CON Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship/Grant Committee Rules of the Faculty Organization version August 2014

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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


1.    Purpose:

The purposes of the Undergraduate Admissions, Progression, Graduation & Scholarship/Grant Committee are to establish 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.
  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. Review and recommend candidates for graduation.
  6. 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 -   One (1) member
        One (1) member
  3. Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Director of the Undergraduate Program, ex-officio members.
  4. Undergraduate Student Services Coordinators from each Division.
  5. Nursing students from any level, selected from a pool of students, one (1) from each Division.

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.