Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee
Meeting Minutes  January 15, 2003

 Members present: Barbara Boseker, Deb Cumberland, Amy Hermodson, Dan Kauffman, James Kobolt, , Kendall Larson, Fred Lee, Win Lewis, Rich MacDonald, Maggie McDermott, Charla Miertschin, Randy Miller, Deanne Mohr, Pat Paulson, Anne Plummer, Dan Rand, Melanie Reap, Alicia Reed, James Reidy, Greg Schmidt, Paul Schumacher, Linda Seppanen, Richard Shields, Ed Slowik, Russ Smith, Cathy Summa, Ed Thompson, Kerry Williams


I.††††††††† The meeting called to order at 3:38 pm


II.†††††††† Adoption of agenda, new business added paperless


III.               Approval of minutes of December 4, 2002. (available at

      Summa/Lewis,m/s, to approve.Motion passed.


IV.              Chairís report

A.     Please use the new forms on the A2C2 website for all curriculum proposals.

B.     Paperless proposals Ė See XI. New Business, item A.


V.††††††† Committee Assignments

††††††††††† A.††††††† Course and Program Proposal Subcommittee (CPPS) - spot remaining to be filled

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.†††††††† Business - no activity


VI.†††††† General Education Course Substitution Requests - no activity


VII.††††† Course and Program Proposal Subcommittee (CPPS) report from December 11, 2002 by Win Lewis

††††††††††† A.††††††† New Course Proposals-all three new passed.

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.†††††††† CS 433 Digital Image Processing (3 SH)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.†††††††† GEOS 102 Resources of the Earth (3 SH)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 3.†††††††† SOC 474 Intervention with Families (3 SH)

††††††††††† B.†††††††† Revised Course Proposals- both approved.

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.†††††††† PER 214 Standard First Aid and CPR (3 SH) - change to 2 SH

††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.†††††††† PER 300 Motor Learning (2 SH) - change to 3 SH

Courses were approved by A2C2.


VIII.†††† University Studies Subcommittee (USS) report from December 11, 2002

††††††††††† A.††††††† Flag Courses

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.†††††††† Writing

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† MCOM 130 Newswriting (3 SH)

Course was approved by A2C2.

††††††††††† B.†††††††† Recommendations from USS

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.†††††††† Additional Requirements Policy (aka Asterisk Policy)- inconsistent use of (*) in the new catalog.

The faculty representatives to A2C2 need to pore over the online catalog and communicate changes about asterisks to the Academic Affairs Office.Asterisks need only be applied to courses in the Arts and Sciences Core that are additional requirements (outside the program).Recommendation is that the official version is the online version and it should be correct.It was also suggested that the online version should have notes describing what the asterisk denotes.Corrections should be sent to Cathie Logan, cc:Charla Miertschin.

††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.†††††††† Global /Multicultural Perspectives

Students from a different culture, including international students, will not be waived from the global /multicultural perspectives requirement.This is due to the need for students to compare and contrast; and also to look at specific situations.Also the international students would have a lot to contribute to these courses.And in general faculty have noted that students in these classes have learned a lot from discussing their experiences.It was mentioned that the course selection in this area should be brought up and discussed during advising. Smith/Kobolt, m/s, to call the previous question. Motion passed.Vote on the subcommittee recommendation passed.

 IX.†††††† Notifications were announced for the following courses:

††††††††††† A.††††††† Global Studies - one-time course offering: GS 100 Chinese Cooking (1 SH) - Spring 2003

††††††††††† B.†††††††† Mass Communication - one-time course: MCOM 411 London Advertising Project (3 SH) - Spring 2003


X.††††††† Old Business

A.††††††† Academic Calendar for 2004-2005 and 2005-2006-discussed A2C2ís role in the calendar development process.There may be a need to have an A2C2 calendar subcommittee.Schumacher/Thompson, m/s, to recommend a 15-week semester (45 M/W/F class days and 30 T/Th class days).†† Discussion related to the fact the Senate has already rejected this policy.Also some felt that even though there may be a disparity in class days, or not enough class days, there also is a great need to use these non-class days in class preparation and course enrichment.Motion failed.

Kaufman/Kobolt, m/s, to un-table original motion.Motion passed.Motion to endorse the 2004-2005 calendar that senate approved with a change of Assessment day from Thursday to Wednesday.Motion passed unanimously.

B.†††††††† In Progress (IP) grade policy- Ed Thompson discussed status of his activity.He and Randy Miller have been researching the issues and talking with departments.About 370 IP grades have been used in the last five years.They are mainly used for internships and practicum that span multiple semesters.


XI.†††††† New Business

A. Going Paperless
Chair brought up the idea of posting all of the paperwork for the new and revised courses and programs.Summa/Schumacher, m/s, to go to a paperless format.Discussion ensued regarding format, probably .html or .pdf.Instead of 39 copies being required, it will now be the original plus 10 copies plus an electronic copy or a link to the URL.Motion passed.


XII.††††† Adjournment-the meeting was adjourned at 4:50 pm by Chair Charla Miertschin.