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Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

December 13th, 2006 


Called to Order:          2:03 pm

Adjourned:                  2:56 pm

Members present:     Peter Racheotes Chair;

                                    Elaine Beason, Joan Brumm, Shirley Garick, Gaynell Green,

Ex-Officio

Members present:     Pat Black, Ann Lotven, Kristi Johnson

Absent: Mohammed Haque, Anson Godfrey , Carla Snyder

Guests:  Janis Overlock, Jauquita Hargus, Rosanna Stripling, K Levintova, Lala Parag

1.         Agenda

2.         Meeting called to order by Dr. Racheotes. 

3.         Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Brumm to approve minutes from previous meeting, November 8th, 2006. Motion passed

4.         Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Green to approve Change to Existing Undergraduate Program:  SOC 423 – Sociology of Health & Illness.  Deleted from BSN plan and number of hours reduced to 122.  (Garick).    Motion passed.

5.         Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Beason to approve Course Inventory Add/Reinstate:  JOUR 315 – Writing for Broadcast.  (Overlock)  Motion passed with modifications to be made to the syllabus. (grading scale to be added to syllabus).    Motion passed

6.         Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Beason to approve Course Inventory Add/Reinstate:  PSCI 305 – Introduction to Political ideologies. (Levintova).  Motion passed with modifications to be made to the syllabus, new syllabus received 12-13-06. (grading scale to be added to syllabus).  Motion passed.

7.         Dr. Beason moved, seconded by Dr. Garick to approve Course Inventory Add/Reinstate:  PSCI 341 – European Politics.  (Levintova).      

            Passed with modifications to be made to the syllabus, new syllabus received 12-13-06. (grading scaled to be added)  Motion passed.

8.         Dr Green moved, seconded by Dr. Garick to approve Add New Undergraduate Program:  Political Science.  Passed with modifications to be made to the proposal,  new Proposal received 12-13-06   Dr Brumm abstained with other members voting to approve.  (Levintova).  Motion Passed.

9.         Dr. Beason moved, seconded by Dr. Brumm to approve Changes to Existing Undergraduate program:  BSIS with 4-8 Cert. in Eng Lang Arts/Rdy & S. S.  (Gandy).  Motion passed.

10.       Dr. Green moved, seconded by Dr. Garick to approve Course Inventory Add/Reinstate:  Art 420 – European Art History (Hargus).  Motion passed with modifications to be made to the syllabus (New Syllabus received 12-13-06).  Motion passed.

11.       Dr. Beason moved, seconded by Dr. Brumm to approve Course Inventory Add/Reinstate:  Comm 419 – Case Studies in PR Crisis Management.  (Overlock) Motion approved with modifications to the syllabus (grading scale). Motion passed.

12.       Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Beason to approve Add New Undergraduate Program:  Minor in Computer & Information Sciences:  (Green). Tabled.  Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Green to Table, Committee recommended that the Academic Dishonesty statement and removing the Prerequisites for CIS 320.

13.       Old Business:  Dr Green moved, seconded by Dr Brumm to approve syllabus for   IS – 325 American Culture:  A Historical Perspective that was resubmitted to the Committee.  Motion passed.      

14.       Next meeting will be February 14th, 2007, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 375.

16.       Other Business: The Chairperson; Dr Racheotes, ask for the Dean’s to be alerted that all    changes to be included in the 2007 Catalog, will need to be placed on the Agenda for the next Undergraduate Curriculum Committee meeting in February.

17.       Meeting adjournment at 2:56 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Melinda Thomas        
Recording Secretary