|Present: Jack Dustin, Jeanne Fraker, David Green,
Larkowshi, Joe Law, Henry Limouze, Jan Maxwell, KT Mechlin, Richard
Mukhapadhyay, Ryan Newman, Charles Funderburk (for Doug Nord), Tony
Ortiz, Tom Sav.
Approved Minutes of September 23, 2003
Correction: Joe Law, "Associate Professor of English" to "Professor of English". The committee congratulated Dr. Law on his promotion to Professor.
UCAPC Subcommittee Reports
Writing Across the Curriculum Committee: Joe Law, WAC Chair, presented an outstanding report representing the continuing work of the WAC Committee. Given the university wide implications of the recommendations in following up with last academic year's report to the faculty by the committee to Study and Access Writing Across the Curriculum (chaired by Carol Loranger), the UCAPC suggested that the report be presented to the Faculty Senate. The report is available as follows:
The UCAPC discussed the problem of many courses being offered that incorporate required writing that exceed the WAC requirements but are not designated as WI courses and that, therefore, students do not receive WI designation or so-called credit. It was decided that department chairs would be contacted to encourage faculty that teach such courses to officially submit to the WAC Committee approval for WI designation. In addition, at the level of the Office of the Registrar there needs to be a mechanism established whereby approved WI courses are locked-in the schedules sent to college and department offices so that those offices do not have to be responsible each and every quarter for administratively re-designating WI courses which tends to and has, in practice, led to errors.
The UCAPC approved the start of MP 131 as a GE Program course during the Summer 2004. Previously, the course was approved by the General Education Implementation Committee (GEIC) for a start of Fall 2004.
Student Petitions Committee
As charged, the UCAPC approved the membership of the Student Petitions Committee now listed at the Faculty Senate Website.Course Inventory and Modification Requests
Approved Inventories: ISE 484 (previously tabled upon objection by the COSM, the COSM and the CECS met and resolved the issues concerning the proposed course -- objection withdrawn).
Tabled Inventories: EGR 101 (although the committee believed that the COSM and the CECS had resolved the issues concerning the proposed course, additional information presented at the committee meeting indicated that the Department of Mathematics raised additional concerns that need further consideration and cooperation).
Approved Modifications: MGT 493, MGT 499.
Approved Modifications: EH 461, PSY 110 (incorrect "Title for Student Record" so the committee entered "PSY: SCIENCE & PRACTICE " upon agreement of the COSM representatives)* , PSY 419.
* Note: PSY 110 is a GE Area VI course for the COSM --"Title for catalog" change from "The Science of Behavior II" to "Psychology: Science and Behavior" is in line with OBR (UGEC approved).
COLA: B.A. in Social WorkNew Programs
Approved: Certificate Program in Comparative Development
*The committee approved the proposal with the understanding that the Department of Urban Affairs and Geography and the Department of Economics would further consult with one another to consider minor modifications in program courses prior to submission to the Faculty Senate. The current proposal is available as follows:Approved: Minor Program in Art History
The proposal is available as follows:Approved: Honors Program in International Studies ( previously reviewed and approved by the Honors Committee).
The proposal is available as follows:
Office of the Registrar
Fresh Start Program: the committee decided to begin its review of this matter at its next meeting.
Winter Quarter Meeting Schedule
The committee set its Winter Quarter meetings for January 12, February 16, and March 15. All proposals from colleges must be submitted with the original plus 19 copies (note 19 with the 2003-04 expansion of our committee) at least 8 working days in advance of each UCAPC meeting.