Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2016-39
Motion Introduced by: Student-Faculty Policy Committee, Keith Hollinger, Chair
Date of First Reading: February 22, 2016
Date of Second Reading: March 28, 2016
Title of Motion: Limiting the Number of iCourses for First-Time Full-Time Freshman Students.
Action Requested: The Student-Faculty Policy Committee and the University Academic Council have reviewed this motion and recommend Senate approval.
Rationale: Whereas first-time full-time freshman students who have enrolled at ASU in the on-campus programs have already indicated a preference for face-to-face instruction;
whereas these students have the least academic experience, and would benefit from additional supervision and face-to-face interaction, as well as training on how to best navigate online courses during their initial year on campus.
The University Senate recommends that the University Provost Office institute a policy that limits first-time full-time freshman students to one iCourse per semester, except in the case that a student may be required to enroll in a course that is offered only online by his/her degree granting unit. The Senate also recommends that all colleges and schools begin including a module in their ASU 101 course that addresses the topic of “how to succeed in iCourses”.