Since its February 4 report to the Faculty Senate, the UCAPC met on March 7. The committee discussed and acted on the following:
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee Report
Joe Law reported that the WAC Committee meetings as follows:Course Inventory and Modification Requests
CECSGeneral Education Program ChangesApproved Inventories: CS 471*COSM
Program ChangesCOSM: The committee approved the COSM's proposal to offer SM 205 (an existing 4 hour course titled Great Ideas in Science) as a science course in the current General Education Program under Area IV Natural Sciences for non-COSM majors. The course would therefore serve as a science substitution for non-COSM majors where there are not existing Required Substitutions for such majors. The COSM has also submitted the course to the General Education and Implementation Committee for approval in the New General Education Program, but feels that it is appropriate for students subject to and who will continue in the Existing General Education Program. In addition, the college feels that it is important to begin implementation and coordination of the course lectures and demonstrations prior to implementation of the New GE Program.
Writing Across the Curriculum Program ChangesCEHS: The committee approved the Organizational Leadership, B.S.program changes. The changes and justifications were well documented (in fact, the committee commends the CEHS in this respect) and provided in the following:
WAC Program: The WAC Committee's recommendation to change as follows the policy for returning students was approved:
Returning students must complete the two-course writing requirement in the major. In the event a returning student has completed earlier, non-WI versions of courses now offered as the departmentís WI courses and no further WI courses in the major are available, the student will complete the independent writing project to cover one of the courses; the requirement for the second course can be waived with the approval of the department.Justifications and changes to specific sections of the WAC document are provided in the following: