Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee

Draft Minutes of Meeting

March 27, 2013



Matt Rizki (CECS), Bev Schieltz (CoSM), Sherrill Smith (CoNH), Richard Mercer (CoSM), Tom Sav (RSCoB), Sean Pollack (CoLA), Stephanie Davis (CEHS), Matt Harmon (SG), Joe Law(WAC/GE), Jennifer Barbadora (SG)


Marian Brainerd (Registrar), Mary Holland (Assoc. Registrar), Todd Brittingham (Assoc. Registrar), Dan Krane (Faculty President), Judy Chivers (Athletics Advisor), Roderick Perry (Director of Athletics), Tim Littell (Asst. Dean University College), Thomas Sudkamp (Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction)


1)      The committee approved the minutes of the March 13, 2013 meeting.


2)      Course and Program Inventory Requests


a)      UCAPC reviewed the following course inventory requests:


Course modifications


               Approved as submitted:

BIO 2310, CST 2430, FR 3500


Approved with modifications:

WMS 3005, WMS 4005


Provisional approval (pending formal submission in workflow):

MTH 2570


Provisional approval with modifications (pending approval of IW attribute):

PHY 4940


New courses


                              Approved with modifications:

BIO 4720, DEV 0970, DEV 0990, KNH 1000


Provisional approval (pending formal submission in workflow):

MTH 1350



b)      UCAPC reviewed the following program inventory requests:


Program Modifications:


                              Approved as submitted:

                              COLA WMS BA – Women’s Studies Program


               New Programs:


                              Approved as submitted:

CEHS KNH Minor – Emergency Medicine

COSM Minor – Public Health

COSM Post Bachelor Certificate Pre-medical Studies (core and advanced)


               Honors Programs:


Approved as submitted:

RSCOB Honors Program

COLA Communications Studies Honors Program (via email vote)

COLA Geography Honors Program (via email vote)

COLA Urban Affairs Honors Program (via email vote)


3)      UCAPC reviewed and approved the direct from high school admission standards for CoSM.


4)      UCAPC reviewed and approved the CoLA Criminal Justice admissions criteria (via email vote).

5)      UCAPC reviewed and approved a revised version of Excused Absence Guidelines that include addition types of circumstances that merit consideration as excused absences as requested by the Senate.


6)      The committee reviewed and approved the revised Academic Standing Policy. The policy now includes a section on academic probation.


7)      The committee reviewed the University Admissions Standards. Several modifications were suggested including adding items (foreign language and visual arts) to the required high school core to make the standard consistent with the current requirements. The UCAPC Chair noted that Lake Campus expressed concern that the admission policy was not structured to include Lake Campus. After discussion, the committee approved the standards with the understanding they only apply to the Dayton Campus. The UCAPC Chair agreed to contact the Lake Campus administration to ask that a similar policy be crafted for Lake Campus using the new Dayton Campus admission standards as a guide.


8)      The committee reviewed and approved an internal committee process that adds administrative review by directors of the General Education, Service Learning, Multicultural Competence, Intensive Writing and Honors into the curriculum workflow.


6)      Adjourned