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Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on March 16, 2011
unanimous

Supporting Documents

Date Document & Link Committee
January 18, 2011 Memorandum: VCAA Reed Dasenbrock to Senate Chair Susan Hippensteele re: Graduation with Distinction VCAA

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MOTION TO RECOGNIZE STUDENTS WITH HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVMENT DURING GRADUATION CEREMONY

Although the Mānoa Faculty Senate acknowledges that the final Grade Point Average will not be available at the time of graduation, it supports the proposal to replace the single "Graduation with Distinction" designation with a standard tripartite designation of cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude as follows:

  • 3.5-3.74 GPA: cum laude
  • 3.75-3.9 GPA: magna cum laude
  • >3.9 GPA: summa cum laude

The Mānoa Faculty Senate further recommends that the designations be recorded on the diploma and transcript.