A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 9/14/99
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 14, 1999
Members Present: R. Baldwin, J. Hart, T. Mackey, S. Maloney, R. Powers, M. Rohmann, M. Stenger, R. Taylor
Guests: Julia Dietrich
Professor Stenger, Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.
The minutes of the meeting of August 31, 1999, were approved as distributed.
The committee reviewed and approved the departments' learning outcomes measures as submitted via Associate Dean Dietrich. Several patterns were noted, including the use of portfolios, entrance and exit surveys, and capstone courses. Acknowledging that departments will need flexibility to revise the measures as we gain more experience with assessment, the committee stated that it did not expect departments to submit every fine-tuning for review. But it did ask Dean Dietrich to notify it and to request review of significant changes in departmental measures. A general statement that completion of the department's learning outcomes measures is a requirement for graduation in each major will be stated in the next undergraduate catalog, but the specific requirements will not be printed.
The committee approved the proposal that students with Pre-College Curriculum deficiencies in the social sciences may remove the deficiency by successful completion of a 100 or 200 level course in any social science discipline. They also approved deleting the requirement that students must remove all PCC deficiencies before they can be removed from conditional status. This change was not thought to substantially change the requirements for removal from conditional status since completion of any required remedial courses in English or Mathematics remains a condition, and most students are advised to take a social science course during the first year of enrollment.
The following course actions were approved effective Fall 2000 unless otherwise noted:
PAS 562/WMST 540: Women's Health in Africa (change from 300 to
500-level; WR approval)
PAS 342/ENGL 342: Title change TO Black Women Novelists
HON 273: College Honors Seminar I
HON 274: College Honors Seminar II
HIST 303: History of American Political Parties
HIST 323: History of the Family
HIST 335: Ibero-Latin American Culture
HIST 371: European Expansion and Colonization
HIST 372: Europe in the 17th and 18th Centuries
HIST 373: War and Society in Early Modern Europe
HIST 381: Europe in the 19th Century
HIST 382: Europe in the 20th Century
HIST 390: The History Behind the Headlines
HIST 578: Studies in Modern European History
HIST 592: East Asia in Conflict
HIST 606: Seminar in Archives Administration
HIST 625: History of American Education
HIST 631: Studies in Latin-American History
HIST 641: Studies in Ancient History
HIST 642: Seminar in Ancient History
HIST 661: Studies in Early Modern European History