View Bill 16-17-36

Senate Bill 16-17-36

Bill ID: 16-17-36
Name: University Expectations for Limited Enrollment Programs
Proposed: 05/15/2017
Sponsor: Senate Executive Committee
Proposal: In 1990, the University Senate voted to accept the recommendations of a Report on Admissions and Advising (Senate Doc. No. 89-90-113A). This report called for the creation of "Limited Enrollment Programs" (LEPs) to aid in maintaining a balance between enrollments and resources within certain academic majors. Since that time, programs with LEP status have been reviewed and revised several times, and new LEPs established, as the University’s enrollments and student interests have evolved. The process by which they are reviewed has also evolved several times since 1990.

The Senate Executive Committee voted to charge the Educational Affairs Committee with a broad review of Limited Enrollment Programs.


Status: Under Review
Under Review By: Educational Affairs Committee
Received: 09/08/2017
Decision Due By: 03/30/2018
Actions: Over the fall semester, the committee consulted with the following individuals/offices:

- Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Programs and the Associate Dean for General Education
- Associate Deans and related staff in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business
- Chair of the Department of Communication
- Director of Letters and Sciences

At its first meeting of the spring, the committee assessed its current progress and identified additional areas of investigation. It asked the Senate Student Affairs Committee to gather feedback on student experiences with LEPs and report back in late February.

Next Step: SEC Review


Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 05/08/2017
Decision Date: 05/15/2017
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the Educational Affairs Committee with a broader review of limited enrollment programs.
Next Step: Educational Affairs Committee Review
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