During the fall 2017 semester, a proposal to eliminate the Career Launch Series (CLs) as graduation requirements was approved by Academic Council. Effective spring 2018, students will no longer be required to enroll in CL001-004 as a part of general graduation requirements. What this means for you and your students:
Students or Faculty assigned to a UI100 or any course with a CL co-requisite: The CL component will be automatically removed. Students will remain enrolled in the credit-bearing course and are expected to meet all requirements set forth by the faculty teaching the course. Faculty will also see the CL removed from their schedules, and will no longer need to report a separate grade for the CL. Faculty are encouraged to still incorporate those tasks associated with the CL content as assignments in the credit-bearing course.
Students who were enrolled in a spring 2018 CL section: Students would have seen the course removed from their schedule automatically before the beginning of the spring semester. No further action will be needed.
Students who have failed a CL in a previous semester: Even though the CLs are no longer required for graduation, if students have previously failed any CL they will still see this reflected on their official academic transcript as “F”. Students have the option of enrolling in and completing the requirements in an open section of any CL needed during the spring 2018 semester, and may sign-up via the Portal. Courses are offered online during 1st and 2nd eight week sections. Once successful completion occurs, students will see an “E” in the column to the right of the “F” denoting the course has been repeated/excluded from grades and the new course/grade figured in. Credit for the CL will show under electives on the official transcript.
If any student, faculty, advisor, or staff has specific questions about these changes, they are encouraged to contact the Office of Career Services, email@example.com or 651-2583.