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November 8, 1993

 

                                    MINUTES

                      COMMISSION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

                            President's Board Room

                               November 8, 1993

 

  PRESENT:  Dr. E. Brown, Chair;  Drs. R. Bambach, S. Brooker-Gross, T. Rakes

                for T. Cobb, B. Heath-Camp, R. Hendricks, P. Knox, M. Lewis,

                A. McDaniel, M. Ogliaruso, R. Purdy, N. Spencer, J. Sawyers,

                J. Crunkilton for J. White, D. Williams; Prof. R. Daniel; M.

                Andrew for D. Smith;  S. Bambach for D. Bousquet, Admissions;

                W. Dean, University Registrar, T. Hutchison, Undergraduate

                Honor System; B. Obenhaus, Library Faculty; R. Giddings for

                B. Sgro, Dean of Students; K. Mitchell, A. Lawrence, SGA Rep-

                resentatives.

 

 

  ABSENT:   Drs. A. Abaye, G. Brown, J. Buffer, E. Carlisle, J. Eaton, P.

                Edwards, H. Griffin, E. Henneke, P. Meszaros, R. Paterson, R.

                Sorensen, L. Swiger; S. Wheeler, Staff Senate; R. Patzig,

                GSA; S. Ginther, SGA.

 

 

  VISITORS  B. Cassell, E. Guertin, M. Murray, D. Scott, J. Williams-Green,

                S. Wilson

 

 

 

  1.  CALL TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

      Dr. Brown called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

  2.  The AGENDA was approved as distributed.

 

 

  3.  The MINUTES of the October 25, 1993 meeting were approved as distrib-

      uted.

 

 

  4.  COMMITTEE ON UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULA - R. HENDRICKS

 

      Betty Heath-Camp, Chair, presented the November 8, 1993 report for

      first and second reading.  Motion was made and seconded to approve for

      first and second reading the November 8, 1993 report.  The motion CAR-

      RIED.

 

      Courses Approved for Spring 1994

 

      o   MSE 4215-4216, Intermediate Solid State Materials and Devices (new)

 

      o   MSE 4244, Introduction to Semiconductor Device Processing (new)

 

      o   MSE 4254, Science and Technology of Thin Films (new)

 

      o   MSE 4554, Polymer Engineering (new)

 

      Courses Approved for Fall 1994

 

      o   MSE 2044, Elements of Materials Engineering (revised)

 

      Curriculum Checklists, Options and Concentrations

 

      o   European Area Studies Concentration and Checksheet, LASC Degree

          Graduating Class of 1994

 

 

  5.  ATHLETIC COMMITTEE MINUTES - B. CASSELL

 

      Bennet Cassell, Chair, presented the minutes of the April 16, 1993 and

      September 20, 1993 meetings.  He stated that last year was very suc-

      cessful academically for the athletes at Virginia Tech, with the gradu-

      ation rate exceeding that of the university.  He reported that one of

      the issues before the committee is gender equity in athletics and a

      committee has been established to advise on such issues.  Motion was

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

 

 

  6.  UNIVERSITY CORE COMMITTEE - M. MURRAY

 

      Marge Murray, Chair, presented the minutes of the September 28, 1993

      and October 12, 1993 meetings.  She stated that both meetings addressed

      the issue of Writing Intensive Courses.  She noted that the attachment

      for October 12 minutes was not included.  Motion was made and seconded

      to defer the acceptance of those minutes to the next meeting, pending

      receipt of the attachment.  The motion was APPROVED.  The question was

      raised if there was a mechanism in place to have WI courses be distrib-

      uted over several courses instead of 1-2 courses.  Marge stated the

      University Forum on Liberal Education specifies that 2 courses will be

      writing intensive with implementation of the first course to be Fall

      1995.  Motion was made and seconded to accept as amended the September

      28, 1993 minutes.  The motion to accept CARRIED.

 

  7.  AWARDING OF POSTHUMOUS DEGREE - M. OGLIARUSO

 

      Mike Ogliaruso moved to approve awarding a posthumous degree, Bachelor

      of Science in Biology for Spring 1994 for John Dempewolf III.  Motion

      was seconded.  There were no objections to the motion.  The motion was

      APPROVED.

 

 

  8.  OTHER BUSINESS

 

 

      o   Bud Brown reported that Ron Daniel will be Chair of the Committee

          on Academic Policies.  He stated he is waiting for all nominees of

          the varying committees.

 

 

      o   Norrine Spencer inquired about receiving agendas, minutes and other

          information via e-mail.  Wanda Dean responded that several members

          had stated they were unable to print the materials sent electron-

          ically but suggested that a List-serv might be a possibility for

          distribution in the future.

 

 

      o   Bud Brown stated he had taken the comments of the committee on the

          CFA resolution on class attendance to Larry Shumsky.

 

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

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                     Steven D. Wilson

                                     Assistant to the University Registrar

 

 

 

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