Chancellor’s List requirements reduced by Faculty Senate
By Mark Schulman
Around the Campus Assistant Editor
The number of semester hours required for eligibility for the Honors List and the Chancellor's List was lowered from 15 hours to 12 hours.
This cut-down on hours will be implemented in the next academic year.
The Subcommittee on Enrollment Management brought this proposal to the Senate after looking into the issue.
They concluded that all students would benefit and that 12 hours was the norm throughout many other learning institutions.
Many non-traditional students have expressed that they should have a fair attempt at getting on the Chancellor’s or Honors List.
They have unique situations where they must juggle school with careers, family and other specific needs.
The UNCP student body consists of nearly 40 percent non-traditional learners.
Many other institutions also have only 12 hours as a requirement to be eligible to be on the distinguished lists.
“I think it’s a good change. It makes it easier for the university to recognize the academic achievements of a broader range of our students,” Senate Faculty Chair Dr. Virginia K. McClanahan said.
Traditional students also have other obligations inhibiting them from taking over 12 hours of course work.
“It seems fairer for everyone,” McClanahan said.
The vote to reduce the hours was unanimous at a March 1 Senate meeting.
Students are eligible for Honors List if they achieve a minimum semester quality point average of 3.2 while passing at least 15 semester hours of course work of which at least 12 hours must not be Pass/Fail.