Academic Policies Committee
Annual Report, 2005-2006

The Academic Policies Committee met 16 times during the 2005-06 academic year. While other issues may still have to be discussed, the following items were dealt with so far this year.

We established a workable procedure both for bringing the CRC proposal to the faculty and for the concomitant faculty discussion.

Working with the Implementation Task Force we established a date for effective implementation of the new curriculum and calendar.

We dealt with several course proposals:

  • One course was denied GER credit
  • One course was denied AA credit
  • 14 courses were given Asian-African credit, or upper level Humanities GER credit, or Concentration credit.

We debated and sent on to Policies and Procedures Committee the following Policies:

  • 109.1 (New or Revised Academic Major)
  • 109.2 (Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary courses)
  • 120.2 (Student Absences)
  • 121.6 (Research Misconduct, Compliance and Responsibilities)

We discussed Furman policies relating to Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A Level exams, and the like with respect to equivalency credit.

We approved the new concentrations of English as a Second Language (ESOL), and Black Studies in the Americas (BSA), both still awaiting Faculty action.

The chair would like to thank the following committee members for their diligent service:
Ken Abernethy (started in March)
Brad Barron (ex officio)
Linda Bartlett (administration)
April Bernard (student)
Doug Cummins
Matt Feigenbaum
Mason Freeman (student; served through February)
Tom Kazee (administration)
Kailash Khandke (served through February)
Anne Leen
John Snyder
Arden Sutterfield (student; started in March)

Respectfully submitted
David Spear
Chair, APC

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