Policies Under Review

  • The following policy is under review for the review period which began September 25 and runs through October 22. Feedback can be directed to the policy custodian or the policy administrator, mcnabb@mnstate.edu.

    The review period on these policies below ended on September 26. Final drafts will be reviewed at the October 13 Meet and Confer meetings.

    • Committees and Task Forces Policy
      The proposed changes are shown using the track changes feature in Word.
    • Course Placement Policy Draft
      This draft represents significant changes to the cut scores representing the state's new multiple measures for course placement.
    • Credit for Prior Learning Draft
      The draft represented here is a major overhaul to this policy.
    • Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
      Revisions being proposed are noted in the document comments.
    • Undergraduate Graduation Requirements Draft
      The proposed changes are at the bottom of the document where it details using graduate course credit toward completion of an undergraduate degree.
    • Weather Short Term Emergency Closings Draft
      The proposed changes are shown using the track changes feature in Word.
    • Graduate Studies Policies
      • Graduate Courses Taken by Undergraduate Students Draft
      • Graduate Credit for Non Academic Experience Draft
      • Graduate Residence and Transfer of Credit
      • Graduate Time Limitation on Program Completion Draft
      • Goals of revising the four above listed Graduate Studies policies:
        • Offer more flexibility within our undergraduate and graduate programs to do accelerated programming such as 3+2, 4+1 to meet new market demands and package it for recruitment purposes to attract prospective students and parents.
        • Offer more options and flexibility to our students to take graduate level courses and have them count for their undergraduate degrees, where it has been approved by their undergraduate advisor and graduate program coordinator.
        • Removing the CPL current policy will allow graduate faculty “ to provide students with opportunities to demonstrate competence at the college- and university-level from learning gained through learning experiences outside of a college or university credit-bearing course and to establish consistent practices among colleges and universities for evaluating and awarding undergraduate or graduate credit for prior learning.” System Policy 3.35 Credit for Prior Learning.
    • Military or Emergency Declaration Withdrawal Policy
      This is an existing policy which is being modified to incorporate the following items. Expanded the “purpose” statement to include the Emergency Declaration case. Added the last sentence to the “applicability” part to include the Emergency Declaration case. Added information about full-time service in response to an Emergency Declaration.
        
  • Annual Policy Review Calendar 2020-2021

    Activity
    Date
    Activity
    University Policy Review
    Date
    September 1
    Activity
    Policy Review Period 1 Begins
    Date
    September 3
    Activity
    Policy Review Period 1 Ends
    Date
    September 26*
    Review period shortened as this is a continuation of the spring ‘20 review period.
    Activity
    Meet & Confer Date-Final Drafts Presented
    Date
    October 13
    Activity
    Policy Review Period 2 Begins
    Date
    September 25
    Activity
    Policy Review Period 2 Ends
    Date
    October 22
    Activity
    Meet & Confer Date-Final Drafts Presented
    Date
    November 19
    Activity
    Policy Review Period 3 Begins
    Date
    February 3
    Activity
    Policy Review Period 3 Ends
    Date
    March 19
    Activity
    Meet & Confer Date-Final Drafts Presented
    Date
    April 29

     

    *Along with the fall call for recommendations, policies that warrant review can be submitted throughout the year to either the policy custodian (named on existing policies) or policy administrator. All policies reviewed will follow the format to meet a minimum of 20 instructional days followed by a Meet & Confer meeting, where the final policy draft will be presented.

    Policies under review will be a regular Meet & Confer agenda item, added to the meeting agenda by University administration.