A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 02/23/01


February 23, 2001

Members Present: R. Baldwin, T. Mackey, R. Powers, R. Roebuck, M. Rohmann, E. Segal, M. Stenger (Chair), R. Taylor

Guests: S. Seif (Math); B. Huot (Engl), L. Davis (Testing)

The minutes of the meetings of January 26 and February 9 were approved as distributed.

Actions are approved for Fall 2002, unless otherwise stated.

MATH 587: Discrete Mathematics for MAT Students was approved, pending receipt of a statement for differences in undergraduate/graduate credit. The course will not be forwarded to the Graduate School until the additional materials are received. The committee asked that the possibility of offering the course for graduate credit only (even though at the 500 level) be investigated.

ENGL 604: Writing Center Theory and Practice—approved, new cours

ENGL 676: Rhetoric of Science—on hold for additional information: clarification of grading system

HIST 559: U.S. and Cold War Policy. Course was not approved for WR and was placed on hold; will not be processed as new course until department clarifies WR requirements or requests approval as new course without WR credit.

Professor Huot discussed the English Department’s proposal to discontinue the use of CLEP credit for ENGL 101 and 102 and possibly substitute a local test. The committee asked for further clarification of several issues: Is the present CLEP policy for ENGL 101 acceptable, if the option of 102 credit is discontinued? If a local exam were instituted, the committee favored its being a credit option. The department was asked to respond to these questions, and if it did wish to create a local exam to resubmit a proposal, including information about costs to students.