Index of Topics 5/1/07

 

           Approved  5/29/07–to Faculty Senate 10/1/07

Writing Proficiency in the Majors - MOTION

 

 

 

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION MINUTES

Regular Meeting  --  May 1, 2007

 

Chair James Hearne called the meeting of the Academic Coordinating Commission to order on May 1, 2007 in OM340 at 4:07 p.m.  There were fifteen (15) members present, and three (3) others for a total of eighteen (18). (See attached roster).   Senators welcomed and applauded Annie Jansen, newly elected Associated Students Vice President, Academics, whose term extend through 2008.  Jansen sits on the ACC Executive Committee.  Senators also welcomed and applauded Seth Hersch, Associated Students Senate Chair and ACC member through 2008.

 

Approval of ACC minutes

Commissioners approved the minutes of April 17, 2007 as written.

 

Appointments and Elections

Via paper ballot, Commissioners elected three faculty to International Programs Advisory Board from a slate of five candidates, for a two year term through 2009.  The winners are the following:  Amir Abedi-Djourabtchi, Political Science; Massimiliano Tomasi, M&Cl Lang; Kathleen Tomlonovic; Asian Studies.

Commssioners also appointed Bertil Van Boer, Music, to the Honors Board through 2009.

 

 

AGENDA ITEMS.   Curricular and Standing Committee Minutes.

The following curricular minutes came before ACC on May 1, 2007.

 

 

Committee

Date

Topic

Action

1

Honors Program

4/12/07

07-08 Seminars

Accepted

2

Huxley

2/12/07

ESTU courses; elect chair

Accepted –see note

3

Huxley

3/5/07

New courses; temp course

Accepted –see note

4

Huxley

3/12/07

Topics; stud/fac design major

Accepted –see note

5

TCCC

4/10/07

Course revisions; dance teaching endorsement

Acceptedsee note -  With understanding that chair will write Memo

Added at the Meeting

 

 

6

Fairhaven

3/21/07

Title changes; new courses; student concentration titles

Accepted with exception of 397k which needs a title.

7

Fairhaven

4/18/07

Student concentration titles; AMST362; Fair 297A

Accepted.  Please spell out LGBT.

 

Huxley College notes

 

 

TCCC: 4/10/07

Chair Hearne will write Memo asking for an explanation of 383 Public Genre Art Education which advertises as a requirement that students be Admitted to Woodring College of Education.  Commissioners expressed concern that the “underlining is daunting” in the catalog.  This course title easily encourages students other than Woodring students to enroll.  If the only rationale for the requirement is the background or fingerprint checking, why not list that as the requirement, rather than admission to an entire college?  This course seems like an elective that has components of interest to other students.  The prerequisites indicate students with several art prerequisites, but then limits those to Woodring students.  Commissioners believe there should be real justification for such restriction.

 

 

MOTION - Fractionalized Writing Proficiency Points in the Majors - MOTION

Commissioners defeated a motion, (hand count: 10 opposed, 2 in favor) that would rescind the moratorium against distributing Writing Proficiency (WP) points amongst several courses.  For next year there is no change in the Writing Proficiency requirement.  

Rationale:  Commissioners prefer to collect data (through the Assessment Committee’s Writing Accountability subcommittee – (WAG)) to find out the status and achievements of the writing in the majors at present before establishing a new system.

 

     (The following is the text of the defeated motion, reprinted from the minutes of April 17, when it was first discussed by the ACC:

 “First, that ACC rescind its original moratorium against distributing writing proficiency points amongst several courses.   Henceforth, a course may satisfy one-third ( ), two-thirds () or three-thirds (1) of the writing proficiency requirement (denoted WP1, WP2, WP3, respectively, on classfinder).   

“Second,  such fractional writing proficiency status may be attached only to regularly offered courses—as opposed to individual sections or offerings—which apply to the major of the unit offering the course.”)

 

Commissioners’ Concerns

 

audit

 

Adjournment

Commissioners adjourned at 5:55 pm.

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder, May 1, 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 -  Louis Barrett, Physics Astronomy

P

 

 

 

3.

D – *Grant Donnellan, Music, ( NElig)

P

 

Ex-Officio

 

4

E -- George Zhang, Decision Science, CBE

--

17

Andrew Bodman  (Provost) (nv)

   P

5

G – Patrick Buckley, Huxley

P

18

Lisa Zuzarte (Catalog Coordinator)

P

6

H – 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

4

 

 

11

F -  Marie Eaton, Fairhaven

P

5

 

 

12

I –  Stefanie Buck, Library, rep to EESP

P

6

 

 

13

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

--

7

 

 

14

S -  Annie Janson, ASVP- Academics 2007-2008

P

8

 

 

15

S -  Seth Hersh, AS Senate Chair, 2007-08

P

 

Members Present

15

16

S-   Vacant, 2007-08

--

 

Registrar, Recorder, Guests Present

3

 

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

 

 

TOTAL PRESENT May 1, 2007

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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