Minutes of the Undergraduate Studies Committee                          4/10/2012


Attending Voting Members: J. Saniie (ECE), E-J Lee (PSYC), G. Pulliam (HUM/CAC), N. Menhart (BIOL), M. Safar (INTM), J. Twombly (SSB), M. Beckman (CS), M. Snyder (CAEE), B. Cage (CHEM), Eyoel Asfan (SGA), Y. Torun (PHYS) F. Teymour (CHBE).


Also attending: M. Lopez (UGAA), G. Smith (UGAA), G. Welter (UGAA), J. Dorr (GL), J. Kallend (ACE), T. Jacobius (IPRO), J. Tate (IPRO), H. Korel (IPRO), J. Braband (IPRO), D. Gandara (IPRO), J. Alexis (IPRO), P. Zachocki (Registrar), E. Moshfeghian (SGA), K. Lohr (SGA), S. Lim (SGA).


The meeting is chaired by Matt Bauer.


Adjourn: 1:42 p.m. Minutes recorded by Pulliam


Chair notes there is a quorum at 12:54 p.m. Minutes of 3/27/2012 meeting are approved unanimously.


1) No old voting items.


2) Old business

2a) IPRO 397 Report for the purpose of permanently instituting it as an alternative first IPRO experience for undergraduates--Danny Gandara (PSYC) and Jeremy Alexis (ID) narrate. Decision on approval will be made in the early Fall 2012 term. The presentation is here in PDF format.


2b) Physics major emendations to previously approved program changes--unanimous approval. The relevant document is here.


2c) Foreign language courses at the 100 level may now satisfy the H/SS "swing" course general education requirement, and 200-level FL courses continue to count toward 300-level humanities general education credit, allowing students to take a four-course FL sequence and have three of the four count toward general education.


3) New business

3a) Revised BS in Chemistry is unanimously approved. Relevant document is here.