A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 03/23/01


March 23, 2001

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

Members absent: E. Segal

Guests: J. Pani (PSYC)

The committee approved a proposal to continue to allow students to take physical education courses on a P/F basis at any time, an exception to the general college policy that students must have junior standing before taking courses P/F. The original exception was made when PE courses were a college requirement, and the committee considered it appropriate to continue to allow that option.

Professor Pani, co-chair of the university-wide committee on Transfer Policy, presented an issue that had been identified by the committee. In designating transfer course equivalencies in the past, some departments assigned a 100 or 200-level transfer course a specific 300+ level UL course content equivalency, but designated that it not carry credit for 300+ level credit. On behalf of the university wide committee, Professor Pani asked that the curriculum committee review this practice. Following lengthy discussion, the committee agreed to the recommendation that when a department designates a course to course equivalency, the transferred course will carry all the attributes of the UofL course, ie, both content and level. For courses which the department does not wish to have carry upper level credit, the designation “departmental (eg, BIOL) lower division” will be given. . Departments with courses for which they have split the content/level equivalency will be asked to choose one of these options. Should the department which offers the course wish to allow a student to fulfill a specific course requirement with the generic equivalency, they may make such a decision on an individual student basis