Undergraduate Curriculum
Academic Policy Committee

Report to Faculty Senate, Meeting of February 5, 2001
Since its January 8 report to the Faculty Senate, the Curriculum Committee met on January 22.  At that meeting the committee acted on the following:

Course Modification and Inventory Requests: Reviewed 13 Course Inventory Requests: COLA (1), CECS (1), CONH (11) ?? approved 12 and postponed 1 per request for further review.

Program Changes (Unfinished Business): In unfinished business carried over as postponements from the December 13 meeting based on requests for review by the COSM, the committee, upon receiving no additional information, approved

Mechanical Engineering Program Changes
Material Sciences and Engineering Program Changes.
Program Changes: The committee reviewed and approved
Modern Languages, French Major Program Change (COLA)
Organizational Leadership Major Program Admission Requirement Change (CEHS)
Process, Procedures, and Guidelines for New Undergraduate Programs: The committee reviewed the Associate Provost's request for integrating the Ohio Board of Regents' procedures for new degree programs into the WSU guidelines.  Questions were raised regarding the extent to which the OBR materials were outdated and how the OBR preliminary prospectus process has been administratively coordinated with our internal curriculum review processes.  While the OBR requirements were found to be much more imposing than our internal requirements and likely go beyond the scope of curricular matters, the committee decided to continue its review and attempt to work toward the development of integrated guidelines and procedures that could possibly expedite the OBR process.

Writing Across the Curriculum Committee: Joe Law, WAC Coordinator, reported that on January 12, the WAC Committee met to discuss ways to implement the recommendations of the outside reviewers and developed a number of ideas that will be incorporated into an action plan responding to the review.

New Registration/Add and Attendance/Drop Policy, Implementation Procedure: In regard to designating courses beginning Fall Quarter 2001 with an enrollment restriction "Instructor Permission Required After Term Begins," the committee reviewed the Registrar's January 16 Production Schedule memorandum, noting the following administrative dates

January 16  Fall 2001 schedule draft sent to Deans and Department Chairs
February 19  Draft #1 revisions sent to Registrar
March 5  Draft #2 sent to Deans and Department Chairs
March 9  Day/Evening classes sent to Printing Services
March 12  Schedule returned to Registrar
March 23  Class Schedule forwarded to Printing Services
March 30  Last Day for any changes to printed schedule
Scheduled Meetings: The committee scheduled its next two meetings for February 19 and March 12 at 2:00.  The committee considers all curriculum requests and proposals (original plus 18 copies) that are received at least one full week in advance of scheduled meetings.
More detail regarding the committee's work is available at the UCAPC website