University Senate of
(Voting Units: Full Senate)
“DEFINITION FOR DISSIMILAR REPEATS”
There have been a number of recent cases where courses were substituted that have content that is completely unrelated to the original course on record. The current absence of a clear definition enables widespread abuse, resulting in obvious grade inflation.
The following paragraph should be added to the catalog under Registration:
“Students who wish to repeat a course that is no longer offered and has no active direct equivalent may request substitution with a different course (dissimilar repeat) which covers similar material. Approval is required by the student’s academic advisor and department chair”