UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

 

 

Date:               October 31, 2012

 

Present:          Tom Dell                                             John Hoover

                        Don Wilathgamuwa                             Brian Gurney

                        Ying Wang                                           Cindy Dell

                        Richard Pierce                                     Del Brumley

                        Becky Lyons (ex-officio)

 

Absent:           Carl Castles – excused

 

Guests:           Mike Havens                                       Susan Gregory

                        Ken Miller

 

 

Cindy Dell called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Conference Room.

 

The October 24 meeting minutes were accepted as presented.

 

I.          ITEMS – FIRST READING

 

Item 26  PSYX 315 Development Over the Lifespan.  New course.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by John Hoover to approve Item 26 on first reading.

 

Mike Havens, Chairperson of Psychology, stated that this course will primarily be for the Bozeman nursing students (not the City College nursing program).  The Bozeman nursing program requires a “lifespan” psychology course, and we have always offered two courses, one in child/adolescent psychology and one in adult psychology.  With the hiring of a new faculty member, we can now offer this one course instead.  Dr. Havens noted that there is a Common Course Numbering issue with another unit in the system.  They offer this course at the 200-level, but the MSUB course will be 300-level with a research component.  Because of this issue, it’s possible this course will go into the catalog with a different number.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Rich Pierce, seconded by Brian Gurney to waive second reading of Item 26.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 11  SPED 400 Legal and Current Issues in Special Education.  Change prerequisites.

Item 11.a  SPED 415 Individualizing Curriculum (Preschool-12th Grade).  Change prerequisites.

Item 11.b  EDU 270 Instructional Technology.  Change credits from 2 to 3.

Item 11.c  BSED Broadfield Major in Elementary Education.  Modification to an existing program.

Item 11.d  SPED 420 Teaching Special Populations.  Change credits from 3 to 2, change prerequisite, and change course description.

Item 11.e  SPED 260 Introduction to Teaching Exceptional Learners.  Change course description.

 

Item 19  BS in Education Secondary Education/Special Education (P-12) Double Major.  Modification to Item an existing program.

Item 19.a  BS in Education Elementary Education/Special Education (P-12) Double Major.  Modification to an existing program.

Item 19.b  Non-Endorsable Teaching Minor in Special Education (K-12) Concentration.  Modification to an existing program.

Item 19.c  Teaching Endorsement in Special Education (P-12).  Modification to an existing program.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by John Hoover to approve Items 11, 11.a, 11.d, 11.e, and 19 through 19.c on first reading.

 

Susan Gregory, Educational Theory and Practice Department, stated that the prerequisite changes are very simple.  The credit change for SPED 420 will make it easier to place students for student teaching in School District #2, as well as bring the student hours down to a more reasonable level.  SPED 260’s course description is being updated as there is not a lab requirement for the course.  The program changes are all reflections of course and credit changes.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Tom Dell, seconded by Brian Gurney to waive second reading of Items 11, 11.a, 11.d, 11.e, and 19 through 19.c.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 13  EDU 340 Classroom Management.  New course.

Item 13.a  EDU 383 Assessment in Education.  New course.

Item 13.b  EDU 442 Reading Diagnostics and Interventions in Classroom Settings.  New course.

Item 13.c  EDU 497R Methods:  5-8 Mathematics.  New course.

Item 13.d  EDSP 310 Supporting Diverse Learners through Collaboration.  New course.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Ying Wang to approve Items 11.b, 11.c, 13, 13.a, 13.b, and 13.d on first reading.

 

Ken Miller, Chairperson of the Educational Theory and Practice Department, stated that the last time the Elementary Education major was updated was when we converted from quarters to semesters.  After two years of research, the department decided to make the elementary program an extended major.  They have added 15 credits, taken instead of a minor, and those credits include new courses in special education, reading, technology for learning, classroom management, and assessment.  Elementary Education majors will not have a minor, and MSUB was unusual that we required a minor in the past.  Staffing for these new courses has been handled, although some part-time faculty will be needed.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Rich Pierce to waive second reading of Items 11.b, 11.c, 13, 13.a, 13.b, and 13.d.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by John Hoover, seconded by Brian Gurney to approve Item 13.c on first reading.

 

Dr. Miller noted that they have hired a new faculty member in math education, who has recommended we offer two math methods courses rather than just one.  We currently offer math methods for grades 9-12, so this new course will cover grades 5-8.  The math program changes will be coming later.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by John Hoover to waive second reading of Item 13.c.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 15.b  COMT 482 Women, Media and Health (crosslisted with COMT 582, HADM 482, HADM 582, HHP 482, and HHP 582).  Change rubric to COMX, change title to Women, Media and Society, and change course description.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by John Hoover to approve item 15.b on first reading.

 

It was noted that an email was received confirming that the course will remain crosslisted with all mentioned rubrics.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Rich Pierce, seconded by John Hoover to waive second reading of Item 15.b.

 

- Motion carried.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:02 p.m.

 

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