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March 22, 1993

 

                                    MINUTES

                      COMMISSION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

                            President's Board Room

                                March 22, 1993

 

  PRESENT:  Prof. R. Daniel, Chair; Drs. B. Brown, A. Cobb, G. Egger, L.

                Geyer, B. Heath Camp, R. Hendricks, M. Lewis, J. Marchman, M.

                Murray, M. Ogliaruso, R. Purdy, D. Smith for G. Brown, N.

                Spencer; C. Burch-Brown Associate Provost; W. Dean, Univer-

                sity Registrar; B. Obenhaus, Newman Library; S. Wheeler,

                Classified Staff; Jennifer Chilton, SGA; Fred Bailey III,

                GSA.

 

 

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

                Ritchey, B. Sgro, R. Sorensen, C. Steger, L. Swiger, J. Ta-

                per; D. Bousquet, Admissions; Jennifer Gold, Honor System;

                Stefan Hall, C. Wade Hasle, SGA.

 

 

  VISITORS  G. Bugh, E. Guertin, A. McDaniel, S. Wilson, J. Wolfe

 

 

 

  1.  CALL TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

      Prof. Daniel called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  Dr. Leon Geyer

      offered remarks on the passing of Dr. Peter Feret, to acknowledge his

      memory and contributions to the university community.

 

 

  2.  The AGENDA was approved as amended.

 

 

  3.  The MINUTES of the February 22, 1993 meeting were approved as distrib-

      uted with corrections.

 

 

  4.  ATHLETIC COMMITTEE MINUTES - B. CASSELL

 

      Motion was made and seconded to remove the minutes from the agenda and

      defer acceptance to the next meeting.  The motion CARRIED.

 

 

  5.  UNIVERSITY CORE COMMITTEE MINUTES - G. BUGH

 

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

      utes of the committee from February 9, 1993.  Discussion ensued over

      the recommendation of History 1025 & 1026 being moved from Area 3 of

      the University Core to Area 2.  Wanda Dean stated the minutes of the

      Core Committee should reflect an effective date for this change to take

      place and which students would be affected by this change.  Dr. Bugh

      stated that students entering Summer 1993 and after would use the

      courses to fulfill humanities requirements.  Dr. Ogliaruso responded

      that if a change of 10% or more is made in a course for the core, the

      Curriculum Committee in Arts and Sciences wants to review the course(s)

      again, before a decision is made to move from one area to another.  Dr.

      Bugh stated that any change less that 20% would not go back to the col-

      lege committee.  Carol Burch-Brown responded that the 10% change may be

      an Arts and Sciences issue, not one for the Core Committee to address,

      adding that all colleges are represented on the Core Committee and have

      the opportunity to address such issues.  Prof. Daniel suggested that

      the Core Steering Committee speak to the Arts and Sciences Curriculum

      Committee on this issue.  Dr. Murray stated the Core Committee has been

      acting in "good faith" to address and streamline the course approval

      process.  Motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes with clar-

      ifications.  The motion CARRIED.

  6.   UNIVERSITY LIBRARY COMMITTEE - C. BURCH-BROWN

 

      Carol Burch-Brown, member of the University Library Committee presented

      the minutes of the committee from January 13, 1993.  Motion was made

      and seconded to accept the minutes.  The motion CARRIED.

 

 

  7.  CALENDAR CRITERIA - S. WHEELER

 

      Sarah Wheeler, member of the Scheduling and Registration Committee,

      presented the calendar criteria for second reading.  Dr. Geyer made a

      friendly amendment to the criteria, asking that Items 8, 9 and 10 be

      deleted as they are academic issues.  Alan McDaniel, Chair of the

      Scheduling and Registration Committee, responded the items have tradi-

      tionally been incoporated into the criteria, but has no objection to

      removing the items, with them to remain in the internal record.  Motion

      was made and seconded to approve the criteria as amended.  The motion

      CARRIED.

 

 

  8.  1994-1995 AND 1995-1996 CALENDARS - S. WHEELER

 

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

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

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

 

 

  9.  COURSE CRITERIA COMMITEE REPORT - B. BROWN

 

      Dr. Brown, chair of the committee, presented the March 22, 1993 report

      for first reading.

 

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

      ary 22, 1993 report.  The motion CARRIED.

 

      Courses approved Spring 1994

 

      o   REL 2154, Religion and Ecology

 

      o   STAT 4534, Applied Statistical Time Series Analysis

 

      o   VM 3014, Principles of Pharmacology

 

  10. ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT - J. WOLFE

 

      Dr. Wolfe described the composition, scope and intent of the Provost

      Advisory Committee on Enrollment Management Issues.  He stated the pur-

      pose of the committee was to give advice to the university committee on

      enrollment issues.  He noted that serious attention was paid to on-

      campus enrollment and that it needed to be stabilized.  The goal for

      Fall 1992 was 3900 new freshman, with the university making 1000 fewer

      offers to enroll 400 fewer students.  The final enrollment for Fall

      1992 freshman was 3808 and the target enrollment for Fall 1993 will be

      approximately 4100.  Wanda Dean suggested that it is important to note

      the increase in the freshman class and how it will impact departments.

 

 

  11. COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES - M. LEWIS

 

      Dr. Lewis described the charge of the committee as a review of the new

      governance's committee structure and how those committees interface and

      communicate with the commission.  The subcommittee incorporated current

      committees into a total of six that should report directly to the com-

      mission and those who would report for information purposes only.  Dr.

      Geyer stated that under the new governance, all committees must report

      to a commission.  Dr. Lewis asked that any questions concerning issues

      on the restructuring of the committees be forwarded to the members of

      the Committee on Committees.  Prof. Daniel suggested the report be

      treated as an item for first reading.  Motion was made and seconded to

      accept the report for first reading.  The motion CARRIED.

 

 

  12. OTHER BUSINESS

 

      No other business was presented.

 

 

  13. Meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

                                     Wanda Hankins Dean

                                     University Registrar

 

 

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