RESOLVED: That theUniversity Senate of Humboldt State University recommends to the President that the attached revision of the Policy on Graduate Program Culminating Experience Requirements (17 October 2012), be adopted as policy and become effective Spring 2013.
Note: This policy supersedes the policy dated December 5, 2011 (Senate Resolution #23-11/12-APC).
RATIONALE: When the Policy on Graduate Program Culminating Experience (12/5/11) was approved last spring, it specified submission of both a paper copy and a digital copy to the library. The costs for binding were covered by charging a fee that was never officially approved and will be discontinued. Moreover, further study indicated that a number of other CSUs have either already gone to electronic-only submissions or are preparing to do so, and, while not without disadvantages, the shift to electronic archiving of theses and projects carries a number of advantages as well: cost to students is reduced, storage space requirements are diminished, and scholarly access to students’ research is enhanced.
University Senate: Passed Unanimously, 11/27/12
President Richmond: Approved, 11/28/12