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International Studies Curriculum

  Committee charge:  MOTION

 

Approved 4/10/2012

To Faculty Senate 4/16/2012

http://www.wwu.edu/ACC

 

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION

Meeting of March 27, 2012

 

CALL TO ORDER.   Chair Roger Anderson called the meeting of the 2011-12 Academic Coordinating Commission to order at 4:06 pm.  There were twenty-three (23) persons present.  See attached roster.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES The ACC Minutes of 2/28/2012 were approved as written.

 

REPORTS:   Chair Anderson will bring a revised Graduate Council charge to the next meeting.   Anderson will meet with Senate Executive Council this week to discuss Academic Honesty policy revisions.

VPUE Steve VanderStaay reminded Commissioners that:

v  The assessment consultant is visiting on Thurs and Fri April 19 and 20 and will give workshops on departmental and GUR assessment; contact VanderStaay for booking or details.

v  The Online Teaching Handbook looks fabulous and will go live soon.  ACC will approve and forward to the Senate

v  ACC discussed pros and cons of the Legislature’s request for the university to distribute freely available textbooks.   Faculty who may be able to participate are to contact VanderStaay.  Comments follow:

 

International Studies Curriculum Committee Charge / revised Vicki Hamblin, Director

ACC Motion(Moved by Billie Lindsay, Second by Yvonne Durham) to approve the revised International Studies Curriculum Committee charge.  The ISCC will become a Standing Committee of the ACC with the same status as the Honors Board and will report to CUP (Council on University Programs) in the same way as Honors.  Minutes from ISCC and from CUP are forwarded to ACC.  ACC approved the ISCC charge unanimously. 

Hamblin explained that approving this charge is part of initiating a new staging of the International Studies processes which will be simplified for faculty and safer for students going abroad.  Hamblin will meet with IPAC this quarter to develop a more coherent prototype for reviewing and approving programs.

Text of the Revised Charge Follows:

“Charge: The International Studies Curriculum Committee (ISCC) shall have responsibility for the curricular aspects of the International Studies minor and for the curricular components of faculty-led international programs.

The specific duties of the ISCC are:

1.             To review proposals for and make recommendations to CUP and to ACC regarding the cross-listing of departmental and college offerings with the Center for International Studies’ offerings.

2.             To review proposals for and make recommendations to CUP and to ACC regarding the review, creation, or deletion of INTL courses.

3.             To make recommendations to the Executive Director of the Center for International Studies about initiatives to internationalize Western’s curriculum.

4.             To review faculty applications for the Course Development grants which are offered annually by CIS.

Reportage: The ISCC reports directly to CUP, which in turn reports its recommendations to the Academic Coordinating Commission (ACC). Copies of the committee’s minutes are forwarded to CUP and to ACC for review of all actions.

Membership: The voting members of the ISCC shall consist of 7 faculty members who are broadly representative of programs and disciplines at the university, as well as one student appointed by the Associated Students of WWU.  Faculty members serve terms of two academic years with the option of continuing for a third year, and may serve only two consecutive terms. Terms are staggered for continuity. The Executive Director of the Center for International Studies serves as a non-voting member of the committee.

Meetings:  The ISCC shall meet at least twice per quarter. A chair person shall be elected from among the voting members of the committee at the beginning of each fall quarter. The CIS administrative assistant shall provide all needed clerical support to the committee.”

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REVIEW OF CURRICULUM MINUTES

 

Team

CC Committee

Date

Topics and Review

Secty

 

61 (T3)

College of Business and Economics

2/17/12

ACCEPTED.  Economics:  new courses, course revisions

J.Styrna

62 (T3)

College of Business and Economics

2/21/12

ACCEPTED.  Major/minor/master revisions;

J.Styrna

63 (T3)

College of Business and Economics

2/21/12

ACCEPTED.  Policy Council approved Catalog changes–college

Andreassen

64 (T1)

Fairhaven College

2/15/12

ACCEPTED BUT NOT THE FOLLOWING THREE -  ACC requests resubmission of the following student/fac designed majors: Burman, Freeman, Ellermeier

 

Fairhaven rules suggest a three-person committee and these have only two.  One committee has a student on it and ACC has reservations about a student approval of another student’s major.  Chair Anderson suggested the possibility of the Department Chair as a third person.

 

Accepted new courses FAIR312F (see CUE)

 

K Johnson

65 (T2)

Huxley College Curriculum Committee

2/10/12

ACCEPTED PENDING MINOR REVISIONS (prepare with Zuzarte) TO ENSURE COHERENCE BETWEEN PROGRAMS.  ESCI 497N; ESTU 497N; Energy Policy minor

ACC COULD NOT OPEN COURSE FORM LINKS – Please check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.Knutson

66 (T2)

Huxley College Curriculum Committee

3/2/12

ACCEPTED.  ENVS437A, B.  Disaster Risk Reduction Minor; ESCI499D

ACC COULD NOT OPEN COURSE FORM LINKS – Please check

 

D Knutson 

 

67 (T1)

Committee on Undergrad Education

2/23/12

ACCEPTED.  Viking Landing debrief; GUR course approval: Fair312F/Intl312.  NSSE Report: VanderStaay

 

R NortonNader

68 (T1)

Committee on Undergrad Education       

3/8/12

ACCEPTED PENDING APPROVAL OF CHEM 101 REMOVAL OF PREREQS (Form forwarded to D. Bover) Approval of  GUR Strands:  Human/Environment Interaction; Science/Religion; Global Citizenship;  Evidence/Argument.  Science/Religion course forms have been forwarded to CUE.  Strands will be finalized in 2 weeks.

 

R NortonNader

           

 

Adjournment:  5:41 pm

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder – March 27, 2012

 

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION 2011-2012 ROSTER

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2012)

 

 

Roger Anderson, Chair 2010-12

 

1

B –  Billie Lindsey, PEHR

    P

 

Mark Kuntz, Vice Chair 2012

 

2

C –  Holly Folk, Liberal Studies

P

17

Jeffrey Grimm, CUE Liaison with ACC (nv)

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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

P

1

LeaAnn Martin, Associate Dean, CHSS

P

8

David Gilbertson, Accounting, SENATOR

P

2

David Bover, Associat Dean, CST

P

9

Fabiola Arvizu, ASVP Academics@wwu.edu

P

3

Vicki Hamblin, Director, International Programs

P

10

 Victor Celis:  CelisV@students.wwu.edu

P

4

Maggie Barklind, EE

P

11

Megan Housekeeper: mhousekeeper@students.wwu.edu

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12

Kaylee Galloway:  Gallowk2@students.wwu.edu

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Voting Membership (terms ending 2013)

 

 

 

 

13

H-Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Spec Ed

P

 

Records: Senate Recorder

 

14

D-Mark Kuntz, Theater and Dance

P

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

17

 

 

 

 

Recorder  and Guests

6

 

 

 

 

Meeting: 3/27/12      TOTAL:

23

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).