Number 91-30
Description Criteria of graduating from the College of Nursing with honors
Authored by Candice Arndt
Sponsored by Lisa McCullough
Angela Thomas
Date Submitted Tuesday, October 22, 1991
Date Considered Tuesday, October 22, 1991
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Academic Affairs
Result n/a
Remarks FAILED
Whereas IPE (Individualized Plan for Evaluation) Nursing Students are practicing Registered Nurses in a special undergraduate program to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Nursing; and
Whereas The Generic Program Nursing student is not a Registered Nurse neither have they this extensive Nursing experience; and
Whereas It is the practice of this university to combine the Grade Point Averages of these two very different groups to calculate the standards by which honor status for graduation is determined; and
Whereas The IPE Grade Point Averages artificially inflate the GPAs of the entire undergraduate program; and
Whereas A comparison of the requirements for graduating with Honors among the six schools and colleges of The University of Texas at Arlington reveal a disparity in the selecting criteria.
Be It Further Resolved That The scores of these two groups should not be combined when determining the criteria for graduating with Honors from the School of Nursing.