Bill Wilson (chair), Achim Hoffmann, Alan Blair, Aleks Ignatovic, Arthur Ramer, Brad Hall, Bruno Gaeta, Carroll Graham, Hal Ashburner, John Plaice, John Potter, Joseph Gentle, Ken Robinson, Maurice Pagnucco, Richard Buckland, Sri Parameswaran, Tim Lambert.Apology: Charles Willock
The common/flexible first year proposal is to be revisited by a meeting of Heads of School and Associates Heads of School with the Dean on 30 May, as resolved at a Dean's Advisory Committee meeting held a few hours before this TC meeting. This DAC meeting also indicated that SE and BI programs would not be required to fit into a common first year template. It is not yet clear whether this means that that they are excluded from the transfer benefits associated with the common/flexible first year scheme.
This left the CE revision, and potential impacts on CS if the common first year does go ahead, and CS is part of it. It was felt that because CS has significant elective choice in first year, potential CS students who chose to enter the common first year so that that could change their mind and do CE (or EE, or ...) could fit in easily to the CE version of the common first year program.
The CE revision proposal was accepted subject to
COMP3711 is to be implemented for session 2 to plug a gap in the CE program given that COMP3720 is no longer being offered. In the longer run, a different solution may be sought, in the context of revision of all relevant programs, and of the comments provided by 04s2 COMP3710 Course Coordinator Piyush Maheshwari.
These two items were taken together.
Richard's proposal was approved in principle, and a working group consisting of Richard, Alan Blair, and Maurice Pagnucco was set up to flesh out the details, taking into consideration the comments of those at the meeting, and in e-mails before the meeting, notably:
Remarks added after meeting:
Approved. Transitional arrangements still to be worked out.
The changes would also apply to COMP9022 and COMP9221.
Faculty will need to be asked to approve systematic changes to all our programs to substitute COMP2xxx for COMP2021 and COMP3yyy for COMP3221, and similarly for PG programs. (Sri)
Other issues of interest were discussed in passing. Here are links
to summaries of some of this material:
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