Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes
Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Members Present: Schoen, Reithel, Socha, Odulana, Finnegan, Loh, Matchett, Scheuermann, Hecker, Wainscott
Members Absent: A. Nelson, J. Williams, S. Kemnitz, exc.; R. Klindworth, S. Stein, B. Weihrauch
Consultants: Ron Rada, Amelia Dittman, Carla Burkhardt, Charles Martin-Stanley, Mandi Anderson, Diane Schumacher
Guests: Pat Wilder, Frank Barmore, Rebecca LeDocq, Dave Riley, Theda Holder, Judy Holloway

1. M/S/P to approve the minutes of October 23, 2001.

2. Kristin Hecker and Carl Wainscott were introduced as new UCC members, representing the Student Association.

3. Discussion on Certificate Programs
— A draft of Preliminary Discussion on Certificate Review Process was shared and summarizes the discussions of 10/30 and 11/6 held by Deans Council, Chairs of UCC and GCC, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Continuing Education and Extension, Director of Records & Registration, and Director of Admissions as submitted by Ron Rada. Chair Schoen commented that within that document is his suggestion to offer certificate programs as pilot programs that are approved at the department, college and Provost level. Once the pilot program proves successful, approval would be sought from UCC/GCC and by the Academic Planning and Priorities Committee in terms of EM21 and resources.
— Ron Rada shared information regarding plans to develop credit and non-credit bearing certificate programs targeted for non-traditional students and professionals, as encouraged by System.
— Discussions included the definition of service-based pricing, the effect of certificate programs on EM21, the make-up of certificate programs in terms of credit or non-credit, where the responsibility for record keeping will lie and would this be noted on a transcript or certificate, who will teach these courses and what effect will that have on current undergraduate programs, workload, and pay, and what role UCC will play in development/approval of these programs. There was general agreement that UCC will not give up its responsibility for approving new credit courses that will be included in certificate programs.
 
These issues will be discussed further.

4. First Reading, Proposal #7, SAH College Core, change required courses, effective fall 2002.
“College of Science and Allied Health Core Curriculum. All B.S. and B.A. students graduating from the College of Science & Allied Health are required to take two natural laboratory science courses selected from the general education laboratory science category (II.C.) and from BIO 204, BIO 210, CHM 104, ESC 221, ESC 222, PHY 104, or PHY 204, and they must take either two mathematics courses or one math course and one computer science course from the math/logical systems category of the general education requirements (I.B.). One of the two science courses must be from a department outside of the student’s major department.

In addition:
1. For the Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete
a. a major from the college plus a minor (or a second major) from any college
  OR
b. a major from the college plus 18 credits at the 300 or 400 level in courses outside the major department from any college.

2. For the Bachelor of Arts degree, students must complete a major from the college plus proficiency in a foreign language at the 202 level or an ESL proficiency score of 80 or above in the La Crosse Battery of exams for non-native speakers of English. (Contact the English as a Second Language Institute for eligibility and regulations.)
    AND EITHER
a. a minor in the College of Liberal Studies
    OR
b. 15 credits at the 300 level or above in the College of Liberal Studies.

3. Students who receive a degree in Chemistry with a Business Concentration, Medical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Radiation Science-Nuclear Medicine requirements for the bachelor of science degree by completing the special core requirements approved for the major.

(Note: math courses can be pairs, i.e. 150 and 151. MTH/C-S majors can use two science courses from the same department.)

This proposal requires students with a major from a department in the College of SAH to complete two laboratory science courses, one of which must be from a department other than the department in which the student majors. The proposal also requires all SAH majors to take at least two mathematics or a math and computer science course to better prepare them in this area.

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

5. First Reading, Proposal #8, Computer Science Major, required courses, effective spring 2002 (not retroactive) “(Business, Liberal Studies, Science and Allied Health) – 40 credits, including C-S 120, 220, 270, 340, 341, 370, 421, 441, and 442. and one course selected from C-S 431, 442, 443, 452, 453, 470, 471. (The remainder of the catalog description stays the same.)

All majors will be required to take C-S 442 as opposed to choosing a course from a list. This ensures that students will be required to write a large software development project, and applies to students under the new catalog. Total credits stay the same.

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

6. Student Petition: Reentry student waived her second arts appreciation class under the old 1993 catalog, and is now requesting that that waiver be upheld. She is currently under the new catalog because of the time lapse between school attendance. Student will graduate in May 2002.

M/S/P to deny the request.

7. Consent Agenda:
Change designator to accompany department name change, effective spring 2002.  Foreign Languages Department (FLG) is now Modern Languages Department (MLG)

M/S/P to approve.

8. Old Business – none

9. New Business – none

10. DEAN APPROVED STUDENT PETITIONS:
CBA: CST 260 for CST 110, 3 credits

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m. The next meeting is November 27, 2001.
 

Diane L. Schumacher
Meeting Recorder