UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

 

 

Date:               October 3, 2012

 

Present:          Tom Dell                                             Carl Castles

                        John Hoover                                        Don Wilathgamuwa

                        Brian Gurney                                       Ying Wang

                        Cindy Dell                                           Richard Pierce

                        Del Brumley                                       

 

Absent:          

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Conference Room.

 

The September 19 meeting minutes were accepted as presented.

 

I.          ITEMS – FIRST READING

 

Item 9  EDU 354 Secondary Junior Field.  Change course description.

 

- Motion by Carl Castles, seconded by Brian Gurney to approve Item 9 on first reading.

 

It was noted that this change reduces the number of contact hours in the classroom from 90 to 65—the same as elementary majors—and those hours will be used as seminars.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Carl Castles, seconded by Brian Gurney to waive second reading of Item 9.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 12  BS Major in Psychiatric Rehabilitation.  Modification to an existing program.

Item 12.a  AA Program of Study in Rehabilitation and Related Services.  Modification to an existing program.

Item 12.b  REHA 201 Introduction to Diversity.  Change title to Introduction to Diversity in Counseling and change course description.

Item 12.c  REHA 215 Psychosocial Aspects of Disability.  Change title to Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, Addiction and Rehabilitation and change course description.

Item 12.d  REHA 406 Assessment and Case Conceptualization in Rehabilitation and Human Services.  Change title to Assessment in Human Service and Addiction Programs and change course description.

Item 12.e  REHA 425 Psychiatric Rehabilitation.  Change title to Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Co-Occurring Disorders and change course description.

Item 12.f  REHA 497 Capstone in Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation.  Change title to Capstone:  Addiction Treatment Planning and Documentation, change credits from 2 to 3, remove prerequisite, and change course description.

Item 12.g  HS 483 Treatment Perspectives of Chemical Dependency and Addictive Behaviors.  Change title to Introduction to Addiction Counseling, remove prerequisite, and change course description.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by John Hoover to approve Items 12 through 12.g on first reading.

 

It was noted that the six courses are in both the associate’s and bachelor’s programs, and they are being modified to include addiction counseling content.  These changes will allow graduates of the programs to apply for a Montana addiction counselor license, which has been an issue for students in the past.

 

The bachelor’s program is also being modified because currently a bachelor’s in counseling is not enough to find a job.  Most counseling employers require at minimum, a master’s degree, so the bachelor’s program is also being moved toward the addiction counseling arena so it will be a marketable degree.  The “Psychiatric Rehabilitation” name will not be changed at this time, as it requires Board of Regents approval, but will likely be changed in the future.  Students who graduate with the BS in Psychiatric Rehab will have “emphasis in addiction counseling” on their diploma.  There is no addition in credits as some SPED courses have been removed as no longer appropriate.  The capstone course is only offered online right now, but that may change in the future.

 

Regarding Common Course Numbering, the Rehab program is unique across the University System, so it will be less complex to make the changes.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Carl Castles, seconded by John Hoover to waive second reading of Items 12 through 12.g.

 

- Motion carried.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.

 

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