Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Meeting

Minutes

March 13, 2002

 

Members Present: Dowling (COA), Ferri (ME), Finkelstein (PHYS), George (Student), Guzdial (COC), Hughes (ECE), Kingsley (PUBP), Lacey (MATH), McIver (REG), McMath (Provost), Schneider (DCOM), Wills (ECE)

 

Visitors:DiSabatino (ODOS), Sung (Legal)

 

 

1.                  Four students appealed previously denied petitions. Two appeals were approved and two were denied.

 

2.                  The School of Public Policy requested approval of a program of study for the undesignated Bachelor of Science degree for Matthew Brown.†† A motion was made to approve the request.The motion was seconded and approved.Unanimous.

 

3.                  The School of Public Policy requested approval of a program of study for the undesignated Bachelor of Science degree for Jeremy Farris.†† A motion was made to approve the request.The motion was seconded and approved.Unanimous.

 

4.                  Chairman Hughes discussed Core Area B and possible modifications.The following options were discussed:

 

Continue with the one CS course with no exceptions,

 

Require a CS course that is approved by the major school, or

 

Change Core Area B to free elective and have department demonstrate how computing general education requirements are to be met.

 

Following extensive discussion, Hughes agreed to draft a memo based on the discussion for the departmentsí consideration.The memo will be brought back to the committee for review prior to distribution.

 

5.                  The Committee discussed a request from the Executive Board to review a proposed policy concerning excused absences for religious holidays.Hughes will draft a response to the Executive Board.

 

 

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Adjourned,

 

M. Jo McIver

Registrar