MINUTES OF THE GRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

January 20, 2005

 

PRESENT: Allen (ChE), Caulfield (CHEM Grad Rep), DeWeerth (BME/ECE), Green , (MATH), Jayaraman (MGT-for Parsons), McIver (REG), Parker (ISYE), Peponis (COA), Smith (AE), Venkateswaran (COC)

 

VISITORS: Allen (COA), Carson (REG), Chernoff (BIOL), Daniell (APPH), Hartley (EAS), Hovorka (APPH), Hughes (ECE), Jarrett (ARCH), Kilroy (Grad Studies), Orloff (ME), Owen (ECE), Uhlik (ARCH/BC), Wepfer (DLPE)

 

1.      A motion was made to approve the minutes of the December 2, 2004 meeting. The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

2.      A motion was made to approve the sub-committee’s petitions report of January 15, 2005.  The motion was seconded and approved.

 

3.      The SCHOOL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY requested the following new courses, the deactivation of one course, a change in title of one course and curriculum changes in the MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

APPH 6897   Lower Limb Orthotics I   (1-2-1)

APPH 6898   Lower Limb Orthotics  II   (1-2-1)

APPH 8011   Research Seminar    (3-0-3)

 

MAKE INACTIVE:

APPH 6993

 

Change the title of APPH 6991 from Upper Extremity Prosthetics to Upper Limb Prosthetics and APPH 6994 from Upper Extremity Orthotics to Upper Limb Orthothics

 

Curriculum changes:

 

Eliminate biomedical imaging course requirement.

 

Eliminate differential equations as a prerequisite for admission to the MSPO program.

 

Change calculus prerequisite to two semesters of calculus.

 

Eliminate all elective hours (9 credit hours).  These hours will be reflected in the practicum hours of the MSPO program (see attached documentation).

 

Students must complete all required courses with a grade of C or better.

 

4.      The SCHOOL OF PHYSICS requested the following new course.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSE

PHYS  6268  Non linear Dynamics   (3-0-3)

 

5.      The DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING and the SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING requested the following new courses and the deactivation of two courses.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

BMED/ME 6743  Tissue Mechanics  (3-0-3)

 

MAKE INACTIVE:

BMED/ME 6783

 

6.      The SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING requested the following new course.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous

 

NEW COURSE

ISYE 7406  Data Mining and Statistical Learning  (3-0-3)

 

7.      The COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE requested the following new courses and the deactivation of several courses.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

ARCH 6113  History of Renaissance and Mannerist Architecture   (3-0-3)

ARCH 6114  Architecture and Discourse of the Everday   (3-0-3)

ARCH 6226  Green Construction   (3-0-3)

ARCH 6313  Traditions of Architectural Practice  (3-0-3)

 

MAKE INACTIVE:

ARCH 6116, ARCH 6130, ARCH 6208, ARCH 6219, ARCH 6425

 

8.      The DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION requested the following new courses.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

BC 6700 Advanced Facility Management Practice (3-0-3)

BC 6800 Facility and Property Management Capstone  (3-0-3)

 

9.      The DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION requested the approval to offer the MS BC degree through distance learning.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

10.  The DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING requested the approval of the following new courses and the reduction of the number of required hours for the PHD in BMED from 53 hours to 45 hours.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

BMED 6011 Engineering Science I   (4-0-4)

BMED 6012 Engineering Science II   (4-0-4)

BMED 6021 BME Problem Solving I  (0-6-2)

BMED 6022 BME Problem Sloving II  (0-6-2)

BMED 6031 Principles of Basic Biomedical and Biological Science I   (6-0-6)

BMED 6032 Principles of Basic Biomedical and Biological Science II   (6-0-6)

BMED 6041 Analytical Methods for BME  (3-0-3)

BMED 6042 Systems Physiology   (3-0-3)

 

11.  The SCHOOL OF EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE requested the following new courses.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

EAS 6140 Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans  (3-0-3)

EAS 6405 Intro. to Atmospheric and Aqueous Chemistry  (3-0-3)

EAS 6522 Dynamics of the Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans (3-0-3)

EAS 6145 Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Oceans  (3-0-3)

EAS 6135 Intro. to Complex Environmental Systems  (3-0-3)

EAS 6430 Experimental  Methods in Air Quality  (2-3-3)

EAS 6532 Large-scale Atmospheric Circulations (3-0-3)

EAS 6136 Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography  (3-0-3)

 

12.  The SCHOOL OF EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES requested the approval of a BS/MS option.  After much discussion, a motion was made to approve the request with changes in the wording to reflect that the student could apply for the program after completing 30 hours and the GPA requirement was the cumulative GPA.  The motion was seconded and approved.  5 yes, 0 no, 2 abstained.

 

13.  The COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT requested the following new course.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSE

MGT 6067  Financial Aspects of Commercial Real Estate I  (3-0-3)

 

14.  The SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING requested the following new courses, a deactivation of two courses, a prerequisite change for one course and modification of the degree requirements for the PHD in ECE.  After much discussion, a motion was made to table the request for ECE 6560 pending interaction between ECE and Math concerning the cross listing of the course.  The motion was seconded and approved unanimously.  A motion was made to approve the remaining items on the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

ECE 6102  Dependable Distributed Systems   (3-0-3)

ECE 6133  Physical Design of Automation of VLSI Systems  (3-0-3)

ECE 6611  Broadband Networking  (3-0-3)

ECE 6612  Computer Network Security  (3-0-3)

ECE 8022  Professional Communication Seminar  (1-0-1)

 

TABLED COURSE

ECE 6560  Partial Differential Equations in Image Processing and Computer Vision  (3-0-3)

 

MAKE INACTIVE

ECE 6793 (other cross listed versions of this course not affected by this action)

ECE 6609

 

CHANGE PREREQUISITE:

ECE 7142 - Delete prerequisite of ECE 6140 and add prerequisite ECE 6100

 

DEGREE MODIFICATION for PHD in ECE (no net change in credit hours required)

Delete ECE 8020 - 3 hours

Add ECE 8022 ­ 1 hour

Increase elective hours from 12 -14 hours

Blanket substitution of ECE 8022 + 2 credit hours electives for ECE 8020

 

15.  The COLLEGE OF COMPUTING and the SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING requested a new multidisciplinary certificate in Information Assurance.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

16.  The SCHOOL OF BIOLOGY requested the following new courses and changes in the degree requirements for the PHD and MS degrees and deactivation of two courses.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

BIOL 7001 Foundations in Molecular and Cell Biology  (4-0-4)

BIOL 8000 Integrative Biology Seminar  (2-0-2)

BIOL 8006 Integrative Approaches to Biological Systems  (2-0-2)

 

MAKE INACTIVE:

BIOL 8002

BIOL 8003

 

CURRICULUM CHANGES

 

i. Change in 1st year course requirement: Replace the current weekly seminar course Biology 8002/8003 with a one-semester, 2 credit course that will give students a more participatory and integrative experience (Biology 8000). The proposed change will have no impact on the overall credit requirements of the program.

 

ii. Substitute Biology 8106 (Tools of Science) for Biology 8101 (Introduction to Research) as a required course for first year students. The two courses have been taught together for the last two years, so this is simply a change in name, not content, of the course required of  first year students.

 

iii. Change in MS course requirement: MS students will no longer be required to take Biology 8101 (current requirement) or Biology 8106 (see #2). This course is designed for PhD students and significant parts of the course are of limited interest to MS students.

 

17.  The SCHOOLS OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING requested the following new courses.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

ME/CHBE 6741 Pulp and Paper Manufacture I  (3-0-3)

ME/CHBE 6742 Pulp and Paper Manufacture II  (3-0-3)

 

18. The committee reviewed eight petitions, all were approved except noted:

 

2-to count hours/course credit towards degree

3-to increase scheduled hours

1-to waive residency requirements

1-to withdraw from course past deadline

1-to return spring 2005 after withdrawing fall 2004

 

Adjourned,



M. Jo McIver

Registrar



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Addendum Attached