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ERIC Number: ED161494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Withdrawal Policies of Michigan's Public Community Colleges.
Breen, Edward; Dulaney-Sorochak, Jeanne
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the drop or withdrawal policies of the 29 tax-supported community colleges in Michigan, and to determine whether Macomb County Community College (MCCC) will have proportionately more hours dropped than most. As MCCC does not require formal withdrawal applications, permits withdrawal at any time, does not convert withdrawals to failures, does not compel instructors to issue failing grades or prohibit them from recording a withdrawal rather than a failing grade, this was expected. Nine distinct withdrawal policies were revealed in the college catalogs: no distinction made between withdrawal-passing and withdrawal-failing (5 colleges' policy); no distinction made, but withdrawals prohibited after a certain date (4); mark for withdrawal-passing and withdrawal prior to evaluation (3); withdrawal to a given date, thereafter a distinction made between withdrawal-passing or withdrawal-failing (2); distinction between withdrawal-passing and withdrawal-failing after the drop-add period (5); withdrawal to a given date, thereafter either a withdrawal passing or a failing grade, the failing grade being calculated in the grade point average (7); withdrawal or failure regardless of time of withdrawal (1); separate grade indicating withdrawal after a certain date (1); and failing grade for withdrawal beyond a given date (1). (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macomb County Community Coll., Warren, MI.