Present: Beth Basista, Jeanne Fraker, Jeff Gardner, Myrna Gifford, Carol Holdcraft, Jan Maxwell, Anne Runyan, Mohammed Saklayen, Tom Sav, George Spalding (for Joe Slater), Donald Swanson, Tim Wood.
Approved Minutes of October 10, 1997 UCAPC meeting.
Report of the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee:
The 1997-98 WAC Committee will have its first meeting on October 31 or November 7. At that meeting we will begin discussion of an especially important activity the committee has been charged by the WAC Document to carry out: designing and implementing an overall evaluation plan for the WAC program. Preliminary discussions with a small group of faculty from the colleges affected by WAC took place September 9-11, and the suggestions gathered there will be presented to the committee.
Course Modification (M) and Inventory (I) Requests Reviewed:
The committee discussed the potential problems arising from undergraduate courses listed in the catalog and being officially designated as Writing Intensive but not being offered or listed as Writing Intensive according to the Fall 97 and Winter 98 class schedules. The problem may be isolated as it arose with respect to a only a couple courses thus far. The WACC will review the matter from the broader perspective of the WAC Program.
The committee discussed the desirability of developing new course modification and inventory request forms. The discussion centered around the need for better information regarding specific course requests and the impact or role of such requests within and/or across college and university programs. In addition, it would be desirable to develop more user friendly forms to assist departments and colleges in the submission of their requests.
The committee scheduled its next meeting for Thursday, November 13 at 2:30 p.m. in 032 Rike Hall.