Index of Topics 1/5/2010

For Approval 1/19/2010;  to Faculty Senate 1/25/10

Reading of Curriculum Minutes

 

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION MINUTES

Regular Meeting  --  January 5, 2010

Chair James Hearne called the meeting of the 2010 Academic Coordinating Commission to order at 4:08 pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2010.  There were twenty-one (21) people present, including Commissioners and guests (see attached roster).

Approval of ACC minutesMembers approved ACC minutes of December 1, 2009 with the following revisions

Page 1:  “VanderStaay pointed that the revised GUR  E-Forms did not leave enough room….”.

Page 2:  FIN 141 should read FIN341

 

Announcement from Chair Hearne:

Chair Hearne announced that his term on ACC ended spring quarter and a new chair will then have to be elected.  Hearne noted that the election of a Vice Chair will take place soon since the role of Vice Chair is to assume the chairmanship after an appropriate apprenticeship period.  Steve VanderStaay was unable to attend the meeting due to illness.

NOTE from the Chair and Catalog Coordinator to all secretaries

Please mark in your curriculum minutes the courses which are “currently GUR status” and also mark those courses that are “forwarded to CUE for approval as a GUR”. 

 

5.    READING OF CURRICULUM MINUTES (Exhibit C)

 

MINUTES POSTPONED FROM DEC 2009

 

25b

CBE Economics – ECON 445

10/29/09

Econ 445  - currently still under revisions

25c

CBE Finance & Marketing

10/29/09

REVISED 25c WAS PROVIDED AND THEN WAS TABLED UNTIL COMMISSIONERS HAVE A CHANCE TO REVIEW.

27

Fairhaven College

10/21/09

ACCEPTED

28

Graduate Council 

4/14/09

ACCEPTED revised minutes

29

Graduate Council  (approved 11/10/09)

10/20/09

NOT ACCEPTED.  See page 2.

MBA changes (including to off-campus programs) must include in the minutes the program titles, dean approvals, HEC Board and Provost approvals, and related course information (Zuzarte).  The old information should be included in the normal column format so commissioners can compare old and new changes. (See ACC minutes of October 6, 2009).

30

Huxley College

11/5/09

ACCEPTED.  Page 2, title 339 ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT should be numbered 380.  Commissioners expressed praise for these excellent minutes, including for the information provided and the formatting. 

New Material: January 5, 2010

 

31

College of Fine and Performing Arts

12/4/09

ACCEPTED but not the following:

NOT ACCEPTED:   DSGN457.  There have been changes to both title and description which are not reflected in the minutes.

NOT ACCEPTED:  Additional endorsement Theater Arts – P-12

NOT ACCEPTED:  MAJOR – Theater Arts – P-12.

Although sent to TCCC the  particular information in these minutes appears different from that sent to TCCC and has not been seen by the department. (Commissioner)

Other:  DSGN 454 corrected title is “Digital Media Design

Certain comments regarding prerequisite options cannot be enforced in BANNER the way they are worded.  The Catalog Coordinator would love to have departments provide lists of accepted electives when possible, but it was recognized, particularly in an area such as theater that individual students may be best served by having a wider set of options that that prescribed in such a list.

32

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

11/19/09

ACCEPTED.

JAPN 330 – removed from minutes.  Entirely new information will be provided.

Duplication removed from Sport Psychology minor (p.6)

Note:  Text added to address concerns about double-counting courses in fulfillment of major and minor requirements, particularly in Communications.

Elective credit totals for combined Environmental/ Journalism majors have been checked and revised.

SEE NOTE:  Courses that are GURs or requesting GUR status must indicate as such (see top of these notes)

33

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

12/3/209

ACCEPTED.

Eng 201 has new title:  Writing in the Humanities.  This course is intended for more advanced writers, and the title change is more appropriate to the course and its description, and is not to be confused with the now cancelled Eng. 203.

Psychology courses changed from 3 to 5 credits, discussion:   Students’ extensive research and application activities will now occur with the framework of the course, and more time will be provided for these, particularly at the 400 level.  These changes are the result of extensive revising by the entire department for over a year and a half, and since the Psychology dept has the lowest time to degree, the change is seen as a positive and helpful change.

34

Huxley College

11/16/09

ACCEPTED.

38

Science and Technology (College of)

11/16/09

ACCEPTED.

Concerns about  the need to prevent Biology majors from taking BIOL101, INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY, when they really need the BIOLOGY sequence.  New phrase added to description  reads:  “Intended for non-science majors”  to make it clear that this course does not count in the introductory sequences in the sciences.

p. 21:  The CAD/CAM  option has to move to an ETEC program in order to acquire accreditation.  Notification is in process to the HEC Bd.  Such a move is quite in line with preceding action, as moving options into the Eng Technology area can be more useful to students in their job search once they have acquired these specializations.

 

The following minutes were postponed until the January 19th meeting due to the lateness of the hour.  Commissioners are requested to please bring these copies back to the next meeting:

35

Huxley College of the Environment

12/3/09

ESTU415 concerns addressed

36

International Programs (IPAC)

11/4/09

Agroecology; Ecogastronomy; Ithaca; Mexico

37

Teacher Curricula and Certification Cncl

11/24/09

Approved actions; revised Theater Arts

39

Science and Technology (College of)

11/23 &

11/30/09

New, revised, and major/minors

39a

Addendum to CST mins #39

 

Plastics Engineering Technology

 

Adjournment

Members adjourned at 6:04 pm.

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder, January 5, 2010

 

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION 2009-2010 ROSTER

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2010)

 

 

Chair – James Hearne 2010

 

1

B –  Billie Lindsey, PEHR

Exc

 

Vice Chair –_____________2010

 

2

C –  Robert Stoops, Liberal Studies

P

 

 

 

 

 Kristi Tyran, Management (At Lg on leave Fall & Winter)

 

 

Ex Officio

 

3

I – Peter Smith, Library

P

17

Steve VanderStaay, VPUE for Provost Riordan

Exc

4

A-Spencer Anthony-Cahill, SENATOR

P

18

Susanna Yunker, Registrar (nv)

P

5

A-James Hearne, SENATOR, VChair

P

19

Lisa Zuzarte, Catalog Coordinator (nv)

P

6

Ramon Rinonos-Diaz,ASVP.Academics@wwu.edu

P

 

Guests

 

7

Matthew Osborne: Osbornm5@students@wwu.edu

P

1

David Brunnemer, Associate Registrar

   P

8

Michael Renne: rennem@students@wwu.edu

P

2

Kathleen Knutzen, Assoc Dean, CHSS

P

9

Associated Student member

-

3

Kathy Kitto, Assoc Dean, CST

P

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2011)

 

4

Nicole Hoekstra, ETEC

P

10

H-Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Spec Ed, CUE  

P

5

Derek Yip-Hoi, ETEC

P

11

E- Yvonne Durham, Economics

P

6

 

 

12

D-Mark Kuntz, Theater

P

7

 

 

13

Cynthia Camlin, Art (At Lg, for K.Tyran FallWint 09-10)

P

8

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder (nv)

P

14

A-Roger Anderson, Biology, UPRC

--

 

Members Present

15

15

F-Midori Takagi, Fairhaven  (1 yr term for J. Helling)

P

 

Recorder and Guests

6

16

G-David Shull, Huxley College

P

 

Date:  1/5/2010        TOTAL:

21

 Members (18):12 faculty (2yr terms) represent 9 areas and 1 at-large plus 2 Senators (1 yr terms).  6 additional members include:  Provost (v), Catalog Coordinator (nv), Registrar (nv) and 4 students (voting).  ACC sends reps to UPC and CUE.  Recorder attends (nv).