MINUTES OF THE UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL

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

 

PRESENT:   Dr. Hall, Dr. Gispen, Dr. Leigh, Ms. Adams, Dr. Schroeder, Dr. Bush,

                     Dr. Kroeger, Dr. Tidwell, Mr. Howie for Dr. Murchison, Dr. Wilkin,

                     Mr. Provence for Mr. Upton, Mr. Walker

 

ABSENT:      Dr. Murchison, Dr. Fant, Dr. O’Haver, Mr. Upton, Dr. Wilder



          1. Approval of Minutes. The Chair announced that Chancellor Khayat has approved the minutes of the July 28 and September 2 meetings without exception.


          2. Courses (see Attachment #1).


          On a motion by Dr. Leigh and a second by Dr. Tidwell, the Council unanimously approved the course deletions and changes for the School of Applied Sciences. On a motion by Dr. Schroeder and a second by Dr. Gispen, the Council unanimously approved the course additions, deletions, and changes for the College of Liberal Arts.


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


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

 

          4. Consideration of Recommendation from Provost’s Task Force on Undergraduate Education to Modify the Grading System to Allow for Gradations (A, A-, B+, B, B-, etc.). On a motion by Dr. Kroeger and a second by Dr. Gispen, the Council unanimously approved an amendment to the grading proposal to specify the following table of grades:

 

          A        4.0

          A-       3.7

          B+      3.3

          B        3.0

          B-       2.7

          C+      2.3

          C        2.0

          C-       1.7

          D+      1.3

          D        1.0

          D-        .7

          F        0


After further discussion, and on a motion by Dr. Gispen and a second by Dr. Schroeder, the Council unanimously approved the task force recommendation on grading as amended.



          5. Advising.


          The Council discussed the issue of advising without proposing any particular action. Dr. Gispen proposed that students be informed to consult their departments for specific advising dates. The Council discussed other problems with advising, and the Chair indicated he would communicate these to the Council of Academic Administrators when it takes up this issue.



All items approved by the Council of Academic Administrators on November 14, 2005, except for item 4, which was tabled until January.


APPROVED by Chancellor Khayat on December 16, 2005.