MINUTES OF THE UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL

1 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2007, in Lyceum 110

 

PRESENT:        Dr. Hall, Dr. Raines, Dr. Schroeder, Dr. Bush, Dr. Kroeger, Ms. Bounds, Mr. Howie for Dr. Murchison, Dr. Fant, Dr. McCaffrey, Mr. Rollins, Mr. Upton

 

ABSENT:          Dr. Gispen, Ms. Riley-Huff, Dr. Murchison, Dr. Wilder 


             1. Approval of Minutes.


             The Chair announced that Chancellor Khayat has approved the minutes of the December 8 meeting without exception.


             2. School of Business Admission Proposal (see Attachment #3).


             On a motion by Dr. Bush and a second by Dr. Schroeder, the Council unanimously approved the proposed business curriculum previously submitted to the Council at its October 2006 meeting, with the exception that the proposed modern language requirement was eliminated in favor of maintaining the Business School’s current humanities requirement. This change had been proposed by the Business School pending further evaluation of the modern language requirement in the College of Liberal Arts. After further discussion and on a motion by Dr. Schroeder and a second by Dr. Davis, the Council unanimously voted to approve the 2.0 g.p.a. admissions requirement proposed by the School of Business, to be effective for the freshman class of fall, 2008. In approving this g.p.a. admissions requirement, the Council acted with the understanding that the issue of admissions practices among the various schools of the University was currently under review, and that the admissions policies for the Business School, along with those of other schools, might return to the Council next year.


             3. Recommendations of the Taylor Medal Committee (see Attachment #4).


             On a second by Ms. Bounds, the recommendations of the Taylor Medal Committee were unanimously approved. Dr. Schroeder indicated that it would be helpful if nominations for the Taylor Medal included a transcript view of a student’s academic record rather than the view from SAP.


             4. Courses ( see Attachment #1).


             On a motion by Dr. Schroeder and a second by Ms. Bounds, the course changes for the College of Liberal Arts were unanimously approved. There was some discussion among members of the Council suggesting that it would be appropriate for some committee to consider the widespread use of the policy that certain courses be passed with a grade of “C” or better.


             On a motion by Dr. Kroeger and a second by Dr. McCaffrey, the course changes for the School of Engineering were unanimously approved.



             On a motion by Dr. Bush and a second by Ms. Bounds, the course changes for the School of Business Administration were unanimously approved.


             On a motion by Ms. Bounds and a second by Dr. Schroeder, the course changes for the School of Applied Sciences were unanimously approved.


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


             On a motion by Dr. Kroeger and a second by Dr. Davis, the other catalog changes for the College of Liberal Arts were unanimously approved, except for the changes relating to the Journalism graduate program, which were not appropriately before the Council.


             On a motion by Dr. Bush and a second by Ms. Bounds, the other catalog changes for the School of Applied Sciences were unanimously approved.


             6. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.



All items approved by the Council of Academic Administrators on March 12, 2007.



APPROVED by Chancellor Khayat on April 11, 2007.