Undergraduate Curriculum
Academic Policy Committee

Report to Faculty Senate, Meeting of March 2, 1998

Since its February 2 report to the Faculty Senate, the Curriculum Committee met on February 11. The committee:

    Reviewed 13 Course Inventory and Modification Requests: COLA (3), COSM (5), COBA (5) -- approved 9 and returned 4 for additional consideration.

    Reviewed revisions to Air Force Studies Minor. The committee found acceptable the revision of the elective requirement component of the proposal so as to include a number of courses addressing and incorporating issues of diversity.

    Reviewed and discussed a request to consider a modification to the existing transfer credit policy to bring WSU in compliance with the mandates of The Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy. The request to UCAPC was submitted by Dr. Bill Rickert, Associate Dean, COLA and WSU's representative on the Ohio Board of Regents Articulation and Transfer Council. After a lengthy discussion of the current and future implications of bringing WSU into compliance with the transfer of CLEP and experiential learning courses awarded to students at other accredited Ohio institutions of higher education, the committee approved the request.

    Continued its review and consideration of implementing a plus/minus grading policy. It was reported that faculty in several colleges have expressed a positive position on the move to a plus/minus system. However, in some cases the sample size was small and may or may not reflect the opinions of the full faculty. The committee will attempt to gather additional faculty and student input on the issue. At its next meeting the committee will attempt to bring closure to their recommendation of the implementation of a plus/minus grading system.

The committee scheduled its next meeting for Wednesday, March 4, 1998, 11:00 a.m., 032 Rike.