Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee
Meeting Minutes  December 4, 2002


Members Present:Sue Ballard, Larry Bergin, Barbara Boseker, Pauline Christensen, Deb Cumberland, Amy Hermodson, Dan Kauffman, James Kobolt, Kendall Larson, Fred Lee, Win Lewis, Maggie McDermott, Richard MacDonald Charla Miertschin, Randy Miller, Pat Paulson, Anne Plummer, Dan Rand, Melanie Reap, Alicia Reed, James Reidy, Greg Schmidt, Paul Schumacher, Richard Shields, Ed Slowik, Cathy Summa, Ed Thompson, Kerry Williams



I.††††††††††††††††††††† The meeting was called to order at 3:36 pm by Chair Charla Miertschin.


II.†††††††††††††††††††† Adoption of agenda


III.†††††††††††††††††† Approval of minutes of November 20, 2002. m/s Schumaker/Lewis adopted by consensus.


IV.†††††††††††††††††† Chairís report

††††††††††††††††††††††† New course proposal forms are available in various formats on the web.For both USP and GenEd.Please put cover sheet on top, not approval form.A2C2 checklist does not need to be copied.


V.††††††††††††††††††† Committee Assignments

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

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††† 1.     Business††††††††† _______________________


VI.†††††††††††††††††† General Education Course Substitution Requests

A.             Sarah Ness - PHIL 345 Philosophy of the Human Person (3 SH) from St. Maryís University of Minnesotafor Humanities.  Shields/Thompson, m/s, to approve.  Motion passed

††††††††††††††††††††††† B.       Paul Gustafson - PER 131 Track/Field, Softball, Conditioning, Weight Training (3 SH) and PER 132 Tumbling, Rhythmic & Recreational Activities (3SH) from WSU for Basic Skills-Physical Education activities.  Summa/MacDonald, m/s, to approve.  Motion passed.

††††††††††††††††††††††† C.       Casey Granbois - ART 110 Experiencing Art (3 SH) from WSU for Humanities.Clarified that Ms. Granbois is under the General Education Requirements.  Ballard/Boseker, m/s, to approve.  Motion passed


VII.††††††††††††††††† Course and Program Proposal Subcommittee (CPPS) report.No meeting due to Thanksgiving Holiday


VIII.†††††††††††††††† University Studies Subcommittee (USS) report.No meeting due to Thanksgiving Holiday


IX.†††††††††††††††††† Notifications

††††††††††††††††††††††† A.       Sociology/Social Work- USP Notifications

1.     SOCW 340 Introduction to Social Work (3 SH)

††††††††††††††††††††††† B.        ACEED - RC 399 Internship (6 SH) - change to 1-12 SH.


X.††††††††††††††††††† Old Business

††††††††††††††††††††††† A.       Academic Calendar for 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.

                                    Discussion of grading days and putting in duty days during the semester, instead of at the beginning or end.† Williams/Reidy, m/s, to approve calendar as presented.

                                    Thompson/Schumacher, m/s, to table calendar endorsement until next meeting.Motion passed.Discussion, Paul Schumacher mentions that CS department wanted min of 30 T/Th sessions and 45 M/W/F sessions.

                                     Shields/Schumacher, m/s, to form an A2C2 calendar subcommittee. Motion failed with a vote of  4 for-16 against.


††††††††††††††††††††††† B.††††††††††††††††††† In Progress (IP) grade policy, no activity


XI.†††††††††††††††††† New Business, none


XII.††††††††††††††††† Adjournment at 4:10 pm by Chair Charla Miertschin.


Happy Birthday to Rich MacDonald!


Next meeting Jan 15, 2003.