Academic Policies Committee
Annual Report 2012-2013



The Academic Policies Committee met 6 times this year.

The work of APC during the 2012-2013 year included …

- the consideration of 23 course proposals for various CGA, May X, and interdisciplinary minor credits;

- the recommendation of a proposal to change the policy in the catalog to define the number of course credits a student must attain before they can request a course overload;

- the recommendation of a proposal to create a degree conferral date at the conclusion of our fall semester;

- the recommendation of a proposal to change the policy in the catalog wherein students must declare a major as they complete 58 credits at Furman;

- the recommendation of a revision to Guideline C.3 of 190.5 Academic Policies Committee Operating Procedure regarding the of Approval of Courses for General Education Requirement (GER) and/or Concentration Credit;

- the recommendation of a proposal to change the policy in the catalog regarding the awarding of credit for completing a course;

- the recommendation for approval of Changes in the Art History Curriculum and for the Approval of an Art History Major;

- the recommendation for approval of a proposal for new Major Requirements in Asian Studies and a proposal for new Majors in Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies

- the recommendation for approval of revisions to the Religion Major Requirements;

- the recommendation for approval of revisions to the History Major Requirements;

- the recommendation for approval of a Proposal for Middle East and Islamic Studies Minor;

- the recommendation for approval of a name change from the Black Cultures in the Americas Interdisciplinary Minor to African American and African Diaspora Cultures (ADC);

- the recommendation for approval of changes to the Philosophy Department’s major;

- the review of the proposal to amend Policy 121.5;

- the review of the proposal to amend Policy 190.6;

- the review of the proposal to amend Policy 190.3;

- the review of UES Academic Policy;

- the ongoing discussion regarding the CLP program at Furman.


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

Leslie W. Hicken, (Chair), Music
Onarae Rice, Neuroscience
Angelica Lozano-Alonso, Modern Languages & Literature
David Redburn, Sociology
Courtney Tollison, History
Hamp Sherard, Mathematics
Catherine Deibert, Student
James Ranger, Student
Brad Barron, Associate Dean for Academic Records
Paula Gabbert, Associate Academic Dean
Marianne Pierce, Senior Associate Academic Dean

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