GRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

 

 

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

Members Absent:               

Consultants Present: Bakkum, Dittman, Schumacher                                   

Guests: Sciborski, Duquette, Haupert, Periyasamy, D.Riley, Davies, Staloch, Rabbitt                                           

 

  1. M/S/P (1 abst.) to approve minutes of November 21st, 2006 meeting.

 

  1. Second Readings: None.

 

  1. First Readings:

 

Proposal #1: SHE 705, Essentials of Health and Wellness, Change from 4 to 3 credits.

 

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

                                Proposal #2: ECO 471/571, Health Economics, revise description.

Study of the use of resources in health care and the application of economic methods to issues of public health: organization of health care delivery, relationships between health care and health status, and the economic evaluation of health care services. The U.S. system is compared with those of other nations, focusing on the roles of the consumers and providers in health care markets, and on the roles of government in shaping demand, supply and utilization. Prerequisite: ECO 110. Offered Occasionally. 

 

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

 

                                Proposal #3: C-S 795, Software Development Internship, 1 credit, New Course.

An academically relevant field experience in government, industry, business, or community agencies. Students must have their internships approved and be advised by the computer science department. Determination of relevancy shall be made by the Career Services Office with the advice and consent of the computer science department. The experience will be supervised closely by the intern’s on-site supervisor, by the Career Services Staff, and by the student’s faculty internship advisor. Students must be on their internship worksite during the semester for which they are registered for academic credit. Prerequisite: Master of Software Engineering (MSE) graduate student status. Pass/Fail grading. Students should contact the Career Services Office. Repeatable for credit-maximum 2..

 

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

 

Proposal #4: Exercise and Sport Science-Human Performance program, Revise title from Fitness emphasis to Applied Sport Science emphasis, Revise course requirements and electives plus add thesis option to Strength and Conditioning emphasis.

 

Strength and Conditioning emphasis—32 credits

Category A-Research

Thesis Option (12 cr.)

EFN 730, 735, 799 (6 cr)

Non-Thesis Option (6 cr)

EFN 730, 735

Category B-Core Requirements (18 cr)

ESS 747, 750, 768, 769, 770, 789

Category C-Electives (Thesis Option 2 cr; Non-Thesis Option 8 cr)

ESS 545, 560, 702, 738, 739, 749, 754, 760, 766, 795

*Other courses may be selected with the consent of the program director.

 

Applied Sport Science emphasis—32 credits

Category A—Research

Thesis Option (12 cr)

EFN 730, 735, 799 (6 cr)

Non-Thesis Option (6 cr)

EFN 730, 735

Category B-Core Requirements (11-12 cr)

ESS 750, 768, 770; One of the following: ESS 761, 762, 763

Category C-Electives” (Thesis Option 8-9 cr, Non-Thesis Option 14-15 cr)

ESS 545, 560, 732, 733, 734, 739,  740, 742, 747, 749, 766, 769,. 784, 789, 794**, 795, 796**, 797**, 798**, BIO 718, 719, 524, 535, 565

*Other courses may be selected with the consent of the program director; **Total combined credits for all readings classes may be no greater than 3.

 

The committee requested that ESS 560 credits applicable to program be clarified. This is a first reading.  There will be a second reading.

 

                                Proposal #5: Learning Community, revise curriculum with all new courses, new prefix.

                                                EDU 601, Learning in Community I: Introduction, 1 Credit.

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to the concept of learning in community. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: adult learning theory, communication, community building, facilitation, self-awareness, theories of community development, and values. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

                                               

EDU 602, Learning in Community II: Exploration, 1 Credit.

In this second course of four, students will explore the concept of learning in community. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: Classroom climate, communication, community building, facilitation, self-awareness, and values. Prerequisite: EDU 601. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom, 2.

 

EDU 703, Learning in Community III: Integration, 1 Credit.

In this third course of four, students will integrate the concept of learning in community. Course requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: communication, community building, facilitation skills, self-awareness, and values. Prerequisite: EDU 601, 602. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EDU 704, Learning in Community IV: Action, 1 Credit.

In this fourth course of four, students will take action with regard to learning in community. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: communication, community building, facilitation skills, professional learning community, and values. Prerequisite: EDU 601, 602, 703. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EDM 611, Technology in Education I: Introduction, 1 Credit.

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to the concept of technology in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: online course management system, internet searches, role of technology in education, and technology safety. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EDM 612, Technology in Education II: Exploration, 1 Credit.

In this second course of four, students will explore the concept of technology in education. Course requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: diverse learners and technology, informational technology, and instructional technology. Prerequisite: EDM 611. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EDM 713, Technology in Education III: Integration, 1 Credit.

In this third of four courses, students will integrate technology in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Technology in Education I & II, the key concepts for this course include: technology tools for data collection and technology tools for data analysis. Prerequisite: EDM 611, 612. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EDM 714, Technology in Education IV: Action, 1 Credit.

In this fourth course of four, students will take action with regard to technology in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Technology in Education I, II, & III, the key concepts of this course include: professional writing with technology, technology in the classroom, and current technology tools and student culture. Prerequisite: EDM 611, 612, 713. Lecture 10, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

C-I 621, Best Practice Pedagogy I: Introduction, 1 Credit.

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to best practice pedagogy. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: teaching standards: National Boards Propositions, Wisconsin Teaching Standards, content area academic standards, constructivism, brain-based learning, and differentiation. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

 

C-I 622, Best Practice Pedagogy II: Exploration, 1 Credit.

In this second course of four, students will explore best practices pedagogy. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Best Practices Pedagogy I, the key concepts of this course include: social and emotional learning, learning styles, instructional strategies, multiple intelligences, instructional needs of diverse learners, and classroom learning environment. Prerequisite: C-I 621. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

C-I 723, Best Practice Pedagogy III: Integration, 1 Credit.

In this third course of four, students will integrate best practice pedagogy. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing concepts from Best Practice Pedagogy I & II, key concepts for this course include: assistive technology to meet the needs of diverse learners and problem-based learning.  Prerequisite: C-I 621, 622. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

C-I 724, Best Practice Pedagogy IV: Action, 1 Credit

In this fourth course of four, students will take action with regard to best practice pedagogy. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing from Best Practice Pedagogy I, II, & III, the concept of services learning will be investigated. Prerequisite: C-I 621, 622, 723. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

C-I 631, Curriculum Development and Assessment I: Introduction, 1 Credit.

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to curriculum development and assessment. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: academic content standards, teaching standards: National Board Propositions, Wisconsin Teaching Standards, curriculum, assessment, evaluation, rubrics, and curriculum frameworks. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

C-I 632, Curriculum Development and Assessment II: Exploration, 1 Credit.

In this second course of four, students will explore curriculum development and assessment. Course work requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: Integrated curriculum, curriculum mapping, alternative assessment, authentic assessment, and assessment: formal and informal. Prerequisite: C-I 631. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

C-I 733, Curriculum Development and Assessment III: Integration, 1 Credit.

In this third course of four, students will integrate curriculum development and assessment. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Curriculum Development & Assessment I & II, the concept of standardizing testing will be investigated. Prerequisite: C-I 631, 632. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

C-I 734, Curriculum Development and Assessment IV: Action, 1 Credit.

In this fourth course of four, students will take action on curriculum development and assessment. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Curriculum Development & Assessment I, II, & III, curriculum development will be investigated. Prerequisite: C-I 631, 632, 733. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EFN 641, Educational Research I: Introduction, 1 Credit.

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to the concept of educational research. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: professional writing according to American Psychological Association, research skills, defining the research question, education research methods, and data collection methods. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EFN 642, Educational Research II: Exploration & Design, 2 Credits.

In this second course of four, students will explore and design educational research. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: professional writing according to American Psychological Association, action research design, action research proposal, and institutional review board. Prerequisites: EFN 641. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EFN 743, Education Research III: Conduct, 1 Credit.

In this third course of four, students will integrate the concept of education research. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: professional writing according to American Psychology Association, implementation of action research, data collection, and data collection analysis. Prerequisite: EFN 641, 642. Lecture 15, lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EFN 744, Educational Research IV: Analysis & Publication, 2 Credits.

In this fourth course of four, students will analyze data and publish the results of their educational research in a journal article. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: professional writing according to American Psychological Association, data collection analysis, research and leadership, and dissemination of results. Prerequisite: EFN 641, 642, 643. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EFN 651, Democracy, Diversity and Social Justice in Education I: Introduction, 1 Credit.

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to the concepts of democracy, diversity, and social justice in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: diversity issues, white privilege, harassment and bullying, and democracy. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EFN 652, Democracy, Diversity and Social Justice in Education II: Exploration, 1 Credit.

In this second course of four, students will explore the concepts of democracy, diversity, and social justice in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: socio-economic diversity, race diversity, gender diversity, diversity of abilities, issued of diversity at a personal level, and democracy in the classroom. Prerequisite: EFN 651. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EFN 753, Democracy, Diversity and Social Justice in Education III: Integration, 1 Credit.

In this third course of four, students will integrate democracy, diversity, and social justice in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: religious diversity, ethnic diversity, cultural diversity, sexual orientation diversity, issued of diversity at an institutional level, and democracy in schools. Prerequisite: EFN 651, 652. Lecture 10, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EFN 754, Democracy, Diversity and Social Justice in Education IV: Action, 1 Credit.

In this fourth course of four, students will take action with regard to democracy, diversity, and social justice in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: action plans in the classroom, future plans for continued self-education, and action plans at the institutional level. Prerequisite: EFN 651, 652, 753. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EDU 661, Teacher Leadership I: Introduction, 1 Credit.

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to the concept of teacher leadership. Course requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: baselines, life stories, professional history, teaching standards, content standards, current trends in professional development, professional visioning, and reflective practice. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

 

EDU 662, Teacher Leadership II: Exploration, 1 Credit.

In this second course of four, students will explore the concept of teacher leadership. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: professional development plan, educational policy and legislation, communication skills, facilitation skills, reflective practice, self-awareness, and current trends in educational issues. Prerequisite: EDU 661. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EDU 763, Teacher Leadership III: Integration, 1 Credit.

In this third course of four, students will integrate teacher leadership into practice. Course requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Teacher Leadership I & II, key concepts for this course include: professional portfolio related to PK-16 student learning, current trends and systems related to education improvement, and interest or exploratory groups for learning. Prerequisite: EDU 661, 662. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2.

 

EDU 764, Teacher Leadership IV: Action, 1 Credit.

In this fourth course of four, students will take action with regard to teacher leadership. Course requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts for this course include: lesson study, professional and personal self-care, leadership theory, dissemination of action research, and continued development plan beyond graduation. Prerequisite: EDU 661, 662, 763. Lecture 15, Lab 4, Out of classroom 2,

 

This is a totally new curriculum designed specifically to reflect the uniqueness of the Learning Community program. There are seven strands of content that are spiraled throughout the four semesters, Each semester students register for 1-2 credits of each strand for a total of 7-8 credits. Total program is 30 credits, culminating with a journal article on an action research study and a professional development plan portfolio. New curriculum is aligned to Wisconsin Teaching Standards, DPI requirements, and with the National Board Teaching Propositions.

The committee requested) some of the language be clarified in proposal, i.e. spiral, action research, and privilege., ,2)clarification of assessment methods; 3)differentiation between course descriptions and outcomes; and 4)reconsideration of the numbering system and credits. (What is the difference between 600 and 700 levels? Would it be better to have all 700 levels? Will a transcript showing a n entire program of 1-2 credit courses accurately reflect the rigor of the program?

 

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

 

  1. Consent Agenda: None

 

  1. Old Business: None

 

  1. New Business: None

 

  1. Meeting adjourned at 5:47.  Next meeting will be February 6, 2007