ASCRC Minutes 10/30/12 GBB 225, 2:10 p.m. Members Present: B. Borrie, W. Davies, J. Deboer, G. Coon, L. Gillison, N. Greymorning, M. Grimes, C. Henderson, D. Stolle, T. Thibeau, Members Absent/ Excused: E. Johnson, B. Simpson, D. Simpson, N. Vonessen Ex-Officio Present: B. Holzworth, S. O’Hare, J. Zink Chair Borrie called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. The minutes from 10/16/12 were approved. Communication items: Members were copied on the ”T” credits memo from the Provost. It indicates that the “T” designation has been removed from technical courses, allowing transfer of all such courses within the Montana University System. Thus, all credits obtained by students at Missoula College must be transferred minimally as free electives. In light of this, ASCRC will address two issues. Firstly, it was decided to proceed with consideration of the curriculum revisions in Applied Computing & Electronics(8 formerly “T” designated courses). The committee agreed that the Science Subcommittee should ask for syllabi for the electronics courses, and will review these courses using the usual criteria for evaluating changes to the curriculum. Secondly, the committee will need to consider the broader issue of transfer of credits from two-year colleges to the University of Montana-Missoula. A workgroup was formed to study the issue, its broader implications for the undergraduate academic standards and curriculum of the University, and bring forward some recommendations to the committee. . Members include Professor Henderson, Vonessen, DeBoer and Interim Associate Provost Hinman. Student member Coon will contact ASUM to find a student member to serve as well. Advisors and admissions evaluations are now somewhat confused given the past limit on technical courses counting towards a baccalaureate degree. The current catalog indicates that 10 credits of technical courses may be counted by petition: http://www.umt.edu/catalog/acad/gradreqs/default.html#max http://www.umt.edu/registrar/forms/pdf/vocationaltechcreditgrantform.pdf Business Items: The Business and Journalism curriculum items appended below were approved. Subcommittee Chair Tangedahl asked for guidance regarding several program modifications in Business Technology. The changes include experimental course numbers in the program requirements (x91 Special Topics/Experimental Courses). ASCRC agreed that programs should not require experimental courses and that syllabi are to be provided for evaluation of all new courses required in a curriculum change. Other courses, such as those in Carpentry, needs to reference the common course matrix to propose course numbers that are not in use. The subcommittee had a mixed vote regarding the Advocate Leadership Seminar and will continue to discuss. The Science and Math curriculum items appended below were approved. Several of the courses are pending full review by the subcommittee. There is concern that some course descriptions contain prerequisites that are not enforceable since they do not adhere to programing logic. In these cases the Registrar’s Office will need to contact departments for clarification. The Education and Fine Arts curriculum items appended below were approved. Clarification or follow-up is pending for several courses. Consideration of courses from HHP, Media Arts, Music, and Theatre & Dance is held over to the next meeting. The draft letter informing departments that all course restrictions must be listed in the catalog was approved and will be sent out tomorrow. There is a need for a prerequisite guide document to define and explain enforceable use of pre-requisites, co-requisites, and concurrency. It was suggested that Allan Mozingo, the temporary Project Manager for the Prerequisite Implementation, assist the Registrar’s Office in creating the guide. The guide should have examples of the enforceability and impact of various prerequisites listings. It appears there are 12- 18 departments that might need to revise prerequisites for timely inclusion in the 2013/14 catalog and would need a spring review by ASCRC. It was agreed that a similar review of pre-requisite changes as occurred in Spring 2012 would be made available to departments and programs. The meeting was adjourned at 4:00. Business and Journalism Curriculum Consent Agenda Carpentry CSTN 102 Concrete Carpentry delete course JOUR 250 Introduction to the Web and Digital Journalism Delete course JRNL 331 Intermediate Web and Digital Reporting New course Journalism Changes for CCN, require a “capstone” course Journalism program modification JRNL 482 Advanced Video Storytelling SOBA - Marketing & Management Change number and level BMGT 485 Seminar in Contemporary International Issues delete course Level I new certificate digital marketing BGEN 200 Business Communication new course BMKT 466 Online and Social Media Marketing new course program modification Entertainment Management CCN & elective changes, add grade requirement program modification Marketing Major revise basket of electives Program modification Entrepreneur Certificate Update curriculum BMGT 426 Strategic Management update prereqs to show ccn numbers BGMT 444 UG Management Communication update prereqs, change catalog description SOBA - Management Information Systems MIS 448 Management Game delete course MIS 474 Quality Management Systems delete course MIS 475 Advance Technology Support delete course MIS 477 Multimedia Development of Business delete course program modification MIS Major remove deleted courses from electives Science and Math Curriculum Consent Agenda Chemistry & Biochemistry program modification add a required course to BS option Computer Science CSCI 181 (CS) Web design and Programming CSCI 216E Technology, Ethics, and Society CSCI 332 Design/Analysis of Algorithms CSCI 426 UG Advanced Programming - Theory and Practice I Change prereqs CSCI 446 UG Artificial Intelligence CSCI 460 Operating Systems Change descr, learning outcomes, prereqs Change descr, prereqs CSCI 473 Cryptography add options and revise curriculum Level 1 Change title from Electronic Publishing on the World Wide Web, change prereqs Change title from Robots, Genetic Engineering, and Ethics Change descr, change prereqs Change prereqs split into professional an interdisciplinary option, reduce core courses and increase elective choices Geography GPHY 314 (214) Global Mountain Environments Change course number GPHY 381 Principles of Digital Cartography Delete course number GPHY 382 Digital Cartography Laboratory Delete course number GPHY 481 UG Advanced Cartographic Design New course Program Modification Minor in Mountain Studies Modifying list of courses program modification BS & BA degrees revise degree requirements Geosciences Level I Discontinue the Interdisciplinary Option GEO 105 Oceanography course descr GEO 225 (226) Earth Materials GEO 228 Earth Surface Processes Change title from Rocks, Minerals and Resources, change course number, prereqs, descr Change prereqs GEO 320 Global Water course descr GEO 327 Geochemistry course descr GEO 436 UG Near Surface Geophysics GEO 439 UG Magnetics in Tectonics, Structure, and Exploration Change title from Subsurface Imaging in Archaeology, change descr Change title from Applied Magnetics, change prereqs GEO 460 UG Process Geomorphology program modification Option in Earth Science Education program modification Delete cognate science course from major program modification revise course listings in minor change prereqs, change descr modify required courses Education and Fine Arts Curriculum Consent Agenda Art ARTZ 302 Elementary School Art Change credits from 3 to 2 Communicative Sciences and Disorders CSD 210 Speech and Language Development Change Prerequisites CSD 450 UG Aural Rehabilitation Change Prerequisites Curriculum and Instruction EDU 222 Educational Psychology and Child Development new course EDU 340 EDU 346 Classroom Management Exceptionalities new course new course EDU 395 Clinical Experience: L1 Learning and Instruction new course EDU 397 Methods: Teaching and Assessing K-4 Early Numeracy New course program modification secondary teacher licensure programs remove prereq (PSYX 100) Level I BITE - change program name to Business Education To: Department Chairs and Academic Deans From: Bill Borrie, Chair, Academic Standards and Curriculum Review Committee Date: November 1, 2012 Re: Inclusion of course restrictions in the catalog course description Colleagues, The following motion passed unanimously at the October Faculty Senate meeting All restrictions such as degree majors only, class standing, or consent of instructors must be included in the catalog. Procedure 201.30.3 Editorial Catalog Changes will be revised to include the restrictions stated above, which will allow the changes to be made in catalog copy sent to departments in February to be effective fall 2013. Enrollment limitations that fall under the definition of a “course restriction” include consent of instructor, class standing, and degree major. The purpose of the resolution is to ensure that, well in advance of registration, students have full knowledge of all restrictions placed on a course by an academic department. The previous practice allowed departments to add and drop restrictions during the semester schedule building process, whether or not those restrictions appeared in the course description. Effective with the AY13/14 Catalog, course restrictions will no longer be enforced unless those restrictions appear in the course description. Please review all of your department’s course descriptions to verify that they include all restrictions currently enforced at the time of registration. For those that do not, submit additions, modification or deletions directly to the Registrar’s Office for inclusion in the AY13/14 catalog; the deadline for those submissions is February 28, 2013. If it has been the practice to place a consent of instructor on selected sections, it is acceptable to include language to the effect that “selected sections may require the consent of the instructor” in the course description. Note: “Course restrictions” should not be confused with “course prerequisites”, “course co-requisites” or “course enrollment with concurrency”, which all refer to specific course completion/enrollment or placement results. Additions, modification, or deletions of course prerequisites will still require review and approval of ASCRC and Faculty Senate.