Minutes: October 20, 2016

1. Approval of October 6, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Chair announced Yvette Mozie Ross, Simon Stacey, Ken Baron, and Dale Bittinger will be attending 11/3 UGC meeting to discuss programs already in place for introducing students to academic side of UMBC.

Simon Stacey will also join UGC meeting on 12/1 to discuss the AUDIT option

2. Assignment of APR reviews

Chair will send email out requesting volunteers for English and Political Science APR.

3.  Year Three Reviews

Chair presented YTRs from Chemistry and Biochemistry, IS, MLLI and PSYCH.  All have been approved by committee.

4. Current Postings approved

BIO415/615 – Systems Biology (New)

ENGL475 – Special Studies in Creative Writing (Course Change Form – description)

INDS Major Change – (Course Change Form – Multiple changes)

LING450 – Workshop in Applied Lingustics (Course Change Form – description)

POLI361 – Comparative Political Analysis (New)

POLI361 – Comparative Political Analysis (New) Syllabus

RUSS321 – The Russians’ World – I (New)

SOWK250 – Introduction to Social Work (New)

SOWK250 – Introduction to Social Work ( New) Syllabus

5.Tabled Courses/ Change in existing courses

INDS335 – Interdisciplinary Degree Plan Writing Seminar (Course Change Form – Catalog description)
  • Prereq of 330 – Is “C or better” requested?
    • Does the requestor intend to remove the prereq or did he/she check that by accident?  If yes, would the requestor want it “C or better”?
      • If no, please address in rationale.
    • For repeatability and grading method, please check left-most column.
RUSS322 – The Russians’ World – II (New)
  • The committee members were questioning the catalogue description – if the courses can be taken in either order, can 322 really be a continuation of 321?
    • Perhaps complimentary rather than contination?
  • Ask if requestor wants all 3 grading options
    • This will particularly be important when change to be a requirement for the major.
SOWK397 – Social Work Methods I: Introduction to Practice (Course Change Form – Prereqs)
  • Registrar can’t build prereqs as written
    • Either leave out “or other course # designated for new course introduction to Social Work” OR give list of current courses that would satisfy, knowing that if new ones are approved, will have to go through the UGC.