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RESOLUTION TO INCLUDE WITHIN THE UH MANOA CATALOG A DEFINITON OF UNDERGRADUATE SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND MAINTAINING GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING AT THE INSTUTIONAL LEVEL

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on January 20, 2010
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RESOLUTION TO INCLUDE WITHIN THE UH MANOA CATALOG A DEFINITON OF UNDERGRADUATE SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND MAINTAINING GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING AT THE INSTUTIONAL LEVEL

WHEREAS

The UH Mānoa Catalogs dating from 1997-2010 explicitly state that students must “complete a minimum of 124 credits and have a minimum of a C (not C-) average (minimum GPA of 2.0) to earn a baccalaureate degree;” AND 

WHEREAS

Colleges, schools, and degree programs have specific requirements and also state that students must meet UH Mānoa General Education Core requirements, and maintain UH Mānoa academic standards; AND

WHEREAS

The UH Mānoa Catalogs dating from 1997-2010 define Academic Probation to mean “falling below 2.0 cumulative grade point average at the end of a semester;” AND

WHEREAS

Financial Aid Services states that all students receiving financial aid are expected to make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and in order for students to remain eligible for financial assistance they must maintain, at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average for undergraduates; AND 

WHEREAS

UH system schools with the exception of UH Mānoa define satisfactory academic progress and maintaining academic standards as a 2.0 cumulative grade point average; AND

WHEREAS

The term “good academic standing” is regularly used at UH Mānoa with a common understanding by inference to mean 2.0 grade point average or higher; AND

WHEREAS

The is no definition included in the UH Mānoa catalog at the institutional level for “satisfactory academic progress,” “minimum Mānoa academic standards,” and “good academic standing,” AND

WHEREAS

The terms, “satisfactory academic progress,” “minimum Mānoa academic standards,” and “good academic standing” are all inferred to mean 2.0 cumulative grade point average, AND

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED

In order to maintain consistency and clarity at the institutional level at UH Mānoa; the terms, “satisfactory academic progress,” “minimum Mānoa academic standard,” and “good academic standing” be defined explicitly as

A student at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa shall make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and remain in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum Mānoa academic standard which is a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.  

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED

The definition shall be included in the UH Mānoa catalog in the Undergraduate section under the heading “Satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, minimum Mānoa academic standard, and good academic standing.”