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March 26, 1990

 

                                    MINUTES

                      COMMISSION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

 

                            Burruss Hall Board Room

                                March 26, 1990

 

 

 

  PRESENT:  Dr. E. Fred Carlisle, Chairman; Dr. Dennis Hinkle, Secretary,

                Deans D. E. Egger, M. A. Ogliaruso, T. W. Bonham, M. A.

                Lewis, J. F. Marchman, R. S. Purdy; Drs. R. E. James, E.

                Brown, R. Lamy, K. Eschenmann, D. Morris, E. W. Carson, R.

                Salvaggio, M. Norton, W. E. Dugger, Wanda Dean, Registrar;

                David Bousquet, Admissions; W. Kuster, Teresa Abbou, and I.

                Sobieski, SGA

 

  ABSENT:   Dean J. M. White, Drs. R. Daniel, J. Dudley, Mr. Brad Morris, SGA

 

  VISITORS: Susan Trulove, Spectrum; Janet Crowder, Systems Development; Joan

                Johnson, Systems Development

 

 

  1.  CALL TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

      Dr. Carlisle called the meeting to order at 3:02 p.m.  Dr. Hinkle an-

      nounced that CUS would meet on April 9 and April 23.

 

  2.  The AGENDA was approved as distributed.

 

  3.  The MINUTES of the February 26, 1990 meeting were approved as distrib-

      uted.

 

  4.  COURSE CRITERIA COMMITTEE REPORT - M. A. Lewis

 

      The second page of the report of the course criteria committee was dis-

      tributed and appended to the February 26, 1990 minutes.

 

      SECOND READING - A motion was made and seconded to approve the change

      in catalog description for CS 4004 and CS 4014.

 

      FIRST READING - The courses, checklists and minors listed on pages 1

      and 2 of the CCC report were submitted for approval.

 

  5.  TELEPHONE REGISTRATION SYSTEM PROPOSAL - W. Dean

 

      Ms. Dean opened the discussion by indicating that there appeared to be

      two remaining issues for the committee:  1) that the telephone regis-

      tration system should be viewed as a student service; and 2) whether

      the system should be accessed via a telephone or touch pad (PC based)

      or both.  The systems under consideration are existing systems avail-

      able through reputable vendors and not locally developed systems.  How-

      ever, the systems would have to be adapted to the local environment.

      In the subsequent discussion, a concern was raised that such a system

      should not preempt student contact with advisors at initial registra-

      tion.  The always present issue of additional cost was raised as well

      as cost benefit.  In response, the comment was made that department and

      college budgets would not be effected; the cost benefit would be seen

      in the Registrar's Office.  Finally, Dr. Carlisle indicated that fur-

      ther study would be done and that it was too soon to make any definite

      decisions.

 

  6.  DEPARTMENT NAME CHANGE (IEOR) - J. F. Marchman

 

      Dr. Marchman indicated that the change in name from Industrial Engi-

      neering and Operations Research (IEOR) to Industrial and System Engi-

      neering (ISE) reflects "the research and curriculum in the industrial

      engineering fields represented at Virginia Tech, as well as nationally

      and internationally."

 

  7.  POLICY ON CAPPED ENROLLMENTS - D. E. Hinkle

 

      Dr. Hinkle indicated Presidential Policy Memorandum #40 was the only

      document that specifically addresses the guidelines and processes for

      capping enrollments in any department.  This policy memorandum only ad-

      dresses capping enrollments for internal transfers.  He indicated that

      there appeared to be a need to define capped enrollments for both

      freshman enrollment AND internal transfers, and recommended a subcom-

      mittee of CUS be appointed. The subcommittee will be David Bousquet,

      Bill Kuster, Mary Ann Lewis, Marjorie Norton, Mike Ogliaruso and Rita

      Purdy.

 

  8.  OTHER BUSINESS - B. Kuster

 

      Mr. Kuster raised the issue of the (+) and (-) grading system. After a

      short discussion, Mr. Kuster was encouraged to formalize the issue and

      have it placed on the CUS agenda.

 

  9.  The meeting was adjourned at 3:50 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                     Dennis Hinkle, Secretary

 

 

 

                         NEXT MEETING:  APRIL 9, 1990

                               3:00 - 5:00 P.M.

 

                            PRESIDENT'S BOARD ROOM

 

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