MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
October 31, 2011
VIII. NEW BUSEINSS.
F. Applicability of ROTC Courses in the Core Curriculum (D 9136).
Professor Staiger reported that there had been a practice in the past of allowing some Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) courses to be substituted for required courses in history or government. Based on a review of the core requirements in history and government, the School of Undergraduate Studies has determined that the ROTC courses that have been acceptable in the past do not meet the current requirements. Although work is underway to revise the courses, such that the requirements might meet the requisite core requirements in history or government in the future, she said the Educational Policy Committee unanimously agreed with the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committeethat ROTC courses should not be allowed as substitutes for history or government core requirements at the present time. The proposed recommendation would add the following statement to Chapter 2 of the Undergraduate Catalog:
The University does not allow ROTC courses to substitute for legislatively required core courses in either history or government.
When Chair Friedman asked if there was any discussion of the motion, there was none. He called for the vote and the motion unanimously passed by voice vote.