February 7, 2007
Academic Standards Committee
The following draft was sent to Theo for input before it is
sent Turner requesting AP Credit for classes taught in his department:
TO: Walter Turner, Dept Chair SUBJECT:
AP Credit Request
FROM: Academic Standards Committee DATE:
At the request of the Academic Senate,
the Academic Standards Committee is in the process of updating College of Marin
Advanced Placement (AP) credit offerings. In general, a
score of 3 or higher is usually required to receive credit for AP tests. The
department decides how many units, if any should be awarded to a student who
has met the 12 unit residence requirement Students do not receive grades in
courses when using AP credit to fulfill requirements. AP
test results may also be used for placement into
Your department currently has the
following AP Course equivalency:
History: Students with APT scores of
3 or higher may file a petition for credit for History 117 and 118 (6 units)
after successfully completing 12 units at college of Marin.
If you want to grant AP credit to
satisfy subject, graduation and general education requirements in particular POLS
101 and ECON 101 &102 or other courses taught in your area
please let me know, as soon as possible
Students scoring a 3 on the AP Exam
will be allowed 3 semester units equivalent to the POLS 101 course offered at
COM. This score also satisfies CSU GE D-8 Political Science, Government and
Legal Institutions requirement and U.S. and California State
Constitution/Government requirement for graduation. The score will also
satisfy a course in IGETC Area 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences.
this format is OK, it will be revised to request AP credit for the following
Dept Chairs. I am hoping to send them out by weeks end. A copy will be
forwarded to AS.
Egert, Tara Flandreau, Jennifer Loeser, Paul Christensen and John Jacob.
ASC Report Page
Petition Review Committee
- Met with 4 students: 3 Petitions to Return, all petitions
1 Petition to Carry
Extra Units, petition denied units and
the student will
remain in 18 units.
- Dismissed student data: Over the
years, the number of students on Dismissal status has dropped from 600 to
200 for last semester.
of meeting with Anita:
With regards to over
ridding the committee’s decision and approving the student for 3 additional
units, she made a snap decision based on the information she was given by that
student and will not do it again. Also, had she known these units could not have
been appealed; the student would not have been awarded additional units. Despite the mistake,
student will remain in 6 units.
Another appeals procedures
needs to be established quickly for petitions that can be appealed. The current
procedure allows students to appeal in writing to the Dean of Enrollment
Services and the Academic Senate. Anita says that the Brown Act & FERPA prevents
this and a person on the Committee voting or non- voting can not be apart of
the appeals procedure. She will bring this to the attention of Fran and
Report submitted by Rinetta Early, Chair