Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

March 8, 2005


Members Present:         Cherne, Frye, Glass, Hunt, Kelly, Miller, Baggett, Kastantin

Members Absent:         Anderson, Bui

Consultants:                  Burkhardt, Dittman, Herling, E. Johnson, Bakkum, Schumacher

Guests:                         Gendreau, Von Ruden, Banter (WWTC), Martinez, Ketelhut


1.      M/S/P to approve minutes of 2/22 meeting.


2.      Second Reading: None


3.      First Reading:

Proposal  #37

Biology Major: Aquatic Science Concentration, move BIO 307, Ecology, from elective to required, effective fall 2005, not retroactive.


M/S/P to waive the second reading and approve proposal


            Proposal #38

C-S 222, COBOL Programming, Delete course.


Computer Science Major-Emphasis in Computer Engineering Technology, new submajor degree completion program agreement with WWTC.


Computer Science Major – Concentration in Electrical Engineering Technology (Students must have completed Associate in Applied Science Degree requirement for Electrical Engineering Technology from Western Wisconsin Technical College (WWTC) with a grade point average of a 3.0 or above.) –37 credits including C-S 120 or Java I (WWTC-107-153), 220 or Java II (WWTC-107-181), 340, 341, 370, 441, 455, and 471.  The 37 credits must include no less than 27 credits of 300-level and 400-level courses.  PSY 335, MTH 317 and/or MTH 371 may be used as part of the 37-credit major.  Visual Basic I (WWTC-804-180) may be completed at WWTC in place of C-S 224.  MTH 207, 208 and 225 must be taken; the MTH 207 and 208 requirements are fulfilled by completing Calculus I (WWTC-804-180) and Calculus II (WWTC-804-181). No more than 4 credits of internship (CEI) course work can be counted toward this program.  Students completing this program are not subject to the College of Science and Allied Health core requirement for an academic minor or 18 credits of course work at the 300 or 400 level outside the major.


This new program is open only to students who have completed the AAS degree in electrical engineering, or the future computer engineering technology program. The transfer work is based on the cumulative course experience from the WWTC program even though specific equivalencies are identified. WWTC has a similar agreement with the Milwaukee School of Engineering, which involves 3-4 students per year. If a student changes their major once they enroll at UWL, all courses are re-evaluated on a course-by-course basis and many of them will not be accepted. A total of 59 WWTC credits (4 semesters) will transfer plus a student will enroll in a minimum of 66 credits at UWL (4 semesters) to complete a bachelor’s degree. The transfer credits are a combination of Gen Ed, electives, prerequisites, and major courses.  Once this submajor has gone through the campus approval process, it will be submitted to UW System for special approval as a 2+2(UW/WTCS) completion program.


M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposal.


Proposal #39

ESS 205 Human Anatomy, 3 cr. and ESS 206, 3 cr. revise prereq to MIC 100 or BIO 103 or BIO 105


M/S/P to waive the second reading and approve proposal


As a result of this change, ESS dept. requests that program prerequisites be expanded to include MIC 100 as an option. M/S/P to approve.


4.      Consent Agenda:

Deleted Courses (resulting from changing to new curriculum)

      P-T 422 Physiology

      P-T 423 Kinesiology and biomechanics of Normal and Abnormal Movement

      P-T 424 Physiology Regulation of Exertion and Disease

      P-T 425 Neuroanatomy

      P-T 431 Basic Handling in Patient Care

      P-T 441 Communication and Interpersonal Skills

      P-T 449 Physical Therapy Practice

      P-T 461 Applied Anatomical Assessment

P-T 462 Scientific and Clinical Foundation for Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions


M/S/P to approve deletions


5.      Old Business:  None


6.      New Business:  Schumacher requested committee members to consider what changes they would like to see on the LX forms if made accessible on-line. A discussion ensued about the role of the UCC—a curriculum body or an editing group—and what information would be significant in curriculum review.


7.      Meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.  Next meeting will be Tuesday, March 22, 2005.


Diane Schumacher

UCC Secretary