Committee on Undergraduate Education

                Meeting Minutes

 

Date:

1/26//2012

Time:

4:04 pm – 5:37 pm

Room:

OM 340

 

CUE called to order at 4:04 pm by Jeff Grimm, standing in for Matt Miller and Carmen Werder who are attending a conference.

CUE minutes of 1/12/2012 had already been approved via email and forwarded to ACC.

Grimm welcomed Amy Stavig, AS, as a new student member of CUE.

 

MOTION: CUE MOVED (Nick Wonder suggested text of motion) to retain Eng 101 as a prerequisite and drop 30 credits are a prerequisite for COM C courses.  Criteria for GUR C-COM needs to be reinstated into the ACC Handbook. (moved by Chris Friday, second by Anu Singh-Cundy).  Motion passed unanimously.  Wonder had suggested that  “A second writing course belongs in CCom with ENG 101 as a prerequisite” is the text that should be added to the catalog.

 

REVIEW OF COURSES SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL AS GURS: Members divided into pre-arranged teams to discuss their assigned course proposals.  Actions follow. 

 

The following was tabled from last meeting, and remains tabled.

DNC 231

Intro to Dance in Western Cultures

3

Dennett

CCom

 

639629

STILL  Tabled

CUE request:  Please check course category and competencies and include the subsequent explanation of assessment.   Prerequisite

 

COURSES REVIEWED ON January 26, 2012

NEW – REV – CNCEL  2      

Course Name

CR

Dept Contact

DOC #

Category

Cptncy

634655

Intro to Study of Religion

5

R Stoops

28

A-CGM

6,7

LIBRL 231

APPROVED with caveat.

CUE suggested that retaining the same title will cause confusion when changing from Humanities to ACGM category (student members concurred).

CUE approved the course with the friendly request that a new title be different enough to avoid confusion especially for past students in changing from Humanities to ACGM.  In addition, please correct spelling errors in the form (“practices” etc.)   VPUE Steven VanderStaay will communicate to the department.

 

634714

Hebrew Bible & Religion of Ancient Israel

4 to 5

R Stoops

27

A-CGM

6,7

LIBRL 334

 

APPROVED with caveat

CUE suggested that retaining the same title will cause confusion which changing from Humanities to ACGM category (student members concurred). CUE approved the course with the friendly request that a new title be different enough to avoid confusion especially for past students in changing from Humanities to ACGM.  VPUE Steven VanderStaay will communicate to the department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW – REV – CNCEL   2     

Course Name

CR

Dept Contact

DOC#

Categ

Cptncy

ENG 335

Lit & Creative Expressions

Across Cultures

5

M. Geisler

14

A-CGM

1,6

634452       APPROVED

At its earlier meeting this week ACC supported motion to re-name course with more specifics. CUE approved with a friendly request for title change that will be forwarded to the Chair.

 

NEW – REV – CNCEL     2

Course Name

CR

Dept Contact

DOC #

Category

Cptncy

634146

Lit & Creative Express.

5

B Beasley

26

B-CGM

1,6

ENG 334   APPROVED

Across North America & Europe

 

Strike language “may take only once for GUR credit”

At its earlier meeting this week ACC supported motion to re-name course with specific countries.  CUE approved with a friendly request for title change that will be forwarded to the Chair

 


 

 

NEW – REV – CNCEL     2

Course Name

CR

Dept Contact

DOC #

Category

Cptncy

630563       SCED 204

Matter & Energy in Chemical Systems

4

L Torres

25

LSCI

3

APPROVED WITH CAVEAT

CUE approved with a request that the syllabus be attached to the form, and the different prerequisites described be reconciled.  SMATE secty emailed. 

 

NEW – REV – CNCEL 1        

Course Name

CR

Dept Contact

DOC #

Category

Cptncy

634770

Matter & Energy in Life Systems

4

L Torres

24

LSCI

1,3

SCED203  APPROVED

 

634768

Matter & Energy in Earth Systems

4

L Torres

23

LSCI

1,3

SCED202   APPROVED

 

634764

Matter & Energy in Physical Systems

4

L Torres

22

LSCI

1,3

SCED201    APPROVED

CUE complimented this form as “beautifully constructed”

 

TABLED COURSES

CUE members received e-mail from LeaAnn Martin that the language “200 level and above” will be removed and actual list of courses will be provided.  201 language courses count in BlockB only and this will be spelled out.   Courses tabled below are missing competencies and/or categories in the forms.  Please provide by next week’s meeting.

 

NEW – REV – CNCEL  4         4

Course Name

CR

Dept Contact

DOC #

Category

Cptncy

633369

Advanced Japanese

4

M Deguchi

21

B-COM

1

 JPN401   TABLED

Is this explicitly an interdisciplinary course?  Why is it a 400-level GUR?

CUE recommends that JPN 401 not be submitted as a GUR since it appears to be a 400-level major course.  However, if you have a rationale for it to be a GUR please provide it.  Also, the course never was a B-CGM as the form incorrectly indicates.

CUE asked:  How many students place directly into JPN401?

633378

Second-Year Japanese

4

M Deguchi

20

A-CGM

*None checked

JPN 203         TABLED

No competencies checked

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

633380

Second-Year Japanese

4

M Deguchi

19

A-CGM

*None Checked

JPN 202  TABLED

Missing competencies.  Check and provide rationale and assessment plans for competencies

635420

Intermediate Russian III

4 to 5

E Vajda

18

*None Checked

*None Checked

RUSS 203  TABLED

Missing competencies and categories.  Check and provide rationale and assessment plans for competencies

635419

Intermediate Russian II

4 to 5

E Vajda

17

*None Checked

*None Checked

RUSS 202  TABLED

Missing competencies and categories.  Check and provide rationale and assessment plans for competencies

 

 

635417 

Intermediate Russian I

4 to 5

E Vajda

16

*None Checked

1,6

RUSS 201   TABLED

Missing categories.  Provide rationale and assessment plans for competencies if not done so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW – REV – CNCEL   3     

Course Name

CR

Dept Contact

DOC

Categ

Cptncy

MATH 240

Intro to Statistics

4

T. Ypma

13

QSRSA

3,4

630567   APPROVED

 

MATH 157

Calculus w Applications to Business & Economics

4

T. Ypma

12

QSRSA

3

630537  APPROVED

 

 

 

NEW – REV – CNCEL        4

Course Name

CR

Dept Contact

DOC #

Category

Cptncy

BIOL 150

Marine Biology

3

C. Trent

11

SCI

 

628988    APPROVED

Freshmen will still have access to marine biology

 

NEW – REV – CNCEL         1

Course Name

CR

Dept Contact

DOC #

Category

Cptncy

PHYS 226 – NOT GUR

Physics with Calculus IV

4

A.       Riemann

10

 

 

630915

MAY REPLACE PHYS 122 – BUT IS NOT SUBMITTED AS A REQUEST TO BE A GUR COURSE.  Mentioned to secretary, Jennifer Mott.

PHYS 163

Physics w Calculus III

5

A.Riemann

8

LSCI

3, 10

630922    APPROVED

 

PHYS 162

Physics w Calculus II

5

A.Riemann

7

LSCI

3,10

630920   APPROVED

 

PHYS 161

Physics w Calculus I

5

A.Riemann

6

LSCI

3, 10

630916    APPROVED

 

NEW – REV – CNCEL   2     

Course Name

CR

Dept Contact

DOC #

Category

Cptncy

PHYS 123

Electricity and Magnetism

0 or 5

Riemann

4

LSCI

 

630914   APPROVED

 

PHYS 121

Physics with Calculus I

0 or 5

Riemann

3

LSCI

 

630908  APPROVED

 

PHYS 122

Physics w Calculus II

0 or 5

Riemann

9

LSCI

 

630912     APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW – REV – CNCEL  4       

Course Name

CR

Dept Contact

DOC #

Category

Cptncy

BIOL 205

Intro to Cellular & Molecular Biol

5

Trent

2

LSCI

3

630839    APPROVED

Minor change to provide clarity.    CUE complimented 204 and 205 as “stellar and exemplary”

NEW – REV – CNCEL   4     

Course Name

CR

Dept Contact

DOC #

Category

Cptncy

BIOL 204  APPROVED

Intro to Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity

4

Trent

1

LSCI

3

630833

 

 

DISCUSSION

VIKING LANDING Preparation (Feb 22):

CUE members listed what had to be done and what has been done:

§  Advising Staff is invited and there will be more available than last time.

§  Posters will be completed this week and will go out all over campus.  Print will be enlarged.

§  Roger Anderson:  When trying to convince a student to participate – letting them know of exciting opportunities and avoiding trouble.  Is there an effort to appeal to fear as well as excitement in getting students to participate?

§  Fabiola Arvizu: we are increasing outreach to attract student volunteers.. 

§  From last quarter we learned:  the best message is “Get help with your GURs” -  a simple message, basic text.

§  What Incentives – raffle – chance to see an advisor at Viking Launch.  

§  RES Life urged to promote this through John Purdie.   24% increase in number of freshmen, referred from RESLife.

§  They see 94% of freshmen in the Residence.

§  Send email to those teaching GURs, particularly next quarter, with an extra thank you for a good job in the past, and increased expectation for attendance (Linda could provide an e-mail list for Spring quarter GUR instructors).

§  Offer an opportunity for early registration – 1 raffle available from the Registrar (possibly).

§  Students will get an early opportunity to figure out what you are going to schedule next quarter.

§  Tina Loudon reported that Viking Advisor will be updated.  Language will be put in about GUR competencies.

 

 

Future Meetings

 

CUE decided it will hold a meeting next Thursday on February 2, 2012 to complete review of additional courses.

Adjournment – 5:37 pm

Minutes submitted by Rose Marie Norton-Nader, 1-26-2012

 

CUE 2012 ROSTER

 

 

Present

Name

Role

Area

Term until

1

P

Borda, Emily

Faculty

CST

2012

2

P

Grimm, Jeffrey & ACC rep

Faculty

CHSS (2)

2012

3

P

Johnson, Diane

Faculty

At Large – GUR

2013

4

P

Friday, Chris

Faculty

CHSS (1)

2013

5

--

Miller, Matthew

Faculty

Woodring

2012

6

P

Arvizu, Fabiola, ASVP-Acad

Student

GUR, ASVP Acad 2011-12

2012

7

P

Abel, Troy

Faculty

Huxley

2013

8

P

Singh-Cundy, Anu

Faculty

At Large – GUR

2012

9

P

Tag, Sylvia

Faculty

Western Libraries

2012

10

--

Larner, Dan

Faculty

Fairhaven

2012

11

      --

Sapin, Julia

Faculty

CFPA

2013

12

P

Wonder, Nicholas

Faculty

CBE

2012

13

      P

Amy Stavig, Student Representative

Student

GUR ASVP Acad 2011-2012

2012

14

--

Werder, Carmen

Ex Officio

Writing Programs

 

15

P

VanderStaay, Steven

Ex Officio

VP Undergrad Education

 

16

P

Loudon, Tina

Ex Officio, nv

Director, Advising

 

17

      --

Purdie, John

Ex Officio, nv

Director, Residences

 

18

P

Norton-Nader, Rose Marie

Recorder, nv

Faculty Senate, ACC, UPRC

 

19

      P

Luke, Linda

Ex Officio, nv

Registrar’s Office

 

20

--

David Brunnemer,

Perm Guest

Registrar

 

 

 

(Rep from ACC – Jeff Grimm)

 

Total present 1/26/2012

15

21

P

Roger Anderson, Chair, ACC

Chair ACC guest

15 voting members: quorum= 8