January 26, 2000


Members Present: R. Baldwin, M. Flannery, J. Hart, T. Mackey, R. Powers,

M. Rohmann, M. Stenger, R. Taylor

The committee approved the following courses: AIRS 151, 251, 351, 451: Air Force ROTC Leadership Laboratory, a P/F non-credit course.

A proposal from Honors to change the requirements for graduation as an "Honors Scholar" was approved. The new requirements, which encourage participation in honors courses throughout a student’s academic career, are:

1) 24 credit hours in Honors courses (A maximum of 12 credit hours of General Education courses at the 100-200 level may be applied to this requirement.) A minimum of 12 credit hours must be earned in the college honors seminar program, except as noted below.

    1. One departmental honors course at the 300-level or above OR an undergraduate research project such as a senior honors thesis OR a departmental research project that includes significant graded capstone work may be substituted for one college honors seminar.
    2. One college honors seminar must be from an A&S division other than the division of the student’s major.
    3. Students must maintain an overall University GPA of 3.5 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in honors courses completed.

The committee discussed the Faculty Senate proposal for a university-wide Undergraduate Council. It was suggested that the A&S Committee on Committees prepare a proposal for the distribution of A&S positions on the Council prior to the Senate documents’ presentation to the A&S Assembly.

The committee discussed a variety of issues and questions raised by the establishment of new general education requirements. It recognized that various classifications may be needed in the implementation process.

It was the committee’s opinion that General Education courses might fulfill specific requirements of the major, unless otherwise determined by the department of the major.