COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
April 29, 1997
Registering Attendance:Anthropology: J. Granger, R. Kelly, R. Reid, E. Segal
Biology: W. Davis, A. Karpoff, W. Pearson, D. Rountree
Chemistry: J. Richardson, G. Taylor
CML: W. Cunningham, J. Garcia-Varela, J. Greene, A. Greenfeld, S. Jourdain,
A. Leidner, B. Luginbill, A. Mastri, W. Pfeffer
Communication: R. Diggs, M. D'Silva, B. Hanke,
G. Leichty, R. Tardy, S. Willihnganz
English: D. Anderson, D. Billingsley, T. Byers, K. Chandler, M. Flannery, S.
Henke, D. Journet, D. Hall, R. Miller, M. Rosner, T. Van
Fine Arts: S. Maloney, S. Mitchell
Geography/Geosciences: B. Dakan, D. Howarth, C. Leuthart, D. Spetz,
J. Anderson, J. Hadizadeh, D. Bierman
History: B. Adams, A. Allen, B. Beattie, S. Broadhead, L. Curry, E. Fernandez,
B. Harrison, T. K'Meyer, T. Mackey, J.
McCarthy, J. McLeod, J. Morrill, K. Spiers, N.
Theriot, B. Tyler
Humanities: M. Stenger, E. Wise
Justice Administration: T. Edwards, D. Wilson
Mathematics: G. Barnes, R. Davitt, M. Jacobson, A. Kezdy,
E. Kubicka, G. Kubicki, J. Lehel, I. Levi, R.
McFadden, F. McMorris, T. Riedel, P. Sahoo
Pan African Studies: C. Cummings, B. Hudson, Y. Jones, R. Jones
Philosophy: P. Alperson, J. Flodstrom, M. Greer, R.
Kimball, T. Maloney
Physics: D. Brown
Political Science: D. Clayton, S. Edwards, M. Hawkesworth, D.
Imbroscio, L. Jones, P. Laemmle, R. Payne, J.
Shadforth, P. Weber, C. Ziegler
Psychology: J. Aponte
Sociology: J. Busch, J. Rieger, M. Wenger
Theatre Arts: G. Brown, A. Harris, M. Hottois, D. Palmer, J.
Tompkins, T. Wheeler
Guests: D. Baugh, J. Berman, R. Taylor
The minutes of the meeting of April 8, 1997, were approved as distributed.
The Chair recognized Professor Morrill, Chair of the Curriculum and Standards
Committee. Professor Morrill, seconded by the committee, moved to admit on
provisional status students who do not meet the current A&S minimum admission
standards but do meet minimum University admission standards (currently a high
school GPA of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale OR an ACT score of 16); and who also either
declare interest in majoring in an A&S discipline or identify no degree
The recommendation also stated that the action, which would be effective for
students admitted Fall 1998, be contingent upon all of the following:
a. action by the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, and
Music to admit on provisional status students who do not meet their respective
minimum admission standards but do meet minimum University admission standards
and declare interest in majoring within those respective Schools.
b. University commitment to the College of new instructional and
advising resources judged to be sufficient by the Dean and Faculty of the College.
c. College control over content of developmental courses.
d. College control over appointment of instructional personnel in
e. College control over standards that will enable a student to
advance from provisional status.
f. College control over standards for dismissal and readmission
of provisional students.
The Chair recognized Professor Hall who moved amendment of item "c." to read
"content, pedagogy, and administration...." The motion was seconded.
Discussion included Professors Wenger and Curry. The recently reported
decision to transfer responsibility for some University of Louisville remedial
activities to Jefferson Community College was raised.
Professor Curry moved to table the motion until the broader discussion of the
proposal was completed. Hearing no objection, the Chair declared the motion
Discussion included Professors Jacobson, Howarth, and Wilson. Professor
Wilson clarified that the cooperative proposal with JCC affects only a small
group of UofL students who do not meet general University admission
requirements (those who are admitted through the "test-in" option,
approximately 50 per year).
Further discussion included Professors Segal, Williams, Morrill, Roberts,
Curry, Byers, Hudson, Spezt, and Jacobson.
The Chair requested and received a recess from the discussion to recognize
President John Shumaker. President Shumaker announced the appointment of Dr.
Randy Moore as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1.
Upon conclusion of President Shumaker's announcement, the Chair sought and
received unanimous consent to resume debate on the motion.
Professor Hall's motion to amend item "c" was removed from the table.
Professor Curry moved to amend Professor Hall's motion by substitution,
replacing "control over content of developmental courses" with "control over
developmental activities." Professor Curry's motion was seconded.
The motion to amend by substitution carried.
The Chair stated that discussion was now open on the original motion to amend
item "c.," the language being that of Professor Curry's substitute motion.
Discussion included Professors Byers, Curry, and Howarth.
Hearing no further discussion, the Chair put the question and the motion to
Professor Curry then moved the amendment of item "d." to read "appointment of
personnel engaged in developmental course activities." The Chair put the
question and the motion to amend carried.
Hearing no further motions for amendment, the Chair declared the motion, as
amended, open for discussion. Discussion included Professors McCarthy, Curry,
Wenger, Perlin, Theriot, Hudson, Billingsley, and Jacobson.
Hearing no call for further discussion, the Chair put the question and the
motion as amended carried.
Hearing no call for new business, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 2:30 pm.