Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

October 14, 2003


Members Present:         Ron Glass, Terry Kelly, Chris Frye, Donald Socha, Robert Klindworth, Dean Wilder, Mandy Anderson, Marcie Wycoff-Horn, Carol Angell, Beth Cherne, Paul D. Miller, Sami Manzke


Members Absent:          Kenny Hunt, Kelli Zelinger


Consultants:                  Emily Johnson, Amelia Dittman, Carla Burkhardt, Chris Bakkum, Diane Schumacher


Guests:                         Tony Yang


1.         Introduction of student member


2.         M/S/P to approve the minutes of September 23, 2003


3.         Second readings: None


4.         First readings: None


5.         Consent Agenda:

Change prefix from CSC to H-P for the following courses:

H-P/HPR 106, Introduction to Health Related Careers,
3 credits

H-P 300, Nursing Partnership, 0 cr.

H-P 350 Topics in Clinical Science, Cr. 1-3

H-P 421/BIO 501/P-T 521, Human Gross Anatomy, Cr. 7


This change is a result of the department of Clinical Science being reorganized and renamed the department of Health Professions.

M/S/P to approve the change.


PSY 436, Psychology of Language, 3 credits, revised prerequisites effective Spring 2004 and move course within the major from Category 8: elective credit to Category 6: Advanced Experimental and Biopsychology


Prerequisites: PSY 100, 231, and 232. Offered every other Semester II. The department checked with other programs that use PSY 436 as an elective; both programs want to continue to list it in spite of the prereq change.


Moving this course to specific category within major is possible because of staffing, and all courses in category have 231/232 prereq.


M/S/P to approve the change.


6.         Old Business: Clarification of the Senate charge to UCC, especially the last bullet--

“Report on the standards used to evaluate non-departmental courses, and how these standards
differ from departmental courses.”


Bob clarified that the last bullet refers to how non-departmental courses are evaluated by UCC. The committee identified some of the issues including assessment, oversight, resource commitment, but the consensus was that the committee uses the same criteria to evaluate these courses as it does all other courses. Academic Program Review committee received a parallel charge regarding evaluation once a course/program has been approved. Klindworth and Schumacher will create a list of non-departmental courses including information such as who proposed them; whose approval signatures appear, effective date, sponsorship/oversight.


7.                   New Business: Members received a memo about meeting with the NCATE review team on Monday, November 3 at 1:10 p.m. in Morris Hall.  Chair Klindworth will find out more information about it and email members.


8.         Meeting adjourned 4:25 p.m.


Diane Schumacher

UCC Secretary