MINUTES OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING

July 10, 2002

 

 

PRESENT: Ferri (ME), Guzdial (COC), Hughes (ECE), McIver (REG), McMath (Provost), Sankar (AE), Schneider (DCOM), Stasko (COC), Wills (ECE)

 

VISITORS: Benkeser (BME), Cochran (INTA), Davis (ECE)

 

 

1.       The DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING requested that the following course be approved.A motion was made to approve the course.The motion was seconded and approved.Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSE

BMED 4500Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory 1-6-3

 

2.       The SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS requested two new courses, the inactivation of one course and two pre-requisite changes.A motion was made, and approved, to table the request pending discussions with History, Technology and Society.

 

3.       A motion was made to approve the minutes of the April 24, 2002 and May 13, 2002 meetings.The motion was seconded and approved.Unanimous.

 

4.       Chairman Hughes reported that the Executive Board had endorsed the IUCC recommendation regarding a proposed policy on the observance of religious holidays and had forwarded the proposed wording to the Student Rules and Regulations Committee for consideration.

 

5.       Chairman Hughes reported that the Chancellorís Office has not approved the Legal Studies minor because of concerns that it is not in keeping with the mission of the Institute.Dr. McMath reported that follow-up discussions are ongoing.

 

6.       Chairman Hughes said that the SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING would be submitting a recommendation to the Graduate Committee for a BS/MS option for their degree.The school was presenting this to the IUCC as information only, since there would be no changes in the BS degree.

 

7.       The Studies Abroad Sub-committee will present the guidelines for the programs at the July 17, 2002 meeting for discussion and for a vote at the July 31st meeting.

 

8.       The SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY requested that PSYC 2270, Introduction to Engineering Psychology be listed as a course to be used as a Social Science Elective. A motion was made to approve the request.The motion was seconded and approved.Unanimous.

 

9.       The COLLEGE OF COMPUTING requested the approval of four new courses and the inactivation of two courses.A motion was made to approve the request.The motion was seconded and approved.Unanimous.

 

NEW COURSES

CS 4611 Artificial Intelligence Problem Solving 3-0-3

CS 4612 Artificial Intelligence Planning 3-0-3

CS 4631 Intelligent Robotics and Perception 2-3-3

CS 4641 Machine Learning 3-0-3

MAKE INACTIVE

CS 4630 Intelligent Robotic and Computer Vision

CS 4640 Machine Learning

 

10.   The SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING requested the following changes to the requirements for the BS in Mechanical Engineering and the BS in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering degrees.A motion was made to approve the request.The motion was seconded and approved.Unanimous.

 

Curriculum Changes for both BSME and BSNRE:

 

Require ECON 2100 or ECON 2105 or ECON 2106 (instead of just ECON 2100)

Add PST 3127 to the list of approved ethics options

 

11.   A request was made by the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program to offer undergraduate degree programs in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering through the GTREP program.The programs would be made available the term following Academic Senate approval.After discussion, a motion was made to approve the request.The motion was seconded and approved.Unanimous.

 

13.   The committee reviewed 7 petitions and heard 3 student appeals of previous petition decisions.All were approved, except as noted:

 

7-readmitted fall 2002/spring 2003

 

1-appeals to be awarded BS degree (tabled)

2-appeals to withdraw from courses

 

 

Adjourned,

 

 

 

M. Jo McIver

Registrar

 

 

 

MJM:am

Addendum attached