Present: Donna Cole, Jeanne Fraker, Carol Holdcraft, Joe Law, Martha
Sammons, Tom Sav, Joe Slater, and Jan Maxwell.
Approved Minutes of February 14, 1997 Meeting of the UUCAPC.
Reviewed Course Inventory (I) and Modification (M) Requests:
CEHS -- HFE 306 (M), EE 448 (I), and ME 212 (M).
COSM -- BIO 354 (resubmission), BIO 484 (M), PHY 245 (M), and SM 145
COLA -- WMS 399 (I), WMS 498 (I), WMS 499 (I), PHI 471 (M), and PHI
UD -- SS 087 (M).
COLA -- REL 435, request syllabus and documentation to justify
increased credit hour.
Reviewed the WAC Oversight Committee's Proposals for Modifications
of the WAC Program (approved by GEOAC):
Petitions of removal of credit for course grade also removes
credit for WI -- approved.
Reviewed Proposals for Changes in Undergraduate Programs (approved by Provost
Transfer and returning students who have completed GE courses but need
one or more WI credits be allowed to count other designated WI GE courses
or WI courses in the major -- approved with the deletion of "all four"
when making reference to GE courses and with the inclusion of insertion
points into the WAC document.
Department of Geological Sciences reduced admission requirements
BS in CEG Program reduced credit hour graduation requirement --approved.
BS in CS Program reduced credit hour graduation requirement -- approved
subject to a suggested clarification of "Notes" at the bottom of the page
of the proposed revision. The committee noted that computer science majors
are enrolling in English courses that are very introductory Internet based
courses. The committee thought that the CS faculty did not intend for the
English courses in the "Notes" to be satisfied in this way. If this is
the case, the committee recommends that the "Notes" section of program
proposal be revised.
CEHS Teacher Education Program increased PPST scores admission requirement
Reviewed Proposals for the Creation of new Minor Programs:
Minor in Operations Management (24 hours, 2.0 GPA) -- approved.
Minor in Marketing (24 hours, 2.0 GPA) -- approved.
Minor in Aerospace Studies -- not approved. The committee noted that
"aerospace" programs are designed around aerospace engineering and the
presently proposed program is not an aerospace engineering program. Thus,
the current program title may be misleading to students and the general
public. It was recommended that the program carry a different title so
as to more accurately reflect the program curriculum, e.g., "Air Force
Studies." The committee also inquired as to the existence and nature of
such a program at other universities and would like information along such
lines. The proposed program carries electives in the COBA and the COLA.
Several questions arose as to the choice of electives and the frequency
of offerings (e.g., ENG 240 on both counts). Therefore, the committee requested
that the proposal be reviewed by the COBA and the COLA.
Reviewed the GEOAC's Proposal for Change in Transfer Credit Regulations
so as to bring WSU into compliance with OBR Articulation and Transfer Policy
such that student transfers from Ohio public colleges and universities
with the AA or AS degree will transfer all courses with a passing grade
of "D" or above --approved with deletion of the opening phrase "In order
to ensure adherence to a minimum standard of quality."
Reviewed Honors Program Committee Proposal to abolish "T" grade which
is a "no credit" grade available only in Honors courses -- approved.
The committee scheduled the next UUCAPC meeting for April 21, 1997 at
1:30 p.m. in 032 Rike Hall.