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November 28, 1988

 

                                    MINUTES

                      COMMISSION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

 

                            Burruss Hall Board Room

                               November 28, 1988

 

 

 

  PRESENT:  Dr. John M. Perry, Chairman; Dr. Dennis Hinkle, Secretary; Deans

                Richard Vasey for J. M. White, D. E. Egger, M. A.  Ogliaruso,

                T. W. Bonham, M. A. Lewis, L. A. Padis, R. S. Purdy; Drs.

                Jack Dudley, W. E. Dugger, R. Salvaggio, Robert E. James, E.

                A. Brown, D. W.  Dunay, M. E. Sanders, J. F. Marchman,

                Marjorie Norton and E. W. Carson; David Bousquet, Admissions;

                Wanda Dean, Registrar; Jeffrey Burkett, Teresa Abbou, and

                Kristen Cumberland, SGA.

 

  ABSENT:   Richard Steinberg, and Ninette Sadusky.

 

  VISITORS: Joyce Williams-Green, Provost's Office; Wayne E. Speer, EOAA; Ron

                Nurse, Honors Program; Susan Trulove, Spectrum; Edward

                Spencer, Housing.

 

 

  1.  CALL TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

      The meeting was called to order at 3:00 pm.  Dr. Perry announced that

      this would be the last meeting of the Commission for the fall semester

      and thus would be the last meeting attended by Dean Leo Padis.  Dr.

      Perry acknowledged the many contributions of Dean Padis and wished him

      well on his retirement.

 

  2.  The AGENDA was approved as distributed.

 

  3.  The MINUTES of the meeting of October 24, 1988 were approved as dis-

      tributed.

 

  4.  POLICY STATEMENT ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ADMISSION - R.  S. Purdy

 

      After several suggested changes were made, a motion was made and sec-

      onded to approve the policy statement; the final policy statement is

      included with these minutes.  The policy statement will be sent forward

      to University Council for approval.

 

  5.  SUMMER ORIENTATION PROGRAMS - R. J. Nurse and E. Spencer

 

      Drs. Nurse and Spencer presented the 1988 Summer Orientation Report.

      The only major change in the program for 1989 will be changing the

      dates to the beginning of the second summer session (July 3-24, 1989).

      These dates will avoid overlapping with high school graduation activ-

      ities.  In addition, since the AP scores will be available by these

      dates, course placement and selection processes will be enhanced.

 

  6.  UNIVERSITY FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT AND IMPACT ON CERTAIN DISABLED

      STUDENTS - W. E. Speer

 

      Now that the University has a comprehensive foreign language require-

      ment, it has become necessary to make substitutions for certain learn-

      ing disabled and learning impaired students.  In the discussion, it was

      emphasized that the requirement was not being waived; rather, appropri-

      ate course substitutions were made.  Substitutions are recommended by

      the EO/AA office only after professional documentation is received from

      a physician and/or clinical psychologist; these substitutions are given

      final approval by the student's college dean.

 

  7.  COURSE CRITERIA COMMITTEE REPORT - D. E. Egger

 

      SECOND READING

 

      A motion was made and seconded to approve the following courses that

      were submitted for first reading at the October 24, 1988 meeting.

 

          Arch 3514  Design-Related Media

          Art  4004  Advanced Seminar in the Visual Arts

          Art  4324  Advanced Problems in Visual Communications

          Art  4354  Advanced Problems in Painting

          Art  4374  Advanced Problems in Sculpture

 

      The following courses were submitted for approval:

 

          CE 2604  Analysis of Civil Engineering Problems (replaces CE 3624)

          CE 4164  Hazardous Waste Management (new course)

          CE 4474  Reinforced Concrete Structures II (new course)

 

      A motion was made and seconded to waive the first reading in approving

      these three courses.  After this motion passed, a second motion was

      made and seconded to approve the above courses, and to delete the fol-

      lowing courses:

 

          CE 4034  Specifications

          CE 4214  Surveying III

 

  8.  FACULTY AUTHORED TEXTBOOKS - W. E. Dugger

 

      A motion was made and seconded for a four-year approval of the follow-

      ing:

 

          Krutchkoff, R. G. (1988). MINI-MANUAL. Kinkos (for STAT 4705)

 

  9.  PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR CORE MODIFICATION - M.  A. Ogliaruso

 

      Dean Ogliaruso amended the original request from the Philosophy Depart-

      ment.  This amended request has been approved by the Philosophy Depart-

      ment and the Curriculum Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences.

      The proposed revision is PHIL 1504 (Language and Logic) followed by EI-

      THER PHIL 2605 OR PHIL 2606 - both entitled Reason and Revolution in

      Science.  A motion was made and seconded to approve this modest re-

      vision pending the approval by the Humanities/Fine Arts Area Committee.

 

  10. CUS RESOLUTION 88-89 A - J. M. Perry

 

      A motion was made and seconded to approve the resolution; it will be

      sent forward to University Council.

 

  11. The meeting adjourned at 4:15 pm.

 

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                     Dennis Hinkle, Secretary

 

 

                       NEXT MEETING: JANUARY 9, 3-5 PM,

 

                            BURRUSS HALL BOARD ROOM

 

 

 

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