Minutes of the Undergraduate Studies Committee



Attending Voting Members: B. Steffenson (SSCI), G. Pulliam (HUM/CAC), J. Miller (PSYC), G. Popovic (MSED), A. Schachman (ARCH), C. Wark (MMAE), M. Bauer (CS), R. Trygstad (ITM), R. Ellis (AMAT), N. Menhart (BIOL), J. Saniie (ECE), J. Budiman (CAEE), V. Shah (SGA), A. Unni (CHEM), J. Twombly (SSB), P. Troyk (BME), N. Karuri (CHBE), M. Safar (INTM), P. Snopok (PHYS).


Also attending: G. Welter (UGAA), G. Smith (UGAA), C. Emmons (Assessment), P. Anderson (ACE), M. Lopez (One-Stop), C. Torres (CoA), J. Snapper (UFC).


Absent departments:  ROTC.

Quorum is declared at 12:46.

Adjourn at 1:45.

Documents pertaining to this meeting are at:


Meeting is chaired by Ray Trygstad through item #2, then by Kathryn Spink.

Minutes recorded by Pulliam.


1)   Minutes of the 10/13/2015 meeting are approved by assent.


New Business 

2) (Steffenson) Information item.  New Study Abroad in Japan Program.


Old Business

3) Continued discussion of the proposed dual-degree program in Biology and Psychology, and its limiting of two courses in the H/SS core curriculum to PSYC courses only.  Three proposals to deal with this issue and/or establish policy are discussed.  (Those proposals are in the documents folder, along with the proposed dual-degree program.) The chair asks Troyk, Menhart and Pulliam to work on revising the policy proposal/s.