Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
2000–2001 Annual Report
Other curriculum related actions during the year included the following:
· Modified the requirements for Core Area B, including expanded provisions for transfer credit and a new course, COE 1361 – Computing for Engineers.
· Established a policy on transferability of courses in Core Area C (humanities) and Core Area E (social sciences) and asked the Institute to request of a waiver of University System policy in these areas.
· Recommended the awarding of one posthumous degree.
· Established an ad-hoc subcommittee to review general education at Georgia Tech and to recommend specific general education outcomes and assessment practices. The subcommittee presented a draft report in July 2001 and its work is continuing into 2001-2002.
· Reviewed the IUCC’s role in the institutional program review process. An Institutional Review Committee, including an IUCC representative, was established in Spring 2001 to oversee this process.
· Reviewed the handling of academic issues related to study abroad programs. Recommended that the Executive Board establish a standing subcommittee, joint with the Institute Graduate Committee, for handling study abroad program academic issues, effective Fall 2001.
· Approved an accelerated 7-week term for Summer 2001 as a continuation of the experimental offering in Summer 2000. During 2001-2002, the committee will consider development of a permanent policy.
3. The IUCC received 885 student petitions during 2000-2001, including 266 requests for readmission. (By comparison, the numbers for 1999-2000 were 760 and 330, respectively.) While the majority of these were handled by the Registrar under delegated authority, or by a petitions subcommittee, the IUCC devoted all or most of seven meetings to consideration of petitions, including hearing 12 appeals from students whose petitions had been previously denied.
Joseph L.A. Hughes
2000–2001 IUCC Chair