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Academic Status

The academic record of each student is reviewed at the close of the fall and spring semesters by the Committee on Academic Status and Petitions. Specific attention is given to the student's progress both in completing units of credit and in maintaining the minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average which are required for graduation from the College. Students who fail to demonstrate satisfactory progress toward graduation may be required to withdraw from the College. The committee determines academic status and is guided in its decisions by the following standards:

Good Standing -- A student whose semester and cumulative grade point averages are 2.0 or above is considered to be in good standing.

Semester Probation -- A student who has a semester grade point average below 2.0 for one semester and has a cumulative grade point average above 2.0 will be placed on semester probation.

Academic Probation -- A student is placed on academic probation whenever his/her cumulative grade point average falls below the 2.0 level, or when the semester average falls below a 2.0 for two consecutive semesters, even though the cumulative average remains a 2.0 or above.

Terminal Academic Probation -- Some students, because of their extremely low grade point averages, are classified under terminal academic probation and given a specific grade point average to obtain for their work during the following semester. A student who fails to meet the requirements of terminal academic probation may be subject to required academic withdrawal.

Required Academic Withdrawal -- A student is subject to academic withdrawal if his or her academic progress does not meet either of the following minimums at the end of the semester listed:

1.00 with a minimum of 3 units completed at the end of the first semester of attendance;

1.62 with a minimum of 6 units completed at the end of the second semester of attendance;

1.75 with a minimum of 9 units completed at the end of the third semester of attendance;

1.81 with a minimum of 13 units completed at the end of the fourth semester of attendance;

1.90 with a minimum of 17 units completed at the end of the fifth semester of attendance;

2.00 with a minimum of 21 units completed at the end of the sixth semester of attendance;

2.00 with a minimum of 25 units completed at the end of the seventh semester of attendance.

A student is also subject to academic withdrawal if he or she fails to obtain a minimum semester grade point average of 2.0 for work in three consecutive semesters, or meet the requirements of terminal academic probation.

Other Policies on Academic Status

Insufficient Progress toward Degree and Registration Holds -- The College reserves the right to deny access to classes for students who make insufficient progress toward a degree. Students who are declared in a major, minor or concentration but make insufficient progress may be removed from that major, minor and/or concentration. Students who fail to declare a major by the end of their sophomore year will not be permitted to register. Normally, students complete degree requirements within eight semesters. If students have not completed graduation requirements within eight graded semesters, they must petition the Committee on Academic Status and Petitions for permission to continue enrollment for each additional semester needed to complete requirements.

Veteran's Requirements -- A veteran or eligible person receiving VA benefits cannot be certified by Albion College as a student making satisfactory progress towards a degree if this student is on academic probation longer than two semesters. VA benefits will cease after two semesters of probation. The Veteran's Administration will be notified of any veteran who fails a course or who is not making satisfactory progress. In order to be recertified for veteran's benefits the student must remove all quality point deficiencies and earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Leave of Absence -- Leave of absence is a privilege that may be requested for those who desire to interrupt, but not to discontinue permanently, their enrollment at Albion for one or two semesters. Applications must be made in writing to the vice president for student affairs prior to the semester in which the student is requesting the leave of absence. A student who is granted a leave of absence may participate in enrollment procedures of regularly enrolled students for such considerations as registration, room lottery and applications for financial assistance. The student is expected to return to Albion following leave.

Voluntary Withdrawal from College -- Students who wish to withdraw from the College during the semester (i.e., withdrawing after enrollment has been completed at the beginning of a semester and before the completion of final exams) should initiate the withdrawal process by contacting the Student Affairs Office and submitting a Mid-Semester Withdrawal Notification Form.

Readmission -- Graduates or former students may apply for readmission to the College at the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Applications for readmission are to be submitted at least one month prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student wishes to return. Students are charged a readmission fee of $50.

Nondegree Status (Special Student Status) -- Applies to students enrolled for special programs designed to fill particular needs but not usually leading toward graduation. This status normally applies only to students at the freshman or sophomore level. Re-enrollment as a nondegree student is dependent upon the maintenance of a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course in which the student is enrolled. A nondegree student must submit appropriate credentials to the Admissions Office one month in advance of registration. Nondegree students who wish to become candidates for the bachelor of arts degree must formally apply for admission to the College.

Trustees

Frederick M. Adams, chairman-Michigan, Northern Trust Bank, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (2011 T).

Carolyn E. Aishton, vice president, corporate programs (retired), Avon Products, Inc., New York, New York (2010 T). *Vice chairman for nominations.

Robert A. Armitage, senior vice president and general counsel, Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, Indiana (2009 T).

Daniel Boggan, Jr., chief operating officer (retired), National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana (2011 T).  *Vice chairman for buildings and grounds.

Meagan C. Burton, graduate assistant to the associate provost, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont (2009 R).

Diane S. Carr, attorney, Brookover and Carr, Lansing, Michigan (2010 A).

Stephen M.G. Charnley, pastor, Gull Lake United Methodist Church, Richalnd, Michigan (2010 W).

Stephen I. Greenhalgh, attorney, Bodman, L.L.P., Detroit, Michigan (2011 A).

Robert B. Hetler, partner (retired), PricewaterhouseCoopers, L.L.P., New Orleans, Louisiana (2009 T).  *Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Anne H. Hunter, president, Marketing Source USA, Inc., Edina, Minnesota (2009 A). *Vice chairman for enrollment and community relations.

David K. Johnson, physician, Lansing Institute of Urology, Lansing, Michigan (2011 A).

Jonathan D. Keaton, bishop, Michigan Area, United Methodist Church, Southfield, Michigan.

Carol A. Leisenring, co-director, Financial Institutions Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2009 T). *Chairman of the Investment Committee.

Thomas L. Ludington, judge, U.S. District Court, Bay City, Michigan (2011 T). *Vice chairman for business and finance.

Robert D. Musser III, president, The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan (2010 A).

Mark E. Newell, J.D., vice chairman, Latham & Watkins, L.L.P., Washington, DC (2010 T).

JoEllen Parker, executive director, National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2010 D).

Jeffrey C. Petherick, founder/partner, Northpointe Capital, Troy, Michigan (2011 T).

Donna M. Randall, president, Albion College (ex-officio).

Charles G. Raphael, vice president, retail banking group (retired), Bank One Corp., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (2009 A).

William A. Ritter, senior minister (retired), Birmingham First United Methodist Church, Birmingham, Michigan (2010 D).

Stephen Sanney, recent graduate, (2010 R).

William Schuette, judge, Michigan Court of Appeals, Lansing, Michigan (2010 T).

Joseph O. Serra, president, Serra Automotive, Grand Blanc, Michigan (2009 T).

Thomas C. Shearer, J.D., president, Thomas C. Shearer, P.C., Grand Rapids, Michigan (2009 W).

J. Donald Sheets, chief financial officer, Dow Corning Corp., Midland, Michigan (2009 T).

Richard M. Smith, chairman, Newsweek, New York, New York. (2011 T). *Vice chairman for academic and student affairs.

William K. Stoffer, chief executive officer, Albion Machine and Tool Company, Albion, Michigan (2011 T). *Vice chairman for institutional advancement.

Coletta N. Thomas, Ph.D. candidate, women�s issues counselor, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Paul D. Tobias, chairman and chief executive officer, mBank, Birmingham, Michigan (2011 T). *Chairman.

John N. Vournakis, vice president for research and development, Marine Polymer Technologies, Danvers, Massachusetts (2011 T).

James M. Wilson, head, Gene Therapy Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2011 T).

The year in parentheses after each name indicates the date the individual's term on the Board of Trustees expires. T--elected by the Board of Trustees; A--
elected by the Albion College Alumni Association; D--elected by the Detroit
Conference of the United Methodist Church; W--elected by the West Michigan
Conference of the United Methodist Church. R--recent graduate trustee

*Indicates officer of the Board of Trustees.

Honorary Trustees

Richard L. Baird, partner, Global ABAS Operations, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chicago, Illinois.

David M. Barrett, chief executive officer, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts.

Prentiss M. Brown, Jr., partner, Brown & Brown attorneys, St. Ignace, Michigan.

Chris T. Christ, attorney, Battle Creek, Michigan.

William C. Ferguson, Verizon Communications, White Plains, New York.

Janet M. Goudie, fashion consultant, Doncaster, Rochester, Michigan

Todd W. Herrick, president and chief executive officer, Tecumseh Products Company, Tecumseh, Michigan.

Edmund L. Jenkins, chairman (retired), Financial Accounting Standards Board,
Norwalk, Connecticut.

Stanley Jones, vice president (retired), Unisys Corporation, Detroit, Michigan.

James A. Klungness, president (retired), Cable Constructors, Inc., Iron Mountain,
Michigan.

Bruce A. Kresge, physician (retired), Lake Angelus, Michigan.

Arnold G. Langbo, chairman (retired), Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, Michigan.

John S. Ludington, chairman emeritus, Dow Corning Corporation, Midland,
Michigan.

Alan W. Ott, chairman of the board (retired), Chemical Financial Corporation,
Midland, Michigan.

John W. Porter, education consultant (retired), Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Judy Dow Rumelhart, vocalist, director, producer, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Andrew G. Sharf, cardiovascular surgeon, Santa Ynez, California.

Justin L. Sleight, ophthalmologist (retired), Lansing, Michigan.

Wendell B. Will, president, Capital Ideas, Glendale, California.

Jess Womack, interim general counsel, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, California.

Faculty

Anne Mills McCauley, chair and professor.
B.F.A., 1976, Eastern Michigan University; M.F.A., 1978, Michigan State University. Appointed 1994.

Lynne Chytilo, professor.
B.F.A., 1978, University of Massachusetts Amherst; M.A., 1980, Purdue University; M.F.A., 1984, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Appointed 1984.

Michael Dixon, associate professor.
B.F.A., 1999, Arizona State University; M.F.A., 2005, University of Colorado at Boulder. Appointed 2008.

Ashley Feagin, assistant professor.
B.A., 2009, McNeese State University; M.F.A., 2012, Louisiana Tech University. Appointed 2013.

Bille Wickre, professor.
B.S., 1977, Dakota State University; M.A., 1984, University of Iowa; Ph.D., 1993, University of Michigan. Appointed 1992.

Faculty

Anne M. McCauley, chair and professor.
B.F.A., 1976, Eastern Michigan University; M.F.A., 1978, Michigan State University. Appointed 1994.

Lynne Chytilo, professor.
B.F.A., 1978, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.A., 1980, Purdue University; M.F.A., 1984, University of Wisconsin. Appointed 1984.

Michael Dixon, assistant professor.
B.F.A., 1999, Arizona State University; M.F.A., 2005, University of Colorado at Boulder. Appointed 2008.

Gary Wahl, associate professor.
B.A., 1993, University of Minnesota, Morris; M.A., 1997, M.F.A., 1998, University of Iowa. Appointed 2004.

Bille Wickre, professor.
B.S., 1977, Dakota State University; M.A., 1984, University of Iowa; Ph.D., 1993, University of Michigan. Appointed 1992.

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