|Present: Roderic Brame, Jeanne Fraker, Joe Law, Jan Maxwell,
Katie Mechlin, Doug Nord, Patricia Renick, Tom Sav, Cristina Specker, Patricia
Vermeersch, Kefu Xue, Mindy Young.
Approved Minutes of January 10, 2002.
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee Report
Joe Law reported that the WAC Committee has met twice since the January 2002 meeting of the University Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee and submitted the followingCourse 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:
All UCAPC approvals are subject to review and approval by the Faculty Senate and, as determined by the Faculty Executive Committee and the Faculty Senate, further review and approval at General Faculty Meetings.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:
The committee scheduled it Spring Quarter meetings for April 11 and May 17. Colleges submitting curriculum and policy proposals for review by the committee need to submit the original and 18 copies NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m., April 2 for consideration at the April 11 meeting and NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m., May 8 for consideration at the May 17 meeting.
Curriculum and policy proposals received after May 8 will be forwarded to next year's committee for consideration in October 2002.
NOTE: any curriculum or policy proposals that must go before the Faculty Senate for approval this academic year must be submitted to the UCAPC by the April 2 deadline because IF approved by the UCAPC at its April 11 meeting, the Faculty Senate will consider it as New Business at its May 6 meeting and Old Business to be voted upon at its June 3 meeting (unless there is a suspension of the rules). Thus, submissions to the UCAPC after April 2 will be carrried over for approval by the Faculty Senate next October 2002.
NOTE: Curriculum or policy proposals approved by the Faculty Senate at the May 6 meeting (or under a suspension of the rules at the June 3 meeting) that must go before the General Faculty Meeting will not be considered until the General Faculty Meeting of November 2002.