Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee
Meeting Minutes 3/27/02

Present:   Larry Bergin, Barbara Boseker, John Campbell,  Pauline Christensen, Drake Hokanson, J. Paul Johnson, Dan Kauffman, James Kobolt, Kendall Larson, Win Lewis, Rich MacDonald, Charla Miertschin, Randy Miller, Pat Paulson, Melanie Reap, James Reidy, Ted Reilly, Dom Riciotti, Russ Smith,   Cathy Summa, Ed Thompson, Kerry Williams

I. Call to order at 3:37 Pm by chair Miertschin

II. Adoption of agenda.  Adopted by consensus

III. Minutes of February 27, 2002 were approved with the following changes noted by the chair:  Under VII. A. Strike "USP withdrew recommendation A above." and add to X. Meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

IV. Chair’s report
    A. Senate’s approval of WSU Regulation 3-4.  Regulation 3-4 Policy was approved with the following change under Process for Accomplishing Curricular Change, D. 5. The last sentence was changed to "If conflicts between university units are not resolved to the subcommittee’s satisfaction, the proposal will be postponed until resolved."
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V. General Education Substitutions
A. Mike Bergler - Humanities waiver (2/3 credit short).  M/S Miller/Hokanson to approve.  Motion passed.
B. Substitutions for SPED 400.  
M/S Lewis/Miller to approve the following:  All future general education substitution requests concerning the substitution of SPED 400 Education of the Exceptional Child (3 SH) from WSU for SPED 200 Human Exceptionality (3 SH), a Different Culture gen. ed. will be approved by the Registrar’s Office.
  Motion passed.
[Note This applies only to general education. SPED 400 Exceptional Children and Youth has now been identified as an Arts and Science Core Social Science course under the USP.]

VI. Course and Program Proposal Subcommittee (CPPS) report.  CPPS chair recommends approval of the following.
A. New Course
    1. AIS 452 - Management Training and Development Programs
B. New Program
    1. AIS - Training and Development Certificate Program
C. Revised Programs
    1. B.S. Major - Physics, Teaching

    A2C2 approved courses and programs.

VII. University Studies Subcommittee (USS) report.  USS chair recommends approval of the following.
A. USP Courses
1. Arts & Sciences Core Fine & Performing Arts
        THAD 205 Makeup for the Performer (1 SH)
B. Flag Courses
    1. Writing Flag
        German 401 Medieval to Baroque Literature (3 SH)
        German 402 German 18th and 19th Century Literature (3 SH)
        BUSA 317 Management of Human Resources (3 SH)
2. Mathematics or Critical Analysis Flag
        German 403 20th Century German Literature (3 SH) -CA
C. CMST - Waiving CMST 191 (See memo from CMST department)

A2C2 approved courses and CMST 191waiving policy.


VIII .Old Business
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 onsidered 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 Miller/Boseker to un-table motion from February 27, 2002.  Motion is to strike USS and replace it with A2C2 in Item A.  Motion failed.

In 4, USS recommended that "memorandum to the Registrar" be deleted and where necessary replaced with "notification to A2C2."  Motion to approve Appeal Policy and Procedures for the University Studies Program  with changes noted passed.

IX. New Business
M/S Williams and Boseker to approve the following:  A2C2 seeks clarification on the requirements for compliance with the MN Transfer Curriculum from the state with respect to transfer students. The current question concerns whether the MNTC will be accepted on an area-by-area basis OR on a complete-curriculum-only basis.  Motion passed.

X. Notifications
A. Chemistry
    1. CHEM 436 Topics in Environmental Chemistry course description change
         Old This course covers advanced topics in environmental chemistry. Topics studied will depend upon the interest of the class and may include topics such as acid rain, environmental estrogens, bioaccumulation, and ozone depletion. Prerequisite Chemistry 320. Offered yearly.
        New This course covers advanced topics in environmental chemistry. Topics studied will depend upon the interest of the class and may include topics such as acid rain, endocrine disruption, risk assessment, global warming, and bioaccumulation. Prerequisite Chemistry 320 or permission of instructor. Offered every other year.
B. Education
    1. EDUC 483/583 -credit hour change from 3 SH to 2 SH (just a typo in current catalog)
    2. Course title changes
        EDUC 483/583 Curriculum, Methods, and Resources in Multicultural Global Education to Multicultural Children, Youth, and Families
        EDUC 410 Foundations of Early Childhood, Trends and Issues to Foundations of Early Childhood Education
        EDUC 413 Infant/Toddler Development and Curriculum to Development in Infancy
        EDUC 429 Secondary Reading and Teaching to Secondary Reading and Teaching Strategies
C. Administrative Information Systems
    1. Course number change AIS 652 Managing Training and Development Programs to AIS 552/452.

XI. Adjournment.  Meeting adjourned at 4:16

Submitted by Ted Reilly,  Secretary