Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on February 16, 2011
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|Data: Excess Credit Transfer Students to UHM||CAPP|
|Data: Excess Credits for Students Starting at UHM||CAPP|
MOTION TO ACCEPT RECOMMENDATION ON 148 CREDITS OR EXCESS CREDIT POLICY
CHARGE: 148 Credit Notice to Undergraduate Students (CAPP)
Under the Excess Credit Policy at Mānoa if "A student who by the end of any semester has earned 24 credit hours beyond those required for graduation and has fulfilled all specific program and UH requirements may be graduated by action of the student's college or school." (UHM undergraduate catalog; 2010-11)
After reviewing the data provided by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and discussing the issue of students at Mānoa who have an excess of 24 credits beyond their major/graduation requirements, and the number of students who have been "graduated" by their schools and colleges, CAPP determined that very few students are effected by the excess credit policy. Further, although, the Schools/Colleges may graduate the students, in practice it has rarely been done - but the threat remains and is used intermittently and unevenly.
Finally then based on the data provided by the office of the VCAA and to reflect clear and accurate academic policies in the UHM undergraduate Catalog, CAPP made the following motion and recommends the Faculty Senate to support its motion.
CAPP's Motion on 148 Credits or Excess Credit Policy:
CAPP judges that the goal of providing undergraduates with educational opportunities overrides the goal of improving graduation rates, and for this reason recommends the abolition of the policy of permitting administrative graduation and removing it from the UHM catalog.