MINUTES OF THE UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL

1 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2006, in Lyceum 110

 

PRESENT:   Dr. Hall, Ms. Adams, Dr. Schroeder, Dr. Bush, Dr. Tidwell, Dr. Murchison,

                     Dr. Fant, Dr. Wilkin, Dr. O’Haver, Mr. Upton, and Dr. Wilder

 

ABSENT:      Dr. Gispen, Dr. Leigh, Dr. Kroeger

 

ALSO PRESENT:   Franko Healy


 

1. Courses (see Attachment #1).

          On a motion by Dr. Schroeder and a second by Dr. O’Haver, the Council unanimously approved the course changes for the College of Liberal Arts. On a motion by Dr. Tidwell and a second by Dr. Wilkin, the Council unanimously approved the course changes for the School of Applied Sciences. On a motion by Dr. Schroeder and a second by Dr. O’Haver, the Council unanimously approved the course changes for the School of Engineering.



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


          On a motion by Dr. Schroeder and a second by Dr. Bush, the Council unanimously approved the other catalog changes for the College of Liberal Arts. On a motion by Dr. Tidwell and a second by Dr. Wilder, the Council unanimously approved the other catalog changes for the School of Applied Sciences. On a motion by Dr. O’Haver and a second by Dr. Bush, the Council unanimously approved the changes for the School of Business. On a motion by Dr. O’Haver and a second by Dr. Schroeder, the Council unanimously approved the changes for the School of Engineering.



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


          The Taylor Medal Selection Committee recommended that Taylor Medals be awarded to (a) the top 43 rank students from the spreadsheet in Attachment #3, and (b) to one additional student whose nomination was received late. The additional student was Kera Nichole Massey. The memo from Dr. Wilder summarizes the reasons for this recommendation. In the course of discussion about this recommendation, it was suggested that IT next year somehow segregate previous Taylor Medal winners from the other students when it runs the list of students eligible to receive the Taylor Medal. In addition, Dr. Wilder indicated that the deans needed to be reminded to provide the Taylor Medal Committee with copies of candidate’s transfer transcripts. After further discussion, and on a motion by Dr. Wilder and a second by Dr. O’Haver, the Council unanimously approved the recommendation of the Taylor Medal Selection committee to award 44 Taylor Medals. The students to be awarded this medal would be the 43 top ranked students on the spreadsheet attached to Dr. Wilder’s memo and Kera Nichole Massey.

                                                         

          4. Petition of Meredith Kahlstorf (see Attachment #4).


          After discussion of this petition and on a motion by Dr. O’Haver and a second by Dr. Wilder, the Council unanimously approved the petition of Ms. Kahlstorf to use the 1993 undergraduate catalog to complete her degree requirements, with the condition the these requirements be completed by the end of December 2006. Although Ms. Kahlstorf believes that she lacks only three hours under the 1993 catalog to graduate, a memo to the chair by Dean Glenn Hopkins indicates that in a degree application completed by the dean’s office in 2003, Ms. Kahlstorf appeared to lack six hours to graduate: three hours of English at the 300 level or above; and three hours of Science chosen from among Biology, Chemistry, and Geology.


          5. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 1:33 p.m.




                      

All items approved by the Council of Academic Administrators on April 10, 2006.

 

APPROVED by Chancellor Khayat on May 23, 2006.