Undergraduate Studies Committee
Minutes of a Special Meeting, 1/29/01
Members Present: P. Anderson, M. Bauer, S. Cooper, S. Elbaz, J. Kallend, J.
LoCicero, A. Megri, P. Nash, J. O'Leary, C. Orze, R. Price, G. Pulliam,
G. Saletta, R. Schleser, S. Sitton, E. Stueben, T. Tagliavia, G. Voland,
C. Wark, J. Way.
Visitors: P. Barrett, W. Grimshaw.
1. Prof. Kallend opened the meeting, stating that it had been called at the
request of Profs. LoCicero and O'Leary, and that Dean Myerson had asked
Prof. Kallend to open the meeting. Kallend read the following statement
from Dean Myerson: "Please inform the committee that I do not feel I can
participate or be part of this activity and I would request that any action
taken by the committee note that I have recused myself. "
2. Prof. Kallend asked for nominations for a member to serve as acting chair
for this special meeting. Prof. LoCicero nominated Prof. Kallend. The
nomination was seconded . There being no further nominations, Prof. Kallend
agreed to act as chair.
3. Prof. LoCicero passed out copies of a resolution (attached) and moved
that the resolution be approved by the committee. Professor O'Leary seconded
the motion. Extensive discussion followed (Bauer, Saletta, LoCicero,
Barrett, Grimshaw, Sitton, Orze, Kallend, Voland, O'Leary) . VP Stuart
Cooper answered a number of questions clarifying the proposed role of the
Dean of the Undergraduate College.
Prof. O'Leary moved that consideration of the main motion be by secret
ballot. This motion was seconded and approved.
A secret ballot was conducted on the motion to approve the attached
resolution, with the following result:
votes in favor : 12,
votes against: 2
Prof. Kallend stated that a copy of the resolution will be forwarded to the
chair of the Main Campus Faculty Council.
4. Meeting adjourned
Undergraduate Studies Committee January 29, 2001
Be it hereby resolved at a Special Meeting of the Undergraduate
Studies Committee, that
Whereas Vice-President Cooper addressed the Undergraduate Studies
Committee three years ago regarding the administration
of Undergraduate Programs at IIT, and
Whereas Vice-President Cooper, at that time, disassembled the
Undergraduate College and the Office of the Undergraduate
Whereas Vice-President Cooper informed the Undergraduate Studies
Committee that said disassembling of the Undergraduate College
was to make way for an Armour College Dean, and an
Interprofessional Projects Director, and
Whereas the organization of an Armour College Dean, and an
Interprofessional Projects Director, has been efficiently
administering the Undergraduate Programs, and the
Interprofessional Projects, since their appointments,
The Undergraduate Studies Committee recommends to the Faculty Council,
that said administrative structure should be maintained for the
betterment of IIT, and that the Undergraduate Programs in engineering and
computer science, in the sciences and mathematics, in humanities and social
sciences, should be the sole responsibility of the Armour College Dean.