The committee on Academic Policies met three times (September 25, October 7, October 13th).  We are currently holding hearings on two proposals. The first proposal is to remove the Pass/Fail option from all core courses. The second proposal is to change the first year drop policy to require that first year students must discuss action on dropping a course with their advisor, assistant dean or a member of the academic advising office before dropping and reinstating the academic advisor discussion/approval form. We have met with the chairs of the departments of HS, PO, and RL to discuss their proposal for an IS (Interdisciplinary Studies) designation and are discussing the proposal for an Undergraduate Concentration on Italian Studies.  We are also gathering information concerning changing the drop policy from the 13th week to an earlier time in the semester.