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October 25, 1993

 

                                    MINUTES

                      COMMISSION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

                            President's Board Room

                               October 25, 1993

 

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

                Cobb, H. Griffin, B. Heath-Camp, R. Gordon for R. Hendricks,

                P. Knox, M. Lewis, A. McDaniel, M. Ogliaruso, R. Paterson, R.

                Purdy, D. Smith, R. Sorensen, N. Spencer, J. Sawyers, J.

                White, D. Williams; K. Torgersen for D. Bousquet, Admissions;

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

                Honor System; B. Obenhaus, Library Faculty; S. Short for B.

                Sgro, Dean of Students; S. Wheeler, Staff Senate; K.

                Mitchell, Adam Lawrence, SGA Representatives.

 

 

  ABSENT:   Drs. A. Abaye, R. Bambach, G. Brown, J. Buffer, E. Carlisle, J.

                Eaton, P. Edwards, E. Henneke, P. Meszaros, L. Swiger; Prof.

                R. Daniel; R. Patzig, Graduate Student Assembly; S. Ginther,

                SGA; SGA/Academic Affairs Representative.

 

 

  VISITORS  E. Guertin, M. Murray, S. Wilson.

 

 

 

  1.  CALL TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

      Dr. Brown called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m.  He recognized the

      new members of the commissions representing the Student Government As-

      sociation.

 

 

  2.  The AGENDA was approved as distributed.

 

 

  3.  The MINUTES of the October 11, 1993 meeting were approved with cor-

      rections.

 

 

  4.  COURSE CRITERIA COMMITTEE REPORT - R. HENDRICKS

 

      Dr. Betty Heath-Camp, Chair of the Course Criteria Committee, presented

      the October 11, 1993 report for first reading.

 

 

  5.  CFA RESOLUTION 93-94B, CLASS ATTENDANCE - E. BROWN

 

      Dr. Brown presented the resolution, stating the Commission on Faculty

      Affairs is requesting "endorsement" by CUS.  He explained that CFA was

      attempting to address the issue of the failure of current policy to

      clearly address the utilization of attendance in the grading process.

      "Student attendance, however, cannot be counted directly as a part of

      the grade unless in-class participation or other activity is evaluated

      for a grade, in which case that should be specified in the syllabus and

      grading criteria communicated as in any other graded work." (pg. 3-10,

      FACULTY HANDBOOK, July 1, 1992 Edition)  Other issues including

      enforcement of the proposed policy and excused absences were discussed.

      The commission chose not to vote on endorsement of the current resol-

      ution.  Dr. Brown stated he would go back to the Commission on Faculty

      Affairs with the comments of the Commission.

 

 

  6.  COURSE PROPOSAL PROCESS - E. BROWN

 

      Dr. Brown stated the resolution was approved at the October 18th meet-

      ing of University Council.  He noted that courses will now be on a 15

      working day review cycle and that with second reading and approval by

      CUS, the items are approved.  He stated the Office of the University

      Registrar will provide the software and paper copies of the new format

      for implementation when available.

 

  7.  NEW COMMITTEE STRUCTURE - E. BROWN

 

      Dr. Brown stated the resolution was approved at the October 18th meet-

      ing of University Council.  Dr. Brown noted that a deadline of November

      8th had been assigned for submission of committee memberships.

 

 

  8.  OTHER BUSINESS

 

      No other business was presented.

 

 

  9.  Meeting adjourned at 3:35 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                     Steven D. Wilson for

                                     Wanda Hankins Dean

                                     University Registrar

 

 

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