Undergraduate Curriculum
and
Academic Policy Committee


Report to Faculty Senate, Meeting of February 4, 2002

Since its January 7 report to the Faculty Senate, the UCAPC met on January 10. The committee acted on the following:

Course Inventory and Modification Requests

Approved 4 course inventories and 5 course modifications. Returned 1 course inventory per withdrawal request from the college.
Program Changes
COSM: Approved Medical Technology Major Change 

            Change Name to Clinical Laboratory Science

New Programs
COSM: Approved Minor in Biological Sciences 

            BIO 112, 114, 115: 12 hrs 
              (or nonmajor equivalents, with approval) 
            BIO 492:  2 hrs 
            BIO or approved EH electives:  22 hrs 
              Total 36 hrs 

            The approved proposal  to be submitted to the Faculty Senate is available to view and print as a PDF as follows: 
           Minor in Biological Sciences 
            Also, the proposal is available for review in the Faculty Office.

Academic Policy
Credit by Examination
The committee revisited the policy based on its October 30 review and request for additional information from the Provost's Office.  Overall, the committee members in attendance felt that the additional documentation provided by the Provost's Office is quite clear in providing policies and guidelines for awarding credit by examination.  However, following the meeting, some issues were raised by at least one representative who was unable to attend the meeting.  Thus, the committee may wish to further review the policies.  Also, the committee did find that the documentation on CLEP examination for credit provided by the Provost's Office and recorded in the Office of the Registar was not accurate and/or outdated.  Student advisors are providing this curriculum information to students or students are relying on this curriculum information obtained from the Office of the Registrar, Univeristy College or other sources in order to make curriculum decisions.  Therefore, the committee recommends that the Provost's Office update the CLEP examination for credit policies determined by departments and colleges across campus and also include, for the first time, similar guidelines or information regarding proficiency by examination policies.  The committee recommends that this be integrated with the new General Education Program and be made available with its implementation in the Fall 2003.
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee Report
The committee meeeting was held on January 14.
The committee scheduled its next meeting for Thursday, February 14.  Colleges submitting curriculum proposals for review by the committee need to submit the original and 18 copies NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m., February 5.


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