Undergraduate Studies Committee                                         Minutes 1/29/04


Attending Voting Members:  M. Bauer (CS), G. Bunker (BCPS),  D. Cork  (BCPS), P. Johnson (BCPS),  J. Lederman (MSED), J. LoCicero (ECE), P. Lykos (BCPS),  J. O'Leary (CAE), M. Poros (Soc Sci), G. Pulliam (Hum), F. Ruiz (MMAE),  J. Saletta (ECE), S. Sennott (Arch.), K. Stagliano (BCPS), E. Stueben (Math), R. Trygstad (ITM),  A. Wolach (Psyc),  W.G. Yee (CS)


Non-Voting Attendees:  B. Benner (Underg. Adm.), A. Collver (Student Gov.), K. Hurley (OTS), R. Nicholes (Reg), C. Orze (Ed Serv), S. Sitton (Assist. Prv), C. Stewart (Galvin Library), G. Welter (Ed Serv).


The meeting is chaired by Dean D. Ucci.

The minutes are recorded by Dean J. Snapper (for Dean C. Wark).


The minutes of the meeting of Dec 11, 2003 are approved.


Prof. Stagliano presents a proposal for six optional concentrations within the BS in Chemistry degree.  The concentrations are:  Biological Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Chemical Physics, and Chemical Education.

No vote is taken on the proposal.


Prof. Stagliano presents a proposal for an undergraduate post-baccalaureate certification in premedical studies.  

No vote is taken on the proposal.


Prof. Snapper presents a proposal that the ýrepeat for change of gradeţ option not be available to students who have already passed a course for which the repeated course is a prerequisite.   It is the consensus of the Committee that we have no formal policy on the matter, but continue to review individually the requests for changes-of-grades.


Prof. Snapper

Acting Secretary to the USC.