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5.14 – Academic Honors


  1. Purpose

    As an expression of its commitment to academic excellence, the College recognizes academic scholarship by its students in several ways.


  2. Policy

    The College recognizes students who have excelled in their academic performance. The College will establish appropriate procedures for selecting and recognizing students who exemplify the tradition of outstanding academic achievement.


  3. Procedures



    1. Chancellor’s List

      At the conclusion of each fall and spring semester, Ozarks Technical Community College publishes a Chancellor’s List recognizing students earning a GPA of 3.85 or above.


    2. Dean’s List

      At the conclusion of each fall and spring semester, Ozarks Technical Community College publishes a Dean’s List recognizing students earning a GPA of 3.50 to 3.84.

      Chancellor’s List and Dean’s List recognition may be earned by both full and part-time students. Course work numbered below 100-level are not included in the GPA calculation. Recognition shall be based on the grade point average attained during any twelve (12) hour increment. Recognition will be given for the term in which a twelve hour increment is completed.


    3. Honors Program

      Designed to provide academically talented and motivated students an opportunity to develop their intellectual skills through challenging work that emphasizes critical and analytical thinking.


    4. Graduation Honors

      The cumulative grade point average at the end of a student’s program of study will determine if graduation honors are awarded.


      1. Candidates with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average shall graduate summa cum laude.

      2. Candidates with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.85 but less than 4.0 shall graduate magna cum laude.

      3. Candidates with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 but less than 3.85 shall graduate cum laude.

  4. Responsibilities

    N/A


  5. Definitions

    N/A


  6. Authority

    This policy is maintained under the authority of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.


  7. Related Policies

    N/A


  8. Implementation

    1. Policy approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees. Revised 11/8/04, 2/22/11.
    2. Purpose, procedures, responsibilities and definitions approved and adopted by the Cabinet on 2/8/11. Set for review on 2/8/15.

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