Minutes of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

September 13, 2000

 

Members Present: Cain (MATH), Dowling (ARCH), Eiselt (CoC), Evans (ME), Ferri (ME), Hughes (ECE), Kingsley (PubP), McIver (REG), McMath (Provost), Moran (CHEM), Schneider (DCOM), Shelton (ME), Wills (ECE)

Visitors: Tsang-Kosma (REG), DiSabatino (ODOS)

  1. A student petition was considered to change the student's academic standing from probation to warning. A motion was made to approve the petition. The motion was seconded and approved.
  2. A student petition was considered to change the student's academic standing from probation to warning. A motion was made to approve the petition. The motion was seconded and approved.
  3. Joe Hughes led a discussion of several core curriculum issues that have been identified. The issues stem mainly from transfer credit. The following proposals were considered related to the issues.

In addressing the core problem in Area B, the College of Computing made the following proposal:

The Institute Area B core curriculum requirement in Computing should be amended to state that multiple option s for fulfilling this requirement may exist. In particular, other options would include any introductory computing course, which focus on fundamental concepts, including algorithms, data structures, and software design methods. To facilitate this recognition that a student has met the core curriculum computing requirement without having taken CS 1311, CS 13X1 should be created for transcript reporting purposes only. This course would not be sufficient to meet the prerequisite requirements for CS 1312.

The creation of CS 13x2 was proposed to be used for transfer credit for the completion of a second computing course which would include most, if not all of the content of CS 1311 that had not been contained in the course for which CS 13x1 credit had been given. Credit for both CS 13x1 and CS 13x2 would then fulfill the prerequisite requirement for CS 1312.

A motion was made to approve the proposal. Motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

In the case where a course transfers in as credit but not an exact equivalence of the Georgia Tech course (ex. Math 15x2, CS 13x1) the following motion was made:

The course can be used to satisfy core if the offering department approves and the degree awarding school determines that this course will satisfy degree requirements.

The IUCC will have oversight and approval of these changes.

A motion was made to approve the proposal. Motion seconded and approved. Unanimous.

In the case where courses were specified in curriculum for Core Areas C and E, a motion was made that all degree curriculum must have six hours of electives in humanities and nine hours of electives in social science. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

  1. A memo from Kent Barefield, chair of the Studies Abroad Committee, was circulated to be discussed at a future meeting.
  2. Joe Hughes asked the committee to consider how the committee would like to handle petitions, the size and composition of the committee particularly including a representative for the Dean of Students Office. These items will be addressed at future meetings.
  3. The sub-committee to consider petitions will meet on October 9, 2000, 3:00 pm. Members are Al Ferri, Scott Wills and Jo McIver.  

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Adjourned,

 

M. Jo McIver

Registrar