Undergraduate Studies Committee                             Minutes 11/11/04


Attending Voting Members: M. Bauer (CS), D. Cork (BCPS), M. Huyck (PSYC), Peter Johnson (BCPS), J. LoCicero (ECE), A. Megri (CAE), J. O'Leary (CAE), M. Poros (SOC), M. Power (HUM), G. Pullliam (HUM), G. Raman (MMAE), G. Saletta (ECE), S. Sennott (ARCH), E. Stueben (MATH), R. Trygstad (ITM), V. Turitto (for Hall/BME), J. Twombly (IBIS), M. Vural (MMAE).


Attending Ex-Officio Members: K. Cassel (Fac. Council), R. Dronamraju (GSA), D. Geiger (Student Life), T. McClain (for Benner/Admissions), C. Orze (Ed. Serv.).


Attending Guests: G. Broadhead (CAC), T. Carroll (Registrar), I. Khan (CSL), K. Riley (Hum), C. Wark (AC).


The meeting is chaired by Dean D. Ucci.

The minutes are recorded by Dean J. Snapper.

Convene 12:45 PM. Adjourn 1:45 PM.


The minutes of the meetings of 10/14 are approved.


The UGSC discussed the on-going effort to provide the University Faculty Council with a report detailing the discussion related to the 4/22/04 resolution modifying the IPRO general education requirement. The subcommittee will have a draft for the UBSC at its next regularly scheduled meeting.


The UGSC discussed revisions to the Handbook definition of the UGSC, which will be submitted to the appropriate UFC committee. It is moved and seconded that the "Chair, Secretary, Administrative Support" portion of that proposed revision is:

A chair for the UGSC shall be elected at the beginning of each academic year by the voting members. The chair shall be a tenured faculty member who has served on the UGSC for at least five years.

The chair shall appoint a secretary of the UGSC.

The Provost shall make available administrative support for the UGSC, including an individual who will perform secretarial functions if the committee so wishes.

The previous year's chair, or the previous year's secretary in the absence of the previous year's chair, shall convene the first meeting of the UGSC each academic year.

It is moved and seconded that the motion be amended as follows:

Replace the phrase "for at least five years" with the phrase "for at least two of the last five years."

Replace the phrases "administrative support" and "secretarial functions" with

the phrases "clerical support" and "clerical functions."

The motion to amend passes (18/0).

The main motion passes (18/0).


The UGSC continued discussion of the proposal from the Lewis Dept. of Humanities for a BS in Journalism of Technology, Science and Business. There is no vote on the proposed degree program. It is moved and seconded that the discussion be continued at the next meeting of the UGSC. The motion passes (12/0).


Prof. O'Leary draws the attention of the UGSC to new conflicts in academic schedule for certain major courses and the courses required for Air Force ROTC. The UGSC will make informal enquiries with the new CO of the AF ROTC unit concerning the resolution of the conflicts.


The UGSC adjourns without the scheduled discussion of the criteria for graduation with honors. This item will be placed first on the agenda of the next regularly scheduled meeting of the UGSC.


Prof. Snapper

Acting Secretary to the USC.