ERIC Number: ED394374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Course Withdrawal and Forgiveness Policies. Report and Recommendations.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
This report presents the results of a review of course withdrawal and forgiveness policies at public community colleges and state universities in Florida, with a view toward standardizing such policies that impact articulation, the transfer of credit, and credit-hours-to-degree. It recommends that: (1) forgiveness, withdrawal, and incomplete grading policies be reviewed to ensure that reasonable limits are in place to protect the academic integrity of the grading system and ensure a fundamental fairness to all students; (2) guidelines be adopted to ensure a consistent recording of student course forgiveness, withdrawal, and incomplete grading information; (3) the Statewide Common Course Numbering System be reviewed for discrepancies; and (4) students who enroll in the same course for a fourth time as a result of withdrawal, forgiveness, incomplete grading policies, or failure bear the direct institutional costs of their enrollment. Two appendixes provide comparative information on withdrawal and forgiveness policies at Florida institutions and student transcript analysis reports. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Academic Standards, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Public Colleges, State Standards, State Universities, Withdrawal (Education)
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, 224 Collins Bldg., Dept. of Education, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Florida; Grade Forgiveness