April 2, 2013

Academic Council Agenda

April 2, 2013
3:00 PM
South Administration Conference Room

Academic Council Minutes
March 5, 2013
Curriculum Committee Minutes
February 26, 2013
Curriculum Committee Actions
March 19, 2013

Other

OLD BUSINESS

Proposed Curriculum Submission Process (Don Hinton)
2015-2016 Calendar (Julie Stender)
Workload Committee: Dixie Forum Director Workload (Carole Grady)
Degree Proposals (Assunta Hardy)

Student Policy Revisions – 5-23 Attendance (Brandon Price)
Study Abroad Procedures  (David Roos)
Other

NEW BUSINESS

Suspending the Rules for today’s action items:

  • To Allow Taking Action on New Business Items (Don Hinton)

Honor Graduates    (Don Hinton)
Latin Honors

  • The distinction of Latin honors is reserved for baccalaureate graduates, according to the following standards:
  • Summa cum laude shall be granted to those students whose cumulative GPA is at least 3.95.
  • Magna cum laude shall be granted to those students whose cumulative GPA is at least 3.80.
  • Cum laude shall be granted to those students whose cumulative GPA is at least 3.65.
  • Students who will have completed a minimum of 48 credits at Dixie State College at the time of graduation are eligible for Latin honors.

Honors

  • Honors are awarded to recipients of associate degrees according to the following standards:
  • High honors are awarded to students whose cumulative GPA is at least 3.75.
  • Honors are awarded to students whose cumulative GPA is at least 3.50.
  • Students who will have completed a minimum of 30 credits at Dixie State College at the time of graduation are eligible for honors conferred with an associate degree.

Valedictorian

  • The college valedictorian will be selected from among the top honors graduates, as determined by GPA, in each baccalaureate program during the current academic year.
  • Eligibility to be valedictorian is limited to graduation applicants who have already completed 48 credits at Dixie State College.
  • If two or more graduates in a major have the same GPA, the academic department will be asked to select one candidate for valedictorian.
  • For the purposes of valedictorian selection, each major will include all subsidiary emphases and secondary education teaching graduates.
  • Valedictorian candidates may be required to submit an application and complete a personal interview.
  • Academic Council has final approval of the valedictorian.

Student Speaker

  • The student speaker will be selected from among the top 1% of honors graduates, determined by GPA, of those graduating with an associate degree in the current academic year.
  • Eligibility to be student speaker is limited to graduation applicants who have already completed 30 credits at Dixie State College.
  • Student speaker candidates may be required to submit an application and complete a personal interview.
  • Academic Council has final approval of the student speaker.

Degree Proposals (Assunta Hardy)

Course Evaluation for Spring Semester (Gary Koeven)
Proposed dates:

  • The Surveys will be available for students starting on Monday April 15.
  • The Surveys will close on Thursday, May 9.
  • (As we have done in previous surveys, the students can view any posted grades as soon as they have completed all of their course surveys.)
  • Results will be available for faculty to view beginning Friday, May 10.
  • All Students can view their grades after May 15

Students Taking Online Classes Outside the Country (Don Hinton)
Other