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Proposal 1-16

The University Senate of Michigan Technological University

Proposal 1-16
(Voting Units: Academic)

“Amendment to Senate Policy 409.1: Additional Baccalaureate Degrees”

PDF version of Proposal 1-16

I.  Introduction

The senate policy on Additional Baccalaureate degrees (policy 409.1) reads, in part:

“An enrolled student who already has earned a Baccalaureate degree (either from Michigan Tech or a college or university accepted by Michigan Tech) can obtain an additional baccalaureate degree from …” This policy was amended with proposal 10-10, five years ago. The current policy is not incorrect but it is not clear as it should be. Therefore, we propose to change the language to clarify what is already in practice at Michigan Tech. 

II. Proposal

The proposed changes to Senate Policy 409.1 are listed in red below.

A student enrolled at Michigan Technological University who is currently pursuing (or already has) a Baccalaureate degree or degrees can obtain an additional Baccalaureate degree from Michigan Tech. Students must initiate the process for obtaining an additional degree by completing a degree audit with their additional degree adviser. A student earning an additional Baccalaureate degree is awarded a separate diploma for the degree.

A student enrolled at Michigan Technological University and pursuing a Baccalaureate degree can earn an additional Baccalaureate degree or degrees at the same time if they:

  • Satisfy the degree requirements for each Baccalaureate program. 

  • Earn at least 32 of the credit hours required for each additional degree through Michigan Tech without having applied those credits to any other baccalaureate or minor degree program. The academic unit offering the additional degree can allow course substitutions provided that the 32 credit hour minimum is maintained. 

    An enrolled student who already has earned a Baccalaureate degree (either from Michigan Tech or a college or university accepted by Michigan Tech from a regionally accredited institution of higher education) can obtain an additional baccalaureate degree from Michigan Tech if they: 

  • Satisfy the degree requirements for the additional Baccalaureate program. 

  • Earn at least 32 of the credit hours required for the additional degree through Michigan Tech without having applied those credits to any other baccalaureate or minor degree program. The academic unit offering the additional degree can allow course substitutions provided that the 32 credit hour minimum is maintained.

Introduced to Senate:  09 September 2015
Approved by Senate:  23 September 2015
Approved by Administration:  29 September 2015