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University Wide Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Thursday, March 25, 2010
16A Leonard Hall


I. Call to Order

In Attendance:  Craig, Hannibal, Lewis, McCombie, Metz, Migyanka, Numan, Potts, Sechrist,
Turner   
Excused: Hyde, Intemann, Mensch 
Absent:  Crocker, Krastin, Widdowson

II. Minutes from March 16, 2010 Curriculum Committee Meeting approved on a Migyanka/McCombie motion.

III. Co-Chairs Report
A.     Low Enrolled Program Reports Review:  Sechrist reported that in conversations with APSCUF Executive Committee, it was suggested that the curriculum committee’s responsibility should only be for sent items that change or put a program into moratorium.  UWUCC is asked by the union to look at the reports to see if there are curricular matters within them.  If there are not they ask that we tell the proposers that we do not see any circular issues in their report.

IV. Items for Review/Possible Action:
A. Honors College Committee Report:
• No report
B. Liberal Studies Committee Report (received by UWUCC):
• One time approval (Pre-session, May 2010) for English 281:  Tupac Shakur, Hero with an African Face to count as a LS course and a Type III writing intensive course
• One time approval (Spring 2010) for RLST 481 Hindu Gods to be offered as a non-western culture course
• Approved SOC 461 Social Research Methods II as a Type II (Departmental) writing intensive course
C. 09-53 COMM 374 Documentary Photography, distance education
Approved on a McCombie/Potts motion.
D. 09-62 JRNL 223 Photojournalism, distance education
Provisionally approved on a Lewis/McCombie motion.  Match catalog description and include prerequisite.
E. 09-64a HPED 251 Foundations of Safety and Emergency Health Care, distance education.  On page 1 under Step 1 there should be a 2. Before How will each objective … then renumber the other items.  On page 2 objectives 3 and 4 are the same so one objective is missing.  Reminder that the course prefix on the DE syllabus should be HPED.
Returned on a Lewis/Metz motion.
F. 09-64b HPED 252 Introduction to the Driving Task, distance education
Returned on a Lewis/Metz motion.  Catalog description does not match.  Course objectives on the syllabi do not match the objectives in the cover sheet under Step One, Item 2. The catalog description does not match the catalog description in the catalog—some of this may have to do with changes made by the catalog editor, but the entire last sentence is new and cannot be added without a catalog description revision.  Also the catalog lists 2 class hours, 2 lab hours, 3 credits. 
G. 09-38b MUSC 240 Technology in the Music Classroom, course revision, catalog description change
Tabled to be sure we have the correct, revised copy.
H. 09-8 PHIL 360 Philosophy of the Mind, new course
Provisionally approved on a Migyanka/McCombie motion.  Prerequisite:  how can this, as a liberal studies elective, be restricted to majors/minors?  Need a letter from psychology or at least notify the department about the course.
I. 09-16a MGMT 375 Social Entrepreneurship, new course
On a Potts/Numan motion.  Suggest that instructor will need to better define participation and how it will be graded on instructor syllabus.
J. 09-16b MGMT 425 Franchising: Methods and Management, new course
Returned on a Hannibal/Lewis motion.  Objectives need to be higher level for a 400-level course.
K. 09-31a FRNC 102 Basic French I, new course
Provisionally approved on a Hannibal/Potts motion.  Attendance policy needs to be more general in number of classes missed for summer school, etc.
L. 09-31b FRNC 101 Basic French I, course revision, catalog description change
Provisionally approved on a Hannibal/Potts motion.  Attendance policy needs to be more general in number of classes missed for summer school, etc.
M. 09-31c FRNC 202 Intermediate French II, course revision, catalog description change
Provisionally approved on a Hannibal/Potts motion. Attendance policy needs to be more general in number of classes missed for summer school, etc.
N. 09-31d FRNC 201 Intermediate French II, course revision, catalog description change
Provisionally approved on a Hannibal/Potts motion.  Attendance policy needs to be more general in number of classes missed for summer school, etc.
O. 09-38d MUSC 337 General/Choral Methods, course revision, catalog description change
Approved on a Hannibal/McCombie motion.
P. 09-46e FDNT 364 Methods of Teaching, catalog description change and course revision under syllabus amnesty.
Approved on a Metz/Turner motion.
Q. 09-54 MUSC 128 Opera/Musical in Production Ensemble, new course
Approved on a Hannibal/Numan motion.
R. 09-55 FIAR 101 Introduction to the Arts, new course
Provisionally approved on a Hannibal/Potts motion, Turner abstained.
Check if this needs Liberal Studies approval—the forms are not in the proposal, check with the dean’s office to make sure that the funding of the assistantship and transportation of students will not be an issue.  Can the course be offered if there is not a graduate assistant available? Add the culminating activity to the outline and begin the catalog description with Introduces the basic . . .
S. 09-57b MUSC 136 Advances Jazz Ensemble, catalog description change
Provisionally approved on a Hannibal/McCombie motion.
Begin description with “Performs a mixture of  . . . “
T. 09-57c MUSC 126 Music Theater, catalog description change
Returned on a Hannibal/Metz motion.  Reword description to match style of those approved.
U. 09-57d MUSC 135 Jazz Ensemble, catalog description change
                              Returned on a Hannibal/Metz motion.  Reword description to match style of
                              those approved.
V. 09-57e MUSC 134 University Chorus, catalog description change
                              Provisionally approved on a McCombie/Hannibal motion.
                                 Begin description with “A large, mixed chorus . . .
W. 09-57f MUSC 133 Woodwind Ensemble, catalog description change
                              Approved on a Metz/Turner motion.                         
X. 09-57g MUSC 131 University Wind Ensemble, catalog description change
                              Provisionally approved on a Potts/McCombie motion.
                              Remove the last two sentences which do not seem appropriate for a catalog
                              description.
Y. 09-57h MUSC 130 String Ensemble, catalog description change
Provisionally approved on a Metz/Hannibal motion.
Begin description with “Provides string players . . .
Z. 09-57i MUSC 129 University Symphony Orchestra, catalog description  
                change
                Provisionally approved on a Potts/Metz motion.
                Begin description with “Provides experience performing . . .
AA. 09-57j MUSC 127 Percussion Ensemble, catalog description change
     Provisionally approved on a Hannibal/McCombie motion.
     Begin description “Performs pieces ranging from traditional to . . .
     The rest of the information sounds more like an advertisement.
BB. 09-57k MUSC 124 Concert Band, catalog description change
     Approved on a Turner/Potts motion.     
CC. 09-57l MUSC 122 University Chorale, catalog description change
     Provisionally approved on a McCombie/Metz motion.
     Begin catalog description “Studies and performs masterworks of . . .
DD. 09-57n MUSC 120 Brass Ensemble, catalog description change
     Approved on a Hannibal/Numan motion.
EE. 09-57o MUSC 123 Symphony Band, catalog description change
     Approved on a Metz/Lewis motion.
FF. 09-57p MUSC 121 Chamber Singers, catalog description change
     Provisionally approved on a Metz/Potts motion.
     Begin catalog description: “Performs a broad spectrum . . .
     Remove first sentence.

Adjourned at 6:12   pm

Respectfully submitted,
Chauna Craig & Gail Sechrist

 

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