Resolution 92-15: CALCULATION OF GPA

Number 92-15
Description May retake course upon receiving D or F
Authored by Academic Affairs Committee
Sponsored by Tracey Cox
Danny George
Mary Stevenson
John Ray Baugh
Date Submitted Tuesday, March 24, 1992
Date Considered Tuesday, October 13, 1992
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Rules and Appropriations
Result n/a
Remarks FAILED - Memo dated February 25, 1992, from University President Amacher: "As you are aware, the Academic Standards Committee submitted a recommendation regarding the calculation of GPA to the Undergraduate Assembly. The Assembly, after thorough discussion, chose not to change the current procedures in caluclating grade point averages." - Resolution 93-37 was introduced the next year and was successful.
Whereas A grade received in a course may not reflect the student's ability in that subject; and
Whereas That grade does not take into account any unusual circumstances that might have adversely affected the student's academic performance.
Be It Further Resolved That Upon receiving a grade of D or F in a course, the student may retake that course; and
Be It Further Resolved That The second grade earned, not necessarily the highest grade, will be used in calculating the grade point average; and
Be It Further Resolved That This applies to only two (2) course attempts. All other course attempts will automatically be recorded into the GPA; and
Be It Further Resolved That Both grades attempted will be put on the student's transcript; and
Be It Further Resolved That This policy will not apply to courses that may be repeated for credit as the subject changes and are so listed in the course catalog. For example: ART 4391 Independent Study ENGL 3300 Special Topics In Literature FREN 4324 Topics in 19th Century Literature RUSS 4363 Topics on the Soviet Union HIST 4388 Selected Topics in History; and
Be It Further Resolved That This would not be retroactive, and this would apply to a total of 3 seperate courses over a student's tenure.