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Last approved: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 02:32:59 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 17:33:23 GMT

New Policy or Policy Revision
Fall 2020
Second Chance Provision Policy Revision
General - Not Department Specific
General - Not College Specific
SACSCOC Credentials Guidelines:
1. Faculty teaching undergraduate general education and/or baccalaureate courses: Doctorate or Master’s degree in the teaching discipline or Master’s degree with a concentration in the discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
2. Faculty teaching graduate and post-baccalaureate course work: Earned Doctorate/ terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline (a minimum of 18 hours above the Master’s degree in the teaching discipline).
Does this faculty member hold a terminal degree in this discipline or a related field?

Additional Qualifications Complete this section to provide additional qualifications to meet the SACSCOC credentials guidelines. Identify all additional qualifications that apply and explain each item in the justification textbox. Indicate the dates of these additional qualifications and clearly describe the relationship between these qualifications and the course content and/or the expected outcomes of the course(s) assigned to faculty member. Supporting documents such as vita, copies of licenses and certificates, etc., should be submitted with this form by clicking the "attach file" link below. External validation of additional qualifications should be supported by these supplemental documents.
This policy revision proposal to the Second Chance Provision contains the following two changes:

1. The credit hours required to be completed with a 2.0 GPA following a three or more year absence from Higher Ed is being reduced from 24 to 15.

2. The following verbiage is being added to the end of the policy: This policy only applies to courses taken at the University of North Alabama. This policy cannot be applied to courses completed prior to the conferral of any previous degree.

This proposal to revise the current Second Chance Provision Policy is being submitted for the following reasons:

1. To clarify that this policy is not applicable to transfer course(s).
2. If we used it for transfer courses, we may be removing coursework that was used
towards a prior degree.
3. Removing transfer work after admission may alter a prior academic standing, which
should not be modified.
4. Removing transfer work after admission could have financial aid and/or scholarship
5. Grades for transfer courses do not affect graduation.

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