Undergraduate Curriculum
Academic Policy Committee

February 8, 2005 Meeting

Present: Larry Amesse, Scott Graham, Brian Happy, Nathan Klingbeil, Joe Law, Henry Limouze, Carol Loranger, KT Mechlin, Richard Mercer, Virginia Nehring, Tom Sav, Karen Wilhoit.

Approved Minutes of January 18, 2005.

UCAPC Subcommittee Reports

Writing Across the Curriculum Committee: No Report
University General Education Committee: Henry Limouze, UGEC Chair, reported that the Transfer Module was approved by the Faculty Senate at its February 7 meeting and will move on for consideration at the February 15 General Faculty Meeting. The committee is reviewing the GE Evaluation Form  for relevance to the current (New) GE Program.

Course Inventory and Modification Requests
Approved Inventories: CEG 490

Approved Inventories: MKT 222, MKT 455
Approved Modifications: MKT 447 (the committee added the necessary Title for Student Record), MKT 481 (the committee added the necessary Enrollment Restriction and corrected the Prerequisite), MKT 451 (the committee added the necessary changes in Title for Catalog and Title for Student Record), MKT 477 (the committee added the necessary Enrollment Restriction and corrected the Prerequisite), MKT 492

Approved Inventories: CHI 313, ENG 404
Approved Modifications: ENG 347, ENG 400, ENG 402, ENG 405

Approved Inventories: SM 144, BIO 221,  BIO 267, BIO 367, BIO 451, BIO 456, BIO 482, CHM 345, CHM 346
Approved Modifications: BIO 310, BIO 312, BIO 404, BIO 410L, EXB 352, EXB 353, EXB 450, EXB 452, EXB 466, EXB 482
Returned Inventories: CHM 131, CHM 132, CHM 133, CHM 135, CHM 136, CHM 137. Because these courses would replace courses currently offered as Sequence Substitutions in the GE Program (CHM 121, 122, and 123), the inventories were returned to the college for submission to and review by the University General Education Committee (UGEC) and for preparation for submission to and review by the Ohio Board of Regents as part of the Transfer Module.
Program Changes

New Programs

Program Terminations

Approved Termination of the Certificate in Professional Writing
Approved Termination of the Certificate in Technical Writing

New Academic Policy

It was brought to the committee's attention that over the past several months or more the Ohio Board of Regents has held discussions regarding the concern over institutional programs that remain reported but have not offered degrees over an extended period of time. That is, institutions have for varies reasons deactivated or terminated such programs. However, in some, most, or all cases, there has not been an official institutional declaration of the action, hence official recording of the action. The absence of such is attributed to the lack of an official institutional process, procedure, and policy related to the deactivation, intended reactivation, and termination of programs. While over the past several years, the UCAPC has developed many processes, procedures, and policies to guide colleges and schools in proposing new courses and programs, changing courses and programs, and most recently implementing distance education programs, among other things, the manner in which programs should move through a process of deactivation, reactivation, or termination has not been formalized. To plug this hole in the WSU curriculum and Faculty Governance process, the committee drafted and approved the following for submission to the Faculty Senate at its March 7 Meeting:

Reminder: Remaining Academic Year UCAPC and Faculty Senate deadlines.

Submission Deadline
(No Exceptions: receipt after
  forwards to the next meeting)
Faculty Senate
New Business
Faculty Senate
Old Business
March 8
February 24, 12:00 Noon
April 4
May 2
April 12
March 31, 12:00 Noon
May 2
June 6
May 12
May 2, 12:00 Noon
June 6
Fall 2005 Meeting

Proposals that must go before the General Faculty for approval at the May 17 meeting must be approved by the Faculty Senate in time for inclusion on General Faculty Meeting Agenda (departments and colleges should consult their Senator(s) for deadlines). Otherwise the next consideration is at the November 2005 General Faculty Meeting.