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Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

October 10, 2007 

 

Called to Order:          2:00 pm

Adjourned:                  2:54 pm

Members present:     Peter Racheotes Chair;

                                    Elaine Beason, Joan Brumm, Shirley Garick, Tom Gandy, Mohammed Haque

Ex-Officio

Members present:     Ann Lotven, Pat Black, Anson Godfrey, Carla Snyder, Kristi Johnson

Absent:  None

Guests:  Doug Green, Parag Lala

1.         Agenda

2.         Meeting called to order at 2:00 PM by Dr. Racheotes. 

3.         Dr. Beason moved, seconded by Dr. Garick to approve minutes from previous meeting September 12, 2007.  Motion passed

4.         Dr. Haque moved, seconded by Dr. Garick to approve Changes to Existing Undergraduate Program:  B.B.A. Minor.  Motion was made to change the wording in the Catalog regarding the BBA Minors.  A clarification of the justification was made to allow business courses to satisfy both major & minor requirements except for the General Business major.  Motion passed as amended.    

5.         Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Brumm to approve Course Syllabus Changes:  NURS 407 Quality Issues and Responsibilities in Professional Nursing Practice (Kincaid).  Motion was made to change the course delivery system to Web-Enhanced.  The committee asked for clarification on the “How Class participation counts as 20% of the student’s final course grade” is formulated.  It was requested that a matrix be submitted showing the computation of the 20%.  The discussion was also made that the Disability and Academic Dishonesty statement in the course syllabus needs to be consistent with other syllabi. Dr. Brumm moved to table this item, seconded by Dr. Beason.  Syllabus will be corrected and re-submitted at the next meeting. Motion to Table passed

6.         Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Haque to approve Course Syllabus Changes:  NURS 406 Community Health Nursing Practice (Kincaid).  Motion was made to add the course delivery system of Web-Enhanced.  It was noted that the Disability and Academic Dishonesty statement in the course syllabus needs to be consistent with other syllabi. Motion passed

7.         Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Haque to approve Course Syllabus Changes:           

            HSCI 345 Wellness Lifestyle (Mullens).  Motion was made to add the course delivery system of Web-Enhanced.  It was noted that the Disability and Academic Dishonesty statement in the course syllabus needs to be consistent with other syllabi. Motion passed

8.         Dr. Haque moved, seconded by Dr. Garick to approve Course Syllabus Changes:  NURS 317 Pathophysiology for Nursing (Garick).  Motion was made to change the course delivery system to Web-Enhanced.  It was noted that the Disability and Academic Dishonesty statement in the course syllabus needs to be consistent with other syllabi. Motion passed

9.         Dr. Brumm moved, seconded by Dr. Garick to approve Course Syllabus Changes:  NURS 404 Introduction to Research for Nursing Practice (Garick).  Motion was made to change the course delivery system to Web-Enhanced.  It was noted that the Disability and Academic Dishonesty statement in the course syllabus needs to be consistent with other syllabi. Motion passed

10.       Dr. Haque moved, seconded by Dr. Gandy to approve Course Inventory Change: NURS 302 Health Assessment across the Life Span (Garick).  Motion was made to change this course from 4 SCH to 3 SCH to bring the course in line with other area university undergraduate health assessment courses.  In order to do so, the lecture hours will be 2 hours and the lab hours will become 3 hours per Pat Black.  Dr. Garick made the necessary changes and was received on 10/10/07.  Motion Passed

11.       Dr. Haque moved, seconded by Dr. Garick to approve Course Inventory Add/Reinstate:  EE 470 Digital Design Using VHDL (Green).  Motion was made to add EE 470 to the course inventory.  This course will be a foundation course in the proposed BSEE program.  Motion Passed

12.       Dr. Gandy moved, seconded by Dr. Garick to approve Changes to Existing Undergraduate Program:  Computer & Information Sciences (CIS) (Green).  Motion made to change the status of CIS 435 (Mobile and Wireless) and CIS 425 (Distributed Computing) from their current status of being required courses necessary for the BSCIS degree to the status of being electives.  It was brought to attention by Kristi Johnson that the current degree plan on file lists MIS 367 & MIS 465 that had been previously deleted from the course inventory last year.  A new degree plan worksheet needs to be submitted taking off these two courses.  Motion passed.    

13.       Dr. Haque moved, seconded by Dr. Garick to approve Add New Undergraduate Program:  Bachelor of Science with a major in Electrical Engineering (Green).  A motion was made to add the undergraduate program.  Discussion concerning how this program will receive funding ensued.  Dr. Green provided detailed information concerning private monies pledged for a ten year period.  Dr. Green was also asked to discuss the needs assessment to support adding this degree.  Dr. Green cited statistics from a study commissioned by the Engineering Deans of Texas.  The study projected that “increasing the numbers of engineers…would lead to notable gains in the [State] economy’s capacity and productivity”, and “a larger pool of engineering…graduates would give Texas a competitive advantage in attracting the high-growth industries of the future.”  The Committee also asked for clarification of where the BSEE would be housed.  Dr. Lotven responded that it will be under the direction of the dean of Arts & Sciences.  After no further discussion, the motion passed.  Motion passed.    

14.       Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Haque to approve Changes to Existing Undergraduate Program:  B.A./B.S. with Mathematics Major (Kern).  Motion was to make a reduction in elective hours to bring the degree in compliance with the state mandated 120 hour limit. Motion passed.    

15.       Old Business:

            Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Haque to approve Changes to Existing Undergraduate Program:  BSN (Garick).  Motion made to reduce the total SCH for the BSN degree to 120 as required by the Coordinating Board.  Motion passed.    

            The Changes to Existing Undergraduate Program:  Political Science (Bugh).  The item was inadvertently omitted from action.  The committee will act on this item during the November 14, 2007 meeting.

16.       Other Business:  Pat Black stated that all changes/drop in program hours will be effective next Fall.  Any courses submitted to change the delivery system to Web-enhanced will become effective immediately.    

17.       Meeting adjournment at 2:54 pm.

18.       Next meeting will be November 14, 2007, Room 375. 

Respectfully Submitted,

Kelly Bennett        
Recording Secretary