UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

 

 

Date:†††††††††††††† November 14, 2012

 

Present:††††††††† Tom Dell†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Carl Castles

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††††††††††††††††††††††† Brian Gurney†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ying Wang

††††††††††††††††††††††† Cindy Dell†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Richard Pierce

††††††††††††††††††††††† Del Brumley

 

Guests:†††††††††† Maggie McBride††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mark Jacobson

††††††††††††††††††††††† Jay Shaw††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lynne Fitzgerald

††††††††††††††††††††††† Stan Wiatr†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Stuart Snyder

††††††††††††††††††††††† Tasneem Khaleel

 

 

Cindy Dell called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. in the Chancellorís Conference Room.

 

The November 7 meeting minutes were accepted as presented.

 

I.††††††††† ITEMS Ė FIRST READING

 

Item 20BS Major in Mathematics.Modification to an existing program.

Item 20.aBS Major in Mathematics Teaching Licensure Option Single Subject Endorsement.Modification to an existing program.

Item 20.b Teaching Minor in Mathematics.Modification to an existing program.

Item 20.cBS Major in Mathematics Teaching Licensure Option Multiple Subject Endorsement.Delete program.

Item 20.dM 171 Calculus I.Change prerequisite.

Item 20.eM 333 Linear Algebra.Change prerequisite.

Item 20.f M 472 Introduction to Complex Analysis.Change prerequisite

Item 20.gM 499 Capstone.Change credits from 4 to 3 and change course description.

 

It was noted that Item 20.b is being pulled by the Math Department.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by John Hoover to approve Items 20 through 20.a and 20.c through 20.g on first reading.

 

Mark Jacobson, Math Department, stated that these changes make the math programs more rigorous and also streamline the courses for a better flow of content.They are adding a few existing courses to the programs.Maggie McBride, Chair of Math, noted that they are moving the emphasis of the programs away from statistics as their statistician retired.The teaching licensure for multiple subject is being deleted because the program was not as rigorous as it should be and most students take the single subject program.It was noted that the College of Education often advises their teacher education students to double major, as it makes them more marketable when they graduate.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Carl Castles, seconded by John Hoover to waive second reading of Items 20, 20.a, and 20.c through 20.g.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 21.dPHSX 105 Fundamentals of Physical Science.Delete course.

Item 21.e PHSX 106 Fundamentals of Physical Science Lab.Delete course.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Carl Castles to approve Items 21.d and 21.e on first reading.

 

Stan Wiatr, Chair of Biological & Physical Sciences, noted that PHSX 105 and its lab have not been successful at achieving the goals of the course.It covers three physical science disciplines for teacher education majors, and itís too much crammed into a single course.Stuart Snyder, Biological & Physical Sciences, stated that he has tried for years to improve the course, without success.They will move to the model used by other universities, that teacher education students will take courses in two of the three disciplines.The current course canít address the OPI standards.It was cited that this will basically add four credits for teacher education majors, and it is the College of Educationís responsibility to deal with that issue.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Tom Dell, seconded by Ying Wang to waive second reading of Items 21.d and 21.e.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 22.dBS Major in Biology Teaching Licensure Option.Modification to an existing program.

Item 22.hBS Major in Chemistry Teaching Licensure Option.Modification to an existing program.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Ying Wang to approve Items 22.d and 22.h on first reading.

 

Dr. Wiatr noted that the math requirements in the biology program are being updated.The courses in the chemistry program are being reorganized to make more sense.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Carl Castles, seconded by Brian Gurney to waive second reading of Items 22.d and 22.h.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 22.jTeaching Minor in Chemistry.Modification to an existing program.

Item 22.LTeaching Minor in Geography.Modification to an existing program.

Item 22.nTeaching Minor in Earth Science.Modification to an existing program.

Item 23.dCHMY 310 Scientific Literature.Delete course.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by John Hoover to approve Items 22.j, 22.L, 22.n, and 23.d on first reading.

 

Dr. Wiatr noted that CHMY 310 has not been taught in forever, and will not be taught any time soon.The content is also covered in other courses.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by John Hoover to waive second reading of Items 22.j, 22.L, 22.n, and 23.d.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 24EDEC 298, EDEC 296, EDU 220, EDU 296, EDU 298, EDU 330, EDU 336, EDU 397J, EDU 439, SPED 210, SPED 260, SPED 283, SPED 289, SPED 290, SPED 312, AND SPED 582.Change course description to add background check statement to each course.

Item 24.aEDEC 498, EDEC 496, EDU 220L, EDU 353, EDU 354, EDU 438, EDU 495A, EDU 495B, EDU 495C, EDU 496, EDU 498, SPED 415, SPED 420, SPED 484, SPED 490, SPED 494, EC 590, EC 594, EDCI 519, EDCI 584, EDCI 586, EDCI 590, EDCI 594, EDCI 690, EDF 590, EDF 594, RD 517, RD 590, SCOU 590, SCOU 594, SPED 584, SPED 590, SPED 594, SPED 690.Change course description to add lab fee and background check statements to each course.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Tom Dell to approve Items 24 and 24.a on first reading.

 

It was noted that these changes just add statements to the course descriptions regarding background checks and lab fees.The issue has arisen that students didnít know they had to complete a background check before working with students in the classroom, and thus are held back in the course until the background check is complete.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Rich Pierce to waive second reading of Items 24 and 24.a.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 25BS major in Health and Human Performance Teacher Licensure Option.Modification to an existing program.

Item 25.aBS major in Health and Human Performance Health Promotion Option.Modification to an existing program including option name change to Health and Wellness Option.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Ying Wang to approve Items 25 and 25.a on first reading.

 

Jay Shaw, Chair of Health and Human Performance, stated that these changes make their majors more compatible.Changes to the teaching major also make it more appropriate for teachers.It was noted that the Department of Health and Human Performance cannot add courses to the teacherís professional core, so HTH 201 needs to be moved to a different part of the program.

 

- Motion carried

 

- Motion by Tom Dell, seconded by Brian Gurney to waive second reading of Items 25 and 25.a

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 25.b HTH 201 Foundations of Health and Wellness.New course

Item 25.c HTH 435 Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan.New course.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Tom Dell to approve Items 25.b and 25.c on first reading.

 

Mr. Shaw stated that current faculty will teach these new courses being added to existing majors.

 

- Motion carried.

 

It was noted that these course proposals should include a staffing plan, and are also missing the CCN forms.Those items should be included for second reading.

 

Item 27BS Major in Health and Human Performance Human Performance Option.Modification to an existing program.

Item 27.aNUTR 411 Nutrition for Sports and Exercise.Add prerequisite and change course description.

Item 27.bKIN 462 Evidence Based Assessment and Treatment.New course.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by John Hoover to approve Items 27 through 27.b on first reading.

 

Mr. Shaw noted that some courses have been removed and others added.It was noted that the program proposal doesnít make that very clear.

 

- Motion and second to approve were withdrawn.

 

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Tom Dell to approve Item 27.a on first reading.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Ying Wang to waive second reading of Item 27.a.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 28REC 190 Shooting Sports I.New course.

Item 28.aREC 196 Swift Water Rescue.New course.

Item 28.bREC 233 Skiing/Snowboarding Instructor Development.New course.

Item 28.cREC 255 Rock Craft I.New course.

Item 28.dREC 257 Rock Craft II.New course.

Item 28.eREC 258 Ropes Rescue.New course.

Item 28.f REC 276 Kayaking II.New course.

Item 28.gREC 278 Rafting II.New course.

Item 28.hREC 281 Search and Rescue.New course.

Item 28.i REC 288 Archery II.New course.

Item 28.j REC 290 Shooting Sports II.New course.

Item 28.kREC 306 Outdoor Living Skills.New course.

Item 28.LREC 411 Adventure Guiding and Instructing.New course.

Item 28.mREC 470 Adventure Program Planning and Development.New course.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by John Hoover to approve Items 28 through 28.m on first reading.

 

Mr. Shaw noted that these will all be offerings in the Outdoor Adventure Leadership program, to give students more flexibility and a better grasp of content as well.MSUB is the only institution to offer such courses, so they chose the REC rubric.Almost all of these courses will be staffed by part-time faculty.The Department has some equipment, and the part-time instructors have equipment they rent to students.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Rich Pierce to waive second reading of Items 28 through 28.m.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 29HHP 381 Adventure Counseling and Leadership.Change rubric to REC, title to Leadership and Group Dynamics, and change course description.

Item 29.aHHP 480 Advanced Challenge Skills and Facilitation.Change rubric to REC, change title to Challenge Course Skills and Facilitation, and change course description.

 

Item 30BS major in Outdoor Adventure Leadership.Modification to an existing program.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by John Hoover to approve Items 29, 29.a, and 30 on first reading.

 

Mr. Shaw noted that the titles for the two courses are inappropriate, so they are fixing those.The program change adds all the REC courses and gets rid of the ďblocksĒ students were to choose courses from.Instead, there will now be levels.The program has the same total credits with lots more flexibility for students.

 

It was noted that the second page of the forms for Items 29 and 29.a are blank.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Ying Wang to table Items 29, 29.a, and 30.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:16 p.m.

 

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