Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee
Meeting Minutes of February 26, 2003


Members Present:  Larry Bergin, Barbara Boseker, Deb Cumberland, Amy Hermodson, Dan Kauffman, James Kobolt, Win Lewis, Rich MacDonald, Charla Miertschin, Pat Paulson, Anne Plummer, Dan Rand, Melanie Reap, Alicia Reed, Greg Schmidt, Paul Schumacher, Richard Shields, Cathy Summa, Ed Thompson, Kerry Williams


 I.         The meeting was called to order at 3:25 pm by Chair Charla Miertschin


II.         Adoption of agenda, m/s Schumacher/Lewis to adopt as modified by striking item IX  Motion passed.


III.       Approval of minutes of January 29, 2003. (available at m/s Boseker/Schumacher, to approve with the correction of date.  Motion passed.


IV.       Chair’s report

            A.        IP policy approved

            B.         Appointment of J. Paul Johnson as University Studies Director

·         Chair checking into meet and confer status on two-department gen ed rule to be effective fall 2003.

·         Chair mentioned that any curricular change proposals that need to be in effect by the Fall 2003 semester need to be submitted to CPPS or USS asap, preferably by 3/19 meeting.


V.        General Education Course Substitution Requests

A.        Miraz Haider - FLAN 111 Intermediate Arabic (3 SH) from WSU for Humanities.  Students were led to believe that this was a humanities course.  m/s Thompson/Boseker to approve.  Motion passed.


VI.       Course and Program Proposal Subcommittee (CPPS) report from February 19, 2003

Win Lewis gave a report.  The large number of dance courses is due to moving courses from PER to THAD.

            A.        New Course Proposals

1.         GEOS 101 Investigative Science I: Earth – The Water Planet (4 SH)  m/s Summa/Shield to change number to GEOS 201.  Motion passed.

                        2.         HIST 214 The Mississippi River in U.S. History (3 SH)

                        3.         POLS 460 North American Relations (3 SH)

                        4.         THAD 151 Tap Dance I (1 SH)*

                        5.         THAD 153 Jazz Dance I (1 SH)*

                        6.         THAD 253 Jazz Dance II (2 SH)*

                        7.         THAD 157 Ballet I (1 SH)*

                        8.         THAD 257 Ballet II (2 SH)*

                        9.         THAD 357 Ballet III (2 SH)*

                        10.        THAD 457 Ballet IV (2 SH)*

                        11.        THAD 155 Modern Dance I (1 SH)*

                        12.        THAD 255 Modern Dance II (2 SH)*

                        13.        THAD 355 Modern Dance III (2 SH)*

                        14.        THAD 455 Modern Dance IV (2 SH)*

                        * These are a result of the change from PER dance techniques courses to THAD dance technique courses.

            All course proposals available for review at the A2C2 web site.

All courses were approved by A2C2.


VII.      University Studies Subcommittee (USS) report from February 5, 2003

            A.        Flag Courses

                        1.         Critical Analysis

                                    ART 417 Advanced Painting (3 SH)

                                    ART 418 Advanced Drawing II (3 SH)

                                    ART 420 Ceramics II (3 SH)

                                    ART 428 Advanced Sculpture (3 SH)

All courses were approved by A2C2.


VIII.     Notifications

A.        Business Administration - Addition of ACCT 330 Accounting Information Systems (3 SH) to the Management Information Systems (MIS) major and minor electives list.  Accounting department will add “or consent of instructor” to the course description.

            B.         Mathematics & Statistics - Course title changes:

                        MATH 150 Mathematics for the Earth and Life Sciences I to Modeling Using Precalculus and Statistics

                        MATH 155 Mathematics for the Earth and Life Sciences II to Calculus Based Modeling

            C.         Residential College - One-time course offerings:* 

                        RC 001 Living & Learning Theme - Gender & Culture (0 SH)

                        RC 002 Living & Learning Theme - Globalization (0 SH)

                        RC 003 Living & Learning Theme - Human Beginnings and Endings (0 SH)

                        RC 004 Living & Learning Theme - The Mississippi River (0 SH)

* These courses serve as a tracking device for future assessment of the Residential College Living and Learning Communities.  Chair addressed this program and no credit/tracking policy.

            D.        Theatre & Dance - Renumbering of dance technique courses:

With the approval of the new THAD dance technique courses above, the catalog listing for the B.A. Minor-Dance must be updated to reflect the department change from PER to THAD and course number changes.


IX.       Old Business

            A.        2004-2005 & 2005-2006 Calendars - student position by Tony Romaine, student senate president, 3:35.  This was struck


XI.       New Business

A.        May term - David Bratt, 4:00  Mr. Bratt addressed A2C2.  May Term would be additional summer session, 25 duty days.  Does not have to be all class time for those 25 days, but needs to accumulate the class time.  Start immediately after grades turned in for Spring, goes 7 days/week. Ends when 1st summer session starts.  Students like to be able to take courses right away in summer, and not lose income.  Mr. Bratt would like to know what courses would fit this model.  His department goes to London to see theatre.  Issues- drop in summer session enrollment?  Limit students to one class?  Insurance coverage [for faculty]?


XII.      Adjournment by Chair Charla Miertschin at 4:29pm.