August 31, 2010

I. Call to order
In attendance: Baumler, Boser, Deckert, Hyde, Intemann, Knight, Lewis, McCombie, Metz, Migyanka, Muchtar, Sechrist, Turner, Rost
Excused: Potts


II. Minutes from the April 13, 2010 meeting were approved on a Hyde/Migyanka motion.


III. Co-Chairs Report
A. Gail Sechrist welcomed everyone to the committee and introductions were made
B. On a Migyanka/McCombie motion, Mary Lou Metz was elected Secretary.
On a Hyde/Metz motion, Sallie McCombie was elected Co-Chair.
C. Screening committees were formed and procedures for screening proposals were discussed.
Following are the screening committees for the 2010-2011 year:
• Screening Committee 1: Laura Knight, Todd Potts, John Lewis
• Screening Committee 2: Alan Baumler, Joann Migyanka, Micki Hyde
• Screening Committee 3: Nuhaya Muchtar, Sharon Deckert, Kevin Turner
• Distance Ed. Committee: Susan Boser
D. The following Handbook revisions were approved as corrected:
• Deleted reference to CIP codes.
• Addition of paragraph and line in the index about procedures for Dual-Level courses. (see handout)
• Flowchart for “Procedures for Approval of a New Program” was corrected to include UWUCC.
• Flowchart for “Procedures for Approval of Program Revision” was corrected so that the College Curriculum Committee and College Dean Approval come before the Liberal Studies.
• Addition of a paragraph about “Program Catalog Description Revisions.”


IV. Items for Review/Possible Actions:
A. There was no Honors College Committee Report.
B. The Liberal Studies Committee report as amended was received and approved:
• Approved FIAR 101 Introduction to the Arts for the Liberal Studies Fine Arts Category.
• Approved James Racchini to teach LBST 499 Sport: A Microcosm of Society.
• Approved Laura Rhodes to teach LBST 499 Safe Living: A Challenge in Modern Societies
• Approved revisions to FRNC 201 College French I and FRNC 202 College French II which are Liberal Studies electives.
• Approved Meghan Twiest to teach LBST 499 Values and Education in a Pluralistic American Society.
• Approved David Doverspike to teach LBST 499 Childhood in America.
• Approved a new course, LBST 499 Consumer Culture, to be taught by Lisa Sciulli, Varinder Sharma, and Rajendar Garg.
C. 10-15C CDFR 224 Marriage and Family Relations course revision and catalog description change
• Needs the NCATE matrix
• Eliminate “to” at beginning of course description
• Needs TECC approval
• Needs Liberal Studies approval
• Provisionally approved based upon completion of above items. McCombie abstained.
D. 10-15e CDFR 315 Introduction to Early Intervention, new course
• Course description: Add “who are” to “who are birth to school-age”; replace “The course will” with “provides”
• Use full name with acronyms in parentheses for Course Description as it is in the Outcomes
• Approved on a Migyanka/Turner motion. McCombie abstained.
E. 10-15q CDFR 315 Introduction to Early Intervention, distance education
• Approved on a Hyde/Lewis motion with the same changes as previous proposal. McCombie abstained.
H1. 10-17 DVST 095 Introduction to College Math II, course revision, catalog description change
• Note regarding institutional, non-degree credit must appear in the catalog
• Hours add to 42 which includes Final Exam. Need to include Culminating Activity or add to hours to the outline and use the Final Exam as the culminating activity.
• Evaluation Methods: Midterm exam in 6th week but in the Course Outline it occurs after the 32nd hour.
• Begin course description with “Designed”
• Provisional approval given on a Lewis/McCombie based on completion of above items
H2. 10-17 DVST 095 Introduction to College Math II, distance education
• Concerns:
o students may not have engagement and self-discipline to be successful
o methodologies – ‘discussion” as a method of learning mathematics
o computer skills
o retention of students who have difficult learning – need engagement
o Does this committee have the authority to deny an online course even though the proposal is valid?
o How do students get support?
o Have other universities tackled this problem?
• Tabled on a Hyde/Boser motion so that we can meet with DVST Dept. and others who may be able to provide info.

Adjourned at 5:17.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Lou Metz