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Curriculum Council

Curriculum Council

MINUTES -#01-02.06

Thursday, February 7, 2002

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

I. Delson - Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences

T. Dick - Mathematics

J. Drexler - Business

L. Flick - Science and Math

L. Friedman - Public Health

K. Higgins - Education

M. Quinn - Computer Science, Chair

N. Scott - Crop and Soil Science

 

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

B. Allen - Library

G. Beach - Academic Affairs, Academic Program Coordinator, Ex-officio

R. Burton - Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, Ex-officio

W. Loveland - Budgets and Fiscal Planning Committee, Liaison

M. Patterson - Catalog Coordinator, Ex-officio

M. Rhodes - Associate Registrar

 

 

1 Curriculum Council Chair Report (Quinn)

a. Minutes for January 17th

APPROVED.

b. Undergraduate Academic Program Review (UAPR): Music

       The Music UAPR is scheduled for April 15th and 16th.

       Marlan Carlson, Chair of the Music Department, and his staff are preparing a self study report.

       A member from the Curriculum Council (CC) needs to chair the Music UAPR Committee. The Committee will consist of a CC member appointed as chair, two internal OSU faculty members (outside of the College of Liberal Arts), and three external faculty members.

       Leonard Friedman volunteered and was subsequently appointed by the CC Chair to serve as Chair of the Music UAPR.

 

2. Academic Affairs/Academic Programs Report (Burton)

a. Catalog/Schedule of Classes

       There is an on-going discussion regarding the publication of future editions of the General and Graduate Catalogs as well as the Schedule of Classes.

       The documents are expensive to publish. Many users of the information contained in the documents are now turning to the web to obtain the information they need.

       For 2002-03 edition of the General Catalog, there will be no pictures, and the total number of copies produced will be reduced.

       It was noted that the General Catalog is out-of-date when it is printed.

       Users of the General Catalog will always have access to a print tool to print all or part of the catalog; either from their personal computer or by requesting copies from the Office of Printing and Mailing Services (for a fee).

b. Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and Advising

       Establishment of a new Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and Advising is moving forward.

       This new Center was requested by the Faculty Senate.

       The Center will be located in Waldo Hall near the Center for Writing and Learning.

c. 4XX/5XX Slash Courses

       The Graduate Council is investigating 4XX/5XX slash courses.

       A Task Force report is currently be discussed.

       A recommendation from the Graduate Council regarding slash courses will be submitted to the Curriculum Council for their review within the next few weeks.

d. Assessment of Academic Programs

       An Assessment of Academic Programs Task Force is currently being formed.

       The purpose is to review how OSU is currently assessing student learning outcomes and other assessment parameters and making recommendations for changes and improvements.

       OSU will be visited in 2003 by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges as a follow-up to OSU’s full accreditation that occurred in April 2001. OSU must show that meaningful progress is being made in the area of assessment.

       Bob Burton and Dianne Erickson will co-chair the new Task Force.

 

3. New Business

a. Curriculum Council Minutes Distribution (Beach)

       Since Christina Richards, former Curriculum Coordinator, departed in December 2000, the Curriculum Council minutes have only been distributed to Curriculum Council members. The campus community is no longer receiving a copy of the minutes which include a summary of final actions on Category II proposals.

       The Council discussed who should be receiving an electronic version of the minutes. The minutes are posted on the web at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/academic/aa/curric/minutes/01-2min/index.htm

       Beach will prepare a list of individuals, including academic contacts, head advisors, Graduate Council, etc. who should receive an electronic version of the CC minutes.

       The prepared list of possible recipients of CC minutes will be discussed at the next Curriculum Council meeting.

 

b. Courses Not Taught (Quinn)

       There has been interest on the part of several departments to reinstate courses that have not been taught in several years. In some cases, the reinstatement requests have included courses that have not been taught in more than ten years.

       Burton agreed to prepare a list of courses that have not been taught in three years or more.

 

c. Forest Products (Rhodes)

       Rhodes had several technical Banner questions regarding the name change of Forest Products to Wood Science and Engineering; as well as the associated name changes to the Department’s degree programs, minors, and options.

 

d. Category II – Pre-Education Option in Biology (Drexler)

       Drexler highlighted several issues that had arisen with regard to the establishment of a Pre-Education Option to the B.S. in Biology degree program.

       The principal problem revolved around requiring a graduate course as part of the undergraduate program; i.e., SED 501 required for the major.

       The Council requested that additional information and clarification be sought. Why could the Biology Program not used SED 401 rather than SED 501? Could students be allowed to reserve SED 501 for graduate credit?

       Drexler will check the Pre-Education Option in Botany to see if a similar arrangement is in existence.

       TABLED. The Council will conclude their deliberation following the input of additional information and clarification regarding the SED 501 requirement.

 

 

 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

 

New

ANS 295. REINING (1). Effective Fall 2002 (01-C077).

 

ANS 296. ADVANCED JUMPING/EVENTING (1). Effective Winter 2002 (01-C078).

 

ANS 297. WORKING COWHORSE (1). Effective Spring 2002 (01-C079).

 

ANS 323. PRINCIPLES OF COLT TRAINING (3). Effective Spring 2002 (01-C084).

 

ANS 324. ADVANCED COLT TRAINING (3). Effective Spring 2002 (01-C083).

 

ANS 333. EQUINE STABLE MANAGEMENT (3). Effective Spring 2002 (01-C085).

 

ANS 430. EQUINE SYSTEMS I: EXERCISE SCIENCE (3). Effective Fall 2002 (01-C090).

 

ANS 431. EQUINE SYSTEMS II: NUTRITION (3). Effective Winter 2003 (01-C092).

 

ANS 432. EQUINE SYSTEMS III: REPRODUCTION (4). Effective Spring 2003 (01-C094).

 

ANS 438X. APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (3). Effective Spring 2002 (01-C074).

 

ANS 530. EQUINE SYSTEMS I: EXERCISE SCIENCE (3). Effective Fall 2002 (01-C091).

 

ANS 531. EQUINE SYSTEMS II: NUTRITION (3). Effective Winter 2003 (01-C093).

 

ANS 532. EQUINE SYSTEMS III: REPRODUCTION (4). Effective Spring 2003 (01-C095).

 

CSS 306. PROBLEM SOLVING: SOIL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS (1). Effective Fall 2002 (01-C069).

 

 

Change in Existing

ANS 378. ANIMAL GENETICS (4). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C187).

 

ANS 532. BIOLOGY OF LACTATION (3). Effective Spring 2002 (02-C181).

 

HORT 414. INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN AGRICULTURE (4). Effective Winter 2003 (02-C158).

 

HORT 441. PLANT TISSUE CULTURE (4). Effective Winter 2002 (01-C065).

 

TOX 513. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND RISK ASSESSMENT (3). Effective Spring 2002 (02-C174).

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

 

Change in Existing

BA 171. ORIENTATION TO BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY (1). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C190).

 

BA 396. FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING RESEARCH (3). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C188).

 

BUSINESS MINOR. Effective Spring 2002 (01-C354).

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

 

Drop

ECE 449. PROJECT-UNIX SYSTEM AND TOOLS (2). Effective Fall 2002 (01-C042).

 

Change in Existing

ECE 452. CONTROL ENGINEERING DESIGN II (4). Effective Spring 2002 (01-C039).

 

ECE 462. COMMUNICATIONS I (4). Effective Winter 2002 (01-C043).

 

ECE 484. ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION (4). Effective Winter 2002 (01-C058).

 

ECE 561. PROBABILISTIC METHODS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (4). Effective Winter 2002 (01-C046).

 

ECE 584. ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION (4). Effective Winter 2002 (01-C059).

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

 

Drop

ART 321. GRAPHIC DESIGN II (3). Effective Spring 2002 (01-C265).

 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

 

New

MTH 430. METRIC SPACES AND TOPOLOGY (3). Effective Spring 2002 (02-C192).

 

MTH 480. SYSTEMS OF ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (3). Effective Fall 2002 (C-167).

 

Change in Existing

BI 314. CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (4). Effective Winter 2002 (01-C081).

 

GEO 460. MULTIMEDIA CARTOGRAPHY (4). Effective Spring 2002 (02-C195).

 

GEO 560. MULTIMEDIA CARTOGRAPHY (4). Effective Spring 2002 (02-C196).

 

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

 

New

VM 741. VETERINARY INTERGRATED PROBLEM SOLVING (1). Effective Fall 2002 (01-C027).

 

Change in Existing

VM 614. VETERINARY MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY (4). Effective Fall 2002 (01-C029).