GRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

February 7, 2006

 

Members Present:                Ali, Fater, Kuffel, Majak, Reineke, Seebach E., Steffen, Wright

Members Absent:                Van Dollen, Erickson, Rausch

Consultants:                         Agarwal, Martin-Stanley, May, Schumacher

Guests:                                   Brice, Danneker, Duquette, Fisher, Jochman, Koppelman, Winfrey

 

1.             M/S/P to approve minutes of December 6, 2005.

 

          2.             Second Readings:

          Biology Master of Science, Nurse Anesthesia Concentration, 31 program credits from 30, change required courses.

 

          BIO 720, Research in Anesthesia, 2 credits, new course.

          The student will conduct a critical review and analysis of the primary literature and/or patient records (after IRB approval) in the area of clinical anesthesia or applied physiology. The results and analysis will be summarized and presented in a poster format. Students will be required to present their poster at a professional meeting. Prerequisites: BIO 718, BIO 719. Offered summer semester.

 

          M/S/P to approve proposal.

 

3.       First Readings:
Proposal #1:  Special Education Graduate Program, RDG 730, course title correction; SPE 561 becomes an introductory experience rather than culminating experience resulting in eliminating all prerequisites for the clinical; several course prerequisite changes; credit changes under initial certification options, SPE 561 from 2 to 1, SPE 583 and 584 from 9 to 11; removal of clinical experience from student teaching semester adds 5 weeks to student teaching time and eliminates the 2 credit clinical from the semester.

 

          SPE 416/516, Introduction to Cross-Categorical Special Education Characteristics, 3 credits, change prerequisites. C-I 211 and EFN 210 or C-I 211 and/or EFN 701; no prerequisites for add-on certification graduate students; to be taken concurrently with SPE 461/561.

 

          SPE 461/561, Clinical in Special Education, 1-2 credits, changed from 2 credit.

 

          SPE 430/530,  Seminar in Special Education, 1 credit, change prerequisites. Completion of all Special Education certification courses; completion of all general education licensure requirements for student teaching; to be taken concurrently with SPE 483/583 or SPE 484/584. This course is designed for persons seeking initial teaching licensure in general education and cross-categorical special education.

 

          SPE 446/546, Methods in Cross-Categorical Special Education – Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence, 3 credits, change prerequisites. Completion of all Special Education certification courses; completion of all general education licensure requirements for student teaching; Admission to Graduate Special Education Program for MSEd candidates. This course is designed for persons seeking initial licensure in Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence education and cross-categorical special education at the Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence level.

 

          SPE 447/547, Methods in Cross-Categorical Special Education – Early Adolescence/Adolescence, 3 credits, change prerequisites. Completion of all Special Education certification courses; completion of all general education licensure requirements for student teaching; Admission to Graduate Special Education Program for MSEd candidates; SPE 416/516. This course is designed for persons seeking initial licensure in Early Adolescence/Adolescence education and cross-categorical special education at the Early Adolescence/Adolescence level.

 

          SPE 483/583, Student Teaching: Cross-Categorical Special Education – Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence, 9-11 credits from 9 credits; change in instructional pattern and prerequisites. Completion of special education certification courses and all requirements in education, including special methods courses, recommendation by the appropriate education faculty, 2.75 cumulative grade point average and a 2.75 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. To be taken concurrently with SPE 430/530.

 

          SPE 484/584, Student Teaching: Cross-Categorical Special Education – Early Adolescence/Adolescence, 9-11 credits from 9 credits, change in instructional pattern and prerequisites. Completion of special education certification courses and all requirements in education, including special methods courses, recommendation by the appropriate education faculty, 2.75 cumulative grade point average and a 2.75 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. To be taken concurrently with SPE 430/530.

 

Changing program sequence so students student teach and have clinicals in different semesters, which impacts variety of course prerequisites.

M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposal with change in SPE 483/583 and 484/584 to 9-11 credits

 

Proposal #2:

          Master of Science in Community Health Education, change in required courses and undergrad prerequisites. Effective Fall 2006. Electives: Added MGT 703 to Admin. Core area; P-H 717 to Hlth Ed processes area. Total credits 43 (unchanged)

 

          Master of Public Health in Community Health Education, change in required courses, undergrad prerequisites. Effective Fall 2006. Required courses: CHE 598, HED 701, 703, 706; P-H 707, 720, 755, 790 (new—P-H 717); Thesis option: 7 elective credits; HED 799. Total 43 credits, increased from 41 Non-thesis option: HED 798, 10 elective credits. Total 45 credits (unchanged)

 

          HED 477/577, Grant Seeking in Health, Human Services, and Education Programs, change credits from 1-3 to 3, change prerequisites from senior standing to HED 205, CHE 240, 340, 350.

 

          P-H 707, Environmental Health, change prefix from HED.

 

          P-H 717, Emerging Public Health Issues, new course, 3 credits, effective Spring 2006.

          An in-depth policy and practice review of key emerging issues in public health and their societal impacts at the local, national, and international levels. Issues will be selected from the eight health challenge content areas advanced by the Institute of Medicine (2003) and additional sources. Implications for health education and health promotion will be addressed. Prerequisite: HED 701, 703. Offered Sem. II.

 

          P-H 720, Program Assessment, Planning and Evaluation in Health Promotion, change prefix from HED.

 

          P-H 755, Epidemiology and Public Health Issues, change prefix from HED.

 

          P-H 790, Public Health Administration and Organization, change prefix from HED.

 

Questions from the committee included why the increase in credits and why change the prefix. The registrar spoke against changing the prefix.

 

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

 

Proposal #3:

          MIC 770, Clinical Microbiology Practicum I, 5 credits, changing course description from 9 full-time weeks (30 hours/week) to at least 8 full-time weeks (40 hours/week).             

 

          MIC 780, Clinical Microbiology Practicum II, 4 credits, changing course description from 6 full-time weeks (30 hours/week) to at least 6 full-time weeks (40 hours/week).

 

There was discussion about clarity of wording.

 

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

 

 

Proposal #4:

          PAS 750, Elective Clinical Rotation, 4 credits, change grading pattern from letter grade to pass/fail. Retroactive to Fall 2005.

 

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

 

4.        New business: Diane Schumacher told the committee of the Faculty Senate charge given to the UCC to consider the following:

A:  Adopt a policy about identifying on-line, hybrid, and distance ed courses

B:  Adopt suggested definition of the categories above

C:  Require that any course converting to 50% or more in “on-line” format should be reviewed by curriculum committee.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m.