Viewing: 88: Edits to Language in Policy for Admission to Upper Division COMDIS Courses

Last approved: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:53:13 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 21:42:50 GMT

Changes proposed by: 1868893
Sponsor NameCollegeDepartment
Lynn GilbertsonEDUCCOMMDIS
Other Administrative Action
Fall 2020
Edits to Language in Policy for Admission to Upper Division COMDIS Courses

Policy for Admission to Upper Division COMDIS Courses

  1. Admission by cohort, limited to acceptance of 30 students per academic year with application for admission in the spring semester of each academic year.
  2. Application for admission allowed during semester of completion of a minimum of 45 credits (for most students this will be at the end of their first semester, Sophomore year).
  3. Completion of a Physics course (130, 212, or 240) with a minimum grade of C- and completion of a Biology course with a minimum grade of C-. One of these two courses must be designated as a lab course. Acceptable courses in biological sciences should emphasize a content area related to human or animal sciences (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science).
  4. Completion of COMDIS 270.
  5. A minimum combined cumulative GPA of 2.75
  6. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the following courses:
    1. COMDIS 278   Anatomy & Physiology of Human Communication
    2. COMDIS 272   Phonetics and Its Related Processes
    3. COMDIS 240   Hearing and Speech Science

*Meeting all minimum requirements does not guarantee admittance to upper division courses. When all admittance criteria are met by the applicant, the combined GPA will serve as the determining factor for admission to the upper division COMDIS courses in terms of filling the limit of 30 students being enrolled per year.

 
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The department needs to add clarity on the admission process.

We want the wording to go from:
1. Admission by cohort, limited to acceptance of 30 students per academic year with formal admission in the Fall Semester of each academic year.

To:
1. Admission by cohort, limited to acceptance of 30 students per academic year with application for admission in the spring semester of each academic year.​


Secondly, the department needs to make a minor update to add clarity for the biology requirement. The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) standards state that an acceptable course in biological sciences should emphasize a content area related to human or animal sciences (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science). Because the wording currently does not specify a biology topic, students are taking ecology and plant biology courses and either not meeting the certification requirements for ASHA or needing to take an additional biology course. This change would provide clarity for students and advisers on the type of biology course needed.

We want the wording to go from:
Completion of a physics course (130, 212, or 240) with a minimum grade of C- and completion of a biology course with a minimum grade of C-. One of these two courses must be designated as a lab course.

To:
Completion of a Physics course (130, 212, or 240) with a minimum grade of C- and completion of a Biology course with a minimum grade of C-. One of these two courses must be designated as a lab course. Acceptable courses in biological sciences should emphasize a content area related to human or animal sciences (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science).
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