EFFECTIVE FALL 2007
as Convocation, the new Values, Ideas and the Arts (VIA) graduation
requirement is outlined below.
The maximum VIA attendance
requirement for graduation is 40. Current students returning in the
fall who have attended more than 40 programs have completed the
graduation requirement. However, students may attend up to 80
VIA programs to earn more hours toward graduation.
and the Arts (VIA) Requirement
Students are required to attend five (5) VIA programs
for every semester of full-time (12 semester hours) enrollment.
One-fourth (0.25) semester hour of credit is earned for every ten
(10) programs attended. Credit is cumulative; a minimum or 1.0
credit is required, and a maximum of 2.0 credits may be used
toward graduation hours. Attendance requirements will be waived for
any semester in which a student is enrolled full time but is
studying off campus (i.e. student teaching, internships, field
instruction, study abroad). In extenuating circumstances, an
alternative means for fulfilling this requirement can be sought from
the Academic Standards Committee (see VIA Policy Exception).
Students may take one three-hour course to replace forty (40)
VIA credits. The course will be selected in consultation with the
Registrar. The course cannot;
-be related to the
student’s major or minor,
-be used to meet
another General Education requirement,
-be a studio class.
No more than one semester hour (1.0 SH) may be applied to the
128 SH required for graduation. Students who take a course to
complete the VIA requirement must complete 130 SH to meet graduation
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