MINUTES OF THE UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL 

1 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2005, in Lyceum 110

 

PRESENT:   Dr. Hall, Dr. Leigh, Ms. Adams, Dr. Schroeder, Dr. Cox, Dr. Kroeger,

                     Dr. Tidwell, Dr. Klingen for Dr. Murchison, Dr. Fant, Dr. Wilkin, Mr. Upton,

                     Dr. Wilder, Mr. Walker

 

ABSENT:      Dr. Gispen, Dr. Murchison, Dr. O’Haver, Dr. Eftink

 

ALSO PRESENT:   Dr. Charles Gates, Ms. Chelsea Welch, Dr. David McElreath,


 

          1. Recommendations for Taylor Medal Recipients (see Attachment #5). On a motion by Dr. Wilder and a second by Dr. Wilkin, and after discussion and a report from Dr. Wilder, the Undergraduate Council unanimously approved item number 1 in the memorandum dated February 28, 2005, from the Taylor Medal Selection Committee to the Undergraduate Council. This proposal would award 48 Taylor Medals to students ranked number 1 through number 48 on the spreadsheet attached to the memorandum. On a motion by Dr. Wilder and a second by Dr. Leigh, the Council unanimously voted that if the Council of Academic Administrators were not to approve the award of 48 Taylor Medals and limited the number of medals to 43, then the students ranked number 1 through number 43 on the spreadsheet should be awarded the medals.


          2. Proposed Contractual Readmission Program (see Attachment #1). Dr. Charlie Gates and Ms. Chelsea Welch were present to discuss this proposal with the Undergraduate Council. The Council discussed the proposal at length. It devoted some attention to the evidence for the success of the current EDLD 101 course. Dr. Gates emphasized, however, that the data concerning the success of EDLD 101 was only offered as a possible indication of the success that the proposed EDLD 202 might have. In the course of discussion, Dr. Gates clarified his proposal in the following respects. First, he suggested that failure of students to satisfy the various contractual readmission requirements would result in their failing EDLD 202 and being required to repeat it. Second, he suggested that students who took advantage of our twelve-hour summer option should be required to satisfy the contractual readmission policy, even if their grades during the summer put them into good standing. Third, he suggested that students who are readmitted after suspension or dismissal be required to satisfy the terms of the contractual readmission policy even if they are readmitted late in their academic careers. Fourth, he proposed that students would have to satisfy the conditions of the contractual readmission program if they are readmitted after suspension or dismissal even if they had previously satisfied these requirements following a previous suspension or dismissal. It was also clearly the understanding of Dr. Gates that the contractual readmission policy would apply to students who are readmitted to the University through the petition process. After further discussion, and on a motion by Dr. Leigh and a second by Mr. Walker, the Council approved the proposed Contractual Readmission Program as clarified above.


          3. Proposed Curriculum and Course Changes for the Department of Legal Studies (see Attachment #4). On a motion by Dr. Tidwell, and a second by Dr. Leigh, the Council unanimously approved the proposed curriculum and course changes.


          4. Courses (see Attachment #2). On a motion by Dr. Schroeder and a second by Dr. Wilder, the Council unanimously approved the course additions, deletions, and changes.


          5. Other Catalog Changes (see Attachment #3). On a motion by Dr. Leigh and a second by Dr. Schroeder, the Council unanimously approved the other catalog changes.


          6. Proposed Course and Curriculum Changes for School of Education (see Attachment #8). During discussion of these proposed changes, it was pointed out that the advising workshop for the B.A.E. in English Education needed to be corrected. English 396, English 397, and English 398 needed to be added to the list of courses from which six hours of a Junior Seminar would be taken. Furthermore, English 406 and 407 are no longer offered, and therefore should be removed from the list of courses satisfying the Shakespeare requirement. With these changes and on a motion by Dr. Leigh and a second by Dr. Schroeder, the Council unanimously approved the proposed course and curriculum changes for the School of Education.


          7. Petition of Cameron Scott (see Attachment #6). On a motion by Dr. Leigh and a second by Dr. Kroeger, the Council unanimously approved the petition of Cameron Scott to use the 1998 catalog to complete her journalism degree.


          8. Petition of Paul Morris (see Attachment #7). On a motion by Dr. Schroeder and a second by Dr. Leigh, the Council unanimously approved the petition of Paul Morris to use the 1996 catalog to complete his degree requirements for a degree in the School of Business Administration, subject to the requirement, recommended by the School, that he complete these requirements by March 1, 2006.


          9. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 2:25 p.m.



All items EXCEPT item 2 approved by the Council of Academic Administrators on April 11, 2005.


APPROVED by Chancellor Khayat on May 16, 2005.