Report of the AP Committee
Feb. 16, 2005
Although we have no motions to present today, I can report on one item
which we have recently completed (for which no action was needed), and the one item which we currently have to deal
with (which should lead to one or more motions being made at the March meeting).
- We spent some time at the end of the fall semester and the beginning of this semester considering a proposal
from the School of Law for a 3+3 program. Such a program would seem to require more "double dipping" of credits than
GMU currently allows, which is why the proposal came to us. However, earlier this month School of Law Dean Daniel
Polsby communicated to me that he and Vice Provost Linda Schwartzstein have decided to no longer pursue the
establishment of a 3+3 program. This decision eliminates the need for the AP Committee to consider this item any further.
But since the 3+3 proposal had been previously mentioned during a meeting of the Senate, I wanted to report to you
about its status.
- The one item of business which we have yet to complete involves double majors and undergraduate certificates.
Previously, the Senate established a policy which stipluates that the requirements of minors be satisfied with at least
8 credits which are not used to satisfy a major or another minor, and it seems reasonable for us to establish
similar policies which pertain to majors and certificates. We have consulted with Registrar Susan Jones, and a number of
people involved in programs which may be impacted by the new policy, and I believe that we are near completion with
this item and will present some motions pertaining to it
at the March meeting of the Senate. If you have any opinions regarding this matter, please contact me soon and
inform me of your relevant thoughts.