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 Faculty Senate

The University of Montana

ASCRC Minutes 10/28/08


 

Members Present:, T. Brockman, I. Crummy, J. Dempersmier, S. Gauthier,  T. Hunter, S. Lodmell, J. Luckowski, D. MacDonald, M. Martin, M. Nielsen, E. Uchimoto, K. Unger, R. Vanita, G. Weix, K. Zoellner

Members Absent/Excused: J. Bergman, H. Thompson, A. Walker-Andrews

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

Chair Weix called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m.

The minutes from 10/14/08 and 10/21/08 were approved.

Communication

 

  • The Faculty Learning Outcome Councils have finalized common course numbering and outcomes for Economics and Writing.  ASCRC was provided with the matrix.

    The catalog will include the previous number and cyberbear will have a crosslist.
  • Director Broberg addressed concerns related to the permanent courses associated with the Landscape and Livelihood field semester. The students live off campus in the Swan Valley and are exposed to an experiential environment. The courses are offered through Continuing Education and taught by Northwest Connections. EVST faculty supervise the instructors and review the syllabi to assure the courses meet the educational goals of the department. EVST only has five tenure-track faculty and 200 majors. Northwest Connections helps the program extend course offerings. The Program is mindful that students need to be exposed to tenure tract faculty and is considering catalog language to place a limit on the courses that can satisfy the upper-division electives requirement.

    The department will submit alternative course numbers to the bag numbers. The following revisions were received via email.

EVST/RSCN 292 Field Skills for Conservation Work -- CHANGE TO:  EVST/RSCN 282

EVST/RSCN 392 Biogeography of Northwest Montana -- CHANGE TO:  EVST/RSCN 382

EVST/RSCN 393 Conservation and Community Research Project -- CHANGE TO:  EVST/RSCN 383

The Subcommittee will consider the additional information and make a recommendation to ASCRC at the November 18th meeting.

 

Business Items:

  • Curriculum Review - Humanities
    The items listed below were approved. Several items in African American Studies, English, History, and Modern and Classical Languages and Literature are pending follow-up.
  • Curriculum Review - Education and Fine Arts
    The summary items below were approved. Follow-up is required for ART 335.
  • Withdrawal Policy
    The committee discussed ECOS' suggestion to change the electronic add deadline to the tenth day and the drop deadline by forms to the 8th week. It unanimously approved separating the electronic add/drop date so that the deadline for adding courses electronically is the tenth day and the fifteenth day to electronically drop a course. However, the committee compromised with ECOS' recommendation and unanimously approved the ninth week (45th day) to drop courses by forms with signature approval.
  • Grade Point Average Calculation Policy
    It might be helpful to know the history of the trend for institutions to move away from averaging grades to accepting the last grade earned in the grade point average. Professor MacDonald will look through back issues of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

    The committee will vote on the issue at the November 18th meeting. ASCRC will provide a report to the Senate with the background information. The Senate will debate the issue and make the final decision.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:05 p.m.

ASCRC Humanities Summary

Department

Course #

Title

Summary of change

AAS

AAS 161

Introduction to African American Studies

New course

AAS

AAS 263

African American History Since 1865

change course number from 379, cross list with History

AAS

AAS 278 H

African American Institutions and Perspectives

Delete course

AAS

AAS 368

Gandhi and King: Ethics of Nonviolence

Delete course

AAS

AAS 373

The Black Radical Tradition

New course

AAS

AAS 374

African American Religious Experience

New course

AAS

AAS 408

Africa and the black Diaspora

Delete course

AAS

AAS 450

Prayer and Civil Rights

New course

AAS

AAS 478

Marin, Malcolm and the Civil Rights Movement

Delete course

AAS

Program Modification

AAS minor

revisions

English

ENFM 338 (MCLG)

French Cinema

Current MCLG course, cross list with ENFM, add to Film Studies  Option

English

ENFM 358 (MCLG)

Latin American Civilization through Literature and Film

Current MCLG course, cross list with ENFM, add to Film Studies  Option

ENLT

ENLT 375

Gender and Sexuality in 20th Century Fiction

Cross-list with WGS 375

History

HIST 352

The American Revolution

Change course number from 252

History

HIST 470 UG

Women and Slavery

Cross-list with WGS 470

History

HIST 471 UG

Southern Women in Black and White

Cross-list with WGS 471

Honors College

HC 320

Research Design and Proposal Preparation

New course

Liberal Studies

Level I

New option

Religious studies

Liberal Studies

LS 326

Stories East and West

New course, cross list with ENLT

Liberal Studies

LS 327

Gender and Sexuality in English Fiction

New course, Cross list with ENLT & WGS

Liberal Studies

LS 428 UG

The Renaissance Debate on women

New course, Cross list with ENLT & WGS

MCLL

GERM 453

German Literature Since Unification

New course

MCLL

MCLG 252

Greek Drama:  Politics On-stage

Change title from Tragedy

MCLL

Program Modification

Spanish

change catalog language

Native American Studies

NAS 195

Special Topics Variable Cr

Change repeatable credits from R-6 to R-9

Native American Studies

NAS 295

Special Topics Variable Cr

Change repeatable credits from R-6 to R-9

Native American Studies

NAS 395

Special Topics Variable Cr

Change repeatable credits from R-6 to R-9

Native American Studies

NAS 495

Special Topics Variable Cr

Change repeatable credits from R-6 to R-9

Philosophy

PHIL 429E

Feminist Ethics

Cross list with WGS 429

Religious Studies

RELS 100

Introduction to the Study of Religion

Delete course

Religious Studies

RELS 210

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the History of Ancient Israel

Change number from 106, change title from Introduction to Old Testament studies

Religious Studies

RELS 211

Introduction to New Testament Studies

Change course number from 107

Religious Studies

RELS 220

Judaism

New course

Religious Studies

RELS 225

Christianity

New course

Religious Studies

RELS 234

South Asian Religious Traditions: Hinduism

Change course number from 365, cross-listed course number should also change

Religious Studies

RELS 236

Chinese Religions

New course

Religious Studies

RELS 238

Japanese Religions

New course

Religious Studies

RELS 252

Medieval Allegory

Delete course

Religious Studies

RELS 300

Theory and Method in the Study of Religion

New course

Religious Studies

RELS 310

Topics in Biblical Studies

New course

Religious Studies

RELS 312 UG

Legacy of Paul

Delete course

Religious Studies

RELS 320

Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity

New course

Religious Studies

RELS 353

Topics in South Asian Religions

New course, cross list with Asian Studies

Religious Studies

RELS 354

Topics in East Asian Religions

New course, cross list with Asian Studies

Religious Studies

RELS 366

Tibetan Civilization

New course, cross list with Asian Studies

Religious Studies

RELS 367

Approaches to the Study of Zen Buddhism

New course

Religious Studies

RELS 368

Contemporary Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia

New course

Religious Studies

RELS 369

Contemporary Traditions of Asia

New course

Religious Studies

RELS 376

Contemporary Religious Thought

Change number from 276

Women's & Gender Studies

Program Modification

Minor

Increase number of required credits

Education and Fine Arts Summary

Department

Course #

Title

Summary of change

Art

ART 315

Photography II

Change description, drop G

Art

ART 318

Alternative Process Photography

Change from summer to intermittently offering

Art

ART 341

Painting II

Change description

Art

ART 436 UG

Advanced Research in Sculpture

Change description, add prereqs

C & I

C & I 452 UG

Measurement and Observation

New course

C & I

C&I 453 UG

Special Education Law, Policy and Practices

Change title from Introduction to Special Education Law and Policy, Change description

C & I

C&I 458 UG

Effective Academic Intervention

New course

C & I

C&I 457 UG

Assessment and Instruction for Exceptional Learners

Delete course

C & I

C & I 459 UG

Consulting and Resource Teacher

Delete course

C & I

C&I 463 UG

Advanced Positive Behavioral Supports

Change title from Advanced Classroom Management for Exceptional Learners, change description

Drama/Dance

DAN U 108A

Dance Forms I

New course-to add to fundamental dance-technique offerings

Drama/Dance

DAN U 234L

Dance in Popular Movies

New course-to examine dance in popular films and increase online offerings in Dance Division

Drama/Dance

DAN U 320

Improvisation

Increase credits from 1 to 2 & increase repeatability-to reflect number of contact hours for course

Drama/Dance

DAN U 340

Science of Dance Movement

Increase credits from 1 to 3-to reflect number of contact hours for course

Drama/Dance

DAN UG 420

Contact Improvisation

Increase credits from 1 to 2 & increase repeatability-to reflect number of contact hours for course

Drama/Dance

DAN UG 421

Advanced Improvisation

New course-to add to advanced preparation of Choreography & Performance students

Drama/Dance

DRAM UG 414

Acting V: Studio

Reduce credits from 4 to 3 and modify title-more precise description and reflection of contact hours for course

Drama/Dance

DRAM UG 415

Acting VI: Studio

Reduce credits from 4 to 3 and modify title-more precise description and reflection of contact hours for course

Drama/Dance

Program Modification

Dance minor

Add course requirements; reorganize requirements-for more structured degree

Drama/Dance

Program Modification

BA, Dance

Add course requirements; reorganize requirements-for more structured degree

Drama/Dance

Program Modification

BFA, Dance core courses

Subtract course requirements-moved to CHOR and TEACH for higher specialization credits required by Dance Division

Drama/Dance

Program Modification

BFA, Dance,

Area of Specialization in  Choreography & Performance 

Add course requirements-moved from BFA Dance for higher specialization credits required by Dance Division

Drama/Dance

Program Modification

BFA, Dance,

Area of Specialization in Teaching

Rename specialization; add course requirements-to reflect nature of specialization; moved from BFA Dance for higher specialization credits required by Dance Division

Drama/Dance

Program Modification

BFA, Drama, Acting specialization

Add course requirements & modify total credits-to increase advanced requirements for specialization and reflect other proposed credit-number changes

Drama/Dance

Program Modification

BFA, Drama, Design/Technology specialization

Add course requirements-to clarify repeatability requirements for specialization

HHP

HHP 342:

Assessment of the Lower Extremities

Change name from Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training,

reduce by 1 credit

HHP

HHP 343:

Assessment of the Lower Extremities Laboratory

Change name from Advanced Techniques in Athletic Training Laboratory

HHP

HHP 344:

Assessment of the Upper Extremities

New course

HHP

HHP 345:

Assessment of the Lower Extremities Laboratory

New course

HHP

HHP 366

HHP 367

Therapeutic Modalities

Therapeutic Modalities Laboratory

Transfer the manual muscle testing and range of motion content to HHP 342/343 & 344/345; change name from Measurement and Modalities; change course description

HHP

HHP 377

Physiology of Exercise

Change course description

HHP

HHP 401:

Assessment of Thorax and Medical Conditions in the Athlete

Change name from Evaluation of Athletic Injuries; change description

HHP

HHP 402:

Assessment of Thorax and Medical Conditions in the Athlete Laboratory

Change name from Evaluation of Athletic Injuries; change description

HHP

HHP 415

Health & the Mind/Body/Spirit Relationship

Change course name from Advanced Principles of Health Education & Health Promotion

HHP

HHP 446

Nutrition for Sport

Change course description; add 377 as a pre-requisite; change from only offered fall to offered both semesters.

HHP

Program Modification

Athletic Training

Revising required courses

HHP

Program Modification

Exercise Science Option

Change math requirement from Math 117 to Math 112 or 121

HHP

Program Modification

Applied Health Science Option

Add course to core elective

HHP

Program Modification

Health Enhancement Option

Revising required courses

Media Arts

MAR U 222

3D Motion Design

Change course name from Fundamentals of Digital Compositing

Media Arts

MAR U 322

Digital Compositing I

Change course name from 2D Motion Design

Media Arts

MAR U 324

Introduction to Stop Motion Animation Techniques

New Course

Media Arts

MAR U 422

Digital Compositing II

Name Change from 3D Motion Design

Media Arts

MAR U 443

Documentary:  Theory and Practice

New Course; cross list with EDFN

Media Arts

MAR U 470

Advanced Acting for Film I

New Course

Media Arts

MAR U 471

Advanced Acting for Film II

New Course

Media Arts

Program Modification

BA media arts, Digital Film Making specialization

Change MAR 250 from prereq to admission to the media arts major to a required course once admitted; move MAR 465 from required to elective course.

Media Arts

Program Modification

Media Arts minor

Replace MAR 250 with MAR 101 in Digital Filmmaking area


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