CON Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship/Grant Committee Rules of the Faculty Organization

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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation & Scholarship/Grant Committee Rules of the Faculty Organization Subsection: 4.1.4
Section 4.0 - Faculty Policies Originating Date: October 1973
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship/Grant Committee
Faculty Coordinating Council
General Faculty Organization
Revised: January 1999
Revised: February 2008
Revised: May 2010
Revised: November 2011
Revised: November 2012
Revised: August 2014
Revised: December 2019


1.    Purpose:

The purposes of the Undergraduate Admissions, Progression, Graduation & Scholarship/Grant Committee are to establish and oversee criteria for admission, progression, and graduation; to select candidates for admission to undergraduate programs; and to award grants and scholarships to undergraduate nursing students.

2.    Functions:

  1. Establish criteria and policies to be utilized for the admission, progression and graduation of undergraduate students.
  2. Review and evaluate the applications and make recommendations to the Dean regarding the admission of applicants in accord with the criteria.
    1. Electronic voting can be utilized as a means of collecting a vote for admissions. A summary of the voting outcomes will be included in the monthly minutes.
  3. Review admission progression and matriculation data post admission acceptance to identify trends for failure to matriculate and make recommendations to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, the Director of Undergraduate Programs and/or the Division Assistant Dean, or committee.
  4. Review progression reports and formal program evaluations annually to detect patterns and problem areas and make recommendations to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, the Director of Undergraduate Programs and/or the Division Assistant Dean, or the committee.
  5. Annually review Academic Review and Disciplinary action policies and procedures and the rules of the Academic Review and Disciplinary Action Committees Rules of the Faculty Organization.
  6. Meet biannually with the Academic Review and Disciplinary Action committees to review and update policies and procedures relevant to the functions of these committees.
  7. Provide the Academic Review and Disciplinary Action committees policy and procedural support and guidance during academic and disciplinary appeals via ex-officio membership on both committees.
  8. Review and recommend candidates for graduation.
  9. Award scholarships/grants to students according to established criteria and academic policies and procedures.

3.    Membership:

  1. The chairperson (or co-chairs), is/are elected annually by the committee members. The chair (or co-chairs) must be a faculty member. The chair (or at least one co-chair) shall have served a minimum of one (1) year on the committee. The chair-elect for the following year is elected annually by the committee members. The chair elect shall have served a minimum of one (1) year on the committee.
  2. The Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation & Scholarship/Grant Committee will consist of the following elected membership for three-year terms, staggered so that no more than 3 positions are open for election in a given year:

    Omaha Division -   One (1) member
    Lincoln Division -   One (1) member
    Kearney Division -   One (1) member
    West Nebraska Division -   One (1) member
    Northern Division -   One (1) member
    Two (2) members at-large    
    Associate Dean for Academic Programs   (ex officio member)
    Director of the Undergraduate Program   (ex officio member)
    Director, Student Services   (ex officio member)
    Undergraduate Student Services Coordinators from each Division ex officio member    
    Nursing students from any level, selected from a pool of students, one (1) from each Division.    
  3. The ex-officio member serving on either the Academic Review or Disciplinary Action Committee shall be chosen by the Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship/Grant Committee as a whole and will not be a member of the division in which the academic or disciplinary action is originating and will not serve as a member of the disciplinary or academic review committee.

4.    Guidelines:

  1. The committee will meet at least monthly during the 9 month academic calendar year.
  2. On an annual basis, the committee will review criteria utilized for admission, progression, and graduation of students and recommend changes to the faculty for final action.
  3. All elected members have voting privileges including the chairperson. The Director of the Undergraduate Programs, an ex-officio member, has voting privileges in the case of a tie.
  4. Student members will be excused when confidential student items are discussed.