Index of Topics

Extended Ed Opportunities: Earl Gibbons,

  Amber Bone, Laura Overstreet, Shaw  Gynan

Admissions:  Charge to RASC proposed

 

For Approval 4/24/2012

To Faculty Senate 4/30/2012

http://www.wwu.edu/ACC

 

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION

Meeting of April 10, 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 3/27/2012 were approved as written.

REPORTS:   No reports today.

 

PRESENTATION:  Extended Education Opportunities,  Earl Gibbons, Director, EE.

·      Earl Gibbons reviewed the history of EE and described fulfilling our mission statement in which that online and extended education opportunities serve the people of the State of Washington.  Actually Distance Education has been around for 100 years and originally was through snail mail.  Correspondence courses and independent study courses are now web facilitated.  Hybrid/blended courses are regular courses that are supported with any method that is through the internet, even if only supported by Bb.  Fully online courses are those that move the classroom “into the ether”.  Using  a powerpoint presentation Gibbons related that now one-third of students nationally are taking at least one online course.  

·      However it is a myth that online courses are cheaper to create.  For Western, a public purposed rather than a profit-making institution, our motive is quality and rigor of the academic enterprise. Our EE program is not a solution to budget cuts. The legislature can become enamored of the Western Governors’ University because they think it is a financial fix and that is simplistic.  Institutions that take the time to penetrate the online environment have been motivated by the desire to expand access.  Our mandate is to expand access to citizens of the State. Technology is an enhancement to what we already do. 

·      Gibbons explained the advances made with the Encyclopedia Britannica which moved entirely to a digital format, “allowing the collection of knowledge to keep pace with the creation of knowledge”.  A book is immediately out of date when printed but online material can be updated literally as it happens.  Skype and Eluminate and other supporting software allow for this and students that opt for enhanced textbooks online can drill down through the links for more data.  With Wikis you can have collaborative processes to produce a knowledge product.

·      Gibbons asked faculty to think about what is going on, what it means to Western, and how we can best employ these tools here to collaborate with this environment.

 

ACC then heard the experiences of the following faculty teaching in EE and sampled their online courses.  This was followed by a question and answer period.

Dr. Amber Sudduth Bone - Music

·      Online Educational Tools

·      Student Assessment

Dr. Bone’s course is a multicultural GUR required for music students which develops a cosmopolitan sense of music with a relativistic perspective and uses international performers videos such as on U-tube – providing a multimedia experience on an interactive scale.

 

Dr. Laura Overstreet - Sociology

Dr. Overstreet is able to is able to provide face to face office hours online using Eluminate.  News items can be quickly incorporated to enhance stimulating discussion particularly if the topics are meaningful and rich beyond pedagogy.  Overstreet presented a “Quality Matters” rubric for online instruction which has 8 standards for online course design and includes robust requirements for course technology and learner support.  Many regional accrediting agencies look to this rubric as exemplifying best practices. 

Dr. Shaw Gynan – Modern & Classical Languages

Dr. Gynan has evolved a correspondence course in Linguistics to an online course which is Writing Intensive and uses Bb.  Students do not buy textbooks but have references to scholarship that can shape the course to their needs.  This course is evolving and the objective component is still being implemented.  Gynan point out that technology is a tool, and the appropriate tool must be considered for the learning objectives and how it will affect the class.  Phasing in as an option for extra credit will allow for further consideration of how a particular tool works.

 

REVIEW OF CURRICULUM MINUTES

 

CC Committee

Date

Topics and Team Review

Secty

69

College of Business and Economics

3/20/12

Accepted.  Human Resource Management Certificate

J. Styrna

70

College of Sciences & Technology

2/27/12

Accepted.  Geology; SMATE; EngTech; AMSEC;

J Mott

71

Council on University Programs

3/20/12

Accepted.  INTL312; and INTL361

R Stoops

72

Fairhaven College

2/15/12

Accepted.  Fair297J for GUR Strand, already forwarded to CUE

 

K. Johnson

Fairhaven will be resubmitting titles for Burman, Freeman and Ellermeier with a committee of three (no students).  Although those students had three committee members when they filed their concentrations, they were not list in the minutes (no longer at University). These students and their titles should come through on our next set of minutes. (K. Johnson)

73

Fairhaven College

2/28/12

Accepted.  Concentration Titles approved. 

K. Johnson

CUE MOTIONS:  Approval of Fair297j and LIBRL297 completes approval of Science/Religion GUR Strand (approved by CUE 4/5/2012)

           

COMMITTEE CHARGE:  Admissions  / RASC – Exhibit W – Commission considered a revised Charge to the Admissions Committee now temporarily entitled The Recruitment, Admissions and Support Committee (RASC).  Clara Capron was present to comment and present support for the creation of such a committee.

ACC will forward comments and request review by Dr. Coughlin.  The Charge will be forwarded to Deans, Chairs, and the Faculty Senate Executive for distribution and preliminary comment.  A later future vote in ACC is anticipated.

Adjournment:  5:41 pm

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder – April 10, 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 

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Guests

 

3

 At-Lg: Kristi Tyran, Management

P

1

LeaAnn Martin, Associate Dean, CHSS

P

4

E- Yvonne Durham, Economics

P

2

David Bover, Associat Dean, CST

P

5

I – Peter Smith, Library

P

3

Earl Gibbons, EE Director

P

6

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

P

4

Maggie Barklind, EE

P

7

Sheila Webb, Journalism, SENATOR

P

5

Andrew Brick, EE

P

8

David Gilbertson, Accounting, SENATOR

P

6.

Dr. Amber Bone, EE, Music

P

9

Fabiola Arvizu, ASVP Academics@wwu.edu

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7.

Dr. Laura Overstreet, EE, Sociology

P

10

 Victor Celis:  CelisV@students.wwu.edu

P

8.

Dr. Shaw Gynan, EE, M&CL

P

11

Megan Housekeeper: mhousekeeper@students.wwu.edu

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9.

Clara Capron, Acting Director, Admissions;

  Director, Financial Aid

P

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 Assistant

 

14

D-Mark Kuntz, Theater and Dance

P

1

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder

P

15

A-Roger Anderson, Biology, Chair,  UPRC rep

P

2

 Zach Cisco, Distinguished Student Emp Senate

P

16

G-Troy Abel, Huxley College

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Members Present

17

17

Jeffrey Grimm, CUE Liaison with ACC (nv)

P

 

Recorder  and Guests

6

18

Steve VanderStaay, VPUE for Provost Riordan

P

 

Meeting: 3/27/12      TOTAL:

23

19

Dave Brunnemer, Registrar (nv)

P

 

 

 

20

Lisa Zuzarte, Catalog Coordinator (nv)

P