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Lincoln University, PA
 

RESOLUTION 193
April 16, 2005


ESTABLISHING THE NUMBER OF CREDITS FOR                                             RES193_041605
GRADUATION IN ANY UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM


WHEREAS, It has been more than 10 years since Lincoln University has undertaken a serious review of its curriculum offerings; and

WHEREAS, The number of course requirements has increased in many major and minor programs during the past 10 years; and

WHEREAS, The total number of credits required to graduate from Lincoln University has increased as a result of required course increases in majors and minors; and

WHEREAS, The increase in the number of course requirements has lengthened the time of graduation, resulting in an increase in the cost of education for Lincoln University students; and

WHEREAS, The average semester student load taken by a student is 15 semester credits; and

WHEREAS, A significant number of students (approximately one-third of entering freshmen) must take one or more developmental courses; and

WHEREAS, It is necessary to re-examine the curriculum requirements for all majors, minors and the core curriculum; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the faculty working with the department chairs, academic deans, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs, will submit recommendations to the President for all established majors—reducing the University curriculum to a minimum of 120 and a maximum of 124-semester credits for graduation; and further

RESOLVED, That developmental courses will not count toward the 120-124-semester credit total required for graduation; and further

RESOLVED, That the President shall submit a report to the Board of Trustees by December 2005, indicating that the total credits for graduation for all majors have been reduced to 120-124-semester credits; and further

RESOLVED, That the effective date for implementation of the minimum of 120 and maximum of 124-credit requirement is the Fall 2006 entering freshman class.






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