Undergraduate Studies Committee                                         Minutes 4/28/05


Attending Voting Members: L. Coffey (BCPS), P. Johnson (BCPS), J. Kallend (MMAE), J. LoCicero (ECE), K. McKee (MT), J. O'Leary (CAE), M. Poros (SOC), M. Power (HUM), G. Pullliam (HUM), G. Saletta (ECE), S. Sennott (ARCH), E. Stueben (AM), A. Towler (PSYC), R. Trygstad (ITM), M. Vural (MMAE).


Attending Ex-Officio Members: T. McCain (Admissions), C. Orze. (Ed Services).


Attending Guests: G. Welter (Ed Services).


The meeting is chaired by Dean D. Ucci.

The minutes are recorded by Dean J. Snapper.

Convene 12:45 PM. Adjourn 1:35 PM.


The Chair notes that the UGSC has a quorum for business.


The minutes of the meetings of 4/15/05 are approved.


It is moved and seconded that:

There be a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option for midterm grades, in addition to the A-E letter grade option.

The issue is discussed and may be voted on at the next UGSC meeting.


It is moved and seconded that the UGSC endorses the following sections (C) and (D) be included in the proposed redefinition of the voting representation to the UGSC.

(C) Selected special interest groups shall have one voting member on the UGSC:

(1). ROTC Group (AS, MILS, NS)

            (2). Undergraduate Student Government

(D) At the beginning of each academic year, the UGSC can approve, by majority vote, additional special interest groups as voting members for the academic year.

Item C1 passes (13-1).

Item C2 passes (9-6).

Item D passes (12-3).


It is moved and seconded that the UGSC endorses the following statement for inclusion in a redefinition of the UGSC:

Non-Voting Members

Each academic unit that offers undergraduate programs or courses but does not offer an undergraduate degree program shall annually elect a non-voting member to the UGSC. Elected members may succeed themselves without limit.

Ex -officio, non-voting members of the UGSC are:

The Dean of the Undergraduate College, the Dean of Students, The Dean of Libraries, the Director of Educational Services, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, the Director of Communication across the Curriculum, the Director of Academic Resource Center, the Director of the Office of Technology Services, the Registrar, the Assistant Provost for Retention.

The motion passes (14-0)


There are no additional meetings scheduled for the present academic year.


Prof. Snapper

Acting Secretary to the USC.