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October 24, 1988

 

                                    MINUTES

                      COMMISSION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

 

                            Burruss Hall Board Room

                               October 24, 1988

 

 

 

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

                J. M. White, D. E. Egger, M. A. Ogliaruso, L. A. Padis, Mary

                Ann Lewis; Drs. Charles Dudley, W. E. Dugger, R. Salvaggio,

                Robert E. James, Donna Dunay, E. A. Brown, Richard Steinberg,

                M. E. Sanders, J. F. Marchman, Marjorie Norton and E. W.

                Carson; Wanda Dean, Registrar; Ninette Sadusky, Jeffrey

                Burkett, and Kristen Cumberland, SGA

 

  ABSENT:   T. W. Bonham, David Bousquet and Teresa Abbou

 

  VISITORS: Susan Trulove, Spectrum and Joyce Williams-Green

 

 

  1.  CALL TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

      Dr. Perry called the meeting to order at 3:03 pm.

 

  2.  The AGENDA was approved as distributed.

 

  3.  The MINUTES of the October 10, 1988 meeting were approved as distrib-

      uted.

 

  4.  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 10, 1988 meeting.

 

            EE 3154 Electromagnetic Field Theory - new course

            EE 4124 Radio Wave Propagation - new course

            EE 4205-4206 Electronics Design - revised course

            EE 4304 Design in Power Engineering - revised course

 

       FIRST READING

       The following courses were submitted for approval:

 

            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 4373 Advanced Problems in Sculpture

 

  The chair of the committee indicated that the graduation checklist for the

  BFA in Art was returned to the Art Department for revision.  However the

  committee approved the courses as submitted.

 

  5.  FACULTY AUTHORED TEXTBOOKS - W. E. Dugger

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

      ing books:

 

      1.  Robinson, E. S., & Coruh, C.  (1988).  BASIC EXPLORATION

          GEOPHYSICS.  John Wiley & Sons.  (For Geol. 3104).  Four year ap-

          proval.

 

      2.  Woodward, G. C., & Denton, R. E. Jr. (1988).  PERSUASION AND INFLU-

          ENCE IN AMERICAN LIFE.  Prospect Heights, IL:  Waveland Press.

          (For Comm 4064).  Four year approval.

 

  6.  POLICY ON FACULTY-AUTHORED TEXTBOOKS - C. J. Dudley

      The proposed resolution on faculty-authored textbooks was presented for

      first reading.  Members of the Commission were encourage to review the

      resolution and suggest any revisions at the November 14, 1988, meeting.

 

 

  7.  SGA - DROP DATE RESOLUTION - N. Sadusky

      The drop date resolution was removed from consideration by the SGA rep-

      resentatives.  Ms. Sadusky will work with Drs. Bonham and Hinkle on the

      wording of an additional paragraph to be included in the Faculty Hand-

      book relating to "faculty being encouraged to provide a significant in-

      dication of student academic performance before the specified drop

      date".

 

  8.  PROCEDURES FOR REVIEWING NEW COURSE PROPOSALS - D. E. Hinkle

      A motion was made and seconded to approve the procedures for reviewing

      new course proposals.  The commission voted to approve the procedures

      as outlined with several minor suggestions.

 

  9.  The meeting adjourned at 4:05 pm.

 

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                     Dennis Hinkle, Secretary

 

 

                      NEXT MEETING: NOVEMBER 28, 3-5 PM,

 

                            BURRUSS HALL BOARD ROOM

 

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