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Proposal Summary: AS-06-58

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TitleChange prerequisites for all graduate-level courses in computer science
Submitting DeanRonald Levant
Submitting CollegeArts & Sciences -- Annabelle Foos x7937
Departments Generating the ProposalComp Sci
Objection DeadlineMarch 13, 2006
Proposal StatusFinal Approval Granted
Proposal Last UpdatedApril 07, 2006 by PR J. Thomas Dukes
Effective DateSpring 2006
Brief Summary of ProposalThis is a blanket proposal to change prerequisites for all graduate-level 3460 courses in the ranges of 508-580 and 626-680 from specific course numbers to "Admission to the Computer Science Masterís Program or permission". Rationale: At the December 2004 meeting of the Faculty Senate, a resolution presented by the Academic Policies Committee (APC) was passed. This action resulted in prerequisite checking being turned on by default in the PeopleSoft registration system for all courses. In May 2005 the Faculty Senate also passed a resolution so that undergraduate course numbers may not be used as prerequisites for graduate-level courses. As a result of the changes to the prerequisite structure, most graduate students of Computer Science are prevented from doing the registration themselves. The department administrative assistant has had to manually register our graduate students. The idea behind prerequisites is to inform students of the background that is considered necessary to succeed in the course. In the Department of Computer Science, at the undergraduate level the prerequisites were enforced; at the graduate level, they were purely informative. The combination of enforcing prerequisites at the graduate level and not permitting undergraduate course numbers to be used will require a different standard for those prerequisites. The current blanket proposal will enable most graduate students admitted to the computer science program to do online registration by themselves.
Type of ProposalCourse changes only
Graduate School Endorsement StatusApproved
Graduate School Endorsement UpdatedFebruary 27, 2006 by GS Heather Blake
Institutional Research StatusApproved
IR Status UpdatedDecember 19, 2005 by IR Dolores Bezilla
Library StatusApproved
Library Status UpdatedFebruary 01, 2006 by UL Nashieli Marcano
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusNot required
DLRC Status Updated
General Education Advisory Committee StatusNot required
GEAC Status Updated
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements UpdatedOctober 28, 2005 by AS dean's ofc Christy Adams

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