Academic Affairs Chair Betty Jones gave a second reading of the Proposal for Revision of Graduation with Academic Distinction Policy. This proposal seeks to revise the university policy on graduation with distinction in two ways. First, Jones made a motion on behalf of her committee to amend the policy to require that students earn a G.P.A. of 3.5 or greater in their major rather than requiring that they place among the top 10% of graduates from that major to graduate with distinction. This revision was proposed in response to faculty feedback. The motion failed.
Jones then moved [on her
committee’s behalf] to amend the latter half of the policy to read: “Additionally,
baccalaureate degree candidates must have completed a minimum of 60 hours at
TO: IUPUI Faculty Council (IFC)
FROM: IUPUI Academic Affairs Committee
Betty Jones, Chair
SUBJECT: Proposal to Revise Policy on Graduation with Distinction
Changes to two criteria are part of the motion:
(1) changing the current criterion for distinction from 10% of the graduating class of their respective degree-granting unit to a 3.5 or higher GPA;
(2) allowing an exception to the current criterion requiring
candidates to complete a minimum of 60 hours at
UFC policy appears in the “Grades and Grading Policy” section of the
Next Step: If IFC approves the motion, what is the next step? IFC will forward the motion to UFC agenda committee and ask that the motion be addressed at the UFC level.
Motion from AAC:
AAC recommends revising item 1 in the current Academic Distinction policy as follows. Changes appear as bolded/italicized words.