A&S Curriculum Committee Minutes, 4/18/05

College of Arts and Sciences

Curriculum Committee Minutes

April 18, 2005

Members present: A. Allen, B. Beattie (Chair), A. Kolers, S. Parkhurst, M. Rohmann, D. Swanson, R. Taylor

Members absent: B. Li

Guests: T. Adams (A&S Advising), E. Warner (COMM), M. Zimmerman (Math)

The minutes of the meeting of April 4 were approved as distributed.

The committee recommended funding for an instructional grant proposal from the Department of Mathematics.

The Curriculum Changes Guidelines approved at the April 4 meeting were modified to specify that degree proposals or other proposals with College budgetary implications would be reviewed by the Planning and Budget Committee prior to submission to the Provost. The final version of the document may be found at


COMM 175: Introduction to Debate was approved as a new course effective Summer 2006. It was also approved for the General Education Oral Communication area and will be forwarded to the University General Education Committee for review.

The Committee discussed the proposals from the Advising Center for GEN 100: Strategies for Success and GEN 201: A&S Majors and Careers. While supportive of the services delivered in the courses, the committee considered them primarily non-curricular in nature and questioned having them as credit-bearing, graded courses. GEN 201 was not approved, and action was deferred on GEN 100, pending receipt of additional information.