Iowa State University Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee

Minutes from 1998-1999
January 23, 1998 --- February 13, 1998 --- March 6, 1998 --- March 27, 1998

April 10, 1998 --- April 17, 1998 --- April 24, 1998 --- May 1, 1998 --- September 14, 1998

September 28, 1998 --- October 12, 1998 --- October 26, 1998 --- November 2, 1998

November 9, 1998 --- November 16, 1998 --- December 7, 1998 --- January 25, 1999

February 8, 1999 --- February 15, 1999 --- February 22, 1999 --- March 1, 1999

March 22, 1999 --- March 29, 1999 --- April 5, 1999 --- April 12, 1999

April 19, 1999 --- April 26, 1999


January 23, 1998


Members present: Smith (chair), Ahrens, Colletti (at 2:15), Dark, Hulsebus, Hutchinson (for Strohbehn), Kruempel, Lewis, Palermo, Powell, Thompson (for Colletti, to 2:15), Ulrichson, Van Ast

The meeting was convened at 1:15 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the December 19 meeting were approved as distributed.

Hulsebus distributed a draft of the instructions for including outcomes assessment information in the catalog revision, as well as a sample. The committee approved the draft.

It was agreed that the instructions for catalog revision would be given to the college curriculum coordinators for distribution within their colleges. The committee revised the instructions concerning the special grade-point requirements to show that questions should be directed to the chairs of the college academic standards committees. Hulsebus also distributed copies of the university's mission statement, which will be added to the catalog.

The secretary inquired as to how to resolve conflicting statements regarding audit policies on pages 48 and 115 of the current catalog, the latter being in the Graduate College section. The committee agreed that, if the Graduate College were allowed to have a separate statement, the distinction should be clarified. Kruempel will inquire of Dean Swan as to her reasons for believing that a separate Graduate College policy is needed, and whether it should cover graduate students or graduate courses.

Hulsebus distributed copies of a revised experimental course form proposed by Doering to incorporate the new requirements on a single page. Several revisions in the draft were proposed and discussed. Van Ast and Hulsebus will draft forms for the approval of experimental courses to be added to the lists of U.S. diversity and international perspectives requirements. Kruempel will create a form for approval of dual-listing of courses. Doering will revise the experimental course form and present it for another review at the next meeting.

The committee agreed to address issues involving contact hours and letter suffixes on course numbers at the next meeting.

The committee agreed to meet on Fridays 1-3, on the following dates: February 13th, March 6th, April 10th and May 1st.

Kruempel announced that the Graduate College Curriculum Committee and the LAS Curriculum Committee have approved a mid-catalog change in credits for BB 501 and 502 from 3 to 5, effective Fall 1998.

Ulrichson recommended that the committee review the status of English 104 as a university requirement in light of the high proportion of students who are being placed directly into 105.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Friday, February 13, at 1:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

February 13, 1998
Minutes


Members present: Smith (chair), Ahrens, Colletti, Dark (to 2), Doering (at 2:10), Hulsebus, Kruempel, Lewis, Palermo, Powell, Strohbehn, Ulrichson, Van Ast

The meeting was convened at 1:10 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the Jan. 23 meeting were approved as distributed.

Kruempel distributed a copy of a memo from Dean Swan providing a rationale for the Graduate College having a separate audit policy. He noted that it appeared that it was the dean's opinion that such a policy should apply to courses, not students. The committee agreed to consider the issue at its next meeting.

The chair introduced a proposal from the Department of Philosophy, endorsed by the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to change the name of the department to Philosophy and Religious Studies. It was moved by Ahrens and seconded by Colletti that the proposal be approved. The motion carried. The committee discussed the procedures by which requests for administrative changes are brought to the attention of the Faculty Senate in general, and of the Curriculum Committee in particular.

The chair introduced a proposal from the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences for joint administration of the Department of Botany with the College of Agriculture. The committee was uncertain of the possible curriculum implications of such a change, including the locus of responsibility for the major as well as for the students. It was moved by Palermo and seconded by Van Ast to refer the proposal to the curriculum committees of the colleges of Agriculture and Liberal Arts and Sciences for their review and recommendation.

The chair introduced a proposal from the Department of Computer Science to add a pre-major status in the computer science major. The committee agreed that the proposal should be referred to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for its review and recommendation.

The chair introduced a proposal from the deans of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine to separate the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Preventive Medicine into two departments: a Department of Microbiology, in the College of Agriculture; and a Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, in the College of Veterinary Medicine. It was agreed that the graduate program in Immunobiology would continue to be an interdisciplinary program administered by the Graduate College, but the status of the department's other programs was unclear. After some discussion, it was moved by Dark and seconded by Palermo to ask the Agriculture Curriculum Committee to review the status of the undergraduate curriculum in Microbiology, and to ask the Veterinary Medicine Graduate Curriculum Committee to review the graduate curriculum in Veterinary Microbiology and submit its recommendations to the Graduate College Curriculum Committee. The motion carried.

Colletti distributed copies of a proposal to add an option in Urban and Community Forestry to the curriculum in Forestry. It was moved by Dark and seconded by Powell that the proposal be approved. The motion carried.

Colletti recommended that the experimental course FSHN 496A, International Study Tour, be added to the list of courses approved to meet the international perspectives requirement. Questions were raised concerning the number of credits for which the course would be offered, and how that related to the amount of student time involved. It was moved by Palermo and seconded by Ahrens that the request be tabled, pending revision of the course description to clarify this point. The motion to table carried.

The secretary presented a request from Health and Human Performance to allow Christopher Ihle to graduate under the 1997-99 catalog by using Art History 281 to meet the international perspectives requirement. Palermo reported that the Department of Art and Design had agreed that the course content would be appropriate for this requirement, but it had not wanted to include the course on the list because of (1) a concern with the number of students who might request it, and (2) a preference that Art majors should meet the requirement with a course from another discipline. It was moved by Colletti and seconded by Van Ast to allow Art History 281 to be used by this specific student to meet the international perspectives requirement "as a tightly drawn idiosyncratic case." The motion carried. It was agreed that Palermo will ask the department to reconsider its decision not to add the course to the list, with the understanding that its majors can be prevented from using it to meet the international perspectives requirement.

Doering offered to obtain data for the committee on enrollments this year in the courses approved to meet the domestic diversity and international perspectives requirements.

Powell reported that the LAS Curriculum Committee is discussing a proposal to allow discussion sections to be added to courses without an increase in credit, and asked the FSCC for its opinion. Discussion ensued, with no immediate agreement but with the understanding that the discussion will be continued.

Doering distributed copies of a draft of a revised experimental course form, in which she had incorporated information currently being requested by Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as other items. After some discussion, it was agreed that she will develop another draft without the LAS questions.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:05 p.m. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Friday, March 6, at 1:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

March 6, 1998


Members present: Smith (chair) (to 1:45), Ahrens, Colletti, Dark, Hulsebus, Kruempel (chair pro tem at 1:45), Lewis (to 2:15), Peter, Powell, Strohbehn, Ulrichson, Van Ast

The meeting was convened at 1:15 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the February 13 meeting were approved as distributed.

The proposal for joint administration of the Department of Botany was addressed. Powell reported that the LAS Curriculum Committee had determined that the proposed change would have no impact on curriculum. Colletti reported that the Agriculture Curriculum Committee is waiting for information from the Dean of Agriculture. The committee agreed to consider the proposal further at its next meeting.

Powell reported that the proposal to assign pre-major status to students in Computer Science was under review by the LAS Curriculum Committee. It should be ready for consideration at the next FSCC meeting.

Colletti reported that the Agriculture Curriculum Committee had determined that the proposed demerger of Microbiology, Immunology, and Preventive Medicine would have no significant impact on the undergraduate curriculum. Ahrens reported that the Veterinary Medicine Graduate Curriculum Committee had not yet completed its review of the proposal. The committee agreed to delay consideration of the proposal until its April 10 meeting.

Dark reported that the Business Curriculum Committee had determined that the proposed restructuring of the college would probably result in a proposal for a new undergraduate major, but that students would not otherwise be affected. It was moved by Ahrens and seconded by Kruempel to support the proposed restructuring. The motion carried.

Kruempel asked that the committee consider the separate policy governing audits for graduate courses proposed by Dean Swan. The proposed statement would give instructors of 500- and 600-level courses discretion in allowing audits of those courses. It was moved by Dark and seconded by Powell that the proposed policy be approved. The motion carried.

It was moved by Dark and seconded by Ahrens to approve the proposed new course, University Studies 111, Hixson Scholars Seminar, for inclusion in the next catalog. The motion carried.

The chair distributed copies of a memo from Bill Woodman, president of the Faculty Senate, questioning the procedure for the Senate's review of administrative changes. The committee confirmed its support for the current procedure, but it suggested that the procedure could be expedited if the deans would inform their college curriculum committees of proposed changes. The secretary agreed to recommend this to the deans.

The chair noted that the committee's policy restricting the use of letter suffixes as part of course numbers was not enforced in preparation of the current catalog, due to lack of time. The committee agreed that course numbers with letter suffixes should be reviewed for potential revision. The Registrar will provide a list of such instances for each college.

Kruempel announced that Lynn Zwagerman of the Office of Institutional Research will attend the April 10 meeting to address the issue of the impact of zero-credit recitation sections on FTE teaching loads. Committee members were encouraged to inform the chair of questions concerning this issue that should be raised at that meeting.

Kruempel asked that committee members provide information regarding the ways in which their colleges and departments handle graduate and undergraduate curriculum issues differently.

Kruempel announced that a new graduate major in Animal Science is currently under review, but that the status of that review is uncertain. Colletti
stated that it involves a reorganization of several programs rather than a new program, and that his committee believes that approval by the college faculty is therefore not needed. The committee agreed.

Ulrichson raised a question as to what electives qualify for the pass-not pass option. It was the opinion of most of the committee members that the intention has been to restrict the pass-not pass option to free electives, meaning that electives to meet group requirements do not qualify. Ulrichson will develop a proposal for the committee to clarify the interpretation.

The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 27, at 1:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary,
with the assistance of
Charlene Hulsebus

March 27. 1998


Members present: Smith (chair), Dark, Doering, Kruempel, Lewis, Miller (for Colletti), Powell, Strohbehn, Trulin (for Ulrichson), Van Ast

The meeting was convened at 1:15 p.m. in Room 309 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the March 6 meeting were approved as distributed.

No objections to the proposed joint administration of the Department of Botany were reported from the Agriculture of Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum committees. It was moved by Miller and seconded by Powell that the request be supported. The motion carried.

Powell reported that the LAS Curriculum Committee is still reviewing the proposed pre-major in Computer Science.

Doering discussed the list of courses with letter suffixes that she had distributed. The committee confirmed its support for the policy prohibiting the use of letter suffixes to identify separate courses. Doering will provide each college representative with a revised list to be used to identify courses that are in conflict with the committee's policy.

At its previous meeting, the committee had agreed that the pass-not pass option should be restricted to free electives and therefore should not be applied to SSH electives in Engineering. The secretary, who was absent for that discussion, reminded the committee that the pass-not pass option had originally been adopted by the General Faculty with the understanding that Engineering students could apply it to SSH electives, since the Engineering curricula have no totally free electives. After some discussion, it was agreed that the interpretation of the pass-not pass regulations actually falls under the jurisdiction of the Faculty Senate Academic Standards and Admissions Committee. It was moved by Strohbehn and seconded by Powell that the question be referred to that committee, with the recommendation of the FSCC that the pass-not pass option be limited to free electives only. The motion carried.

The secretary called the committee's attention to a request for a waiver of one credit of the U.S. diversity requirement from a student who had credit for Sec Ed 406, Multicultural, Nonsexist Education, which is offered for only two credits. He expressed concern that, inasmuch as this course is required of all students in teacher education programs, many others might also request similar waivers. The chair noted that teacher education students must take two such courses, so that the issue would probably not arise for most of them. Van Ast reported that the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is considering whether to increase the number of credits to three in the next catalog. The committee agreed that no action was needed.

A request from Biochemistry and Biophysics to expand its title to include Molecular Biology was referred to the Agriculture and LAS curriculum committees for review. The secretary reported that he has sent a memo to the deans describing the procedure by which the Faculty Senate is invited to comment on proposed administrative changes, and suggesting that the deans can expedite the review process by informing their curriculum committees and their Faculty Senate caucuses about proposed administrative changes at an earlier stage.

Based on a recommendation from the College of Agriculture Curriculum Committee, it was moved by Miller and seconded by Dark to support the request of the Department of Plant Pathology for a two-year extension of the deadline for the post-audit review of the undergraduate curriculum in Plant Health and Protection. Committee members agreed that the department should be requested to submit a plan of action for developing the major, by April 10. It was moved by Dark and seconded by Kruempel that the motion to support the request be tabled, pending receipt of an acceptable plan.

Kruempel noted that the Graduate College's policy governing the handling of incomplete marks is different from the policy presented in the General Catalog. It was agreed that this policy is under the jurisdiction of the Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Standards and Admissions, and that his question should therefore be referred to that committee.

Kruempel reported that the Graduate College Curriculum Committee is currently reviewing the proposal for a new M.S. and Ph.D. in Animal Science, which had been distributed earlier to the FSCC, and that his committee has recommended to the department some changes in their graduate degrees. It was agreed that the revised proposal could be considered at the April 10 meeting, with the understanding that it will be distributed prior to that meeting.

Dark announced that several new programs will be ready for the committee's review at its April 10 meeting, including a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies, a second major in International Business, and a major in Production Operations Management.

Kruempel noted several problems resulting from the fact that students enrolled in joint BS/MS programs are classified as graduate students by the Registrar, and inquired as to whether they could be identified as both graduate and undergraduate students. Doering agreed to ask the Registrar to make a recommendation for dealing with this issue.

Doering distributed a revised draft of the experimental course form and related forms, which was discussed. It was moved by Dark and seconded by Powell that the draft be approved. The motion carried.

Powell introduced a request from Sociology to add Soc 476, The Aged in American Society, to the list of courses approved to meet the U.S. diversity requirement, and moved its approval. The motion was seconded by Dark, and carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Friday, April 10, at 1:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

April 10, 1998


Members present: Smith (chair), Ahrens, Colletti, Dark, Doering (at 2), Hulsebus, Kruempel, Lewis, Palermo, Powell, Strohbehn, Ulrichson, Van Ast

Guests: James Werbel, John Wacker, David Hunger, Ed Braun, Lynn Zwagerman

The meeting was convened at 1:15 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the March 27 meeting were approved as distributed.

Dark presented a proposal for a new undergraduate secondary major in International Business. James Werbel, Associate Professor of Management, participated in the discussion. Discussion concerned (1) the meaning of a secondary major, (2) the relationship to certificate programs at other Regent
universities, (3) the desirability of obtaining endorsement letters from the other Regent universities, (4) the foreign language requirement, (5) the cost estimate, and (6) whether to include a basic course in international issues. It was moved by Dark and seconded by Powell that the proposal be approved, with the understanding that editorial changes will be made in the document. The motion carried.

Dark presented a proposal for a new major in Production Operations Management. John Wacker, Professor of Management, participated in the discussion. The proposed major is currently an option in the Management major. Discussion concerned (1) the potential size of the major, (2) how it relates to other programs, (3) the desirability of obtaining letters of support from the other Regents universities, and (4) how the major relates to the proposed administrative reorganization within the college. It was moved by Colletti and seconded by Dark that the proposal be approved, with the
understanding that editorial changes will be made in the document. The motion carried.

The committee addressed the request for an extension of the post-audit review of the undergraduate major in Plant Health and Protection. Ed Braun, chair of the Department of Plant Pathology, was present for the discussion. It was moved by Powell and seconded by Dark to remove the issue from the table. The motion carried. Braun distributed copies of the revised request, which included extension of the post-audit to Fall 2000. After discussion, a substitute motion to support the request for the extension was moved by Colletti and seconded by Dark. The motion carried.

Dark presented a proposal for a new undergraduate minor in Entrepreneurial Studies. David Hunger, Professor of Management, participated in the
discussion. The minor would be cross-disciplinary and would be open to students in all colleges. Discussion focused on the prerequisites for
Management 310, one of the courses required in the program, and how they would expand the program requirements. It was moved by Ahrens and seconded by Palermo that the proposal be approved. The motion carried.

Lynn Zwagerman from the Office of Institutional Research, and Laura Doering, described the various types of instructional categories for courses and how these influence the preparation of teaching load reports. Committee members expressed concern with the implication on student course loads of adding extra contact hours without increasing credit hours.

Due to the press of business, the committee agreed to meet next on April 17, 1:15-3 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

April 17, 1998


Members present: Dark (chair pro tem), Colletti, Doering ( at 2:10), Hulsebus, Kruempel, Lewis, Nickerson (for Van Ast), Palermo, Powell, Ulrichson

The meeting was convened at 1:15 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the April 10 meeting were approved as distributed.

The committee discussed at some length the question of whether courses could be listed in the catalog with a combination of lecture and recitation contact hours that totaled to more than the credit hours for the course. Although some sympathy was expressed for efforts to provide more help to students by this method, there was also concern that it could be a vehicle for adding material to the course without increasing the number of credits. A suggestion was put forward that, in light of the increasing difficulty of monitoring contact hours (e.g., Web courses), the specification of contact hours for each course in the catalog might be dropped, with the contact hours to be indicated in the Schedule of Classes. If this were done, perhaps reference to laboratory and studio teaching methods could be noted in the descriptions of such courses. The committee took this idea under advisement, for further discussion.

Colletti and Powell reported that the Agriculture and LAS curriculum committees saw no programmatic implications in the proposed change in the name of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics to Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology, based on the assurance from the department executive officer that the department has no plans to propose an undergraduate major in molecular biology. Both committees, however, had expressed concerns about the potential impact that the proposed name change might have on the identification of responsibility for research and teaching in molecular biology. It was moved by Colletti and seconded by Palermo to forward the proposed name change to the Faculty Senate based on the committee having identified no curriculum-related issues in the change, but with concerns about the potential impact of the change on students and faculty. The motion carried.

Powell reported that the LAS Curriculum Committee had discussed at length, and ultimately approved, the request from the Department of Computer Science to create a pre-major status for its majors, which would require the completion of Comp Sci 104, 227, and 228, plus Math 165, all with a grade of C or better, before a student could be identified as a major in Computer Science. Inasmuch as the proposal had not yet, however, been approved by the LAS Representative Assembly, no action was taken by the FSCC.

Palermo reported that the Department of Art and Design is considering whether to add Art History 281 to the list of courses approved to meet the
international perspectives requirement.

Kruempel reported that the proposed new graduate major in Animal Science has been withdrawn, pending a review of the current graduate majors offered by that department.

Doering brought to the committee's attention a request from Art and Design to be allowed to create an experimental course, Art 160S, as a studio to accompany Art 160. After discussion, it was moved by Palermo and seconded by Colletti, to approve the S suffix for studio companion courses. The motion carried.

Doering reported that the Registrar's Office has resolved the issues involving the recognition of students in concurrent B.S.//M.S. programs, and that the Registrar will be convening a group to consider other issues related to these students.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:05 p.m. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Friday, April 24, at 1:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

April 24, 1998


Members present; Smith (chair), Ahrens, Dark, Doering (at 2:10 p.m.) Hulsebus, Kruempel, Lewis, Powell, Strohbehn, Thompson (for Colletti), Ulrichson, Van Ast

Guests: Robert Martin, Arthur Oldehoeft, Gurpur Prabhu

The meeting was convened at 1:15 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the April 17 meeting were approved as distributed.

The committee discussed a proposed option in Communications to be added to the curriculum in Agricultural Education. Robert Martin, Interim Chair of Agricultural Education and Studies, was present for the discussion. Martin informed the committee that an earlier proposal for an undergraduate major in Agricultural Communications had been withdrawn, to be replaced by the proposed option. It was noted that the committee ordinarily approves options in conjunction with the approval of catalog revisions. It was moved by Dark and seconded by Powell to approval the option in advance of the normal catalog submission procedure. The motion carried.

The secretary presented a proposed revision of the policy governing approvals of requests for substitutions and waivers for the U. S. diversity and
international perspectives requirements. The revision would clarify the circumstances under which substitutions could be approved by the dean, and
those that require approval of the provost. It was moved by Dark and seconded by Ulrichson that the revision be approved. The motion carried.

Powell reported that the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences had determined that no action by the Representative Assembly is necessary on the proposed pre-major in Computer Science, and he therefore asked that it be considered by the committee. Arthur Oldehoeft, Chair of Computer Science, and Gurpur Prabhu, Professor of Computer Science, were present for the discussion and presented their rationale for the request. It was agreed that completion of the pre-major courses would be required as a prerequisite for enrollment in courses for majors in the department, and that pre-major status would have no effects on the students other than enrollment eligibility. It was moved by Ulrichson and seconded by Ahrens that the request be approved. The motion carried. It was agreed that, with the approval of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the pre-major status could be implemented in Fall 1998.

The committee reviewed the status of the request for demerger of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Preventive Medicine. Kruempel and Ahrens agreed that the issue that is delaying the committee's action is the lack of agreement as to which of the new departments will be responsible for the graduate major in Microbiology. Kruempel reported that the Graduate College is attempting to mediate the issue. He also noted that, under the new arrangement, the graduate program in Immunobiology would again be administered as an interdisciplinary graduate major.

The committee continued its discussion of the relationship between contact and credit hours. Doering reported on how rooms would be scheduled for recitation sections. The committee agreed that contact-hour notations should be continued in the catalog, and that variants from the normal policy should be handled by the college curriculum committees on a case-by-case basis.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m. The next meting of the committee is scheduled for Friday, May 1, at 1:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

May 1, 1998


Members present: Smith (chair), Ahrens, Colletti, Dark, Doering (at 2:15), Hulsebus, Kruempel, Lewis, Powell, Ulrichson

Guests: John Mayfield, James Dixon, Tom Kent, Carol David, Marty Graham, and Charles Kostelnick

The meeting was convened at 1:15 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the April 24 meeting were distributed and approved.

John Mayfield, Associate Dean of the Graduate College, and James Dixon, Interim Chair of the proposed Department of Microbiology (in Agriculture) described the plan for administration of the graduate programs in Microbiology following the demerger. It was moved by Powell and seconded by Ahrens to forward the proposal for the demerger to the Faculty Senate with the committee's support and with the observation that no adverse curriculum impact was identified. The motion carried.

The chair announced that his term ends this year, and invited members to suggest to him or the secretary the names of persons who might replace him as chair. The chair distributed evaluations to be completed by the members.

The chair announced that the Board of Regents office has agreed that the post-audit review of the undergraduate curriculum in Plant Health and Protection can be postponed until Fall 2000.

The first-year composition program was discussed with representatives of the Department of English: Tom Kent, Chair; Charles Kostelnick, Assistant Chair; Marty Graham, Director of the first-year composition program; and Carol David, Director of the advanced composition program. The committee agreed to put the proposal from Ulrichson for the creation of a task force to study the first-year composition program on the agenda for consideration in the fall.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

September 14, 1998 (approved Sept. 28)

Members present: Kruempel (chair), Doering, Hulsebus, Lewis, Miller (for Colletti), Palermo, Platt, Powell, Reitmeier, Ulrichson, Van Ast

The meeting was convened at 3:15 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The new members were welcomed to the committee, and the minutes of the May 1 meeting were approved as distributed.

The secretary announced that he would be retiring at the end of the semester.

The secretary reported that he had not as yet received notification of any formal objections to proposed catalog changes. Powell reported that attempts were being made to resolve objections within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The committee considered whether to recommend any changes in the wording of the catalog statement on audits. It was noted that the Graduate College currently has a statement on page 115 that conflicts with the university statement on page 48 with respect to whether the student needs the instructor's permission to audit a course. It was moved by Palermo and seconded by Powell to add to the university statement the sentence: "Agreement to audit a 500- or 600-level course must be negotiated between the student and the instructor". The motion carried.

No changes were proposed in the catalog statement on independent study.

The secretary raised a question concerning interpretation of the statement on page 43 that requires, in the case of double majors, that 15 credits in either major must not duplicate any credits required in the other major. After some discussion, the committee agreed that this restriction should not apply to free electives.

The committee agreed that any changes not proposed for the 1999-2001 catalog should be made via a memo to the college curriculum committee chair and the chair of the FSCC explaining the change, explaining why it should be considered after the May deadline, and listing the departments and programs that have been contacted. It was also agreed that the catalog editor should accept any further changes only from the college curriculum coordinators. Hulsebus asked that the curriculum coordinators communicate changes to her by memo or by e-mail, not by phone.

The committee considered whether the same course can be graded S-F and A-F at different times. The chair distributed a list of courses that are treated by the Registrar as exceptions for this purpose. The committee agreed that the nature of these courses appeared to make the exception legitimate. Committee members were asked to review the list for their colleges to make sure that the courses on in are appropriate.

Doering distributed a list of course numbers that either by policy or practice are common in many or all departments. It was agreed that this information should be included in the catalog preparation instructions in the future.

Powell distributed a list of accelerated language courses that are not currently on the list of courses acceptable for the international perspectives requirement. It was moved by Palermo and seconded by Van Ast that these courses be added to the list. The motion carried. The secretary reported that the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is offering two non-credit short courses in Spanish this fall for faculty and staff.

Doering distributed a list of courses that can be repeated for credit and asked that the committee members check it for accuracy.

Hulsebus noted that some information regarding proposed course changes may have inadvertently been omitted from the "blue book" due to a glitch in the computer program that generated it. She asked that the committee members notify her of any discrepancies between the blue book and the clip sheets.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 28, at 3:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Edwin Lewis, secretary

September 28, 1998 (approved October 12)

Members present: Kruempel (chair), Colletti, Dark, Hulsebus, Lewis, Palermo, Peter, Powell, Reitmeier, Ulrichson, Van Ast

The meeting was convened at 3:10 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the September 14 meeting were approved as distributed, with the correction that Dark was present.

Hulsebus asked that the Curriculum sections of the Catalog be sent to her by October 9, if possible.

The chair raised a number of issues related to the preparation of the 1999-2001 Catalog:

1. Changes have been made in designators that will need to be incorporated into the catalog material.

2. References have been made to several majors and minors that have not been approved, including (a) Russian Studies, (2) Chinese Studies, (3) B.S. in Applied Physics, and (4) a reference in Journalism to an interdisciplinary program in speech communications/communications studies.

3. Math and Exercise and Sport Science have instituted a C-minus grade as prerequisite for several courses, without the approval of the Academic Standards Committee.

4. Several dual-listed courses have not been approved by the Graduate Curriculum and Catalog Committee, nor has the committee yet received requests for their approval.

The committee agreed that the college reports should follow the same outline as last time:

I. Significant Trends

II. Curricula, majors, minors added or dropped

III. New courses

IV. Courses dropped

V. Courses added for nonmajor graduate credit

VI. Courses dropped for nonmajor graduate credit

VII. Number, credit and title changes

VIII. Summary of changes

IX. Changes since proposed departmental changes for general review book

X. Justification for new courses

The committee members agreed that the college reports will be reviewed on these dates:

October 26: Business and Design
November 2: Engineering and Veterinary Medicine
November 9: Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Interdepartmental Programs
November 16: Education and Liberal Arts and Sciences

College chairs are asked to distribute their reports several days prior to the meeting.

The college chairs anticipated no difficulties in handling split departments.

The secretary distributed a list of course changes to which he has received formal objections.

At the request of the College of Design, the committee discussed at length whether to permit programs to co-list rather than cross-list courses for which a department actually has the primary responsibility, in order to better inform students about the program. It was moved by Palermo and seconded by Van Ast to allow Design Studies to publish full course descriptions for cross-listed courses. The motion was defeated on a vote of three to five. It was noted that the catalog material for Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences, which includes full descriptions of all courses in the current catalog, will need to be revised.

The committee discussed the proposal made last spring by Ulrichson to address issues related to the teaching of communications skills. It was moved by Ulrichson and seconded by Palermo to form a task force to study the development of English communication skills by ISU students, with its primary focus on the expected outcomes, assessment tools, and means of delivery. The motion carried.

The committee agreed that descriptions of courses ordinarily offered for a half-semester should include a reference to that fact.

The chair asked that the committee chairs be prepared at the next meeting to alert the committee to possible controversial catalog-related issues being considered by their committees.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Monday, October 12, at 3:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

October 12, 1998

Members present: Kruempel (chair), Colletti, Dark, Doering, Dugger (for Van Ast), Froyd (for Hulsebus), Lewis, Palermo, Peter, Platt, Powell, Reitmeier, and Ulrichson

Guest: Madeleine Henry

The meeting was convened at 3:15 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the September 28 meeting were approved as distributed.

Madeleine Henry, Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, was present to discuss the proposed program in Russian Studies. She described it as a restructuring of the current undergraduate major and minor in Russian, which also incorporate the Russian Studies emphasis in the International Studies secondary major. The title of the graduate minor would continue to be "Russian." Powell reported that the LAS Curriculum Committee supports the proposal as a restructuring rather than as a new major. It was moved by Powell and seconded by Dark to present the major and minor in Russian Studies to the Board of Regents as a restructured program. The motion carried.

The secretary distributed a list of the current status of objections to proposed catalog changes.

The secretary asked the committee to consider whether, in light of the action taken at the September 14 meeting regarding the interpretation of the non-duplication policy for majors, the restriction should be continued. Discussion focused on the meaning of "free electives." It was moved by Ulrichson and seconded by Dark to delete the restriction that 15 non-duplicative credits must be included in a double major. It was then moved by Ulrichson and seconded by Powell to table the motion until the next meeting. The motion to table carried.

The chair reminded the committee of the policy that new courses proposed for the next catalog should have been offered experimentally by this fall, except when (1) a new course will be required of students in a particular program, or (2) a new faculty member who has experience teaching the proposed course at another university has joined the department. The committee agreed to enforce these policies.

Doering inquired as to whether an experimental course can be used to meet a requirement for a minor. The committee agreed that there was no policy prohibiting this, and that the department responsible for the minor should decide which courses may satisfy it.

The chair asked whether any of the college committees were addressing significant issues that the FSCC should be aware of. The only issue raised was from Education, in which the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is preparing to drop the graduate specialization in Adult and Extension Education.Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee

Doering noted that the proposed revision in the course description for Art Ed 513 in the next catalog refers to the possibility of CEUs as well as academic credit. After some discussion, the committee decided that such references would be permitted.

A proposal was distributed to add History 424, History of Modern Germany, to the list of courses approved to meet the International Perspectives requirement. It was moved by Dark and seconded by Palermo that the course be added to the list. The motion carried.

The chair reminded the committee that the next meeting will include discussion of catalog changes proposed by the College of Business and the College of Design, and that those reports should be distributed prior to the meeting. Copies were distributed of the post-audit of the undergraduate major in Interdisciplinary Studies and a proposal for a new undergraduate major in Applied Physics, both of which will be considered at the next meeting if time permits.

The chair asked the members for names of persons to serve on the Task Force on Communication Skills.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Monday, October 26, at 3:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

October 26, 1998 (approved November 2)

Members present: Kruempel (chair), Colletti, Dark, Hulsebus, Lewis, Palermo, Peter, Powell, Reitmeier, Ulrichson (at 4), Van Ast; Guests: Zora Zimmerman and Jean Lassila

The meeting was convened at 3:15 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the October 12 meeting were approved as distributed.

The secretary distributed an update of the status of objections to proposed course changes. Palermo and Colletti discussed Landscape Architecture’s objection to Hort 444. It was noted that written confirmation of resolution of objections is needed from Industrial Education and Technology, and from Journalism

Dark presented the report of catalog revisions proposed by the College of Business. Following discussion, it was moved by Palermo and seconded that the report be approved, subject to revisions agreed to during the discussion. The motion carried.

Palermo presented the report of catalog revisions proposed by the College of Design. Following discussion, it was moved by Dark and seconded by Reitmeier that the report be approved, subject to revisions agreed to during the discussion. The motion carried.

The committee considered the post-audit review of the undergraduate major in Interdisciplinary Studies. Zora Zimmerman, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Jean Lassila, coordinator of the program, were present for the discussion. Suggestions were made for clarifying certain items in the report, and the chair suggested adding a cover memo requesting continuation of the major. It was noted that courses from all colleges can be used in the program, and the cost is minimal. It was moved by Dark ands seconded by Powell that the report be approved and forwarded to the Regents. The motion carried. Zimmerman requested that the program have a separate listing in the "Courses and Programs" section of the catalog. The committee concurred with the request.

A request to add Special Education/Elementary Education 250, Education of the Exceptional Learner in a Diverse Society, to the list of courses approved to meet the Diversity requirement was received. It was moved by Dark and seconded by Van Ast that the request be approved. The motion carried.

The secretary introduced a request to approve the use of a list of specific Honors seminars to meet the Diversity and International Perspectives requirements. Discussion focused on how this could be implemented by the advisors and by the Graduation Evaluators. It was moved by Powell and seconded by Colletti that the lists be approved, with implementation procedures to be worked by staff in the Honors Program and the Registrar’s Office. The motion carried.

A request to add History 389 and 390, Modern Military History, to the list of courses approved to meet the International Perspectives requirement was received. it was moved by Dark and seconded by Reitmeier that the request be approved. The motion carried.

The secretary introduced a request to approve the addition of University Studies 221 and 222, Academic Excellence Workshop for Physics 221 and 222, to the 1999-2001 catalog. It was moved by Powell and seconded by Colletti and that request be approved. The motion carried.

The secretary introduced a request to approve the addition of University Studies 131 and 132, Early Success Seminar, to the 1999-2001 catalog. It was moved by Colletti and seconded by Palermo that the request be approved. The motion carried.

The secretary introduced a request to add Honors 323 and 324 to the list of course numbers to be used for University Honors Seminars, in order to allow the listing of more Honors seminars individually. It was moved by Ulrichson and seconded by Dark that the request be approved. The motion carried.

The chair reminded the committee members to suggest to him names of faculty members to serve on the Communications Task Force.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Monday, November 2, at 3:10 p.m..

Respectfully submitted,

Edwin Lewis, secretary

November 2, 1998 (approved November 9)

Members present: Kruempel (chair), Colletti, Dark, Doering, Hulsebus, Lewis, Palermo, Peter, Platt, Powell, Reitmeier, Ulrichson, Van Ast

The meeting was convened at 3:15 p. m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the October 26 meeting were approved, pending clarification of the item regarding the catalog reference to the Interdisciplinary Studies major.

The secretary distributed an update on the status of objections to proposed catalog changes. The only issue not yet resolved is the objection of Landscape Architecture to Hort 444. It was agreed that the FSCC will resolve it when it addresses the Agriculture College report on Nov. 16, if no resolution has been reached by that time.

The chair distributed a list of new ISU programs approved by the Board of Regents, including information as to the due dates for the post-audit reviews.

Ulrichson presented the report of the catalog revisions proposed by the College of Engineering. Following discussion, it was moved by Palermo and seconded by Dark that the report be approved, with the revisions that had been agreed to. The motion carried.

Platt presented the report of the catalog revisions proposed by the College of Veterinary Medicine. Following discussion, it was moved by Colletti and seconded by Ulrichson that the report be approved, with the revisions that had been agreed to. The motion carried.

The committee addressed a proposal from the secretary that the policy requiring 15 credits of non-duplicative courses in the case of double majors be dropped, in light of the committee’s earlier decision to exclude free electives from the restriction. Following discussion, it was moved by Colletti and seconded by Van Ast to delete the following sentence under "Double Major/Curriculum:" "Each major (curriculum) in a double major (curriculum) must include a minimum of fifteen credits not simultaneously used to meet any other department, college, or university requirement." The motion carried on a vote of 5 to 1.

Van Ast introduced a request from Educational Leadership and Policy Studies to make several changes in their "Blue Book" submissions. The committee approved the addition of Hg Ed 666, credit changes from 2 to 3 in Hg Ed 504 and 575, and the withdrawal of drops for ResEv 552 and 553. The committee agreed to address the question of adding new courses in Human Resources and Organizational Development at its next meeting.

Powell reported that the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee has agreed to allow Journalism to submit several changes late. Requests were made that the proposed changes be distributed to Art and Design, Marketing, Agricultural Education and Studies, and Education.

At the suggestion of the secretary, it was moved by Dark and seconded by Colletti to allow college offices to approve, for individual students, appropriate 290 and 490 credit as applicable to the U.S. Diversity and International Perspectives requirements.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9, at 3:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

November 9, 1998 (approved November 16)

Members present: Kruempel (chair), Colletti, Dark (to 3:30), Doering, Hulsebus, Lewis, Palermo, Platt (at 3:45), Powell, Reitmeier, Van Ast

The meeting was convened at 3:15 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the Nov. 2 meeting were approved as distributed.

Lewis reported that, in response to a query from the Registrar, it is his interpretation that the university's 15-credit restriction on double majors that was removed by the committee at its last meeting no longer applies to any student, regardless of the catalog under which they plan to graduate. The committee concurred in this interpretation, with the understanding that individual colleges might impose such restrictions on their students.

The chair reviewed the sequence of actions to be taken on the report of catalog revisions. He noted that, because of the unusually early date of the December Board of Regents meeting, the report will have to be submitted for the docket before the Faculty Senate has acted on it. The Regents will, however, refer it to the Interinstitutional Committee on Educational Coordination and won't act on it until January, which allows time for corrections if the Senate makes any changes in it.

The chair invited the college chairs to attend the Dec. 8 meeting of the Faculty Senate, at which the report will be considered.

Palermo reported that Landscape Architecture has informed the appropriate parties in writing that the department is withdrawing its objection to Hort 444. This means that all objections have now been resolved.

The report of catalog changes from the College of Agriculture was presented by Colletti. Inconsistencies were noted regarding the handling of revisions from departments jointly administered in two colleges. The college chairs were asked to resolve them. The secretary called attention to the large number of new courses and asked that this be explained in the report. It was moved by Van Ast and seconded by Powell that the report be approved, pending the amendments agreed to and resolution of issues involving jointly administered departments. The motion carried.

The report of the catalog changes from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences was presented by Reitmeier. It was agreed that the reference to the dropping of the major in Family and Consumer Sciences Studies should be revised to clarify that the two majors in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies have been merged into a single major, with the title of the department. It was moved by Colletti and seconded by Palermo that the report be approved, pending the amendments agreed to and the resolution of issues involving jointly administered departments. The motion carried.

The report of the catalog changes for Interdisciplinary and Interdepartmental Programs was presented by the secretary. Following discussion, it was moved by Van Ast and seconded by Reitmeier that the report be approved, pending the amendments agreed to. The motion carried.

The chair asked whether the College of Education would be allowed to add a number of new courses in Human Resource Development submitted after the deadline. Reitmeier noted that the Department of Human Development and Family Studies had raised questions concerning the new courses that had not yet been addressed. Colletti noted that he had not yet had a response from the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies concerning the proposed new courses. It was agreed that the new courses could be included in the College of Education's report, to be considered at the next meeting, with the understanding that these issues needed to be resolved in the meantime.

The chair asked whether Journalism would be allowed to submit late changes to their proposals. Dark had reported that Marketing had not yet received information concerning the proposed changes. It was agreed that the changes may be included in the LAS report, to be considered at the next meeting.,

Doering asked whether Landscape Architecture could be allowed to offer trailer courses that extended into a second catalog biennium, to accommodate students in its five-year curriculum. It as moved by Powell and seconded by Colletti to approve the extension until Spring 2002 in this instance. The motion carried.

Powell reported that the LAS dean's office had agreed to a suggestion from the catalog editor that the descriptive material for the college's cross-disciplinary programs be listed only in the section of the catalog in which the program is presented rather than also under LAS Cross-Disciplinary Studies. The latter will list the programs by title, with a reference to the location where detailed information may be found.

Hulsebus noted that it appears that the addition of information concerning outcomes assessment for each program will add 40-50 pages to the catalog.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Monday, November 16, at 3:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

November 16, 1998 (approved December 7)

Members present: Kruempel (chair), Coletti, Dark, Doering, Hulsebus (to 4:15), Lewis, Oaklund (for Reitmeier), Peter, Powell, Trulin (for Ulrichson), Van Ast

Guest: Melanie Lee, Registrar’s Office

The meeting was convened at 3:15 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the Nov. 19 meeting were approved as distributed.

Hulsebus reported that proof sheets would be distributed to department and programs contacts on Nov. 30. It was agreed that they are to be returned through the college curriculum coordinators, and that the proof sheets for the college sections would go to the curriculum coordinators.

The report of proposed catalog revisions from the College of Education was presented by Van Ast. Following discussion, it was moved by Coletti and seconded by Dark that the report be approved, as amended. The motion carried.

The report of the proposed catalog revisions from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was presented by Powell. Committee members expressed concern regarding the late changes submitted by Journalism. Colletti reported that the chair of Agricultural Education and Studies had not yet received a copy of Journalism’s late changes. Trulin expressed disagreement with the proposal to drop the minor in Computer Science . Following discussion, it was moved by Dark and seconded by Coletti that the report be tentatively approved as amended, pending concurrence with the late changes by Agricultural Education and Studies. The motion carried.

The secretary introduced a proposal from David Acker, Director of International Agriculture Programs, to offer an experimental one-credit University Studies course in Spring 1999 to prepare students for a summer study trip to China. It was moved by Powell and seconded by Van Ast that the request be approved. The motion carried.

Doering and Melanie Lee discussed proposed revisions in the policy and procedures governing experimental courses. They recommended that certain course numbers that are used widely for specific purposes be designated as "off limits" for experimental courses. They agreed to prepare a list of these numbers that could be reviewed by the college curriculum committees. The committee approved the addition of a policy that requires new experimental course forms to be submitted when a new catalog goes into effect. Additional revisions will be considered next semester.

The meeting was adjourned at 5 p.m. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 7, at 3:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

December 7, 1998 (approved January 25)

Members present: Kruempel (chair), Colletti, Dark, Doering, Hulsebus, Lewis, Platt (at 3:45), Powell, Reitmeier, Ulrichson, Van Ast

Guests: Howard Shapiro, Curtis Struck, Jerry Thomas

The meeting was convened at 3:15 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the Nov. 16 meeting were approved as distributed.

Howard Shapiro, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs, was introduced as the committee's new liaison with the Provost's Office.

The chair announced that the Dec. 8 Faculty Senate meeting will be held in 2532 Veterinary Medicine. He asked that the college chairs attend, if possible.

The chair announced that the schedule of Spring semester meetings will be worked out shortly.

The committee considered a proposal for a B.S. in Applied Physics. Curt Struck, Professor of Physics, was present for the discussion. Powell reported that the proposal had been approved by the LAS Curriculum Committee and Representative Assembly. Discussion addressed (1) the potential impact on courses in Computer Science; (2) the potential value of the program for students in teacher education; and (3) resource implications if the projected trends in majors materialized. Struck explained that the proposed program would not fully prepare students for graduate school in Physics as would a traditional physics major, but that majors might elect to do graduate work in engineering. It was moved by Colletti and seconded by Dark that the proposal be approved. The motion carried.

The committee considered a proposal for a Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance. Jerry Thomas, chair of the department, was present for the discussion. Discussion addressed (1) the University of Iowa's response, which has not yet been received; (2) the congruence of the proposed program with the university's mission and strategic plan; and (3) the resources needed, and their source. There was agreement that the proposal should emphasize the program's focus and distinctiveness from the program at Iowa and the program's value to ISU, and that commitments for resources should be obtained. The committee asked for revision of the proposal along these lines, with the expectation of addressing it again in January.

The secretary introduced a request to offer an experimental course, University Studies 311X, Hixson Leadership Seminar. It was moved by Dark and seconded by Van Ast that the request be approved. The motion carried.


Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee
December 7, 1998 Minutes

Colletti introduced a request to add Hort 496, Horticulture Travel Course, to the list of courses approved to meet the International Perspectives requirement. It was moved by Dark and seconded by Reitmeier that the request be approved. The motion carried.

Powell reported that the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will include in its section of the new catalog a notation as to those programs which the college does not allow as double majors.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

Respectively submitted,
Edwin Lewis, secretary

January 25, 1999 (approved February 8)

Members present: Kruempel (chair), Coletti, Dark, Froyd (for Hulsebus), Palermo, Peter, Platt, Powell, Reitmeier, Ulrichson, Van Ast

Guest: Jerry Thomas, College of Education

The meeting was convened at 2:10 p.m. in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes of the Dec. 7 meeting were approved as distributed.

The revised proposal for a Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance was presented by Jerry Thomas, which included a second letter from the University of Iowa and a memo approving funding sources. Following discussion, it was moved by Palermo and seconded by Coletti that the proposal be approved. Van Ast addressed concerns with the choice of verbs used in the Objectives of the proposed program section. He suggested changing to forms of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation to reflect the rigors of the Ph.D. level. Questions were also raised as to when and why a similar program was discontinued at the University of Iowa. It was agreed that the proposed program extends the mission of ISU and is in keeping with our strategic objectives. However, to strengthen the proposal it was suggested that the question of why the University of Iowa dropped their program needs to be addressed. Thomas agreed to contact the University of Iowa. The motion to approve with refinements was carried.

Colleges were reminded to send to Laura Doering via e-mail a list of course numbers within their college that cannot be used for experimental courses.

Froyd reported that the catalog is on schedule and will go to the printers on February 3. Powell asked that in future catalogs, departments that are divided between two colleges should be handled by only one individual. Palermo requested an effort to develop useful, accessible methods for editing electronically that can be shared university wide.

Future business:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is working on a possible new major in Communications Studies through the Greenlee School of Journalism

College of Design is working on a new Master of Fine Arts.

College of Agriculture is working on a new masters and Ph.D. in Animal Science which goes to the Agriculture Curriculum Committee next week.

College of Business is working on a masters of accounting.

The meeting was adjourned at 3 p.m. The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Monday, February 8, at 2:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Jenny Froyd

February 8, 1999 (approved February 15)

Members present: Kruempel (chair), Colletti, Dark, Hulsebus, Palermo, Peter, Platt, Powell, Reitmeier, Shapiro, Ulrichson, Van Ast.

The meeting was convened at 2:10 in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes from January 25th meeting were approved as distributed.

Announcements
The BS in Applied Physics has been approved at the Academic Affairs level. It is now at the Executive Board. A one-page summary will be written and sent to the Faculty Senate for their information.

The Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance has passed through the FSCC subject to re-writing. A new version has been sent to the Academic Affairs Council for discussion.

John Clem has accepted the position as Chair of a newly formed task force. He would like a written charge, Ken Kruempel and Dean Ulrichson will work on this charge. Other committee members are being sought.

Howard Shapiro talked briefly about the relationship with the Provost office and the Curriculum Committee. Support staff will be provided in some manner. Denise Vrchota, Tom Emmerson, Bob Schafer, Ken Kruempel and Howard met to discuss the relationship between the Faculty Senate committees and the Provost office. A model of an operation that takes timeliness into consideration and with a broad knowledge base needs to be created.

F98-35 Experimental Course procedure. On hold.

S99-1 Proposal for a U.S. Diversity course from the Honors program: Fall 1998, Hon 321G Babylon 5: Ethics, Post Modernism, Multiculturalism. Motion for approval was carried.

S99-2 Proposal for an International Perspectives course from the Honors Program: Spring 1999, Hon 322P Bosses, Big Men, Saints and Chiefs: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Political Competition. Motion for approval was carried.

S99-3 Proposal for a U.S. Diversity course from History. Ed Powell handed out a Proposal to Add Course to U.S. Diversity and/or International Perspective Requirement(s) List for Hist 380 History of Women in Science, Technology and Medicine. This course is cross-listed as WS 380. Much discussion took place on the need for approval by the cross-listed department. A future item for discussion will be to modify the proposal form to indicate this approval. Char Hulsebus will do a query on how many cross-listed/co-listed courses exist now. Ed Powell will talk to the cross-listed department in this case. Motion was made for the approval of Hist 380. Motion carried.

S99-4 Review of the catalog process. A discussion was begun on the catalog process. The sections to be discussed in the future will be: courses and programs, book of changes, objections, revised catalog on line, curriculum section, faculty listings, and catalog reports. Would it be feasible to look at the catalog process at other universities? How can we better the process? The newest version of the catalog is on the web.

Next meeting will be Feb. 15, 2:00 p.m. in 107 Lab of Mechanics.

 

February 15, 1999 (approved February 22)

Members present: Kruempel (chair), Colletti, Dark, Doering, Hulsebus, Palermo, Powell, Reitmeier, Van Ast, Austin (substituting for Ulrichson)

The meeting was convened at 2:10 in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes from February 8th meeting were approved as distributed.

Kruempel announced that the Academic Affairs Council meeting last Thursday was cancelled. The Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance was on the agenda so that will not be discussed until the next scheduled Academic Affairs Council meeting.

Howard Shapiro would like to know if the Curriculum Committee should put a representative from the Freshman English Program on the Task Force Committee. Joe Colletti moved that the committee recommend to include as a voting member a person from the Freshmen Composition group. Al Austin seconded the motion. The motion was approved with one member voting against the motion and one abstention.

F98-35. Experimental Course Procedure. Laura Doering reviewed the changes proposed by the Office of the Registrar to the Experimental Course Announcement Regulations. These changes were first introduced to the FSCC at a meeting during fall 1998. The proposed changes, for action by the FSCC, include:
1) Under definition - added sentence "See addendum for other standard course numbers which cannot be used as an experimental course number" - added an addendum on page 3. Committee members need to look at the list of courses and let her know if there is any additional course numbers that need to be added. Doering asked the committee if they wanted this to be an addendum or does it make more sense to put the numbers in the text under the definition or under a separate section titled "Course Numbers Which Cannot Be Used for Experimental Courses"?
2) Announcement Procedures - indicated that a copy of the form can be obtained by the web. Also added phrase "any co-listed or cross-listed departments/programs (if applicable)" and also the signature would be the college curriculum committee chair.
3) Added information about the two step process for adding an experimental course offering to the schedule of classes.
4) Added paragraph about recirculating Experimental Course Announcement Forms under a new catalog.

Doering asked who should receive this information? The Committee agreed that the DEOs, Curriculum Committee chairs, and Curriculum Coordinators for each college should receive these information.

Ken Kruempel asked if the committee would like the policies on paper or electronically? The Committee agreed that they would like it both ways.

The proposed changes to the Experimental Course Announcement Regulations were approved. In addition to the changes proposed by the Office of the Registrar, the FSCC asked that language be added to clarify the deadlines related to the submission of Experimental Course announcement forms. Doering agreed to clarify the deadlines. She will indicate when the form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar in order for the course to be included in the printed Schedule of Classes book. Any Experimental Course Announcement form received prior to the start of registration will be available to students wanting to register for the course on Touch-tone and will be listed in the on-line Schedule of Classes. The web version of the Schedule of Classes is updated nightly during registration and during periods of peak schedule change activity.

In addition, the Committee agreed that the following editorial change will be made to the document - delete the third sentence in first paragraph "The use of 490 or 590 for experimental courses is not permitted." All course numbers, including 490 and 590, which are not permitted for experimental course numbers will be listed in the addendum.

Hulsebus and Doering will update the Experimental Course Announcement form as appropriate given the changes in the Experimental Course Announcement policies.

Next meeting will be February 22, 2:00 p.m. in 107 Lab of Mechanics.

 

February 22, 1999 (approved March 1)

Members present: Kruempel (chair), Colletti, Dark, Doering, Hulsebus, Shapiro, Palermo, Platt, Powell, Reitmeier, Ulrichson, VanAst, Peter

The meeting was convened at 2:10 in Room 107 Lab of Mechanics. The minutes from February 15th meeting were approved as distributed.

Announcements:

Reitmeier moved that the members of the committee volunteer to rotate the recorder job. Ulrichson seconded the motion. The motion was approved.

Kruempel distributed the charge and membership list for the Task Force for Communication Skills. Mary Huba will be part of the Task Force as part of outcome assessment. Kruempel asked if Mary Huba should be an official voting member of the Task Force or just a resource person. The committee agreed that Mary Huba should be an official voting member.

Kruempel announced that the Graduate Curriculum Committee has approved an interdepartmental graduate minor in Complex Adaptive Systems. It will go to the Graduate Council on Wednesday. If they approve it then it will come to the Curriculum Committee next week. Another agenda item of the Graduate Curriculum Committee at its next meeting is the redesign of the graduate majors in Animal Science.

Hulsebus announced that printed catalogs should be on campus next week and distribution will begin before Spring Break week.

Ulrichson announced that the Engineering College Curriculum Committee has established three liaison committees to review courses that engineer students are required to take within the departments of chemistry, mathematics and physics.

Dark will write up a draft proposal regarding Chem 105X (100-level course in which credits cannot be used for graduation).

Proposal S99-5 Proposals for U.S. Diversity and International Perspectives courses: approval and listing of courses when they are co-listed or cross-listed. The following motion was moved and seconded for approval. The co-listing courses going forward for consideration of the United States Diversity or International Perspectives should be jointly or collectively approved by the authoring departments. For cross-listed courses the authoring department needs to show notice to the cross-listing departments that the course is going forward for international and U.S. diversity perspectives. And moreover that in both cases once approved in both the cross-listed and co-listed courses that it will be picked up as an international or U.S. diversity under all designators that apply for the course. The motion was approved.


Hulsebus presented a "discrepancy" list of courses for the U.S. diversity and international perspective requirements; courses where co-/cross listings are not complete. Palermo approved the courses on the list for the College of Design. Ulrichson approved the courses for the College of Engineering. Powell will check with the department to make sure that WS380 is approved and also the environmental science courses. Kruempel will check with the department for the approval of the gerontology course.

The next meeting will be Monday, March 1, 1999.

March 1, 1999 (approved March 22)

Members present: Kruempel (Chair), Colletti, Doering, Hulsebus, Powell, Reitmeier, Ulrichson

Secretary-of -the-Day:
A random drawing occurred to determine the schedule of committee members to serve as Secretary-of -the-Day. Doering (Laura) and Hulsebus (Char) kindly agreed to be part of the pool. Colletti (Joe) volunteered to assume the role of Secretary for the Mar. 1 meeting. Kruempel (Ken) drew numbers for those committee members absent and will communicate the order of our secretarial duties to all committee members.


Ulrichson (Dean) moved and Powell (Ed) seconded that the minutes from the Feb. 22 meeting be approved as distributed. Motion passed.

Announcements:

Ken Kruempel made three announcements: 1) the Graduate Curriculum and Catalog committee will be considering the Animal Science proposal for revised/new graduate majors in Animal Science at the Mar. 3 meeting, 2) another new interdisciplinary graduate major proposal is to be presented, the major/program is Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and 3) the Graduate College is working on the Catalog (1999-2001 Bulletin) and has found some discrepancies for the courses/curriculum material submitted for Ag. Biosystems Engineering, LAS -Psychology, and Education - Vocational Technical Education. These programs have/will be contacted to clarify and correct the problems.

Items of Business:

o Review of the Catalog process:
Ken lead the discussion on the Review of the Catalog process (item #S99-4). Char Hulsebus commented that she had found a flow chart of the catalog review and production process. She will update and make it available to the committee so that we can visualize the entire process and make better decisions regarding needed changes. Char indicated that the deadline dates associated with the review process have been "soft," meaning that materials and tasks can be completed after the published dates. The committee discussed that the dates that have been used, especially the May date for submission of the Courses and Program Section, are probably set at the best times. There was some concern that the Curriculum Section deadline in October may not provide departments with enough time to adjust to all proposed changes.

Char and Laura indicated the desire to look for ways that the process can be made more efficient and effective. Further, she and Laura have operated with the goal to reduce the paper load associated with the catalog review process, but have found the need for a "paper trail" to document/verify/trace specific changes.

The committee discussed the possibility of shifting the entire review process to a computerized system. We agreed that having a computer-only system would likely create too many problems. Char and Laura pointed out the two major documents are produced from the May-submitted clip sheets with proposed changes, a) the Proposed Change Book, (and associated tables summarizing changes by college and by departments within colleges) and b) the new catalog.

Ken brought up the types of required reports that are needed by the Faculty Senate and the Board of Regents. He has asked the Faculty Senate to consider what they really need in terms of a summary report for the new catalog. Also, Ken has asked Howard Shapiro to contact the Board of Regents regarding their exact need related to each new catalog. The Faculty Senate and Board of Regents will get back to Ken.

Informally, Char has been asking other Universities how they prepare their new catalogs. She indicated that the process is highly variable from a "real-time" computerized catalog that is continually updated to a process much like ISU's. Char will do some additional checking with peer institutes to generate additional information regarding their catalog review processes.

o Complex Adaptive Systems item:
Ken started the discussion of S99-6 item Proposed interdepartmental graduate minor in Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS). The committee indicated the desire to have a representative from the proposal team attend the next meeting to provide additional information and feedback relating to questions with the proposed CAS graduate minor. Ken would invite Daniel Ashlock (Mathematics) to attend.


Chair Kruempel adjourned the meeting at 3:00 p.m.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Joe Colletti

March 22, 1999 (approved March 29)

Attending: Ken Kruempel, Dean Ulrichson, Joe Colletti, John Van Ast, Greg Peter, Laura Doering, Ed Powell, Howard Shapiro, Rick Dark, Drena Dobbs, Dan Ashlock, Jerry Young

1. Minutes of the March 1, 1999 meeting were approved.

2. S99-6 The proposal for an interdepartmental graduate minor in Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) was explained by Dan Ashlock. The Graduate Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Council approved the proposal. The number of credits (9 credits + 2 credits workshop + 2 credits seminar =13 M.S. and 16 Ph.D.) required for the minor were questioned by Colletti. "Double-counting" is determined by the departments involved and POS committees. There are no curriculum rules for double counting in a graduate minor (Shapiro). The CAS program has $200,000 confirmed. Powell moved approval, Dark seconded the motion. Van Ast suggested that the proposal describe the skills that students will acquire in CAS and define the outcomes at the application, synthesis and evaluation levels of Bloom's taxonomy. The proposal was approved. Ashlock will submit a revised proposal to Kruempel for presentation to the Faculty Senate in April and vote in May.

3. S99-10 The proposal to reorganize the graduate majors in Animal Science was reviewed by Jerry Young. There are no conflicts with physiology programs at the U. of Iowa or with the ISU Veterinary College. The Graduate Curriculum Committee has approved the proposal. Colletti moved approval, pending Graduate Council approval; the motion seconded by Van Ast. The proposal is a change from 7 majors to 5 with M.S. thesis and non-thesis options for all 5 majors. The proposal was approved.

4. S99-11 The proposal for an interdepartmental graduate major in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) was presented by Drena Dobbs. Kruempel clarified that students will be admitted directly into the program. This major was developed in response to demand from students and interest in bioinformatics. The major will integrate the areas of DNA sequencing and computer analysis of genetic data. The program will be funded by a NSF grant for $2.7 million for 5 years with supporting funds from ISU and Pioneer. The program has the support of 11 departments and 30 faculty. Colletti questioned the use of the term "biology" for a focused computational "molecular biology" program. Terminology for these types of programs was discussed. Van Ast suggested that specific outcomes about student learning in this major be added to the proposal. Powell moved that the proposal be approved pending Graduate Council approval; Van Ast seconded the motion. The proposal was approved.

5. S99-12 The proposal to change the name of the M.S. in the College of Business from "Business Administrative Sciences" to "Business" was explained by Dark. This is a thesis program for about 11 students. Dark moved approval; Colletti seconded; proposal approved.

Meeting adjourned 3:05 pm.
C. Reitmeier

March 29, 1999 (approved April 5)

Attending: Ken Kruempel, Dean Ulrichson, John Van Ast, Ed Powell, Howard Shapiro, Rick Dark, Char Hulsebus, Cheryll Reitmeier

1. Minutes of the March 22, 1999 meeting were approved.

2. Announcements: Kruempel noted that the three graduate proposals (reorganize graduate majors in Animal Science, interdepartmental major in BCB, and the Business name change) discussed March 22 will be considered Tuesday (March 30) at the Graduate Council meeting. The Graduate Curriculum Committee will then review the proposals. Also, Drena Dobbs sent a revised version of the BCB proposal with a summary of changes. The summary was distributed. Comments on the proposal included concerns that the outcomes stated in the BCB proposal were not adequate. It was agreed that faculty may need guidance in writing outcomes. Shapiro said he would contact Mary Huba, to provide assistance on this proposal. It was agreed that the consideration of the proposal should continue with the understanding that the outcomes issue would be addressed.

3. S99-7 Several courses were submitted for approval for the International Requirements Perspectives list. Questions were expressed about whether literature courses provide a "cultural experience on a global scale" as stated in the guidelines for the international perspectives requirement. After discussion concerning the intent of the International Perspectives guidelines, the following courses were considered approval:
ComSt 310 Intercultural Communication
Engl 230 British Literature and Culture 1780-1930
Engl 354 World Literature Seventeenth through Twentieth Century
Engl 370 Shakespeare
Engl 374 British Literature: The Renaissance
Engl 375 British Literature: Restoration and 18th Century
Engl 376 British Literature: The Romantic Period
Engl 395 Study Abroad
Span 290X/390X Casa Hispanica (Learning Community)

Moved by Ulrichson, seconded by Dark for approval. Motion passed with 3 yes, 2 no. It was suggested that the FSCC might consider reviewing the Diversity and International Perspectives courses list according to the guidelines.

4. S99-8 Van Ast suggested the FSCC spend time learning about the 15 community colleges in Iowa. Ideas include reviewing a course catalog and inviting a representative to visit with the committee. The community colleges provide students to ISU who are very successful. The committee agreed that little time remains in the academic year to fully address this topic, but agreed that it should be on the agenda for 1999-2000 academic year. Shapiro also said this is a timely topic and that he is a member of a Regents committee learning about community colleges.

5. New business Ulrichson would like the committee to discuss Chemistry 167 and the relationship of labs, lectures, and credit hours (3 1-hr. lectures and 2-hr. recitation for a 4 credits.)

Meeting adjourned 3:05 pm. Respectfully submitted by Char Hulsebus

 

April 5, 1999 (approved April 12)

Attending: K. Kruempel, J. Van Ast, J. Colletti, R. Dark, L. Doering, C. Hulsebus, G. Palermo (recorder)

Monday, April 5, 1999
2:10 pm - 3:00 pm
107 Lab of Mechanics

Announcements:

1. K. Kruempel reported that the four recent program proposals have been approved by the FSAAC and forwarded to the FSEXBD. G. Palermo reported that the four items have been approved by the FSEXBD and will be introduced as new business at the next FS meeting, 13 April. At that meeting, two curricular items previously approved will be voted upon by the FS: B. S. in Applied Physics Major, and HHP Ph.D.

Actions Taken:

1. Minutes of Mar. 29, 1999, approved as modified: "International Perspectives Requirement" under item 3.

2. S99-14 Continued offering of HDFS 371X, Communication Skill Development, and HDFS 465X, Advanced Human Communication
Processes. They have already been offered three times and were not added to the 1999-2001 catalog. (Our experimental course
policy requires notification of the FSCC and approval.)

GP moved, RD seconded: "That the FSCC approve the continued listing of HDFS 371X and HDFS 465X as 'X' courses." Approved w/o dissent.

With regard to the "Policies and Procedures Governing Experimental Courses, JVA moved, RD seconded: "That the Document and its Addendum be approved for distribution with the following changes to be incorporated: Page 1, delete the sentence "Exceptions to this regulation can be granted only by the FSCC"; Page 2, in the 'Limits' after the word 'recommendation' add the phrase: "and obtain FSCC approval", and delete the second to last sentence in the : "If approved . . . Senate."; Addendum page: delete the text in the grey box." Approved w/o dissent.

3. S99-9 Should there be a limit on the number of co- or cross-listings for one course? (There is a problem tracking these by
the Registrar's computer system.)

LD and CH reported that this was no longer a problem because in the new catalog cycle, the number of courses with more than 5 co- or cross-listings has been greatly reduced, and can be managed by staff review. Delete from further consideration.

Continuing Agenda Items for next meeting:

1. S99-13 New form for proposal to add U.S. Diversity and/or International Perspectives Courses to the "list". (distributed
at the March 22 meeting) I (KK) would suggest that the number of credits of the course be on the form.

The FSCC suggested the following changes: a) incorporate the "credits" on the form; b) modify the signature box in the lower part of the form to accommodate three co- or cross-listing departments; c) insert a sentence to the effect that after FSCC approval, the course(s) will be added to the official course list on the web. Return with revised form for final approval at next meeting.

***Prior to the commencement of the meeting, there was discussion and agreement reached (LD, CH, KK, GP, JC) that the course list for US Div & International Perspectives requirements ought to be listed under 'courses' and/or 'programs' to facilitate easier access.

2. S99-15 New Program Approval Procedures. Now that we have approved a number of new programs, I suggest we review the
"procedures" and the information that we request - should any changes to made to the "Basic Information" section? Should there
be a specific request for a student outcomes statement? (The attachment "new programs.doc is a Word 6 (3 pages) version of
what is currently on the Provost's web page.)

Best of my recollection; for distribution, review and comment,

Gregory Palermo


April 12, 1999 (approved April 19)

Attending: Ken Kruempel, Dean Ulrichson, Joe Colletti, Harold Smith for John Van Ast, Laura Doering, Ed Powell, Howard Shapiro, Rick Dark, Ken Platt

1. Minutes of the April 5, 1999 meeting were approved.
2. Senate actions to be taken on 4/13 were announced. The BCB proposal is now on the web.

3. S99-13 The new form for proposal of new D/IP courses was approved with minor modifications. This form will be posted on the web and mailed to appropriate persons.

4. S99-15 New program approval procedures. The objectives of proposed programs should include words about outcomes assessment. More stress is needed on letters from other Regents institutions and from related departments at ISU regarding lack of objection or support. Perhaps add item 11 requiring letters of support from related programs or students. Discussion to be continued.

5. S99-16 Discussion of the rules regarding class hours and credits. The discussion related to the demands on student time that could be scheduled for a given number of credits and the demands on classroom space. A class listed as (3-2) Cr. 4 is ok if the 2 hours are 'lab time' with no new material introduced and only one preparation time whereas two one-hour recitation sections would not be acceptable. The means for monitoring this are probably not adequate but no alternatives were offered.

6. Other business. We will have discussion of class meeting schedules and a new item on Comm Studies.


Meeting adjourned 3:00 p.m.
D. Ulrichson


April 19, 1999 (approved April 26)

Attending: Joe Colletti, Rick Dark, Char Hulsebus, Ken Kruempel (Chair), Gregory Palermo, Ed Powell, Howard Shapiro, John VanAst. Visitors: John Eighney and Mark Redmond

1. Minutes of April 12, 1999 meeting were approved.

2. Announcements: The Communications Task Force will hold its first meeting on April 23. The task force chair is working to establish a regular meeting time schedule.

3. The proposal for a new major in Communications Studies (B.A. degree) was presented to the committee (Professors John Eighney and Mark Redmond served as resource people for the proposal discussion). Student now take courses in this area as an option under the Speech Communications cross-disciplinary major. This speech major will continue to exist, but the Communications Studies option will be eliminated under the proposal. Professors' Eighney and Redmond received feedback on the proposal and suggestions for revision.

Palermo moved, VanAst seconded, acceptance of the proposed new major in Communication Studies and elimination of the Communications Studies option under the existing Speech Communications major with the condition that the proposal be revised to include the Regents questions and several missing ISU question items. The revised proposal must be brought back to the committee to review before it can go forward. Motion passed.

4. Out of meeting time: remaining topics on agenda will be carried over to the next meeting (April 26, same time and place).

Respectively submitted,

Rick Dark

April 26, 1999

Attending: Joe Colletti, Rick Dark, Char Hulsebus, Ken Kruempel (Chair), Ed Powell, Howard Shapiro, John VanAst, Mary Jane Oakland, Ken Platt and Darryl Trulin. Visitor: Mark Redmond

1. Minutes of April 19, 1999 meeting were approved following spelling correction of John Eighmey's name

2. Announcements: Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday 4 May. Senators will vote on the following programs: a) Reorganization of the Animal Science graduate majors, b) Interdepartmental graduate major in bioinformatics and computational biology, and c) Change in name of M.S. major in College of Business to "Business".

3. SS99-15 New Program Approval Procedures
Moved and seconded to approve changes as stated in Agenda of 26 April 99.

Change the last sentence in the Introduction: If the proposal is to establish an advanced degree, see the "Graduate College Review" section.

Change item 5: Objectives of the proposed program including the student learning outcomes.

Add an item 11 to read;
11. Attach to the program proposal letters of support, recommendations, and statements when appropriate:
a. from programs at the other Regents universities
b. from programs and departments at ISU which are associated with the proposed program or have an interest in the proposed program
c. from each step in the Review Process:
1. Departmental/Interdepartmental Review
2. Academic College Review
3. Graduate College Review
4. University Review

Motion passed - 9 Yes, 0 No

4. S99-18 Fall 1999 Honors seminars proposed for US Diversity and for International Perspectives

The following honors courses were discussed with respect to credit for international perspectives:
HON 321G "Manly" women in medieval Spain: Queens, nuns and transvestites
HON 321G Architecture and art of St Petersburg
HON 321P Cleopatra: Life and Legend
HON 321U Non-verbal communication in international business
HON 321X France today

The following course was discussed with respect to credit for US diversity:
HON 321J An invitation to Asian American: Culture and community

Moved and seconded to accept - Motion passed 8 Yes 1 No

5. S99-17 Proposal for a major in Communication Studies - continuation from 19 April 99 meeting
Moved and seconded program be accepted and reference to 2.0 grade requirement per course be deleted from the proposal. Motion passed 9 Yes, 0 No

6. Discussion of the course Human Development and Family Studies 270X. Currently proposed title - "Family Diversity across Cultures" Challenges of the Third Millennium" suitability to meet criteria for international perspectives and US diversity.

Moved /seconded to accept the course as suitable to meet requirements for both international perspectives and for US diversity. Motion passed 9 Yes, 1 No.

Respectively submitted,
Ken Platt


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