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Manoa Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Policy & Planning (CAPP) Minutes of Sept 3, 2003

Highlights

Proposal for an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies
Manoa admission standards for freshman

Meeting of September 3, 2003 in POST 302

Minutes

Attendence:

Present: Martha Crosby (SEC Liaison), Harriet Abe, Krystyna Aune, Ron Bontekoe (Chair), James Caron, Joel Cohn, Lorenz Magaard, Dawn Nishida,

David Ross, Steven Ward.

Absent: Belinda Aquino, Patsy Fujimoto, Fred Mackenzie.

Item 1: Proposal for an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies submitted by the Center on Disability Studies, College of Education.

This proposal for a graduate certificate was submitted on September 24, 2001. CAPP Chair Bontekoe noted that this proposal had been considered very well grounded by the previous CAPP and he expressed hope that it could now be processed quickly.

Open questions: 1) In consideration of changes in the proposing Center, are they still interested in pursuing this proposal? Chair Bontekoe will contact proposal author Norma Jean Stodden about this.

2) In this proposal the word "diversity" appears to be used in an unusual way. A change of the title of the proposed program may, therefore, be advisable.

3) In case of a change of title, will this proposal have to be considered again by the Graduate Council? Chair Bontekoe will clarify this with Associate Dean Peter Garrod.

Item 2: Manoa admission standards for freshman

Here the issue is: Should CAPP make a proposal to raise the Manoa admission standards (a) for incoming high school students, (b) for transferring students from UH community colleges, and (c) for transferring students from out of state? The current Manoa admission standards are GPAs of 2.8 for category (a); for categories (b) and (c) they are 2.0 for resident and 2.5 for non-resident students.

It was decided to establish a CAPP subcommittee consisting of Harriet Abe, Krystyna Aune, James Caron, and Joel Cohn to contact the office of Linda Johnsrud, VP for Planning and Policy, in order to obtain the GPAs for all students who were admitted to Manoa in Fall 02 and Spring 03 in categories (a), (b), and (c) for resident and non-resident students. Moreover, the subcommittee should request from Linda Johnsrud something like an impact study for the case that the Manoa admission standards were raised. Finally, the subcommittee should come up with a recommendation to the full CAPP as to the feasibility and desirability for CAPP to propose a raise in the Manoa admission standards.

Next CAPP meeting: Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at 3:30 p.m. in POST 302.

Respectfully submitted,

Lorenz Magaard


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