Undergraduate Curriculum
and
Academic Policy Committee




Minutes
of
December 10, 1997 Meeting


Present: Beth Basista, Pamela Wallace-Johnson (for Jeanne Fraker), Jeff Gardner, Steve Frederick (for Myrna Gifford), Carol Holdcraft, Joe Law, Barbara Winters (for Jan Maxwell), Anne Runyan, Tom Sav, Joe Slater, Tim Wood.

Update of Faculty Senate Actions on Course Add/Registration Policy Proposal

    The proposal will appear as old business for Faculty Senate deliberation at the January 12, 1998 meeting. The Registrars Office and the Office of Institutional Research will be preparing data pertaining to the possible impacts of the change in the add/registration policy. The UCAPC will hold a special meeting on January 7, 1998 to review the data and any analyses of possible impacts.

Implementation of a Plus/Minus Grade Policy

    In the winter quarter, the UCAPC will begin a review of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee request to consider the possibility of implementing a Plus/Minus Grade Policy.

Update of Previously Proposed Minor in Air Force Studies

    All courses offered by the Department of Air Force Studies are open to any WSU student without restriction. The new Undergraduate Catalog is in error in naming the department Aerospace Science. Previously housed in the College of Business, last year the department was moved and reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. The department is staffed by non-tenure track military personnel with three year assignments with an option for a fourth year (although the option is usually not requested or granted). The major thrust of the proposed minor is to encourage ROTC students to obtain a more diverse and global education while simultaneously giving them recognition through the award of the minor for current course credit hours that they must take as part of the program. Because several questions and possible issues remain, the UCAPC will invite the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and the appropriate representative from the Department of Air Force Studies to its next regularly scheduled meeting.

New Program Proposals

    Submitted by the CEHS:

      B.S. in Education, Early Childhood (leading to licensure)
      B.S. in Education, Middle Childhood (without licensure)

    The program proposals pertain to the CEHS in regard to their process of preparing teacher education programs to meet the new licensure standards of the Ohio Department of Education.

    The proposals were approved by the Provost and the Council of Deans at their December 9, 1997 meeting.

    The UCAPC reviewed and approved the proposals subject to providing additional information and repackaging of the requests so that (1) existing course requirements can be more easily compared to proposed course requirements, (2) credit hour requirements are specifically identified in each of the General Education, Professional Education, and Curriculum Content areas, and (3) resource implications are more appropriately addressed. The CEHS will provide these changes by Monday, December 15 so that they can be included with the usual mailing of the Faculty Senate agenda. In this way, all faculty will have an opportunity to review the proposals and provide any additional input for UCAPC,s review of the revisions at its special meeting on January 7, 1998.

Course Modification and Inventory Requests Submitted by the CEHS

    With minor revisions to be undertaken by the CEHS in a number of proposed requests, the UCAPC approved the following:

    A. Integrated Business Education Comprehensive Program

EDT 335 EDT 433 EDT 434 OA 211 OA 212 OA 220 OA 221 OA 222
OA 305 OA 306 VOE 401 VOE 406 VOE 407 VOE 421 VOE 431 VOE 465
VOE 469 EDT 440

    B. Vocational Licensure Endorsement Program

VOE 411 VOE 421 VOE 431 VOE 458 VOE 469 VOE 471
VOE 472 VOE 473 VOE 474 VOE 475 VOE 451 VOE 452

    C. Early and Middle Childhood Education Programs

ED 221 ED 223 ED 321 ED 323

    D. Early Childhood Education Program

ED 315 ED 316 ED 317

    E. Early and Middle Childhood Education Programs

ED 311 ED 327 ED 417 ED 429 AED 214

    F. Middle Childhood Education Program

ED 421

    G. Early Childhood Education Program

EDE 230 EDE 231 EDE 303 EDE 401 ED 411 ED 470

    H. Early Childhood Education Program

EDE 302 EDE 315 EDE 317 EDE 464

    I. HPR Program

HPR 281 HPR 331 HPR 354 HPR 212

    The following course inventory requests were approved pending review and recommendation by the CECS:

    Integrated Business Education Comprehensive Program

EDT 204 EDT 205 EDT 206 EDT 207 EDT 208 EDT 209

The committee scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, January 7, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. in 032 Rike Hall. The meeting will be restricted to (1) a review of any data and analyses of the possible impacts of the proposed Course Add/Registration Policy and (2) a review of the revised submission by the CEHS of the proposed program changes for the B.S. in Education, Early Childhood (leading to licensure) and the B.S. in Education, Middle Childhood (without licensure).

Following its January 7 meeting, the committee scheduled its next regular meeting for Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. in 032 Rike Hall.


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