A&S Curriculum Committee Minutes Apr 16 1997
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES
APRIL 16, 1997Members present: R. Kimball, J. Morrill (Chair), J. Morrison, M. Rohmann, E. Segal, R. Taylor
Members absent: W. Bolling, H. Miller, R. Sahoo
Guests: J. Carter
Professor Morrill called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. The minutes of the meeting of March 26 were approved as distributed. The committee discussed the proposal of the Undergraduate Initiatives Committee that students who meet the current University minimum admission standard be admitted directly to the unit offering the program in which they declare an intent to major. (Undeclared students would be admitted to Arts and Sciences.) Following lengthy discussion, the committee drafted the following proposal for the A&S; Faculty Assembly. The Curriculum and Standards Committee recommends: 1. That the College of Arts and Sciences admit on provisional status students who do not meet 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/major goal. 2. That the above action 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 developmental courses. 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. Dr. Carter presented a proposal to include summer terms in those academic periods in which designations of "dean's list" and "dean's scholar" could be earned. In the course of the discussion, the committee learned that developmental courses are now included in the hours which could entitle a student to inclusion on the dean's list or as a dean's scholar. The committee approved a change to the catalog (p. 69) "Awards, Scholarships, and Honors," to read (new wording underlined): A student who completes in one semester or in a set of consecutivesummer terms (or in a consecutive series of semesters and summerterms as a part time student) twelve or more graded credits incourses numbered at the 100 level or above with all grades of "A", and no grades of "I," "X," or "U," is named a Dean's Scholar. A student who completes in one semester or in a set of consecutivesummer terms (or in a consecutive series of semesters and summer terms as a part time student) twelve or more graded credits incourses numbered at the 100 level or above with the grades of "A," "B," or "C" and a 3.5 grade point average, with no grades of "I," "X," or "U," is named to the Dean's List. This change would be effective with the 1997 summer terms. The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.