ASCRC Minutes 11/14/06


Members Present:, R. Browning, I. Crummy, J. Eglin, V. Hedquist, C. Henderson, J. Graham, J. Luckowski, T. Manual, R. Nalty, P. Silverman, A. Szalda-Petree, H. Thompson

Members Absent/Excused: B. Bach D. Duncan, A. Tabibnejad


Ex-Officio Present: M. Hoell, D. Micus, A. Walker-Andrews

Guest: Associate Dean Tompkins


Chair Szalda-Petree called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m.

The 10/24/06 and 11/1/06 minutes were approved.   


Chair Szalda-Petree received an additional letter of support for the communicative disorders proposal from the Montana Speech-Language & Hearing Association with 168 signatures.  He passed this around for members to review.

Unfinished Business (postponed for new business)

New Business

  • The summary of humanities curriculum proposals was presented by Professor Eglin. Items on the summary were approved with the exception of the following:

Level II, Film Studies Option

Art & Drama should have been included in the discussion.

ENLT 327, U.S. Writers of Color

Title does not fit course, suggest other

ENIR 101, Elementary Irish I
ENIR 102, Elementary Irish II

MCLL needs to sign off on the form and there was a question about the rubric. 

Level I , Certificate in Global & Multicultural Competence

There are numerous issues.

Several of the new courses approved have a new rubric (ENFM) for the Film Studies Option in English.  It was suggested that if the Option is not approved these courses would default to ENLT.  Also, a comment was made that ASCRC needs to assist English with working out the details of the Irish Studies Minor.

  • The Social Sciences and Ethics Subcommittee presentations were postponed to next week.

Unfinished Business:

  • The committee briefly discussed the numerous concerns with the proposed Certificate in Global and Multicultural Competence. In consideration for time constraints, Chair Szalda-Petree requested the subcommittee chairs send the concerns of their subcommittees to him and he would compile them and communicate them, rather than invite the author to ASCRC at this time. The proposal requires considerable rethinking and collaboration with campus departments prior to further review.
  • The Education and Fine Arts Subcommittee met to discuss the Communicative Disorders proposal and voted 3 to 2 in favor. Professor Luckowski will be prepared at the next meeting with the concerns and comments of the subcommittee.

    The Forestry and Biomedical Science Subcommittee had mostly practical / space / issue concerns in relation to the courses offered by the College of Technology that were already functioning at full capacity.

    This is also the case for the psychology course listed.

    Chair Szalda-Petree requested that members take a look at the full proposal and separate their concerns from curricular standard issues and funding. A half hour will be set aside next week for discussion and guest will be invited to the meeting on 11/28.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:50 p.m.