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  • GRCC Academic Standing

    1. 1. GRCC Academic Standing Policy Maintaining the Standards of Excellence
    2. 2. Current Statement <ul><li>Satisfactory Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Students are expected to achieve at least minimal academic success in their studies at Grand Rapids Community College. Students who do not achieve satisfactory grades may be dismissed after appropriate committee consideration. </li></ul><ul><li>GRCC 2006-2007 Catalog, page 29 </li></ul>
    3. 3. Draft Policy Statement <ul><li>Grand Rapids Community College requires all students to make satisfactory academic progress. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Advantages <ul><li>This will afford students with </li></ul><ul><li>More advance notice </li></ul><ul><li>Increased awareness of the importance of their academic progress </li></ul><ul><li>Increased opportunity for success </li></ul><ul><li>An earlier point to learn of a greater variety of intervention strategies </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why do we need a policy? <ul><li>Required by Michigan’s Academic Classification System rules—ACS </li></ul><ul><li>Our policy has no procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Needed ethically since some students have no hope of ever graduating </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 GPA is required to graduate </li></ul>
    6. 6. Proposed Policy <ul><li>Will apply to all students regardless of: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Degree status </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Program of Study </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Aid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Date of initial enrollment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Will also apply to those who are participating in academic/support programs and recipients of veteran’s benefits. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Proposed Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress <ul><li>Once a student attempts 12 credit hours, he/she must meet BOTH of the following: </li></ul>Credit Hours Attempted Minimum Cumulative GPA A. 12 – 14 1.50 15 – 28 1.75 29 + 2.00
    8. 8. Standards cont. <ul><li>B. Students must complete 65% of all credit hours attempted at GRCC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Non-credit coursework is not considered for credits attempted or completed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Grades earned between A and D- are considered passing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Grades of E, I, W, WP, WF, and NS are NOT considered passing and must be considered attempted grades. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. . If a course is repeated and a higher grade is received, that grade is calculated in the GPA, however both the original and repeated courses are considered attempted hours. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Academic Probation <ul><li>If the student has attempted 12 credit hours and does not meet one or both of the criteria previously stated, he/she will be placed on Academic Probation. </li></ul><ul><li>The student will be notified of his/her status. </li></ul><ul><li>A hold will be placed on the student’s record </li></ul><ul><li>(will not appear on transcript). </li></ul>
    10. 10. Academic Probation cont. <ul><li>Students on Academic Probation will be required to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with an academic counselor/advisor prior to the fourth week of the semester/term following placement on academic probation. A registration hold will be placed on the student’s account until the meeting has occurred. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with the counselor/advisor, in the development of a written success plan. This may include limiting credits taken/semester. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain a minimum semester GPA of 2.0 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain a passing grade in a minimum of 65% of the credit hours attempted that semester. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Awareness Campaign – New Academic Standing Policy <ul><ul><li>Presentations to Student Congress (Winter 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web site announcements (Winter 2008 and continuing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posters (Winter 2008 and continuing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements at New Student Orientation (Summer 2008) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Awareness Campaign – New Academic Standing Policy <ul><ul><li>Targeted letters to students who would not meet Good Standing standards alerting them to change in policy (end of Winter 2008 and Summer 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail to all students about change in policy (Winter 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational Sessions to inform students of change (Winter, Summer, Fall 2008) </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Support for Students Impacted by Policy <ul><li>Counselors/advisors assist students in developing Success Contracts which can include tutoring, study skills workshops, credit reductions </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted emails to students who would be on probation (Winter, Summer, Fall 2008) and who are on probation (after Fall 2008) about meeting with a counselor, attending workshops, seeking tutoring) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Support for Students Impacted by Policy <ul><li>Create a Plan for Success workshops offered </li></ul><ul><li>- early in semester </li></ul><ul><li>- allow students to fulfill their Success Plan obligation </li></ul><ul><li>- allow students to learn how to access student support </li></ul><ul><li>- students seeking readmission who attend can include this in their petition for readmission to show how they will improve their academic performance </li></ul>
    15. 15. Academic Suspension <ul><li>If in any subsequent semester, the student fails to meet the requirements of Academic Probation--2.0 sem. GPA and 65% passing credits--then that student will be placed on Academic Suspension and is prohibited from enrolling in classes at GRCC for one calendar year. </li></ul><ul><li>If the student is suspended due to circumstances beyond his/her reasonable control, the student may appeal the suspension to the Academic Probation and Suspension Committee w/o having to wait one calendar year. </li></ul><ul><li>The Committee’s decision is final. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Academic Probation and Suspension Committee <ul><li>5 Member Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Registrar </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>2 Faculty Members </li></ul>
    17. 17. Readmission from Academic Suspension <ul><li>A student may petition the Academic Probation and Suspension committee for readmission after one calendar year of non-attendance at GRCC. </li></ul><ul><li>If the petition is honored, the student must follow the committee’s specific recommendations. </li></ul><ul><li>A student who is readmitted will again be placed on Academic Probation and must maintain a 2.0 sem GPA and have a passing grade in at least 65% of the credits attempted that semester. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Readmission from Academic Suspension <ul><li>If the petition is denied, the student may appeal to the Dean of Student Affairs following the College’s Due Process Procedure. </li></ul><ul><li>The Dean’s decision is final. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Impact on Enrollment <ul><li> # of Fall Students </li></ul><ul><li>2004 2005 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>12 - 14 credits attempted 476 553 540 </li></ul><ul><li>& <1.5 GPA </li></ul><ul><li>15 – 28 credits attempted 314 346 429 </li></ul><ul><li>& <1.75 GPA </li></ul><ul><li>29+ credits attempted 698 820 899 </li></ul><ul><li> & < 2.0 GPA </li></ul><ul><li>Totals 1,488 1,719 1,868 </li></ul>
    20. 20. Fall to Winter Persistence <ul><li>Those who did not meet the academic requirements in Fall who then enrolled the following Winter: </li></ul><ul><li>805 (or 54% of 1,488) Fall 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>968 (or 56% of 1,719) Fall 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>1,090 (or 58% of 1,868) Fall 2006 </li></ul>
    21. 21. Next Steps if Approved <ul><li>Publish in 2008-2009 GRCC Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation = Fall 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Earliest Suspension = May 2009 </li></ul>