Academic Planning Committee (APC)

Minutes for October 15, 2007

 

Members Present: Czerwinski, Gendreau, Johnson, Knowles, Krajewski, Tiffany, Senger

Members Excused: Glass, Miskowski (on leave)

Guests Present: Carol Angell, Barbara Rusterholz

 

1.  Meeting called to order, 12:06PM, 432 CWH by Tiffany (Chair).

 

2.  Chair Tiffany asked if there were any questions or necessary clarifications of the minutes from the previous meeting.  The next meeting will be October 29, 2007, noon, 432 CWH, to review the Adapted Physical Education Minor and the Gerontology Program.  Chair Tiffany reminded the committee members that the APC committee will be meeting every other week.

 

3.  Carol Angell, the faculty representative for the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate, summarized the 2-page description that had already been provided, and solicited questions from committee members.  Dr. Angell clarified that this is a self-supporting program that needs to be expanded to become a more in-depth program.  Currently, continuing education students enroll in the program, and some education graduate students augment their programs through the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate.  She pointed out that this is an especially high-need area since DPI does not have specific requirements about autism, but autistic students are enrolled in classrooms not specifically designed for the needs of autistic students. 

 

4.  M/S/P (7/0/0) Motion to continue the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate until the next review (two years).  Motion passed unanimously.

 

5.  Barbara Rusterholz, the faculty representative for the French Studies Certificate, summarized the 2-page description that had already been provided, and solicited questions from committee members.  Dr. Rusterholz clarified that no new resources are required to sustain the certificate program.  It was originally designed to attract non-UW-L students from Viterbo and WWTC, though to date, enrollment by non-UW-L students has not happened.  She pointed out that continuing the French Studies Certificate is crucial to maintaining enrollments in FRE220 (France and the Francophone World) and FRE303 (Advanced French).  She indicated that many UW-L students involved in the program are not officially signing up for the certificate, so Institutional Research numbers do not reflect true numbers of students involved in this program.

 

6.  M/S/P (7/0/0) Motion to continue the French Studies Certificate until the next review (two years).  Motion passed unanimously.

 

7. Next meeting date: 12:00-1:00 PM, 432 CWH, Oct. 29, 2007.

 

8. Adjourned, 12:34 PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Curtis Czerwinski