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Council hears some good news

By Netta S. Eisler

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 31 - May 4, 1995

At the last University Council meeting of the year on Monday, President Paul Torgersen acknowledged to council members that "It has not been an easy year for any of us."

Torgersen then said that he had some good news. "The Admissions Office has told me that they have some very attractive enrollment figures for the coming year--both in-state and out-of-state." Now, he said, "we just have to figure out where we're going to put all of them." He added that there are "fairly strong out-of-state enrollment figures, which is very good news."

Council heard second readings of four resolutions. They passed all four unanimously.

The first resolution modifies the freshman rule to provide some grade-point-average relief for transfer students who experience academic difficulty during their freshman year.

The second resolution lifts the ban on CLEP examinations. This allows each individual college or departmental curriculum committee to propose using these examinations or not, based on their determination of what is best for their programs.

The third resolution modifies the obsolete-credit rule, reducing the time span for returning students to receive credit for previous courses from seven to five years.

The final resolution clarifies the instances when classified staff members can teach courses and sets up guidelines to follow in those cases.