Minutes of the Undergraduate Studies Committee - 4/9/2013


Attending Voting Members: J. Twombly (SSB), D. Maslanka (AMAT), S. Sennott (ARCH), S. Tin (MMAE), P. Troyk (BME), M. Snyder (CAEE), K. Spink (BIOL), M. Tanner (CHEM), M. Beckman (CS), J. Saniie (ECE), G. Pulliam (HUM/CAC) , M. Shapiro (SSCI), N. Karuri (CHBE), E-J Lee (PSYC), M. Safar (INTM). B. Koehr (ROTC), S. Ahua (SGA).


Also attending: G. Welter (UGAA), G. Smith (UGAA), J. Kallend (ACE), M. Lopez (One-Stop), P. Zachocki (Registrar), T. Jacobius (IPRO), J. Alexis (ID/IPRO), A. Aderele (SGA), K. Cassel (MMAE), A. Mead (PSYC), E. Mitchell (LCHS).


Absent departments:  ITM, PHYS, MSED.


The meeting is chaired by Matt Bauer.

Documents pertaining to this meeting are here:


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

Chair notes there is a quorum at 12:45 p.m.


Minutes of 3/26/2013 meeting are approved unanimously.


Old business-none


New business

1) Proposal for new BS in Analytics, offered through the PSYC department. (M. Shapiro and A. Mead). Discussion.  May be voted on at the next UGSC meeting. Offline meeting with CS, AMAT, College of Science. Updated proposal to be submitted by 4/19.



2) New MMAE co-terminal degrees (K. Cassel).

BS Mechanical Engineering + MAS Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

BS Aerospace Engineering + MAS Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

BS Mechanical Engineering + MAS Materials Science and Engineering

BS Aerospace Engineering + MAS Materials Science and Engineering


Approved unanimously.


3) New co-terminal degree:

         Bachelor of Architecture/Master of Construction Engineering % Management


Approved unanimously.


NOTE: After today's meeting the chair of UGSC was informed that all coterminal degrees must be truely coterminal. A student cannot complete the UG major requirements before the 10th semester in the plan. All depts should review their previously approved coterminal degrees and work with UG Academic Affairs and the Graduate College to ensure they meet this requirement.  


4) Information item: SAT undergraduate ESL program proposal (Bauer)



5) Information item: IPRO review committee update (J. Alexis) Discussion to be continued at the next meeting.