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Minutes: February 11, 2016

 

1. Minutes from December 3, 2015, were approved as written.

2. Postings

The following courses were discussed and approved by the UGC with minor revisions:

ARCH 330 – Archaeology of Bronze Age Greece (Change: Course Number, Formal Title, Transcript Title & Description) – REVISED – The UGC approved the course pending the department changes the number since it is not available.

MCS 144 – Professional Communication and Development (New)

NAVY 100 – Introduction to Naval Science(New)

NAVY 101 – Sea Power and Maritime Affairs (New)

NAVY 105 – Naval Science Leadership Lab (New) Fitness Report – The UGC approved the course pending the following: Add line to the course description saying “Departmental permission required” and remove “Permission of instructor required” from the prerequisite box. REVISED

NAVY 200 – Leadership and Management (New) – Add NAV 100 and NAV 101 as recommended courses and add a line to the course description saying “Departmental permission required”. REVISED

NAVY 201 – Navigation (New) – Add NAV 100 and NAV 101 as recommended courses and add a line to the course description saying “Departmental permission required”. REVISED

NAVY 300 – Naval Ship Systems I (Engineering) (New) – Move  MATH 151 & 152 with a C or better and PHYS 121 with C or better or concurrent registration to prerequisites. Add line a to the course description saying “Departmental permission required”. REVISED

NAVY 301 – Naval Ship Systems II (Weapons) (New) – Move  MATH 151 & 152 with a C or better and PHYS 121 with C or better or concurrent registration to prerequisites. Add a line to the course description saying “Departmental permission required”. REVISED

NAVY 302 – Evolution of Warfare (New) – Add a line to the course description saying “Departmental permission required” and change to NOT repeatable. REVISED

NAVY 400 – Naval Operations and Seamanship (New) – Change to NOT repeatable, add NAV 201 with C or better as prerequisite and add a line to the course description saying “Departmental permission required”. REVISED

NAVY 401 – Leadership and Ethics (New) – Add NAVY 200 with a C or better to prerequisites and add a line to the course description saying “Departmental permission required”. REVISED

NAVY 402 – Amphibious Warfare (New) – Add NAVY 302 with a C or better to prerequisites and add a line to the course description saying “Departmental permission required”. REVISED

PHIL 481 – Ancient Philosophy (Change: Title, Recommended Course Preparation, Prerequisite & Description) – REVISED

Writing Intensive Requirement Program Change (Program Change)

POLI 372 – Understanding Transitioning Nations: Study Abroad in Poland (New) – REVISED

3. Courses that will be reviewed at 2/18/16 meeting:

ARCH 325 – Life and Death in Pompeii (New)

BIOL 487 – Medical Case Studies (New)

EHS 102 – Emergency Medical Responder (New)

GCSP 301 (or ENES 301) – Grand Challenges Orientation Seminar (New)

HAPP 350 – Public Health Ethics (New)

IS 471 – Data Analytics for Cybersecurity (New)

IS 472 – Software Security (New)

IS 478 – Cybersecurity Internship (New)

IS 479 – Cybersecurity Project (New)

MATH 426 – Mathematical Software Packages: MATLAB (Change: Title, Transcript Title, Prerequisite & Description)

STAT 432 – Statistical Computer Packages and Their Applications: SAS and R (Change: Title, Transcript, Prerequisite & Description)

MLLI – Minor in Arabic Language and Culture (Program Change)

MUSC 321 – Music History I (Change: Prerequisite)

MUSC 380 – Introduction to Conducting (Change: Prerequisite)

MUSC 480 – Topics in Music, Art, and Society (Change: Prerequisite)

SOWK 240 – Information Technology in Social Work (Change: Title & Description)

SOWK 397 ‐ Social Work Methods I: Introduction to Practice (Change: Title & Description)

Social Work Minor (Program Change)

ART 341 – Introduction to Animation (Change: Description)

ART 384 – Introduction to 3D Computer Animation (Change: Title, Prerequisite & Description)

ART 387 – Expression in Time and Motion (Change: Title, Prerequisite & Description)

ART447 – Special Effects and Motion & Graphics (Change: Title)

ART 484 – Advanced 3D Computer Animation (Change: Title & Prerequisite)

ART 486 – Advanced Interactive Media (Change: Title, Prerequisite & Description)

ART 487 – Experimental Interfaces (Change: Title, Transcript Title, Prerequisite, Repeatable, Max. Total Credits & Description)

ART 488 – Advanced Topics in Animation and Interactive Art (Change: Title & Prerequisite)

ART 489 – Senior Projects (Change: Prerequisite)

Visual Arts Animation Concentration BA (Program Change)

Visual Arts Animation Concentration BFA (Program Change)

4. Policy and Procedural Updates

The Proposed Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree Completion Policy was shared with the UGC for feedback. Other than one minor grammar suggestion, the proposed policy received the support of the UGC to move forward in the vetting process.

5. Tabled Postings

The UGC discussed and tabled the following courses on 2/11/16:

EDUC 412M – Introduction to Middle Level Teaching and Learning (New) – The UGC needs the following items answered by the department: When you asked for departmental permission, was it your intention for that to be built into the SA system so that each students must contact you before registering for the course? If yes, the department needs to remove the statement “Department Consent Required” from the prerequisite box and add “Departmental Permission required” to the course description.

EDUC 430 – Integrated STEM Content and Pedagogy (New) – The UGC tabled the course for the following reasons: EDUC 430 is already in the catalogue and can’t be used but EDUC 431 is available and the transcript title has too characters. The department needs to suggest an alternative that is less than or equal to 30 characters (including spaces).

EDUC 454 – Phase I Internship Seminar for Middle School STEM Teachers (New) – The UGC tabled the course because of prerequisites and co-requisties. The department needs to clarify what they need.

EDUC 466 – School, Family, and Community Partnerships for Middle Grades STEM Success (New) – The UGC tabled the course because all 300 and 400 level classes must have at least recommended course preparation, if not prerequisites.

MUSC 252 – Music in Wartime (New) – revised – The UGC tabled the course because the Registrar cannot build the prerequisites as the department has written them and the UGC had trouble discerning the logic (why 100 level Sociology, but not Anthropology, for example). Also, in the syllabus, the department noted that the course has AH designation. Just a reminder, until the course has been approved first by the UGC and then by the GEP committee, you cannot claim that on the syllabus.

PSYC 444 – Psychology of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (New) – The UGC needs the syllabus to contain information for asessing various assignments along with percentages. They also need for the department to clarify either with parentheses or a clearer use of “and” and “or.”

The UGC discussed and tabled the following courses on 12/3/15:

PHIL 345 – Philosophy of Language (Change: Prerequisite, Repeatable & Description) – The UGC is unclear if grading changes are meant to include p/f or not.

PHIL 454 – Animals and the Environment: Moral Theory and its Application (Change: Course Number, Formal Title, Prerequisite & Description) – revised 454 – The UGC would like to know if the department is changing the transcript title too.

PHIL 399 – Topics in Philosophy (Change: Prerequisite & Description) – revised – The UGC needs to know how many credits can be taken and the department needs to include the number of times the class can be taken in catalogue description.

PHIL 399b – Topics in Philosophy (Change: Course Number, Prerequisite & Description) – revised – The UGC needs to know how many credits can be taken and the department needs to include the number of times the class can be taken in catalogue description.

PHIL 498 – Advanced Topics in Philosophy (Change: Recommended Course Preparation, Prerequisite & Description) – revised – The UGC needs to know how many credits can be taken and the department needs to include the number of times the class can be taken in catalogue description.

PHIL 499 – Advanced Topics in Philosophy (Change: Recommended Course Preparation, Prerequisite & Description) – revised – The UGC needs to know how many credits can be taken and the department needs to include the number of times the class can be taken in catalogue description.

The UGC is still waiting for departments to address the tabled postings listed belows:

ART 461 – Advance Photographic Compositing (New) The UGC tabled the course because all 400 level courses need at least recommended or prerequisite listed. Also, from the syllabus is was not clear what the assignments in the class consist of or how they will be graded. The department has been requested to indicate which assignments are written, which are visual, and how they will be assessed.

ART462 – Entrepreneurial Practices in Photography (New) – The UGC tabled the course because it was not happy with the prerequisites or the determination that students must be juniors or seniors to take the class. Since some students use AP credits and come in with 45 credits, it is better for departments to mandate students take certain classes. Also, the Registrar’s Office can not use “300” or “400” level classes in any discipline as a prerequisite. The UGC suggested to the department that they build “junior or senior standing” into the schedule of classes and add a “reserve capacity,” thereby determining that a certain number (or all) seats must be reserved for juniors or seniors. This can be changed by the department, and thus does not have to come through the UGC. Finally, the UGC would like to know what the “team assignments” are and how will the instructor assess them?

VART Photography Concentration BA Program Change (Program Change) – The UGC tabled the two program changes because ART 461 and ART 462 were listed in both.

VART Photography Concentration BFA Program Change (Program Change)

POLI 468 – Disaster Politics (New) – Revised – The UGC tabled the course because there is no breakdown of how the assignments are weighted. The department mentions a “heavy emphasis on discussion,” but provide no sense of how you will measure and assess that participation. The UGC would like for the department to add a section to the syllabus that explains the various components of the students’ grades and how they will be weighted and assessed. Also, it is our understanding that every 400-level POLI class should have a significant writing component, but you mention only a midterm and final. How will you incorporate the writing?

POLI 476 – State and Societal Transition in Post-Communist Europe: Study Abroad in Poland (New)