Undergraduate Curriculum
and
Academic Policy Committee

 
 
Report to Faculty Senate, Meeting of March 3, 2003

The Curriculum Committee met on February 10 as previously scheduled and held an additional unscheduled meeting to continue its review of curriculum proposals on February 24 (moved from February 17 due to snow closing). The committee acted on the following:

 

UCAPC Subcommittee Reports (do to the length of the agenda, any reports will given at the March meeting)

Writing Across the Curriculum: no report

Study and Assess Writing Across the Curriculum (SAWAC): no report
Old Business
CECS: General Education Area VI -- College Component Policy
At the January 13 UCAPC meeting, the Policy was approved subject to review and approval by the General Education Implementation Committee (GEIC). The chair reported that on February 20 the GEIC approved the policy based on the understanding that it does not apply to non-CECS majors or restrict non-CECS majors from enrolling in the EGR 190 course upon earning not more than 45 credit hours.
COSM: Rescind Approval of EH 452

At the January 13 meeting the committee approved the COSM proposal for EH 452. The COSM  resubmitted the course for the February 10 meeting. At that time, additional information brought to the committee indicated that the same course was submitted in past years and the COLA, Department of Political Science filed an objection to the course . As a result, UCAPC rescinded its approval of the course. It will be withdrawn from the Registrar's Office. See below for additional information.

General Education Program: Approved substitution sequences
The committee brought to the attention of the GEIC the changes in two substitution sequences (1) BIO 112, 114, 115 changed to BIO 111, 112, 115 and (2) MUS 121 changed to MUS 121 and 122. GEIC also approved the changes.
Course Inventory and Modification Requests

CECS
Approved Inventories: CS 300, CS 301, CEG 333
Approved Modifications: CS 400, CS 470
CEHS
Approved Modifications: HPR 355

Returned Modifications: HPR 211 (catalog description and title for student record), HPR 261 & HPR 353 (need inventory rather than modification requests and the Kinesiology HPR 353 proposal was noted as currently being taught), HPR 460 & HPR 481 (catalog description and title for student record). The college can obtain more specifics by contacting the CEHS representative to UCAPC. 
COLA
Approved Inventories: PLS 341, PLS 344, PLS 444, PLS 445, PLS 456 (note: 445 was approved with confirmation of the change in prerequisite recommended by the committee)
COSM
Approved Inventories: BIO 111, BIO 213 , BIO 230 (the committee changed the effective date to Fall 2003 and corrected the grammar errors in the catalog description), BIO 231 (the committee changed the effective date to Fall 2003 and corrected the prerequisite to BIO 111, 112,115), GL 346 (based on prior approval from COSM, the committee deleted the enrollment restriction of education majors as such is prohibited in GE courses), BIO 221, BIO 267, BIO 367, BIO 451, EXB 321, EXB 355, EXB 450 (following change noted in problem with title for student record), EXB 451 (following change noted in problem with title for student record and grammar problem in catalog description), EXB 452

Returned Inventories: EH 452 (based on information available to the committee, the course was submitted in previous years and withdrawn following objection by the Department of Political Science; the committee asks that the college submit the current proposal to Political Science for review and work to resolve any remaining issues), EH 457 (based on information available to the committee, the course was submitted in previous years and withdrawn following objection by the Department of Computer Science; the committee asks that the college submit the current proposal to Computer Science for review and work to resolve any remaining issues), M&I 426 (based on available information to the committee, the course appears to already exist; further clarification is needed), M&I 445 (based on available information to the committee, the course appears to already exist; further clarification is needed)

Approved Modifications: BIO 470, SM 145, BIO 107, CHM 106, CHM 107, BIO 194 (following addition of required change in title for student record), BIO 260, BIO 352, BIO 353, BIO 354, BIO 466 (following change in title for student record), BIO 482 (following change in title for student record), EH 362, EH 416, EH 454, EH 431, EH 467
CONH
Approved Modifications: NUR 217, NUR 218, NUR 321, NUR 322, NUR 323, NUR 324, NUR 421, NUR 422, NUR 423, NUR 424, NUR 425

Program Changes
CEHS: Approved the following*
Details of the listed program changes are available in PDF:
        CEHS Program Changes Fall 2003
Department of Educational Leadership

    B.S.Ed. Integrated Business Education
    B.S.Ed. Marketing Education
    B.S. Organizational Leadership
    B.S.Ed. Vocational Education

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

    B.S.Ed. Athletic Training With Teaching
    B.S.Ed. Athletic Training Without Teaching
    B.S.Ed. Health and Physical Education

Department of Human Services

    B.S. Rehabilitation Services

Department of Teacher Education

    B.S.Ed. Early Childhood Education
    B.S.Ed. Middle Childhood
CONH: Approved the following*
Details of the listed program changes are available in PDF:
        CONH Program Changes Fall 2003
B.S. in Nursing
B.S. in Nursing: RN/BSN Completion Option
COSM: Approved the following (except licensure programs need additional review and modification)*
Details of the listed program changes are available in PDF:
        COSM Program Changes Fall 2003
Department of Biological Sciences
BS in Biology
BS in Biology—Bioinformatics Option
BS in Biology—Exercise Biology Option
BS in Environmental Health Sciences
BS in Clinical Laboratory Science
BS in Biology—Dual Major with Chemistry
BA in Biology
BS in Biology—Biology Education
BA in Biology—Biology Education
Minor in Biology
Department of Chemistry
BS in Chemistry (ACS Certification)
BS in Chemistry (Pre-med Option
BA in Chemistry
BS in Chemistry—Chemistry Education
BS in Chemistry—Dual Major Requirements
Department of Geological Sciences
BS in Geology
BA in Geology
BS in Geology—Environmental Geosciences Option
BA in Geology—Environmental Geosciences Option
BS in Geology—Geophysics Option
BA in Geology—Earth Science/Chemistry Education
BA in Geology—Life Science/Earth Science Education
BA in Geology—Earth Science/Chemistry Education
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
BS in Mathematics/Pure Math Concentration
BS in Mathematics/Computing Concentration
BS in Mathematics/Statistics Concentration
BS in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics Concentration
BS in Mathematics/Mathematics Education Concentration
BA in Mathematics
BS in Mathematics/Dual Major
BA in Mathematics/Dual Major
Minor in Mathematics
Minor in Statistics
Department of Physics
BS in Physics
BS in Physics—Dual Major with Mathematics
BS in Physics—Geology Option
BS in Physics—Biology Option
BS in Physics—Computing Option
BA in Physics
BA in Physics—Physics Education
BA in Physics—Physical Sciences Education
BA in Physics—Life Sciences/Physics Education
BA in Physics—Earth Science/Physics Education
Department of Psychology
BS in Psychology
BA in Psychology
Minor in Psychology
*  Note: In the interim of the February 10 and 24 meetings and immediately following the latter, committee members worked extensively with each of the colleges to correct errors and encourage colleges to make improvements in program changes, as well as inform individual colleges of impacts created by program changes in other colleges. The process of program changes was particularly difficult given the compressed time frame in which program changes had to be accomplished following approval of the Fall 03 General Education Program and the iterative inter-college impacts resulting from  course modifications.  The committee is grateful to the colleges for their quick turnaround necessary for the UCAPC reviews, subsequent recommendations to the Faculty Senate, and incorporation into the new Undergraduate Catalog. However, it should be that minor changes in the above approved programs may still occur.
Next UCAPC Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for March 17 (1:00 p.m.). Colleges submitting curriculum and policy proposals for review by the committee need to submit the original and 18 copies no later than March 6.


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