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Resolution No. 2009-10-5: Resolution in Support of the Implementation of a System of Notification to

RESOLUTION No.  2009-10-5

AUTHORED BY:    Iban Rodriguez, Professional Studies Representative

Nathan Rudberg, Natural Resources and Sciences Representative

REFERRED TO:    AS COUNCIL

ACTION APPROVED: 10-19-09

SUBJECT:            Resolution in Support of the Implementation of a System of

Notification to Inform Potential Students and Current Students of

Category IV Programs Evaluated for Elimination.

RESOLVED: The Associated Students of Humboldt State University recommend, in conjunction with the Provost, that the Office of Enrollment Management (OEM) notify prospective and current students that programs in Category IV are being considered for elimination. Such a system should utilize: the HSU website, e-mail, letters, and telephone calls to notify prospective and current students affected.

RESOLVED: That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University require that the resolution shall be sent to the following: CSU Chancellor, Charles B. Reed; Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Jeronima “Jeri” Echeverria; CSSA President, Steve Dixon; HSU President, Rollin Richmond; Provost and Academic Affairs VP, Robert Snyder; HSU Academic Senate; and OEM.

RATIONALE: There is a need for a system of notifying students of the potential elimination of the program in which they are enrolled. It would be unfair to prospective and current students interested in Category IV programs to enroll students without properly informing them of possible program elimination. Dina Haigounian, a student member of the Provost’s Council, reported to the Associated Students that she voted in favor of closing enrollment to programs in Category IV. She also suggested that students be notified if the program they applied for may be eliminated. The AS Council has received comments from concerned students regarding Category IV programs considered for elimination. They are concerned about the quality and value of the degree if their program gets eliminated and they are forced to take substitute courses. Iban Rodriguez met with the provost on October 14, 2009 about this matter. The Provost expressed his concern over the possible effect on uninformed students. Additionally he talked about his direction to implement such a system under the OEM.

       

* Original Signature are on file in the Associated Students Business Office.