Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee

Minutes of April 12, 2000

Members present: Karen Csajko, Helen Dachelet, Jeff Draskoci-Johnson, Ruth Forsythe, Tim Hatfield, Kelly Herold, Drake Hokanson, Joe Jackson, Dan Kauffman, Steve Kilkus, Win Lewis, Celeste Matthews, Peter Miene, Charla Miertschin, Randy Miller, Dominic Ricciotti, Robert Scheer, Cathy Schmidt, Greg Schmidt, Paul Schumacher, Richard Shields, Ed Slowik, Cathy Summa, Ed Thompson, Robin Tschumper

Guests present: Kevin Possin (Philosophy), Kerry Williams (University Studies Program Director), Alex Yard (History)

I.    Meeting called to order at 3:35 p.m. by chair Kelly Herold.

        Next meeting is April 19, 2000.

II. University Studies Program

E. Slowik defers to colleague K. Possin.

K. Possin referred to the WSU Faculty Association Senate meeting minutes of May 20, 1999. He summarized that the charge to A2C2 was to change the assessment outcomes and to correct grammatical errors. However, several additional changes were made. For example, the Critical Analysis course was moved from Arts and Sciences Core to the Unity and Diversity area and the outcomes for this course were drastically changed. K. Possin declares a Point of Order due to these substantial changes as being contradictory to the Senate's motion. K. Possin requests that the Chair pass the USP proposal back to the subcommittee.

Chair Herold declares that A2C2 is following the charge of the senate.

K. Possin/J. Draskoci-Johnson, M/S, to appeal the decision of the Chair. Motion failed 3 - 21.

Chair Herold reminded the committee that the USP document is still on the floor for approval.

C. Summa/J. Draskoci-Johnson, M/S, to insert "The University Studies Program subcommittee recognizes that it cannot veto department designation of flagged courses." on p. 10 between the main introduction and A. Writing Flag. K. Williams spoke to the motion that departments will provide to the USP committee which courses meet the flag requirements and that this is consistent with the spirit of the original structure. Motion passed.

D. Hokanson/P. Miene, M/S, to call the question. Motion passed with a vote of 17 - 7. (2/3 majority)

Motion passed with a vote of 18 - 4.

R. Tschumper/J. Jackson, M/S, to adjourn. Motion passed.

Meeting adjourned 4:04.

Submitted by secretary,

Charla Miertschin