Index of Topics

Curriculum Minutes Accepted (deadline)

Academic Honesty Policy

 

Approved 2/28/2012

To Faculty Senate 3/5/12

http://www.wwu.edu/ACC

 

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION

Meeting of February 14, 2012

 

CALL TO ORDER.   Chair Roger Anderson called the meeting of the 2011-12 Academic Coordinating Commission to order at 4:05 pm.  There were twenty (20) persons present.  See attached roster.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES The ACC Minutes of 1/31/2012 were approved.

 

REPORTS:   Chair Anderson reported that a MEMO about updating Physics Numbering for ETEC courses  - had been part of November minutes from CST but had been inadvertently left out when sent to ACC.  Commissioners moved to accept the memo.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS:   Report on email vote:  Robert Marshall, Anthropology, approved as representative  to Graduate

Council thru Spring Quarter.

 

TEAMS Review of Curriculum Minutes:

 

 

4:20 &

4:50 T1

CC Committee

Date

Topics and Team Review

Curric. Secty

 

MINUTES for TODAY’S MEETING:  2/14/2012   -  (TEAM 1)

 

42

Grad Council (previously postponed)

 

1/10/12

ACCEPTED.  Music is withdrawing revisions.  MMUS Music Education Concentration – moratorium effective Fall 2012.

M. Barr

 

44a

College Business&Econ

2/2/2012

ACCEPTED MBA, Masters, major/minor course revisions

Andreassen

 

44B

College Business&Econ

2/6/12

ACCEPTED with amendments. Change Admissions criteria; retention GPA.

Andreassen

 

44C

College Business&Econ

2/6/12

ACCEPTED.  ECON 361.  Cross listing has to be identified with International Studies AND please list ITL numbers when cross listed. 

p. 3 OP -- 464 withdrawn

Mgmt 490 and IBUS 490.  Cross-listed course HRM 490 is gone.  Kristi Tyran offered to make sure a cancellation form is completed for HRM 490.  For Mgmt 482 & 483: please cancel or edit prereqs.

J Styrna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44D

 

 

College Business&Econ

 

2/7/12

ACCEPTED.  Majors drop 3 credits.  2 credit prereq also has an equivalent.

Business Admin – Human Resource concentration is cancelled -- instead offering  HRM certificate thru EE. – detail completion in process.

 

J Styrna

 

44D1

College Business&Econ

1/5/12

ACCEPTED. Finance course revisions. Cancellation of FIN 346 –Revise Disaster Risk Reduction Minor.

J.Styma

 

4:30 +

5:05 T 2

CC Committee

Date

Topics and Team Review

 

 

45

CollegeFine&PerformArts

1/12/12

ACCEPTED but not portion regarding Elimination of “Directing” as a concentration in the Theater, BA major[A1] 

Dan Guyette, Dean CFPA, spoke about the merger of Directing with Theater.  Th 370 is in the core - theater minor, and 470 is stacked with this. Elimination of “Directing” and merging to stacking is a 3-course savings.

ü Directing had lowest enrollment: 3 majors out of 168 and 3 dual emphases. This action can reduce faculty lines either as a merger or as an elimination. Voted on by majority of the faculty as a result of rebasing and faculty realignment.  Elective directing projects have no one enrolled in them.  Directing a graduate degree at other universities.

ü Trends: Different majors are emerging with high student demand.

ü There are a lot of Directing opportunities in the education area with Directing practicum availability for those who want the experience.

 

Chair Anderson reported that it is ACC’s responsibility to hear any faculty member constituent who has a concern about a cancelled program or course.  Mark Kuntz is out of town but has concerns about the action with regard to Directing. So the minutes are accepted, but the Directing portion is tabled until next meeting.

 

PLundquist

 

46

CollegeFine&PerformArts

1/19/12

ACCEPTED.  Commissioners complimented these as a very nice set of minutes. Acceptance includes approval of Major/Minor BA in Design

With the following description:  “The program utilizes a curriculum that emphasizes the process of problem solving and encourages students to make connections between culture and design, and their role as visual communicators. Students learn to combine personal expression and critical thinking as they create solutions that connect industry to an audience and themselves to the world.”

 

Elsi Vassdal Ellis spoke to the intention to increase access and create a robust liberal arts degree with 63 credits, a trend already in existence.  Work has been underway on this since 2008.  This is a transitional process, and results from recommendations from advisory committee.  At the end of 3-course sequence students submit portfolio for the major; if they don’t make it they can get the minor. Portfolio process opened up broader range of conceptual thinking abilities. Visual communication sequence course can be taken in any order so as not to impede student progress.

 

PLundquist

 

47

CollegeFine&PerformArts

1/26/12

ACCEPTED.  Art Curriculum.  TCCC will forward education materials.

PLundquist

 

4:40 +

5:25 T 3

CC Committee

Date

Topics and Team Review

 

 

50

Huxley College

1/13/12

ACCEPTED.  ENVS350; revised course, major/minor.  Energy Policy minor will be proposed.

 

DKnutson

 

51

Huxley College

2/3/12

ACCEPTED.  New rubrics.  Informational item – GUR summary sheet of cancelled and replaced courses already seen by CUE.

DKnutson

 

52

Intern’l Prgms (IPAC)

1/17/12

ACCEPTED. Himalaya; Rwanda; Institute for Village Studies

KMantello

 

53

Woodring

1/27/12

ACCEPTED, ELED; EDUC; TESL revised,  Cancellation of the Social Studies Major

CMathison

 

54

Woodring

2/3/12

ACCEPTED.  MISMATCH ON LAST ITEM ON BOTH WCC and TCCC SETS.  EDUC 310; Educational Foundations – courses

CMathison

 

56

TCCC

2/7/12

ACCEPTED with clerical error correction --  possibly on the E-form number as written in the minutes. Thorndike-Christ pointed out that an important detail regarding 15 service hours did not match in both forms; form may just have incorrect number as a typo.  EducFoundations need to match Woodring.  Language on E-form E648255 appears to be correct language regarding EDUC310.

 

ESassnett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

The following were postponed until next meeting due to meeting length:

 

45: CFPA, 1/12/12.  ACCEPTED but not portion regarding Elimination of “Directing” as a concentration in the Theater, BA major[A2] 

 

55    (T3)

TCCC

1/24/12

Sciences  postponed

E Sasnett

48    (T2)

CteUndergradEd (CUE)

1/26/12

   Postponed.  Courses approved as GURs; plans for Viking Landing (Feb 22)

RNorton-Nader

49    (T2)

CteUndergradEd (CUE)

2/2/12

   Postponed.  Courses approved as GURs; GenEd website; Viking Landing

RNorton-Nader

57    (T2)

Grad Council

2/7/12

   Postponed.  Course review

M Barr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Honesty Policy and Procedures.  Chair Anderson plans to bring the policy to the Senate Executive Council’s meeting on Monday February 27th with a request for review.  Commentary from the Executive will provide context for focused discussion at ACC’s meeting on February 28th.  

Anderson explained that the main changes to the document were 1) its educational emphases rather than a focus on penalizing or litigating; and 2) its attempts to respond to students’  input on what could be a more fair process.

Anderson reminded Commissioners that they could read prior comments on the revised policy in ACC minutes over the past two years.

ACC will review the policy again prior to forwarding to the entire campus for review.

 

Adjournment:  5:44 pm

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder – February 14, 2012

 

                                                ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION 2011-2012 ROSTER

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2012)

 

 

Roger Anderson, Chair 2010-12

 

1

B –  Billie Lindsey, PEHR

--

 

Mark Kuntz, Vice Chair 2012

 

2

C –  Holly Folk, Liberal Studies

P

17

Jeffrey Grimm, CUE Liaison with ACC (nv)

--

3

 At-Lg: Kristi Tyran, Management

P

18

Steve VanderStaay, VPUE for Provost Riordan

P

4

E- Yvonne Durham, Economics

P

19

Dave Brunnemer, Registrar (nv)

P

5

I – Peter Smith, Library

P

20

Lisa Zuzarte, Catalog Coordinator (nv)

P

6

F-Niall O Murchu (for John Bower), FAIRHAVEN

P

 

Guests

 

7

Sheila Webb, Journalism, SENATOR

--

1

LeaAnn Martin, Associate Dean, CHSS

P

8

David Gilbertson, Accounting, SENATOR

P

2

Kathy Kitto, Special Asst to Provost

P

9

Fabiola Arvizu, ASVP Academics@wwu.edu

P

 

 

 

10

 Victor Celis:  CelisV@students.wwu.edu

P

 

 

 

11

Megan Housekeeper: mhousekeeper@students.wwu.edu

--

 

 

 

12

Kaylee Galloway:  Gallowk2@students.wwu.edu

P

 

 

 

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2013)

 

 

 

 

13

H-Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Spec Ed

P

 

Records: Senate Recorder

 

14

D-Mark Kuntz, Theater and Dance

--

1

Rose Marie Norton-Nader

P

15

A-Roger Anderson, Biology, Chair,  UPRC rep

P

2

 Zach Cisco, Distinguished Student Emp Senate

P

16

G-Troy Abel, Huxley College

P

 

Members Present

16

 

 

 

 

Recorder  and Guests

4

 

 

 

 

Meeting: 2/14/12        TOTAL:

20

Members (18):12 voting faculty (2yr terms) include representatives of 9 areas and 1 at-large plus 2 Senators (1 yr terms).  6 additional members include:  Provost or representative VPUE (v), Catalog Coordinator (nv), Registrar (nv) and 4 students (voting).  ACC sends rep to UPRC (v) and liaisons with CUE (nv).  Recorder attends (nv).

 

 

 


 [A1]This should read as the Directing Concentration in the Theatre, BA major.

 [A2]This should read as the Directing Concentration in the Theatre, BA major.