Process for Granting Exceptions to the College of Arts and Sciences Mathematics Requirement

Rationale

Students entering the College of Arts and Sciences prior to the academic year 2002-2003 must complete at least one mathematics course above the MTH 102 level in order to satisfy the graduation requirement for any of the five degrees granted by the College, i.e., B.A., B.S., B.F.A., B. Mus., and GEN.  While numerous courses may satisfy this requirement, the common expectation in all of them is that students will be able successfully to use Algebra-II-level skills.

However, among the College's students, there are those students with documented cognitive disabilities for whom the highest possible level of success in mathematics may be represented by successful completion of DEV 060 (arithmetic and Algebra I skills) or MTH 102 (Algebra II skills).  In these cases, the Dean's office may grant an exception to the minimum graduation requirement once assured that the student has achieved a level of success in course work commensurate with that student's demonstrated effort and documented disability after attempting the course work with appropriate accommodations.

Process

  • Students seeking an exception must have identified themselves to the LEAD: Disability Services and have filed the appropriate documentation verifying any cognitive disability.
  • Students must enroll in and complete one of two mathematics courses, DEV 060 or MTH 102. If a student successfully completes DEV 060, the student must enroll in and attempt to complete MTH 102. If a student successfully completes MTH 102, the student must enroll in a course at the next level in order to try to complete the College graduation requirement.
  • At a minimum, students must successfully complete DEV 060 before any exception may be reviewed.
  • Students seeking an exception to the minimum graduation requirement in mathematics must submit an appeal in writing to the Dean's office in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Dean's office will then consult with the LEAD: Disability Services and ask for an evaluation of the documentation on file to see if the materials might support such an exception. In addition, the Dean's office will consult with the instructor(s) of the mathematics courses the students would have taken and ask for an assessment to see if demonstrated effort and achievement in these classes supports or contradicts the basis of the appeal.
  • After consultation, the Dean's office will issue its decision in writing and notify the student, the student's academic department, and the Director of LEAD: Disability Services.

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