UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on Study Away Academic Eligibility
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UNH FACULTY SENATE
Motion # IX-M7
Study Away Academic Eligibility 

 

1.  Sponsoring committee:  Academic Affairs Committee

2.  Motion Presenter:  Cathy Frierson

3.  Date of Faculty Senate discussion:  December 6, 2004

4.  Motion 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT I:  Study Away Academic Eligibility

Students enrolled in UNH baccalaureate degree programs may participate in approved study away programs provided they meet the following eligibility criteria:

1.      Must have earned at least 32 credit hours, at least 12 of which must have been earned at the University of New Hampshire at the baccalaureate level;

2.      Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the time of application to and at the time of departure for the study away program.  Study Away Programs provided by UNH or approved institutions may have higher minimum GPA requirements.

3.      Must have a declared major.

Transfer students, including transfer students from Thompson School of Applied Science (TSAS) are not eligible to study away during the first semester of their baccalaureate program at UNH.

Students enrolled in the degree programs of the Thompson School of Applied Science may participate in approved study away programs appropriate for two-year degree candidates.  TSAS students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

1.      Must have earned 32 credits, at least 12 of which must have been earned at the University of New Hampshire at the associate degree level;

2.      Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the time of application to and at the time of departure for the study away program.  Study Away Programs provided by UNH or other approved institutions may have higher minimum GPA requirements.

Special consideration will be given to those students who, although below the 2.5 cumulative GPA threshold, have demonstrated promise in the previous two semesters.  Those who wish to be considered for academic variance should go through normal variance procedures.

(Note:  upon approval of this amendment, the Faculty Senate will instruct ASAC to take note of the “special consideration” clause.)

5.  Senate Action:  passed, on December 6, 2004

Vote:  unanimous

Senate Chair’s signature:  Mimi Becker

Forwarded to:  President Ann Hart, on January 18, 2005
Forwarded to:  Bruce Mallory, on January 18, 2005
Forwarded to:  Cathy Frierson, on January 18, 2005
Forwarded to:  Ted Howard, on January 18, 2005
Forwarded to:  Neil Vroman, on January 18, 2005
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