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February 22, 1993

 

                                    MINUTES

                      COMMISSION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

                            President's Board Room

                               February 22, 1993

 

  PRESENT:  Prof. R. Daniel, Chair; Drs. A. Snoke for B. Brown, T. Cobb, J.

                Eaton, P. Feret, L. Geyer, B. Heath Camp, B. Hendricks, M.

                Lewis, M. Murray, M. Ogliaruso, R. Purdy, N. Spencer, J. Ta-

                per, R. Smick-Attisano for J. White, G. Brown; C. Burch-

                Brown, Associate Provost, W. Dean, University Registrar, B.

                Obenhaus, Newman Library; S. Wheeler, Classified Staff;

                Jennifer Gold, Honor System; Fred Bailey III, GSA.

 

 

  ABSENT:   Drs. J. Buffer, E. Carlisle, G. Clough, H. Doswald, G. Egger, J.

                Marchman, S. Ritchey, B. Sgro, R. Sorensen, C. Steger, L.

                Swiger, D. Bousquet, Admissions; Jennifer Chilton, Stefan

                Hall, C. Wade Hasle, SGA.

 

 

  VISITORS  G. Bugh, B. Cassell, E. Guertin, A. McDaniel, M. Schaefermeyer,

                J. Williams Green, S. Wilson.

 

 

 

  1.  CALL TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

      Prof. Daniel called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m.  He noted a cor-

      rection to Item 12 of the agenda, which should read "Discussion of Re-

      solution 92-93B.".

 

 

  2.  The AGENDA was approved as amended.

 

 

  3.  The MINUTES of the February 8, 1993 meeting were approved as distrib-

      uted.

 

 

  4.  ATHLETIC COMMITTEE MINUTES - B. CASSELL

 

      Bennett Cassell, Chair of the Athletic Committee presented the minutes

      of the committee from November 19, 1992.  Motion was made and seconded

      to accept the minutes.  The motion CARRIED.

 

 

  5.  UNIVERSITY LIBRARY COMMITTEE MINUTES - B. OBENHAUS

 

      Bruce Obenhaus, Faculty Representative from Newman Library, presented

      the minutes from September 16, October 21 and November 11, 1992.  Is-

      sues were brought up from the minutes of October 21 on survey results,

      concerning the lack of copiers and the difficulty of locating materials

      in the library.  Another issue discussed was the perception of unhappi-

      ness with the VTLS system.  It was asked if the problems perceived with

      the system were resource or production issues.  Carol Burch-Brown, a

      member of the committee, stated the library is working on better commu-

      nications in the university community with VTLS and they are aware of

      the other issues raised.  She agreed to take these concerns back to the

      committee.  Motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes.  The

      motion CARRIED.

 

 

  6.  UNIVERSITY CORE COMMITTEE MINUTES - G. BUGH

 

 

      Glen Bugh, Chair of the University Core Committee, presented the min-

      utes of the committee from January 14 and January 28, 1993.  Motion was

      made and seconded to accept the minutes.  The motion CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

 

  7.  SCHEDULING AND REGISTRATION COMMITTEE MINUTES - A. MCDANIEL

 

      Alan McDaniel, member of the Scheduling and Registration Committee,

      presented the minutes of the committee from October 14 and November

      1992, and January 27 and February 10, 1993.  Motion was made and sec-

      onded to accept the minutes.  The motion CARRIED.

 

 

  8.  CALENDAR CRITERIA - S. WHEELER

 

      Sarah Wheeler, member of the Scheduling and Registration Committee,

      presented the calendar criteria for first reading.  Mike Ogliaruso sug-

      gested that the commission consider a review of the current add/drop

      deadlines.  (reference Presidential Policy No. 51)  Leon Geyer noted

      that the deadline is an academic issue and not a calendar issue, sug-

      gesting that it should not appear in the calendar criteria.   After

      further discussion, a motion was made to remove items 8 & 9 from the

      criteria, with Prof. Daniel suggesting that it not be removed until

      second reading, this allowing further study on the issue.  With no fur-

      ther discussion, the item was deferred to the March 22, 1993 meeting of

      the commission.

 

 

  9.  1994-1995 AND 1995-1996 CALENDARS - S. WHEELER

 

      Sarah Wheeler, member of the Scheduling and Registration Committee pre-

      sented the calendars for first reading.  Motion was made and seconded

      to accept the calendars for first reading.  The motion CARRIED.

 

 

  10. COURSE CRITERIA COMMITEE REPORT - L. GEYER

 

      Dr. Geyer presented the February 22, 1993 report for first reading.

 

      A motion was made and seconded to approve for second reading the Febru-

      ary 8, 1993 report.  The motion CARRIED.

 

      Courses approved Fall 1993

 

      o   CHEM 2565-66, Principles of Organic Chemistry

 

      o   CHEM 4634, Polymer and Surface Chemistry

 

      o   CT 1404, Basic Apparel Assembly (revised course)

 

      o   CT 2424, Apparel Structure and Fit (revised course)

 

      o   CT 3404, Advances Apparel Assembly (revised course)

 

      o   REL (BLST) 2144, African Religion (Religion is home department)

 

      o   REL (WS) 2234, Polymer and Surface Chemistry (Religion is home de-

          partment)

 

      Action on Curriculum Checklists, Options and Concentrations

 

      o   LASC Concentration, Asian Area Studies, Effective Graduating Class

          of 1994

 

      o   LASC Concentration, Latin American Studies, Effective Graduating

          Class of 1994

 

      o   LASC Concentration, Training and Development (revised)

              Effective Graduating Class of 1994

      o   Family and Child Development Checksheets, Graduating Class of 1994

 

      o   Chemistry Checksheets, Graduating Class of 1996

 

 

 

      Courses to be deleted

 

      o   CT 2404, Basic Apparel Assembly, effective Fall 1993

 

      o   CT 2414, Basic Apparel Laboratory, effective Fall 1993

 

      o   CT 2434, Apparel Structure and Fit Laboratory, effective Fall 1993

 

      o   CT 3414, Advanced Garment Assembly Laboratory, Fall 1993

 

  11. DISCUSSION OF MAXIMUM ENROLLMENTS DURING SUMMER SESSION - J.

      WILLIAMS-GREEN

 

      Dr. Williams-Green explained to the commission the work of the Summer

      School Committee which made recommendations related to programs both

      on-campus and throughout the New River Valley.  One of the recommen-

      dations, based upon research by the Office of Institutional Research,

      is the increase of undergraduate enrollment maximums from 6 to 9 hours

      per summer session.  Dr. Williams-Green, on behalf of the committee

      asked that CUS take this recommendation under consideration as a possi-

      ble policy change.   Prof. Daniel proposed that a subcommittee be

      formed of Joyce Williams-Green, Rita Purdy, Betty Heath Camp and Fred

      Bailey III to address the issue of increased maximum enrollments.

 

 

  12. DISCUSSION OF RESOLUTION 92-93B., POLICY ON GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS M.

      MURRAY -

 

      Marge Murray, member of an ad hoc advisors group, stated that the Date

      of Entry/Date of Graduation has been a concern of the group for some

      time.  The group agreed to "Draft" a policy describing the difficulties

      a student may encounter when graduating under the requirements in ef-

      fect at the time of graduation.   Norrine Spencer stated that the sys-

      tem seems to be working "as is" and that check points are already

      established to aid both students and departments.  Rita Purdy stated

      that all students in Human Resources are given a checksheet when they

      enter the college and that it states the requirements are tentative.

      The issue of catalogs being "binding contracts" was raised with the

      point made that virtually all institutions have a comment about changes

      in requirements in their catalogs.  Prof. Daniel suggested that a sub-

      committee consisting of Marge Murray, John White and Bob Hendricks be

      formed to pursue the issues raised.  A student representative will also

      be chosen to serve on the committee.  Marge  Murray suggested that

      Elizabeth Guertin be added to the committee.

 

  13. OTHER BUSINESS

 

      Norrine Spencer asked if the minutes of the Admissions Policy Review

      Subcommittee were to come before the commission for approval.  Prof.

      Daniel stated they should but that none have been submitted.

 

 

  14. Meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                     Wanda Hankins Dean

                                     University Registrar

 

 

 

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