MINUTES OF THE UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL

1 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2006, in Lyceum 110

 

PRESENT:   Dr. Hall, Dr. Leigh, Dr. Kroeger, Dr. Tidwell, Dr. Fant, Dr. Wilkin, Dr. O’Haver, Mr. Upton, Mr. Ashoo

 

ABSENT:      Dr. Gispen, Ms. Adams, Dr. Schroeder, Dr. Bush, D. Murchison, Dr. Wilder

 

ALSO PRESENT:   Mr. Whitman Smith, Mr. Dru Ashoo, Mr. Franko Healy


 

1. Proposal to Remove ACT Cap from EDLD 105.

          Mr. Whitman Smith, Director of Orientation, was present to propose to the Council that it remove the ACT cap from EDLD 105. After discussion about the history of this cap, and on a motion by Dr. Kroeger and a second by Dr. O’Haver, the Council unanimously approved the proposal to remove the ACT cap from EDLD 105. Dr. Fant reminded Mr. Smith that some of the earlier problems with EDLD 105 had been attributed to the overly aggressive recruitment of students into the course doing orientation and suggested that this would not be a good idea at the present time.


          2. Grading Scale.


          Mr. Dru Ashoo, the Academic Affairs Director of the ASB, was present. He discussed briefly a resolution adopted by the ASB concerning the proposed grading scale and a planned forum that the ASB intended to hold to discuss grading.


          3. Approval of Minutes.

          

          The Chair announced that Chancellor Khayat has approved the minutes of the December 2 meeting without exception.

          

          4. Courses (see Attachment #1).

          

          On a motion by Dr. Leigh and a second by Dr. Tidwell, the Council unanimously

approved the course changes for the College of Liberal Arts. On a motion by Dr. Leigh and a second by Dr. O’Haver, the Council unanimously approved the course changes for the School of Education.


          5. Other Catalog Changes (see Attachment #2).


          On a motion by Dr. Wilkin and a second by Dr. O’Haver, the Council unanimously approved the other catalog changes for the College of Liberal Arts. On a motion by Dr. Wilkin and a second by Dr. Kroeger, the Council unanimously approved the other catalog changes for the School of Pharmacy.



          6. Petition of Sharon R. Collins Carter (see Attachment #3). 


          The Council discussed whether this petition was an attempt by the student, who had a 1.84 overall GPA and a 2.32 GPA in her degree work, to escape the more recent requirement of a 2.0 GPA on all work at the university. The sense of the Council was that this was not the case and, after further discussion, and on a motion by Dr. Leigh and a second by Dr. Kroeger, the Council unanimously approved the petition of Ms. Carter.


          7. Other Business.


          Dr. Kroeger inquired whether the Council was an appropriate place to initiate proposed changes to the academic discipline policy in the M-Book. He recounted a recent issue involving student use of an instructor’s solution manual and his belief that a prohibition against the use of such manuals should be included in the text of the academic discipline policy. The Chair

suggested that since it was late in the academic year, it might be best to make such a proposed change at the beginning of the next academic year.


                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                Timothy L. Hall, Chair Date



All items approved by the Council of Academic Administrators on May 8, 2006.



APPROVED by Chancellor Khayat on July 18, 2006.