Honors Forum

HFC MINUTES  -- March 1, 1999


Michael Arnush, Phil Boshoff, Katie Cella, Fran Hoffmann, Emily Levy, Chris McGrath, Rory McVeigh, Jon Ramsey, Amelia Rauser, Anita Steigerwald.

The Meeting began at 9:00 am, Faculty/Staff Club.

The Minutes were read, corrected and approved by the Council.

1. Curriculum Committee:

Curriculum Committee has made the following decisions:

AM232H, ED200+HF200, EN105H - approved

Problem Solving in Mathematics (12 courses) =1 Course

Will be offered at all three levels, (Students in one group) students can take this course as Honors or Non-Honors.

FS203 - will not be offered for the Fall; Paty Rubio will consider resubmitting in September '99.

BI190 - denied

Policy on 4+1 courses

Michael has proposed a joint meeting with Curriculum Committee, Dean's Office, CEPP's Expectations & Standards SubCommittee, Registrar's Office & Honors Council to discuss the policy on 4+1 courses & enrollment caps. Phil also suggests that we contact Linda Simon about recommendations for enrollment caps for courses.

Fall '99 courses Approved by Curriculum Committee:

Discussion on the list of courses approved for Fall' 99.

2. Induction of New Honors Forum members.

3. Independent Study Presentations:

We are set for these presentations from Andrew Cencini and Kerim Odekon.  First presentation March 11, 6:45 - 8:00 pm at the Faculty/Staff Club.

Completed final projects presentations are scheduled for April 21.

4. Academic Festival - Chris McGrath

5.  Advising: Overseas study

Jon Ramsey will be working on registration and overseas materials to distribute to students and faculty.

Future policy issues:

Michael will be working on an operating code, Jon on the mission statement, Fran on the relationship between Honors and non-Honors courses and Emily on typical Honors courses.

6. Budgetary Issues:

Summer Workshop: costs at approx. $400

The Compensation for faculty teaching HF courses in the Fall will amount to $3,000.00

 Discussion on what kind of events the Council would like to

 Schedule for next year and to encourage the Student Committees to propose what kind of events they want the HF to sponsor.

Michael also mentioned that he maybe on sabbatical for Spring'00 and Phil has graciously volunteered to fill in as Chair for that semester.

7. 300-level courses for Spring '00 and 2000/2001

Michael requested that we continue this discussion at the next meeting after the break.

Respectfully submitted,

Amelia Clarke