Since its November 27 report to the Faculty Senate, the Curriculum Committee met on December 13. At that meeting the committee acted on the following:
Course Modification and Inventory Requests: Reviewed 50 Course Inventory and Modification Requests: COLA (42), CECS (3), COBA (5) -- approved 48, returned 1 needing additional work and postponed 1 per review request by another college.
Program Changes (Unfinished Business): In unfinished business carried over as postponements from the November 16 meeting based on requests for review by the COSM, the committee, upon being informed of withdrawal of objection from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, approved
Computer Science (all versions of B.S.) Program Changesand further postponed, based on requests from the Department of Chemistry, consideration of the following until the January 18 meeting
Mechanical Engineering Program ChangesThe committee discussed the current and apparently recurring problem associated with the break down of inter-college communications regarding curriculum matters concerning new course proposals, modifications of existing courses, changes in existing programs, and proposals for new programs. Past and current practice has been that all such proposals submitted to the Undergraduate Curriculum and Policy Committee also be submitted to all college Deans for consideration among colleges. In many, if not most, cases curriculum proposals, although submitted through this process, are not being made available for review by faculty, including appropriate college curriculum committees, college departments, and individual faculty. While some colleges have performed better than others in this respect, there is a real need for overall improvement. The UCAPC chair will bring this to the attention of the Provost.
Program Changes: The committee reviewed and approved
International Studies Major Program Change (COLA)
Music Program Changes (COLA)New Programs: The committee reviewed and approved
Certificate in Research and Intelligence Analysis (COLA)Writing Across the Curriculum Committee: Joe Law, WAC Coordinator, reported as follows
Together with the University Writing Center, the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program is completing an administrative review. Three external reviewers--Joan Mullin, University of Toledo; Jacob Blumner, University of Michigan-Flint; and Maureen Fry, Wittenberg University--were on campus October 19-20, and they have now submitted their written report and recommendations. Because the report arrived during the final week of the quarter, I have not called a meeting of the WAC Committee to share the report.More detail regarding the committee's work is available at the UCAPC website: