Undergraduate Curriculum
Academic Policy Committee

September 29, 2009 Meeting

Present: Candace Cherrington, Jean Edwards, Jeanne Fraker, Jim Steinberg, Nathan Klingbeil, Joe Law, Richard Mercer, Tony Ortiz, Bobbie Pohlman, Tom Sav, Alpana Sharma, Karen Wilhoit. Guests: Wallace Neikirk, Kitty Friedman, Mary Holland.

Following introductions of committee members and guests:

Approved Minutes of May 13, 2009.

UCAPC Subcommittee Reports

Writing Across the Curriculum Committee (WAC): Joe Law, WAC Chair, reported that the WAC Semester Conversion Committee has been meeting weekly and has sent out a survey to WSU faculty to get feedback on the current draft proposal for the semester WAC program -- including student learning outcomes, WAC graduation requirements, oversight, assessment, etc. Along with the GE Committee, there will be WAC open forums on October 5-7.

University General Education Committee( UGEC): Jean Edwards, UGEC Chair, reported on the GE Semester Conversion Committee progress in drafting a new GE program. Along with the WAC Committee, there will be GE open forums on October 5-7.

WAC and GE Open Forums for Faculty, Staff, and Students
Monday, October 5 (E 163 Student Union)
WAC Open Forum: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
GE Open Forum: 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 6 (E163 Student Union)
GE Open Forum: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
WAC Open Forum: 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 7 (E157 Student Union)
GE Open Forum: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
WAC Open Forum: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Undergraduate Academic Program Review Committee (UAPRC): Susan Carrafiello, UAPRC Chair. No report.

Service Learning Committee (SLC): Cathy Sayer, SLC Chair. No report.

Course Inventory and Modification Requests


Program Changes


New Programs


Academic Policies

Fresh Start (for associate degree seeking students)
Course Inventory Workflow Management Form and Process

Guests from Cats gave a brief presentation of the Course Inventory Workflow Management form and process. The committee will review the form and process and discuss it in detail at a committee meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 12:30.

Adjourned: Fall meetings and deadlines for submission as well as Senate approvals as follows:

Submission Deadline
(No Exceptions: receipt after
  forwards to the next meeting)
Faculty Senate
New Business
Faculty Senate
Old Business
Current Meeting
September 29

October 5
November 2
October 20
12:30 p.m.
October 8, 12:00 Noon
November 2
January 4
November 16
12:30 p.m.
November 5, 12:00 Noon
January 4
February 1

Additional meetings will be scheduled to attend to the semester academic calendar conversion.