Undergraduate Curriculum
and
Academic Policy Committee

Minutes
of
November 27, 2001 Meeting


Present: Roderic Brame, Jeanne Fraker, Joe Law, Jan Maxwell, Katie Mechlin, Doug Nord, Patricia Renick, Tom Sav, Patricia Vermeersch, Harvey Wachtell, Kefu Xue. Guests: Mary Donahoe

Approved Minutes of October 30, 2001.

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee Report

Joe Law presented an extensive report on the WAC Program to the Faculty Senate at the November 5 meeting. The report was distributed to all faculty in the Faculty Senate Agenda e-mail package.
Course Inventory and Modification Requests
COLA
Approved Course Inventories: TH 413, HST 488
Approved Course Modifications: TH 240, TH 241, TH 242, TH 254, TH 255, TH 256, ENG 341, ENG 345, ENG 346, ENG 385, ENG 486
Returned Course Modifications: URS 425 -- the committee felt that the proposed title change from "Urban Redevelopement" to "Fundraising/Grant Writing" does not match the course description as it appears in the catalog. The committee needs further clarification and suggests that the department may consider proposing a new course.
CECS
Approved Course Inventories: EP 380
UC
Approved Course Inventories: UVC 111
COBA
Approved Course Inventories: IB 201
Program Changes
COLA: Acting and Acting-Musical Theatre, BFA
Add to existing requirements: To be retained in the program, students must earn a C or better in required courses. Courses may be taken a second time, except TH 360, 361, 366, 367, 368, 371, 372, and 373.
Other minor changes proposed in departmental and related requirements.
Degree requirements: 192 hrs. (no change)

The committee noted the confusion arising from the degree requirement changes whereby students must achieve a C or better in specific courses and are able to repeat certain courses but not other courses. The committee approved the proposed program change subject to revision. Mary Donahoe attended the meeting as Area Coordinator for the program, agreed to the revisions, and resubmitted the proposal following the meeting.
The approved proposal  to be submitted to the Faculty Senate is available to view and print as a PDF as follows:
Acting and Acting-Musical Theatre
Also, the proposal is available for review in the Faculty Office.

New Programs
COBA: International Business Minor (Non-Business Majors)
Business Language 4hrs
International Relations 4hrs
International Business Foundations 3hrs
Management and Marketing Foundations 10 hrs
International Business 6hrs
Total 27 hrs

The committee noted the problem associated with proposed item V. Student Performance

"Students will be admitted to the international business minor when they have been admitted to their major program, earned junior status (90 hours), and have applied for and been admitted to the international business minor."
and requests that it be revised to 
"Students may apply for admission to the international business minor when they have been admitted to their major program and earned junior status (90 hours)."
The committee approved the proposed program subject to this revision. Following the meeting, Bob Scherer, Associate Dean, COBA, agreeed to the revisions.

The approved proposal  to be submitted to the Faculty Senate is available to view and print as a PDF as follows:
International Business Minor (Non-Business Majors)
Also, the proposal is available for review in the Faculty Office.

COBA: International Trade Minor (Business Majors)
Required Courses (six) 18 hrs
Selective Courses (one) 3 hrs
Total 21 hrs

The committee noted the problem associated with proposed item V. Student Performance

"Students will be admitted to the international trade minor when they have been admitted to their major program in business, earned junior status (90 hours), and have applied for and been admitted to the international trade minor."
and requests that it be revised to 
"Students may apply for admission to the international trade minor when they have been admitted to their major program and earned junior status (90 hours)."
The committee approved the proposed program subject to this revision. Following the meeting, Bob Scherer, Associate Dean, COBA, agreeed to the revisions.

The approved proposal  to be submitted to the Faculty Senate is available to view and print as a PDF as follows:
International Trade Minor (Business Majors)
Also, the proposal is available for review in the Faculty Office.
 

Academic Policy
The committee formulated a set of Guidelines, Processes, and Procedures for proposing the addition of new courses to and for deleting existing courses from the Univeristy's Inventory of Courses and for modifying existing courses in the University's Inventory of Courses.  The committee undertook this task at the suggestion of Facutly Senator, Mel Goldfinger. The purpose of the committee's effort is to formalize as policy that which has been practiced over many years. In addition, the polices are designed to assure that all faculty, new and "old", have access to university wide processes and procedures for creating and maintaining an academically strong curriculum as presented in the University's Inventory of Courses and to offer a common set of guidelines for all faculty to consult in accomplishing such.

The committee approved and will submit to the Faculty Senate the following:

Guidelines, Processes, and Procedures For Proposing New and Deleting Existing Courses and Modifying Existing Courses
The committee scheduled its next meeting for Thursday, January 10.  Colleges submitting curriculum proposals for review by the committee need to submit the orginal and 18 copies NO LATER THAN 12:00 Noon, January 3.


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