University Faculty Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies


Tuesday, May 3, 2005


105 Hullihen Hall – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.





Members Present:  D. Buttrey, J. Courtright, J. DiMartile,  K. Helsel-Spry, A. Johnson, T. Johnston, J. Jordan (chair),  C. Mason, D. Marshall, C. Pavitt


Jeff Jordan called the meeting to order at 3:45 p.m. He announced to the committee that the Nanotechnologies minor proposal has been withdrawn.  


I.                    Old Business: 

a.       Freshman Year Experience – This item was removed from the agenda.


b.      New minor in Sexualities and Gender Studies – The committee reviewed all original documentation submitted to the Faculty Senate Office.  After much discussion the committee came to the following disposition:


1.      The proposal must be revised to reflect that a program will be established as opposed to being housed in the Dean’s Office as was originally proposed.

2.      Add another course to bring the proposal in line with the committee’s request that the proposal meet the  75% faculty with terminal degrees in the area that they will teach

3.      Have the Chairperson of English sign off on the proposed film course SXGN301  

4.      Have the Instructor of Women’s Studies sign off on the proposed WOMS 216 and WOMS327 courses (Robin Andreasen).


c.       Major, Minor, and Concentration – Doug Buttrey and Charles Pavitt will edit the current document for approval.


II.                 Adjournment:  The meeting adjourned at 5:15p.m.





Karren Helsel-Spry