OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Curriculum Council
MINUTES - #95-6.03
Thursday, October 19, 1995

MEMBERS PRESENT:

W. Loveland - Chemistry, Chairperson
J. McGuire - Bioresource Engr
C. Mead - Library
R. Schwartz - English
G. Smith - Exercise & Sport Sci

NON-VOTING MEMBERS AND GUESTS PRESENT:

M. Patterson - Univ Public
C. Richards - Curriculum Secretary

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes of 10/12/95 were approved as corrected.

II. REPORT FROM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS:

  1. Christina Richards reported that the Category I proposal to establish a B.S. in Environmental Engineering was officially approved on the consent agenda of the Oregon State System of Higher Education. Effective date is Fall term 1995 with a follow-up review to be conducted in 2001-02 academic year.

III. BUDGETS AND FISCAL PLANNING:

  1. Budgets and Fiscal Planning is now in receipt of the revised Category I proposal to extend to Washington off-campus sites the Masters in Manufacturing Engineering.

IV. OLD BUSINESS

  1. The Category I proposal to rename the undergraduate Manufacturing degree to B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering was denied. Currently OSU is authorized to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering with an option in Manufacturing Engineering. There is no B.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering.

  2. A policy redefining procedures of Experimental 'X' courses and the reinstatement of courses not taught within three consecutive years was presented and approved. The new statement reads as follows:

Statement of the Curriculum Council Regarding Experimental "X" Courses and Expired Courses

The Curriculum Council is becoming increasingly concerned with misuse of Experimental "X" courses. These courses are intended to permit innovation and experimentation within authorized programs or to take advantage of the talents of visiting faculty members. Experimental "X" Course requests are not to be used in lieu of permanent course requests or as "quick fixes" to scheduling problems.

The Council will be examining Experimental "X" Course requests in a more detailed manner in the future. The Experimental"X" Course Request form has been revised to allow information the Council will need to evaluate these requests. The new information the Council is requesting includes a brief course syllabus and the nature of the"experimental" aspect of the course. The new forms are available from Academic Affairs or on the Web at http://robertsc.ads.orst.edu/aa/curric as are all curricular forms. The time required to process Experimental "X" Course requests is about one month, and the deadlines for receipt of these requests have been modified accordingly.

In a related manner, the Council has adopted the policy that any course expired because it has not been taught at least once in three consecutive years will be reinstated automatically upon request to Academic Affairs, if no more than three years have passed since the authorization expired. Any course that has not been taught for six consecutive years will require a "new course" Category II Permanent Course Request to reinstate it.

V. NEW BUSINESS

  1. According to the procedures outlined in the Undergraduate Academic Program Review, two Curriculum Council members volunteered/were appointed to be on the committee for two of the three programs to be reviewed. They are , Joe McGuire - Biology, and Gerry Smith - Fisheries and Wildlife. History is still in need of a representative.

  2. Some issues of the Honors College alpha suffixes and the scheduling of Honors courses was discussed. Director Joe Hendricks will be invited to another meeting for further discussion.

  3. As a part of the new pre-review policy of Category I proposals, each liaison was asked to contact each of their areas to determine what Category I proposals are being planned within the next year. A list will be presented to the Provost and Executive Vice President prior to the November Oregon State System of Higher Education Board meeting.

  4. Crosslisting of Womens Studies courses was discussed. W. Loveland will present the Council's views to the Provost and Executive Vice President.

  5. In connection with the number of proposed credit changes for Psychology classes, the Curriculum Council decided in general that credit adjustments for classes will not be retroactive.

VI. ACTIONS OF THE COUNCIL VIA EMAIL

College of Forestry

FOR 808. WORKSHOP (1). (95-C268) [new] DENIED


ADDENDUM TO MINUTES
Curriculum Chair Approvals

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Change in Existing Course

AREC 432/532. ECONOMICS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT (3). Effective Winter 1996 (95-C316) [change-prereq]

AREC 441/541. AGRICULTURAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (4). Effective Winter 1996 (95-C317) [change-prereq, descrip]

AREC 442/542. AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (4). Effective Winter 1996 (95-C318) [change-prereq, descrip]

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Change in Existing Course

ECE 483/583. GUIDED WAVE OPTICS (4). Effective Winter 1996 (95-C284) [change-prereq]

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

New Course

PHL 412/512. GREAT FIGURES IN PHILOSOPHY (4). Effective Winter 1996 (95-C323) [course reinstated]

Change in Existing Course

PSY 430/530. ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (4). Effective Winter 1996 (95-C207) [change-credit] not retroactive

PSY 440/540. COGNITION RESEARCH (4). Effective Winter 1996 (95-C208) [change-credit] not retroactive

PSY 460/560. ADVANCED SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS (4). Effective Winter 1996 (95-C209) [change-credit] not retroactive

PSY 480/580. CASE STUDY METHODS (4). Effective Winter 1996 (95-C210) [change-credit, descrip, prereq] not retroactive

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

Change in Existing Course

MCB 607. SEMINAR: SCIENTIFIC SKILLS AND ETHICS (1-3). Effective Winter 1996 (95-C228) [change-title]

PH 483/583. GUIDED WAVE OPTICS (4). Effective Winter 1996 (95-C285) [change-prereq]