Number 95-08
Description Returning adult students
Authored by Sheldon Thomson
Sponsored by Jason Edwards
Date Submitted Tuesday, February 21, 1995
Date Considered Thursday, April 13, 1995
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Academic Affairs
Result n/a
Remarks FAILED - "Academic Fresh Start" law passed in 1993 lets students escape their old GPA, and their credits as well. Zack Prince, Registrar, believes this would be in violation of that law.
Whereas Adult returning students, after an extended absence from college, return with different goals, attitudes, and abilities; and
Whereas Adult returning students transferring in credits earned at another college will have a GPA based on work at UTA; and
Whereas Adult returning students with all credits earned at UTA have their GPA based on all work attempted at UTA; and
Whereas The current policy does not uniformly reflect, through the GPA, the capabilities of ALL returning adult students.
Be It Further Resolved That Returning adult students with ten or more years of absence from UTA, with no intervening college, will only have the work attempted since returning to UTA used to calculate their GPA for transcript purposes; and
Be It Further Resolved That This resolution is resolution is not contradictory or conflicting with other UTA grading policies.