Academic Affairs and
Meeting Minutes of October
Attendees: Susan Ballard, Larry Bergin, Barbara Boseker, Chris Buttram, John Campbell, Gretchen Cohenour, Gaspare Genna, Dan Kauffman, James Kobolt, Rich MacDonald, Becky McConnell, Charla Miertschin, Celeste Miller, Pat Paulson, Anne Plummer, Joyce Quella, Alicia Reed, James Reidy, Paul Schumacher, Susan Sefkow, Ed Slowik, Cathy Summa, Ed Thompson
Guests: Roger Riley(CPPS), J. Paul Johnson
I. Call to order - Meeting was called to order at 3:36 pm by Chair Charla Miertschin.
II. Adoption of agenda, items added: IV. B. Class drop policy, IV.C. Academic Review (MnSCU), adopted by consensus
III. Approval of minutes of October 8, 2003. (available at http://www.winona.edu/ifo/a2c2mintues/) motion passes
IV. Chair’s report
A. Catalog *’s e-mail
B. Class drop policy (senate referral) – 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 academic calendars starts on a Thursday in spring semester. For a closed class you can drop students who do not show up. What about classes which are not closed? Please discuss this in department meetings.
C. Academic program review policy, senate referral; chair will e-mail this revised policy to A2C2 members; Senate would like response by Nov. 17.
V. Committee Assignments - positions remaining to be filled
A. Course and Program Proposal Subcommittee (CPPS)
1. Business: ____________________
B. University Studies Subcommittee (USS)
1. Education: ____________________
2. Math/Stat: Jess Droskoci-Johnson will be replacing Terry Price temporarily.
VI. General Education substitution
A. Josh Piotrowicz - transfer credits for humanities, social sciences, different cultures and general credits from Minnesota Bible College, Rochester, MN.
Thompson/Quella, m/s, to approve the substitution of Humanities II for Humanities. Discussion followed about not accepting courses from a non-accredited school. Chair noted that course was accepted for credit, but not accepted as specific gen ed requirements. Miller/Boseker, m/s, to table pending receipt of syllabi and faculty credentials. Motion passed.
Buttram/Campbell, m/s, to disapprove the substitution of Issues of Medical Science for Social Sciences and Life of Christ - Gospel of Matthew for Different Cultures. Much discussion was made. Thompson/Schumacher, m/s, to call the previous question. Motion passed. Original motion to disapprove failed.
VII. Course and Program Proposal Subcommittee (CPPS) report, Roger Riley
A. Revised course
1. HIST 495 Senior Seminar I (4 SH revised to 3 SH)
B. New courses
1. HIST 496 Senior Seminar II (3 SH)
2. GEOS 104 Catastrophes and Extinctions (3 SH)
3. GEOS 116 Meteorology (3 SH)
4. GEOS 325 Environmental Geoscience (3 SH)
C. Revised programs
1. B.A. Minor Global Studies (revised minor - 24 SH). Revisions include:
29-32 credits 24 credits
Foreign language (8 SH) Foreign language (0 SH)
Elective categories - 2 Elective categories - 4
Comparatives & elective (12-18 SH) Electives (18 SH)
2. B.S. Major Psychology-Option B (revised major - 50-51 SH. Revisions include:
49-52 SH 50-51 SH
Add’l requirements (5-7 SH) Add’l requirements (6 SH)
(list provided) (list provided limited to one of ENG 210, 211, and one of
Stat 310, 360, 365, or an approved sub.)
A2C2 approved the courses and programs.
Ed Thompson was elected chair of CPPS.
VIII. University Studies Subcommittee report, J. Paul Johnson reports on 10/15.
A. USP Course substitutions - revised forms included in representatives’ packets. Discussed new form. Guideline 3 prompted discussion regarding review by Department. Changed ‘if approved’ to ‘after review’. Guidelines and Form were approved as amended.
B. Flag Courses
HIST 370 Legal Writing and Research I (3 SH) – not posted on web
SOC 405 Models and Strategies of Intervention (3 SH)
3. Critical Analysis
BIOL 310 Genetics (3 SH) - pending revisions – not posted on web
A2C2 approved SOC 405.
C. Exemption request: Music - B.S. Major-Music Education (Teaching) - not approved
1. Biology - course title change - BIOL 104 old: Conservation of the Environment, new: Environmental Science and Conservation. Postponed - still in Dean’s office.
2. BIOL 311 Genetics Laboratory (1 SH) - one-time course offering, spring 2004
B. Business Administration
X. Old Business, postponed
A. Calendar committee - draft of charge included in representatives’ packets
B. Regulation 3-4 ad hoc subcommittee report - Tabled motion from 10/8/03: Bratt/Thompson, m/s, to change, in the notification instructions, from "approval" of college dean to "recommendation" of college dean.
X. New Business
XI. Adjournment at 4:36pm by Chair Charla Miertschin