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February 8, 1988

 

                                    MINUTES

                      COMMISSION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

 

                            Burruss Hall Board Room

                               February 8, 1988

 

 

 

  PRESENT:  Dr. Dennis Hinkle, Secretary; Deans J. M. White, D. E. Egger, M.

                A. Ogliaruso, T. W. Bonham, L. A. Padis, R. S. Purdy; Drs. D.

                S. Myers, W. E. Dugger, R. E. James, E. A. Brown, Fred

                Richardson, M. E. Sanders, J. F. Marchman, R. Salvaggio, E.

                W.  Carson; David Bousquet, Admissions, Wanda Dean,

                Registrar; Ninette Sadusky, Jeffrey Reeves, and Margaret

                Williams, SGA

 

  ABSENT:   Dr. John M. Perry, Chairman, Dr. M. A. Lewis, D. W. Dunay, C. S.

                Rogers; Leslie E. Glatz, SGA.

 

  VISITORS: Susan Trulove, Spectrum.

 

 

  1.  CALL TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Dr. Hinkle called the meeting to or-

      der at 3:00 pm.  Dr. Hinkle indicated that Dr. Perry will be announcing

      the CUS subcommittee charged with analyzing the General Catalog of the

      University in response to the recommendation from the University Self-

      Study.  Wanda Dean has agreed to chair the committee.

 

  2.  The AGENDA was approved as distributed.

 

  3.  The MINUTES of the meeting of January 25, 1988 were approved as dis-

      tributed.

 

  4.  AD HOC COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC CONTINUANCE - J.M. WHITE.  Dr. White dis-

      tributed the latest draft of CUS Resolution 1988-89B.  Several issues

      were again raised, primarily with Criterion 3C:  1) who decides on the

      "specified period of time" -- the academic dean; 2) what is the appeals

      process -- the existing appeals process would not be appropriate - the

      appeal would be to the Provost; 3) why change the present policy - is

      there a perception of possible misuse -- there appears to be no basis

      for such concern; and 4) who will be responsible for monitoring 3C --

      the individual academic departments.  Several friendly amendments were

      proposed and the motion to approve the resolution was passed.  The

      final resolution is attached.

 

  5.  COURSE CRITERIA COMMITTEE REPORT - D.E. EGGER.

      Landscape Architecture Program -- Mr. Egger reported that the Chair and

      many of the faculty in the department were new and were requesting this

      major change in the curriculum.  The committee reviewed the proposed

      changes on three different occasions before finally recommending the

      changes to the Commission for approval.  Students presently in the pro-

      gram have been informed of the changes and interim checksheets are be-

      ing prepared.

 

      Engineering Science and Mechanics -- Two courses (ESM 4034 - Viscous

      Fluid Flow and ESM 4134 - Invisid Fluid Flow) were recommended for ap-

      proval.  Both courses are electives; the effective date for both is

      Fall, 1988.  The department has also asked that the following three

      courses be dropped from the course listing:  1) ESM 1034 - Catastrophic

      Failures; 2) ESM 4144 - Environmental Degradation of Engineering Mate-

      rials; and 3) ESM 4244 - Prevention of Failure.

 

      The motion to approve the committee report was seconded and passed.

 

 

  6.  1988-89 AND 1989-90 CALENDARS - E.W. CARSON.  Dr. Carson announced that

      the 1989 commencement date had to be changed to Friday May 5, due to a

      conflict with Radford University's commencement.  Dr. Carson also pre-

      sented the 1989-90 calendar.  The calendar for the academic year had

      not been changed; the only change was that an additional examination

      day had to be added to the summer schedule to accommodate three hour

      rather than two hour examinations.  Both the second summer session and

      the extended session will have a Saturday examination day.

 

 

 

 

 

      Following the presentation of the 1989-90 calendar, several issues were

      raised and discussed:  1) the rationale for a 14 week semester rather

      that a 15 week semester; 2) the need to start each semester on Monday

      rather that Tuesday or Wednesday; and 3) the fact that nearly five

      weeks in the summer were not being used.  In addition, the problems and

      resources needed for the freshman registration during orientation were

      discussed.

 

  7.  ASSIGNMENT OF NG GRADES RESOLUTION - E.W. CARSON.  The motion to ap-

      prove the resolution was seconded and passed.

 

  8.  MULTIPLE MAJOR RESOLUTION - N. SADUSKY.  Dr. Hinkle distributed materi-

      als relating to the chronology of events surrounding CUS Resolution

      1986-87F.  The new resolution for multiple measures, submitted by the

      SGA, had been distributed with the January 25, 1988 minutes.  The mo-

      tion was made and seconded to table the new resolution.

 

  9.  FACULTY AUTHORED TEXTBOOKS - W.E. DUGGER.  There were no books submit-

      ted for review.

 

  10. The meeting adjourned at 4:25 pm.

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                     Dennis Hinkle, Secretary

 

 

  NEXT MEETING: MARCH 14, 3-5 PM, BURRUSS HALL BOARD ROOM

 

 

 

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