|Present: Carol Holdcraft, Tim Rafferty, Joe Law, Jan Maxwell,
Tom Sav, Joe Slater, Roy Vice, Jeanne Fraker, Anne Sisson Runyan, Stephen
Peterson, Andy Wright (student rep)
Invited guests: J. Brandeberry, J. Corban, J. Dombrowski, G. McBeath, S. Nelson, W. Rickert, L. Howard, G. Schumm, T. Brittingham.
Minutes: Minutes of April 9, 1999 were approved with the following correction: the last sentence of the proposed Wright State University CLEP Policy should read, Responsibility for the determination of the application of CLEP credits to course work lies with the department in which the course is taught.
Course Inventory Requests/Course Modification Requests:
CEHS: The committee approved: ATR 285, ATR 286, ATR 385, ATR 386, ATR 485, ATR 486, HPR 303, HPR 360, HPR 460.Program Changes:
CECS: Modification of degree title: Human Factors Engineering will change to Industrial & Systems Engineering. The updating of the name is sought to better characterize the nature of the program and the future direction of the discipline. The name change will affect students entering the major in Fall, 1999. Course designators will be changed to reflect the new title. This proposal has been reviewed and approved by the Council of Deans. Action: the committee approved the title change.New Programs:
CEHS: BS in Organizational Leadership: Tim Rafferty, as chair of CEHS curriculum committee asked Greg Schumm from Lake Campus to briefly review the history of the collaboration that developed this proposal and to respond to questions from the members. This proposed major prepares the student for leadership positions in the private, public and nonprofit sections of the economy. It is designed for individuals who have completed a two-year degree program, or its equivalent, from an accredited community college, branch campus, or technical program. The degree is interdisciplinary and required courses from the Colleges of Business and Administration, Liberal Arts, and Education and Human Services. The major combines oral and written communication skills with the study of leadership theory and practice, technology literacy, and problem solving techniques. Two capstone courses allow students to integrate their understanding of organizational leadership by completing a leadership skills project. The program will be organizationally housed in the Department of Educational Leadership, CEHS, and will be offered at the Lake Campus of WSU initially, and then additionally on the Dayton Campus of WSU. This proposal has been reviewed and supported by the Council of Deans. Action: the committee approved this new program proposal.Old Business:
COLA GE math proposal:WAC Report: No report.Invited guests presented their perspectives on the issues related to the COLA proposed guidelines for placement in GE mathematics classes. The perspective from CECS is that the current Math Placement Test (MPT) is not a valid and reliable instrument for placing students and results in many of their students and potential students being underplaced resulting in a serious retention problem. The CECS recommendation is to change to a computer adaptive standardized test, namely the STAR Math Assessment program. An alternative solution suggested by CECS is the use of multiple measures for placement, including student ACT math scores and high school math courses and grades.
The committee adjourned. This was the last regularly scheduled meeting of the academic year.