Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

MINUTES

08 February 2006

3:00 - 5:00 pm

College of Engineering-Conference Room†

 

PRESENT:† Byars (MGT), Pikowsky (Registrar), Williams (ECE),† Benkeser (BME),† Guzdial (CoC), Ferri (ME), Kohl (ChBE), Tone (IAC), Bottomley (CHEM), Parsons (MGT), Kingsley (PUBP), Rudolph (ARCH), Stasko (CoC), Webster (CEE), Lynch (ME), Schatz (PHYS), Snell (BIOL)

 

VISITORS: Bradd (Registrar), Stein (ODOS), Fox (PUBP), McGuire (IAC), Sankar (AE)

 

Academic Matters

 

1.   Prerequisite changes in the NRE program were reviewed.† No concerns were indicated.  This informational item required no vote.

2. ††A motion was made to approve requests from the School of Aerospace Engineering to add a new course and to deactivate an existing course. The motion was seconded and approved.† Unanimous.

NEW COURSE

AE 4310 Space Flight Mechanics 3-0-3

DEACTIVATE COURSE

AE 4380 Astronautics 3-0-3

3.†† A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Architecture for a new course, COA 3114. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

NEW COURSE

COA 3114 Art and Architecture in Greece 3-0-3

4.† A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Biology to participate in the Research Option, add a new course, and change degree requirements. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

NEW COURSE

BIOL 4590 Research Project Lab 1-6-3

Corequisite is† BIOL 4450. During the transition to the new course, students who have taken BIOL 4450 should contact the department for an override of the corequisite

requirement at registration.

 

BIOL 4590 will replace 3 existing project labs, BIOL 4290, 4390, and 4490.

 

Change in Degree Requirements

 

Students will be exempted from BIOL 4590 Research Project Lab by

Fulfilling their research requirement with:

BIOL 4910 Honors Undergraduate Research Thesis

BIOL 4699 Undergraduate Research (3 credit hours)

BIOL 4698 (Research Assistantship, w/ approval of the

SOB Undergraduate Coordinator), 12 credit hours

 

Note: BIOL 4910 and BIOL 4699 must be taken for a letter grade.

Students using BIOL 4910, BIOL 4699, or BIOL 4698 as their research

experience must enroll in Senior Seminar concurrently or the semester

immediately after these courses.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of LCC to expand the options of the WST Minor and approve International Plan and Research Plan options for Computational Media. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
  2. Future proposals for the Research Plan must include the signature of the Undergraduate Research Advisory Group. A generic form is available from the Registrarís Office for securing this necessary endorsement.
  3. One appeal of a denied petition was heard and new petitions were acted on. The summary of those actions are being provided in a separate document.

Adjourned,

 

Reta Pikowsky

Registrar