|Date:||June 21, 2004|
|To:||Stella Coakley, Faculty Senate President|
|From:||Charles Boyer and Jack Drexler, Curriculum Council Co-Chairs|
Report of the Curriculum Council for 2003-2004
The Curriculum Council has three main charges:
The Curriculum Council was very active during the past year. We started the year by developing a new Curriculum Council Handbook. It had been several years since a handbook was available and the handbook should be useful for several years. The handbook was used during the fall training for new and continuing council members and as a resource for members during the year.
Since July 1, 2003, 424 Category II proposals have been submitted. As of June 18, the Council has approved 363 proposals and 18 were withdrawn. Category II proposals will continue to be reviewed during the summer. All Category II proposals are now on-line which has greatly facilitated timely action on proposals.
In addition, the Council approved 19 Category I proposals in 2003-2004 as follows:
During the 2003-2004 academic year, one undergraduate review was conducted for the Natural Resources degree. The program review was led by Dr. Leonard Friedman. A final report will be reviewed by the Council next year.
Throughout the year, the Council has discussed, debated and provided comment on a number of curricular issues including the following:
The Council has received excellent support during the past year. We wish to thank Bob Burton, Michelle Rosowsky, and Alice Tucker for their assistance and support of Council activities. In addition, we wish to thank the Budgets and Fiscal Planning Committee, chaired by Walt Loveland, as well as Bonnie Allen and the Library staff for their excellent review of Category I proposals.
Curriculum Council 2003-04 Membership:
Charles Boyer '04, Co-chair Horticulture
Jack Drexler '04, Co-chair College of Business
Karen Higgins '04 Education
Mary Cluskey (v. Good) '05 Nutrition & Food Management
Joan Gross '05 Anthropology
Kate Hunter-Zaworski '05 Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
Jeff Arthur '06 Statistics
Burke Hales '06 Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences
Budgets & Fiscal Planning Comm. (Walt Loveland)
IS - Ecampus (Paula Minear)
IS - Library (Bonnie Allen)
IS - Inst. Tech. (Larry Pribyl)
Catalog Coordinator (Madge Patterson)
Assoc. Prov. for Academic Programs (Robert Burton)
Acad. Prog. & Assessment (Michelle Rosowsky)
Executive Committee Liaison - Maggie Niess