Index of Topics 12/2/08

     For Approval 1/6/2009;  to Faculty Senate 1/14/09

Academic Warning policy – Approved

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION MINUTES

Regular Meeting  --  December 2, 2008

 Chair Roger Thompson called the meeting of the 2008-2009 Academic Coordinating Commission to order at

4:30 pm on Tuesday,  December 2, 2008, following President Shepard’s Christmas reception.  There were seventeen

(17) members present, the Recorder (1) and three guests (3) for a total of twenty-one (21). 

Approval of ACC minutesMembers approved minutes of November 18, 2008.  One addition to Fair243u and

Fair343u is the inclusion of the word “Repeatable”.

AGENDA:  Reading of Curricular Minutes (Exhibit B)

  

 

Committee

Date

ACC ACTION AND COMMENT

20

Admissions Committee

5/23/08

Accepted.

Policy Proposal.  Commissioners approved a policy change that “transfer students with GPA’s below 2.0 after their first quarter at WWU are placed on academic warning instead of probation” (To concur with present policy for freshmen).  Change unanimously proposed and approved by Scholastic Standing Committee and Admissions Committee.   Approval of ACC minutes implies approval of the policy change.

 

21

College of Fine and Performing Arts

11/12/08

Accepted with the exception of the following:  THTR 360, 361, 364, 460, 461, 464.  These courses may already meet the credit hour requirements but Commissioners need to see HOW they meet the credit hour requirements.  Please show description of the credit hours as part of the rationale.  See p. 36 of the catalog.

Also: Bachelor of Music language in right-hand column difficult to follow.  Please provide a FINAL copy.

 

22

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

11/6/08

Accepted.  Catalog coordinator presented a summary of the graduate track and the undergraduate degree track for B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders; please review titles so as not to confuse students with the use of the term “graduate”.  The Graduate Program track is separate from the Degree Program track.   Creative Writing track has minor edits (p. 14):  Fair354 is Fair354v; THTR 499 is struck, and Fair 454 is Fair454Y.

 

23

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

11/13/08

Accepted.  Commissioners recognized that there is no place on the New Course E-Form for a statement about an increase in credit hours.  ACC Exec is reviewing course forms as part of updating the ACC Handbook, and perhaps this detail can be addressed in the course rationale. 

BA in Sociology; BS in Sociology: Minor – Sociology – Population Studies: 

 Delete SOC 385  – course no longer offered; ended 200730.

BA in Sociology:  310 is a WP3 course – so delete sentence in parentheses stating that one course must be  WP.   

Teacher Education courses will come back through TCCC.


 

Committee

Date

ACC ACTION AND COMMENT

24

GER Committee

11/6/08

Accepted.  Recommendation from the GUR committee that course syllabus specify which GUR competency is met by the course.  Faculty are aware of the mission of the discipline and the mission of the department, but frequently are unaware of the overall mission in achieving the GUR competencies.

 

24A

GER Committee

11/20/08

25

Huxley College

11/13/08

Accepted.

26

Huxley College

11/20/08

Accepted.

 

27

Woodring College

10/31/08

Accepted.   Add the word “School” to Secondary School methods where omitted.  Courses will come through TCCC.

28.

Woodring College

11/14/08

Other Curricular items Accepted: Human Services, p. 3.

Other items to come through TCCC

Commissioners commend Secondary Ed for adding an assessment course without increase the major, and complimented Woodring on a very nice set of minutes.

 

29.

College of Sciences and Technology

11/03/08

Accepted.  Chem 355 Organic Chem Lab II revisions check effect on other majors with prerequisites.  Catalog coordinator has list of impacted majors.   ETEC-Major-CAD/CAM:  Name of the major is Industrial Technology, with two specializations:  CAD/CAM and Vehicle Design

 Adjournment

Commissioners were pleased to complete review of all of the minutes submitted on this agenda, but decided to postpone any other action or discussion items until the January 6th meeting due to the lateness of the hour.  Commissioners adjourned at 6:12 pm.

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder, December 2, 2008

 ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION 2008-2009 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)

Exc

 

 

 

3

A – Spencer Anthony-Cahill, Chemistry (SENATOR)

P

 

Ex Officio

 

4.

D – Mark Kuntz, Theater

P

17

Provost Murphy

   --

5

E – Yvonne Durham, Economics, CBE

P

18

Steven VanderStaay, VPUE for Provost

P

6

G – Robin Matthews, Huxley

P

19

Lisa Zuzarte (Catalog Coordinator) nv

P

7

H –Marsha Riddle-Buly,  Woodring,

  P

20

Susanna Yunker, Acting Registrar

P

 

Membership (term ending 2010)

 

 

 

 

8

B –  Billie Lindsey, PEHR, rep to GER Cte

P

 

Guests, Recorder

 

9

C – Roger Thompson, History, CHAIR

P

1

Kathy Knutzen, Associate Dean, CHSS

P

10

E -  Jason Kanov, for Kristi Tyran (Fall Qtr)

   P

   2

Kathy Kitto, Associate Dean, CST

   P

11

F -  Julie Helling, Fairhaven

P

 3

 Tina Loudon

   P

12

I –  Sylvia Tag, Library,

P

4

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder

   P

13

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

P

 

 

 

14

S -  Nikki Brown, AS

P

 

Members Present

17

15

S -  Chelsea Fletcher, AS

    --

 

Recorder and Guests

4

16

S-   Shanai Lechtenberg, AS

    P

 

TOTAL PRESENT   December 2, 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