Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee

Meeting Minutes October 31, 2001

Members Present:  Becky Abdel-Magid, Barbara Boseker, Andrew Fersth, Ruth Forsythe, Yogesh Grover, Drake Hokanson, Sudharsen Iyengar, Dan Kauffman, James Kobolt, Kendall Larson, Win Lewis, Rich MacDonald, Charla Miertschin, Mark Norman, Randy Olson, Melanie Reap, Ted Reilly, Ed Slowik, Russ Smith,  Susanne Smith, Kim Snyder, Cathy Summa, Ed Thompson

Guests:  Kerry Williams, Stewart Shaw

I.  Call to order.  Meeting was called to order at 3:35 pm by Charla Miertschin, chair.


II. Adoption of agenda.  Two items were added to the agenda. Under V. Course substitutions, Stuart Shaw’s request to reconsider Allan Campbell’s PSYC 231 substitution approval from October 17, 2001 was added.  Under X. New business, Honor Council’s request to approve the dropping of the honor’s program was added.  


III.  Approval of minutes of October 17, 2001.  M/S Boseker/Snyder to approve.  At request of Dan Kaufman, delete the word “courses” from item VII. from the minutes of 10/17/2001.  Motion carried.


IV. Chair’s report


V.  General Education substitutions

A.     Sharon Muras - SPAN 311 Intermediate Spanish (4 QH) from WSU for Different Cultures.  M/S Boseker/Thompson to approve.  M/S Summa/Hokanson to table.  Motion Carried.


B.     Stuart Shaw requested the committee reconsider Allan Campbell’s Courses substitution from 10/17/01.  M/S Smith/Summa to rescind approval. Motion failed.  M/S Summa/Reidy to never allow a substitution of non-math department courses for basic skills math in the gen ed. program again.    Motion failed.

VI.  University Studies Subcommittee report.  Chair Williams recommended approval of the following:  


            A. USP courses

                        1. Unity & Diversity - Critical Analysis

                                    MATH 315 Chaos Theory (3)

            B. Flag Courses

                        1.  Writing Flag

                                    PSYC 350 Psychological Testing and Measurement (3)

                                    MATH 330 Advanced Calculus I (4)

                        2. Oral Flag

                                    MTED 420 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School II (4)

                                    STAT 425 Modern Methods of Data Analysis (3)

                                    MATH 440 Abstract Algebra (4)

                        3.  Mathematics/Statistics or Critical Analysis Flag

                                    MTED 125 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (4)

                                    MATH 220 Combinatories & Graph Theory (3)

                                    MATH 260 Multivariable Calculus (4)

                                    MATH 270 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (4)

                                    MATH 310 Number Theory (3)

                                    MTED 322 Modern Geometry (4)


VII.  Course/Program Proposal Subcommittee report

            A. New Courses

                        1. FLAN 100 Exploratory Foreign Languages (1-3 SH).  Chair Lewis reported this proposal was withdrawn in order to remove some ambiguity.


VIII.  Notifications

A.     Marketing

  1. Course number change: MKTG 665 Small Business Consulting to MKTG 429 Small Business Consulting.

  2. Change in prerequisites for MKTG 429 Small Business Consulting: MKTG 320 or consent of instructor for non marketing majors and minors.


B.     Computer Science

  1. CS 210 Computer in Society - Add prerequisite of ENG 111 College Reading and Writing.

  2. CS 234 Algorithms and Problem Solving - Recommend corequisite of Math 210.

  3. CS 445 Artificial Intelligence - Drop prerequisite of CS 415 and add prerequisite of CS 341.

  4. CS System design with CASE/Tools – Drop prerequisites of CS 240 or CS 241 and add prerequisite of CS 341.


IX. Old Business


X.   New Business

  1. Honors program.  M/S Suzanne Smith/Snyder to endorse Honor Council’s recommendation to discontinue the University Honors Program.  Motion carried. 


XI.   Adjournment.  Meeting Adjourned at 4:10 PM. 


Submitted by Ted (Edward) Reilly, Secretary