D R A K E U N I V E R S I T Y
FACULTY SENATE MEETING AGENDA
The Drake University Faculty Senate will meet in regular session on
November 16, 2005 in Levitt Hall, Old Main at 3:30 p.m.
Call to Order
Approval of October 2005 minutes
Report from President Maxwell
NOTE: If any Senator would like to submit a question for President Maxwell for the meeting, please email that question to President Esposito and/or President Maxwell.
Report from Provost Troyer
Report from President Esposito
Unfinished Business ˆ none known
A) Discussion of Section IV and Section V of the Faculty Manual
Materials to be found at: /academics/policies/facmanual.html
B) Discussion Item:
Faculty Senate to consider the use of the current descriptors for the letter grades A-F.
Faculty Manual wording: 2.132 System of Grading The following system of grading applies to undergraduates. The grading system for the Law School is found in their catalog: http://www.law.drake.edu.
A. Letter grades are awarded at the completion of the course. "Plus" and "Minus" grades are not recorded except for the Law School. The letter grade carries a meaning and a point evaluation that, along with the number of credit hours involved, determines a student's academic grade point average. In this point system:
A (Excellent)= 4 Points
CR (Credit) (Pass)
B (Good)= 3 Points
NC (No Credit) (No Pass)
C (Fair)= 2 Points
D (Poor)= 1 Point
AU (Audit) - no academic credit desired
F (Failure)= 0 Points
IP (In Progress)