USF Undergraduate Council - Minutes of September 27, 1999

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Present: Richard Dietrich, Grace Erickson, Mary Hardy, Joyce Nutta, Ram Pendyala, Ken Pothoven, Jennifer Salk, Edward Silbert (Chairperson)

Absent: Thomas Johnson

Guests: Dewey Rundus, Bob Sullins, Timothy Wilson

The meeting was called to order at 3:16 p.m.

  1. The minutes of August 30 and September 13 were approved as submitted.

  2. Announcements

    Communication Sciences and Disorders - New Degree Program
    Dr. Sullins discussed with the Council the new degree program proposal. The Board of Regents must it receive by October 1 for the proposal to be considered in a timely manner. This is not really a new program. The same degrees have been offered under Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

  3. Discussion and action on proposals

  4. Distribution and assignment of new course proposals, etc.

  5. General Discussion

    Council members discussed concerns about raising number of upper level courses required for graduation, and what subject areas should satisfy major historical perspectives.

    Request to delete the 3-drop rule, other universities have no limit on the number of drops a student may have. Further discussion on this after contacting ARC to determine their stand on the matter.

The next meeting will be Monday, October 11, 1999. The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

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