Approved by the: Student Senate May 4, 2006
Administration - August 21, 2006*
Board of Regents - no action required

* Administration supports the resolution (please note, however, the credit by exam option that already exists; nothing further is needed).

RESOLUTION TO CREATE TEST-OUT PROCEDURES FOR CLASSES FOR WHICH IS IT FEASIBLE

Whereas, many students are required to enroll in classes which cover material that the student already has a proficiency in; and

Whereas, very few courses give students with the above mentioned proficiency the ability to “test out” of courses which provide no progress in education; and

Whereas, some student do not attend lecture and suffer falling grades because of it, often because they can’t learn what they already know and don’t want to waste their valuable time; and

Whereas, many student are double majors with similar required classes and often have difficulty making one of two of the classes count for both requirements; and

Whereas, this addition should be helpful in lowering loans from taking fewer semesters, raising the four-year graduation rate, and gives those students without access to AP or PSEO the opportunity to be released from classes (though without getting credit); and

Whereas, the acquisition of knowledge is the essential goal of every University course; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Student Senate will lobby the University administration and University Senate to end the continued practice of unnecessary class enrollment by aiding departments in the creation of a “test out” process similar to the process of the Language Proficiency Exam (LPE).

KEVIN WENDT
AUTHOR

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