Meeting Date: 
February 14, 2018
02/14/2018 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Event Description: 

A PDF of the minutes can be found here.


Voting members present: Linda Bruslind, Rosemary Garagnani, Karen Thompson, Dave Wing
Ex-officio member present: Registrar’s Office – Rebecca Mathern


Unfinished Business from Last Year: Remove Gendered Pronouns from Academic Regulations

  • AR 27: Subsequent Credentials, Minors, Certificates, Options and Majors
    • Two new versions were reviewed: version A and version B. Items a and b are the same on both versions; however, item c is different. (One cannot earn a major or option from OSU if the bachelors was not from OSU. These students would complete full post baccalaureate degrees.)
    • AR Currently does not specifically state the credits in the GPA must be taken at OSU and must be applied the item being earned (as now written, does not specify must be taken here and must be applicable to the minor or other credential (e.g., not all PAC classes). Also, currently does not state that the residency requirement must be met. The Registrar’s Office has been implementing to include the updates being considered, but they are currently required to interpret the AR: Making the AR explicit is needed.
    • Primary question: Should/can any of the credits in the subsequent credential or minor come from a prior degree?
    • Discussion of various viewpoints: Student, faculty, employers needing to know qualifications (transcript visible).
    • Question: What should be the minimum of distinct credits on a degree or credential?
    • Question: Are there concerns about students using the same work to complete multiple transcript visible items?
    • Question: What is the differentiation between OSU students/prior degrees versus students from other schools?
    • Question: Should additional credentials represent additional work versus strategic use of existing course work to maximize transcript-visible entries?
    • Discussion of undergraduate degree audit details and how credits applied to an undergraduate degree could help or hinder student and person deciding whether credits were used on prior degree.
    • Suggestion of having a time limit: Perhaps 10 years as noted for catalog year restriction currently mentioned elsewhere. Discussion of people who intended to do a double major/degree, or did not intend, but later realized they could. In the first case, there would be a record of intent.


  • Rebecca will pull together today’s feedback for this group to review.
  • Once discussed, we will ask John Bailey if changes should go to Executive Committee or Curriculum Council.