Motions and Recommendations passed by the

Academic Coordinating Commission 2000-01

(from Minutes) 

Steve Ross, Chair






Mailing End of Quarter Grades

Edoh Amiran made a motion, seconded by Newcomer, and passed by the members to phase out the mailing of end-of-quarter grade reports to students, with a prior notification that this is going to happen.  The phase-out will take effect no sooner than Winter Quarter grades. 

May 29, 2001

Graduate Council Minutes

A motion made by Kate Wayne was passed by the members to approve the Certificate of Disability Management with one abstention.

May 29, 2001

Election of Officers

Wayne moved to table the motion for the election of  Vice-Chair until Fall Quarter, seconded by Jeff Newcomer which passed unanimously.  Edoh Amiran will continue as Vice Chair until the Fall election.

May 29, 2001

GUR Task Force

A motion made by Kate Wayne, was passed to form a (limited-life) Task Force to define the purposes of the General University Requirements.  The motion followed recommendation of the Executive Committee and the Provost as a response to the three questions posed to the GER Committee.

May 1, 2001

Changes to Accounting/Computer Science Major

A motion by Edoh Amiran passed 5 in favor, 4 opposed and 1 abstention to approve the change to the Accounting/Computer Science major.  CSCI 430 is 3 credits and can be chosen as an alternative to ACCT 421, which is a 4-credit class.  Since students have the option to take either course there is no addition to the minimum size of the major.  (Previous changes, replacements of CSCI 140 with 141, 345 with 344, and 415 with 342 were approved at the last meeting). 

May 1, 2001

GUR Requirements

A motion was made by Tom Downing which passed unanimously, to clarify catalog language regarding GUR requirements, to read that �a student may follow the GUR requirements at the time they matriculated, with the option to accept more and/or new requirements passed later on�.

April 17, 2001

Minimum GPA Requirement

A motion was made by Tom Downing to incorporate wording into the catalog cautioning that a grade of  �C-� in an area a student is using as a major endorsement in education will not count.  However, a �C-� will count for a course in the major.  The motion passed unanimously.

April 17, 2001

Changes to Accounting/Computer Science Major

A motion was made by Tom Downing, seconded by Edoh Amiran, to approve the change to CSCI 140 and to allow any department affected by this change to submit a correction directly to the catalog coordinator.

ACC members then considered CBE's request for changes to the Accounting/Computer Science Major.  Only a portion of the changes was approved.

April 17, 2001

Academic Dishonesty Policy and Procedure

Tom Downing made a motion, seconded by Kate Wayne, to accept the Dishonesty Policy and Procedure distributed as Appendix D to the catalog, subject to further review, with the amendments (underlined) approved at the meeting.

March 13, 2001

Liberal Studies 323

Jeff Newcomer made a motion, seconded by Jason Adams, to approve Liberal Studies 323 on an expedited basis as a GUR course.  The motion passed, provided prior catalog approval has taken place. [After the meeting, a check of previous CASC and ACC minutes revealed that the course has been approved.]

March 13, 2001

the "seminar" rubric

A motion made by Jeff Newcomer, seconded by Pam Hall, was passed to approve the use of the "seminar" rubric, with the proviso that all courses listed under this rubric be submitted to ACC.

February 27, 2001

Womens' Studies 314

Members passed a motion to approve Womens' Studies 314.

February 27, 2001

Manufacturing Management minor

A motion was made by Jeff Newcomer, seconded by Pam Hall, which passed unanimously to accept the revised Manufacturing Management major.  

February 13, 2001

Journalism 190

Tom Downing made a motion, seconded my Jason Adams, to approve the course for 1st and 2d reading, which passed unanimously.

February 13, 2001

Definition of a Credit Hour  

Following a directive (see minutes of 1/30/01) that wording  in the final sentence of a credit hour definition (approved 1/16/01) be finalized today, members agreed to modify that wording as follows:  (changed material underlined):

Credit hours are assigned to a class based on the amount and type of work expected from a typical student in class. 

Classes will be assigned one credit for each hour of classroom discussion or lecture, and one credit for every two hours of laboratory or practice/rehearsal involving some preparation or reporting.

Classes using different formats for at least part of the course will be assigned credit for amounts and types of work equivalent to those described above.  When such a component is proposed, the type and amount of work involved must be described in detail.  In particular, the activity for which credit is assigned must be structured and occur at regular or periodic intervals throughout the course; faculty must supervise and evaluate students' work in this activity.


February 13, 2001

[Emergency] Alternative Writing Proficiency Course Agreement

A motion was made by Tom Downing, seconded by Stasa Minter, to accept the procedure stipulated on an "[Emergency] Alternative Writing Proficiency Course Agreement" form which gives "bottom-line" authority to the Director, Writing Fellows Program, and Upper-Division Writing (currently Barbara Sylvester) to approve students in emergency situations (namely those about to graduate who have not completed the Writing Proficiency requirements) to satisfy the writing proficiency requirement other than by taking a regularly scheduled writing proficiency course.

February 13, 2001

Teacher Curricula & Certification Council, 1/18/01

A motion was made by Tom Downing, seconded by Gordon Chalmers, to refuse to accept the minutes of a meeting at which there was no quorum.

February 13, 2001

General University Requirements

motion, made by Chalmers, seconded by Downing: 


The Academic Coordinating Commission recommends changing the General University Requirements to allow courses  completed under the CGM requirement to also count toward the fulfillment of Humanities, Social Sciences, Communications, or Natural Sciences requirements (as appropriate).



January 16, 2001

General University Requirements

A motion made by Amiran, seconded by Stan Tag, was passed by the committee with one exception:


The Academic Coordinating Commission recommends changing the CGM requirements to state that a student must complete one course in each of two sets -- with a list of specific courses in each set -- divided into two general categories.   


January 16, 2001

Academic Calendar

Members approved the Academic Calendar through Summer 2010 pending a check of the January 1st holidays to give enough time to include a day of registration before the first day of classes.  

November 21, 2000

Academic Dishonesty


A Motion made by Edoh Amiran, seconded by Gordon Chalmers, was passed unanimously to form an Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Honesty, which will include a minimum of five members and at least one student.  The committee charge includes the following: 

         Compile a list of resources to be used, cited or referenced by instructors to create awareness of practices that are legal and ethical, and illegal and unethical;

         Revise the ACC handout on Academic Honesty';

         Prepare a list of links to be placed on a web site;

         Review and recommend revisions to Appendix D �Academic Dishonesty Policy and Procedure� (WWU Bulletin).�

o        An amendment was made to the charge to include an initial report to be completed by the end of Winter Quarter.  The Attorney General will be asked to assist in this.  A website link was suggested.   


October 24, 2000