Index of Topics 2/1/2011

     Approved  2/15//11;  to Faculty Senate 2/28/ 2011

Catalog Deadline for Review of Courses

 

 

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION MINUTES

Meeting of February 1, 2011

 

Chair Roger Anderson called the meeting of the 2011 Academic Coordinating Commission to order at 4:02 pm on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.  There were twenty-two (22) people present including Commissioners, guests and recorder (see attached roster).

 

ACC Minutes of January 18, 2011 – Approved with following changes:

Madge Gleeson was present to report that the Studio Art Major BFA will not be increased this year.  This degree is after the completion of the BA, and the credits requirements are nationally acknowledged.  However, the increase is withdrawn and will be reviewed and resubmitted next year. 

Elsi Vassdal-Ellis, Art, confirmed there is no problem with requiring 2 quarters for probation to bring up the GPA rather than just one quarter.  Regarding the 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement, the goal is to encourage students to take general education courses and electives seriously and not just the major courses.

Report from Steven VanderStaay, VPUE, mentioned that legislation is pending to file a tuition surcharge on students who exceed 200 or more credits.  We don’t know if such legislation would pass, but it makes it uncomfortable for students and raises questions about advising in large majors.  How would 5year certificate programs manage under such a bill?  Some recognize this comes down to quality.  Accreditation guidelines are in place and the requirements color how well students do later on in the workplace.

 

2/1/2011 -- READING OF CURRICULUM MINUTES (Exhibit B)

54

College Business & Economics

1/25/11

ACCEPTED.   IBUS Minor

55

College of Fine & Performing Arts

1/11/11

ACCEPTED.  Cher Carnell reported that contact hours now match the credit hours and students have more options.  Carnell added that they are still above accreditation requirements.

Theater major revisions as a result of cancellation of 486 and 487.

 

56

College Humanities & Social Sciences

1/13/11

ACCEPTED.  Mart Stewart explained Hist359 an on campus course with a co-requisite HIST3307 which is a required trip to Vietnam.  Stewart explained that the course works best this way since it links the on campus course to a study abroad research project.  Stewart has taught the course previously as an experimental course successfully.  Students register in May and know they are traveling abroad in fall quarter so they have time to set up research projects, get their tickets, travel visas, etc., several months in advance.  They cannot register for the on-campus course until the travel arrangements are paid for and locked in place.  One Commissioner suggested that the sentence about co-requisites should also include a sentence informing the student that registration requires instructor permission:  “Prereq: permission of instructor”

 

A question was raised if students can easily access an alpha list of courses and course progression for a major.  Also, clicking on a course should provide a drop down menu showing prerequisites.

 

Note that Behavioral Neuroscience grade requirements will reflect standard catalog text.

 

 

57

 (CUE)

12/2/11

ACCEPTED.

58

Committee on Undergrad Educ (CUE)

1/13/11

ACCEPTED.   Taking BIO 101 and Math106 together should not be as challenging as it might appear, since freshmen courses should be “engaging”.  Very few students take Math 106 and Bio 101 at the same time.  But allowing this prevents unnecessary overrides. Ultimately a flexibility issue for students. However, we rarely advise students to take two Sciences or a Math and Science together their first quarter.

 

Clarification needed that HIST155 cancelled and HIST 152 added as another prereq.option.

 

59

59a

Council on University Programs

(Leadership Studies)

1/24/11

ACCEPTED. Leadership Studies not actually a request for new major/minor.  Rather that is the form being used to track this for catalog purposes. Commissioners noted that the pilot has been wonderfully successful.

60

Huxley College of the Environment

1/11/11

ACCEPTED.  College requests withdrawing details related to major revisions.  If submitted after February 1 in this case will be approved for this catalog.  Circumstances have prevented earlier submission.

 

But generally in most cases any new submissions will be postponed until next year’s catalog.

 

61

Huxley College of the Environment

1/18/11

ACCEPTED. 

Commissioners questioned that no reasons are given for title change or other revisions, only the change itself if listed.  They recommend the following reason for the minutes: “New title better reflects course content”  rather than simply “Title Change”.  And, they request explanation of EGEO 305 or ESTU 370’ withdrawn prerequisites, and explain adding ESTU369. 

 

62

Teacher Curriculum & Certification Cncl

12/7/11

ACCEPTED.   Supporting endorsement – Eng. Sec. was able to embed more competencies into 5 credit course.  Student no longer have to take Communication courses (which are full).  Good that Eng is no longer dependent on another department for this.  Should also shorten time to degree.    ENG 443:  List of prereqs allows more latitude as to when to take courses and acts as advisory to off-campus students.

 

63

Teacher Curriculum & Certification Cncl

1/11/11

ACCEPTED.  Cher Carnell explained Integrated Arts for Elementary Educators which can be taken as ART, DNC, MUS, or THTR398.

This meets State requirements without increasing credits.  A new Foundation course precedes this required of Elementary and Special Ed.  After the Foundation course students can choose to go deeper into the concentration of their choice in one of the above areas.  All are the same course, with different guest faculty teaching from different disciplines.  The SCH will go to the appropriate department whose faculty are co-teaching Integrated Arts for Elementary Educators.   Theater Arts P-12 Major cancelled because other avenues to endorsement; 4 students in 10 years

 

 

64

Teacher Curriculum & Certification Cncl

1/25/11

ACCEPTED.   Commissioners asked how students in Everett get SCED480 with this change.  The increased flexibility in courses seems to answer that and enable students to meet requirements.

 

The PoliSci major is tabled during consideration of how to meet history course requirements. Lisa Zuzarte believes they are meeting with Social Studies to get the details right for the catalog deadline.

 

65

Western Libraries

11/30/10

ACCEPTED.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS AND ELECTIONS

The Academic Coordinating Commission approved the following appointments:

Ø  To Council on University Programs:  Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre, Women Studies through 2012

Ø  To E-Catalog Committee

     John Chris Sandvig, MIS, CBE;

     Jim Hearne, Computer Science, CST

     Derrick Mears, PEHR, CHSS

     Patrick Buckley, Environmental S., Huxley

     Tony Kurtz, Archives Professional -- volunteered for this committee

 

Commissioners adjourned at 5:27 pm  - 2/1/2011

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

P

4

I – Peter Smith, Library

P

18

Susanna Yunker, Registrar (nv)

P

5

F-John Bower, FAIRHAVEN

P

19

Lisa Zuzarte, Catalog Coordinator (nv)

P

6

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

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20

David Brunnemer

P

7

Morgan Holmgren Holmgrm@students@wwu.edu

P

 

 

 

8

Michael Renne: rennem@students@wwu.edu

P

 

Guests

 

9

Megan Housekeeper: mhousekeeper@students.wwu.edu

P

21

Lea Ann Martin – Associate Dean, CHSS

P

 

 

 

22

Madge Gleeson, Chair, Art

P

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2011)

 

23

Elsi Vassdal-Ellis, Art

P

10

H-Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Spec Ed

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24

Cher Carnell, Chair, Dance

P

11

E- Yvonne Durham, Economics, Interim Vice Chair

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25

Mart Stewart, History

P

12

D-Timothy Fitzpatrick, Choral Music Education

P

26

Rose Marie Norton-Nader (nv), Recorder

P

13

A-Roger Anderson, Biology, Chair,  UPRC rep

P

 

Members Present

15

14

A-Spencer Anthony-Cahill, SENATOR

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Recorder  and Guests

7

15

G- David Shull, Huxley College

P

 

Meeting: 2/1//2011        TOTAL:

 22

16

B- Kathleen Saunders, Anthropology, SENATOR

P

 

 

 

 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).