Undergraduate Curriculum
Academic Policy Committee

February 16, 1999 Meeting

Present: Carol Holdcraft, Beth Basista, Steve Peterson, Tim Rafferty, Anne Runyan, Joe Law, Jan Maxwell, Tom Sav, Joe Slater, Ken Strickland, Roy Vice, Jeanne Fraker

Minutes: Minutes of January 19, 1999 were approved as distributed.

Course Inventory Requests/Course Modification Requests:

COSM: The committee tabled: MTH 130, MTH 128, MTH 129, MTH 131, MTH 229 because the paperwork had not arrived from the college committee yet. In addition, the committee asked the chair to obtain follow-up information from the math department explaining the rationale for the changes and a flow-chart showing the proposed changes.

CEHS: The committee approved: ED 429, ED 427 (pending follow-up on the CEHS dean signature, as well as clarification about library resources planning to support this course)

GE Substitution: Regarding the committee's prior approved of HPR 250, HPR 251 as GE substitutions for HPR Students: after clarification of the proposal at the GEOAC meeting February 9, a modified proposal was supported. The modified proposal is to designate HPR 250 and HPR 251 as a General Education substitution for BIO 106 and BIO 107. This modification will be presented at the Senate meeting on March 1, 1999.

New Programs:
CECS: Concerning the previously approved new minor in Environmental Science and Engineering: The chair received a request to modify the proposal from the Assistant Dean CECS based on recommendations from the Environmental Health Sciences department. Upon reviewing the number of changes, and discussion by the committee, it was agreed to return the proposal to the CECS curriculum committee for review. The chair will suggest tabling the proposal at the Senate meeting, pending this review.
Old Business: 
CLEP Policy: Jeanne Fraker shared data on the policies of other Ohio colleges and universities concerning CLEP credit. Anne Runyan brought forward feedback from the English department. They do not support acceptance of CLEP credit for ENG 101 and 102. The Political Science department is looking at the American Politics exam and asked Ms. Fraker to provide some assistance in interpreting scores. Feedback from the History department is that they are prepared to accept CLEP exam and will look at where to set the passing standard.

The plan for this policy is to put together a policy that the committee thinks is reasonable, include some useful information to explain to colleges and departments that they will have the control, and send it out to the colleges for input. Upon receiving that input the committee will then put forth an agreeable policy to Senate.

COLA GE math proposal:

Discussion continued surrounding the extent of the concerns across the university about the math placement test and policies. The chair reported on her meeting with the Assistant Provost. The committee will consider a proposal to Senate that the University, College or Science and Math, and the Math Department be charged with studying the concerns and working out a solution.

WAC Report: Joe Law reported that the WAC committee had met with members of the Executive Committee of Senate who were concerned about the proposal for guidelines for Independent Writing Projects. A modification of the guidelines was shared with the committee and will be brought forward by the Executive Committee at the next Senate meeting

The committee adjourned. The next meeting will be Friday, April 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in 161 University Hall.