Admissions and Standards Committee


Motion to Revise the Scholastic Discipline Rules and the Academic Improvement Program

Deletions, Additions

Motion:

  1. The following scholastic discipline rules shall replace the current rules as of Fall 1999 Summer 2001.
    1. Students are placed on warning when
      1. their cumulative GSU GPA is below 2.0 and
      2. they were not on warning, supervision, or suspension the previous semester in attendance.
    2. Students are placed on supervision when
      1. their cumulative GSU GPA is below 2.0 and
      2. they were on warning or supervision the previous semester in attendance.
    3. Students are placed on suspension when
      1. their cumulative GSU GPA is below 2.0 and
      2. their most recent term GSU GPA is below 2.0 and
      3. they were on supervision the previous semester in attendance.
    4. Once placed on suspension, students remain on suspension until
      1. their cumulative GSU GPA is above 2.0 or above or
      2. they are placed on exclusion.
    5. Students are placed on exclusion when
      1. their cumulative GSU GPA is below 2.0 and
      2. their most recent term GSU GPA is below 2.0 and
      3. they were on suspension the previous semester in attendance.
    6. Students on exclusion are not eligible to enroll in any undergraduate program or status in any college of GSU.
    7. When students are placed on suspension, they are no longer on supervision. When students are placed on exclusion, they are no longer on suspension.
    8. Academic standing
      1. Students on warning or supervision are in good standing.
      2. Students on suspension or exclusion are not in good standing.
    9. No transfer credit will be given for courses taken while on suspension or exclusion.
    10. To assist students in the transition to these new scholastic discipline rules, at the end of the Fall 1999 semester, students who would normally be placed on supervision or suspension shall be placed on warning.
    11. The Department of Academic Foundations Student Advisement Center, following guidelines set by the Board of Regents, may establish distinct scholastic discipline policies for students in LSP.
  1. The following Academic Improvement Program (AIP) shall be used at the end of the Fall 1999 Fall 2000 semester and thereafter.
    1. Warning
      1. Students on warning shall receive a letter outlining the AIP.
    2. Supervision
      1. Students on supervision for the first time must:
        1. Have their registration approved by an Academic Foundations Advisor academic advisor.
        1. If they have declared a major, have their registration approved by their major advisor.
        1. Participate in an assessment and follow-up by the Counseling Center.
        2. Register for no more than 12 semester hours (including GSU 1050 and GSU 1060).
        3. Take GSU 1050, Survival Skills for College (unless they have already taken it).
        4. Take any other steps required by the academic advisor (e.g., seeing their major advisor, participate in an assessment by the Counseling Center, seeking the assistance of the Writing Center, etc.).
      1. Students on supervision for a second or subsequent time must continue to participate in the AIP until their cumulative GSU GPA is 2.0 or better.
      2. The Provost, or his or her designee, is authorized to develop criteria which, if met, will exempt students on supervision from the requirement that they take GSU 1050. These criteria, and any subsequent changes to them, shall be reported, as an information item, to the Senate Committee on Admissions and Standards.
    1. Suspension
      1. Students on suspension for the first time must:
        1. Have their registration approved by an Academic Foundations Advisor academic advisor.
        2. If they have declared a major, have their registration approved by their major advisor.
        1. Participate in an assessment and follow-up by the Counseling Center.
        2. Register for no more than 12 semester hours (including GSU 1050 and GSU 1060).
        3. Take GSU 1060, Survival Skills for Academic Success (unless they have already taken it).
        4. Take any other steps required by the academic advisor (e.g., seeing their major advisor, participate in an assessment by the Counseling Center, seeking the assistance of the Writing Center, etc.).
      1. Students returning from a first suspension after having not enrolled at GSU for one or more semesters must participate in the AIP until their cumulative GSU GPA is 2.0 or better.
      2. The Provost, or his or her designee, is authorized to develop criteria which, if met, will exempt students on suspension from the requirement that they take GSU 1060. These criteria, and any subsequent changes to them, shall be reported, as an information item, to the Senate Committee on Admissions and Standards.
    1. Exclusion
      1. Students on exclusion are not eligible to enroll in any undergraduate program or status in any college of GSU. Therefore, they may not enroll in the AIP.
    2. GSU 1050 and GSU 1060
      1. may be taken only once each.
      2. do not count as credit hours towards graduation.
      3. shall be used in the calculation of the GSU GPA.
    3. Irrespective of whether a student is participating in the AIP, no student shall graduate with a cumulative GSU GPA less than 2.0.
    4. Colleges may, at their option, require a student on suspension for the first time not to enroll at GSU for a semester.
    5. Students who wish to appeal for an exemption from some or all of the AIP policy shall appeal, in the first instance, to the Chair of Academic Foundations Director of the Student Advisement Center. Should the student wish to appeal the decision of the Chair of Academic Foundations Director of the Student Advisement Center, he or she shall use the normal procedures for appealing for a waiver of a University regulation.
    6. Nothing in this policy changes the financial aid regulations of GSU or guarantees students in the AIP that they will receive financial aid.

Rationale:

Most of the changes in this motion merely update the policy in light of the reorganization of the services once offered by the Department of Academic Foundations. The one substantive change gives the academic advisors more flexibility to respond to the individual situations in which students find themselves. Experience with the AIP has revealed that students' needs are diverse and that they require an intervention package tailored to meet these needs.


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