USF Undergraduate Council - Minutes of September 9, 2002

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Present: Glen Besterfield (Chair), Deborah Condosta, Silvia Fiore, MYung Kim, Kathryn LaFramboise, Sandra Reynolds


Guests: W. Robert Sullins, Curtis W. Wienker

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m.

  1. The minutes of April 22,2002 were approved with the following corrections:

  2. Announcements

    Glen Besterfield and Bob Sullins welcomed the members of the Council. The Council will be reviewing portions of the Liberal Arts Requirements, Gordon rule writing requirements, a proposed student grievance procedure, and a proposal from the State Auditors regarding change of grade policies and deadlines.

    The St. Petersburg Campus will become autonomous between January 1 and July 1, 2003. The Council may be asked to help set up a body with similar functions. The St. Petersburg curriculum may be different based from that of the Tampa campus and they will be seeking a separate accreditation from that of the Tampa campus.

    The Council members discussed the proposed Grievance Procedures from the Faculty Senate. The Senate has requested that the Undergraduate and Graduate councils each review the proposal and provide feedback. Members have questions regarding:

    Glen Besterfield will draft a response from the Council to the Faculty Senate. It will be distributed to members prior to the next meeting on Monday, September 23, and will be discussed at that meeting.

    Sandy Reynolds reported on the Literature and Writing Review that the Council undertook during the previous academic year in preparation for USF's upcoming SACS review. She met with Bob Sullins and Curtis Wienker during the summer to go over the results of the Council's course review. The Dean has agreed to meet with the associate deans to discuss the Literature and Writing courses.

The next meeting will be Monday, September 23, 2002. The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

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