Undergraduate Studies Committee 11/22/2011
Attending Voting Members: J. Saniie (ECE), J. Hopkins (PSYC), S. Whitney (MSED), D. Kamper (BME), M. Beckman (CS), S. Tin (MMAE), Y. Torun (PHYS), F. Teymour (CHBE), J. Ovhori (SGA), R. Trygstad (ITM), G. Fasshauer AMAT), G. Pulliam (HUM).
Also attending: M. Lopez (UGAA), G. Smith (UGAA), G. Welter (UGAA), M. Gosz (UGA), P. Zachocki (SRR), J. Dorr (GL).
The meeting is chaired by Matt Bauer.
Chair notes there is a quorum at 12:50 p.m. Meeting is convened.
Adjourn: 1:45 p.m. Minutes recorded by Pulliam
1) The minutes of the 11/08/2011 meeting are approved unanimously.
2a) Discussion on a framework for review of the general education
Institutional Educational Objectives
(developed from the IIT Vision, Mission, Values and Core Principles, and the
IIT Strategic Plan)
The goal of the undergraduate programs is to prepare minds and equip
graduates to perform successfully in careers in an increasingly complex,
global, technological world. Excellence in a discipline alone is no longer a
sufficient means to such success. The institutional objectives for student
learning are formed through an inter-professional focus on disciplinary
strength, a professional competence, and a broad commitment to social
concerns, demonstrated by the following attributes and skills.
Attributes - first 3 met by every student, the 4th item possibly flexible by
- Interdisciplinary Experience
- Ethics, Leadership and Teamwork
- Global Awareness and Appreciation of Diversity
- Design, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Skills - met by every student
- Disciplinary Strength
- Oral and Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Scientific Reasoning
Then after consensus on the above, the next step is to define the general
education objectives needed to support the institutional educational
2b) University wide NCA assessment - S. Whitney from MSED gave an overview
of assessment procedures.
3a) One hour reduction to 125 hours in BS in PHYS (Yagmur Torun) - Sent back to PHYS dept, as IIT's minimum to graduate is 126.
3b/3c) New co-terminal degree (Yagmur Torun) - BS & MS in Physics , (Bauer)
- BS in AMAT and MS in CS, BS in PHYS and MS in CS. Discussion centered on double-counting courses toward BS and MS degrees.
3d) ITP review subcommittee - Tabled until Spring 2012.
3e) Minors - Tabled until Spring 2012.