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Curriculum Committee Meeting Minutes, March 11, 2016

April 8th, 2016

Curriculum Committee Minutes

FINAL

11 MAR 16

Virtual Meeting Present: Mylene Dressler, Michael Dutch (Recorder), Edwins Gwako (Chair), Martee Holt, Michele Malotky, Norma Middleton, Devon Murphy-Anderson, Karen Tinsley, Beth Rushing, Marc Williams

The chair shared three agenda items (two proposals and approval of minutes) and supporting materials via email on 09 MAR 16. The chair further offered that the committee could discuss/approve the agenda items either by email or face to face meeting Friday, March 11 effective 10:00 AM. The committee responded via email with unanimity in support of both proposals and approved the minutes from the 04 MAR meeting with minor modifications. Information on the proposals follow. Business proposed a “minor” change in its curriculum, asking that Accounting 311 Cost Accounting and Economics 221 Macroeconomics no longer be specifically required; however, both Acct 311 and Econ 221 would be listed among eight (8) courses, two (2) of which would be selected as required elective courses for the major. The number of required courses (14) and hours (56) for the Business Administration major would remain exactly the same. The proposed effective date for these changes was Fall, 2016. The committee approved this proposal with the suggestion that the catalog language for BUS 120, Introduction to Business, be reviewed by the department. ACTION: Michael will inform the department of the approval.

The Education Studies Department proposed to make Elementary Education a Stand Alone Major. Currently, Elementary Education Candidates must have a second major in order to earn a AB in Elementary Education. This proposal does not affect any other Education Studies Programs, just Elementary Education. The committee approved the proposal with the specific instruction that the catalog be updated to explicitly explain and differentiate this degree from the department’s other majors which will continue to require a second major. ACTION:  Edwins will forward to the proposal to Clerk’s.

Curriculum Committee Meeting Minutes, March 3, 2016

April 8th, 2016

Curriculum Committee Minutes

Final

March 4, 2016

Present: Mylene Dressler, Michael Dutch, Edwins Gwako (Chair), Martee Holt, Norma Middleton (Recorder), Devon Murphy-Anderson, Beth Rushing, Marc Williams Regrets: Michele Malotky, Karen Tinsley

  1. Meeting opened at 10:00am with a moment of silence.
  2. Minutes from February 26 were approved.
  3. APPROVED REL 237 Jesus in Film and Pop Culture was approved to satisfy the Humanities general education requirement. Action Step: Mylene will communicate this approval to Jill Peterfeso
  4. Guilford will no longer advertise Political Science as an evening major. However, Guilford will continue supporting currently enrolled students planning to complete the Political Science major in the evening. Action Step: Beth will communicate this decision to Maria Amado, Department Chair of Political Science.
  5. The meeting closed at 10:32am with a moment of silence

Curriculum Committee minutes, February 26, 2016

March 4th, 2016

Curriculum Committee Minutes

Final

February 26, 2016

Present: Mylene Dressler, Michael Dutch, Edwins Gwako (Chair), Martee Holt, Michele Malotky, Norma Middleton, Devon Murphy-Anderson, Karen Tinsley (Recorder), Marc Williams

Regrets: Beth Rushing

  1. Minutes from Feb. 5, 2016 were approved.
  2. The request to change the course numbers for PSCI 365 Terrorism in America and PSCI 366 Global Terrorism to 200-level courses was approved.

Action Step: Martee will notify the Office of Enrollment of these changes

                      Norma will inform Maria Rosales and Robert Duncan of the approval and will make changes in the catalog.

  1. The request to lay down the PSCI evening major was discussed.  It was determined that additional information is needed before a decision is made:
  • The committee would like data and justification for the change
  • Has the department consulted with the office of enrollment to help assess the impact of this change?
  • Has the department consulted or gotten feedback from PSCI majors and minors?
  • Has any consideration been given to the impact of this change for other majors?
  • Has the department considered any strategies to bring in evening students?
  • What courses would still be offered in the evenings?

        Action Step:  Edwins will contact Maria Rosales to inform her of the request for additional information.

  1. Request for representative from Curriculum Committee to serve on J-term committee to assist with review J-term course proposals.

Michael Dutch agreed to serve as the representative.

          Action Step:  Edwins will inform Rob Whitnell.

  1. The meeting closed with a moment of silence.

            

 

Curriculum Committee Minutes, February 5, 2016

March 4th, 2016

Curriculum Committee Minutes

February 5, 2016

FINAL

Present: Mylene Dressler, Michael Dutch, Edwins Gwako (Chair), Martee Holt (Recorder), Norma Middleton, Devon Murphy-Anderson, Beth Rushing, Karen Tinsley, Marc Williams

1. Devon Murphy-Anderson was introduced. She has joined the committee as our traditional student representative.

2. The meeting opened at 10:02am with a moment of silence.

3. Approved minutes from the December 1, 2015 and December 8, 2015 meetings.

4. Meetings for Spring 2016 will be held from 10:00-11:00am in Founders, Room 210.

5. Discussed a request for approval to change the course number of PSCI 365 (Terrorism in America) to PSCI 265 and to change the course number of PSCI 366 (Global Terrorism) to PSCI 266. Action Step: Beth will have a discussion with the chair of the PSCI department before the committee moves forward with a decision.

6. Approved ENGL 250: The Other’s Guide to Italianita to meet the Humanities requirement. Action Item: Mylene will notify the department and instructor.

7. Approved HIST 250: Digital Mapping China’s Silk Road to meet the Intercultural requirement. Also approved (via email) to meet Humanities requirement. Note: In the future, courses proposed for January Term should receive approval to offer the course from the January Term Coordinator before requesting Curriculum Committee approval for general education attributes. Action Item: Mylene will notify the department and instructor.

8. Approved proposal for an M.S. in Criminal Justice. Action Item: Edwins will forward the proposal to Clerks.

9. The meeting closed at 10:56am with a moment of silence.

Curriculum Committee Minutes, December 1, 2015

February 5th, 2016

Curriculum Committee

FINAL MINUTES

December 1, 2015

In attendance: Mylène Dressler, Michael Dutch , Edwins Gwako (chair), Martee Holt, Michele Malotky, Norma Middleton, Marc Williams, Karen Tinsley (recorder)

Absent: Beth Rushing

  1. The meeting opened with a moment of silence.
  2. Art 250 The Art and Science of Clay proposal was approved. Action Step: Marc Williams will inform Charlie Tefft of the approval.
  3. The committee continued to edit and make modifications to Appendix G.
  4. Our next meeting will occur next semester. Action Step: Edwins will sent out a query about the best meeting times for next semester.
  5. The meeting closed with a moment of silence.

Curriculum Committee Minutes, December 8, 2015

February 5th, 2016

Curriculum Committee Minutes

December 08, 2015

In attendance: Mylène Dressler, Michael Dutch (recorder), Edwins Gwako (chair), Martee Holt, Michele Malotky, Marc Williams Absent: Karen Tinsley, Norma Middleton, Beth Rushing

1. The meeting opened at 1:05 PM with a moment of silence.

2. The minutes from November 17 were approved

3. The committee continued the discussion and modifications to “Appendix G.” ACTION- Mylène, on behalf of Edwins, will forward the modified document dated December 08, 2015 to Clerks.

4. A discussion of meeting time and length was conducted. The meeting for spring term is currently scheduled for Fridays 10:00-12:00. The length of the meeting will be revisited next term.

5. The meeting closed with a moment of silence at 1:58

Curriculum Committee Agenda, February 5th, 2016

February 5th, 2016

Curriculum Committee Agenda

February 5, 2016

(In the campus life office, Founders Hall Room 210—Beyond the WQFS radio station.)

1. Gathering and Moment of Silence (3 minutes)

2. Review and Approval of Minutes from December 1, 2015 (5 minutes)

3. Discussion/Finalization of (1hr vs 2 hrs) Meeting Time (3 minutes)

4. Discussion/approval of Duncan’s Request for Course Changes (5 minutes)

5. Discussion/Approval of ENGL 250: The Other’s Guide to Italianità—Humanities Attribute (10 minutes)

6. Discussion/Approval of MA in JC Proposal (25 minutes)

7. Discussion/Approval of REL/HIST 250 Digital Mapping Chaina’s…Intercultural & Humanities Attributes (15 minutes)

8. AOB (5 Minutes)

9. Closing Silence (2 minutes)

Edwins

Curriculum Committee Minutes, November 10, 2015

November 29th, 2015

Curriculum Committee-Minutes

FINAL

November 10, 2015

Present: Mylene Dressler, Michael Dutch, Edwins Gwako (Chair), Martee Holt, Norma Middleton, Michele Malotky (Recorder), Beth Rushing, Karen Tinsley, Marc Williams

  1. The meeting opened at 1:03 pm with a moment of silence.
  2. Approved minutes from the November 3, 2015 meeting with minor revisions.
  3. Sustainable Food Systems Proposal: There was continued discussion of the issues surrounding the SFS major proposal.
    1. In regard to procedures/protocol for proposing new majors, it was noted that the draft of the Faculty Handbook-Appendix G, which circulated through the committee this week, has not passed the corporate faculty and therefore, cannot be used to guide our decision…we are in uncharted territory.
    2. The major was recognized as potentially providing valuable contributions to the institution in regard to reflecting the institutions mission and core values, enhancing the utilization and potentials of the farm, providing community-based principled problem solving opportunities in an area recognized as a food desert and serving to recruit and retain students.
    3. Concerns remain regarding both staffing and the lack of syllabi that are required for the major. This major represents the first new major proposal in recent history where a program is submitted and reviewed that requires an area of teaching expertise not currently available at the college.  This presents a conundrum, as standard practice has required sample syllabi for all required courses for a proposed major that are not currently in the catalog.  Suggestions were made about how this major might move forward without prior course approval.
    4. A significant concern was raised about the uncertainty as to whether a full time hire would be possible. It is the committee’s understanding that staffing concerns are not the purview of the committee as they deliberate about a program, however it is difficult to uncouple these concerns given some of the current staffing issues across campus.
    5. After significant discussion, the SFS major was approved with the following conditions:
      1. Syllabi for the three required courses should be submitted to curriculum for approval within the first semester of being offered. They can be offered as a special topics course the first semester, but should apply for a permanent number before being offered again.
      2. A sunset clause that the program approval will expire if the program is not launched and the required position is not staffed within two years.
  • Recognition that the unusual circumstances surrounding approval of the major without normal documentation constitutes an exceptional case and should not be used as a precedent for future programming decisions without strong justification.
  1. The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 with a moment of silence.

 

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