UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on the Honors Program Designation
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UNH Faculty Senate

Motion # IX-M14

Honors Program Designation

 

1.  Sponsoring committee:  Academic Affairs Committee

2.  Motion Presenter:  Michael Kalinowski

3.  Date of Faculty Senate discussion:  April 4, 2005

4.  Motion:

That the Faculty Senate ratify the University Honors Committee vote to eliminate the current designation of "University Honors."  This designation involves 6-7 general education courses and a 4-8 credit thesis.  We would seek to make this change beginning with the class of 2009.

5.  Rationale:

The designation was instituted at a time when many departments did not have Honors in Major programs.  Now, however, the designation allows students to graduate with Honors without doing advanced work in their fields of specialization.  We believe the designation is outdated in the current context of the university.

6.  Senate Action:  passed, on April 4, 2005

Vote:  with no nays and one abstention

Senate chair’s signature:  Mimi Larsen Becker

Forwarded to:  President Ann Hart, on April 19, 2005

Forwarded to:  Bruce Mallory, on April 19, 2005

Forwarded to:  Mark Rubinstein, on April 19, 2005

Forwarded to:  Lisa MacFarlane, on April 19, 2005

Forwarded to:  Michael Kalinowski, on April 19, 2005

Forwarded to:  Kathy Forbes, on April 19, 2005

Forwarded to:  Donna Reed, on April 19, 2005

Forwarded to:  Rob McGann, on April 19, 2005

Forwarded to:  Judy Spiller, on April 19, 2005

Forwarded to:  Michael Jones, on April 19, 2005

Forwarded to:  Mary Peterson, on April 19, 2005
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