A-Z Index | Employment | Directory | Ace Mail | Web for Students | Blackboard | Search

HOME    FUTURE STUDENTS    CURRENT STUDENTS    STUDENT LIFE     ALUMNI & FRIENDS    FACULTY    STAFF

Index

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

December 12, 2007 

 

Called to Order:          2:02 pm

Adjourned:                  2:25 pm

Members present:     Peter Racheotes Chair;

                                    Elaine Beason, Joan Brumm, Shirley Garick, Tom Gandy    

Ex-Officio

Members present:     Ann Lotven, Pat Black, Carla Snyder

Absent:  Mohammed Haque, Anson Godfrey, Kristi Johnson

Guests:  Glenda Ballard

 1.         Agenda

2.         Meeting called to order at 2:02 PM by Dr. Racheotes. 

3.         Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Beason to approve minutes from previous meeting November 14, 2007.  Motion passed

4.         Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Gandy to table Course Inventory Add/Reinstate:  LDRS 497 Special Topics:  Org. Training and Development (G. Green).  Request to add new prefix was discussed.  Pat Black informed the committee that the University has the authority to submit and approve new prefixes.  Additionally, it was moved to change the prefix from LDRS to LEAD.  A course syllabus was not submitted.  The form will be resubmitted reflecting the proper prefix (LEAD) and a course syllabus will be provided.  Motion to Table passed.    

5.         Dr. Gandy moved, seconded by Dr. Garick to table Changes to Existing Undergraduate Program:  English (Davis).  Request that the 6 hours of electives already required to be upper division.  Discussion ensued that the justification needs to be clarified reflecting the rationale to have the degree require 126 credit hours and not the standard 120 credit hours.  Dr. Gandy will discuss with the College of Arts & Sciences and Education faculty whether to remove the 6 hours of electives in order to require the degree to 120 credit hours.  Motion to Table passed.    

6.         Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Brumm to discuss Changes to Existing Undergraduate Program:  BS Biology – IS Minor (Allard).  Per Pat Black, no action is needed.  This was approved in a previous meeting.  No Action Required.    

Old Business:

            Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Brumm to approve Course Syllabus Changes:  CJ 485 Criminal Justice Seminar (Okereke).  The original motion was to request the change of course delivery system to Web-Based.  Previous discussion was 1) The justification on each request needed to reflect the rational to change the delivery to Web-Based. 2) The course syllabus did not reflect that the course would be offered as Web-Based.  3)  The Disability and Academic Dishonesty statement in the course syllabus needed to be consistent with standard format.  4) The statement “Understand the criminal justice system very well” needs to be clarified.  5) The Classroom Courtesy paragraph regarding cell phones and beepers needs to be deleted from the course syllabus since the course will be offered as Web-Based.   Dr. Okereke resubmitted the form and syllabus and was approved.  Motion Passed.

            Dr. Beason moved, seconded by Dr. Brumm to approve Course Syllabus Changes: CJ/SOC 325 Crime and Delinquency (Okereke).  The original motion was to request the change of course delivery system to Web-Based.  Previous discussion was 1) The justification on each request needed to reflect the rational to change the delivery to Web-Based. 2) The course syllabus did not reflect that the course would be offered as Web-Based.  3)  The Disability and Academic Dishonesty statement in the course syllabus needed to be consistent with standard format.  4) The Classroom Courtesy paragraph regarding cell phones and beepers needs to be deleted from the course syllabus since the course will be offered as Web-Based.  Dr. Okereke resubmitted the form and syllabus and was approved.  Motion Passed.    

            Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Brumm to approve Course Syllabus Changes:  CJ/SOC 380 Cultural and Ethnic Minorities (Okereke).  The original motion was to request the change of course delivery system to Web-Based.  Previous discussion was 1) The justification on each request needed to reflect the rational to change the delivery to Web-Based. 2) The course syllabus did not reflect that the course would be offered as Web-Based.  3)  The Disability and Academic Dishonesty statement in the course syllabus needed to be consistent with standard format.  4) The Classroom Courtesy paragraph regarding cell phones and beepers needs to be deleted from the course syllabus since the course will be offered as Web-Based.  Dr. Okereke resubmitted the form and syllabus and was approved.  Motion Passed.    

            Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Beason to approve Course Inventory Change:  IS 410 Foundations of Leadership (Ballard).  The original motion was made to change IS 410 from Interdisciplinary prefix to LDRS prefix.  Previous discussion was whether or not Texas A&M University-Texarkana had a LDRS prefix in the course inventory.  Pat Black informed the committee that the university has the authority to submit and approve new prefixes.  It was moved to change the prefix from LDRS to LEAD.  The form will be resubmitted reflecting the LEAD prefix and also on the “Type of Change” line to include “Change of Prefix”.  Dr. Ballard will make these changes and resubmit.  Motion Passed As Amended

            Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Beason to approve Course Inventory Change:  IS 415 Organizational Development & Change (Ballard) The original motion was made to change IS 410 from Interdisciplinary prefix to LDRS prefix.  Previous discussion was whether or not Texas A&M University-Texarkana had a LDRS prefix in the course inventory.  As per Pat Black, the university has the authority to submit and approve new prefixes.  Therefore, it was discussed and approved to change the prefix from LDRS to LEAD.  Also it was requested that the form be resubmitted reflecting the LEAD prefix and also on the “Type of Change” line to include “Change of Prefix”.  Dr. Ballard will make these changes and resubmit.  Motion Passed As Amended

            Dr. Garick moved, seconded by Dr. Beason to approve Inventory Change:  IS 420 Community Leadership (Ballard).  The original motion was made to change IS 410 from Interdisciplinary prefix to LDRS prefix.  Previous discussion was whether or not Texas A&M University-Texarkana had a LDRS prefix in the course inventory.  As per Pat Black, the university has the authority to submit and approve new prefixes.  Therefore, it was discussed and approved to change the prefix from LDRS to LEAD.  Also it was requested that the form be resubmitted reflecting the LEAD prefix and also on the “Type of Change” line to include “Change of Prefix”.  Dr. Ballard will make these changes and resubmit.  Motion Passed As Amended

8.         Other Business:

1)  Dr. Racheotes expressed his sincere appreciation for the diligent work and support that Dr. Lotven has given to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee in the past 3 years. 

2)  Dr. Karen Kincaid will be replacing Dr. Shirley Garick as the representative from the College of Health & Behavioral Science beginning January 2008.

3)  The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee meetings will be held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, during the Spring 2008 semester, beginning in February 2008.   

9.         Meeting adjournment at 2:25 pm.

10.       Next meeting will be February 13, 2008, Room 229N.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kelly Bennett        
Recording Secretary