Undergraduate Curriculum
and
Academic Policy Committee



Report to Faculty Senate, Meeting of May 7, 2007

The Curriculum Committee met on April 20 and conducted the following business:

Approved Minutes of March 5, 2007.

UCAPC Subcommittee Reports ( due to the volume of proposals before the committee, reports were delayed until the next UCAPC meeting)

Writing Across the Curriculum Committee (WAC) -- Joe Law, Chair, No Report.

University General Education Committee (UGEC) -- Susan Carrafiello, Chair, No Report.

Undergraduate Academic Program Review Committee (UAPRC) -- Rudy Fichtenbaum, Chair, No Report..

Course Inventory and Modification Requests

CECS
Approved Inventories: ME 314, ME 424, ME 433, ME 474, ME 495, ME 496, ME 497
Tabled Inventories: EGR 100 (Tabled per the prior agreement of the CECS and COSM for additional discussion within and between the two colleges)
Approved Modifications: CEG 433, CS 241, CS 342, CS 302, EE 413, ME 202*, ME 213, ME 313, ME 315, ME 316, ME 317, ME 318, ME 360, ME 408, ME 460, ME 470, ME 490, ME 492
Tabled Modifications: EGR 101 (Tabled per the prior agreement of the CECS and COSM for additional discussion within and between the two colleges)
* The committee made necessary minor changes in the proposal per the agreement of the college representative.

CEHS
Approved Inventories: EDE 304, (delete from Inventory: EDE 230, EDE 227, EDE 231, EDE 303, EDE 307, EDE 315), SLI 381*, SLI 382
Approved Modifications: ED 311, ED 316, ED 317, ED 407, ED 411, ED 415, ED 417, EDE 200, EDE 221, EDE 223, EDE 225, EDE 301, EDE 302, EDE 318, EDE 321, EDE 323, EDE 401, EDE 419, EDE 440, EDE 464
* The committee made necessary minor changes in the proposal per the agreement of the college representative.

COBA
Approved Modifications: ACC 207, ACC 307, ACC 323, ACC 326, ACC 343, ACC 424
 
COLA
Approved Inventories: MUS 198, TH 433*, TH 202, TH 219, TH 227 (delete from inventory), TH 302, TH 319, TH 324 (delete from inventory), TH 332, TH 333*, TH 334 , TH 335, TH 336, (delete from inventory TH 362), TH 419, TH 423, TH 434, TH 435, TH 436
Approved Modifications: TH 229*, TH 424, TH 425, TH 426
* The committee made necessary minor changes in the proposal per the agreement of the college representative.

CONH
Approved Modifications: NUR 445

COSM
Approved Inventories: BIO 310, BIO 311*, BIO 446, GL 434L, GL 499, EH 194, EH 292, EH 432, EH 451, EH 453, EH 469, EES 468, EES 482
Approved Modifications**: M&I 426 (resubmitted with changes per UCAPC Minutes of March 5), BIO 115*, GL 342, MTH 257,
GL 105*, GL 105L, GL 105W, GL 106, GL 106L, GL 106W, GL 107, GL 107L, GL 107W, GL 111, GL 112, GL 113, GL 120, GL 199, GL 201, GL 201L, GL 251, GL 252, GL 253, GL 254, GL 255, GL 256, GL 304, GL 304L, GL 308, GL 309, GL 309L, GL 310*, GL 342, GL 345, GL 346, GL 380, GL 381, GL 383, GL 384, GL 385, GL 399, GL 403*, GL 405, GL 410, GL 420, GL 422, GL 422L, GL 423, GL 423L, GL 425, GL 425L, GL 426, GL 428, GL 431, GL 432*, GL 432L, GL 433, GL 434, GL 436, GL 437, GL 438, GL 438L, GL 444, GL 445, GL 446, GL 450, GL 454, GL 455, GL 461, GL 462, GL 463, GL 463L, GL 468, GL 469, GL 470, GL 485, GL 486, GL 486L, GL 488, GL 491, GL 496, EH 205, EH 205W, EH 360, EH 360W, EH 362, EH 364, EH 366, EH 366W, EH 368, EH 369*, EH 401*, EH 416, EH 431, EH 454, EH 461, EH 462, EH 466, EH 467, EH 472, EH 492, EH 499
* The committee made necessary minor changes in the proposal per the agreement of the college representative.
** Note: Course Modifications were approved in regard to the change in all GL and EH courses to a EES prefix and changes in some course numbers where GL and EH used the same number per the newly created department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. All changes are available as follows


UC
Approved Inventories: UVC 103

Program Changes


CEHS
Approved

CONH
Approved

COSM
Approved
[Renamed: B.S. Earth and Environmental Sciences -- Earth Sciences Option]
[Renamed: B.S. Earth and Environmental Sciences -- Environmental Sciences Option]
[Renamed: B.A. Earth and Environmental Sciences -- Earth Sciences Option]
[Renamed: B.A. Earth and Environmental Sciences -- Earth and Space Sciences (Education) Option]
[Renamed: B.A. Earth and Environmental Sciences -- Life Sciences/Earth Sciences (Education) Option]
[Renamed: B.A. Earth and Environmental Sciences -- Earth Sciences/Chemistry (Education) Option]
[Renamed: Earth Sciences Minor]
[Renamed: Environmental Sciences Minor]

New Programs

Program Terminations

COSM
Approved
B.S. Geological Sciences -- Geophysics Option
B.S. Geological Sciences -- Environmental Geosciences Option
B.A. Geological Sciences -- Environmental Geosciences Option

Academic Policy

Approved
The current Fresh Start Policy is available at

Grading System Policy: Plus-Minus Letter Grading System -- Proposed by Student Affairs Committee
Per the Faculty Senate request at the meeting of March 5, the committee reviewed and discussed at length the proposal to implement a Plus-Minus Grading System in place of the current Grading System. The committee unanimously rejected support of the current proposal and concluded overall all that it would not be beneficial for WSU to implement any Plus-Minus Grading System. Many issues were raised and discussed in this regard and in such it was apparent that not even Student Government was cognizant of some or all of the potential harmful effects of such a grading system.

Adjourned:  Next meeting May 18. Spring Quarter Meetings and other Schedules as follows:

UCAPC
  Meeting
UCAPC
Submission Deadline
(No Exceptions: receipt after
  forwards to the next meeting)
Faculty Senate
Meeting
New Business
Faculty Senate
Meeting
Old Business
Current Meeting
April 20

May 7 June 4
May 18, 12:30
UH 158
May 9, 12:00 Noon
June 4
Fall 2007


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