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Tabled until May 4 by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on April 20, 2011
44 in support; 5 opposed; 1 abstention

Supporting Documents

Date Document & Link Committee
  CAPP Data on Repeated Courses CAPP
April 11, 2011 CAPP Memo to Chair Hippensteele CAPP
April 10, 2011 CAPP Report on Repeated Course Grading Option and Formulation of a New Policy on Grade Replacement CAPP
  CAPP Data Sample of Student Transcripts CAPP

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MOTION TO ADOPT AND TRANSMIT THE NEW GRADE REPLACEMENT POLICY TO THE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS TO BE IMPLEMENTED AS MANOA EXECUTIVE POLICY

Motion to Adopt and Transmit the New Grade Replacement Policy to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to be implemented as Mānoa Academic Policy

The Mānoa Faculty Senate adopts the new Grade Replacement Policy stated below to be effective Fall 2011 and asks that the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to facilitate the implementation of the new policy. 

Grade Replacement Policy

University of Hawai`i Mānoa Undergraduate students may repeat up to three (3) Mānoa courses for grade replacement.  Both grades will be reflected on the transcript.  However, only the higher of the two grades will be used in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average. Degree credit for any repeated course is given only once. 

Policy Details

1. This policy applies to courses first taken in the Fall of 2011 and beyond at University of Hawai`i Mānoa.

2. All courses taken for A, B, C, D, F, including plus and minus grades may be repeated for grade replacement under this policy.

3. Students re-taking a class under the Grade Replacement Policy must take it for a letter grade:  grades cannot be replaced by NC or W.  

4. All grades for courses repeated beyond the three (3) allowed under the Grade Replacement Policy will be calculated in the cumulative grade point average.

5. Replaced grade(s) will not affect academic actions already recorded on the transcript such as probation, suspension, eligibility for financial aid, scholarships, deans’ lists, honors status, and graduation with high academic achievements. 

6. Students must indicate at the time of registration that they are choosing to exercise a Grade Replacement option. 

Unanimous Vote

March 9, 2011

CAPP