Motions and Recommendations passed by the

Academic Coordinating Commission 2017-18

(from Minutes) 

Sean Murphy, Chair

 

 

SUBJECT

DESCRIPTION

DATE

 

SENATE ACTION  

Elections and Appointments

A motion to elect Sheila Webb to the position of 2017-2018 ACC Vice Chair (forwarded by Tracy Thorndike and seconded) passed with a unanimous vote.

 

Elections and Appointments

A motion to elect Paul Chen to the position of CUE liason(forwarded by Sean Murphy and seconded) passed with a unanimous vote.

 

Elections and Appointments

Appointments to ACC standing committees (nominations forwarded and seconded by the Executive Committee) were approved by general consent.

To Committee on Undergraduate Education (CUE):
           Area B, CHSS: Rick Bulcroft, Sociology  
           At-Large: Donna Qualley, English
           At-Large: Jianna Zhang, Computer Science

To Graduate Council:
           At-Large: Roger Anderson, Biology      
           At-Large: Kelli Evans, Communication Science & Disorders      
           At-Large: Wayne Landis, Environmental Science  
           CSE Grad Faculty: David Hooper, Biology 2017-18    
           CFPA Grad Faculty: Bertil Van Boer, Music 2017-18  
           CBE Grad Faculty: Mark Staton, Finance & Marketing 2017-18    
           Huxley Grad Faculty: Ruth Sofield, Environ Sciences 2017-18 
           Woodring Grad Faculty: Elizabeth Boland, Health & Community Studies 2017-18   
           Libraries Grad Faculty: Sarah McDaniel, Libraries 2017-18    
           Grad School Appointee: Clint Spiegel, Chemistry 2017-18

To Scholastic Standing Committee (SSC):
           At-Large: Jennifer Devenport, Psychology       
           At-Large: Christina Keppie, Modern & Classical Languages      
           At-Large: Shawn Knabb, Economics        
           At-Large: Joan Hoffman, Modern & Classical Languages      
           At-Large: Christopher Loar, English        
           At-Large: Brian Stephanik, Physics & Astronomy    
           At-Large: Neal Tognazzini, Philosophy 

To Council on University Programs (CUP):
           At-Large: Gregory O’Neil, Chemistry  
           Energy Studies: Phil Thompson, Economics      
           Honors Program: Scott Linneman, Geology          
           Entrepreneurship: Art Sherwood, Management     
           Sustainability: Grace Wang, Environmental Studies       
           Can/Am Studies: David Rossiter, Environmental Studies    

To Honors Board:
           At-Large: Josh Cerretti, History   
           At-Large: Yvonne Durham, Economics      

To International Studies Curriculum Committee (ISCC):
           At-Large: Javier Berzal de Dios, Art & Art History 
           At-Large: Deb Currier, Theatre & Dance     
           At-Large: Lauren McClanahan, Secondary Education 

 

 

Recommended changes to the Academic Grievance and Appeal Policy

Amotion to approve the revised Appendix F-Academic Grievance and Appeal Policy for the Catalog (forwarded by Sheila Webb and seconded) passed

 

Statement on Enforcement of Curriculum Deadline

Commissioners discussed how the submission of curriculum proposals after the curriculum deadline negatively impacts ACC’s ability to conduct business. A motion to approve a statement on enforcement of curriculum deadlines (forwarded by Sheila Webb and seconded) passed unanimously. The language of the statement is as follows:

The final ACC meeting at which the Academic Coordinating Commission plans to review curriculum for inclusion in the 2018-19 Catalog will take place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. As such, all 2018-19 curriculum proposals must reach the ACC through Curriculog, having completed all prior mandatory review steps, no later than Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Course proposers and departments should observe the following deadlines to ensure that the final ACC deadline is met:

Curricular proposals that require the secondary approval of a committee beyond the initial college or program curriculum committee (such as the Graduate Council, Committee on Undergraduate Education*, Council on University Programs, or Teacher Curricula Certification Council) should be launched and sent to the relevant college curriculum committee for consideration no later than January 22, 2018.

Curricular proposals that do not require the secondary approval of a committee other than the initial college or program curriculum committee should be launched and sent to the relevant college curriculum committee for consideration no later than February 12, 2018.

If 2018-19 curriculum proposals reach ACC later than the February 27, 2018 deadline, the ACC will consider the launch date and determine whether or not that proposal can be considered for inclusion in the 2018-19 Catalog.

* All courses that have or are seeking a GUR attribute must be sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Education for approval.

 

Elections and Appointments

A motion to appoint David Hartenstine, Mathematics, to the Honors Board (forwarded by Phil Thompson and seconded) passed.

 

Curriculum Minutes Format

A motion (forwarded by Tracy Thorndike and seconded) to adopt a new curriculum minutes template replacing the current Appendix 4 of the ACC Handbook passed.

 

Elections and Appointments

A motion to appoint Michael Medler, Environmental Studies, to the Committee on Undergraduate Education as a fall and winter Quarter replecement for Aquila Flower (forwarded by Joan Hoffman and seconded) passed.

 

Review of Curriculum Minutes

A motion (forwarded by Julie Helling and seconded) to return CUE minutes of 26 October 2017 for clarification of writing requirement numbering passed by unanimous consent. Commissioners request a clear explanation of proposed W1-5 requirements in relationship to ACC’s W1, W2, and W3.

 

1-8-2018
Global Pathway Program Proposal

A motion (forwarded by Tracy Thorndike and seconded) to return the Global Pathway Program proposal to the Academic Working Group with a request for additional information and clarifications passed.

 

9-Jan-2017