Minutes of the Undergraduate Studies Committee



Attending Voting Members: B. Steffenson (SSCI), K. Stolley (HUM), J. Miller (PSYC), G. Popovic (MSED), A. Schachman (ARCH), J. Twombly (SSB); A. Unni (CHEM), J. Cesarone (MMAE), M. Bauer (CS), R. Trygstad (ITM), D. Rempfer (MMAE), R. Ellis (AMAT), N. Menhart (BIOL), J Saniie (ECE), P. Troyk (BME), J. Budiman (CAEE), M. Safar (INTM), N. Karuri (CHBE).


Also attending: J. Gorzkowski (UGAA), G. Welter (UGAA), G. Smith (UGAA), V. Foster (HEA Compliance), BJ Engelhardt (Career Services), C. Emmons (Academic Affairs), P. Zachocki (Registrar), J. Kallend (ACE).


Absent departments:  PHYS, ROTC, SGA.

Quorum is declared.

Documents pertaining to this meeting are at:


Meeting is chaired by Kathryn Spink.

Minutes recorded by Steffenson; edited and converted to HTML by G. Pulliam.


1) Minutes of the 3/10/2015 meeting are approved.

New Business

2) Elections for 2015-2016

1)    Chair: Kathryn Spink

2)    Vice Chair: Ray Trygstad

3)    Secretary: Greg Pulliam

Old Business

3) Pass/Fail Grading Policy: Representatives are asked to take two motions back to their departments. A vote will be taken at the next meeting.

Motion 1:  Departments may offer courses as only P/F with the approval of the UGSC.


Motion 2:  Students may take up to two courses as P/F:

a.      Programs may place restrictions on eligible P/F courses

b.      Advisor approval is needed

c.      No classes that require a minimum grade of C or better may be taken as P/F

d.      Students must declare their intention by the add/drop deadline

e.      This is in addition to any course that falls under the first motion