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September 21, 1992

                                    MINUTES

                      COMMISSION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

                            President's Board Room

                              September 21, 1992

 

  PRESENT:  Dr. E. F. Carlisle, Chair; Drs. B. Brown, R. Daniel, G. Egger, P.

                Feret, L. Geyer, B. Heath-Camp, R. Hendricks, M. Lewis, J.

                Marchman, M. Murray, M. Ogliaruso, R. Purdy, S. J. Ritchey,

                N. Spencer, J. Taper, J. White; Carol Burch-Brown; D.

                Bousquet, Admissions; W. Dean, Univ Registrar; S. Wheeler,

                Classified Staff; B. Obenhaus, Library; Jennifer Gold, Honor

                System.

 

 

  ABSENT:   Drs. G. Brown, J. Buffer, A. Cobb, W. Clough, H. Doswald, J.

                Eaton, B. Sgro, R. Sorensen, C. Steger, L. Swiger; Jennifer

                Chilton, Stefan Hall, C. Hasle, SGA; Fred Bailey III, GSA.

 

 

  VISITORS: E. Guertin, J. Williams-Green.

 

 

 

  1.  CALL TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

      Dr. Carlisle called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  He referred to

      the new constitution and the new by-laws that govern the election of

      faculty chair.  He indicated that he would convene this first meeting

      through agenda item 6, at which point the new chair will assume the du-

      ties of conducting the meeting.

 

 

  2.  The AGENDA was approved as distributed.

 

 

  3.  The MINUTES of the April 27, 1992 meeting were approved as distributed.

 

 

  4.  COURSE CRITERIA COMMITTEE REPORT  - L. Geyer

 

      Dr. Geyer, acting as temporary chair of the Course Criteria Committee,

      presented for first reading the September 21, 1992 report.

 

 

  5.  ELECTION OF FACULTY CHAIR

 

      Dr. Ron Daniel, faculty representative from the College of Architecture

      and Urban Studies was elected for a one year term.

 

  6.  GENERAL DISCUSSION OF STANDING COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS

 

      Dr. Geyer initiated the discussion by posing the question of how to re-

      structure the university's preponderence of committees that seemingly

      report to no commission.  He suggested that it was a challenge to this

      membership to lead the new governance by suggesting which existing com-

      mittees should report to the commissions as well as suggesting the cre-

      ation of new committees.  He offered as example a permanent committee

      on admissions and advising, the university core committee, athletics,

      and the scheduling and registration committee.  Dr. Spencer suggested

      that a group of five or six form a task force to offer suggestions to

      the full commission.  A motion was made and seconded to form a task

      force to consider which existing committees or new committees should be

      constituted as reporting to CUS.  The motion CARRIED.  Sarah Wheeler,

      Bud Brown, Leon Geyer, Mary Ann Lewis, and Wanda Dean volunteered to

      form this task force.

 

  7.  STATUS OF UNIVERSITY CORE COMMITTEE

 

      Carol Burch-Brown brought the commission up to date on the formation of

      the committee and on the activities this term.  A steering committee of

      Marge Murray, Dave Parrish, and Glen Bugh have been given the task of

      planning the year's agenda.  The committee is meeting every two weeks

      on Thursdays from 3 - 5 p.m.  The membership is included in the bound

      handbook of the new core curriculum.

 

  8.  OTHER BUSINESS

 

      Dr. Ogliaruso asked the chair, Ron Daniel, to investigate the reasons

      why the resolution from CUS authorizing double major certificates was

      tabled at University Council and whether that motion can be taken off

      the table.  Dr. Daniel indicated that he would pursue this for the com-

      mission.

 

      Wanda Dean suggested that the commission cancel the scheduled Monday,

      September 28, 1992 meeting due to lack of agenda items.  A motion was

      made and seconded to cancel the meeting.  The motion CARRIED.

 

  9.  Meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                     Wanda Hankins Dean

                                     University Registrar

 

 

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