UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

September 12, 2006

 

 

Members Present:                Angell, Baggett, Kastantin, McDougal, Rolfhus, Socha, Wood, Zheng

Members Absent:                                Wycoff-Horn

Consultants Present:           Johnson, Burkhardt, Dittman, Keller, Bakkum, Schumacher                        

Guests:                                                   VonRuden, Senger, Gendreau, Periyasamy

 

  1. M/S/P to approve minutes of April 25,2006
  2. M/S/P to elect Diane Schumacher as secretary of committee
  3. M/S/P to elect Jeff Baggett as chair of committee
  4. First readings:

Five-Year Dual Degree—BS in computer science and MSE in software engineering, effective fall 2006.

The five-year dual degree BS/MSE program enables a UW-L student to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master of Software Engineering (MSE) degree in five years. Students in this dual degree program should complete C-S 120, 220, 270, 340, 370, 421, 441, 442, MTH 207, 208, 225, and 9 credits of 300 or 400 level C-S electives (excluding C-S 341) by the end of their junior year. During the senior year students should complete C-S 741, 743, 742, 546 and 3 or 6 graduate level MSE credits. In the fifth year students should complete C-S 744, 3 or 6 graduate level MSE electives, and the capstone project. C-S 546 and C-S 741 will count toward the 40 credit hours of computer science required for the B.S. degree.  C-S 742, 743, 744, 12 credits of 798 (capstone project), and 9 credits of MSE electives will fulfill the MSE requirements.

 

Students may be accepted into the dual degree program anytime before they have completed seventy-five undergraduate credits hours. Applicants for undergraduate admission to UWL may request admission into the dual degree program. In order to remain in the program students must maintain a 3.00 GPA. Award of the BS degree will occur upon completion of 120 credits, the C-S major requirements, the SAH college requirements, and the general university requirements. Students must have graduate student status before they enroll in C-S 742 (normally in the second semester of their senior year.) Award of the MSE degree will occur after the completion of the BS and MSE requirements.

 

Contact the Computer Science Department for application information. See the graduate catalog for more information about the MSE program.

 

Program is targeted toward very strong students; project 5-7 students/year. Six graduate level credits will count toward BS degree. Student will complete 40 credits for the BS C-S major; 30 credits for the MSE. Still needs approval of GCC and Grad Council.

 

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

 

Biology Major: Environmental Science Concentration—Move BIO 302 from required to elective; add 442 to elective list (inadvertently omitted), effective fall 2006, retroactive to all catalogs.

 

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

 

Management Major—change the word “track” to “emphasis”, effective summer 2006 for all student enrolled

                General Management and Technology Emphasis

Human Resources Emphasis

International Management Emphasis

 

Makes it consistent with other campus sub-program language.

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

 

  1. Second Readings:

Mathematics Minor with Education Emphasis, effective for all students entering fall 2005 and beyond.

The following 7 courses must be taken: MTH 2067, 208, 225, 309, 310, 331, 341 (added 310; increased credits to 28)

 

Department obtained Teacher Ed Governing council endorsement.

M/S/P to approve.

 

ART 308—Postponed until 9/26/06

 

  1. Consent agenda:

Delete all PAS undergraduate courses effective fall 2006.

 

PAS  is a masters level program; no need for UG courses.

M/S/P to approve.

 

  1. Old business:

The UCC 2005-06 final report was submitted this summer to the Senate; Faculty Senate will act on the recommendations at the Sept. 28 meeting.

 

  1. New business: Faculty Senate special charge to UCC:

A) “Respond to the recommendation from the General Education Committee about university-wide requirements for the B.S. and B.A. degrees. Please consult with the General Education Committee for their specific recommendation.”

 

“GEC recommends that all UWL students who complete a bachelor of science degree must complete two Core (Gen Ed) science courses from two different disciplines, one of which must be a lab science course.

 

GEC recommends that all UWL students completing a bachelor of arts degree complete a language through a 202 level. “

 

Emily Johnson explained the recommendation. It will impact the College of Business students primarily. Potentially it could give students more choice because programs that only offer the BS degree could also offer the BA degree. It was noted that some programs might not want to add the BS option for curricular reasons. .

 

Emily will inquire at System the requirements to add BA/BS to the program entitlement. Teri Thill has been asked to provide data regarding number of students who graduate with only one science course. She also will be asked to provide data on the number of business students who graduate with a 202 level language. Discussion will continue.

 

B) Chair Baggett asked the committee to consider identifying a primary reader for each proposal to ensure that each proposal is thoroughly reviewed prior to each meeting. He acknowledged that everyone should read everything, but this is a catalog year and anticipates a significant workload for the committee.

 

  1. General Education substitutions:

SAH: UW-Twin Cities,  PUBH 3004, Basic Concepts in Personal and Community Health for HPR 105

St. Mary’s University, SPA 445, Latin American Literature, for ENG 200

ENG 208 for lit requirement in Humanistic Studies

UW-Stout, ENG 102 Freshman English Reading and Writing for lit requirement in Humanistic Studies

 

  1. Meeting adjourned: 4:50 p.m. Next meeting is at 3:30, Tuesday, September 26, 2006 in 325 GMH.

 

Submitted by Diane Schumacher, UCC secretary