Minutes of Meeting

Academic Standards Committee Friday, November 18, 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 Noon.

Members Present:

Kathleen Bloom, Christine Weber, Susan Perez, Pingying Zhang, Scott Hochwald, Diana Tanner, Alan Harris, and Steven Williamson

Members Absent:

None

Ex-Officio Members:

Megan Kuehner (University Registrar)
  • Approval of Minutes
    Minutes of September 16, 2016 was approved.
  • Old Business
    None.
  • New Business

    Megan presented two items, both minor changes/clarifications to UNF Catalog statements.


    1. First day attendance policy


    2. Military Withdrawal and leave policy


    The committee unanimously decided that the changes proposed by Megan to both of these issues were reasonable and should be made without delay to the catalog and did not need a faculty vote. 


    The Committee also discussed the advisability of requiring all students to purchase a laptop computer that would meet the specifications of their discipline, thus turning all classrooms on campus into labs. The necessity of upgrading our wireless networks, etc. The conversation relating pros and cons of such a policy were discussed. It was decided that no recommendations on the requirement of laptops was justified at this time.

  • Other Business
    None.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    Meeting was adjourned at 12:50 PM.
    No Committee meeting was scheduled for December – Next meeting January 2017