Report to Faculty Council

Curriculum and instruction Committee

SY 2000/2001

The Curriculum and Instruction Committee had an active year in 2000/01. Four committee meetings were held. The minutes from the meetings are attached below. The following is a brief summary of the committee’s activities.

Maria Lynn Kessler continued as chair.

A number of proposals across departments were approved and include:

Course Description Revisions

Proposed New Course

Course Title change

- SPAN 204: change title from "Intermediate Spanish Culture" to "Intermediate Hispanic Culture."

Course Title and Description Change

New Course

Change Course Title

Change Course Prerequisite

New Course

Catalog Changes

Program Changes

BA in Chemistry – change number of hours for degree from 122 to 123

BS in Chemistry – streamline course requirements and increase number of general electives available

Remove CHEM 408

Remove CHEM 412

Course Changes

CHEM 308: Chemical Literature – to become an introduction to research course; Title change to Introduction to Chemical Research; Credit hours to increase from 1 to 2

CHEM 419 and CHEM 420: Senior Research I and II – add one additional credit hour to reflect workload; change credit hour from 2 to 3

Program Change

Drop Geology as a requirement

Add CIVL 330 - Measurement, Analysis and Modeling for CEE Systems

New Courses

PHED-411: Special Topics in Physical Education

HLED-411: Special Topics in Health

Curriculum change

Remove GEOL 303 and GEOL 308

Curriculum Changes

Sophomore Year, Second Semester: Change "Masterpieces of World Literature I or II" to "Masterpieces of World Literature II."

Junior Year, Second Semester: Change "American Literature Elective" to "Twentieth Century American Fiction, or Twentieth Century American Poetry and Drama."

Senior Year, First Semester: Change "Approved Elective" to "African

American Literature."

Curriculum and Instruction Meeting

February 15, 2001

Minutes

Attending: M. DelMastro (for E. Andrade), H. Hoyle, G. Nichols, G. Frohnsdorff, C. DeMille, C. Walsh, M. Shirer, L. Dunlop, P. Mailloux, C. Rushing, R. Steed, D. Forsythe, R. Hilleke, H. Davakos, J. Murden, S. Silver, M.L. Kessler

Agenda

Course Description Revisions

Proposed New Course

Course Title change

- SPAN 204: change title from "Intermediate Spanish Culture" to "Intermediate Hispanic Culture."

Action: Passed Unanimously

Course Title and Description Change

New Course

Action: Passed Unanimously

Change Course Title

Change Course Prerequisite

New Course

Catalog Changes

Action: Passed unanimously

It was agreed that the committee will meet again this semester when proposals are submitted. There may be at least two more proposals this semester.

Curriculum and Instruction Meeting

April 5, 2001

Minutes

Attending: Silver, S., Murden, J., Dunlop, L., Davakos, H, Frohnsdorff, G., Mailloux, P., Nichols, G., Andrade, E., Steed, R., Forsythe, D.M., Rushing, C., Hilleke, R.O, Hoyle, H.B., Noble, R., Walsh, C., Shirer, M., DeMille, D.

Agenda

Program Changes

BA in Chemistry – change number of hours for degree from 122 to 123

BS in Chemistry – streamline course requirements and increase number of general electives available

Remove CHEM 408

Remove CHEM 412

Course Changes

CHEM 308: Chemical Literature – to become an introduction to research course; Title change to Introduction to Chemical Resarch; Credit hours to increase from 1 to 2

CHEM 419 and CHEM 420: Senior Research I and II – add one additional credit hour to reflect workload; change credit hour from 2 to 3

Action: Approved Unanimously

1. Drop Geology

2. Add CIVL 3XX - Measurement, Analysis and Modeling for CEE Systems

Action: Approved Unanimously

Curriculum and Instruction Meeting

April 24, 2001

Minutes

Attending: C. DeMille, J. Murden, R. Templeton, H. Hoyle, G. Frohsdorff, L. Dunlop, H. Davakos, M.L. Kessler

New Courses

PHED-411: Special Topics in Physical Education

HLED-411: Special Topics in Health

 

Curriculum change

Remove GEOL 303 and GEOL 308

Action: All members in attendance voted in favor of these proposals, however a quorum was not present. The members agreed to allow a vote by e-mail

Vote by e-mail was conducted and all proposals were passed unanimously.

 

Curriculum and Instruction

Virtual Meeting

May 4 – 8, 2001

Partcipating: R. Templeton, J. Murden, L. Dunlop, G. Nichols, R. Steed, R. Hilleke, S. Silvers, H. Davakos, G. Frohnsdorff, E. Andrade, C. Walsh, M. L. Kessler

Proposal English/Education

Curriculum Changes

1. Sophomore Year, Second Semester: Change "Masterpieces of World Literature I or II" to "Masterpieces of World Literature II."

Justification: To satisfy the NCATE (the accrediting agency for

Education) comment that "requirements in literature must be revised, so

that the program requires rather than only offers electives in modern .

. . world literature."

2. Junior Year, Second Semester: Change "American Literature Elective" to "Twentieth Century American Fiction, or Twentieth Century American Poetry and Drama."

Justification: To satisfy the NCATE comment that "requirements in

literature must be revised, so that the program requires rather than

only offers electives in modern American literature."

3. Senior Year, First Semester: Change "Approved Elective" to "African American Literature."

Justification: To satisfy the NCATE comment that "requirements in

literature must be revised, so that the program requires rather than

only offers electives in . . . literature by authors of color."

 

Action: Passed unanimously