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Curriculum Council

Curriculum Council

MINUTES - #01.02.14

Thursday, May 30th, 2002

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

M. Quinn – Chair, Computer Science

I. Delson – Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences

J. Drexler – Business

L. Flick – Science and Math Education

L. Friedman -- Public Health

K. Higgins – Education

 

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

 

M. Abbott – Academic Programs

G. Beach -- Academic Affairs

B. Burton – Academic Programs

W. Loveland -- Budgets and Fiscal Planning

M. Patterson -- Catalog

M. Rhodes – Registrars

 

 

I.                APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes from May 23rd were approved.

 

II.              REPORT FROM CURRICULUM COUNCIL CHAIR (M. Quinn) Nothing to report.

 

III.            REPORT FROM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS (B. Burton) B. Burton reported that the current focus in Academic Programs is on assessment of educational programs and access to classes.

 

IV.            NEW BUSINESS

 

Music Undergraduate Academic Program Review L. Friedman, chair of the review committee, reported that the review process went smoothly and that the committee was a pleasure to work with. The results of the review were more discouraging, however. Several of the issues contained in the report were discussed, including the inadequacies of the Music Department's facilities, poor student retention rates, high teaching loads, lack of national accreditation, lack of baccalaureate core offerings during the school year, and its minimal integration into the life of the University. The Council echoed the review committee's concerns about the future and viability of the Department.

 

The Council discussed their role in academic program reviews, debating whether to add an additional report before sending the review on to the Provost. Because of the gravity of this review in particular, the Council felt it necessary to include a memo to call the Provost's attention to the issues raised in the report. M. Quinn will draft a memo, which will endorse the review and add emphasis to the following two sentences from L. Friedman's cover letter:

 

"While we all believe that a thriving Music program is critical to the health and vitality of the university, there needs to be a decision one way or another as to the future of this Department. To continue in the current state of affairs is both unreasonable and unsustainable in the long run."

 

The motion to accept the review and to include a memo was approved.

 

Category II Proposal Changes to Pre-Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering undergraduate curriculum Postponed until next meeting, pending review of the proposal by C. Boyer (Engineering representative) and G. Beach.

V.              OLD BUSINESS

 

Abbreviated Category I proposals: merged list of questions The Council reviewed a list of questions to be answered in Abbreviated Category I proposals. The list merges questions requested by the Curriculum Council as well as those required at the OUS level, in an effort to eliminate redundancies and streamline the process of preparing these proposals. The list is intended to be used as a guideline for proposed changes in programs or units that are deemed significant enough by the Curriculum Council or Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs to warrant discussion and review. The Council discussed and identified some remaining redundancies in the list and areas still needing clarification. The Office of Academic Programs will prepare a revision of the document for the next Curriculum Council meeting.

 

NEXT MEETING: June 6th, 1:15-2:45pm, MU Board Room

 

APPROVED CATEGORY II PROPOSALS

 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

 

New

FST 360. FOOD SAFETY AND SANITATION (3). Effective Spring 2003 (02-C306).

 

FW 452X/552X. APPLIED FRESHWATER FISH BIOLOGY (3). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C295).

 

Change in Existing

FW 494. DISEASES AND PARASITES OF MARINE AND ANADROMOUS FISHES (3). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C201).

 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES

 

Drop

H 564. PERSPECTIVES ON DEATH (3). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C307).

 

New

AIHM 280. BUILDING CONSTRUCTION METHODS (4). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C252).

 

Change in Existing

HDFS 211. INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT (3). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C286).

 

HDFS 233. PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (3). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C287).

 

NFM 417. HUMAN NUTRITION SCIENCE (4). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C302).

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

 

New

ARAB 111. FIRST YEAR ARABIC (4). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C240).

 

ARAB 112. FIRST YEAR ARABIC (4). Effective Winter 2003 (02-C241).

 

ARAB 113. FIRST YEAR ARABIC (4). Effective Spring 2003 (02-C242).

 

IT 211. SECOND YEAR ITALIAN (4). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C244).

 

IT 212. SECOND YEAR ITALIAN (4). Effective Winter 2003 (02-C245).

 

IT 213. SECOND YEAR ITALIAN (4). Effective Spring 2003 (02-C246).

 

LING 540. M/LINGUISTICS FOR EDUCATORS (3). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C216).

 

LING 540. M/LINGUISTICS FOR EDUCATORS, M/STRUCTURE OF LANGUAGE (1). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C221).

 

LING 540. M/LINGUISTICS FOR EDUCATORS,M/ANALYSIS OF LEARNER PRODUCTION (1). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C222).

 

LING 540. M/LINGUISTICS FOR EDUCATORS,M/WORLD LANGUAGES & TRANSFERENCE (1). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C223).

 

Change in Existing

RUS 340. 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (3). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C229).

 

RUS 341. 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (3). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C230).

 

RUS 342. 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN DRAMA IN TRANSLATION (3). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C231).

 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

 

Change in Existing

BOT 444/544. PLANT GEOGRAPHY (3). Effective Winter 2003 (02-C236).

 

PH 320. PARADIGM: SYMMETRIES (2). Effective Fall 2002 (02-C322).