Minutes of the Undergraduate Studies Committee

Attending Voting Members: G. Pulliam (HUM/CAC), J. Twombly (SSB), A, Raina (SGA), T. Pan (CAAE), C. Wark (MMAE), SK. Hong (CHBE), C. Hood (CS), R. Guan (CHEM), N. Menhart (BIO), M. Safar (INTM), J. Miller (PSYC), R. Steffenson (SSCI), S. Lindmark (ROTC) R. Ellis (AMAT), P. Snopok (PHYS), G. Popovic (MSED).

Also attending: L. Massengale (GL), K. Spink (PreMed), S. Spicknall (TechNews), J. Gorzkowski (UGAA), G. Smith (UGAA), C. Emmons (Assessment), M. Lopez (OneStop)

Departments with absent voting members: ARCH, BME, ECE.

Quorum declared at 12:48

Adjourn at: 1:21

Documents for this meeting are available at:


Meeting chaired by Ray Trygstad.

Minutes recorded by Rebecca Steffenson.


1.  Minutes of the 4/26/16 meeting approved unanimously

2.  Summer UGSC Business [Trygstad] 

              R. Trygstad reported that there was no summer business

3. Course feedback implementation [Trygstad] (4/26/14 Minutes, item 4)

Course feedback implementation was approved by the UFC. Discussion was held about how to now implement this policy with the understanding that both faculty and students would need to be made aware of it. It was suggested that it appear in the student handbook and/or the bulletin.  R. Trygstad will reach out to registrar and look into the grading section of the bulletin.   

4. P/F Implementation [Trygstad] (4/12/16 Minutes, item 7)

Discussion was held about how to implement the P/F policy. It needs to be published in the bulletin and be implemented in course registration system. R. Trygstad will discuss with the registrar and bulletin manager. Departments should have discussions about which courses they would like to designate as P/F.

5. New Business  

              Leadership minor- deferred to next meeting.

6. UGSC meetings for Fall 2016 * please note room numbers

September 13 WH 115

September 27 WH 116

October 11 WH 115

October 25 WH 116

November 8  WH 115

November 22 WH 115