Undergraduate Studies Committee -- Minutes 01/28/02


Attending voting members:  Abbasian (CHE), Bauer (CS), Grossman (CS), Irving (BCPS), LoCicero (ECE), Mandal (BCPS), McKee (MTM), O’Leary (CAE), Power (Hum), Price (SocSci), Pulliam (Hum), Saletta (ECE), Stueben (AppMath), Wark (MMAE).

Attending non-voting members:  Hites (CNS), Orze (Ed Serv), Snapper (UGC), Voland (UGC).

Attending non-members:  Carlson (CS), J. Lederman (MSED), N. Lederman (MSED).


The USC is chaired by Prof. Voland.


Prof. LoCicero requests that the minutes of 10/15/01 and 11/19/02 indicate that Professor Voland informed the USC that “… the Undergraduate College will provide $4,000  stipends (for non-capital expenditures) to each basic academic unit to help support its participation in the IPRO program, proportional to the number of IPRO courses led by full-time faculty from that unit as part of their regular course load. (This sum is not increased if a single faculty member teaches two or more IPROs in one semester.)  In cases where an IPRO is led jointly by faculty members from different academic units, the stipend amount will be divided accordingly and issued to each respective unit.”  This request is accepted by the Chair.  So revised, the minutes of 10/15/01 and 11/19/01 are approved.  (There was no meeting of the USC in December 2001.)


The Chair brings to the table the resolution (moved and seconded 11/19/01) that the University establish a PreService Teacher Education program.  With a friendly amendment, the motion is that:  ITT will offer

1.     With the approval of the State of Illinois State Board of Education a program leading to State Certification for Secondary Mathematics and Science teaching.

2.     An IIT undergraduate Minor and an IIT undergraduate Certificate in Mathematics and Science Education.

The motion passes (10-0-1).


Prof. Carlson introduces a resolution that the University offer a Bachelor of Information Technology and Management.  The resolution to establish this program is moved and seconded.  The resolution is discussed, preparatory to a vote at the next meeting of the Committee.


Prof. Snapper draws the attention of the USC to the Student Handbook statement that students “scheduled to take three or more final exams in one day” may ask the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate College for assistance in rescheduling an examination.  The handbook states that the request “must be made at least seven days before the final exam week begins.”  Prof. Snapper seeks the advice of the USC on revising this statement to reflect recent changes in the exam scheduling process.


Professor Snapper

Secretary to the USC