Index of Topics 5/13/08

        For Approval 5/27/2008;  to Faculty Senate 6/2/08

Information for the May 27th meeting

 

Review of ACC charge and Senate straw votes

 

Academic Honesty Policy – draft language

 

TCCC Routing Process for course approvals

 

Curriculum Routing Chart – improved graphic version

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION MINUTES

Regular Meeting  --  May 13, 2008

 

Chair James Hearne called the meeting of the 2007-2008 Academic Coordinating Commission to order at 4:05 pm on Tuesday, May 13, 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 29, 2008 as written.

 

Announcements

§      Hearne reminded members that the Chair does have a vote. 

INFORMATION REGARDING MAY 27TH, 2008 – last ACC meeting of AY2007-08

May 27th is the final meeting of the ACC this academic year, and includes the seating of new members (who will be formally appointed by the Senate on June 2nd)    At the May 27th meeting, outgoing members give summaries of their experience on ACC for the incoming members.

§       Appointments will be made to Standing committees

§         Standing committees also prepare short reports.

§         The ACC elects its 2008-2009 Chair and Vice Chair as well as ACC representatives to the GER Committee and the UPC. 

 

All new and continuing ACC members as well as outgoing members  are expected to attend this special meeting of the ACC.   FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEMBERS WILL TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 2, WHEN THE NEW SENATE MEETS.  THE SENATE WILL THEN CHOOSE THE SECOND SENATE REPRESENTATIVE TO ACC (12TH MEMBER)

 

Academic Coordinating Commission – 2008-2010 (2 yr term)

Continuing thru 2009

Area

 

Vacant  2008-2010 & current members

Area and Nominees

1 James Hearne

A

 

A- Vacant – (Michael Meehan)

7-SENATOR  not from A or E

2 Roger Anderson

A

Senator

B - Vacant (Dan Boxberger)

8-B   - Billie Lindsey, PEHR

3 Mark Kuntz

D

 

C - Vacant (Len Helfgott) At Lg

9-E –   Kristi Tynan, At Large (Fall Qtr sub)

4Yvonne Durham

E

 

C  - Vacant (Roger Thompson)

10-C -  Roger Thompson, History

5 Robin Matthews

G

 

F - Vacant (Marie Eaton)

11-F  -  Julie Helling, Fairhaven

6 Marsha Riddle-Buly

H

 

I – (Vacant) Stefanie Buck

12-I   -  vacant, Library will appoint

 

 

 

 

 

2 from CHSS, 1 from each other Area and Library; 1 At-Large, 2 Senators

 

And 4 students, Registrar, Cat Coord,, Provost

 

 

READING OF CURRICULAR MINUTES (Exhibit B)

 

Curriculum Committee

Date

Topics

ACC Action

58

Fairhaven College

4/16/08

Student Titles

Accepted

Comments:  Minutes need to identify these as “Concentration Titles”.

Students in law, diversity and justice may frequently write concentrations that use these words in the title.

 

59

Graduate Council

4/22/08

Speech-Lang Path

Accepted except for page 2 postponed: Speech-Lang Path.   Details on Electives missing from Speech-Lang Pathology. 

60

Graduate Council

4/29/08

M.Ed. Literacy

Postponed.

Programs appear to be in moratorium although one was brought back in January 2008.  Errors appear in the catalog language which may still use old course information -- this is confusing to students. 

Program was approved and reopened in January but no record of approval from Grad Council to ACC to Catalog coordinator.   May be sent back to Woodring. At present will not be able to appear in 08-09 catalog.

K-12 students would like degree to reflect literacy concentration in M.Ed. 

Why is Secondary Ed omitted from sequence on p. 3?

Also, “Literacy” is not a study area.

St. Hilaire questions title change from M.Ed. in Elem. Ed to M.Ed. in Literacy.  May need further consideration. 

 

Graduate Council

4/29/08

English program

Report Accepted.

Typo p. 4:  faculty in yearly course offerings

61

Honors Board

3/4/08

Honors Seminars

Accepted

 

ACC CHARGE and REVIEW OF SENATE STRAW VOTE

Understanding that the Senate will vote again on the ACC charge, Commissioners mainly considered the idea that ACC members are selected by the organizations they represent (curriculum committees).

§      ACC recommends wording that suggests that members of the curriculum committees in the colleges may look around the college and nominate a list of interested faculty to ACC.  Such faculty who are nominated ought to be familiar with, interested in, and able to deal with curricular matters, but who are not members of the curriculum committee.  ACC requests that it be specified that the Dean does not select such members. 

§      ACC could then solicit from the list of candidates.  Nominees would be approved or elected (in the case of multiple candidates) by the Senate as usual.

§      Commissioners emphasized that membership on both a curricular committee and on ACC would be particularly burdensome, especially in some of the smaller colleges, with so many other committees demanding faculty time and attention.

§      Commissioners proposed that this does not necessarily need to be spelled out in the charge.  This is rather a recommendation for the ACC handbook.

§      St. Hilaire reminded members that what the Recorder sends out immediately following the meeting is a form of communication that satisfies the proposed sentence in the charge requiring the Chair to inform everybody of ACC actions, and that sentence ought to be deleted.

§      Commissioners concurred that the ACC handbook is the place where procedures can be reminders so that they are not culturally lost.

§      Chair Hearne will ensure that all ACC members at the final meeting will get an ACC handbook, and he pointed out that there is a great deal of information there which Commissioners will find very useful.

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY

Commissioners proposed draft language regarding a new “transgression” in the Academic Honesty Policy, that might fold in under (j)(2).  Draft language would read somewhat as follows: 

 (2)  Using information from a World Wide Web site, CD-ROM or other electronic source, including language translators or translation technology, without complete and proper citation.

The Chair will review the language and Commissioners plan to vote on the idea at the next meeting.

 

TCCC PROCESS FOR ITS ACTION ITEMS

Commissioners reviewed a memo from TCCC at which a process was discussed to improve the routing process for teacher education items.  These items sometimes get a double review by ACC when they come in minutes from Woodring and then from TCCC.  The committees plan to follow the following process: 

§      ACC gets notified that course information was forwarded to TCCC, but does not approve it at that point.

§      Following TCCC’s review, edits, and approval, the material will be sent to ACC, and ACC will approve it only once.

§      This routing process will be included in the ACC handbook.

 

ACC CURRICULUM ROUTING CHART

Commissioners reviewed an ACC routing chart and made suggestions for improvement.

Provost Murphy reported he is moving closer to moving All-University Programs that include General Studies into a college, and will seek ACC's opinion.

 

Adjournment

Commissioners adjourned at 5:05 p.m.

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder, May 13, 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

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

--

   3

Kathy Kitto, Assoc Dean, CST

  --

10

C – Roger Thompson, History

     P

4

Kathy Knutzen, Assoc Dean, CHSS

  --

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 - Resigned

    

 

Registrar, Recorder, Guests Present

3

 

     

 

 

TOTAL PRESENT   May 13, 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