revised minutes of the 1/22/01 meeting follow (see item 2).
Undergraduate Studies Committee
Minutes of Meeting 1/22/01
Present: A. Myerson (chair), P. Anderson, M.Bauer, S. Elbaz, J. Kallend, J.
LoCicero, A. Megri, J. O'Leary, C. Orze, G. Pulliam, G. Saletta, J. Saniie,
R. Schleser, S. Sitton, J. Stetter, E. Stueben, D. Venerus, J. Way.
1. The minutes of the December 2000 meeting were approved.
2. Prof. LoCicero proposed (a) that the General Education Requirement for
Introduction to the Professions (ITP) be a minimum of two credit hours for
all programs, to be taken in the freshman year, and (b) that two contact
hours every other week be the common ITP100 course. Prof. LoCicero
suggested that with the approval of the chair, parts (a) and (b) be taken
separately. A short discussion on part (a) followed (Venerus, LoCicero,
Saniie, Bauer, O'Leary, Myerson). Part (a) of the motion was approved with
10 votes in favor and 3 votes against.
Part (b) of LoCicero's motion was then discussed (Schleser, Saletta,
Pulliam, Bauer, Myerson, Way). Consideration of part (b) was postponed to a
later date until issues of quality and content have been resolved. Sitton
asked for clarification of scheduling the common section of ITP for this
fall. Dean Myerson stated that participation in the common section will be
at the discretion of each department for Fall, 2001.
3. There was a discussion of issues relating to internet courses for
undergraduates (Bauer, Pulliam, Myerson, Venerus, Way, Elbaz, Saniie). Dean
Myerson asked Bauer and LoCicero to survey their departmental colleagues to
determine if any problems had arisen, and indicated that Dean Cinar would be
surveying IIT Online users.
4. Prof. LoCicero informed the committee that he was considering a request
for a special meeting of the Undergraduate Studies Committee to discuss the
administration of undergraduate programs. Dean Myerson stated that it would
be inappropriate for him to chair such a meeting and that he would recuse
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