MINUTES OF THE UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL

1 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2005, in Lyceum 110 

 

PRESENT:        Dr. Hall, Dr. Leigh, Dr. Kroeger, Dr. Tidwell, Dr. Wilkin, Mr. Upton, Dr. Wilder,

                          Mr. Walker

 

ABSENT:          Dr. Gispen, Ms. Adams, Dr. Schroeder, Dr. Bush, Dr. Murchison, Dr. Fant,

                          Dr. O’Haver


             1. Courses (see Attachment #1). The Council discussed briefly the addition of GERM 587. It was not clear from the course description whether this course involved readings in the German language or in English translations. It was the sense of the Council that if this course involved readings in English translations, then the core description of the course as “Readings of” suggested a limitation not appropriate for an upper-level course, which should include a substantial writing component. One member of the Council suggested that removing the first two words of the course description might resolve this problem. The Council, however, took no specific action on this issue, though the Chair indicated that he would communicate these concerns to the Council of Academic Administrators through the minutes of the Undergraduate Council. The Council also discussed the proposed LIBA 100 course. Although the Council voted to approve the addition of this course, the Council believed that before any action were taken to make the course a requirement, if such were contemplated, the Council would like to hear a discussion of the course from a representative from the College of Liberal Arts. After further discussion and on a motion by Dr. Leigh and a second by Dr. Wilkin, the Council unanimously approved the course changes.


             2. Other Catalog Changes (see Attachment #2). On a motion by Dr. Wilder and a second by Dr. Tidwell, the Council unanimously approved the other catalog changes.


             3. Proposed Change to Catalog Statement on Admission of Transfer Students (see Attachment #3). On a motion by Dr. Wilkin and a second by Dr. Kroeger, the proposed change was unanimously approved.


             4. Changes in Prerequisites and Co-Requisites for Computer Science courses (see Attachment #4). On a motion by Dr. Leigh and a second by Dr. Kroeger, the Council unanimously approved the course changes.


             5. January Meeting. The Council agreed that its first meeting of the spring semester would be in the first week of February, 2006.


             6. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 1:35 p.m.


 

All items approved by the Council of Academic Administrators on February 13, 2006.