Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

February 22, 2005

 

Members Present:         M. Anderson, Baggett, Cherne, Glass, Kastantin, Kelly, Hunt, Frye

 

Members Absent:          Bui, Miller, P.

 

Consultants:                  Dittman, E. Johnson, Schumacher, Keller

 

Guests:                         Koppelman, Morgan,

 

1.                   M/S/P to approve minutes of 2/8 meeting.

 

2.                  Second Reading:

Proposal #34, Psychology Major, revisions to categories and electives, reduce credits to 35

Psychology Major

(All colleges) — a minimum of 35 credits from the following eight categories plus MTH 145 or 250. Credits from categories III to VII may be listed under category VIII as electives.

A.        Category I: General Psychology (one 3-credit required course): PSY 100 required; PSY 200 strongly recommended.

B.         Category II: Experimental and Research Methods (four required courses totaling seven credits in psychology): PSY 231, 232, 451; and MTH 145 or 250. (MTH 145 or 250 should be completed before the start of the junior year).

C.         Category III : Psychopathology/Social/Personality (at least six credits required): Select from PSY 304,  PSY 341, 402. Students interested in human service related work or graduate school should take 304 and 402 as one of their courses in this category.

E.         Category IV: Developmental Psychology (three credits required): 210.  Three additional credits recommended from 310, 311, 312, 314.

F.                  Category V: Advanced Experimental and Biopsychology (at least six credits required). PSY 335 OR PSY 435, AND select from 437, 438 or (430 OR 434).

G.         Category VI: Application Courses (at least 3 credits required): PSY 334, 343, 347, 370, 376, 401

H.        Category VII: Experiential (at least one credit required) PSY 295, 308, 309, 405, 450, 481, 482, 485. The department strongly encourages students to take more than one credit in this category, particularly as a 309 or 450.

I.          Category VIII: Elective Credit. Six additional credits from psychology courses – three from general psychology electives:  PSY 107, 280, 285, 318, (also count toward General Education electives) and/or

            200, 205, 225, 259, 301, 305, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 320, 330, 333, 382, 395   Three from advanced psychology electives including any additional 400-level courses from categories V and VI and 403, 404, 410, 417, 420, 426, 431, 436, 441, 444, 461, 489, 490.

 

PSY 434, Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology, 3 cr., new course, effective fall 2005. Description in 2/8/05 minutes.

 

PSY 430, Physiological Psychology, 3 cr., revise prerequisites, effective fall 2005

                        Prerequisite: PSY 100; PSY/BIO 107; MTH 145 or 250; PSY 231 or BIO 312.

     

PSY 490, Contemporary Topics in Psychology, 1-3 cr., revise number (was 390)

It was clarified that the changes in the major are effective for students entering in 2003 and 
      beyond. It also was confirmed that these changes will not impact the O-T/PSY dual degree.

M/S/P to approve proposal.

 

  1. First Readings:

Proposal #36, Teacher Education Revisions, Effective fall 2005

Early Childhood-Middle Childhood—New program title (requires completion of the early childhood minor; was PK-6)

      Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence—New program title (was grades 1-9)

      Early Adolescence-Adolescence—New program title (was grades 6-12)

      Early Childhood-Adolescence—New program title (was grades K-12)

 

SPE 483 and 484, Student Teaching, revise prerequisites

Prerequisite: completion of all special education minor core courses and all requirements in education, including special methods courses; recommendation by the appropriate education program faculty; 2.75 cumulative grade point average and a 2.75 grade point average in the major, minor, concentrations and professional course work; and, an official Praxis II content test score report documenting passing scores on Praxis II content tests in the appropriate certification area/discipline. To be taken concurrently with SPE 430, 446, 461. ( 484 requires concurrent enrollment in SP 430, 447, 461.)

ECE 400 and 401,C-I 403 and 409, SHE 403 Student Teaching, revise prerequisites

Prerequisite: completion of requirements in education, including special methods courses; recommendation by the appropriate education program faculty; 2.75 cumulative grade point average and a 2.75 grade point average in the major, minor, concentrations and professional course work; and an official Praxis II content test score report documenting passing scores on Praxis II content tests in the appropriate certification area/discipline. May be repeated for credit in a subsequent semester for each additional licensure.

C-I 404  and SHE 404, Teaching Internship, revise prerequisites

Prerequisite: completion of requirements in education, including special methods courses; recommendation by the appropriate education program faculty; 3.00 cumulative grade point average and a 3.00 grade point average in the major, minor, concentrations and professional course work; an official Praxis II content test score report documenting passing scores on Praxis II content tests in the appropriate certification area/discipline; and, selected for Wisconsin Internship Program placement and a state intern license

 

Changes are made to comply with DPI age-range certification, replacing grade-range certification; Successfully passing Praxis II exams will be requirement for certification; therefore, it will become a prerequisite for student teaching/interning to ensure that students have completed it.

 

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

 

  1. Consent Agenda:

Deleted Courses (have not been offered in the last seven years-all depts. confirmed ok)  See list in 1/25/05 minutes

 
M/S/P to approve deletions.

 

 

Additional changes due to adding the new BIO 203 and changing BIO 204/210, adding new BIO 490.

      BIO 203 or BIO 204 AND BIO 210 is applicable for the Biology Major: Biomedical Science Concentration and Biology Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology Concentration. 

         

BIO 490/590 (Current Topics in Biology Education) is applicable to the Biology Major: Teacher Certification programs and Biology Minor: Teacher Certification programs;

 

For the Biology Major: Teacher Certification programs and Biology Minor: Teacher Certification programs “A maximum of two non-lab courses can be applied toward the biology major/minor elective requirement, excluding BIO 490 and BIO 499.”  Note that BIO 490 is the addition to this statement.

 

       BIO 203 is an acceptable substitution for BIO 204 or BIO 210 for those courses (see below) that currently require BIO 204 or 210 as a prerequisite. These courses include:

BIO302           

BIO307                       

BIO309                       

BIO321                       

BIO337                       

BIO404                       

BIO405

BIO406                       

BIO408                       

BIO412                       

BIO414                       

BIO422                       

BIO437                       

BIO439

BIO442                       

BIO447                       

BIO463

 

M/S/P to approve changes.

 

  1. Old Business: None

 

  1. New Business: Schumacher reported that the new Teacher Education Governing Council bylaws state that its role, as it relates to UCC is to
     

“Review new programs and program changes for teacher education, and approve advancement of   proposals to the appropriate committees. “

 

  1. Meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m. Next meeting will be Tuesday, March 8, 2005.

 

Diane Schumacher

UCC Secretary