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Policy and Procedural Changes 6/23/2014. Context and Overview In 2012, a Policy Review Task Force was formed and tasked with reviewing system-level policies.

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1 Policy and Procedural Changes 6/23/2014

2 Context and Overview In 2012, a Policy Review Task Force was formed and tasked with reviewing system-level policies through a college completion lens. The aim was to identify policies and procedures that may be potential enablers and/or barriers to completion. The policy review recommendation report was released in April The report contains recommendations focused on Academic Renewal and how students can address Required High School Curriculum (RHSC) Deficiencies.

3 Academic Renewal and RHSC Deficiency Policy Working Groups As a result of the recommendations from the Policy Review Task Force, two working groups were formed. One focused on Academic Renewal and the other on RHSC Deficiency. The two working groups met from February 2014 through April 2014 and during this time conducted an extensive review of these two policy areas. Each group has produced a recommendation report.

4 Academic Renewal Working Group Members Niles Reddick, Chair Vice President for Academic Affairs, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Greg Anderson Director, Academic Orientation and Advisement, Armstrong Atlantic State University Kay Anderson University Registrar, Georgia College and State University Keith Antonia Executive Director of Undergraduate Admission, University of North Georgia Randy Braswell Interim Director of Enrollment Services, South Georgia State College Rhonda Bryant Interim Vice President, Student Affairs, Albany State University Diane Cone Associate Provost, Georgia Southern University Mary Ellen Dallman Director of USG Adult Learning Consortium, Valdosta State University Sandra Davis Director of Admissions and Registrar, Georgia Highlands College Kristi Hayes Assistant Registrar, Gordon State College Sharee Lawerence Registrar, Fort Valley State University Lindsay Lee Assistant Registrar for Transfer Credit, Southern Polytechnic State University Tarrah Mirus College Registrar, Georgia Perimeter College Khandra Moss Records Specialist, Southern Polytechnic State University Michael Redd Assistant Registrar, Kennesaw State University Bobbie Robinson Dean, The School of Liberal Arts, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Demetrix Rostick-Owens Campus Registrar, Georgia Perimeter College Carol Rychly Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Georgia Regents University

5 Valerie Whittlesey, Chair Associate Vice President for Curriculum, Kennesaw State University Justin Barlow Director of Admissions, University of West Georgia Richard Beaubien Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Georgia Perimeter College Timothy Brown Department Chair of Mathematics, Georgia Perimeter College Scott Burke Assistant Vice President, Undergraduate Admissions, Georgia State University Sheila Caldwell Director, Complete College Georgia, University of North Georgia Dennis Chamberlain Vice President of Student Affairs, Gordon State College Brooks Evan Coordinator of Recruitment, Georgia Southern University Candice Flowe Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics, Atlanta Metropolitan State College David Fuller Interim Dean, College of Education, Middle Georgia State College Nathaniel Holmes Director of Advising, Counseling, and Retention Services, Georgia Perimeter College Pat Humphrey Associate Professor of Mathematics, Georgia Southern University Val Mack Associate Director of Operations/Undergraduate Admissions, Georgia Institute of Technology Michael Mahan Dean of School of Education, Gordon State College Ken McGill Professor and Chair of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Georgia College and State University Tee Mitchell Director of Admissions, Georgia Gwinnett College Tatyana Pashnyak Associate Professor of Business and Medical Administrative Technology, Bainbridge State College Molly Potts Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of North Georgia Theodora Riley International Counselor – Office of Recruitment and Admission, Clayton State University Adam Wyatt Director of Academic Programs and Liaison to East Georgia State College, Georgia Regents University RHSC Deficiency Working Group Members

6 Transfer Credit, Transfer Students and Eligibility Transfer students should be eligible for AR Students can be AR eligible AND be granted transfer credit AR granted at one USG institution should be honored at another USG institution Institutional Discretion Institutions should determine a process for approving and denying AR Institutions should determine if a student with AR is eligible for honors at graduation Time and Timing A period of absence that is no less than 3 years and no more than 5 years Students should apply for AR as soon as possible and by a deadline decided by the institution (not to be less than one calendar year) Academic Renewal Recommendations

7 RHSC Deficiency Recommendations Address a Deficiency After Enrollment Students who successfully complete collegiate courses addressing their deficiencies within the first 30 credit hours will satisfy the deficiency Address a Deficiency Prior to Enrollment Provide an exemption to out-of-state students who have met their home state’s college preparatory curriculum and can demonstrate subject matter proficiency Allow students to demonstrate subject matter proficiency through standardized tests Allow students to demonstrate subject matter proficiency through approved coursework

8 Next Steps Recommendations Reports The recommendation reports will be made available Board of Regents Meeting – August These recommendations will be presented at the August Board of Regents meeting Sustainable Policy Review Process Determining methods for maintaining systematic policy review process

9 Brandee Tate


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