ACADEMIC STANDARDS COMMITTEE MINUTES Aug 7, 2008

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					ACADEMIC STANDARDS COMMITTEE MINUTES:

Aug 7, 2008

Academic Standards Committee met on August 7, 2008 at 10:00 am to consider appeals
for readmission.

Present at the August 7th meeting were: Mark Yanochik (COBA), Bob Fernekes (LIB),
Bill Levernier (COBA), Marvin Goss (LIB), Rose Mary Gee (CHHS), Wayne Smith
(Registrar’s Office)

Not present at the August 7th meeting were: Onyile Onyile (CLASS), Scott Beck (COE),
David Rostal (COST), Brenda Talley (CHHS), Jim Whitworth (CIT), Jerry Ledlow
(JPHCOPH), Denise Weems (COE), Aimao Zhang (CIT), Sharon Tracy (CLASS),
Anthony Parrillo (JPHCOPH), Connie Murphey (SAEM)

On August 7 there were eighty-seven appeals. Forty-eight appeals were either approved
at the meeting or were pre-approved before the meeting based on criteria previously
established by the committee. Thirty-seven appeals were denied by the committee.
Sixteen of the denied appeals were sent to the deans of the students’ respective colleges.
Thirteen of these appeals were approved.


August 11, 2008

The ASC met again on August 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. to consider appeals for readmission.

Present at the August 11th meeting were: Diana Sturges (CHHS), Iris Durden (LIB), Mark
Yanochik (COBA), David Rostal (COST), Marlo Rouse Arnett (CHHS), Reed Smith
(CLASS), Simone Charles (JPHCOPH), Bill Levernier (COBA), Jim Whitworth (CIT),
Anthony Parrillo (JPHCOPH), Wayne Smith (Registrar’s Office)

Not present at the August 11th meeting were: Ardian Greca (CIT), Stuart Tedders
(JPHCOPH), Onyile Onyile (CLASS), Barbara Mallory (COE), Hyo-Joo Han (CIT),
Denise Weems (COE), Marvin Goss (LIB), Scott Beck (COE), Brenda Talley (CHHS),
Jerry Ledlow (JPHCOPH), Bob Fenekes (LIB), Rose Mary Gee (CHHS), Aimao Zhang
(CIT), Sharon Tracy (CLASS), Connie Murphy (SAEM)

On August 11 there were twenty-two appeals. Fifteen appeals were either approved at
the meeting or were pre-approved before the meeting based on criteria previously
established by the committee. Six appeals were denied by the committee. Two of the
denied appeals were sent to the deans of the students’ respective colleges. Two of these
appeals were approved.
August 13, 2008

Academic Standards Committee met on August 13, 2008 at 2:00 to consider appeals for
readmission.

Present at the August 13th meeting were Onyile Onyile (CLASS), Mark Yanochik
(COBA), Brenda Talley (CHHS), Marvin Goss (LIB), Rose Mary Gee (CHHS),
Anthony Parrillo (JPHCOPH), Wayne Smith (Registrar’s Office), Diana Sturges(CHHS),
Stuart Tedders (JPHCOPH), Reed Smith (CLASS), Simone Charles (JPCOPH), Bill
Levernier (COBA),

Not present at the August 13th meeting were Scott Beck (COE), David Rostal (COST),
Jim Whitworth (CIT), Jerry Ledlow (JPHCOPH), Bob Fernekes (LIB), Denise Weems
(COE), Sharon Tracy (CLASS), Aimao Zhang (CIT), Connie Murphey (SAEM), Adrian
Greca (CIT), Iris Durden (LIB), Barbara Mallory (COE), Marlo Rouse Arnett (CHHS),
Hyo-Joo Han (CIT),

On August 13 there were thirty-six appeals. Fourteen appeals were either approved at the
meeting or were pre-approved before the meeting based on criteria previously established
by the committee. Fifteen appeals were denied by the committee. Fifteen of the denied
appeals were sent to the deans of the students’ respective colleges. Thirteen of these
appeals were approved. Four appeals had no future appeals to the Dean. Learning
support was approved for 11 students for Fall 2008. Three appeals were submitted after
the meeting.

October 30, 2008

The Academic Standards Committee met on Oct 30, 2008 to discuss of the academic
standing and appeals process at GSU.

Present at the October 30th meeting were Diana Sturges(CHHS), Adrian Greca (CIT),
Stuart Tedders (JPHCOPH), Iris Durden (LIB), Onyile Onyile (CLASS),
Mark Yanochik (COBA), Barbara Mallory (COE), David Rostal (COST), Hyo-Joo Han
(CIT), Reed Smith (CLASS), Simone Charles (JPCOPH), Bill Levernier (COBA),
Marvin Goss (LIB), Wayne Smith (Registrar’s Office).

Not present at the October 30th meeting were Marlo Rouse Arnett (CHHS), Denise
Weems (COE), Connie Murphey (SAEM),

Wayne Smith provided the committee with an outline of the GSU Academic
Standing/Appeals Process. Wayne Smith then informed the committee that we had been
tasked to review this process and consider if this process could be simplified/streamlined.
The committee was also given several examples of student records so that committee
members could become more familiar with how the process functions.
November 6, 2008

The Academic Standards Committee met on November 6, 2008 at 2:00 PM to continue
discussion of the academic standing and appeals process.

Present at the November 6th meeting were Diana Sturges (CHHS), Stuart Tedders
(COPH), Iris Durden (LIB), Mark Yanochik (COBA), Davis Rostal (COST), Hyo-Joo
Han (CIT), Reed Smith (CLASS), Bill Levernier (COBA), Marvin Goss (LIB), Wayne
Smith (Registrar’s Office).

Not present at the November 6th meeting were Ardian Greca (CIT), Onyile Onyile
(CLASS), Barbara Mallory (COE), Marlo Rouse-Arnett (CHHS), Simone Charles
(COPH), Denise Weems (COE), Connie Murphey (SAEM).

The committee was given several examples of Academic Standings/Appeal Processes for
several other schools within the USG system for review and comparison with GSU’s
policies. At the end of the meeting the committee concluded that the GSU process was
more complicated and longer than most other schools looked at in the USG system. The
committee requested that Wayne Smith gather information from a few other comparable
schools and also to further define the task given the committee.

November 13, 2008

The Academic Standards Committee met on Nov 13, 2008 to continue discussion of the
academic standing and appeals process.

Present at the November 13th meeting were Diana Sturges (CHHS), Ardian Greca (CIT),
Stuart Tedders (COPH), Iris Durden (LIB), Onyile Onyile (CLASS), Mark Yanochik
(COBA), Barbara Mallory (COE), Davis Rostal (COST), Reed Smith (CLASS), Bill
Levernier (COBA), Wayne Smith (Registrar’s Office).

Not present at the November 13th meeting were Marlo Rouse-Arnett (CHHS), Hyo-Joo
Han (CIT), Simone Charles (COPH), Denise Weems (COE), Marvin Goss (LIB), Connie
Murphey (SAEM).

The committee again met to discuss the clarified task given to the committee as well
information requested from Wayne Smith regarding the number of students affected by
the Academic Standings/Appeals Process per year.

November 20th, 2008

The Academic Standards Committee met on Nov 20, 2008 to continue discussion of the
academic standing and appeals process.
Present at the November 20th meeting were Ardian Greca (CIT), Mark Yanochik
(COBA), David Rostal (COST), Hyo-Hoo Han (CIT), Reed Smith (CLASS), Bill
Levernier (COBA), Wayne Smith (Registrar’s Office).

Not present at the November 20th meeting were Diana Sturges (CHHS), Stuart Tedders
(COPH), Iris Durden (LIB), Onyile Onyile (CLASS), Barbara Mallory (COE), Marlo
Rouse-Arnett (CHHS), Simone Charles (COPH), Denise Weems (COE), Marvin Goss
(LIB), Connie Murphey (Financial Aid).

The committee again met and discussed the newer Appeals Processes including schools
outside the USG system and discussed the need to simplify the GSU process. The
committee was given the task by the chair to prepare a scenario which included 3 to 4
levels in a new/refined appeals process. The committee reviewed a proposal made by
Mark Yanochik and Bill Levernier for a more simplified Academic Standing / Appeals
process. Following discussion, the committee suggested that Mark Yanochik and Bill
Levernier put together an outline for the next meeting on January 28th, 2009.

January 6, 2009

The ASC met again on January 6, 2009 to consider appeals for readmission.

Present at the January 6th meeting were Ardian Greca (CIT), Stuart Tedders (JPHCOPH),
Iris Durden (LIB), Mark Yanochik (COBA), Reed Smith (CLASS), Bill Levernier
(COBA), Wayne Smith (Registrar’s Office).

Not present at the January 6th meeting were Diana Sturges (CHHS), Onyile Onyile
(CLASS), Barbara Mallory (COE), David Rostal (COST), Marlo Rouse-Arnett (CHHS),
Hyo-Joo Han (CIT), Simone Charles (JPHCOPH), Denise Weems (COE), Marvin Goss
(LIB), Connie Murphey (Financial Aid).

On January 6 there were one hundred fifty-four appeals. Twenty-eight appeals were
either approved at the meeting or were pre-approved before the meeting based on criteria
previously established by the committee. One hundred twenty-one appeals were denied
by the committee. Sixty-four of the denied appeals were sent to the deans of the
students’ respective colleges. Thirty-five of these appeals were approved. Two appeals
were approved for other terms and five had no future appeals to the deans.


January 8, 2009

The ASC met again on January 8, 2009 to consider appeals for readmission.

Present at the January 8th meeting were Diana Sturges (CHHS), Stuart Tedders
(JPHCOPH), Mark Yanochik (COBA), Barbara Mallory (COE), Reed Smith (CLASS),
Simone Charles (JPHCOPH), Bill Levernier (COBA), Marvin Goss (LIB), Wayne Smith
(Registrar’s Office).
Not present at the January 8th meeting were Ardian Greca (CIT), Iris Durden (LIB),
Onyile Onyile (CLASS), David Rostal (COST), Marlo Rouse-Arnett (CHHS), Hyo-Joo
Han (CIT), Denise Weems (COE), Connie Murphey (Financial Aid).

On January 8 there were seventy-eight appeals. Ten appeals were either approved at the
meeting or were pre-approved before the meeting based on criteria previously established
by the committee. Sixty-three appeals were denied by the committee. Thirty-five of the
denied appeals were sent to the deans of the students’ respective colleges. Eighteen of
these appeals were approved. Seven appeals had no future to the dean, 2 appeals had no
future appeals to the committee and no future appeals to the Dean. Three appeals were
submitted after the meeting and have no response from the Dean.

January 28, 2009

Academic Standards Committee met on January 28, 2009 to continue discussion of the
academic standing and appeals process.

Present at the January 28th meeting were Diana Sturges (CHHS), Iris Durden (LIB),
Onyile Onyile (CLASS), Mark Yanochik (COBA), Barbara Mallory (COE), David
Rostal (COST), Reed Smith (CLASS), Bill Levernier (COBA), Connie Murphey
(Financial Aid), Wayne Smith (Registrar’s Office).

Not present at the January 28th meeting were Ardian Greca (CIT), Stuart Tedders
(JPHCOPH), Marlo Rouse-Arnett (CHHS), Hyo-Joo Han (CIT), Simone Charles
(JPHCOPH), Denise Weems (COE), Marvin Goss (LIB).

The committee again met to discuss the proposed modifications to the Academic
Standing/Appeals Process. Wayne Smith invited Janet O’Brien to explain the role of the
Academic Success Center as well as when Academic Intervention comes into play. At
the end of the meeting, the committee requested Wayne Smith invite the following
Advising center directors to clarify the advising process with respect to the appeals
process:
Bobbie Williams, College of Business
Marilyn Hale, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Lisa Vance, College of Science and Technology