USF Undergraduate Council - Minutes of January 13, 2003

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Present: Glen Besterfield (chair), Deborah Condosta, Terry Engle, J. Brian Moorhead

Absent: Michael Berman, Victoria Canterbury, Silvia Fiore, Myung Kim, Kathryn Laframboise, Sandra Reynolds, Ashley Tanneberger

Guests: Tony Embry, Terri Flateby, Curtis Wienker

The meeting was called to order at 3:33 p.m.

  1. The minutes of December 9, 2002 were approved as submitted.

  2. Announcements

    The Undergraduate Council meeting on January 27, 2002 has been cancelled.

    There was a brief discussion regarding the status of previous tabled courses. Glen Besterfield followed up on the tabled items and the Music Education Concentration, the Social Science Program revision, and ISS 1103: Nature and Culture are anticipated to be presented again in February. The Certificate in Materials Science Engineering has been permanently tabled until further notice.

    Glen Besterfield and Kelly McCormick Brown met in mid-December to draft comments addressing the Academic Grievance proposal.

    Faculty Senate sent the Policy on Grade Changes back to the Ad Hoc Committee to address Student Government complaints regarding the Plus/Minus grading scale. Student Government will send representatives to the Undergraduate and Graduate Councils to hold a presentation concerning the Plus/Minus grade scale. The Undergraduate Council will then send a recommendation to the Faculty Senate.

    Teresa Flateby made a brief announcement concerning the General Education Assessment. There will be another discussion of the General Education Assessment in February.

    Glen Besterfield cautioned that every department should be checking for outdated or incorrect course prerequisites as the automated Prerequisite Checking system will be fully implemented in Fall, 2003.

  3. Review of Course and Curriculum Change Proposals

  4. Assignment of Course Proposals

    There are no new course proposals at this time.

The next meeting will be Monday, February 10, 2003. The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.

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