Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee

Draft Minutes of Meeting

February 6, 2013



Matt Rizki (CECS), Bev Schieltz (CoSM), Sherrill Smith (CoNH), Richard Mercer (CoSM), Tom Sav (RSCOB), Sean Pollack (CoLA), Stephanie Davis (CEHS), Sarah Twill (CoLA), Marty Kich (Lake), Joe Law (WAC/GE), Jennifer Barbabera (SG), Matt Haran (SG)


Marian Brainerd (Registrar), Mary Holland (Assoc. Registrar), Jared Shank (Veterans and Military-Connected Student Committee), Bruce LaForse (Veterans and Military-Connected Student Committee)


1)      The committee approved the minutes of the January 23, 2013 meeting



2)      Course and Program Inventory Requests


a)      UCAPC reviewed the following course inventory requests:


Course modifications


               Approved as submitted:

CEG 4120, TH 3810

                              Tabled (waiting for additional information):

                              OL 4020, OL 4025


               Course deactivations


                              Approved as submitted:

                              CEG 3980, CS 3980, CS 4980, AFS 3000 (preapproved)


New courses


               Approved as submitted:

               AFS 3000, AFS 3990


With departmental consent, approved a modified version of the following course:

CECS 3170


b)      UCAPC reviewed the following program inventory requests:


Program Modifications


                              Approved as submitted:

Women’s Studies (WMS BA)

Chemistry (CSD AS)


Tabled (pending approval of OL 4020 and OL 4025):

Organization Leadership (OL BS)


3)      The committee reviewed a revised version of the Excused Absence Policy. After discussion, several modifications were suggested and a final version of the Excused Absence Policy was drafted. The UCAPC Chair asked the committee members to seek input from their constituents before final approval.


4)      The committee reviewed a revision of proposed University Admission Standards forward by the Richard Bullock, Chair of the Ad Hoc Admission Committee along with data analysis provide by the Chair of UCAPC.  The committee discussed the use of ACT Math and ACT English scores as a requirement for admission. The committee decided to use an ACT combined score to approximate the individual scores (Math, English) and also simplify the admission criteria.


5)      The committee briefly discussed a policy proposal forward from the Lake Campus defining requirements for earning an associate degree and bachelor degree. The committee asked the UCAPC Chair to requested additional information from the Lake Campus.


6)      Adjourned