[TACRAO] Listserv Revoking a degree

Henry, Debbie daherman at central.uh.edu
Thu Jun 13 13:10:51 CDT 2013


Here is the University of Houston policy:
http://www.uh.edu/dos/studenthandbook/academicpolicy/a_degreerevocation.html

I have only been at UH since 2007 and no degrees have been revoked from then to now.

Debbie A. Henry
University Registrar
University of Houston
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Houston, TX 77204
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From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Montes, Sofia C
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 5:30 AM
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Subject: Re: [TACRAO] Listserv Revoking a degree

Jeff's points are all things to consider. Also think of all the sources that obtained some sort of verification of the degree - NSC, employers, other institutions... Revoking it, really, is virtually impossible when you consider all the actions/events that were impacted by awarding the degree. Above all, documenting the incident in the student's record with a powerful signature is one of the most valuable steps to take.

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From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu> [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Jeff Rhodes
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 2:03 PM
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Subject: Re: [TACRAO] Listserv Revoking a degree

Jerry, it would have to be a pretty big error to rescind the degree if it was on our part.  How long ago did this occur? Did the error put them above a 2.0 (or the minimum required GPA)?  Was it an honest mistake?  Or was there some kind of fraud or academic misconduct involved?  How did it come to our attention?

For a single grade error, we would most likely let it go and document that we chose to take that action and leave the degree posted.

THEN, we would fully assess our end-of-semester process to figure out where we went wrong so we can fix it.

Short answer - penalizing the student for our error is an invitation to get sued.

JHR


Jeff Rhodes, Ed.D.
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University of Texas-Pan American
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From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu> [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry Martinez
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 1:56 PM
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao at tamuc.edu>
Subject: [TACRAO] Listserv Revoking a degree

Greetings!

If it was discovered that there was an administrative error (incorrect grade) that resulted in a student being certified for a degree, what process do you have in place to retract/revoke their degree?

Do you even consider retracting the degree?

Things to consider?

You can reply to me directly at jerry.martinez at utb.edu<mailto:jerry.martinez at utb.edu> if you feel more comfortable. :)

Thanks





Jerry Martinez
Assistant Registrar
Office of the Registrar
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