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    Dec 02, 2022  
Curriculum and Policy Transition Guide 
    
Curriculum and Policy Transition Guide [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Policy Transition Guide


Pace Requirement for Remedial Education

New Policy

Policy Summary: Students must successfully complete remedial or supplemental academic instruction requirements in composition and mathematics by the time they earn 30 credits in courses numbered 100 or higher at Fort Lewis College.

Definition of Successful Completion:  Testing at the college-level in the appropriate Accuplacer test; earning a grade of C- or better in the appropriate TRS or college-level course taken with supplemental academic instruction at Fort Lewis College; establishing the appropriate remedial course or college-level course has been completed with a grade of C- or better at another institution via submission of an official transcript; or establishing the appropriate college-level course has been completed through approved credit-by-exam procedures.

Sanctions: Students who do not meet this policy requirement will receive a registration hold until their primary advisor has approved their plan to complete the requirement.

Effective Date:  The first holds will be placed after the Fall 2016 Census Date and each Census Date thereafter (Fall, Spring, and Summer). 

Pace Requirement for Introductory Composition and Math

New Policy

Policy Summary: Students must successfully complete the CO1 and MA1 requirements of the Liberal Arts Core by the time they earn 45 credits in courses numbered 100 or higher at Fort Lewis College. 

Definition of Successful Completion of CO1:  Earning placement at matriculation into the CO2-CO3 composition sequence; earning a grade of C- or better in Comp 150 at Fort Lewis College; establishing Comp 150 has been completed with a grade of C- or better at another institution via submission of an official transcript; or establishing completion of Comp 150 through approved credit-by-exam procedures. 

Definition of Successful Completion of MA1:  Establishing completion of an MA1 course by earning a grade of D- or better in an MA1 course at Fort Lewis College; establishing an MA1 course has been completed with a grade of C- or better at another institution via submission of an official transcript; or establishing completion of an MA1 course through approved credit-by-exam procedures.

Sanctions: Students will be dropped from all courses and will receive a registration hold that will allow them to register only for composition and mathematics courses appropriate to their placement until they have successfully completed the CO1 and MA1 requirement. 

Effective Date:  Students who do not meet this policy requirement will be dropped from their schedules after the finalization of Fall 2016 grades and after the finalization of grades each semester thereafter (Fall, Spring, and Summer).

Requirements for Award of a Baccalaureate Degree

Policy Revision

Concentrations:  Concentrations are replacing options in the majors.  Students are limited to completion of one concentration.  Concentrations are declared on the Application for Graduation and if completed will be noted on the academic transcript.

Double Major/Dual Degree:  Students  may pursue a maximum of two majors.  Double majors are defined as two majors in the Bachelor of Arts degree program or two majors in the Bachelor of Science degree program.  Dual degrees are defined as one major in the Bachelor of Arts degree program and the other major in the Bachelor of Science degree program.  Students must complete 27 discrete credits for each major.  Courses counted toward requirements for each major must be completed with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.  The requirements for both majors must be completed prior to award of the baccalaureate degree.

Minor: Students are restricted to two minors.  To be awarded a minor, the student must earn at least 12 discrete credits from any other major, minor, or certificate program.  Courses counted toward the requirements for a minor must be completed with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.  The requirements for a minor must be completed prior to award of the baccalaureate degree. 

Effective DateFall 2016 for students on all catalogs.

Requirements for Award of an Undergraduate Certificate

Policy Revision

Award of a Certificate Simultaneous with the Award of a Baccalaureate Degree: Students may complete an undergraduate certificate simultaneous with the completion of a baccalaureate degree by fulfilling the curriculum requirements for the certificate.  To be awarded a certificate, students must earn at least 12 discrete credits from any other major or minor.  Courses counted toward the requirements for a certificate must be completed with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher. 

Award of a Certificate Independent of the Award of a Baccalaureate Degree: Students may complete an undergraduate certificate independent of the award of a baccalaureate degree.  Students are restricted from being awarded an undergraduate certificate that has the same name or substantially the same curriculum as a previously completed major, minor, or undergraduate certificate.  Students who are not subject to that restriction must complete 12 discrete credits from any previously completed major, minor, or undergraduate certificate.  Courses counted toward the requirements for a certificate must be completed with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.  

Effective DateFall 2016 for students on all catalogs.