Minutes of the Undergraduate Studies Committee - 4/22/2014

 

Attending Voting Members: M. Snyder (CAEE), M. Bauer (CS), G. Pulliam (HUM/CAC), J. Cesarone (MMAE), B. Steffenson (SSCI), R. Trygstad (ITM), J. Twombly (SSB), G. Popovic (MSED), K. Spink (BIOL), R. Ellis (AMAT), R. Wadunani (SGA), EJ Lee (PSYC), L. Coffey (PHYS), B. Koehr (ROTC), J. Saniie (ECE), N. Karuri (CHBE), S. Sennott (ARCH), P. Troyk (BME), M. Safar (INTM), A.Unni (CHEM).

 

Also attending: G. Welter (UGAA), J. Gorzkowski (UGAA), L. Massengale (GL), G. Smith (UGAA), M. Lopez (One-stop), K. Bowman (MMAE), C. White (Vice-Provost), U. Segerstrale (SSCI).

 

Absent departments: none

 

Quorum: 12:47

 

Documents pertaining to this meeting are at:

<http://www.iit.edu/~ugsc/documents/>

 

Meeting is chaired by Jack Snapper.

Adjourn: 1:45 p.m. Minutes recorded by Pulliam.

  

Old business

1) Minutes of 4/8 meeting approved unanimously.

 

2) (Pulliam) Report accepted (unanimously): CAC review of SSB C-courses.

 

3) (Snapper) UFC approved UGSC action on ITM program modifications.

 

4) (Snapper) Report on Ethics center discussion of E-courses: postponed until fall.

 

5) (Bauer) General Education Assessment Coordinator: UGSC unanimously recommends the Vice-Provost (White) hire someone to do this job.

 

6) (Pulliam) Motions to modify the general education program.

Proposal 1: Change the official name of the program from General Education to Core Curriculum. 

            Amendment: change “Core Curriculum” to “IIT Core Curriculum.” Passes 14-1.

Amended Proposal 1: Change the official name of the program from General Education to IIT Core Curriculum. 

            Amended proposal passes 12-3.

 

Proposal 2: Minor changes to the standard curriculum.

Proposed “Core Curriculum” (47 hours)

Collaborative, Interdisciplinary and/or Professional Experiences (8 hrs)

      May be satisfied with up to 2 hours of ITP and six hours of IPRO.

      Other ways of satisfying this requirement may be brought to the committee for approval.

 

HUM 10x/20x       (3 hrs)

 

STEM Module       (18 hours)

CS                   2 hrs                                     

Math              5-6 hrs                                            

Sci/Eng        10-11 hrs                                       

 

Human Sciences Module (18 hours)

300+ (H)      6 hrs

200-level (S)          6 hrs

300-level (S)          3 hrs

H/S (swing)            3 hrs

 

Communication-Intensive (C) courses

36 hours (12 in the major +12 outside the major +12 more anywhere)

 

            Amendment: Under Collaborative, Interdisciplinary and/or Professional Experiences, change “May be satisfied” to “Is satisfied”; and eliminate the sentence “Other ways of satisfying this requirement may be brought to the committee for approval.” Passes 15-4.

 

Amended Proposal 2: Minor changes to the standard curriculum.

Proposed “Core Curriculum” (47 hours)

Collaborative, Interdisciplinary and/or Professional Experiences (8 hrs)

      Is satisfied with up to 2 hours of ITP and six hours of IPRO.

 

HUM 10x/20x       (3 hrs)

 

STEM Module       (18 hours)

CS                   2 hrs                                     

Math              5-6 hrs                                            

Sci/Eng        10-11 hrs                                       

 

Human Sciences Module (18 hours)

300+ (H)      6 hrs

200-level (S)          6 hrs

300-level (S)          3 hrs

H/S (swing)            3 hrs

 

Communication-Intensive (C) courses

36 hours (12 in the major +12 outside the major +12 more anywhere)

 

Amended Proposal 2 passes 14-4.

 

Motion: ITP/Transfer student issue to be put on UGSC agenda for the first fall 2014 meeting. Passes unanimously.

 

Meeting time expires. Remaining proposals #3 (Themes) and #4 (Minor credit for core curriculum course work) deferred to first fall 2014 meeting.

 

Adjourn.