The following are select updates to current policy in the HSU Catalog and are to be implemented for the 2011/2012 AY. The current policy can be found in the 2010-11 catalog pages 40 & 68.
The temporary Program Review procedures for degree and credential programs, established in 2010, has been superseded by a Program Review, Evaluation and Planning (PREP) procedure with annual and periodic components. Current guidelines, timelines and reports for PREP are available at the Institutional Research and Planning website http://www.humboldt.edu/irp/PREP.html.
Academic programs are allowed to establish currency requirements for their major’s courses limiting the number of years that a course can be counted towards the degree. In accordance with Title 5, all courses taken within seven academic years of the date of graduation will be considered current for purposes of the major. Programs may identify specific courses that will not be considered current if they were completed more than seven academic years from the date of graduation.
In accordance with Sections 13.5, 14.5 and 15.4 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and upon the recommendation of the University Faculty Personnel Committee, I hereby approve the attached 2011/2012 dates for submission of periodic evaluations and performance reviews to the Department Personnel Committee, the College Personnel Committee, and the University Faculty Personnel Committee, as appropriate.
The minimum passing grade requirement for courses used to satisfy the requirements of a Master’s Degree at HSU will be a B-. Current students may elect to complete their program with the minimum grade requirements as stated in the HSU Catalog published the year that they were admitted. Where there are conflicts in the catalogs through 2010/2011, with two or more different standards, a student will be required to meet the standard set by the program. A higher grade standard than the campus minimum (B-) may be specified by a graduate degree program.
The following is a policy for establishing Service Learning designated courses in the catalog. This policy addresses the difficulty of ensuring that courses that send students into the community for service learning activities have completed all of the required risk management processes and developed the necessary agreements with the community partner. The policy has two components:
At the request of the HSU International Center, and with the endorsement of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, approval has been granted to officially change the department name from HSU International Center to HSU Center for International Programs, effective May 24, 2011.
At the request of the Office of Academic Programs and Undergraduate/Graduate Studies, and with the endorsement of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, approval has been granted to officially change the name “Office of Academic Programs and Undergraduate/Graduate Studies” to “Academic Programs,” effective February 21, 2011.
At the request of the College of Natural Resources & Sciences Interim Dean, and with the endorsement of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, approval has been granted to officially change the ”Department of Computing Sciences” to the “Department of Computer Science”, effective February 8, 2011.