Undergraduate Curriculum
and
Academic Policy Committee

Minutes
of
December 20, 1996 Meeting



Present: Donna Cole, Jeanne Fraker, Joe Law, Tom Sav, Joe Slater, David Steenbarger (Carol Holdcraft absent due to a family emergency and Jan Maxwell absent due to the flu)

Approved Minutes of November 21, 1996 Meeting of the UUCAPC (correction: present was David Steenbarger) .

In a four and one-half hour meeting the committee:

(1) Reviewed 124 Course Modification (46) and Inventory (78) Requests:
COBA -- 28 CECS -- 7 COSM -- 16 COLA -- 73
(2) Reviewed 14 resubmitted Course Modification and Inventory Requests:
COSM -- 2 COLA -- 2 COBA -- 10
(3) Reviewed proposed program changes as follows:
(i) WAC Program changes submitted by the WAC Committee

(ii) Department of Geological Sciences Admission Changes

(iii) COBA Program and Graduation Changes.


Committee actions on all of the above are attached as memos to individual colleges and units.

The committee scheduled the next UUCAPC meeting for January 17, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. in 032 Rike Hall. 
 
 

COBA:
Approved Modification and Inventory Requests:
MGT 490. EC 320, ACC 201-3 202-3 203-3, ACC 321, ACC 322, ACC 407, ACC 408, ACC 421, ACC 422, ACC 431, ACC 441, ACC 443, ACC 451, ACC 481, MKT 302, MKT 416, MKT 421, MKT 461.

Also, the committee approved the resubmitted and revised versions of MS 201, MS 306, MS 435, MIS 100, MIS 410, MIS 430, MIS 480. 

Note: On the MIS 400 resubmission, the proposal was tabled by the committee upon the concern by the CECS regarding the possible overlap and/or duplication with an existing course. Hopefully, this will be resolved shortly. I'll inform you at such time.


Returned for further COBA action:

ACC 203 -- the committee recommends inclusion of a new title for student record.

ACC 300 -- recommend rewriting of the new prerequisite (more comprehensible).

ACC 328 -- recommend rewriting of the new prerequisite (more comprehensible).

MGT 410 -- recommend inclusion of a new title for student record.

MKT 301 -- rewrite (e.g., delete "total field") and change Preq. to EC 202 and 203.

MKT 303 -- catalog description exceeds university required maximum (also clean-up 1st sentence).

MKT 435 -- the committee approves this course but urges COBA to re-think the level of this course. The committee was impressed with the fact that the COBA has already established this course in reaching out to NONBUSINESS MAJORS. However, the committee noted that many such students will never "see or realize" such an opportunity exists being that it is at the 400 level. Perhaps a 200 or 300 level would better serve the student population. If COBA does not wish to re-think this, then return the proposal and it will be processed as it stands.

MKT 492 -- recommend changing prerequisite of "majority .. of courses" to a specific level course or set of courses by course number(s). Also, recommend inclusion of a new title for student record.

CECS:
Approved Modification and Inventory Requests:
CEG 478, EE 325, EE 436, EE 478, EE 473
Returned for further CECS action:
EE 448* -- catalog description exceeds maximum university length.

CEG 330* -- catalog description exceeds maximum university length. Also, the committee recommends that the title for the student record be more descriptive.

COSM:
Approved Modification and Inventory Requests:
BIO 484, MTH 456 (note: after speaking with Dan Voss, I added, with committee approval, the cross-listing of this course with CEG 478 and EE 478), BIO 106, BIO 107, BIO 194, BIO 360, BIO 466, BIO 482

Also, the committee approved the resubmitted versions of BIO 221 and BIO 451 -- i.e., with the HPR review and approval.


Returned for further COSM action:

BIO 407 -- the committee recommends identifying prerequisite courses by course numbers rather than by course titles.

EH 401 -- as with all new course proposals, the committee requests a syllabus. For a variable topics course, a syllabus for an example course is usually sufficient.

SM 145 -- catalog description exceeds university maximum length.

BIO 266 --catalog description exceeds university maximum length.

BIO 267 -- catalog description exceeds university maximum length.

BIO 366 -- catalog description exceeds university maximum length.

BIO 367 -- catalog description exceeds university maximum length.

BIO 105 -- the committee continues to express concerns with this course modification. It feels that the modifications are significant enough so as to constitute a new course. In this case, an Inventory Request would have to be submitted with the appropriate syllabus. In addition, the General Education Oversight and Assessment Committee (GEOAC) has informed UUCAPC that it did not support this proposal in its previous deliberations. Therefore, UUCAPC feels that any future re-submissions of this proposal would have to first be reviewed by the GEOAC for recommendation. 


Department of Geological Sciences admission requirements request:

The committee approves this request subject to approval by the COSM Dean, COSM Curriculum Committee (assuming the COSM requires in-house Curriculum Committee approval for admission requirement changes), and after it has be submitted to the Provost . With regard to the latter, the process for requesting changes of this nature requires that submissions be made "by the appropriate dean to both the chair of UUCAPC and to the Vice President for Academic Affairs [Provost]." I have attached a copy of the Process for your reference. The committee is quite confident that this particular proposal will not encounter difficulties in following this process. Yet, we do hope that you and the Department of Geological Sciences understand that the committee must follow process.
COLA:
Approved Modification and Inventory Requests:
See Attached List Below
Also, the committee approved the resubmitted versions of the PLS 225 and WMS 200 Course Inventory Requests. 


Returned for further COLA action:

URS 423 -- the committee felt that the course syllabus did not correspond to the course title and decryption. Even though the course is a variable title course in Issues In Urban Administration, the committee felt that the syllabus for an example course should be related to "the administration of urban nonprofit organizations, community development agencies, and local governments." 
Course Inventory (I) and Modification (M) Requests 

Approved by UUCAPC December 20, 1996

COLA COLA COLA
HST 410 -- (I) TH 157 -- (I) ** DAN 121 -- (M) **
DAN 104 -- (I) ** TH 158 -- (I) ** DAN 122 -- (M) **
DAN 105 -- (I) ** TH 159 -- (I) ** DAN 123 -- (M) **
DAN 106 -- (I) ** TH 257 -- (I) ** HST 415 -- (M)
MUS 147 -- (I) TH 258 -- (I) ** MUS 105 -- (M)
MUS 148 -- (I) TH 259 -- (I) ** MUS 106 -- (M)
MUS 149 -- (I) TH 347 -- (I) MUS 135 -- (M)
MUS 344 -- (I) TH 357 -- (I) ** MUS 165 -- (M) **
MUS 347 -- (I) TH 358 -- (I) ** MUS 195 -- (M) **
MUS 348 -- (I) TH 359 -- (I) ** MUS 196 -- (M)
MUS 349 -- (I) TH 457 -- (I) ** MUS 235 -- (M)
MUS 366 -- (I) TH 458 -- (I) ** MUS 265 -- (M) **
MUS 367 -- (I) TH 459 -- (I) ** MUS 275 -- (M)
MUS 368 -- (I) HST 300 -- (I) PHL 399 -- (M)
MUS 369 -- (I) HST 316 -- (I) TH 144 -- (M)
MUS 370 -- (I) HST 318 -- (I) TH 145 -- (M)
MUS 377 -- (I) HST 321 -- (I) TH 146 -- (M)
MUS 390 -- (I) HST 322 -- (I)
MUS 392 -- (I) HST 325 -- (I)
MUS 393 -- (I) HST 332 -- (I)
MUS 394 -- (I) HST 361 -- (I)
MUS 395 -- (I) HST 390 -- (I)
MUS 397 -- (I) HST 391 -- (I)
TH 104 -- (I) HST 392 -- (I)
TH 106 -- (I) HST 399 -- (I)
TH 107 -- (I)
TH 108 -- (I)
TH 141 -- (I)
TH 142 -- (I)
TH 143 -- (I)

** denotes that the committee made one or more minor modifications to the original request.
 
 

WAC Oversight Committee:
Transfer Students Needing GE Credit in WAC:

As you know, the committee recommends adding "and returning students" after "transfer students" to the WAC proposal. Also, it may be helpful to specifically state that this proposal is offering a fourth option for transfer students and that native students would still have the three alternatives available in the original WAC requirements.


UCAPC HOME