Weber, Pingying Zhang, Stephen Stagon, Susan Perez, Kathaleen Bloom

Members Absent:

None.

Others Attending:

Megan Kuehner, Registrar (absent); Marianne Jaffee, Executive Asst Director of Planning – Academic Affairs (absent); Jillian Gooding, Financial Aid Coordinator; Wendi Zongker, Associate Registrar
  • Approval of Minutes

    October minutes approved electronically vote conducted via e-mail. November 20, 2015 meeting was cancelled, and no December mtg.

  • New Business
    1. Diana Tanner proposed that UNF change its final grade assignment options to include grades of C-, D+.  Diane pointed out that this option would be consistent with the majority of our sister state universities.  Discussion followed – After some discussion, the committee decided not to pursue a change to our grading system at this time.
    2. Jillian Gooding and Wendi Zongker withdrew the Registrar’s proposal for changing the current system used by faculty to document/record a student’s active attendance/participation in classes.  The Registrar’s and Student Aid Office decided to maintain the current system at this time.
    3. Jillian Gooding and Wendi Zongker also provided information on the student drop – faculty notification process.
    4. Susan Perez suggested that the ASC review the Academic Grade Appeals process. Susan has heard complaints voiced by various Deans that they do not have the authority to unilaterally change student grades and thus, should not be included in the process. It was decided that the committee would review the current appeals process and discuss at our next meeting. Susan has attached the policy to be reviewed.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    Meeting was adjourned at 12.50 p.m.
    Next meeting will be on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 12:00 Noon and the location is TBD.