MINUTES OF THE UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL

1 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2006, in Lyceum 110

 

PRESENT:   Dr. Tim Hall, Dr. Oliphant-Ingham, Ms. Adams, Dr. Schroeder,

                     Dr. Bush, Dr. Kroeger, Dr. Tidwell, Dr. Murchison, Dr. Fant, Dr. O’Haver,

                     Mr. Upton, and Dr. Wilder

 

ABSENT:      Dr. Gispen, Dr. Wilkin        

 

ALSO PRESENT:   Dr. Fannye Love and Dr. Andy Mullins


 

1. Admissions Standards for the School of Education (see Attachment #4).

          Dr. Andy Mullins and Dr. Fannye Love were present to discuss the proposed change in admissions requirements for the School of Education reflected as Attachment #4. These proposals do not affect graduation requirements, but only admissions requirements. The sense of the Council was that recommendation #1 in the proposal was a matter within the discretion of the School of Education. After discussion, and on a motion by Dr. Kroeger and a second by Dr. O’Haver, the Council unanimously approved the proposed change to admissions requirements for the School of Education.


          2. Courses (see Attachment #1).


          The Council considered again the issue of Theatre Arts History courses being limited to majors only. There was some sense on the Council that this limitation was unfortunate, but the Council took into consideration that students may always obtain consent of instructor to enroll in the course not withstanding the limitation to majors. After further discussion, and on a motion by Dr. Schroeder and seconded by Dr. Bush, the Council unanimously approved the course changes for the College of Liberal Arts.


          On a motion by Dr. Schroeder and a second by Dr. Bush, the Council voted 4-3 to replace the term “Foreign Language” with “Modern or Ancient Language” throughout degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.


          On a motion by Dr. Tidwell and a second by Dr. Ingham, the Council unanimously approved the course changes for the School of Applied Sciences.


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


          On a motion by Dr. Schroeder and a second by Dr. Kroeger, the Council unanimously approved the other catalog changes.


          4. Petition of Leah E. Miller (see Attachment #3).


          After discussion, and on a motion by Dr. O’Haver and a second by Dr. Schroeder, the Council unanimously approved the petition of Ms. Miller, that she be permitted to graduate using an otherwise expired catalog from 1997. It was explicitly assumed by the Council that Ms. Miller, but for the expiration of the catalog, would otherwise be eligible to graduate under the requirements of the 1997 catalog.


          At the conclusion of the meeting of the Undergraduate Council, members briefly discussed the closing of the Village and it’s potential impact on international students. The Chair explained in general the academic interest implicated by this closure.


                     

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                Timothy L. Hall, Chair Date



All items approved by the Council of Academic Administrators on June 12, 2006.



APPROVED by Chancellor Khayat on July 18, 2006.