Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee

Minutes of Meeting

January 9, 2013



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


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


1)      The committee approved the minutes of the December 5, 2012 meeting


2)      The committee review three variations of a proposed excused absence policy including a policy covering a broad range of types of excused absences, a policy forward by the Veterans and Military-Connected Student Committee focused on students with military obligations and a policy forward by the University Athletic Council addressing a range of excused absences including those related to university sponsored activities. UCAPC was not in favor of the first proposal because it was too broad and could be misinterpreted by students. After discussion, the committee was in agreement that a policy that covers military students was appropriate and several modifications to the policy proposed by the Veterans and Military-Connected Student Committee were discussed. The committee agreed to review a revised version of the policy at the next meeting.


3)      The committee reviewed a proposed cross-listed course policy. Modifications were suggested to clarify the types of formal cross-listings. The proposed policy also included an informal cross-listing mechanism termed “meets-with course”. The representatives from COLA noted that there were problems with the proposed definition, and they agreed to modify the proposal and bring it back to the committee at the next meeting.  


4)      Course and Program Inventory Requests


a)      UCAPC reviewed the following course inventory requests:


Course modifications


               Approved as submitted:

ACC 3260, BME 3211, BME 3212, BME 3511, BME 3512, CEG 4410, CEG 4410L, ED 2600, ED 2650, ED 2700, ED 2750, ENG 1030, ISE 4510


Rejected the following course modification:

AFS 3000 (ask to resubmit as a new course)


Tabled the following courses (requested additional information):

KNH 1500, KNH 1510, KNH 1520, KNH 1530, OL 4020, OL 4025


New courses


               Approved as submitted:

               EGR 1900, HPR 2600, HPR 2700, HPR 2900, ISE 3211, ISE 3212, ISE 3511, ISE 3512


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

EE 4840, EGR 2940, EGR 3940, EGR 4940


Tabled the following courses (requested additional information):

BME 4610, KNH 1050, KNH 2000, KNH 2010, KNH 2420, KNH 3500, KNH 3600


b)      UCAPC tabled the following program inventory requests due to time constraints:


Program Modifications


                              Communications (COM BA)

Computer Science (CS Minor)

Health Education and Physical Education (HPR BSED)

Organization Leadership (OL BS)


4)      UCAPC reviewed and approved the direct admissions criteria for the College of Computer Science and Engineering (CECS).


5)      Adjourned