UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

November 8, 2005

 

 

Members Present:                Angell, Kastantin, McDougal, Miller, Socha, Wycoff-horn

Members Absent:                Baggett (exc), Frye (exc), Kohl (exc), Wood (exc)

Consultants:                         Burkhardt, Dittman, Johnson, Schumacher

Guests:                                  Ardovino, Fisher, Murray, Navar, Rodrick, Senger, Swanson, Waddell

 

1.             M/S/P to approve minutes of October 25, 2005.

 

2.             Second Readings:  None

 

3.             First Readings:


Proposal #1

CST 310, Debate, title changed from Argumentation and Debate I, 3 credits.

                CST 410, Argumentation, title changed from Argumentation and Debate II, 3 credits. Examines elements and strategies of argumentation. Focuses on evidence, reasoning, refutation, fallacies, strategies, and methods of      argument analysis. Practice in individual and group argumentation, including parliamentary procedure.   Prerequisite: CST 110 and junior standing, (changed from CST 310).

 

A question was raised about a 400 level course with only CST 110 as prerequisite. Presenter acknowledged that that could be addressed when department goes through curriculum review in the near future.  M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposal (vote 4-1-1)

 

Proposal #2

RTH 216, Skiing Techniques for Persons with Physical and Visual Impairments, course deletion.

                RTH 217, Organization and Coaching in Special Olympics, course deletion.

RTH 218, Program Development in Special Olympics, course deletion.

RTH 265, Practical Considerations in Therapeutic Recreation, course deletion.

 

M/S/P to waive second reading and approve course deletions.

 

        REC 107, new course, True North Adventure Orientation, 1 credit, effective Summer 2006.

        “True north” introduces students to the ideas of exploring the context and meaning of their lives as a foundation to understanding where they are now, where they want to go, and how they will get there as college students. This course is designed for undeclared incoming first year students, and focuses on introducing students to UWL policies, requirements, academic standards, resources and the social culture of the university. Students will also develop individualized student plan for exploring careers and majors. Students will also learn the fundamental skills associated with wilderness “leave no trace” camping and/or other outdoor activities and relate how the strategies they use in their adventure can also be utilized to overcome the challenges they will encounter as undeclared first year college students. This is a field trip experiential program. Examples of activities might include but not be limited to: backpacking, canoeing, bicycle touring, rock climbing, kayaking, winter camping, cross country skiing (depending on time of year course is offered). Restricted to undeclared first year students.

 

Course is a partnership between Academic Advising Center and RMTR department. Questions were raised about:

 1) academic content  2)grading  3)logistics—summer /fall course  4)How does this differ from UWL 100? 5) Why

limit to undecided students?            

 

        Recreation Management Major – 56 credits, changed from 53 credits. Core requirements: REC 100, REC 150, 200, 300, 302, 304, 305, 320, 340, 400, 401, 402, 420, 449, 450; RTH 325. Electives: 3 credits required: Choose from REC 105, 202, 375, 380, 381; RTH 474. Interdisciplinary requirements - 22 credits: ENV 201 or GEO 200, POL 102, C-S 101, PSY 212, ECO 110, ENG 307, ACC 221 or 235, MTH 145. All majors in recreation management must pass all required REC and RTH courses with a grade of “C” or better. All majors, prior to enrollment in REC 449, also must complete the 25-hour underclass pre-professional experience requirement and the junior-level 50 hour experience requirement. These are non-class field experiences at recreation management agencies, effective Summer 2006.

  

        Recreation Management Minor – 19 credits including REC 100, REC 150, 200, 300, 302; RTH 325; five credits of electives chosen from REC 105, 202, 205, 207, 304, 305, 306, 320, 340, 375, 380, 381, 400, 402, 402, 403, 420, 430, 491, 495, 497, 499; RTH 462. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 or greater to enter the program, effective Summer 2006.

 

        Recreation Management Minor for Therapeutic Recreation Majors – 19 credits including REC 100, REC 150,

                200, 302, 320, 401. Four credits of electives chosen from REC 105, 202, 205, 207, 300, 304, 305, 306, 340,  375, 380, 381, 400, 402, 403, 404, 420, 430,
                491, 497, 499; RTH 462. Students must have a minimum GPA of

                2.50 or greater to enter the program, effective Summer 2006.

               

        REC 105, Multicultural Recreation and Cultural Competency, new course, 3 credits, effective Spring 2007.

        This course involves examination of past and present play, recreation, and leisure of racial/ethnic minorities in America. The course will introduce students to some of the critical issues impacting the multicultural recreation experience. Knowledge and leadership skills needed for cultural competence in leisure service delivery will be examined.

               

        REC 150, Foundations of Recreation, 3 credits. Change number from REC 100, effective Fall 2006.

 

        REC 450, Internship, 15 credits, changed from 12 credits. Prerequisites: add ‘and approved student internship agreement.’

 

There was discussion on 2 points: 1) a full-time internship that is 15 weeks should be 15 credits (there was

confusion about length of internship); 2) notification of C-S dept. about eliminating C-S 101 in major. C-S Chair

Senger informed the committee he had just heard of the change a few hours prior to the meeting and while he did

not have an opinion about the change; he wanted to assure the REC dept. and UCC that the course covers

important, timely topics (sometimes a perception that content is outdated).

 

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

               

Inclusive Recreation Minor, 21 credits, new program, effective Fall 2006.

 

Minor needs to be approved through Academic Planning Committee prior to UCC. There will be a second reading.

 

        RTH 400/500, Child Life Theory and Practice, 3 credits, new course, effective Spring 2006.

        This course introduces future certified child life specialists and others to theories and techniques of providing services to reduce anxiety of children and families in hospitals and alternative settings. This course develops understanding and affirmation of the values of supporting individual development, family-centered care, play, therapeutic relationships, developmentally appropriate communication, professional collaboration, defined clinical competencies, and research findings that examine the practice of child life. Prerequisite: PSY 210 or 212 or CYC 210.

       

        RTH 401/501, Child Life Facilitation of Psychosocial Support, 2 credits, new course, effective J Term 2006.

        This course introduces future certified child life specialists and others to providing psychosocial support and intervention techniques that help children and families cope with stress from hospitalization or life events that disrupt normal development. Techniques for using play, recreation, creative arts modalities, and supportive activities including volunteer provision are explored. Prerequisite: PSY 210 or 212 or CYC 210.

 

Child life support is a new field within the therapeutic recreation profession.

 

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

 

New business: November 22nd meeting is canceled. Next meeting is November 29th.

 

Meeting adjourned 5:50 p.m.

 

Submitted by,

Diane Schumacher