``It appears that the IfA has not examined its undergraduate
curriculum for many years. We believe that the faculty could benefit
substantially by increasing its contribution to the intellectual
program of the university through a modernization and expansion of its
undergraduate course offerings. Such an expansion should include
serious consideration of establishing an astronomy/astrophysics major
in close collaboration with the Physics Department. Liberal Arts
course options could include offering more sections of introductory
astronomy, active learning, laboratory courses, and establishing
additional advanced special topics offerings.''
External Review Committee
Report to UH President
This rule is designed to help maintain the focus and logical consistency of the entire curriculum.
This rule is designed to insure that instructors are available for both new and existing courses. Interested faculty should send E-mail to Gareth Wynn-Williams declaring their willingness to teach a proposed course.
The proposed curriculum was briefly discussed. A motion to defer the proposed labs, origins, and archaeoastronomy courses while proceeding with other changes was defeated. The committee will meet again (!) at the same time on January 31 to continue consideration of the curriculum.
Last modified: January 29, 2002