|Present: Daniel Bombick, Candace Cherrington, Michel
Coconis, Tony Ortiz (for Jackie Collier), Matthew Conaway, Jean
Edwards, Jeanne Fraker, Nathan Klingbeil, Richard Mercer, Kyle
Sav, Guests: Todd Brittingham
(Registrar's Office), Barbara Bowman (CEHS), Cathy Sayer (Service
Approved Minutes of September 16, 2008.UCAPC Subcommittee Reports
Writing Across the Curriculum Committee: Joe Law, WAC Chair, reported that the WAC Committee met on October 1 and discussed how WAC and WI courses might be affected in switching to a semester calendar system. The report is as follows
University General Education Committee: Jean Edwards, UGEC Chair, reported that committee has requested the required annual assessment reports from the colleges and departments for all areas of GE.
Undergraduate Academic Program Review Committee: Susan Carrafiello, UAPRC Chair, reported (via email) that the committee has requested reviews from the colleges and their respective departments scheduled for academic program reviews during the 2008-2009 academic year. The deadline for submitting the reviews is Feb. 1, 2009.
2008-09 Program Reviews Due: All Submissions are DUE before February 1, 2009
Human Resource Management (B.S.B.)
Financial Services (B.S.B.) -- see 2006-07
Modern Languages (B.A.)
International Studies (B.A.)
Liberal Studies (B.A.)
African & African American Studies (B.A.)
Voluntary System of Accountability (Ad Hoc) Committee (VSAC) -- Joe Law, Chair, gave a brief report to the Faculty Senate meeting of October 6 on the completion of the college portrait. It is available at the "About WSU" link on the WSU main page website or as follows
Appointment of Committee Members
Annually, the UCAPC is responsible for and/or charged with appointing members to its three standing subcommittees (Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, University General Education Committee, and Undergraduate Academic Program Review Committee) and to the University Petitions Committee. UCAPC carried out its responsibilities via email on September 30 and forwarded its recommendations for confirmation to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.
Course Inventory and Modification Requests
Approved Modifications: SLI 445
The committee reviewed the following proposal and found that the COLA can best accomplish the objectives of the proposal by instead submitting course modification requests to change the prerequisites for the 102 and 103 language classes to address the need for a "C" or better grade. The committee looks forward to receiving those modifications.
Other Academic Matters
Cathy Sayer, Director of Service Learning, presented to the committee the work of the Service Learning Advisory Council in drafting a definition of service learning and defining the criteria for establishing service learning courses. The purpose of the presentation was to start a process for gathering university wide feedback on the Council's work. To that end, the committee members will be seeking feedback from their respective constituents. In addition, a presentation before the Faculty Senate will be planned. The Council's work is summarized in the following
Adjourned: Next meeting November 19 and relevant deadlines for submission as well as Senate approvals as follows: