USF Undergraduate Council - Minutes of February 28, 2005
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Present: William Armitage, Glen Besterfield (chair), Sharon Geiger, Celina Joszi, J. Brian Moorhead, Carla Nye, Chris Ponticelli, Nancy Tyson
Absent: Pam Fleege
Guests: Gary Arendash, Arthur Karshmer, JoAnne Larsen, Janet Moore, Frank Young
The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m.
- The minutes of January 24, 2005 were approved.
- The +/- grading system will be addressed by the Faculty Senate.
- New course/curriculum proposals
- AS to BS - Information Technology
The Concentration in Information Technology has been designed to bridge the gap between computer science and the business use of computers. Its emphasis is on knowledge-based computer and information technology as well as applications, programming, and networking in an era of rapidly changing technology. Following discussion, this AS to BS concentration was approved.
- CTS 3511 IT Web Design
This course is an overview of how the Internet and the WWW evolved, and how Electronic Commerce is supported by web pages. The student will do exercises relative to HTML,and how browsers show that code. The student will also learn to use web page development packages. Following discussion and minor changes, this course was approved as a new course with one opposing vote.
- CTS 3801 Electronic Commerce
This course is an overview of how E-Commerce evolved, what EC is; how it is being conducted and managed; its major opportunities, issues, and risks. Discussions include: The Internet, intranets, firewalls, etc. Exercises will use various Web and software and packages. Following discussion and minor changes, this course was approved as a new course with one opposing vote.
- PCB 3714 General Physiology
This course is a comparative analysis of animal structure and function: organ systems and activities of body tissue and organs. Functional responses of plants to both internal and environmental signals lecture only. Following discussion, this course was approved as a new course.
- PCB 3714L General Physiology Laboratory
This course is the laboratory portion of General Physiology. Following discussion, this course was approved as a new course.
- AS to BS - Industrial Operations
This concentration is aimed at providing Florida's technical AS Degree graduates with the opportunity to complete a four-year degree which will expand the relevance of their expertise to leadership positions in the industry. These AS degree holders are poised to benefit from exposure to applied manufacturing and industrial management courses. This is supplemented with quantitative methods in quality assurance as well as practical knowledge of industrial and international standards. Following discussion, this AS to BS concentration was approved.
- ETG 3800 Operations Management
This course examines global strategies, project management, forecasting, location, scheduling, human resources, quality and math models as applied to the design and management of industrial operations. Following discussion, this course was approved as a new course.
- ETG 3801 Work Design and Ergonomics I
This course demonstrates the critical importance of ergonomic tools and underlying physical human capacities using the fundamentals of the design process. Following discussion, this course was approved as a new course.
- ETG 4802 Work Design and Ergonomics II
This course applies the concepts of work design and measurements within the ergonomic areana to achieve work design that is ergonomically feasible and effective. Following discussion, this course was approved as a new course.
- ETG 4803 Industrial Quality Control
This course teaches the students the fundamental concepts of managing a quality assurance system. Following discussion, this course was approved as a new course.
- Geography Major change - change in course numbers, add one core course, drop an elective, credit hours remain same
- Geography Minor change - change in course numbers, credit hours increase from 16 to 20
- Deletion of Geography tracks
- Urban and Social Geography (USG)
- Environmental Geography (EVG)
Following discussion, changes to the Geography major and minor and the deletion of the Urban and Social Geography and the Environmental Geography tracks were approved.
- Assignment of Course Proposals
The next meeting will be Monday, March 28, 2005. The meeting was adjourned at 3:55 p.m.
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