Undergraduate Studies Committee                                      Minutes 3/07/06


Attending Voting Members: M. Anastasio (BME), G. Fasshauer (MATH), M. Huyck (PSYC), Peter Johnson (BCPS), J. LoCicero (ECE), J. OšLeary (CAE), M. Poros (SOC), G. Saletta (ECE), S. Sennott (ARCH), J. Snapper (HUM), R. Trygstad (ITM), J. Twombly (IBIS), M. Vural (MMAE).


Attending Ex-Officio Members: K Hammes (SGA), M. McClain (Admissions), C. Stewart (Library), G Welter (Educational Services) .


Attending IIT Guest: R. Carlson (ITM).


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 Chair notes that the UGSC has a quorum for business.


The minutes of the meetings of 2/14/06 are approved.


Dr. Peter Johnson draws the attention of the UGSC to the quality of the resources provided in the IIT teaching laboratories. In his visits to laboratories in his capacity as Safety Officer, he has noted that the teaching laboratory resources are not at the level expected at a premier teaching institution. He invites the UGSC to assess the situation. No formal motion was proposed on how to respond to the situation.


It is moved and seconded that:

            IIT offer the Bachelor of Health Care Technology and Management.

The motion passes (12-0).

The degree will be forwarded for consideration to the University Faculty Council.


It is moved and seconded that:

      IIT extend the curriculum and for the Bachelor of Information Technology and Management Degree to accommodate students who enter the program as freshmen or sophomores.

The proposal is moved and seconded. The motion passes (13-0).


It is moved an seconded that

The College of Architecture courses in structural engineering (Arch 230, 334, 335) be temporarily designated as natural science/engineering courses for general education, until such time as the UGSC establishes a general procedure for general education course designation (C, CS, H, IPRO, Math, N, S).

The motion passes (13-0).


It is moved and seconded that

The UGSC establish a subcommittee to make recommendations to the Committee on a procedure for general education course designation. The subcommittee will report back to the UGSC in the present semester.

The motion passes (13-0).

The Subcommittee is chaired by Dr. OšLeary. He will establish the membership of the Committee.


It is moved an seconded that

      The Bachelor in Manufacturing Technology and Management degree change its name to Bachelor of Industrial Technology and Management. There are no changes to the curriculum.

In keeping with UGSC policy on new motions, a vote is postponed until the next meeting.

The meeting adjourns, postponing one remaining agenda item to the next meeting:

- Review of Objectives of the HSS general education program (J. Snapper)


Prof. Snapper

Acting Secretary to the UGSC.