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Change Catalog to allow eligibility for School of Nursing students to achieve Honors recognition

  • Whereas the UH Hilo Students in the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)  Program follow a cohort schedule of  16 -18 credits per semester, 9 credits worth of courses cover theory with the remaining courses  being assigned a credit/ no credit grade

    • Whereas the high number of credits associated with these required Credit/No Credit courses leaves these students ineligible for recognition on the Dean’s List and for honors at graduation
    • Whereas this high number of Credit/No Credit courses leaves the School of Nursing graduating BSN students with only 35 credits rather than the 54 credits required to be considered for the Honor’s list.
    • Therefore, be it resolved that School of Nursing Students in the BSN program are eligible to earn recognition on both the Dean’s List and Honors.  Below are the current and recommended changes to the policy.
  • Present catalog requirement (2013-14 Catalog, P. 20):

Honors

  • Dean's List

    • Shortly after the close of the Fall and Spring semesters, the names of all full-time undergraduate students enrolled for baccalaureate degrees who earned 12 or more semester credits for a letter grade at UH Hilo and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above in the preceding semester will appear on the Dean's List.
  • Proposed Change:

    • Shortly after the close of the Fall and Spring semesters, the names of all full-time undergraduate students enrolled for baccalaureate degrees who earned 12 or more semester credits for a letter grade at UH Hilo and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above in the preceding semester will appear on the Dean's List. School of Nursing (SON) students in the BSN program who have earned 9 or more semester credits in courses providing a letter grade at UH Hilo and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above on 'Credit' grade for all remaining BSN courses in the preceding semester will appear on the Dean's List.
  • UH Hilo Faculty Congress Vote: Yes – 14, No – 0, Abstain - 0

  • Motion was approved by the Chancellor 7/16/2014

  • The following individuals informed 7/16/2014: Matt Platz, Jan Ray, Jean Ippolito, Helen Rogers, Cathy Travis (Zenz)

  • Alice Davis informed by FC Chair (email 8/13/2014) and asked to forward to appropriate people

  • Chancellor Response to Nursing Honors Motion