Undergraduate Studies Committee                                                      Minutes 9/11/07


Attending Voting Members: M. Anastasii (BME), M. Bauer (CS), M. Benz (ROTC), R.Gordon (Psyc.), G. Fasshauer (AM), T. Hogan (SS), R. Krawczyk (Arch), S. Parelukar (BCPS), S. Sennott (Arch), J. Snapper (Hum), R. Trygstad (CPD), J. Twombly (Bus), J. Williamson (ECE).


Attending IIT Guests: T. Carroll (Registrar's Office), J. Doyle (Undergrad Adm), D. Geiger (Student Affairs), J. Hood (Undergrad Adm),  M.A. Rowan (Enrollment Mgt), C. Stewart (Library), A. Stolley (CAC),  P. Zachocki (Registrar's office)


The meeting is chaired by John O'Leary.

The minutes are recorded by John Snapper.

Convene 12:45 PM.  Adjourn 1:45 PM.


The secretary notes that there is a quorum for business.


The UGSC approves the minutes of the meeting of April 10 by unanimous consent.


Mr. Jerry Doyle, Assoc. V.P. for Undergraduate Admissions, reports on the status of undergraduate recruitment.    There have been significant increases in the sizes of recent matriculating class, with about 520 entering first year students and 180 new transfer students in Fall-07.   Given expected enrollments of 535 First-year student and 180 Transfers over the next 3 years, we project the following overall enrollment of  full-time students as follows:   Fall-08 ~ 2,500;  Fall-09 ~ 2,600;  Fall-10 ~ 2,750, up from 2,324 in the present semester.  The UGSC also discussed procedures for faculty review of applications from borderline admits. 


Dr. Bauer asks the UGSC to review the rules concerning grade changes and incomplete grades.   The UGSC creates a subcommittee to review those rules and, if necessary, proposed new rules:  P. Zachocki (chair), J. Twombly, R. Trygstad, S. Sennott, and M. Bauer.


The UGSC discussed the design of the new 'smart' classrooms.   The UGSC notes that the classrooms are used for both graduate and undergraduate instruction. The UGSC instructs its secretary to suggest to the Faculty Council that it create a committee of faculty to work with facilities on the design for the classrooms.    The UGSC offers to suggest faculty to serve on that committee.


The UGSC welcomes Dr. Amy Stolley, who takes responsibility for directing the Communications across the Curriculum program.


The fourth agenda item, a proposed change to the rules concerning the concurrent completion of two undergraduate degrees, is postponed to the next meeting.



J. Snapper

Secretary to the UGSC