Members present: Myron Greene (BA), Gerard Pendrick (A&S), John Truslow (BA), W. A. Smith (A&S).
Also present: Valerie Miller (A&S), Bil Boozer (committee assistant).
Members absent: Patricia Byrd (PUA), Rankin Cooter (ED), Roxanne Hauber (AH).
Dr. Miller opened the meeting by reviewing the committee's activities over the past year and explaining some problems the committee had encountered while trying to implement the recently adopted procedures for processing student discipline cases. Specifically, the committee is compelled to review cases even if the student does not appeal the case which puts the committee in a position of second guessing the student's college after it has made its decision. Dr. Miller suggested that having a regular quarterly meeting of the committee might allow student, faculty and other interested parties to testify at a hearing to argue their positions.
The committee reviewed the cases of Student X and Student Y, two students for whom a disciplinary penalty recommendation that their transcipts be annotated to indicate they were in violation of the university's policy on academic honesty had been submitted. By consensus, the committee voted in favor of the recommendation.
The committee reveiwed the cas of Student Z, a student in the College of Business Administration for whom a disciplinary penalty recommendation that he be withdrawn from the M.B.A. program and that a letter describing his actions be included in his student file had been submitted. By consensus, the committee voted in favor of the recommendations and further recommended that the student's transcript by annotated to indicate that he was removed from his course (BA 812) because of violation of the university's policy on academic honesty and that he was expelled from his academic program for the same reason.
None of the members present was willing to serve as chair of the committee. Dr. Greene agreed to be named chair over the summer, but Dr. Miller would serve as chair pro tem until fall quarter, when the full committee would again meet to select a chair. Dr. Miller volunteered to represent the committee at the Committee of the Chairs meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.
Bil Boozer, Committee Assistant