GRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

 

 

Members Present: Ali, Angell, Greiner, Hunt, Kuffel, Reineke, Seebach, Wright

Members Absent:  Fater (Exc)

Consultants Present: Agarwal, Dittman, Bakkum,  Schumacher                                 

Guests: Campbell, Felix, Rindt, Ringgenberg, Sciborski                                                               

 

1.  M/S/P to approve minutes of October 3rd, 2006 meeting.

 

2. Second Readings: None

 

3. First Readings:

Proposal #1.

                ESS 436/536, Change title, description, and prerequisite.

Assessment and Program Evaluation in Adapted Physical Education, prereq:ESS 231

 

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

 

Proposal #2.

Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (from College Student Development and Administration); Change program name and prefix (from SDA to SAA)

 

Create on-line degree option:  36 credits--SAA 701, 702, 704, 705, 708, 710, 730, 740, 761, 780, 790

Admissions requirements of on-line program: Complete university application, complete SAA application, submit : writing sample, resume, 2 letters of recommendation and names and contact number of 2 additional references, personal data form. Interviews will be conducted as needed.

                               

Changes to existing campus program:  38-41 credits (was 35-38)--SAA 702, 704, 705, 708, 710, 715, 730, 740, 761, 775, 776, 781, 790, 799, electives.  Capstone is thesis or comprehensive. (no longer offering seminar paper option)

 

Changes to existing courses:    

SAA 702—description, prereq, and credit change from 4 to 3 cr.

                                                SAA 703—delete course

                                                SAA 710, 730, 790—prereq and credit change from 2 to 3 cr.

                                                SAA 761—prereq and credit change from 3-4 to 3 cr.

               

New Courses:

                                SAA 701, Student Affairs and Technology, 3 cr., effective Spring 2007

This course will include an overview of the impact of technology on higher education, the developing market of distance education, and student affairs in higher education, and developing student affairs professionals for careers related to technology and distance education. Prerequisite: Admissions to SAA program.

                                SAA 704, Interpersonal Leadership, 3 cr., effective Spring 2007

This course explores the key characteristics of interpersonal leadership and core competencies required to meet the challenges confronting student affairs professionals in higher education in the 21st century. Prerequisite: Admission to SAA program.

                                SAA 780, Applied Project, 1-6 cr., effective Spring 2007

This course will involve students in the developments of a research, assessment, or evaluation project that has practical application for student affairs in a higher education setting. Students will be expected to apply the knowledge gained in the course work to a specific issued in student affairs. Prerequisite: Admission to SAA program.

               

Creating a totally on-line option for this existing program targeted for professionals already in the field.  It will be designed as a cohort program with 2 yr. or 3 yr. options. Working with Learning Innovations to design courses for on-line format. Tuition will be market priced and residency neutral.

 

Committee requested 1) a course sequence outline 2) consider whether the program should require an internship or practicum like the campus program and then waive it if appropriate; 3) review the SAA 701 description for clarity.

 

This is a 1st reading; there will be a 2nd reading.

 

Proposal #3.

                BIO 428/528, change title, description and prerequisites, effective Spring 2007

Advanced Nutrition for Health Professions Prereq: BIO 313 or NUT 200 (New undergrad nutrition course)

 

                BIO 441/541, Environmental Toxicology, 3 cr., Effective Spring 2007

The study of the lethal and sublethal effects of chemical contaminants on ecosystems and humans. Topics covered include environmental legislation, chemical distribution and fate in the environment, methods of toxicity testing, assessment of exposure and risk, effects of chemical contaminants on humans, fish, and wildlife populations, communities and ecosystems, and toxicity of specific chemical groups. Prerequisite: BIO 307 or 341, 3 semesters of chemistry. Offered Sem II., alternate years.

 

Committee requested more time to review proposal (one member didn’t get materials in packet); identify which graduate programs will use as elective; and questioned prereq of 3 sem. of chem. instead of certain courses or number of credits. .

 

This is a 1st reading; there will be a 2nd reading.

 

4. Old Business: None

 

5. New Business: None

 

 Meeting Adjourned at 5:00 p.m. Next meeting will be Tuesday, November 21, 2006.