University of Minnesota, Morris

Morris, MN




February 12, 2003, 8:00 a.m. Behmler Conference Room


Present:          John Schwaller, Mike Korth, Jenny Nellis, Jooinn Lee, Mary Elizabeth Bezanson, Tom Johnson, Van Gooch, Blake Auler-Murphy, Laura Burbank, Dorothy DeJager, and Nancy Helsper.


Absent:          Judy Kuechle, Chris DeVries, Amanda Johnson, David Bohlander, Chris Pifer, and Danielle Stuard, Ruth Thielke, and Clare Strand.




Schwaller asked for a motion to approve the minutes from January 15, 2003.


MOTION:     (Bezanson, Korth) To approve the minutes


VOTE:            Motion passed (8-0-0)



Schwaller has been asked by MCSA to have CC look into class meetings outside of the scheduled class time that students be required to attend. This committee has discussed this issue previously. Korth indicated that CC did discuss this issue two years ago and around April 2001 CC adopted a motion that additional meetings outside of the regular scheduled class time be listed in the class schedule however, this never happened. DeJager explained that the Scholastic Committee also discussed this issue and took action that went to campus assembly. She will have this information available for the next CC meeting.


A member questioned if it was sufficient to note the additional meeting times in the syllabus and Schwaller responded that this was not a sufficient way to inform the students. Discussion among the members raised issues that there are several courses that have meetings outside of the scheduled time and Schwaller will ask Jeri Mullin in the registrar’s office if the web version of the class schedule will accommodate the additional information.


Schwaller stated that the Dean’s office will review the Campus Assembly notes from Spring 01’ and if there is no campus wide action we will take our motion back to Campus Assembly. It appears that this information does need to be in the class schedule and he will accept either specific meeting times or a general statement that there will be additional meetings outside of the regular scheduled time.


Schwaller introduced two new students on CC replacing David Bohlander and Chris Pifer. The new students are Blake Auler-Murphy and Laura Burbank.


Meeting adjourned


8:20 a.m.

Submitted by Karen Van Horn