Index of Topics 3/13/07

CBE and Huxley have a year to fix alpha suffices

           For Approval 4/3/07–to Faculty Senate 4/9/07

Science GURs – ACC requests presentation on new sequence

 

ADD/DROP Policy – Motion passed

 

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION MINUTES

Regular Meeting  --  March 13, 2007

 

Chair James Hearne called the meeting of the Academic Coordinating Commission to order on March 13, 2007, in OM340 at 4:10 p.m.  Hearne welcomed Patrick Buckley who was replacing David Wallin for the remainder of  his term.  There were eleven (11) members present, and four (4) others for a total of fifteen (15). (See attached roster).   

 

Approval of ACC minutes

Commissioners amended and approved the minutes of February 27, 2007 with minor corrections.

AGENDA ITEMS.  The following curricular minutes came before the ACC on 3/13/07.  Action taken is

recorded in the right hand column.

 

Postponed minutes PRIOR TO  2/13/07

 

Committee

 

Action

1

CFine and Performing Arts

11/17/06

Accepted – see new minutes below and “Crosswalk”

8

9

10

Huxley College of the Environment

10/12/06

10/19/06

11/01/06

ESCI 361a

(361a)

(capstone 498a, b, c)

MOTION:   ACC passed a motion that CBE and Huxley College have a year to work out a way to accommodate changes and prerequisites in removing alpha suffices – with the expectation that by this time next year they will have worked out the difficulties.

 

Minutes Postponed from February 27, 2007                                                                        

6b

 

Teacher Curricula & Certification Council

2/6/07

 

Elem Ed; Second; Theater Arts

 

SEE NEW MINUTES BELOW (xx)  Accepted

9b

Woodring Curriculum

2/2/2007

Curricular Revisions

Accepted

Minutes for March 13, 2007                                                                                ACTION

XX

TCCC

2/6/07 revised and dated 3/6/07

Accepted

1c

College Fine & Perf Arts CC

3/5/07

New, revised, deleted courses

Accepted

2c

Fairhaven College CC

1/24/2007

Correx to previous minutes

Accepted

3c

Fairhaven College CC

2/7/07

New Classes; concentrations

Accepted

4c

General Education Req C

2/15/07

HON; ASTR; CSCI; HIST

Postponed for reconsideration

5c

5c-2

Graduate School

1/30/2007

2-20-07

Geology; hem/EnvironScience; accreditation

Accepted

Accepted

6c

Honors Program

2/6/2007

Comm B req-  Honors 106

Accepted

7c

International Programs

2/5/07

Co-sponsorship: 

Accepted

8c

Woodring Curric Council

2/23/07

ElemEd; Human Svcs;

Accepted

Added at the meeting

 

9c      Fairhaven of 3/7/07

Accepted

Crosswalk of Dance Course Numbering Revisions

Accepted

10c  General Ed Requirements of 3/8/07

Postponed for reconsideration

Proposed change to Science GUR from CST Curriculum Committee

Postponed for reconsideration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes on Postponed Minutes

General Education Requirements

Commissioners would like to have a formal presentation of this significant change to the GER requirements in the Sciences.  This does not mean they are opposed to the change, but need further time to consider the proposal since it was not a formal part of today’s agenda.  Commissioners will review GUR guidelines and will ask Linda Luke to explain the change since she is most knowledgeable about coding for CAPP.

ACC REQUESTS THAT THE GER COMMITTEE PLEASE PUT COURSE TITLES IN THE MINUTES, SINCE OTHERWISE IT IS VERY CHALLENGING TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS BEING

DISCUSSED. 

 

ACC Motions made re Curricular Minutes

 

Huxley College and College of Business and Economics and alpha suffices

ACC passed a motion that CBE** and Huxley College have a year to work out a way to accommodate changes and prerequisites in removing alpha suffices – with the expectation that by this time next year they will have worked out the difficulties. (Moved by Marie Eaton, seconded by Michael Meehan)

 

**CBE cannot at present figure out a rational way to change their numbering system.  They have used up all the numbers.  For instance an introductory sequence in a graduate program would have to have a higher number than the course for which it is a prerequisite.  The Registrar mentioned that it would not be easy to cram these numbers in and have them in a nice sequential order as requested.  We are asking them to do a lot this year, and the Registrar is willing to make some concessions.   This includes degree audit, course repeat, and prerequisite checking.   Also, there is a much shorter cycle problem with graduate and 500 level numbers.  ACC might consider a more relaxed approach to 500 level courses.

 

MOTION RE ADD/DROP POLICY

ACC passed a motion for language to be included in the catalog that

“if a student withdraws prior to 5 pm of the second Friday of the quarter,  no “W” will appear on the official transcript.”

    This does not affect the historical record or the unofficial transcript.

    The Registrar noted that full refund of tuition only takes place if withdrawal takes place in the first week, by State requirements.  The Registrar will have to come up with a mark other than a W because he has to retain a record of courses and credits as a fiscal matter that affects student tuition forfeiture and financial aid.

    Commissioners entrust the Registrar to come up with a more elegant and informative language in the catalog.

 

Adjournment

Commissioners adjourned at 5:30 pm.

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder, March 13, 2007

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION 2006-2007 ROSTER

 

 

Membership (term ending 2007)

 

 

Chair – James Hearne 2006-2007

 

1

A -  James Hearne, Computer Science, Chair

P

 

Vice Chair – Roger Thompson

 

2

A -  Jim Stewart, Senator, Physics Astronomy

--

 

 

 

3.

D – *Grant Donnellan, Music, ( NElig)

--

 

Ex-Officio

 

4

E -- George Zhang, Decision Science, CBE

--

17

Bodman, Andrew (Provost) (nv)

   P

5

G – Patrick Buckley for David Wallin, Huxley

P

18

Lisa Zuzarte (Catalog Coordinator)

P

6

H – Shelby Sheppard, Woodring (Wtr Qtr for Marsha

                              Riddle-Buly)

   P

 

 

 

 

Membership (term ending 2008)

 

 

Registrar, Recorder, Guests

 

7

A –  Michael Meehan, Senator, Computer Science

P

1

Joe St. Hilaire, Registrar

P

8

B – Dan Boxberger, Anthro; rep to GER

P

2

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder

P

9

C -  Leonard Helfgott, History

P

   3

Karen Perry, former Cat Coordinator

   P

10

C -  Roger Thompson, Senator, History

   P

 

 

 

11

F -  Marie Eaton, Fairhaven

P

 

 

 

12

I –  Stefanie Buck, Library, rep to EESP

P

 

 

 

13

S -  James Sanders, ASVP-Academics, 2006-2007

--

 

 

 

14

S -  Christian Opfer, 2006-07, rep to UPC – RESIGNED

V

 

Members Present

11

15

S -  Eddie Jenkins, 2006-07

--

 

Registrar, Recorder, Guest Present

3

16

S-   Nate Warren, 2006-07 – RESIGNED

V

 

TOTAL PRESENT  March 13, 2007

14

 

      *Not Eligible for Re-election (served 4 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members (18)

 

 

 

 

 

12 faculty (2yr terms) representing each area with 2 as Senators.  6 more members include:  Provost (nv), Catalog Coordinator (ex officio) and 4 students (1 ASVP).  ACC sends reps:  to UPC and to GER Cte.  Registrar & Recorder are permanent guests