September 28, 2011
Present: John Prindle, Beth Wee, George Flowers, Dayna Gessler, Carol Pizer, Nancy Hopkins, Jerry Shakov, Donata Henry, Al Vitter, Mike Moore for BMEN, Gary Dohanich, Tudie Gleason, Thomas Hebert (in at 10:30), Mark Sulkes (in at 11:00), Dean Altiero (in at 11:10), Carol Burdsal (in at 11:10), Mike Mislove (in at 11:10)
The meeting minutes from the February 4, 2011, meeting were approved for inclusion on the SSE website.
All (a-h) ok, George made motion to approve, Al seconded, passed.
Just after the meeting, three additional course changes were proposed, and all three were approved by Associate Dean Wee and Committee Chair Prindle:
Note to Committee: If you approve these last three changes, they will be included in the minutes as approved changes.
Nancy made motion to approve all others (a,b,g,h,i,j); Al seconded, all approved.
All items approved for the proposed changes to majors/minors
Departments need to update and confirm their lists for Service learning and Capstone courses.
Writing Intensive: SSE students may petition to complete their writing intensive requirements in any approved Newcomb-Tulane course. Once their petition has been signed by Associate Dean Wee, they will be added to SCEN 3880. They will receive a grade of S, I, or U at the end of the semester, based upon the regular course instructor’s recommendation. Students may add this zero credit course until Sept 30, although some leniency will be given this semester. SLA courses are handled differently, as their instructors have been told that if they have students doing the writing intensive requirements, they should add an optional 1 credit course which will be graded. SSE students who do this option will not petition or be enrolled in SCEN 3880.
Dean Altiero and Mike Mislove joined the meeting briefly to discuss the new Computer Science program and it’s single person “department” who is employed as a Visiting Associate Professor, and is teaching 2 courses. The goal is that it will ultimately not only be an undergraduate program but a real research oriented department.
Other items did not get discussed as the meeting ran long.
Minutes submitted by Eleanor Berault on October 19, 2011.
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