A2C2 Meeting Minutes  
February 27, 2002 

PresentBarbara Boseker, John Campbell, Pauline Christensen, Andrew Ferstl, Ruth Forsythe, Yogesh Grover, Dan Kauffman, James Kobolt, Win Lewis, Charla Miertschin, Randy Miller, Melanie Reap, James Reidy, Ted Reilly, Paul Schumacher, Ed Slowik, Suzanne Smith, Kim Snyder, Kathy Sullivan, Cathy Summa, Ed Thompson, Kerry Williams  

Guests:  Stewart Shaw

I. Meeting was called to order at 3:35 PM by chair Charla Miertshen

II. Adoption of agenda.  Adopted by consensus.  

III. Approval of minutes of February 13, 2002.  M/S Miller/Grover to approve.   Motion carried.

IV. Chair's report
    A. Meeting of March 13, 2002.  Chair canceled this meeting, but reserves the right to call one if there is a pressing need.  Next Meeting is March 27th.  No objections.   

V. General Education Substitutions
    A. Richard Kodelka - RESC 233 Interdisciplinary Approach to Latin American and Caribbean Immigration in the United States (4 SH) from WSU for Different Culture.  M/S Snyder/Williams to un-table.  Motion Carried.  Motion to disapprove [from 2/13/02 meeting] failed.  M/S Summa/Lewis to approve. Motion carried.
    B. Rachel Droogsma - PER 417 Swing Lessons (1 SH) from WSU for Basic Skills Physical Education Activities.  Miller/Thompson to approve   Motion passed.
    C. John Wrobel - ENG 220 Multicultural American Literature Indian Literature (3 SH) from WSU for Different Culture.  M/S Schumacher/Kauffman.  Motion passed.

VI. Course and Program Proposal Subcommittee (CPPS) report
    A. Chair election - Congratulations to Ed Thompson
    B. New Program
        1. B.A.S. in Health Science - withdrawn
    C. Revised Programs.  Motion to approve the following passed.
    1. ACEED - Certificate in Manufacturing Management
    2. B.S. Minor - International Business

VII. University Studies Subcommittee (USS) report
    A. Appeals Policy and Procedures for the University Studies Program

  1. Student appeals of WSU University Studies Program (USP) policies regarding course credit will be made to the University Studies Subcommittee (USS) for review and recommendation to A2C2.
  2. Course placement in the preexisting General Education program is not adequate ground for course substitution in the USP and will not be considered by the USS.
  3.  In the case of transfer of courses from other institutions student appeals of WSU Transfer Coordinator decisions regarding USP credit or course substitution will be forwarded to the USS for review and subsequent recommendation to A2C2.
  4. The Registrar's Office recognizes course approvals in the semester following their formal approval by the administration, however given the infancy of the USP it is understood that some course approvals will be established after students have already enrolled. During the transition to this new program, Academic Departments may recommend that students receive credit towards the USP requirements for courses completed prior to their formal acceptance by the WSU administration. Departments may submit a memorandum to the Registrar and notification to A2C2 certifying that the course, in substance, met the USP criteria prior to its formal approval. The memorandum to the Registrar should also indicate the relevant semesters for which the exemption would apply. Departments should forward their memorandum to the Registrar as soon as practicable only after Administration approval of the USP course. This grace period would apply to allow retroactive credit towards the USP requirements for courses completed between the Fall Semester of 2001 and Spring 2004.

M/S Thompson/Grover to amend the VII. A. 1. to strike University Studies Subcommittee and replace it with A2C2.  M/S Williams/S.Smith to table section VII. A. 1.  Motion Carried.

    B. USP Courses.  USS recommends the following for approval.  Motion carried.
        1. Unity & Diversity Multicultural Perspectives
            POLS 335 Latin American Political Systems (3 SH)
    C. Flag Courses.  USS recommends the following for approval.  Motion carried. 
        1. Writing Flag
            PHYS 330 Electronics (4 SH)
            PHYS 340 Modern Physics (4 SH)
            PHYS 370 Optics (4 SH)
            CHEM 413 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1 SH)
            CHEM 415 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (2 SH)
            DIS 482 Management of Information Technology in Practice (3 SH)
        2. Mathematics or Critical Analysis
            PHYS 345 Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics (4 SH)
            PHYS 430 Electromagnetic Theory (3 SH)
        3. Oral Flag
            PHYS 460 Undergraduate Research (4 SH)

VIII. Old Business
    A. Regulation 3_4.  M/S Schumacher/Boseker to approve.
M/S Campbell/Schumacher to strike "please limit to approximately 30 words" struck from p. 8.  Motion carried. 
    2.  On university Studies approval form, there should be three options for the committee.  The  third option is "no recommendation."  
    3.    New forms will be required as of next fall.

Motion carried.

IX. New Business

X. Adjournment 4:45 p.m.

Submitted by
Ted Reilly