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Minutes: September 17, 2015

 

1. Introduction of Committee Members

Dr. Worchesky welcomed the new committee members to the Undergraduate Council.

2. Minutes from April 23, 2015 were approved as written.

3. Other Business

Dr. Worchesky explained to new members how the UGC operates. He also explained how the UGC processed Academic Program Reviews and Year Three Reviews.

4. Election of UGC Chair

Dr. Worchesky discussed the nomination of the Chair. The UGC voted unanimously for Dr. Susan McDonough to serve as the new UGC Chair.

5. Postings

The following postings were discussed and approved:

ART 319 – Space and Place in Public Art & Urbanism (New)

MUSC 333 – Race and Jazz (New) – revised posting

BIOL 305L – Comparative Animal Physiology Laboratory (Change: Title, Transcript Title, Recommended Course Preparation, Prerequisite & Description

BIOL 451- Neurobiology (Change: Prerequisite & Description)

BIOL 454 – Vision Science (Change: Prerequisite)

BIOL 457 – Physiology of Marine and Estuarine Animals (Change:Prerequisite)

BIOL Program Change – Biology Care (Program Change)

HIST 343 – Democratizing America, 1815-1850 (Change: Title, Transcript Title & Description)

HIST 414 – Historic Preservation (New)

HIST 418 – The American House (New)

ANTH 322 – Forensic Anthropology (Change: Prerequisite)

Asian Studies (Program Change)

SPAN 331 – The Structure of Spanish (Change: Description)

PYSC Program Change – Certificate in Psychology of the Worksplace (Program Change)

6. The following postings were tabled and need departments to submit additional information:

The UGC discussed and tabled the following courses from 9/17/2015 meeting:

BIOL 490 – Chemical Communication and Brain Disorders (New) – The UGC tabled the course because there seems to be a problem with the required short papers (10) and the number found in the schedule of classes (4). The UGC was also concerned that the workload was light for a 400-level class.

POLI 372 – Understanding Transitioning Nations: Study Abroad in Poland (New) – The UGC requested that the department updated the course proposal and receive support from the Study Aboard Program.

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

The UGC discussed and tabled the following courses from 4/23/2015 meeting:

ART 339 – Design Thinking for the Social Entrepreneur (New) – The UGC tabled the course because it was not clear why the department selected ENGL 110.

ART 355 – The Dao of Intermedia (New) – The UGC tabled the course because it was not clear if the department intended to combined or cross-list the course because both were used in the proposal. The UGC stated that the description is not clear and it suggest that the final sentence be dropped. They suggested the department consider re-writing the description. Also, the department needs to state it the prerequisite will be C or better.

ASIA 330 – The Dao of Intermedia (New) – The UGC tabled the course because it was not clear if the department intended to combined or cross-list the course because both were used in the proposal. The UGC stated that the description is not clear and it suggest that the final sentence be dropped. They suggested the department consider re-writing the description. Also, the department needs to state it the prerequisite will be C or better.

Print Media (BA Visual Art) (Program Change) – Tabled pending outcome of ART 355/ASIA 330.

Print Media (BFA Visual Art) (Program Change) – Tabled pending outcome of ART 355/ASIA 330.

Print Media Program Change for Minor (Program Change) – Tabled pending outcome of ART 355/ASIA 330.

7. Current Postings that will be discussed at our next meeting

POLI 468 – Disaster Politics (New) – To be reviewed at the following following meeting.

8. Postings removed from Tabled list by the Department

Visual Arts – Art History course offerings in the Visual Arts Core for Art History & Museum Studies Majors (Program Change)

Visual Arts – Art History and Museum Studies Minor Requirements (Program Change)

Visual Arts – Art History course offerings in the Visual Arts Core for all Studio Concentration Majors (Program Change)

SOWK 398 – Introduction to Peer Health Education (New)

SOWK 399 – Advanced Peer Health Education (New)