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					               UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE
            FACULTY STANDING COMMITTEE YEAR END REPORT


Date: April 6, 2009

Committee: Admissions and Petitions

Members: Carmen Harris, (Chair), Brenda Jackson (Chair-elect), Gabriel Drake, CeCe
Toole Ex-officio: Senior Vice Chancellor Marsha Dowell; Donette Stewart, Assistant
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services; Katy Murphy, Registrar

Meetings Conducted:
Meetings with Donette Stewart: August 14, 2008, January 7, 2009, March 9, 2009 review
of single requests were reviewed electronically when necessary

Meetings with Katy Murphy: August 14, 2008, January 7, 2009

Actions/Activities/Accomplishments:
Reviewed 164 admissions petitions
Accepted 60
Referred to Bridge 77
Denied 27

*Report will be revised to include number of appeals of suspensions reviewed with
registrar*

Reviewed admissions policies and will recommend requirements to the faculty senate
   1. Establishing standard deadlines for tests required for international admission
   2. Requiring all first-time freshmen admitted through admissions and petition
      process to enroll in SUNV 101 in their first semester of enrollment
   3. Clarifying system transfer policies to indicate that students must meet higher
      transfer policies in some majors.

These policies will be submitted to Faculty Advisory before being submitted to the
senate.

Concluded, after discussion that there was no need to modify policies on academic
suspension and appeal.

				
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