Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Full Committee (Administrative Matters, Academic Matters, and Petitions)

Minutes

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

 

Present:          Benkeser (BME), Kubanek (BIOL), Parsons (MGT),  Isbell (CoC), Agrawal (ChBE), Barke (PUBP), Seitzman (AE), Ferri (ME), Mihail (CoC), Stein (ODOS), Weinberg (ARCH), Jarrett (ARCH), Chang (MGT), Bottomley (CHEM)

 

Visitors:         Howson (REG), Jones (REG), Dobranski (LCC), Cressler (ECE), Akins (DoPP), Comfort (ML), Vito (Provost’s Office)

 

Note: All action items in these minutes require approval by the Academic Senate.  In some instances, items may require further approval by the Board of Regents or the University System of Georgia.  If the Regents' approval is required, the change is not official until notification is received from the Board to that effect. Items that are marked below with an asterisk (*) require USG and/or BOR approval and are not official until approval has been received. Academic units should take no action on these items until USG and/or BOR approval is secured.  In addition, units should take no action on any of the items below until these minutes have been approved by the Academic Senate or the Executive Board.

 

  1. There were no minutes to be approved.  Past minutes were approved via email.

 

  1. The College of Computing requested approval for eight new courses with CSE prefixes.  A motion was made to approve five of the courses with the condition that they be listed under the CS prefix.  The motion was seconded and approved.   One of the proposed courses already exists under the CS prefix (Distributed Simulation, CS 4236). 

 

Two of the proposed courses, CSE 4640 and CSE 4641 have MATH cross-listings, and were previously tabled pending additional information from the School of Mathematics. Update:  School of Mathematics verified by email. These courses were approved with the CS prefix.

 

NEW COURSES

 

CS 4140 Computational Modeling Algorithms 3-0-3

CS 4225 Introduction to High Performance Computing 3-0-3

CS 4245 Introduction to Data Mining and Analysis 3-0-3

CS 4335 Computer Simulation 3-0-3

CS 4343 Simulation and Military Gaming 3-0-3

 

CS 4640/MATH 4640 Numerical Analysis I 3-0-3

CS 4641/MATH 4641 Numerical Analysis II 3-0-3

 

  1.  Dr. Vito proposed changes to the Institute’s minor requirements.  A motion was made to change the minimum number of upper division hours required for a minor from 12 to 9 and to change the minimum total hours required for a minor from 18 to 15.  The new requirements, as discussed, are the current Board of Regents minima. The motion was seconded and approved. 

 

A second motion was made to change the maximum number of semester hours of Special Topics courses that may be included in a minor from six to three.  The motion was denied.

 

NOTE:  Any program that wishes to change the minimum hours for an existing minor back to fifteen must petition the Committee.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from The School of Modern Languages for two new courses and deactivate one current course.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

 

SPAN 4071 Translation & Interpreting 3-0-3

SPAN 4150 Spanish Service Learning in the Hispanic Community 2-3-3

 

DEACTIVATED COURSE

 

Ling 2002 Study of Language II

 

  1. The School of Modern languages also requested approval of a revised linguistics certificate that adds a new track in Language Processing.  The new track involves a joint collaboration between the College of Computing and the School of Modern Languages.  There was a motion to approve the revised certificate pending signatures from the College of Computing. 

 

  1. The School of Electrical Engineering and the College of Engineering requested approval of a new course:

 

COE 3002 – Introduction to the Microelectronics and Nanotechnology Revolution 3-0-3

 

Some members expressed concern regarding the COE designator and suggested that the School reconsider using ECE.  A motion was made to approve the new course with the designator to be determined.  The motion was seconded and approved.

 

  1. The School of Literature, Communication, and Culture presented information concerning a proposal for a 5-year BS/MS Degree option for Computational Media and Digital Media Degrees. 

 

NOTE:  The Committee took no action concerning this proposal since the option would involve no actual changes to the undergraduate degree, only careful allocation of student electives.  Several graduate courses will count for undergraduate credit and satisfy as electives.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Management for changes in the College’s Entrepreneurship Certificate.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Management for two new courses.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

 

MGT 4192 Impact Speaker Series Forum 3-0-3

MGT 4193 Servant Leadership, Values & Systems 3-0-3

 

  1. Division of Professional Practice presented  a request to have the word “International” removed from the Subject Code INTN, currently “International Internship.”  This change is due to an error when the subject code was originally created in April 2002.   For consistency reasons, they also requested to change the titles of five courses.

 

NEW COURSE TITLES


INTN 2006, P/T Professional Internship (freshmen/soph, 20-29 hours per week) - 6 hours Audit

INTN 2009, P/T Professional Internship (freshmen/soph, 30-35 hours per week) - 9 hours Audit
INTN 3011, Work Abroad Semester (40 hours per week, full semester) - 12 hours Audit
INTN 4006, P/T Professional Internship (juniors/seniors, 20-29 hours per week) - 6 hours Audit
INTN 4009, P/T Professional Internship (juniors/seniors, 30-35 hours per week) - 9 hours Audit

 

 

NOTE:  These changes were presented as Informational Items and required no action from the Committee

 

  1.  A motion was made to approve a request from the Division of Professional Practice to change the requirements to three work terms for students to receive the Cooperative Plan designation on their diplomas, effective Summer Semester 2008.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Economics to participate in the default Research Option.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous. 

 

Petitions – Written Appeals

 

  1. A motion was made to table the written appeal of a petition for late withdrawal from Fall Semester 2007 based on lack of sufficient medical documentation.  The Committee requests additional information to show dates of medical treatment.
  2. A motion was approved for late medical withdrawal for Fall Semester 2007 based on medical documentation.  Committee denied request for readmission for Summer Semester 2008.  Student should obtain medical clearance from physician and work with new major to pursue readmission.
  3. Request for late withdrawal from Fall Semester 2007 was approved.

 

Adjourned,

 

Reta Pikowsky (Shawn Howson for Reta Pikowsky