Date of Notice: 12/15/2016
Current Status: Approved 02/01/2017
Motion Type: Policy Proposal
Sponsor: Academic Council
1.1 WHEREAS, classes that focus on student engagement opportunities such as career, professional and personal development, and opportunities for community and social involvement can be valuable learning experiences; and
1.2 WHEREAS, these classes cannot be regularized as credit-bearing under the current class review process; and
1.3 WHEREAS, an amendment to the credit-bearing general limitations to the bachelor’s requirements will create a new category for these types of courses and set limits on their bearing credit towards the bachelor’s degree;
2.1 THEREFORE BE IT MOVED, the University Senate approves to amend the credit-bearing general limitations to the bachelor’s requirements to create a new addition of category “d” of Point 4 of the “General Limitations” as follows:
Point 4. A maximum of 24 credits may be earned or accepted as transfer credits in the following areas (a, b, c, and d) with not more than 12 credits in any one area.
a) Lower-division professional-technical courses
b) Physical education and dance activity courses
c) Performance in music (MUP), except for majors in music
d)Applied and/or experiential courses, courses focusing on academic support skills or career/professional development courses; and
2.2 BE IT FURTHER MOVED, for clarity, Point 7 of the “General Limitations” will be revised as follows:
Point 7. A maximum of 12 credits in TLC (University Teaching and Learning Center) courses and a maximum of 12 credits in FE (field experience) courses, whether earned or transferred, may be counted towards the bachelor’s degree. These limits (12 credits in TLC; 12 credits in FE) are independent of the limits of category 4(d).
Amendment to the Credit-Bearing General Limitations to the Bachelor’s Requirements