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February 13, 1989

 

                                    MINUTES

                      COMMISSION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

 

                            Burruss Hall Board Room

                               February 13, 1989

 

 

 

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

                A. Ogliaruso, T. W. Bonham, M. A. Lewis, J. F. Marchman, R.

                S. Purdy; Drs. Charles Dudley, R. Salvaggio, D. W. Dunay, E.

                A. Brown, R. S. Steinberg, M. E. Sanders, Marjorie Norton,

                David Bousquet, Admissions; Ninette Sadusky and Teresa Abbou,

                SGA;

 

  ABSENT:   John M. Perry, W. E. Dugger, E. W. Carson, Robert E. James, T. J.

                Greene, Jeffrey Burkett, Kristen Cumberbland;

 

  VISITORS: Susan Trulove, Spectrum

 

 

  1.  CALL TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

      Dr. Hinkle called the meeting to order at 3:05 pm.  He announced that

      CUS Resolution 88-89A - Faculty Authored Textbooks - was given first

      reading at University Council.  It was referred to Commission on Gradu-

      ate Studies for further review (CGS voted to approve the resolution on

      February 15, 1989).  CGS has also approved the procedure for submitting

      course/program proposals using the PROFS system.  The process for re-

      ceiving new course/program proposals in the Provost's Office and creat-

      ing a log for following the courses/programs through the governance

      system has been implemented.

 

  2.  The AGENDA: - Dr. Hinkle added three items to the agenda.

 

      a.  Course proposals not originating from departments/colleges - D. E.

          Egger.

 

      b.  Clarification of process for "editorial changes" to existing

          courses - D. E. Egger.

 

      c.  Report on Undergraduate Credit - M. A. Lewis

 

      The expanded agenda was approved.

 

  3.  The MINUTES of the meeting of January 9 1989, were approved as distrib-

      uted.

 

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

 

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

      checklist that were submitted for first reading at the January 9, 1989

      meeting.

 

      BION 4124       Laboratory Problems in Biochemistry and Molecular Biol-

                      ogy -- (Revised Course)

 

      FOR 2214        Introductory Forestry & Land Management -- (New Course)

 

      FOR 3215-3216   Forest Measurements -- (New Course)

 

      The following course and program option were submitted for approval:

 

      MINE 3074 - History of Mining (Revised Course)

 

      Food Specialist Option - Human Nutrition and Foods (HNF)

 

      Dean Egger announced that the committee asked the HNF department to

      clear up several minor errors in the proposal and has asked for a let-

      ter of support from the Department of Food Science and Technology.

 

  5.  CLARIFICATION OF PROCESS FOR "EDITORIAL CHANGES" TO EXISTING COURSES -

      D. E. Egger

 

      Dean Egger suggested a clarification of the April 4, 1988 memo from E.

      W. Carson to Deans and Department Chairs.  The suggested change was

      that editorial changes (such as spelling changes, syntax revision, and

      changes to references to the semester in which the courses will be of-

      fered) should go through the college curriculum committee directly to

      the Provost Office.  After entering theses changes with the Course LOG,

      the Provost Office will forward the changes to the Registrar's Office.

      Dr. Hinkle will write a letter to the Deans and Department Chairs indi-

      cating this clarification.

 

  6.  REPORT ON UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT - M. A. Lewis

 

      Dean Lewis reported on the changes made to pages 2 and 5 of the Report

      on Undergraduate Credit.  A motion was made and seconded to approve the

      report.  Dr. Hinkle will distribute the full report to Deans and De-

      partment Chairs; the report will also be placed in the Administrative

      Information System on PROFS.

 

  7.  FACULTY AUTHORED TEXTBOOKS - W. E. Dugger

 

      No books had been submitted for review.

 

  8.  The meeting adjourned at 3:40 pm.

 

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                     Dennis Hinkle, Secretary

 

 

                        NEXT MEETING: MARCH 27, 3-5 PM,

 

                            BURRUSS HALL BOARD ROOM

 

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