MINUTES OF THE UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL

1 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2005, in Lyceum 110

 

PRESENT:   Dr. Hall, Dr. Gispen, Dr. Leigh, Dr. Schroeder, Dr. Bush, Dr. Kroeger,

                     Dr. Tidwell, Dr. McCaffrey for Dr. Wilkin, Dr. O’Haver, Mr. Provence for

                     Mr. Upton, Dr. Wilder

 

ABSENT:      Ms. Adams, Dr. Murchison, Dr. Fant, Dr. Wilkin, Mr. Upton, Mr. Walker,

                     Dr. Eftink



          1. Courses (see Attachment #1). On a motion by Dr. Tidwell and a second by Dr. Leigh, the Council unanimously approved the course addition for the School of Applied Sciences.     On a motion by Dr. Bush and a second by Dr. Wilder, the Council unanimously approved the course addition for the School of Business Administration.


          2. Other Catalog Changes (see Attachment #2).     After some discussion as to why the catalog change proposed by the Department of Modern Languages was not accomplished through a change in prerequisites, and on a motion by Dr. Schroeder and a second by Dr. Gispen, the Council unanimously approved the catalog change presented in Attachment #2.


          3. Proposed Academic Calendar for 2006-2007 (see Attachment #3).           Dr. Fant indicated that the spring 2007 term should probably begin on January 17. Dr. Wilder indicated that the spring term was longer than the fall term, and Dr. Fant responded that she would investigate this issue. The Council discussed at length whether the advising window in the regular terms was long enough. After a motion by Dr. Leigh and a second by Dr. Wilder to approve the calendar, Dr. Gispen moved and Dr. Bush seconded to amend this approval to include an advising period of two weeks rather than one week as currently scheduled. Because of constraints on the time the Council had to study this issue, it was not feasible to investigate whether there were technical or other barriers to extending the advising period. It was the sense of the Council that if such barriers existed and prevented the advising window from being extended immediately, the University should nevertheless attempt to overcome these barriers so as to provide a greater period of advising for students in future semesters. As amended, the Council unanimously approved the proposed Academic Calendar for 2006-2007.


          4. Changes in Course Types (see Attachment #4). On a motion by Dr. Leigh and a second by Dr. O’Haver, the Council unanimously approved the changes.



All items approved by the Council of Academic Administrators on November 14, 2005.


APPROVED by Chancellor Khayat on January 3, 2006.