1996-2000-Mellon College of Science - Carnegie Mellon University

College Council 1996–2000

College Council meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Documents


Minutes 11-October-2000

Agenda items:

  1. CSW Proposed Model for Fall 2001
  2. Course Waiver vs. Course Credit
  3. Elimination of Class Rank
  4. Update on DH 1300 Hallway Project
  5. Pilot TA Evaluation

Minutes 07-April-2000

Agenda items:

  1. Proposal for BS in Computational Finance
  2. Proposal for new math lab: 21-124 Modeling with Differential Equations
  3. Proposal for new Environmental Chemistry Option
  4. Proposed new Physics course: 33-658 Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Theory
  5. Hugh D. Young Graduate Teaching Award Description
  6. Discussion of Graduate Teaching Assistant FCEs

Minutes 18-February-2000

Agenda items:

  1. MCS Proposal on Faculty Development
  2. Departmental Procedures for Mentoring Junior Faculty
  3. Courtesy Appointments in MCS Departments
  4. Gatekeeper Courses
  5. Proposal for Change in Units for Chemistry Labs
  6. Notification of College Council Action
  7. Annual Report Format

Minutes 19-November-1999

Agenda items:

  1. Proposed New Graduate Course 33-790 Bayesian Statistics and Physics
  2. Proposed New Sophomore Level Course 09-220 Supramolecular Chemistry
  3. Proposal for Masters in Computational Biology
  4. Proposal for New course 21-357 Sequences and Series of Functions
  5. Requirements for Minor in Scientific Computing

Minutes 07-October-1999

Agenda items:

  1. Proposal for New Physics Course 33-224 Stars, Galaxies and the Universe
  2. Proposed Changes to Biochemistry I
  3. Proposal for Minor in Applied Scientific Computing
  4. Call for Periodic Prerequisite Updates

Minutes 26-April-1999

Agenda items:

  1. Proposed New Tracks in Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Biological Physics and Chemical Physics
  2. Name Change for the Sequence 33-131 and 33-132
  3. Proposed Option in Materials Chemistry for Chemistry Majors
  4. Addition of the Seminar Series in the Chemistry Department as a Course
  5. Proposals for an MCS Policy on Support for Faculty Development

Minutes 19-February-1999

Agenda items:

  1. Intercollegiate Degree in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  2. Creation of Honors Sections of Physics I & II for Science Students
  3. Proposed Chemistry Course Number Changes
  4. Double Major in Biological Sciences and Psychology
  5. Computational Biology Option for the B.S. Degree
  6. Individualized M.S. in Computational Biology
  7. Faculty Development — Senior Faculty Planning Review

Minutes 15-Oct-1998

Agenda items:

  1. Joint Program with H&SS
  2. MCS/CFA Joint Degree Program, Bachelor of Sciences & Arts
  3. Update on the MCS Freshman Seminar
  4. Creation of New Graduate Courses in Physics
  5. Proposal to Name the MCS Graduate Student Teaching Award after Professor Hugh D. Young
  6. Discussion of MCS Policy on Faculty Development

Minutes 6-May-1998

Agenda items:

  1. Revision of 33-115 Introductory Physics: New Title and Course Description
  2. Curricula Changes for Biological Sciences
    • Change of course numbers and names
    • Addition of a second module for freshman educational enhancement
    • Addition of a new course in evolution
    • Redistribution of core topics in sophomore major coursework
  3. Proposed MCS Policy on Faculty Development

Minutes 10-Mar-1998

Agenda items:

  1. Wording of Offer Letters for Special Faculty Appointment
  2. Review of MCS and University Policies on Participation in Commencement for Doctoral and Master's Degree Candidates
  3. MCS Evening Exam Policy
  4. Biological Sciences Proposed Changes in the Departmental Colloquium Requirements
  5. Chemistry — Change in Mathematics Requirements
  6. Physics — Teacher Certification in Secondary Education
  7. Minor in Secondary School Teaching and Teacher Certification
  8. 21-365 Projects in Applied Mathematics (New Project Course)
  9. Breaking Calculus 1 and 2 into Minis
  10. Changes in Discrete Mathematics Curricula
  11. CSW Proposal

Minutes 21-Nov-1997

Agenda items:

  1. Petition Concerning Units for Physics Undergraduate Colloquium for Seniors
  2. Evening Exam Policy Draft
  3. Proposed MCS Faculty Handbook Changes
  4. Offer Letters to Special Faculty

Minutes 21-Oct-1997

Agenda items:

  1. Proposed Biological Sciences Course 03-245: Integrated Cellular and Developmental Biology Laboratory
  2. Cancellation of 33-108 Physics of Building Science
  3. Proposed Physics Course 33-786 Astronomical Techniques
  4. Evening/Morning Exam Policy
  5. Policy for Increasing Course Contact Hours
  6. Standardizing Course Numbers

Minutes 24-Apr-1997

Agenda items:

  1. Proposed Physics Courses
  2. MCS Freshman Seminar
  3. Commencement Policy for Master's Students
  4. Policy on Graduation Procedures for Doctoral and Master's Degree Candidates in the Mellon College of Science

Minutes 13-Mar-1997

Agenda items:

  1. Transfer of Credit
  2. Proposed Graduation Procedures for Undergraduates
  3. Deletion of 33-116 Introductory Physics
  4. Proposed New Course for Freshmen
  5. CIT/MCS Seminar Series

Minutes 17-Oct-1996

Agenda items:

  1. Proposed Mathematics Courses
  2. Proposed Physics Courses
  3. Electronic Grading
  4. Definition of Teaching