Academic Coordinating Commission 

Motions Passed:  1976 to 1997 

and special log of 1995 

 

1976 through 1997

Topic

Action

Passed

Catalog course listings

“All courses listed in the general catalog must be offered at least once every two regular academic years unless otherwise specified in the catalog.”

 

11/30/76

Student transcript records indicating minors

 

“The Registrar be directed to record minors on student transcripts.”

1/25/77

Curriculum governance change

WHEREAS Western Washington State College has changed its governance of curriculum, and WHEREAS the ACC has replaced the Academic Council as the prime academic policy-making body, and WHEREAS there is uncertainty as to the applicability of existing policy to the various colleges, schools and departments, BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that all policies and procedures approved by the Academic Council are affirmed by ACC unless they have been subsequently modified.

 

4/5/77

Speech Pathology/

Audiology separation fm Dept of Speech

 

“Affirmed the CASC recommendation of 5/5/77 and that of the Long-Range Planning Cte. That Speech Pathology/Audiology be separated from the Department of Speech.

5/24/77

Suspension of preregistration for Fall Qtr at Fairhaven College

“ACC instruct the Vice President for Academic Affairs to suspend preregistration for Fall Qtr at Fairhaven College until the ACC has had opportunity to review the proposed 1977-78 curriculum at Fairhaven.  [A special ACC mtg was held on 5/26/77, and the Fall Qtr courses listed in the 1977-78 Fairhaven College were approved.]

 

5/25/77

Degree Posting to Academic Record of “Interdiscipinary”

 

Interdisciplinary degrees reflect the notation, “B.A. (Interdisciplinary) or B.S. (Interdisciplinary.,)”

10/11/77

Interdisciplinary Degrees

“All titles of interdisciplinary and individually designed majors (1) be drawn fm a list of such titles and approved by ACC, or (2) be approved by ACC for students individually.

 

11/22/77

Foreign Studies Advisory Committee

 

The charge for the Foreign Studies Advisory Committee was approved.

11/22/77

Computer Center Committee

The ACC voted to replace the Computer Center Policy Committee with a high-level ex-officio cte.  This Committee shall function as an internal governing board for the Center and report to the ACC.

 

11/22/77

GCR Committee Resolution

WHEREAS, the General College Requirements (GCR) ought properly to fall under the purview and direct responsibility of an All-University body, and BE IT RESOLVED, that henceforth the GCR Committee will report directly to the ACC, and, further, that the GCR Committee is directed to submit its report to the ACC no later than the first regular meeting of ACC in Spring Qtr. 1978.

 

12/6/77

Curriculum Approval

“No course or program change may appear in the Catalog unless formally approved by ACC and such action is reflected in the ACC minutes.

 

12/6/77

Restrictions on Student Employment for Students on Academic Probation

“To strike the first line of (5), passed by the Arts and Sciences Academic Council (and to become effective no later than Fall Quarter 1973), and retain remainder of text.”  New text reads…..(5) “Certain restrictions govern students on academic—they may not hold an elective or appointive office in any student organization, nor appear in any performance before the student body, at any conference, or as a member of any term or organization.”

 

1/31/78

Midterm deficiency reports

“To discontinue the practice of issuing midterm deficiency reports.”

 

2/14/78

Huxley Grading Change

“Approve the change in the Huxley grading system from A-B-C-no entry to A-F, the system used by the majority of units at WWU.

 

2/14/78

Honors Calculations

Chairman Talbot reported that Education students receive S/U grades for the 32 hours of practice teaching, which poses a problem in the calculation of eligibility for cum laude or magnum cum laude recognition.  Concluding discussion of alternatives, there was forwarded a MOTION “That grade transcripts of students with a large S/U component shall be evaluated on an individual basis, to determine eligibility for cum laude or magna cum laude recognition.”  By consensus of the Commission, it was agreed that appropriate action should be undertaken by the Registrar and Dean of the college concerned, to determine eligibility for cum laude or magna cum laude recognition.

 

2/14/78

GUR Committee Inception

The ACC charged the General University Requirements Committee to (1) Identify and spell out the goals of the GUR program.  (2)  Propose means for achieving these goals. (3) Request from the Vice Provost for Instruction & Planning an analysis of the impact of any proposal on staffing, (4) Report its findings and recommendations by 6/1/78.

 

3/28/78

Learning Resource Center

ACC recommended formation of a Learning Resource Committee.  This Center had been proposed by the Student Affairs office fm studies indicating a need for services to students who are academically deficient or who have learning disabilities.

 

 

3/28/78

Declaration of Major

ACC commissioned a report on the benefits and disadvantages of requiring students to declare a major.

 

 

3/28/78

Suspend ACC Committees

“To declare suspended those committees under the purview of ACC which are not meeting at least once quarterly.”

 

3/28/78

X96 Courses

“That WWU adopt X96 as the number for topics courses.  It is understood that each college will adopt a mechanism for reviewing these courses, and that any that are to be given graduate credit will be forwarded to the Graduate Dean for approval, and any to be given off campus will need approval of the Dean of the College and the Graduate Dean (when appropriate).  Any college may continue to use the X97 number for new courses.

 

5/9/78

Retention of Graduate Programs

“The Graduate School of WWU hereby establishes a policy of continuing only those graduate programs that over a three-year consecutive period average four graduates or more per year and enroll ten or more graduate students per year.  The first year of the three years will be academic year 1977-78 for all graduate programs at WWU New programs - three years from inception.  A program falling under these injunctions will be recommended during the third year to the Board of Trustees for elimination.”  ACC approved this Graduate Council policy object to clarification of penultimate sentence.

 

6/6/78

Cross-Listing of Courses

“That ACC intends to abolish cross-listing of courses, effective with academic year 1980-81, with the following EXCEPTIONS:  (1) Courses which are team taught across departmental/college boundaries, and/or (2) Split appointments involving departments and/or colleges.”

 

5/22/79

Human Services Program [items voted on separately]

#2 - “That a Dept of Community Services Education be formed and fully integrated within the School of Education.  That it be operational by Fall Qtr, 1980, and that it incorporate the present Human Services Program.”

 

#3 - “That by the end of the two-year period indicated in item #1 above, half of the six positions in the Human Services Program will be occupied by faculty holding the doctorate.

 

#4 - “That the Human Services Program will allow students holding full-time jobs to enroll for no more than nine (9) credits per quarter.”

 

#1 - “That the Human Services Program be continued for two (2) years.”

 

#7 - “That the Dean of the School of Education seek and utilize regular consultation at the national level, incorporating knowledge and experience from academic disciplines connected with Human Services Program work, with respect to emerging national standards in that field and to the appropriate place and structure of Human Services with a baccalaureate degree program.”

 

6/5/79

Credits for master’s core

Beginning with summer qtr 1980, a minimum of 35/38 500- and 600-level credits will be allowed toward satisfaction of the master’s core—the 45- or 48-credit minimum for a master’s at WWU (45 for thesis, 48 for nonthesis).  Ideally no 400-level courses would be included, but ten credits are permissible.

 

6/5/79

Review of ACC committee charges—recommendations to bring all charges into conformity with one another

Admissions & Intercollege Relations, Allocation Advisory Cte. (AKA Resource Allocation Committee), CASC, CFPAC, CBAC, Center for Urban Studies Committee, Committee on Councils and Committees, Computer Policy Committee, Continuing Education Advisory Cte, Fairhaven College Curriculum, Foreign Studies Advisory Cte, GUR Cte, Graduate Council, Grant Screening Committee, Huxley College Curriculum, TCCC.

 

10/23/79

Eliminate Committee on Councils and Committees

“Eliminate the function of Committee on Councils and Committees.”  The function of this committee was then transferred to the ACC Executive Committee.”

 

10/23/79

ACC Bylaw Change

“Removal of BFC and the addition of the Planning Council as recipient of ACC agendas.”

 

10/23/79

Cooperative Education Committee

ACC revised and approved the charge to the Cooperative Education/Internship Advisory Committee.

 

4/8/80

500 Level Courses for Undergraduates

Option #3 states:  There will be no restrictions on the number of graduate courses counted toward the baccalaureate degree.  [The conditions imposed by Graduate Council for taking a graduate course will be the determinant.]

 

4/8/80

CFPA Music Department 117 credit requirement for Bachelor of Music

 

The Bachelor of Music be increased to 117 credits, with the proviso that Music students are required to take in excess of 200 credits to graduate.

4/8/80

Students not subject to GUR participation

That an academic unit whose students are not subject to the GUR requirements, and whose students do not participate in the University GUR program, may offer courses for the General University Requirements, subject to the approval of such courses by the GUR Committee.

 

5/13/80

  Grading Policy

 Add the “plus and minus” component to the present A-F grading system.  The result would be:

A      A-      B+     B      B-    C+      C

4      3.7     3.3     3      2.7   2.3      2

 

C-       D+      D      D-      F

1.7  1.3      1       .7       0

 

A “K” grade reverts to a Z grade after one year.

 

That departments recommend on grade definitions, e.g., B = High Pass, C = Pass, D = Low Pass.

 

11/9/80

 

Withdrawal Date Change

Week 1          The traditional Drop/Add period

 Weeks 2-4     Students may withdraw with a W

 Weeks 4-9     Students may withdraw from an additional limited number of courses, also with

                      a W

 #Credits Earned     # Course Drops Permitted

   0 - 44                     3

 45 - 89                    1

 90  - 134                 1

125 - 180                 1

11/9/80

 

Skills Development Course Credit

 

“For departmentally related skill development courses, policy for granting credit should be left to the individual departments.”

 

“For content and general skills development courses, credit granted should be considered elective credit, applicable to graduation but not to a major.  Grading in such courses should be established as S/U.”

 

11/4/80

 

Closure of Economics M.A. Programs

 

The ACC accepted the Graduate Council’s recommendation to terminate the Economics M.A. program.

 

11/18/80

 

Grading Practices

 

(Catalog Text third para.)

 

“At Western, the A-F grading system describes a student’s achievement in both subject matter and communication (speaking and writing).  Grades of A are awarded sparingly and identify a student’s unusual degree of excellence or distinction in both subject matter mastery and its communication in examinations and essays; grades of B indicate a student’s High Pass subject matter and communication level; grades of C indicate Pass; grades of D indicate Low Pass; and grades of A indicate a student’s failure to perform adequately in a course.”

 

11/18/80

 

Course Challenge Policy

 

“The challenge application will normally be denied:

….

(g)    if the student is in his final graduating quarter and the course is part of his/her graduation

      requirements.”

 

1/20/81

 

 

Admission Standards 1981-82

 

The Admissions Committee raised Western’s 1981-82 entrance requirements for high school GPA to 2.7 from 2.0 and for community college to 2.3 from 2.0.

 

 

2/3/81

 

Fresh Start Policy

 “A student who re-enrolls at Western after an absence of five calendar years or more may petition the Scholastic Standing Committee…”

 

2/3/81

 

Academic Dishonesty Policy and Procedure

 

Policy, Academic Dishonesty (a) through (e) Procedures

 

2/3/81

 

International Education Policy Statement

 

WWU believes that the quality of its academic programs is enriched by international educational interchange.  Effective study-abroad programs for Western students as well as campus resources for students from other countries are essential ingredients for this academic enrichment…

 

2/17/81

 

Rules of Order addendum to the by-laws

 

“that rejecting committee actions shall require a majority vote of members present.”

 

3/3/81

 

ROTC Resolution

 

…referred matter to CASC to recommend whether or not establish an Army ROTC branch…”

 

CASC to recomm. by spring

 

Rules of Order

 

Vote Needed    Motion          Effect/Condition

2/3                    Reconsider   At same meeting; on motions passed or failed; anyone can

                                              move; if passed opens main motion as if just made.

M/*                    Rescind        Any time, but requires a 2/3 vote if voted on at same meeting

                                              as motion is proposed, or a simple majority at the next meeting

 

*2/3 if voted at same mtg or if motion required 2/3 to pass, or majority (see Effect/Condition).

 

4/28/81

 

Library Committee Reactivated

 

Due to library budget underfunding a mechanism I needed for advising the director on policy.  The charge and membership was adopted.

 

3/3/81

 

Tuition Increase Effect on Canadian Students

 

ACC recommended to Faculty Senate that it ask the administration to continue to pursue reinstatement of the B.C. reciprocity bill as being in the best interests of WWU students.

 

4/26/81

 

Standing Committee Minutes to ACC

 

Standing committees were directed to include in their minutes:  (1) Time meeting began, (2) Location of mtg; (3) Identification of chairman and secretary; (4) seated members present; (5) seated members absent; (6) outline of major discussion; (7) off. action taken & tally of votes.

 

10/31/81

 

Allocation Advisory Committee

 

Members were appointed to the Allocation Advisory Cte (a/k/a the Resource Allocations Committee)”

 

10/27/81

 

Delay of PLUS-MINUS Grading

 

“Accepted the recommendations of the registrar and delay until fall of 1982 implementation of the plus-minus grading system.”

 

11/17/81

 

R/RIF Policy - Summer shift of faculty and its curricular implications

 

“…courses required for graduation shall not be offered during summer quarter unless they are also offered in the academic year either preceding or following the summer quarter, excepting certain courses traditionally offered only in the summer.”

 

11/17/81

 

Expository Writing Committee Inception

 

“…be formed and charged with devising and implementing programs approved as University policy having the fostering of college-level writing ability as their objective…”

 

2/16/82

 

Admission Policy for non-

matriculating students

 

Section 600-02-420 of the Policies and Procedures Manual of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.  (Enrollment procedure defined in the minutes from Admissions & Intercollege Relations Committee.)

 

3/2/82

 

Gerontology Minor

 

Recommended termination of a minor in gerontology beginning fall quarter 1982.

 

4/13/82

 

X37 Course for GUR equivalent

 

“…any X37 course which has been accepted as an equivalent for a GUR course at Western by a department or by the GUR cte. Shall be given GUR status.”

 

1/3/83

 

Writing Policy Implementation across the curriculum

 

“All freshmen students must take English 101 during their freshman year” beginning fall of 1983.  (“All freshmen students must take” is a graduation requirement and not a general university requirement.)

 

That the policies governing upper-division writing requirements for students who have completed 90 credit hours toward graduation be implemented as follows:  That the new policy shall apply to: all freshmen entering fall of 83, all transfer students entering fall of 84, and all students returning to the university fall of 84 after more than two consecutive quarters absence (not counting summer sessions).

 

3/1/83

 

Charge to Expository Writing Committee

 

Charge adopted.

 

3/1/83

 

Independent Elective Policy

 

“In addition to courses specified in the various major programs of the university and courses specified under the GURs, students also have available independent electives.  Independent electives give students the opportunity to investigate those special and personal interests that engage in the curious and inquiring mind.  It is the academic policy of the university to encourage such independent exploration.

 

3/1/83

 

Coordination of Curricular Conflict

 

“Whenever the ACC becomes aware of an apparent or potential curricular conflict or redundancy between any colleges and/or departments and/or programs of the university that falls under its jurisdiction, the commission will ask the Provost, or the Provost’s designee, to (1) call the appropriate administrators together, (2) ask the parties to resolve the difficulty, and (3) submit to the commission a recommendation acceptable to all parties.

 

3/1/83

 

Division of Department of Education into two departments

 

“The prefixes of EdCI and EdAF for what were formerly Education courses at this University” approved.

 

4/12/83

 

Finals Preparation Week

 

Proposed published in FAST outlining when final exams shall be administered and when

 

4/26/83

 

Honors Programs Course Requirements Change

 

The following requirement will apply only to students entering the Program at the freshman and sophomore levels:  “Instead of twelve credits in honors seminars or independent study, students would be required to take one “honors sequence” and one honors seminar.  (An honors sequence would consist of two courses of five credits each of three courses of three credits each, which are special honors sections or regular departmental  course offerings which satisfy various portions of the General University Requirements.

 

2/14/84

 

More than One Degree Policy

 

Additions to policy regarding graduation at Western approved. (not appended to file)

 

3/13/84

 

 

International Education Policy Statement amendment

 

 

Amend the last paragraph to read:  “To enhance diversity within the international student population, the University will encourage the enrollment of students from many countries…”

 

 

3/13/84

 

Computer Competency

 

“The ACC proposes that students achieve competency in the use of computers in their disciplines and urges departments to define such competencies for the 1985-87 catalog.

 

4/10/84

 

Library Committee Charge - Proposed Change

 

The approved charge changed the name of the committee to:  Library & Media Services Committee.  The committee shall advise the Library Director and recommend policy in matters pertaining to the University Libraries and the Educational Media Services

 

10/9/84

 

Foreign Language Admission Requirement

 

The ACC moved, “approval of two years of a single foreign language in high school as an admission requirement to become effective in Fall 1987.”

 

1/8/85

 

3/2 Engineering Program

 

The 3/2 engineering program would result in a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts from Western after 3 years of study and a B.S. degree from the University of Washington after 2 years of additional study there.

 

 

3/11/85

 

 

Amendment to appointment term for Expository Writing Committee

 

Charge amended to read:  “Appointments shall be made annually at the beginning of fall quarter.”

 

4/16/85

 

Contingency Planning Input from ACC

 

“The ACC representative to the Planning Council should be charged with seeing that the Academic Coordinating Commission and Planning Council get together earlier in the year for contingency planning.”

 

5/21/85

 

Urban Center Review

 

“The ACC no longer will have a group from Western’s Bellingham faculty monitor the Urban Center Program.”

 

10/8/85

 

New Honors Curriculum

 

The program allows Honors students to satisfy all their GUR’s (Except for Math) by completing a prescribed set of Honors courses and seminars.

 

12/3/85

 

Intensive Writing Course

 

Dr. Symes presented a draft statement which included; (1) the statement on essay exams, and (2) strengthening the emphasis on revision.

 

2/4/86

 

 

Western in Seattle

 

Dr. Utendale provided the commission with a summary report on Western-in-Seattle.  It was comprised of an historical overview and outline of the present organizational structure.

 

2/4/86

 

University 101

 

Charge for a committee to investigate a student orientation course adopted.

 

4/29/86

 

Catalog Policy

 

Any course listed in the catalog which is not offered during the biennium in which the catalog is in effect shall be dropped from the next biennial catalog.  Departments and colleges are invited to offer courses which cannot be taught at least once in each biennium under a “special topics” or a similar rubric.

 

5/27/86

 

Committee to Investigate Size of Majors

 

Little change in size from 1970-85.  Vocational and professionally oriented programs - 150 credit technology degree - extend beyond the CASC limit of 110 credits per major.  (Questionnaire approved to be sent to chairs and programs directors 4/14/87.)

 

12/9/86

 

Time Extension of grade to pass/fail

 

“…extend the from/to pass/fail indication from one week to four week drop/add deadline.”

 

2/17/87

 

JWE Requirements

 

1.  Students are required to take the JWE before registering for a writing proficiency course.  This requirement may not be waived by anyone.  (2) The Junior Writing Exam is advisory to the students and instructors of writing proficiency courses.  (3) If the JWE is continued, the University must do something to insure that faculty help with marking exams.

 

 

University 101 syllabus

 

Proposal approved.

 

6/2/87

 

Assessment Committee

 

Standing Committee on Assessment approved

 

10/6/87

 

Plagiarism Policy

 

Definition contained on page 2, ACC Minutes of 1/17/89

 

1/17/89

 

Catalog Coordinator

 

Catalog coordinator added to the ACC membership

 

2/28/89

 

JWE Requirement

 

“..that students who attend the Junior Writing Exam testing session but who do not make a valid attempt to complete one or both parts of the exam will not be cleared to be admitted into a Writing Proficiency course because they have not met the prerequisite of taking the Junior Writing Exam

 

4/25/89

 

New ACC Charge

 

[revised again spring 1997]

 

The ACC shall have jurisdiction over all matters relating to the University’s academic program such as a curriculum, and teaching load and the like.  It shall consist of 18 members:  12 faculty including at least one from each area specified in BL7.1.4, four students, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ex-officio, and the Catalog Coordinator, Ex-officio.  The faculty members of the ACC are appointed by the Faculty Senate.  At least two of the faculty members appointed shall be voting Faculty Senate members.  The student members shall be appointed by the Associated Students Board of Directors.  ACC members elect their own chairperson, are appointed Spring Quarter, seated at the first meeting of the Fall Quarter and serve for two years.

 

5/9/89

 

Transfer Admissions Guidelines

 

Policy to be implemented Fall Quarter 1990.

 

10/24/89

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internship Course Grading

Proposal to grade all Internship Courses S/U.

1/9/90

 

Quarterly Commencement Ceremonies

 

Commission approved the administration’s request “that we support the experiment of quarterly commencements, but maintain the academic procedures the way they are now.”

 

1/23/90

 

Assessment of Writing

 

ACC applauded the efforts of the Director of Assessment and members of the EWC, and encourages these parties to investigate the possibility of testing the writing abilities of entering Freshmen for placement and measurement of ability.

 

1/23/90

 

X97 Course Offering Limitations

 

An X97 course may not be repeated within two yrs of its most recent offering unless it has been reviewed, approved and assigned a permanent number and is scheduled to go into the next General Catalog, that is, scheduled inclusion in the next General Catalog automatically permits additional offerings of the course under the X97 rubric until the new catalog is in effect.

 

2/20/90

 

ACC Handbook

 

Approval of handbook

 

2/20/90

 

Formation of Committee on Finals Preparation Week

 

Commission established a committee “to examine the current policy, paying special attention to the matters of compliance, enforcement of compliance, and the pedagogical wisdom of the policy.  The Committee shall make recommendations on changing the policy, leaving the policy as it is or on abandoning the policy altogether; shall consist of three faculty members chosen by the ACC and two students chosen by the ASB; and shall report its recommendation to the ACC no later than the final meeting of the ACC Fall Qtr, 1990.”

 

5/15/90

 

Minorities in Marine Sciences Undergraduate Program

 

Dr. Steve Sulkin, Director, Shannon Point Marine Center, presented information on the pilot program designed to attract underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in science and engineering.  This program will be implemented beginning the Winter Qtr, 1991.

 

10/23/90

 

Fairhaven Law and Diversity Program

 

The ACC approved the pilot program in Law and Diversity at Fairhaven College.  The approval was given with the understanding that the departments involved will be fully consulted regarding the content of the curriculum.

 

11/6/90

Course Repeat Credit Policy

The ACC voted to delete the following from the next general catalog:  “If a student is required to register for a course that may be a repeat of a course completed elsewhere, the student may receive credit for both courses.”

11/6/90

 

Summer Scheduling Practices

 

Effective 1992 all undergraduate courses offered in Summer Session shall be of six-week duration and offered in the Six-Week session or shall be courses of nine-weeks duration and offered in the Nine-Week session, save for workshops and “enrichment” courses of under six-weeks duration, unless an alternative duration is approved by the ACC.

 

11/6/90

 

EdCI Special Education Major

 

Special Education Major approved by the ACC.

 

11/20/90

 

Junior Writing Exam

 

The expository Writing Committee was invited to attend the 12/4 ACC meeting to consider (a) renaming the Junior Writing Exam the Junior Writing Assessment, (b) ways of providing diagnostic feedback to students failing the exam or assessment, and © ways of providing remedial help to students failing the exam.

 

11/20/90

 

Fairhaven Law and Diversity Program

 

Approval was given the pilot program noting that the ACC’s approval of this program shall not be construed as an attempt on the part of the ACC to require departments offering courses in the program to reserve blocks of space for students participating in the program.  Approval is given with the understanding that the departments involved will be fully consulted regarding the content of the curriculum.  At the end of two years Fairhaven College shall submit an initial report on the program to the ACC.

 

1/15/91

 

Junior Writing Exam

 

“Whereas, the ACC agrees with the Expository Writing committee that it may be a good idea to require passage of the Junior Writing Exam before permitting entry into an intensive writing course, but only if resources are sufficient to provide students failing the exam both with a diagnosis of their writing problems and assistance in overcoming those problems; BE IT RESOLVBED, that the members of the Expository Writing Committee, along with members of the English Department deemed appropriate by the EWC, meet with the Vice-President for Academic Affairs/Provost to assess the resources needed to provide students failing the JWE with both a diagnosis of their writing deficiencies as revealed by their performance on the exam and with reasonable means for remedying those deficiencies.”

 

1/15/91

 

Repetition of Course Policies

 

The ACC approved the policy that “Students receiving a grade in a course shall be allowed to repeat the course only once.  This applies only to students matriculating after 9/1/91.

 

1/15/91

 

 

 

Policy Statement:  Excessive Withdrawals and Course Repeats

 

 

 

The following paragraph is to be included in the Catalog as the Final Paragraph under “academic dismissal:”

 

“Under unusual circumstances involving consistent patterns of course withdrawal or course repeats, a student whose grade average is 2.00 or higher may be dismissed from the University.  The Provost may authorize dismissal in these unusual cases after reviewing records presented by the Registrar.”

 

 

 

 

1/22/91

 

Proposed Interdisciplinary Dance Minor

Because Theatre Arts was unwilling to support this proposed minor, the ACC reluctantly withheld its approval.

2/19/91

 

Library Course Proposal

 

 

Professors Alexander and Symes of the Wilson Library presented proposal to teach a course entitled “Introduction to Library Strategies.”

 

3/5/91

 

Grading Policies - Report from ad hoc committee on Cases of Suspected Academic Dishonesty

 

The proposal from the ad hoc committee on Grading Policies on Cases of Suspected Academic Dishonesty:

 

“Should the instructor be unable to contact the student to discuss the incident in question before final grades are due, the instructor shall submit a grade of “X” with a note to the registrar.  The registrar shall in turn inform the student of his/her responsibility to contact the instructor and refer the student to the section of the General Catalog addressing “Student Rights Responsibilities.”  Should the student not respond to the faculty member or respective department chairperson by the tenth day of the next academic quarter, not including summer, the grade will be changed to an “F.”

 

3/5/91

 

Grade Inflation

 

The subject of grade inflation is tabled until notice has been given to interested parties that the ACC is considering grading classes S/U.

 

3/5/91

 

University 101

 

Evaluation of University 101 was presented by Professors Johnson, Lockhart, Prody and Symes.  The response to the course was very positive and the ACC approved the course, University 101, for freshmen only for adoption as part of the catalog.

 

4/16/91

 

Academic Dismissal: Option for Dismissed Student

 

Addition to Academic Dismissal section of the General Catalog:  “A student who has been dismissed for low scholarship may not enroll for Western courses, except for Summer Session courses and for contract and correspondence courses through the Independent Study Office.  Course work through these programs does not guarantee future reinstatement as a degree candidate.”

 

4/30/91

 

 

Junior Writing Exam

 

 

The Expository Writing Committee recommended to the ACC that students pass the Junior Writing Exam before enrolling in a writing intensive course.  The ACC asked the Expository Writing Committee to consider incorporating a standardized diagnostic component into the JWE.

 

 

4/30/91

 

 

Course Duplication by CS and FMDS

 

The ACC requested “that Computer Science and CBE get together to come to a resolution of the problem and provide a report at our next ACC meeting.”

 

5/14/91

 

Non-standard Scheduling Practices

 

Any department or college who wishes to schedule a course for any period shorter than an entire ten-week quarter must have specific approval of the ACC to do so.

 

5/14/91

 

TCCC Guidelines for Awarding a Bachelor of Arts in Education without Certification

 

TCCC requested to submit clear guidelines to the ACC in the fall of 1991 for awarding a Bachelor of Arts in Education without Certification, noting that such degrees are to be awarded only in exceptional  circumstances and not routinely.

 

5/28/91

 

Revamping of Computer Policy Board

 

The ACC accepted Mel Davidson’s recommendations providing for a new structure and revamping of the Computer Policy Board.

 

5/28/91

 

ac hoc Committee on the Liberal Arts

 

The ACC voted to establish an ad hoc Committee on the Liberal Arts.  Nominations will be solicited, and the election will be held 11/19/91.  The cte. Is to consider the overall structure of liberal arts requirements.  The cte. Should consider whether nearly all liberal arts requirements should continue to reside in the GUR’s, or whether upper and lower division requirements reflecting the dimensions listed in the Statement of the Liberal Arts should be organized in separate structures (as is the JWE).  The cte is also asked to pursue initiatives such as those suggested in the Western’s educational Experience Rpt, to strengthen the liberal arts across the university, and to report no later than January 1, 1993.

 

11/6/91

 

GUR Committee response to Statement on the Liberal Arts

 

The ACC asked the General University Committee to report on their response to suggestions in their area of responsibility on the implementation of the Statement on the Liberal Arts.

 

11/19/91

 

Forum on “Regenerating the Liberal Arts”

 

Develop, in conjunction with the Provost, A Forum on “Generating the Liberal Arts.”  The forum will be co-sponsored by the Associated Students.

 

11/19/91

 

CBE - Eight Week Summer Session

 

The ACC approved the scheduling of CBE’s eight week summer school courses.

 

12/3/91

TCCC Reorganization

Membership reorganization of Teacher Curricula and Certification Council reduced the total number of committee members to 17.

1/7/92

Final Exams Schedule during Summer School - catalog copy

Text for inclusion in the Summer Bulletin to read:  “Since the summer session includes a wide array of class lengths, there is no final exam week.  Final exams must be held during the last week the class meets, and will normally be held during the last scheduled class meeting.  Alternatively, the final examination may be given during the last two class periods.”

1/21/92

 

Semester System Investigation

 

Request to have the Provost’s office provide information on models of semester systems for the purpose of comparison with the quarter system for further consideration and discussion by the ACC and campus community.”

 

2/4/92

 

Geography/Huxley/Merger

 

ACC members supported a “Draft Position Statement” on the merger taking no position in regards to administration reorganization and understands there are to be no changes in academics programs.  Future curricular changes will be subject to the normal process of curricular review.

 

3/31/92

 

Size of Major

 

Revised draft entitled “Issues Regarding the Establishment of Policy on Credits for Undergraduate Degrees, Majors and Electives” was accepted by the ACC.  A copy of the draft to be sent to the deans and chairs for comments.

 

3/31/92

 

4/14/92

 

Liberal Arts and Sciences Proposal

 

ACC invited comments from the university community and GUR Committee on proposed “Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements.”  Responses are to be directed to GUR committee on 5/19/92.

 

3/31/92

 

Working group to study the GUR category “Third World and Minority Studies”

 

The ACC asked the GUR Committee to form a working group to concentrate on the title and description of the Third World and Minority Studies category.  GUR Cte. To recruit in order to have working groups in place for fall quarter 1992.

 

5/19/92

 

GUR Cte. To prepare catalog copy

 

ACC asked the GUR Committee to prepare a statement for inclusion in the catalog on the nature and justification of the general education program.

 

5/19/92

 

Library Support Information Form

 

The ACC approved the Library Support Information Form with the deletion of Item A.3.   (The Faculty Senate at its June 1st meeting approved further changes.)

 

5/26/92

 

ad hoc Committee on the Liberal Arts Recommendations

 

The ACC:  accepted the proposal to establish a Liberal Arts Option for entering freshmen as described in the 5/12/92 report; endorsed the grant proposal from the Committee on the Liberal Arts made to the National Endowment for the Humanities; and established the Committee on the Liberal Arts as a standing committee of the ACC.  The committee is to make a full report in the Fall of 1995, and the committee may be reviewed for continuation in the Winter of 1996.

 

6/2/92

 

Charge for the Standing Committee on Assessment

 

The ACC approved the charge for a new standing committee.  The Committee on Assessment will be established at the beginning of fall quarter 1992, and shall advise and assist the Director of the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing in the administration of assessment studies.

 

6/2/92

 

Veterans Day observed as a Holiday

 

The ACC moved “that as of Fall 1995 we observe Veterans Day on the nationally recognized holiday.”

 

6/2/92

 

Review and Revision of ACC Standing Committee Charges and Membership

 

Term of appointment shall be for two consecutive years.  Committee members may stand for reappointment for one additional two-year term after which retirement from the committee is mandatory.  Resignations to standing committee shall be in writing to respective committee chair or ACC chair.  Replacement shall be appointed by ACC executive cte for remainder of resigning member’s two-year term.

 

10/2/92

 

Size of Major Policy

 

Any degree Program over 192 credits must be described in the catalog and in any advertising as being likely to require more than four years.

 

No more that 15 credits from student’s major department may count both toward the GUR’s and the major.

 

Four-year major programs are limited to a maximum of 110 credits.  Major programs requiring a full five years are limited to 150 credits.

 

Of the Credits required for majors, no more than 72 credits for a B.A. degree program, and no more than 95 credits in a B.S. degree program can be required in any one department.

 

Exception to rules may be made by petition to the ACC.

 

Existing programs asked to review their programs in time for 1995 catalog using Size of Major Policy approved by the ACC on 11/17/92.

 

11/17/92

 

 

11/17/92

 

 

11/17/92

 

 

11/17/92

 

 

11/17/92

 

11/17/92

 

Liberal Arts Options Program

 

Catalog copy for Liberal Arts Options Programs includes integrative seminars and colloquia through in enrollment in University 102.

 

1/12/93

 

GUR Charge Final Review

 

Final revision of the GUR charge to read:  “The Chairperson shall be chosen from the two at-large members from the College of Arts and Sciences.

 

1/12/93

 

 

 

Petition by Technology for Exception to Size of Major Policy

 

 

 

 

Catalog Copy:  “This program is likely to require more than four years unless a plan of study is established with a department advisor early on with a quarterly credit load of 16 to 17 credits.”

 

Variances approved for:  “Electronics Engineering Technology requires 98 credits.”

 

Manufacturing Engineering Technology requires 152 credits in the major and 197 credits in the degree.

 

Industrial Design required 147 credits in the major.

 

 

 

1/19/93

 

 

 

2/2/93

 

CBE new numbering sequence for Accounting sequence in Summer Session Catalog of 1993

 

New Accounting Sequence will begin Summer Session 1993 using numbering which will appear in the next catalog.

 

1/19/93

 

Admission GPA 2.75

 

on 10/30 the Admissions Committee raised entrance requirements to a 2.75 GPA

 

2/2/93

 

1993 Summer Session Numbering

 

Anthropology 364 and Speech Pathology 358A&B

 

2/2/93

 

International Programs Advisory Board

 

Name change from Foreign Study Advisory Board to International Programs Advisory Board

 

3/2/93

 

History 362 cross listing with American Cultural Studies

 

Catalog cross listing of History 362 with American Cultural Studies 362

 

3/2/93

 

Equipment Allocation Model Principles

 

ACC asked the Provost to prepare an equipment allocation proposal to apply to the next biennial budget that incorporates the eight principles attached to the memorandum dated 5/6/93.

 

4/11/93

 

Abolishment of Computer Policy Board, Academic Computing Users Committee, & Administrative Data Processing Committee

 

Effective at the end of Spring Quarter 1993, the ACC committees consisting of the CPB, the ACUC, and the ADPC, will be abolished.

 

4/11/93

 

Academic Technology Cte. - establishment of structure

 

ATC established as a standing cte of the ACC; six college Acts and a Library ATC established as standing cites of the ATC; charges established for each cte.

 

5/25/93

Administrative Technology Cte and Univ. Technology Coordinating Committee

Recommend to the administration the proposal for the establishment of an Administrative Technology Committee and a University Technology Coordinating Committee, including committee membership criteria and committee charge.

5/25/93

 

Women’s Studies 411, Senior Project

 

Include in catalog Women’s Studies 411, Senior Project

 

5/25/93

 

Foreign Language Competency Requirement

 

“Graduate students in programs that require a foreign language reading competency for foreign language option satisfy the requirement by: (a) Successfully completing the final course in a second year language sequence, or (b) Passing a reading competency examination in t he language. (I) The exams in French, German, and Spanish will be administered by the Testing Center, using the Princeton-ETS exam, here at WWU. (ii) The exams in other languages taught at WWU will continue to be set by the Dept of Foreign Language and Lit.

 

10/5/93

 

Fresh Start & Honors Calculations

 

“In computing cumulative grade averages to determine graduation honors, the Registrar shall count those grades earned in junior and senior standing (beyond 89 credits) at WWU, including repeated courses.  To be eligible for cum laude or magna cum laude status upon graduation, the student must have earned at least 90 credits from WWU, at least 65 of which must be courses completed under the A-F grading system.  Rationale:  Limiting the computation to junior and senior standing allows “nature” and transfer students an equal opportunity to earn honors.”

 

10/5/93

 

Fresh Start

 

“A student may begin Fresh Start (a new GPA) upon readmission to WWU after an absence of five or more years and at the student’s request.”

 

10/5/93

 

Enrollment Eligibility of Students dismissed for low scholarship

 

“To allow students who are dismissed for low scholarship to enroll in non-program courses offered through Continuing Education and CRS in addition to summer session courses and contract and correspondence courses through the independent study office.”

 

10/19/93

 

Pass/Fail Grading Policy

 

“Courses taken Pass/Fail will have the same prerequisites, work requirements and credits allowed as if the course were taken A-F.”

 

11/16/93

 

 

“P”

 

“The minimum level of performance required to receive a grade of P varies from course to course and is determined by each instructor or the department.”

 

11/16/93

 

Election date for ACC Executive Cte.

 

“There shall be an Executive Committee of the ACC elected annually at the last meeting in the spring.”

 

11/16/93

 

Approval for X97 Courses:

Experimental Courses

 

“X97 must be approved by the college curriculum committee of the college in which the course is offered.  Such courses may be offered only 3 times, after which said course must be submitted to the ACC with requests that it be approved as a “regular course offering” and be added to the university catalog.”

 

11/16/93

 

BL7.4 Change

 

“The Academic Coordinating Commission shall have jurisdiction over all matters relating to the University’s academic program including curriculum and teaching load.  It shall consist of 18 members:  12 faculty including at least one from each area specified in BL 7.1.4, four students, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, ex officio, and the Catalog Coordinator, ex officio.  The faculty members of the ACC are appointed by the Faculty Senate.  At least two of the faculty members appointed shall be voting Faculty Senate members.  The student members shall be appointed by the Associated Students Board of Directors.  Academic Coordinating Commission members are appointed Spring Quarter to two-year terms.  Members are seated the last meeting of Spring Quarter, at which time they elect their Executive Committee, consisting of a chair, Vice Chair, and Student Rep.”

 

11/16/93

 

Unit review of course curriculum changes

 

The ACC voted to “ask Fairhaven College and the Graduate Council to consider putting the following wording under the charges to the Fairhaven Curr. Cte, and the Graduate Council Standing Committee, “Curriculum changes being considered which might affect courses or programs offered by another academic unit of WWU must be forwarded to those units for review at least 2 weeks prior to final action.  Failure to do so will void the action.

 

1/18/94

 

New ACC Handbook

 

Revised Academic Coordinating Commission Handbook

 

1/18/94

 

“No Pass” substitute for “Fail” in catalog text wording.

 

To bring the catalog wording for “Pass/Fail” into alignment with university practices, the ACC approved, “substitute the words “No Pass” in lieu of the word “fail” in the catalog text.

 

2/15/94

 

Honors Calculations at graduation

 

Catalog text for Honors Calculations at graduation

 

2/15/94

 

Undergraduate School, Academic Load

 

New catalog text wording undergraduate school, academic load:  “The program advisor will determine the number of credits allowed, up to the maximum allowed by university regulations.  See the section “credit and credit loads” under university academic policies (page 26 of current catalog.)

 

2/15/94

Declaration of Majors-Timing

 

 

 

Moved, early declaration of a major is essential to students who wish to graduate in a timely manner.  Students should apply to the dept in which they wish to declare a major no later than the quarter following the quarter in which they complete their 90th credit.

3/1/94

Notification to transfer students of dept & program admissions criteria and procedures

Moved to recommend the enrollment task force to have the Admissions office inform all transfer applicants as to which departments and programs have their own admissions criteria and procedures.

3/1/94

 

Writing Proficiency Course Requirements

 

Reaffirmed the standards from the “Faculty Guide” and asked that they be placed in the university catalog.  “All Writing Proficiency courses follow these university-wide requirements:  students write multiple drafts of papers, instructors provide suggestions for revision, and instructors base 75-100% of the course grades on revised versions of writing assignments.

 

4/12/94

 

College and Department Admission standards

 

Changes in admissions to departments or college must be forwarded to the Academic Coordinating Commission through college curriculum committee minutes.

 

4/12/94

 

Proposal for Additional Student Fees for Credits beyond “216”

 

“that the Commission is opposed to a process of penalizing students and making it more difficult for them to obtain an education, and the ACC return the recommendations to the Enrollment Management Group notifying them of our decision.”

 

4/26/94

 

Fairhaven Law and Diversity Program

 

Approved the Fairhaven Law and Diversity Program

 

5/10/94

 

Computing Resources Restriction

 

The Academic Technology Cte (ATC) recommends that the use of WWU central computing resources be restricted to members of the campus community - students, staff, administrators, faculty-with appropriate exceptions for special projects, affiliations, and activities.

 

5/24/94

 

Assessment Cte. Charge Revision

 

Delete the words “one from each college” from the membership section.  The action allows ACC to appoint six members drawn from any college.

 

10/4/94

 

Graduate Council Charge Revision

 

Delete Item 8, “Approves recommendations for the appointment of graduate assistants by the Graduate Dean.”  The action removes an unworkable system.  In practice the Graduate Council Dean must approve appointments before the first meeting in the fall.

 

10/4/94

 

IPAC Charge Revision

 

Change to include under the membership listing, the Director for the Center for International Studies and Programs and the Director for International Programs and Exchanges.  The action places the new Director for the Ctr for Int. Studies and Prog. On the cte as an ex officio member, and updates old charge language by replacing the words “program advisor” with the correct title of Director for International Programs and Exchanges.

 

10/18/94

 

Review of ACC Minutes Procedure Change

 

This action repeals ACC Handbook Section IV.A Review of Minutes of page 19 of the ACC Operating Procedures and adds a new by-law 4.g which reads:  “Committee reporting to ACC shall forward their minutes for review within thirty working days of their meetings.  The minutes shall clearly show actions taken.  Actions taken by committees reporting to ACC shall have the implied consent of ACC unless rejected by majority vote at the first or second reading of those minutes.  ACC may vote to extend the time for review to the next regular meeting of ACC or to a special meeting.  Actions not approved by ACC may be resubmitted to ACC for reconsideration or appeals directly to the Faculty Senate.”

 

10/18/94

 

Assessment Cte. Charge Revisions

 

To include the Director for the Writing Center as an ex-officio, non-voting member and reduce the elected faculty members from six to five.

 

1/17/95

 

General Requirements for Bachelor Degrees text change to catalog

 

“Soon after their arrival at Western, students should contact a departmental advisor to discuss the course of study leading to a major.  Students are expected to apply to the department in which they wish to declare a major no later than the quarter following the quarter in which they reach their 90th credit.”

 

1/31/95

 

Course Repeat Policy Change

 

“Students wishing to repeat a class in which they have already received an S, P, a C-, or better grade may not register for the class until Phase 3 of registration, and then only if there is space available.  All repeat registrations require the permission of the instructor.”

 

3/28/95

 

Grading Policy Counting Higher Grade

 

“The policy of counting only the higher grade attained in a repeated course is replaced by the policy that all grades count in calculating the student’s GPA.”  The effect of this motion is to give a more accurate picture of the student’s accomplishment at WWU.

 

3/28/95

 

Course Withdrawal Policy

 

“(1) The policy of allowing withdrawals after the add/drop period and up to the end of the fourth week of classes is rescinded.  (2) The withdrawal privilege in the 45-89 days and 90-134 periods is increased to two for each period. (3) Students using the withdrawal privilege may withdraw up to the end of the seventh week of classes.”

 

3/28/95

 

 

Course Repeat Policy Change (replaces A224.95)

 

“Students wishing to repeat a class in which they have already received an S. P, or C- or better grade may not register for the class until Phase 3 of registration, except where a higher grade is required as a pre-requisite for entry into a program.  Such exceptions require the permission of the department chair.”  The wording allows students access to classes that require a higher grade in a specific course for entry into a major.

 

4/11/95

 

General Studies Major

 

The ACC approved in principle, the General Studies Major with 60 upper division credits typically in one of the three following areas:  Humanities,  Social Sciences, Science. (new majors require HECBoard approval.)

 

4/25/95

Guideline for advising student planning general studies major

Students planning a general studies major in one of the three areas are required to have two faculty advisers from separate departments.  If the major includes courses from more than one of the three areas, the student is required to have an advisor from each of the areas in which courses are taken.  Students are strongly advised to declare the major no later than the quarter after they have completed 100 credits.  The faculty advisors assist the student in developing a program and certify that the student has completed the upper-division requirements for the degree.

4/25/95

 

Review of General Studies Major to occur Fall Quarter 2000

 

The ACC moved that the General Studies Major be reviewed by the ACC after four years.

 

4/25/95

 

Expository Writing  Committee Charge Revision

 

Membership change to read:  “Shall consist of an executive committee of six members including the Director of the Writing Center (ex-officio, non-voting), and a scoring committee of at least 15 members.  The ACC shall appoint five faculty to the executive committee who are broadly representative of programs and disciplines at the university.  Not more than one may be from the Department of English.  The executive committee shall appoint faculty to serve on the scoring committee.  The term of office of members of the scoring committee shall be three years and members are eligible for indefinite reappointment.  Members of the s  coring committee shall be recognized as serving on a University-wide committee.

 

4/25/95

 

Semester Calendar Recommendation

 

The ACC recommended to the Faculty Senate that they request the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing to survey the faculty on their opinions about the possible change to the semester calendar.

 

5/9/95

 

Charge revisions to CFPA and Fairhaven Curriculum Membership Charge

 

Membership revisions

 

5/9/95

 

Fairhaven College Curriculum Committee Membership Charge

 

MEMBERSHIP:  The Curriculum Committee consists of three faculty and three students appointed by the Dean; and the Records Assistant and Dean (ex-officio).  Student nominations are sought through the Fairhaven Bulletin.  The chair is elected by the committee from among the faculty members.  Appointment are effective from the beginning of Fall Quarter.  Terms of office are for one year.

 

5/9/95

 

Huxley College Curriculum charge membership

 

MEMERSHIP:  The Curr. Cte. consists of the Center Directors, two faculty members and one student from each Center, and; may include a staff member from each Center.  The cte elects a chair from among its members.  Faculty are elected for one-year, renewable terms.  Students are elected by faculty from nominations made by the Huxley Coll Comm Affairs Cte.

 

5/23/95

IPAC

Add the Director of International Programs as an ex-officio, non-voting member, to the International Programs Advisory Committee charge.

10/10/95

 

Faculty Advising

 

“That all academic units incorporate language in the relevant portions of the Faculty Handbook, or other appropriate policy documents, to establish that advising be one of the teaching activities for which faculty may receive credit in evaluation for tenure, promotion and merit.”

 

11/7/95

 

JWE Passage

 

“Students are required to pass the JWE no later than the quarter during which they are registered for their 120th credit.  Students who do not meet this requirement will be blocked from registration during subsequent quarters until the JWE has been passed, unless permission is granted by the Expository Writing Committee.  Such permission shall be granted if the student submits to the EWC an acceptable written plan for satisfying the JWE requirement.  Students whose registration is blocked under this policy will be informed by the Registrar of their status prior to registration.”

 

“Students who are registered for their 100th credit and have not yet attempted the JWE will be reminded  by the Registrar of the need to pass the JWE by the time they complete 120 credits, and be invited to avail themselves of relevant sources of information and support such as the services of the Writing Center.

 

11/21/85

 

Declaring a Major

 

A.     Students who are enrolled in their 100th credit without declaring a major shall be invited by letter to schedule an appointment with the Advising Center for the purpose of working positively toward a choice of degree programs.  The letter will note the policy in paragraph B below.

 

B.  Students who have completed 120 credits without declaring a major will be blocked from registration.  Exceptions may be made by program heads, department chairs, or deans for students who can show evidence of progress towards completing prerequisites for the major.

 

11/21/95

 

TCCC nomenclature change in charge

 

Changes in the TCC membership are as follows:  (1) Change the previous “Chair, Dept of EdCI, Certification Officer” to Teacher Certification Officer.” (2) Change the previous “Chair Rep., Dept of EdAF” to Teacher Education Committee Chair.”

 

11/21/95

 

EWC membership addition

 

The EWC charge was approved as follows:  “Shall consist of an executive committee of seven members including the director of the Writing Center (ex officio, non-voting), and a scoring committee of at least 15 members.  The ACC shall appoint six faculty to the executive committee who are broadly representative of programs and disciplines at the University.

 

11/21/95

 

Med Program in Technology  admissions requirement

 

The ACC approved the Graduate Council’s decision (5/30 minutes) to delete the CRE as an admission requirement to the Med program in Technology.

 

12/5/95

 

Department or Degree Program presentation

 

ACC recommends to the Deans that they ask each department and/or degree program to create a presentation which, in the compass of a single session, provides a preview of that program, what its central concerns and modes of learning are, and what activities, abilities and opportunities are involved in study in that program.  These seminars would be offered several times each quarter for first year students, new transfer students and any other students who wish to attend.

 

12/5/95

 

Degree Audit System

 

The ACC encouraged the administration to move towards development of a Degree Audit System from the student information service which will allow each student to monitor their progress in meeting their course requirements.

 

12/5/95

 

Plan of Study for registration after 210th credit

 

“Students are required to submit an approved Plan of Study to the Registrar during the quarter in which they are registered for their 210th credit.  Students who do not meet this requirement will be blocked from registration during subsequent quarters until the Plan of Study has been approved.

 

The Plan of Study shall include a detailed timetable for completion of courses the student will take in order to satisfy the requirements for the major and for the degree.  The Plan of Study must be approved by the Chair or Director of the academic unit offering the student’s major.  Copies of the approved Plan and any subsequent mutually agreed amendments to the Plan are kept by the academic unit, the student and the Registrar.

 

Progress towards completion of the Plan of Study shall be reviewed by the student and the Chair or Director of the academic unit during the quarter in which the student is registered for the 240th credit, and again during the quarter in which the student is registered for the 270th credit.  In each case registration for subsequent quarters will be blocked unless the Chair or Director certifies to the Registrar that adequate progress has been made.

 

Plans of Study, Plan Amendment and Adequate Progress forms shall be provided by the Registrar.

 

Students whose registration is blocked under this policy will be informed by the Registrar of their status prior to registration.

 

3/5/96

 

 

 

Membership Change to Academic Technology Committee

 

 

 

The membership section was changed to read”…Two additional faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences appointed by the Faculty Affairs Committee of the College of Arts and Science so that all three divisions of the college are represented.”

 

 

 

4/26/96

 

CFPA Curriculum Committee membership appointment change

 

The membership section was changed to read, “The Curriculum Committee shall consist of two faculty members from each of the three departments, one student chosen by the faculty of each department, and the Dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts (ex-officio.)  Faculty are appointed by the department chair prior to the beginning of fall quarter to staggered two-year terms to ensure except in the case of tie votes.”

 

4/26/96

 

GUR Committee membership language clarification and chair selection change

 

Membership:  The General University Requirements Committee shall consist of eleven members.  Five members from the College of Arts and Sciences, two at-large members and one member from each of the divisions:  social sciences, humanities, natural sciences/math.  CASC shall select the members from Arts ad Sciences.  There shall be one member each from the College of Business and Economics, Woodring College of Education, College of Fine and Performing Arts, and Huxley College.  These members shall be nominated by their colleges and appointed by the A.C.C.  There shall be two student members selected by the Associated Students from the colleges listed above.

Chair:  The Chairperson shall be from CAS and elected by the members at the first meeting of each fall quarter.

 

4/16/96

 

Honors Board membership appointment change

 

The ACC approved the membership section of the charge to read:  “The Honors Board consists of six members, five faculty appointed by ACC, and the Director, ex-officio, non-voting.  Faculty shall represent the sciences, the social sciences and the humanities, and at least one member shall be from outside the College of Arts and Science.”

 

4/16/96

 

TCCC membership nomenclature change

 

Approved the membership nomenclature change from 2 Education department chairs, ex-officio to 1 Teacher Certification Officer and 1 Teacher Education Committee Chair

 

4/16/96

 

Expository Writing Committee Catalog Copy Change

 

ACC approved a catalog copy change on Page 34 of the 1995-96 catalog under “Grades Yielding Credit” to add in the second sentence after the words “supporting courses for majors and minors, “the words “writing proficiency courses.”

 

4/16/96

 

ACC Handbook revision

 

Item III.  ACC Standing Committees, “2.  Minutes of each meeting conducted by the councils and committees reporting to the ACC shall be sent to the Office of the Faculty Senate within 30 days of approval.”

 

11/5/96

 

 

 

Academic Technology Committee Charge Membership Change

 

 

 

The ACC approved the ATC recommendation to add one member, non-voting of the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA) to the membership of the ATC.

 

2/18/97

 

Woodring Curriculum Council Charge

 

A charge for the Woodring College Curriculum Council (WCC) was approved by the ACC.  Charge appears in the ACC Handbook as Item G, Page 9

 

3/4/97

 

Log of  1995

Topic

Motion

Date

 

 

 

 

 

Huxley College Curriculum charge membership

MEMBERSHIP:  The Curriculum Committee consists of the Center Directors,

two faculty members and one student from each Center, and; may include a

staff member from each Center.  The committee elects a chair from among its

members.  Faculty are elected for one-year, renewable terms.  Students are

elected by faculty from nominations made by the Huxley College Community

Affairs Committee.

5/23/95

passed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IPAC

Add the Director of International Programs as an ex-officio, non-voting member, to the International Programs Advisory Committee charge.

10/10/95

passed

 

Faculty Advising

 

“That all academic units incorporate language in the relevant portions of the Faculty Handbook, or other appropriate policy documents, to establish that advising be one of the teaching activities for which faculty may receive credit in evaluation for tenure, promotion and merit.”

 

11/7/95

 

passed

 

JWE Passage

 

“Students are required to pass the JWE no later than the quarter during which they are registered for their 120th credit.  Students who do not meet this requirement will be blocked from registration during subsequent quarters until the JWE has been passed, unless permission is granted by the Expository Writing Committee.  Such permission shall be granted if the student submits to the EWC an acceptable written plan for satisfying the JWE requirement.  Students whose registration is blocked under this policy will be informed by the Registrar of their status prior to registration.”

 

“Students who are registered for their 100th credit and have not yet attempted the JWE will be reminded by the Registrar of the need to pass the JWE by the time they complete 120 credits, and be invited to avail themselves of relevant sources of information and support such as the services of the Writing Center.

 

11/21/95

 

Passed as amended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaring a Major

 

A.  Students who are enrolled in their 100th credit without declaring a major shall be invited by letter to schedule an appointment with the Advising Center for the purpose of working positively toward a choice of degree programs.  The letter will note the policy in paragraph B below.

 

B.  Students who have completed 120 credits without declaring a major will be blocked from registration.  Exceptions may be made by program heads, department chairs, or deans for students who can show evidence of progress towards completing prerequisites for the major.

 

11/21/95

 

passed

 

TCCC nomenclature change in charge

 

Changes in the TCC membership are as follows:  (1) Change the previous “Chair, Dept of EdCI, Certification Officer” to Teacher Certification Officer.”

(2) Change the previous “Chair Rep., Dept of EdAF” to Teacher Education Committee Chair.”

 

11/21/95

 

passed

 

EWC membership addition

 

The EWC charge was approved as follows:  “Shall consist of an executive committee of seven members including the director of the Writing Center (ex-officio, non-voting), and a scoring committee of at least 15 members.  The ACC shall appoint six faculty to the executive committee who are broadly representative of programs and disciplines at the University.

11/21/95

passed

 

MEd Program in Technology admissions requirement

 

The ACC approved the Graduate Councils decision (5/30 minutes) to delete the GRE as an admissions requirement to the MEd program in Technology. 

 

12/5/95

 

passed

 

Department or Degree Program presentation

 

ACC recommends to the Deans that they ask each department and/or degree program to create a presentation which, in the compass of a single session, provides a preview of that program, what its central concerns and modes of learning are, and what activities, abilities and opportunities are involved in study in that program.  These seminars would be offered several times each quarter for first year students, new transfer students, and any other students who wish to attend.

 

12/5/95

 

passed

 

 

Degree Audit System

 

The ACC encouraged the administration to move towards development of a Degree Audit System from the student information service which will allow each student to monitor their progress in meeting their course requirements.

 

12/5/95

 

passed

 

 

Plan of Study for

registration after 210th credit

 

“Students are required to submit an approved Plan of Study to the Registrar during the quarter in which they are registered for their 210th credit.  Students who do not meet this requirement will be blocked from registration during subsequent quarters until the Plan of Study has been approved.

 

The Plan of Study shall include a detailed timetable for completion of courses the student will take in order to satisfy the requirements for the major and for the degree.  The Plan of Study must be approved by the Chair or Director of the academic unit offering the student’s major.  Copies of the approved Plan and any subsequent mutually agreed amendments to the Plan are kept by the academic unit, the student and the Registrar.

 

Progress towards completion of the Plan of Study shall be reviewed by the student and the Chair or Director of the academic unit during the quarter in which the student is registered for the 240th credit, and again during the quarter in which the student is registered for the 270th credit.  In each case registration for subsequent quarters will be blocked unless the Chair or Director certifies to the Registrar that adequate progress has been made.

 

Plans of Study, Plan Amendment and Adequate Progress forms shall be provided by the Registrar.

 

Students whose registration is blocked under this policy will be informed by the Registrar of their status prior to registration.

 

3/5/96

 

passed

 

Membership Change to Academic Technology Committee

 

The membership section was changed to read”...Two additional faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences appointed by the Faculty Affairs Committee of the College of Arts and Science so that all three divisions of the college are represented.”

 

4/16/96

 

passed

 

CFPA  Curriculum Committee membership appointment change

 

The membership section was changed to read, “The Curriculum Committee shall consist of two faculty members from each of the three departments, one student chosen by the faculty of each department, and the Dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts (ex-officio).  Faculty are appointed by the department chair prior to the beginning of fall quarter to staggered two-year terms to ensure except in the case of tie votes.”

 

4/16/96

 

passed

 

 

GUR Committee membership language clarification and chair selection change

 

Membership:  The General University Requirements Committee shall consist of eleven members.  Five members from the College of Arts and Sciences, two at-large members and one member from each of the division:  social sciences, humanities, natural sciences/math.  CASC shall select the members from Arts and Sciences.  There shall be one member each from the College of Business and Economics, Woodring College of Education, College of Fine and Performing Arts, and Huxley College.  These members shall be nominated by their colleges and appointed by the A.C.C.  There shall be two student members selected by the Associated Students from the colleges listed above.  Chair:  The Chairperson shall be from A & S and elected by the members at the first meeting of each fall quarter.

 

4/16/96

 

passed

 

Honors Board membership appointment change

 

The ACC approved the membership section of the charge to read:  “The Honors Board consists of six members, five faculty appointed by ACC, and the Director, ex-officio,non-voting.  Faculty shall represent the sciences, the social sciences and the humanities, and at least one member shall be from outside the College of Arts and Science.”

 

4/16/96

 

passed

 

TCCC membership nomenclature change

 

Approved the membership nomenclature change from 2 Education department chairs, ex-officio to 1 Teacher Certification Officer and 1 Teacher Education Committee Chair.

 

4/16/96

 

passed

 

Expository Writing Committee Catalog Copy Change

 

ACC approved a catalog copy change on Page 34 of the 1995-96 catalogue under “Grades Yielding Credit” to add in the second sentence after the words “supporting courses for majors and minors, “the words “writing proficiency courses.”

 

4/16/96

 

passed

 

ACC Handbook revision

 

 

Item III.  ACC Standing Committees, “2.  Minutes of each meeting conducted by the councils and committees reporting to the ACC shall be sent to the Office of the Faculty Senate within 30 days of approval.”

 

11/5/96

 

passed

 

Academic Technology Committee Charge Membership Change

 

The ACC approved the ATC recommendation to add one member, non-voting of the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA) to the membership of the ATC.

 

2/18/97

 

passed

 

 

 

Woodring Curriculum Council Charge

 

 

 

A charge for the Woodring College Curriculum Council (WCC) was approved by the ACC.  Charge appears in the ACC Handbook as Item G, Page 9.

 

 

 

3/4/97

 

 

 

passed

 

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