UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on transfer credits required to waive the Discovery Program inquiry requirement
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UNH FACULTY SENATE
MOTION # XVII-M5

on transfer credits required to waive the Discovery Program inquiry requirement

 

1.  Motion presenter:   Barbara White

2.  Date of Faculty Senate discussion:   11/26/2012

3.  Rationale:  See below.

4.  Motion

Whereas the current policy states that the inquiry requirement is waived for students who transfer in with 58 or more credits, and whereas the inquiry course was primarily designed with the first year student in mind, and whereas the Discovery Committee agrees and supports the ASAC recommendation to reduce the number of credits required for the waiving of the requirement, for transfer students from 58 or more credits to 26 or more credits, applied retroactively to transfer students entering in fall of 2012, be it resolved that the policy governing the Discovery Program be revised from:

 

Inquiry course. This course may fulfill a Discovery category and/or a departmental requirement. It should be taken during a student’s first or second year or prior to completion of 57 credits. For students who transfer in with 58 or more credits, the INQ requirement is waived automatically.

 

and be changed to:

 

Inquiry course. This course may fulfill a Discovery category and/or a departmental requirement. It should be taken during a student’s first or second year or prior to completion of 57 credits. For students who transfer in with 26 or more credits, the INQ requirement is waived automatically.

Please note:  The number of credits for completion by current non-transfer students shall remain at 57 credits.

5.  Senate action:  passed with twenty-one ayes, ten nays and five abstentions. 

6.  Senate chair’s signature:  Willem deVries

Forwarded to:  President Mark Huddleston, on January 29, 2013

Forwarded to:  Provost John Aber, on January 29, 2013

Forwarded to:  Lisa MacFarlane, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, on January 29, 2013

Forwarded to:  Kathryn Forbes, Registrar, on January 29, 2013

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