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Curriculum Council

Curriculum Council
MINUTES - #01-02.03
Thursday, November 18, 2001

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:


I. Delson - Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
T. Dick - Mathematics
J. Drexler – Business

L. Flick – Science and Math
K. Higgins - Education
M. Quinn - Computer Science, Chair
N. Scott - Crop and Soil Science


NON-VOTING MEMBERS, SUPPORT STAFF, AND GUESTS PRESENT:


B. Allen - Information Services/Library
G. Beach - Academic Affairs, Academic Program Coordinator, Ex-officio

W. Loveland – Budgets and Fiscal

M. Rhodes – Associate Registrar

I.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes of 10/18/01 were approved with amendments to sections V.A. and V.B.

 

II.      REPORT FROM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: (G. Beach)

 

A. An update on Category I proposals was provided:

            Department of Forest Products rename to Department of Wood Science and Engineering APPROVED by the Faculty Senate on November 1, 2001. The proposal has been sent to the Chancellor’s Office.

            Rename of the B.S. in Forest Products to the B.S. in Wood Science and Technology has been forwarded to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.

            Rename of the M.S., Ph.D. in Forest Products to the M.S., Ph.D. in Wood Science was APPROVED by the Graduate Council on October 25, 2001. The proposal has been forwarded to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.

            Department of Nuclear Engineering rename to the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics was APPROVED by the Chancellor’s Office on behalf of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. Effective: October 23, 2001.

            International exchange program with the University of Tunis in Tunis, Tunisia was APPROVED on November 1, 2001.

            International exchange program with the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain was APPROVED on November 1, 2001.

            Establishment of the B.A./B.S. degree in Computational Physics was approved by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education on October 18, 2001.

            The undergraduate and graduate academic program review of the Agricultural and Resource Economics program was held on November 5th and 6th.

            The undergraduate and graduate academic program review of the Physics program is scheduled for November 30th.

 

III.    OLD BUSINESS

 

A.      Category II Proposals: Mike Quinn discussed the need for Council members to be responsive and to move Category II proposals along in a timely manner. The new electronic system should substantially improve the review of Category II proposals. A demonstration of the new electronic review process will be scheduled later in the term.

 

IV.    NEW BUSINESS

 

A.      Walt Loveland, Liaison to the Budgets and Fiscal Planning Committee, asked if Category I proposals were automatically sent to the Budgets and Fiscal Planning Committee for review. Response: No, Category I proposals, whether they be full or abbreviated, are not automatically sent to the Budgets and Fiscal Planning Committee. This is a decision made by the Curriculum Council.

B.      Category I Proposal: College of Health and Human Sciences.

Guest: Clara Pratt, Interim Dean, College of Home Economics and Education

1.          The Council questioned Dean Pratt on issues related to the curriculum

(folding curriculum from the to be terminated Family Resource Management M.S., Ph.D. into other programs), loss of the Finance Option, resource reallocations, new faculty hires, past debt (currently zero), and revenue sources.

2.          Dean Pratt indicated that the new College will continue to be thin. There

will not be much saved following the merger. All of the administrative units are understaffed. The new RAM budget model does not adequately compensate either college for the SCH’s that are generated each year. A flat budget is presented in the budget tables. All years are presented in constant 2001-02 dollars. Loveland was concerned over the revenue neutral aspects of the proposal and flat budget presentation.

3.          The Council discussed whether or not to forward the proposal in light of

the ongoing University redesign effort. The Council concluded that this effort on the part of the two colleges has been underway for more than year and has the consensus of the faculty of both colleges. The faculty, in fact, are excited about the proposed change. Many are anxious to get rid of the archaic "Home Economics" term.

4.          Under the proposal, the School of Education and the Department of 4-H Youth Development Education will be detached. A Category I proposal will likely need to be written to establish the School of Education and/or to change its name to the College of Education. The Department of 4-H Youth Development Education will need to find a new academic home. Possibilities include the School of Education.

5.          In light of the current University budget deficits and redesign discussions,

the two colleges could have withdrawn the proposal. They did not.

6. APPROVED (6-0-0).

 

 

V.      STATUS OF CATEGORY I PROPOSALS – the most current information on the status of Category I proposals can be found on the World Wide Web, OSU Curriculum Home page: http://osu.orst.edu/admin/uap/curriculum_database/

 

VI.    ACTIONS OF THE COUNCIL VIA EMAIL - all proposals are viewable on the World Wide Web, OSU Curriculum Home page: http://osu.orst.edu/admin/uap/curriculum_database/

 

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

 

Drop

CE 519. INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT. Effective Spring 2002 (01-C221).

Temporary X

CS 275X. INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES (4). Effective Winter 2002 (01-C336).

Change in Existing

CE 419. CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN (4). Effective Spring 2002 (01-C221).

 

COLLEGE OF FORESTRY

 

Temporary X

FS 533X. SILVICULTURE (3). Effective Winter 2002 (01-C310).

Change in Existing

FP 511. ADVANCED WOOD SCIENCE. (1). Effective Winter 2002 (01-C311).

 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE

 

Change in Existing

Applied Exercise and Sport Science Option. Effective Winter 2002 (01-C297).

 

Athletic Training Option. Effective Winter 2002 (01-C298).

 

Pre-Therapy & Allied Health Option. Effective Winter 2002 (01-C299).

 

Physical Education Teacher Education Option. Effective Winter 2002 (01-C300).

 

Fitness Program Management Option. Effective Winter 2002 (01-C301).

 

H 530. HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS. (3). Effective Winter 2002 (01-C308).

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

 

New

SPAN 240. *MEXICAN WOMEN WRITERS (3). Effective Winter term, 2002 (01-C292, 01-B027).

Change in Existing

ANTH 493/593 QUANTITATIVE METHODS (1-3). Effective Winter 2002 (01-C062).

 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

 

Change in Existing

Revision of Zoology Core Curriculum. Effective Fall 2001 (01-C285)

 

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

 

New

VM 739 VETERINARY MEDICAL ETHICS (1). Effective Summer 2002 (01-C314).

 

MULTI-COLLEGE

 

Change in Existing

Water Resources and Science Option. Effective Spring 2002 (00-C248).