The University Senate voted on and approved a proposal that will limit the number of times a student can repeat a class in which they receive a D or F at their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Broun Hall Auditorium.
Constance Relihan, associate provost for undergraduate studies presented the proposal that will limit the number of times a student can repeat a course in which they receive a D or F to two times.
According to Relihain, there are limits on repeating courses in which a student receives an A, B or C, but now students will be limited when it comes to courses they receive a D or F as well.
"We have found that many students repeat courses multiple times," Relihain said. "It would be better off for that student to switch to a major that is better sited for his or her talents."
Relihan said limiting the number of times a student can retake a course would benefit students by allowing them to graduate in a timely manner.
"If there is a legitimate reason for a student to take a course a third time that can certainly be done," Relihan said. "But the policy calls for a conversation between the student and the academic associate dean prior to enrolling in that class."
In other University Senate news:
-Proposal approved to revise the wording of the introduction to the Capacity Policy
-Took nominations to replace Mark Taylor of the University Writing Committee when his term is complete in 2016.
-Took nominations for Rules Committee Members to be voted on at the March senate meeting.
-Introduced an information item regarding changes to staff and faculty athletic tickets.
"Instead of faculty and staff having to use a specific gate and show their ID and ticket when entering the stadium, they now will receive general admission tickets," said Brian Keeter, director of public affairs. "It's a much easier process and you don't have to worry about using your ID."
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