Index of Topics 10/7/08

       For Approval 10/13/2008;  to Faculty Senate 10/27/08

Announcements, elections, approval of curriculum minutes

 

     

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION MINUTES

Regular Meeting  --  October 7, 2008

 

Chair Roger Thompson called the meeting of the 2007-2008 Academic Coordinating Commission to order at 4:06 pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2008.  Commissioners welcomed the student commissioners, and Susanna Yunker, Vice President Student Affairs, who is the acting Registrar since the withdrawal of a recent candidate for the position. 

There were fourteen (14) members present, the Recorder (1) and three guests (3) for a total of eighteen (18).  

 

Approval of ACC minutes

Members approved minutes of May 27, 2008 as written.

 

Announcements from the Provost

·    Provost Murphy reported that news from the governor’s office today asks the University to sustain a $2 million dollar cut. 

·    Murphy reported that there has been no substantive progress on the performance agreements.,

 

Announcements from the Chair

·    Chair Thompson presented for review and approval the revised ACC handbook entitled “Creating Curriculum at Western” that has been distributed to the Commission and others on campus.  A PDF version can be found on the ACC website.  Commissioners will vote to approve at the next meeting.

·    Thompson reminded the members of the Monahan rule, its significance in coordinating curriculum across campus, and the role Commissioners can play in communicating this to their colleagues.

 

Appointments and Elections:

Commissioners appointed the following:

To Graduate Council 1 year term:  Suzanne Krogh, Woodring

Election to 2 remaining positions.   An election was held to fill TWO additional faculty positions as 2-year terms on the Graduate Council.  The first position was won by Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Special Ed.  Gerry Prody, Chemistry, won the second position in a runoff tie between herself and Philip Nelson, Computer Science.

 

AGENDA

The following curriculum minutes were reviewed by the ACC:

 

 

Curriculum Committee

Date

ACC Action

1.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

5/15/08

Accepted.  The Catalog Coordinator reported that all of the Social Studies combined majors will be revised this year regarding the History requirements.

 

2.

Graduate Council

5/20/08

Accepted.

3.

Graduate Council

5/27/08

Accepted.

4.`

Honors Board

5/15/08

Accepted.

5

Huxley College CC

5/20/08

Accepted with the exception of ESCI 492.   ESCI 492 is being revised and will come forward in the next set of minutes, along with additional improvements that have in the works over the summer.  Commissioner Mathews will request that the Huxley Curriculum Council review the broader issue of prerequisite listing, and will forward the revised Huxley Bylaws to the Senate office.

 

6.

International Programs AC

6/2/08

Accepted.

7.

Woodring Curriculum C

4/25/08

Accepted

8.

Woodring Curriculum C

5/23/08

Accepted.

 

TCCC Roster of Membership

Fall Qtr

Approved.

 

Spring Qtr Appointment

Vice Chair Hearne announced that he would be on sabbatical spring quarter and a replacement would be needed.

 

Adjournment

Commissioners adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder, October 7, 2008

 

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION 2007-2008 ROSTER

 

Voting Membership (term ending 2009)

 

 

Chair – Roger Thompson 2008-2009

 

1

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

P

 

Vice Chair – James Hearne

 

2

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

P

 

 

 

3

A – Spencer Anthony-Cahill, Chemistry (SENATOR)

P

 

Ex Officio

 

4.

D – Mark Kuntz, Theater

P

17

Dennis Murphy, Provost

   P

5

E – Yvonne Durham, Economics, CBE

P

18

Lisa Zuzarte (Catalog Coordinator) nv

P

6

G – Robin Matthews, Huxley

P

 

 

 

7

H –Marsha Riddle-Buly,  Woodring,

   Exc

 

 

 

 

Membership (term ending 2010)

 

 

 

 

8

B –  Billie Lindsey, PEHR, rep to GER Cte

P

 

Guests, Recorder

 

9

C – Roger Thompson, History, CHAIR

P

1

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder

P

10

E -  Kristi Tyran, Management

Exc

   2

Kathy Knutzen, Assist Dean, CHSS

   P

11

F -  Julie Helling, Fairhaven

P

3  

Susanna Yunker, Acting Registrar

P

12

I –  Sylvia Tag, Library,

P

4

Steve VanderStaay, VPUE

   P

13

S -  Andrea Godard, ASVP-Academics, 2008-2009

P

 

 

 

14

S -  Nikki Brown, AS

P

 

Members Present

14

15

S -  Chelsea Fletcher, AS

     --

 

Recorder

4

16

S-                             , AS

     --

 

TOTAL PRESENT   October 10, 2008

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