Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

February 24, 2004

 

Members Present:   Glass, T. Kelly, Hunt, Klindworth, Cherne, P. Miller, C. Frye, Socha, M. Anderson, Wycoff-Horn

Members Absent:   Zelinger, D. Wilder, Angell (exc)

Consultants:   E. Johnson, Dittman, Bakkum, Schumacher

Guests:   K. Kraemer, Morgan

 

1.       M/S/P to approve the minutes of  February 10,2004

 

2.       Second reading:  None

 

3.  Consent Agenda:

Delete course – PSY 225  Sleep & Dreams
Title change – PSY 417
 to “Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.” 

Change in maximum repeat to 6 credits -- Psy 308 Research Apprenticeship & Psy 405 Teaching Apprenticeship
 

M/S/P to approve consent agenda items.

 

4.    First readings:

Proposal #14  INS 250,  Orientation to Study Abroad, 1 cr. ,  change instructional pattern, description, effective fall 2004

This course is required for students accepted into all study abroad programs offered under the auspices of UWL. It is designed to provide an introduction to the various challenges (cultural, social, linguistic, academic, political, and economic) related to resident study and research in a foreign country. Students learn about stages and theories associated with culture shock, intercultural sensitivity and communication, and reverse culture shock. Students also learn how to apply these theories to their own upcoming international experience. Course meets for 6 weeks.

 

                  INS 251 Study Abroad Practicum: Journaling,  1 cr.  New course

                  Students will exhibit, through journaling, an understanding of the various stages and theories associated with culture shock, intercultural sensitivity and communication and reverse culture shock (presented in INS 250) by applying them to their lived experiences in their host country. To accomplish this, students will complete a series of guided written assignments that deal with these specific topics. Students must complete this course while on study abroad. Pass/fail grading. Prerequisite: INS 250

 

                  INS 252 Cross-Cultural Re-entry From Study Abroad, 1 cr. New course,  effective fall 2004   

            This course is designed for students returning from a study abroad experience. The course will review the concept of re-entry shock discussed in INS 250, examine the process of re-entry, and provide strategies for integrating the study abroad experience with academics, professional goals and personal development. Prerequisite: INS 250, 251. Course meets for 8 weeks.

 

The courses will add another academic component to the study abroad experience through preparation and reflection of the experience. INS 250 is required; 251 and 252 are optional. The committee’s discussion focused on INS 251with questions about the appropriateness of P/F grading and whether the description matches the expectations. The presenter was uncertain1) whether International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) students are required to take INS 250 and 2) effective date for INS 251.

 

This was a first reading. There will be a second reading.

 

Proposal #13 School Health Education Major, change required courses, effective fall 2004

Delete PSY 310 and add PSY 212 under interdisciplinary requirements.

 

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

 

Proposal #12  Geography Major: Environmental Science Concentration, change electives, effective spring 2004, add GEO 445 Advanced Remote Sensing as an elective in the same category as GEO 345.

 

Geography Major: Applied Geography Concentration, change electives, effective spring 2004, add GEO 445 Advanced Remote Sensing as an elective in the same category as GEO 345.

 

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

 

 

5.       Old Business: The chair is working on a draft report to the Senate about non-departmental courses.

 

6.       New Business: It was announced that the Senate is considering a proposal that will reduce the UCC committee size to nine faculty members and three student members.

 

The registrar has received inquiries about whether departments that are changing courses, or at least some sections of a course, to Web-based need to submit something to UCC.  The committee referred to the distance education principles that were developed in 1995.

“Existing courses offered via distance education will follow the standard course review by a university curriculum committee, e.g. significant changes in course outline, grading pattern, etc. In other words, no specific review is required for distance education courses. Departments will be responsible for ensuring course compatibility with selected technology, and for evaluating distance education offerings.” 

 

DEAN APPROVED STUDENT PETITIONS

Ballet Tech, Modern Tech I, Jazz I, Butler Ballet, Body Placement taken at Butler University for ESS 104 to fulfill a General Education requirement.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.  Next meeting March 9, 3:30 p.m.

 

Diane Schumacher

UCC Secretary