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)
Mason Freeman (student; served through February)
Tom Kazee (administration)
Kailash Khandke (served through February)
Arden Sutterfield (student; started in March)