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					                      UFS Steering Committee Meeting Agenda
                          April 17, 2007; 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.
                        Academic Affairs Conference Room

1. Call to order

2. Approval of the UFS Steering Committee meeting minutes from March 19, 2007

3. Announcements

4. BOT report (Roy Levow)

5. Senate Elections Report (Fred Hoffman)

6. Committee on Committees Nominations Report (Lydia Smiley)
        Steering Committee
        Academic Planning and Budget Committee
        Committee on Committees
        Athletics Committee

7. UPC action items
       a. Electronic catalog becomes official at start of advance registration in fall (for
           spring) and in spring (for summer and fall.) Also recommended by UGC without
           restriction on effective dates. Originally proposed by Circle of Chairs.
       b. Reduce maximum number of credits per semester for which undergraduates may
           register without approval from the current 20 to 18. Originally proposed by
           Circle of Chairs.
           Note: The UPC resolution says the current limit is 21 but it is 20. See
           Registration and Records section of the Catalog, Course Load on p.79 for current
           rule. Students desiring to register for more credits must obtain approval from
           their college dean and register for the additional credits in person.
       c. Adopt standard format for catalog listing of University Scholars Seminar courses
       d. Adopt procedure for University Scholars courses.
       e. Designate Core Curriculum Task Force (CCTF) as subcommittee of UPC
           designated Core Curriculum Committee (CCC.) Charge committee to continue
           current tasks and to recommend structure and duties for permanent CCC.
       f. Adopt Faculty Requirements for Teaching WAC-Designated Courses
       g. Revisions to Hospitality and Tourism Management Program
       h. Revision to Sociology curriculum
       i. Revision to Computer Engineering curriculum
       j. New Honors Track in Physics

8. UPC consent agenda
   Deferred until after UPC action items due to dependency on item c of action agenda.

9. GPC consent agenda
   CET 5889, Automatic Biometrics, was referred back to committee for consultation with
   Biological Sciences. They have indicated support for the course so it is again on the
   consent agenda. The course proposal is at

10. GPC action items
        a. Changes To Ph.D. Programs in College of Engineering and Computer Science
        b. Direct Path Ph.D. Program in College of Engineering and Computer Science

11. Applicability of limit on reuse of special topics titles in graduate courses
    Application of the three repetition limit for titles to graduate special topics courses has
    been challenged. The reaffirmation of the policy by the Senate is said by some to be
    unclear in respect of graduate courses. Clarification is needed.

12. Grade entry in Banner
    The Banner student records system that will replace OASIS and FASS handles grade
    entry differently. Grades entered on-line are not available for students to view until they
    are transferred (rolled) to the student transcript (history) by a separate process. Once that
    is done, the grade cannot be changed on-line by faculty. The standard change of grade
    form must be used. We have the choice of rolling grades daily or only at the end of the
    grade reporting period.

13. Prerequisite enforcement for registration in Banner
    The Registrar recommends that in Banner either all prerequisites and corequisites should
    be enforced during registration. Selective enforcement that is now allowed is said to be
    prohibitively labor intensive under Banner.

14. Classified Government/Military Research
   At present, FAU does not allow classified research contracted through sponsored
   research. A few FAU faculty perform such research outside FAU. The Senate is asked
   to take a position on whether a policy that allows classified research to be performed at
   FAU should be developed. The attached white paper discusses some of the issues. The
   Research Committee has recommended that we move to develop such a policy.

15. Academic Regalia
    The University is requiring all doctoral students participating in commencement
    ceremonies this term to use the new FAU doctoral regalia. The design was not reviewed
    by faculty. Concern has been expressed about both the design and the price, $186.00 +
    tax (rental - keep Tam & Tassel), $750.00 + tax (purchase.)

16. Parking and Parking Fees (report by Dennis Crudele)

17. Davenport Severance (discussion)

18. Open forum with the Provost

19. Items for the next UFS meeting on March 30, 2007
    Call to order
    Introduction of Members
    Approval of Minutes
    BOT report
    Committee Elections
            Steering Committee
            Academic Planning and Budget Committee
            Committee on Committees
    UPC consent agenda
    UPC action items
    GPC consent agenda
    GPC action items
    [Business Items from Steering Committee Meeting]
    Open forum with the Provost
    Open forum
    Transfer to new Senate President
    Faculty Club?