Report to Faculty Senate, Meeting of June 1,
Since its May 4 report to the Faculty Senate, the Curriculum Committee
met on May 11, 1998. With regard to the following, the committee:
Course Inventory and Modification
New Undergraduate Major Program Proposals
- B.A. in English - concentration in English with an emphasis
in Language Arts Education. The committee initially began its review of
the proposal at its April 9 meeting. The new interdisciplinary program
is designed to accommodate the new state licensure requirements and replaces
the current "English with Certification" option. After further
discussion the proposed program was approved.
- B.A. in English Proposal Summary.
- B.A. in Social Science Education. The committee initially began
its review of the proposal at its April 9 meeting. The new interdisciplinary
program is designed to accommodate the new state licensure requirements
and replaces the current History Education and Social Science Studies Comprehensive
program. With a possible correction in total graduation hours, the proposed
program was approved.
- B.A. in Social Science Education
New Undergraduate Minor Program Proposals
- Minor in Computing and Information Technology. The minor is
designed to satisfy the needs for intelligent and responsible application
of computing and information technologies for majors which do not have
Computer Science or Computing Engineering as their fundamental orientation.
Following discussion of the capstone course component of the minor, the
program proposal was approved.
- Minor in Computing and Information
Technology Proposal Summary.
- Minor in Management Information Systems. The minor is designed
to complement a student's major area of study in the College of Business.
Questions arose regarding the lower 21 hour requirement for the MIS minor
compared to the 27 hour requirement for the CIT. The COBA is on a 3 credit
hour base and the CECS is on a 4 credit hour base. Thus, both minors could
require the same number of courses, but produce different total credit
hour requirements. The proposed minor was approved.
- Minor in Management Information Systems
General Education Program Proposals
- Diversity in General Education: Recommendations of the Committee
on Diversity in the Curriculum. At the invitation of the committee, Bill
Rickert, Dean, COLA and Chair, Committee on Diversity in the Curriculum
presented an overview of the recommendations and addressed questions from
the committee. The recommendations were previously distributed to all faculty,
deans, and staff and have been made available to all on the UCAPC web site.
They were previously submitted to the Faculty Executive Committee and the
Faculty Senate for review and to the Provost for review by that office
and the council of deans. In addition they are presently under consideration
by the General Education Oversight and Assessment Committee. A history
of the developments underlying the current recommendations as such dates
back to the 1992-94 General Education Task Force and subsequent proposals
and work in 1995, 1996, and 1997 was sent to the university community via
e-mail. Similarly, the UCAPC has discussed the various stages of development
regarding the current recommendations throughout the academic year. After
much discussion at the present meeting, the committee felt that the recommendations
could be implemented in the Fall 1999 and possibly earlier and voted to
approve the recommendations.
- Diversity in General Education Proposal
- General Education Committee: In previous meetings the UCAPC
discussed the need for the creation of a General Education Committee as
a standing subcommittee to UCAPC. The GEC would have responsibility for
recommending action and policy to the UCAPC for the GE Program. A faculty
member would serve a director of the GE Program. A draft proposal for an
amendment to the Faculty Constitution and Bylaws was submitted to the FEC
on May 15. The FEC decided that the proposal would not be presented to
the Faculty Senate for consideration at this time. The UCAPC in consultation
with the FEC may wish to revisit the proposal at some future date.
- General Education Committee Proposal Summary.
The committee scheduled its next and final meeting of the 1997-98 academic
year for Tuesday June 9, 1998, 11:00 a.m. in 032 Rike Hall. At this meeting,
the UCAPC it will consider only Course Modification and Inventory Requests.
It will not consider any additional program proposals.