Academic Policies Committee
Annual Report for 2011-2012



The Academic Policies Committee met 6 times this year.

The work of APC during the 2011-2012 year included:
     - the consideration of 35 course proposals for various CGA and interdisciplinary minor credits
     - the review of a proposal for a new major in Anthropology and a recommendation to the faculty
     - the review of a proposal for a new interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies and a recommendation
             to the faculty
     - the review of revisions to the Art major and recommendation to the faculty
     - the review of revisions to the English major
     - the review of revisions to the Computer Science major and recommendation to the faculty
     - the review of revisions to the Ancient Greek and Roman Studies interdisciplinary minor and
             recommendation to the faculty
     - the review of additional offerings to the BS degree
     - the discussion of policies dealing with the May Experience at Furman
     - the revision of the course overload policy for clarity
     - the revision of the “class standing” catalog definition for clarity
     - the revision of the English as a Second Language policy for clarity
     - the continuing consideration of instituting minors at Furman and a recommendation to the
            faculty.

The chair wishes to express his gratitude and appreciation to committee members for their professionalism, diligence, thoughtfulness and good humor.

Derek Parsons (Chair), Music
Bruce Brown, Economics
Charles Delancey, Communication Studies (and liaison with Curriculum)
Chris Healy, Computer Science
Onarae Rice, Neuroscience
Sarah Worth, Philosophy
Emily Mitchell, Student
Parth Thakker, Student
Brad Barron, Associate Dean for Academic Records
Paula Gabbert, Associate Academic Dean
Marianne Pierce, Senior Associate Academic Dean

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