01/17/2013 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
109 Gilkey Hall

Topics Review – Carry forward

1. AR 25.f. Institutional Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees – Academic Residence
At the last meeting Rebecca shared that there are examples of students who based on the chronology of taking courses get caught in difficult situations regarding the “minimum of 45 in the last 75” (AR 25.f.1), or the “minimum of 15 upper division credits” (AR25.f.2); therefore:

  • Is “45 of the last 75” enough? Should “of the last” be more? (i.e. UO: 45 of the last 120)
  • Is the regulation flexible enough? (i.e. PSU: 45 of the last 60 or 145 total)
  • Equitable enough? What do we think of the situation for example, where a student may have 170 credits from OSU but not meet the “45 of the last 75”, while another student may meet the “45 of the last 75” regulation, but only has taken 45 credits from OSU?

Additional examples of submitted petitions and follow up were requested of Rebecca, to learn about issues in CPHHS and gain input from the Academic Advisors. Under discussion are these areas:

Academic Residence:

  • A minimum of 45 of the last 75 [consider increasing] credits [consider adding: “or ### total credits”] must be completed while the student is in academic residence at OSU. "Academic Residence" is defined as OSU courses taken as a degree-seeking student of OSU or courses through one of the following approved special programs: Professional degree programs which require that the student enroll in another institution while finishing the bachelor’s degree at OSU or an international study program sponsored by the Oregon University System.
  • A minimum of [consider adding a larger total:] “XX credits of which a minimum of” 15 upper-division credits used to meet the preceding residency requirement (1) must be taken in each of the student’s majors.
  • Credits earned by special examination for credit (AR 23) are not considered in academic residence.

Topics Review – New

2. Revisit AR 12. Withdrawal from Individual Courses – Rebecca Mathern

Feedback as we move forward with implementation

3. General review of the Academic Regulations to address inconsistencies – Rebecca Mathern

4. Topics for future discussion:

  • Consistency in terminology is needed. :
  • The “Y” is not listed as an official “grade” in AR 17 where it is referred to as a “Y code.” However, in AR 22 footnote 1 and AR 25 footnote 5, the Y is referred to as a grade. Consider “code” or “mark” or…
  • Correction? Footnote 1 in AR 20 and AR 22 are similar but different (AR 22 also lists “W, or Y”). Should AR 20 footnote 1 be corrected as per AR 22 footnote 1—so they are the same?
  • Footnote numbering throughout the Academic Regulations; see AR 23 and AR 25 numbering
  • Veterans Honor Cords at commencement – guest presenter Kyle Hatch (TBA)

Attending: Mark Meyers, Laurie Holst, Jeff Walker, Rebecca Mathern, Joanne Sorte

Guests: Kyle Hatch, Gus Bedwell, additional guest



  • Double Major discussion, re: Does OSU want to allow double majors in different colleges?
  • Honors cord discussion, re: proposal for recognition of Military Service and Veterans


  • Carried forward to March: General review of the Academic Regulations inconsistencies
  • Academic Regulations typo clean-up discussion


  • As above “continued”


  1. Review of the Academic Regulations to address inconsistencies: On hold until March.
  2. (AR 26?/AR 27?) Discussion about seeking two degrees and two majors concurrently Issue: There are instances of students being able to complete the requirements for two degrees and/or two majors within the 180 hour program. AR 26 clearly outlines that Double Degrees must include additional coursework. The consensus was that the committee would not pursue any changes to AR 26. Therefore, the discussion moved to focus on the issue of Double Majors.
  • AR 27 deals with subsequent credentials including majors, but does not address concurrent credentials such as majors. The OSU Catalog describes the double major and finds that double majors that are pursued concurrently “must be obtained within the same college.” Reasons for the same college expectation seem to center on advising issues (which college would guide students and conduct the graduation audit?) and ARC members the flow of funds to colleges via declared majors (who would “own” the student who sought majors in different colleges?).
  • At the same time, the reorganization of colleges into new clusters, and the emerging thought that students should/could benefit from self-designed combinations of majors suggests that this question be explored.

The question that emerged from discussion is, “Does OSU wish to allow double majors in different colleges?

It was determined that we would forward this question to the Curriculum Council for discussion and opinion. Joanne will forward the question; Rebecca will serve as liaison.

3. Proposal to award a Military Service and Veteran’s Honor Cord at commencement.

  • Kyle shared his letter proposing that OSU award the honor cord distinction to those with military service and veterans. He provided an example of the red, white, and blue honor cord.
  • Gus Bedwell, Veteran Resource Coordinator, described the ways his office could advertise, receive, and screen applications for the honorary distinction.
  • Honor distinctions are described in the General Catalog: Degrees with Distinction. Example narrative for publication in the OSU General Catalog was provided by Kyle.
  • Kyle also showed an example of the OSU military service “coin” that the Veterans Resource office has handed out at tailgaters and other events to veterans.
  • The ARC will complete discussion and establish a plan of action at the next meeting.