Index of Topics 4/29/08

        For Approval 5/13/2008;  to Faculty Senate 5/19/08

Review of ACC Charge

 

Expanded 2009-2010 Catalog Deadline Calendar

 

Curriculum Routing Chart – graphic version

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION MINUTES

Regular Meeting  --  April 29. 2008

 

 

Chair James Hearne called the meeting of the 2007-2008 Academic Coordinating Commission to order at 4:06 pm on Tuesday, April 29, 2008.  There were thirteen (13) members present, the Registrar (1), the Recorder (1)  and a guest (1) for a total of sixteen (16).  

 

Approval of ACC minutes

Members approved minutes of April 15, 2008 as written.

 

Announcements from the Chair

Hearne announced that some additional items may be included in the Agenda for today.

 

READING OF CURRICULAR MINUTES (Exhibit B)

 

 

 

Curriculum Committee

Date

Topics

ACC Action

55

Fairhaven College

2/20/08

Concentration Titles approved

Accepted

56

Fairhaven College

4/2/08

New Temporary course:  Fair397W

Accepted

57

Teacher Curricula and Certification Council

4/8/08

Cancellation; change to prereqs of Math381;  Geog/SocStudies Major; TESOL and Bilingual Minor

Accepted

 

ACC Charge

Chair Hearne conducted a kind of straw vote of the membership to assess their views on the ACC charge as it was revised and presented to the Faculty Senate for discussion at the Senate meeting of April 21st

The Senate will review the charge again at its May 5 meeting.

 

The Commissioners raised objections to references to significant budgetary implications and would like to delete the following:    BL.7.4   The phrase “excluding those that have significant budgetary implications”

 

Commissioners objected to the sentence “ACC discussions to amend or create academic policies must be widely”  Through the end of the underlined text.

 

Commissioners would be willing to accept the addition of the “agendas” in the first sentence to read:  “ACC publishes its policies and agendas on the Faculty Senate website and in the ACC handbook.”

 

BL.7.4.1  Commissioners object to:   All of the underlined text in BL.7.4.1.

Commissioners offered a preference for the statement as it exists in the current Faculty Senate Handbook:  “Faculty members are appointed Spring Quarter and are seated at the last ACC meeting of Spring Quarter”.

 

Commissioners and the Chair object to “The chair is responsible for communicating decisions”, etc., through the end of that underlined text.

 

Deadlines for the 2009-2010 Catalog

Lisa Zuzarte provided a more detailed calendar for the “Call for Catalog Copy” and Commissioners reviewed and approved it.  The document follows:

 

Call for Catalog Copy 2009-10 - Copy is available electronically for programs and departments to begin edits to their catalog copy as approved by ACC.

 

Oct 6, 2008

Graduate Council - Curriculum Submission

Nov 15, 2008

Teacher Curriculum and Certification Council - Curriculum Submission

Jan 6, 2009

General Education Requirements Committee - Curriculum Submission

Jan 15, 2009

Final ACC and Catalog Curriculum Approval.   For consideration for the Feb 3, 2009 ACC Meeting, please ensure that 35 copies (collated stapled and 3-hole punched) of your minutes are received by the Senate office by January 27th, 2009  

Jan 27, 2009 (Senate Office)

Feb 3, 2009

(ACC approval)

Catalog Copy due to Curriculum Office

Final catalog copy sent electronically to the Catalog Coordinator with all the edits and changes listed as approved by all curricula committees and ACC

 

Feb 13, 2009

 

ACC Curriculum Routing Chart – Graphic Version

Commissioners made suggestions for improving a chart that illustrates the routing of curriculum to ACC.  Provost Murphy remarked that he is attempting to ensure that curriculum within specialized programs is attached to a college and processes through a college curriculum committee. 

Constituent Concern – Plagiarism Detection Tool.   Commissioners would like greater dissemination of information to the faculty about the implications of using a "plagiarism detection tool" which may be made available and suggested further discussion of what is involved before implementation.   One Commissioner reported serious concerns among the faculty in her department about intellectual property and other issues.

Adjournment

Commissioners adjourned at 5:00 pm.

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder, April 29, 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

--

 

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

 

 

 

10

C – Roger Thompson, History

     P

 

 

 

11

F -  Marie Eaton, Fairhaven

P

5

Guest:

 

12

I –  Stefanie Buck, Library, rep to EESP

P

6

Susanna Yunker

   P

13

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

P

7

 

 

14

S -  Chelsea Fletcher, ASVP,  2007-2008

     --

8

 

 

15

S -  Kristina Mader, ASVP,

     --

 

Members Present

13

16

S-   Aaron Hayman

     --

 

Registrar, Recorder, Guests Present

      3

 

     

 

 

TOTAL PRESENT   April 29, 2008

16

 

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