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Faculty to Vote on Task Force
Motions Next Month

The final report of the Task Force on the Undergraduate Educational Commons, released last week, was presented at Wednesday’s faculty meeting to discussion and some criticism. Two motions were proposed at the meeting to be voted on next month.

The first motion, proposed by Professor Steven R. Lerman ’72 of civil and environmental engineering, asked the faculty to recognize the report and commit it to the Committee on the Undergraduate Program. CUP would make more specific policy recommendations to be brought back to the faculty for another vote.

According to Undergraduate Association President Andrew T. Lukmann ’07, CUP would take at least 18 months to formulate the policy recommendations. “There would still be quite a long time for students and faculty to give input,” Lukmann said.

Professor Steven B. Leeb of electrical engineering motioned to postpone the vote on the first motion to February to give the faculty more time to consider the recommendations of the task force’s report. The motion to postpone will be voted on during next month’s faculty meeting. If it fails, the faculty will vote on the first motion.

— Valery K. Brobbey and Angeline Wang