Index of Topics 1/4/2011

     Approved  1/18/11;  to Faculty Senate 1/24/ 2010

Discussion re reduction in Engineering majors

 

E-Catalog Committee Charge – MOTION TO APPROVE

 

Appointments to CUE and Graduate Council

 

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION MINUTES

Meeting of January 4, 2011

 

Vice Chair Yvonne Durham called the meeting of the 2011 Academic Coordinating Commission to order at 4:05 pm on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.  There were twenty (20) people present including Commissioners, guests and recorder (see attached roster).

Approval of Minutes:  Commissioners approved the minutes of the special meeting of December 7, 2010.

 

 

 

Committee

Minutes postponed from Dec 7 meeting:

Date

 

32

College of Business and Economics

11/9/10

ACCEPTED.  Edit membership to replace Craig Dunn w/ Kristi Tyran (who was not in attendance).  Please provide list of practica courses (p. 8, Mfg and Supply Chain Mgmt), and list of courses under advisement (11-12 credits)

33a

College of Business and Economics

11/16/10

NOT ACCEPTED Sent back for editing to read “choose two courses from the following list”. 

Separate and indicate ECON 388/89 count as one.

Also, provide intro para, total # of cr for minor, and other questions, as discussed with Catalog coordinator

33b

College of Business and Economics

11/16/10

ACCEPTED.

33c

College of Business and Economics

11/16/10

ACCEPTED.  Delete MKTG 472; course cancelled.

34

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

11/18/10

ACCEPTED.  1) Journalism Major: Total cr. 82.  2) Reformat Spanish BA to read as:  One of SPAN 450, 401, 402.   3) PoliSci BA, 3 cr of PLSC417 should read as: PLSC 431, 432, 433, 434.

35

Committee on Undergraduate Education

10/28/10

ACCEPTED.

36

Huxley College of the Environment

11/22/10

ACCEPTED BUT NOT Request for New Minor: Disaster Risk Reduction (p. 5 & 6).  Cat copy requires intro para, total # of credits, exact details for Declaration of Minor.  Catalog will work w dept.  Other: Is 368 a prereq for 369?  Reads ok as 368, 369 w concurrency, but clarify prereqs.

37

Woodring College of Education

11/29/10

ACCEPTED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Minutes for the meeting of January 4, 2011

38

College of Science and Technology

11/08/10

ACCEPTED.  Please note repeatability in course descriptions.  Note Math/Physics and Chem/Physics joint degree prereqs.  Cancellation postponed.

39

College of Science and Technology

11/15/10

ACCEPTED.   Title should read “Tools and Data Analysis in Physics”. EET major should read 148-149 credits.  Supporting courses p. 7 should read: Math 114 and 115, or Math 118.

 

Discussion re reductions in engineering majors:

ü Spencer Anthony-Cahill asked that with the Vehicle Design Major reduction, where will the students go who don’t make it into the major?  Is there a plan?  There is a new Enrollment Management Group, and Kathleen Kitto supports bringing this question to it.  What do we do when we have to limit the numbers in the majors?  We cannot meet the capacity for majors in the current programs, and the university has to address the problem, promise a timeline for an answer, and announce which body will deliberate on this.  The “Enrollment Management Group” should interface with ACC on these questions.

ü One Commissioner expressed dismay that a program that Western is famous for is under pressure; the Vehicle Design program is a great draw for students. 

ü Kathleen Saunders pointed out a deep contradiction in effort when so much expense is used to recruit and then we have to limit the programs.  What is the goal, to grow or to limit?  It seems like we are at cross purposes here.

 

40

College of Science and Technology

11/29/10

ACCEPTED.  Note Math 124: Gateway pilot course for community college transfers.  Prerequisites will be revised to Western system of grade requirements.  SCED480: Math QSRs – please list exact course prerequisites for encoding in CAPP.

General Sci-Secondary: total credits 97-107

41

Committee on Undergraduate Education

11/18/10

ACCEPTED.

42a/b

Council on University Program / Honors Board

11/30/10   1/8/10

ACCEPTED.   Honors sequence to go through CUE to CUP.

43

Huxley College of the Environment

11/8/10

ACCEPTED.  EGEO461 for now will eventually chance to ESTU

44

Teacher Curricula & Cert Cncl (TCCC)

11/9/10

ACCEPTED.  Commissioner Fitzpatrick reported that TCCC had spent quite a bit of time being very thorough in its review.

 

MOTION TO APPROVE E-CATALOG COMMITTEE CHARGE:

ACC made two minor edits, then voted unanimously to approve the charge to the E-Catalog committee (text follows this Summary).  Susanna Yunker will call the committee to a meeting in early February following the catalog deadline.  The Senate office will recruit for membership.

 

E-Catalog Ad Hoc Committee (approved by ACC 1/4/2011)

Membership Summary (9 members):

§  Three faculty appointed from among CBE, CHSS, CST, CFPA or Woodring, and one additional faculty appointed from among the Library, Fairhaven, or Huxley (no more than one member per College or the Library).  At least one of the four appointed faculty must have credentials and qualifications in technical and professional writing expertise (4)

§  Non-voting staff member from any unrepresented college, selected by the Dean of that college, may attend.

§  2 Student representatives, appointed by AS (2)

§  1 representative from Student Affairs, appointed by Vice President for Student Affairs (1)

§  Registrar/Associate Registrar or their appointed representative (1)

§  Catalog Coordinator (1)

Informal Charge:

 

APPOINTMENTS: 

o   Commissioners appointed James Hearne, Computer Science, to Graduate Council, replacing Ning Yu through 2012.

o   Commissioners held an election and then appointed Diane Johnson, MC&L, and Scott Stevens, English, as At-Large representatives to CUE through 2013.

 

Having completed the agenda, Commissioners adjourned at 5:30 pm

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder

 

 

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION 2009-2010 ROSTER

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2012)

 

 

James Hearne, Chair 2009-2010

 

1

B –  Billie Lindsey, PEHR

P

 

Roger Anderson, Chair 2010-11

Yvonne Durham , Interim Vice Chair 2010-11

 

2

C –  Holly Folk, Liberal Studies, CUE rep Wtr Qtr

P

 

Ex Officio

 

3

 At-Lg: Kristi Tyran, Management

P

17

Steve VanderStaay, VPUE for Provost Riordan

  Debra Jusak, Special Assistant, Provost

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4

I – Peter Smith, Library

P

18

Susanna Yunker, Registrar (nv)

P

5

F-John Bower, FAIRHAVEN

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19

Lisa Zuzarte, Catalog Coordinator (nv)

P

6

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

P

 

 

 

7

Morgan Holmgren Holmgrm@students@wwu.edu

P

 

Guests

 

8

Michael Renne: rennem@students@wwu.edu

P

20

Nicole Hoekstra, Engineering Technology

   P

9

Megan Housekeeper: mhousekeeper@students.wwu.edu

P

21

Lea Ann Martin – Associate Dean, CHSS

P

 

 

 

22

Kathleen Kitto – Associate Dean, CST

P

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2011)

 

 

 

 

10

H-Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Spec Ed

P

 

 

 

11

E- Yvonne Durham, Economics, Interim Vice Chair

P

23

Rose Marie Norton-Nader (nv), Recorder

P

12

D-Timothy Fitzpatrick, Choral Music Education

P

 

 

 

13

A-Roger Anderson, Biology, Chair,  UPRC rep

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Members Present

16

14

A-Spencer Anthony-Cahill, SENATOR

P

 

Recorder  and Guests

4

15

G- David Shull, Huxley College

P

 

Special Mtg:  1/4/2011        TOTAL:

 20

16

B- Kathleen Saunders, Anthropology, SENATOR

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 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).