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Motion BFA-M-14-1202: Course Forgiveness

Boulder Faculty Assembly Academic Affairs Committee
Motion: Course Forgiveness

BFA-M-14-1202

Whereas: Course Forgiveness offers reasonable and helpful recourse for students at CU to re-take selected classes and replace poor grades with better ones;

Whereas: Course Forgiveness has been strongly advocated by the student government at CU and by the CU Boulder administration;

Whereas: Many peer institutions have established Course Forgiveness policies;

Whereas: CU's pilot program for Course Forgiveness has largely achieved its stated goals; and

Whereas: The number of students re-taking classes at CU Boulder under Course Forgiveness has been extremely small during the pilot program;

Be it resolved:

The University of Colorado should make Course Forgiveness a permanent policy, with the following restrictions:

An undergraduate student may use Course Forgiveness for no more than two courses during his or her tenure as a CU student, and a graduate student may use Course Forgiveness for no more than one course;

Undergraduate students may apply Course Forgiveness only to courses in which the initial grade was D+ or lower, while graduate students may apply Course Forgiveness only to courses in which the initial grade was C+ or lower;

Students retaking classes under Course Forgiveness must declare their intention of applying Course Forgiveness by the last date of the "Add" period at the beginning of the semester in which they are retaking the course;

Once a student has declared his or her intention to use Course Forgiveness in a specific course, that decision is irrevocable;

Course Forgiveness shall not be allowed for any course where the student either admitted to or was found guilty of violation of the CU-Boulder Honor Code.

The School of Law shall be allowed to exempt its students from eligibility for the course forgiveness program.

From BFA Committee:
  Academic Affairs
Notice of Motion to Executive Committee:   November 4, 2002
Approved by Executive Committee for forwarding to the BFA:   November 4, 2002
Notice of Motion to the BFA:   November 7, 2002
Approved by the BFA:   December 6, 2002

Addendum: Academic Affairs Committee Notes