Index of Topics 1/22/08

      Approved 2/5/2008; to Faculty Senate 2/11/08

Curricular Minutes

 

Academic Honesty Policy revised - MOTION

 

 

                                                      WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

                                              ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION

                                                         Regular Meeting  --  January 22, 2008

 

 

Chair James Hearne called the meeting of the 2007-2008 Academic Coordinating Commission to order at 4:06 pm on

Tuesday, January 22, 2008.  There were fifteen (15) members present and six (6) others for a total of  twenty-one (21). Hearne welcomed Kathy Kitto, Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Technology. 

 

Approval of ACC minutes

Members approved minutes of January 8, 2008 as written. 

 

Reading of Curricular Minutes (Exhibit B)

Commissioners then considered the following curricular items:

 

 

CURRICULAR MINUTES (Exhibit B)

 

 

POSTPONED FROM PREVIOUS

 

 

ACC Action

23b

Woodring College CC

10-26-07

Process under review

Accepted

23c

Woodring College CC

11-29-07

      “  

Accepted

24

Teacher Curricular & Certification C

11-27-07

      “

Accepted

12

General Education Requirements Cte

11/1/07

Primary curricular changes came in CHSS minutes of 11/29/07

Accepted

16

College Fine & Performing Arts

11/9/07

Memo read. Minutes in packet of 11/20/07

Accepted

 

MINUTES FOR JANUARY 22

 

 

 

27.

College of Business and Economics

12-12-07

New courses, course revisions

Accepted

CBE COMMENTS:  Please use standard format of strike-through and underline changes.  Is CHSS sending changes for combined major in social studies/economics?   CST sending combined science majors information and will include stipulation that different descriptions of the same major are brought into conformity for the catalog.

Question raised about gap in allowing students to graduate without history or other course in non-Western traditions

28.

College of Fine & Performing Arts

12-8-07

GUR requests, new course requests, revisions

Accepted

CFPA COMMENTS:  Clarify whether new ART 202 is same as old ART 202 for students to repeat.

Include A/H305 language in the major or minor itself that this course cannot be used.  Title of course revised to “Color Theory and Systems.   Theater 366, is this a new course?  Remove (270b)  from A/HI411.  Repeatability of DNC 433?

Revise THTR 216 to read 8-hours lab work required.  THTR 355 is letter graded?  Repeatability?  Design will have own code.  Four credits of 300 level work is not something the computer can check, so a list of courses must be provided, or an override must be individually generated.   Bachelor of Music header omitted.  Other minor revisions and edits.

29.

College of Sciences and Technology

11-19-07

New courses, revisions, major/minor revisions

Accepted

30.

a.  Fairhaven College

b.  Fairhaven College

11-28-07

1-9-2008

Concentration titles; new courses

     “                   “                “

Accepted

Accepted

31.

Huxley College of the Environment

10-9-07

New courses; revisions

Accepted. 

Remove “Or equivalent from ESCI 392”

32.

Wilson Library

12-5-07

Course cancellation; LIBR 225

Accepted

 

MOTION re Academic Honesty Policy (procedure)

Commissioners reviewed text of the Academic Honesty Policy and introduced some minor edits.  A motion was made by Chelsea Fletcher, seconded by Michael Meehan to accept the revisions, which the ACC passed unanimously.  The text will be forwarded to the Faculty Senate for review at its Monday January 28th meeting, and will become policy when it is passed by the Senate.  The text of the document follows:

 

Academic Honesty Policy and Procedure

Appendix D to the Catalog - p. 390

 

(b)     Appeal: A student who receives a zero on an assignment or an F in a course due to a charge of academic dishonesty and who feels wrongly accused by an instructor has recourse to an appeals process.  Within five (5) working days of the finding of academic dishonesty the student may appeal to the unit head.  The unit head shall make a ruling on the case as to whether 1) the student in question committed an act of academic dishonesty; and, if so, 2) whether the violation was a major or minor one, within ten (10) working days of the appeal.  

If the unit head does not rule in the student’s favor the student may, within five (5) working days appeal to the Dean, who shall make a ruling on the case as to whether 1) the student in question committed an act of academic dishonesty; and, if so, 2) whether the sanction was appropriate, within ten (10) working days of the appeal.  

Either the student accused or the faculty member who instigated the initial charge may appeal the findings of the Dean to the Academic Honesty Board within five (5) working days.

 

The Academic Honesty Board shall consist of one faculty member and two students to be selected from a pool of students and faculty appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.  (remainder unchanged)

 -end text

 

Adjournment

Commissioners adjourned at 5:17 pm.

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, February 6, 2008

 

 

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION 2007-2008 ROSTER

 

Membership (term ending 2009)

 

 

Chair – James Hearne 2007-2008

 

1

A -  James Hearne, Computer Science, Chair (4 yr)

P

 

Vice Chair – Roger Thompson

 

2

A - Roger Anderson, Biology (SENATOR) rep to UPC

P

 

 

 

3.

D – Mark Kuntz, Theater

P

 

Ex-Officio

 

4

E – Yvonne Durham, Economics, CBE

P

17

Dennis Murphy, Provost, nv  (K Bulcroft)    

   P

5

G – Robin Matthews, Huxley

P

18

Lisa Zuzarte (Catalog Coordinator) voting

P

6

H –Marsha Riddle-Buly,  Woodring,

     P

 

 

 

 

Membership (term ending 2008)

 

 

Registrar, Recorder, Guests

 

7

A –  Michael Meehan, Computer Science

     --

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

Kathy Kitto, Assoc Dean, CST

   P

10

C – Roger Thompson, History

     P

4

Kathy Knutzen, Assoc Dean, CHSS

   P

11

F -  Marie Eaton, Fairhaven

P

5

 

 

12

I –  Stefanie Buck, Library, rep to EESP

P

6

 

 

13

S -  Annie Jansen, ASVP-Academics, 2007-2008

Exc

7

Keith Hyatt, Special Ed

 

14

S -  Chelsea Fletcher, ASVP,  2007-2008

     --

8

Melissa Baldwin: Student in HSP.435

  P

15

S -  Kristina Mader, ASVP,

     P

 

Members Present

15

16

S-   Aaron Hayman

     P

 

Registrar, Recorder, Guests Present

6

 

     

 

 

TOTAL PRESENT  February 6,, 2008

21

 

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