ITEM 126-103-R0305   ATTACHMENT

 

MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Policy and Procedures Manual

 

SUBJECT:  ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Policy 3XXXX – Outdated Coursework

Effective: XXX

 

 

Board policy:

 

In evaluating coursework from postsecondary institutions, the campuses within the Montana University System will:

1)       guarantee that any postsecondary coursework taken within five (5) years of being

admitted or readmitted to the campus will be included in the transfer analysis of specific required classes in a major, minor, option or certificate.

2)       guarantee that any postsecondary coursework taken within fifteen (15) years of being

admitted or readmitted to the campus will be included in the transfer analysis of general

education coursework.

3)       guarantee that any postsecondary coursework taken within fifteen (15) years of being

admitted or readmitted to the campus will be included in the transfer analysis of elective coursework.

 

Coursework that falls outside these guarantee periods may be included in the evaluation, at the discretion of the individual campuses.   Since it is a discretionary decision, it cannot be challenged by students.

 

Individual programs in the Montana University System may request a stricter standard for outdated coursework.

1)       Such requests must be approved by the Montana Board of Regents.

2)       If a program is duplicated throughout the Montana University System, all of those duplicated programs must agree to the stricter standard as part of the documentation submitted to the Board of Regents for approval.  For instance, if one computer degree program on a campus requests a stricter standard, all computer degree programs of a similar nature must request the same standard.

 

The provisions of this policy will also govern the evaluation of  “outdated” classes that have been completed at the institution doing the evaluation.