USF Undergraduate Council - Minutes of November 26, 2001

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Present: Cindy Bethel, Eva Christensen, Deborah Condosta, Greg Hyden, Myung Kim, Tanice Knopp, Ram Pendyala, Nancy Ratcliff, Sandra Reynolds (Chair), Jennifer Salk


Guests: Teresa Flateby, Stephen Schreiber, W. Robert Sullins, Yousef Turshani, Curtis Wienker

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m.

  1. The minutes of several meetings were approved with the changes noted below:

    September 24 - Add Myung Kim to list of those attending; Correct the word sciences in HSC 2581

    October 8 - Approved as submitted

    October 22 - Add the word "Council" after General Education

    November 5 - Change the word "Advisor" to "Advisory"; Change MGH to MGF; Change "a" to "at"

    Sandra Reynolds distributed guidelines for review of courses for Social Science Certification.

  2. Review of Course and Curriculum Change Proposals

    ARC 2001 Introduction to Architecture - This course is an introduction to the architecture and urban design of various cultures. Discussion centered on how the course would meet the dimensions, perspectives, and learning skills of the requested Liberal Arts designations. The course was approved with certification in Historical Perspective and Fine Arts General Education.

    ARC 2131 Introduction to Architectural Design and Graphics - This course is an introduction to fundamental "critical thinking" and graphic communication skills in architecture. Following discussion, the course was approved with certification in Fine Arts General Education.

    LAE 4XXX Classroom Communication - Tabled for college representation

    LAE 4469 Teaching World Literature to Middle & Secondary Students - Tabled for college representation

    Student Government Proposal - Resolution 1 - This proposal calls for a change to the current Plus/Minus Grading System. The proposal calls for an A+ to be awarded 4.33 quality points. Following discussion, the proposal was approved with 6 for and 3 abstentions.

The next meeting will be Monday, January 14, 2002. The meeting was adjourned at 4:27 p.m.

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