Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Appeals and Academic Matters (Full Committee)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010



Present:  Riley (ECE), Pikowsky (REG),  Hollengreen (CoA),  Ferri (ME), Montoya (BIO), Castro (COA), Benkeser (BME), Seitzman (AE), Bottomley (CHEM), Flamming (HTS), Amekudzi (CEE), Belton (ECON), Schatz (PHYS), Zha (CoC), Stein (Dean of Students), Parrish (UG Student Representative)


Visitors: Howson (REG), Laros (REG), Redding (REG), Senft (REG), Simon (REG)

Note: All action items in these minutes require approval by the Academic Senate.  In some instances, items may require further approval by the Board of Regents or the University System of Georgia.  If the Regents' approval is required, the change is not official until notification is received from the Board to that effect. Academic units should take no action on these items until USG and/or BOR approval is secured.  In addition, units should take no action on any of the items below until these minutes have been approved by the Academic Senate or the Executive Board.

Academic Matters

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Biomedical Engineering for a degree modification.  The motion was seconded and approved.  



Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering


Current Course

Credit Hours

Replace with

Credit Hours

LCC 3401 +

one hour free electives



LCC 3403


CHEM 1310


CHEM 1211



LCC 3401 will no longer be taught after Summer 2010 and is being replaced by LCC 3403.  The freshman chemistry courses will be modified in Fall 2010 and will result in the new CHEM 1211 being a more appropriate course for BME majors than CHEM 1310.


These courses changes do not change the total number of degree program credit hours.


  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Architecture for new courses.  The motion was seconded and approved.  




ID 4418: Design Sketching 3-0-3

Note: The Expected Mode of Presentation was proposed as 100% lecture, but after committee discussion it was agreed that 60% lecture and 40% discussion would better reflect the content of ID 4418.


ARCH 4107: Intro to Historic Preservation 3-0-3


3.      A motion was made to deny a written appeal from a student requesting readmission after a second drop. The motion was seconded and approved.


4.      There was considerable discussion of petitions for readmission after a second drop. The Committee asked the Registrar to provide a report on how students who are allowed to return after a second drop are performing and at what rate they are graduating. The Registrar indicated that she would make contact with the Office of Institutional Research about their retention studies and this specific data. 


There was also a discussion about the role of the academic advisors in this process. The Registrar was asked to contact GTAAN about repeating the presentation that was done last year on petitions. At that meeting, the IUCC representatives will also engage the academic advisors in a discussion about the petitions for readmission after a second drop and some possible changes in procedure.





Reta Pikowsky