Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes
February 25, 2003

Members Present:  Ronald Glass, Donald Socha , Terence Kelly, Stephen Mc Dougal, Robert Klindworth, Adrienne Loh, Andrew Matchett, Dean Wilder, Brian Finnigan, Kenny Hunt, Joseph Kastantin, Nick Osborne

Members Absent:  Travis McBride, Mary Heim, Jamie Lee Bergum

Consultants:  Emily Johnson, Amelia Dittman, Carla Burkhardt, Chris Bakkum, R. Daniel Duquette, Diane Schumacher, John Jax

Guests:  Kathryn Hollon, Stephanie Eberhart, George Arimond, Sandy Keller, Jan Von Ruden, Delores Heiden, Pam Rodgers, Georges Cravins, Philip Reeder

1.         M/S/P to approve minutes of February 11, 2003.

2.         Second Readings: None

3.         First Readings:

Proposal #32, Health Education and Health Promotion: Community Health Education and School Health Education, Departmental Policy

3. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all required health education courses and the following courses: BIO 103 or 105; CHM 100 or 103; HPR 105; ESS 205/206 or BIO 312/313.

Community Health Education Major (Health Education and Science and Allied Health) – 55 credits in health education and community health education, including HED 205, 335, 408, 469, 472, 473, 474; CHE 240, 340, 350, 440, 441, 491, and 498. Interdisciplinary requirements: C-S 101; CST 250; HPR 105; and ESS 205, 206 or BIO 312, 313. An additional nine credits in health education, community health education, or school health education at the 300/400 level are to be selected under advisement for exploration and competency development. (BIO 103 or 105, CHM 100 or 103 are prerequisites for the major.)

School Health Education Major (Teacher Certification programs) – 53-55 credits in health education and school health education, including HED 205, 335, 345, 408, 409, 439, 469, 472, 474; SHE 210, 252, 310, 312, 402, 403 or 404, 410; Interdisciplinary requirements: HPR 105; BIO 103 or 105; ESS 205, 206 or BIO 312, 313; PSY 310, 370; RDG 328, 432; EFN 205; C-I 492, ERS 100 or HIS 306 or W-S 230 or SOC 225; plus 3-5 elective credits in HED, SHE or CHE.

School Health Education Minor (Teacher Certification programs) – 36 credits in health education and school health education, including HED 205, 335, 345, 469, 472, 474; SHE 210, 252, 310, 402, 403 or 404, 410; interdisciplinary requirements: HPR 105; BIO 103 or 105; RDG 328, 432; EFN 205; C-I 492.

The only change is to add HPR 105 as a requirement in all of the health education programs.  M/S/P to approve the proposal on the first reading.

Proposal #34, Associate Degree, degree requirements, effective Fall 2003.

   Associate Degree

Candidates for the associate degree must complete the following:

1.      Earn at least 60 credits applicable to a bachelor’s degree at UW-L. (At least 15 credits must be earned at  UW-L.)

2.      Achieve a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.

3.       Earn a minimum of 13 credits of General Education Skills courses.

4.       Earn a minimum of 36 credits of General Education Liberal Studies courses.

5.      Complete one two-semester sequence of courses.

6.       Meet all specific associate degree course requirements (refer to General Education requirements on page ___) or see the Assistant to the Dean in any of the Colleges for specific course requirements or request an Associate Degree SNAP report through the Office of Records and Registration.

7.       File an application for the associate degree with the Office of Records and Registration (117 Graff Main Hall).

8.      Remove all indebtedness to the university.


         (Proficiency tests are available in skills courses.  Contact appropriate department for information).

A.                 Literacy:  Tools for Skilled Communication (6 credits required).

B.                 Mathematical/Logical Systems and Foreign Languages: Tools for Structured Analysis and Communication
(Minimum of 7 credits required; a minimum of 3 credits must be taken in Mathematics from List 1)  

A.            Science:  Understanding the Natural World

(Minimum of 8 credits required.  One course must be a Natural Laboratory Science from List 1).

B.         International and Multicultural Studies/Self and Society

(Minimum of 9 credits required from two disciplines.  Must take at least one course from List 1, List 2 and List 3. Maximum 15 credits.)

C.                 Humanistic Studies and the Arts

(Minimum of 9 credits required.  One course must be a chosen from List 1. Two courses must be chosen from List 3 although no more than 6 credits may be chosen from List 3)

   D.        Minority Cultures/Multiracial Women's Studies/Integrated Studies

                       (Minimum of 3 credits required)

  E.         Health and Physical Well-Being

                     (Minimum of  3 credits required)



(One two-semester sequence required)


The registrar asked the CLS Core Curriculum Committee to review/ update the associate degree in order to bring it more in line with general education. The committee reviewed UW-L’s gen ed and System’s associate degree requirements and made the appropriate changes to our associate degree.  A draft was sent to all deans and department chairs to review more than once. Chairs were asked to submit courses for the “2-semester sequence”. Some UCC members asked about requiring only 15 resident credits; how the 2-semester sequence list was developed; and what the appropriate “home” is for the associate degree, recognizing that this is a campuswide program, not a CLS program. The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee requested the following: 1) provide written support from all deans and, 2) check with other campuses to see if they have minimum resident credit requirements. UCC needs to think about a recommendation about assigning associate degree oversight. All changes to the General Education Program will be automatically reflected, whenever possible, in the associate degree. This was the first reading.  There will be a second reading.


Proposal #35, REC 420/520, Commercial Recreation Management, prerequisite, effective Summer 2003.  Prerequisite: REC 320 and ACC 221 or ACC 235.

REC 200, Program Leadership of Recreation Activities, prerequisite, effective Summer 2003.  Prerequisite: REC 100 or concurrent enrollment.

M/S/P to approve the proposal on the first reading.

Proposal #36, ESC 101, Earth Environments, title, course description, effective Fall 2003.  Earth Environments concentrates on understanding the earth’s dynamic environments through the study of processes and physical and human interactions related to  its the lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. A scientific approach is used to examine fundamental concepts in earth and environmental science related to topics such as plate tectonics, landform development, atmospheric processes, global climate, and water resources, in order to provide an understanding of how the earth system functions and the human role in these phenomena. Lect. 3, Lab. 2.

 M/S/P to approve the proposal on the first reading.


Proposal #37, O-T 499, Independent Study, course description.

 Proposal not presented.


Proposal #38, EDM 317, Educational Media, course deletion, effective Fall 2003.


EDM 318, Educational Media-Materials Production, course deletion, effective Fall 2003.


EDM 319, Technology for Teaching and Learning, new course, 2 credits, effective Fall 2003.  The course is an introduction to the systematic planning of instructional technology. Course objectives include the selection, preparation, utilization of hardware and software, and evaluation. The course focuses on the basic principles of learning through technology integration into instruction with the use of multimedia, web development, instructional media, distance learning, Internet use and ethical, legal and social issues in technology. Prerequisite: junior standing. Offered online during the Summer, May term and J-term.


The department has worked through their student population in order to phase out EDM 317 and 318 to replace them with EDM 319.  Instead of 2 one-credit courses, EDM will offer 1 two-credit course.  The committee has requested the following from the department: 1) speak with the Computer Science department in regards to overlap; and 2) reword the second sentence in the course description.  This was the first reading.  There will be a second reading.


4.         Old Business: None


5.         New Business

   Steve Senger has requested that Andy Matchett attend the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, February 27, in order to present the criteria for evaluation of proposals.  Andy has explained to Steve that this document is not finalized and will give Faculty Senate a preliminary report.


The meeting adjourned at 5:28 p.m.  The next UCC meeting is March 11, 2003.

Diane L. Schumacher, UCC Secretary