ITEM 130-104-R0306����������������� Revisions to Policy 301.5.1


THAT:�������������������������������������� The Board of Regents of Higher Education approves the proposed revision to Policy 301.5.1, dealing with the review and acceptance of credits from an institution that is a candidate for regional accreditation.� The revision is a housekeeping item, to insure that the provisions in Policy 301.5.1 mesh with the expectations of Policy 301.5.


The revision is set out in the attachment to this item.


EXPLANATION:����������������������� Policy 301.5.1, entitled System of Controls, establishes deadlines for the analysis and acceptance of transfer credits.� Policy 301.5 creates a waiting period for credits from institutions that have applied for regional accreditation, but have not yet received that formal designation.� Obviously, the waiting period violates the timelines established by Policy 301.5.1, but it should not be ignored just because deadlines now exist.� It is still good policy.


By incorporating a reference to Policy 301.5, and its waiting period, students and campuses are notified that that waiting period still applies.