GRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

December 4, 2007

 

Members Present: Ali, Greiner, Krueger, Loehr, Reineke, Rindt, Streit, Wright     

Consultants Present: Abhold, Dittman, Martin-Stanley

Guest: Dixon

 

  1. Approval of the November 20, 2007 minutes

 

M/S/P to approve  minutes

 

  1. Second readings: None

 

  1. First readings:

 

SAA 705, History of Higher Education, 3 cr.; Change title and course description.

An overview of higher education and student affairs in the United States. Four major emphases: (1) history, development, and mission of higher education, (2) organization and structure of institutions of higher education, (3) organization and structure of student development and student affairs, and (4) significant issues and concerns in higher education.

 

M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve proposal

 

                        SAA 708, Diversity in Higher Education, 3 cr.; Change title.

A review of demographic groups including age, gender, ethnic, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. The course will also focus on special populations including: physically challenged, traditional, non-traditional, international, student athletes, part-time and full-time students. A review of current literature and research will complement these groups including: the effects of college, satisfaction with the college experience, retention, and identity development.

 

M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve proposal

 

SAA 761, Applied Research in Student Affairs, 3 cr.; Change title and course description.

Principles of applied research, evaluation, and assessment in student affairs. Content includes an overview of research methods, statistical analysis, evaluation, assessment, and technology applications for research in higher education.

 

M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve proposal

 

SAA 795, Independent Study in Student Affairs Administration, 1-2 cr.; Change title and course description.

Independent study and completion of a paper on a topic approved and directed by a SAA faculty member.

 

M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve proposal

 

SAA 775, Student Affairs Practicum, 1-3 cr.; Change in title, course description, prerequisites and grading pattern.

Practical experience in and understanding of administrative or programming functions within student affairs under professional supervision. The training may be received on campus or at another university or agency. Emphasis is on the administrative/management or programming functions of the university. Specific competencies in budget management, facilities management, personnel management, or educational programming may be addressed. The student will spend a minimum of 70 hours per credit at the site.

Prerequisite: SAA 705

Grading Pattern: Pass/Fail

 

M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve proposal

 

                        SAA 776, Student Affairs Programming Practicum, 2 cr.; Course deletion.

Practical experience in and understanding of programming functions within student affairs under professional supervision. The training may be received on campus or at another university or agency. Emphasis is on the programming aspect of student affairs. This includes any position in which a formal event is a result of the practica, e.g., a resume-writing workshop, a leadership seminar, or an alcohol education program. The student will spend a minimum of ten hours per week at the site. Prerequisites: SAA 704 and SAA 705

 

M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve proposal

 

SAA 781, Student Affairs Administration Internship, 3 cr.; Change title, course description, prerequisites, and credits.

Practical experience and training within student affairs under professional supervision. The training may be received on campus or at another university or agency. The intern will spend a minimum of 210 hours in the department or internship.

Prerequisite: SAA 705

 

M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve proposal

 

SAA 720, Special Topics in Student Affairs Administration, 1 cr.; Change title, course description and credits.

Special topics in Student Affairs Administration not covered by present SAA courses. The particular topic selected will be determined by SAA faculty according to current need and interest. Repeatable for credit-maximum 6.

 

M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve proposal

 

Program Proposal: Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education; Change SAA total number of program credits required to graduate from 36-41 to 35-40, add 3 cr. internship, and make practicums optional.

            On-Campus Compsà 38 credits; On-Campus Thesisà 40 credits

 

M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve proposal

 

  1. Consent agenda:

 

Delete P-T prefix (has been replaced with PTS)

 

M/S/P to approve

 

  1. Old Business: none

 

  1. New Business: none

 

Meeting adjourned 3:43 p.m.