ASCRC Minutes 10/10/06


Members Present: B. Bach, I. Crummy, J. Eglin, D. Duncan, C. Henderson, J. Graham, J. Luckowski, T. Manual, R. Nalty, A. Szalda-Petree, P. Silverman, H. Thompson

Members Absent/Excused: R. Browning, V. Hedquist, A. Tabibnejad, A. Walker-Andrews


Ex-Officio Present: D. Micus, M. Hoell

Guest: Associate Dean Tompkins


Chair Szalda-Petree called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.

Approval of the 9/26/06 minutes was postponed.  


  • Most of the curriculum proposals are in and have been disseminated to the subcommittee chairs. The latest count is below.

Business & Journalism


Education & Fine Arts


Humanities & Cultural Studies


Forestry & Biomedical Science


Science & Math


Social & Behavioral Science





Unfinished Business

  • Chair Szalda-Petree has started the cover letter to be forwarded with the General Education Model to ECOS and then departments. He is including a time-line of the work done to date and an explanation of ASCRC's inability to agree on a model. He will address professional schools concerns over Foreign Language / Symbolic Systems.
  • Health and Human Performance has submitted program modifications that will allow their Applied Health Science and Athletic Training options to take anatomy and physiology courses at the College of Technology. It required Biol 312 & 313 that was required to fulfill major requirements and the natural science perspective. The natural science designation was removed during last year's review. There may be some students that need to count the 300 level courses toward general education, if unable to graduate from an earlier catalog. The committee agreed that these students would be able to utilize the graduation appeals process if necessary.

New Business

  • Subcommittee chairs chose presentation dates.


Business & Journalism / Forestry & Biomedical Science


Education & Fine Arts / Science & Math


Humanities & Cultural Studies / Social & Behavioral Sciences

  • It was agreed that the level II proposal for Communicative Disorders should be put aside until the routine curriculum items are approved.
  • The committee considered the issue of online course approval/review. Traditional courses are reviewed for content not quality of instruction or teaching methods, so any review of online courses would do the same. Currently traditional courses that are offered online are approved by the department. ASCRC does not want to add another layer of bureaucracy to the process. Guidelines for faculty developing online courses would be helpful.
    It was moved that the new subcommittee of the Academic IT Advisory Committee be charged with developing guidelines and best practices for online courses.
  • There will be no meeting next week to allow subcommittees time to work on curriculum proposals.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.