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 Faculty Senate

The University of Montana

ASCRC Minutes 11/18/08


 

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

Members Absent/Excused: E. Uchimoto, H. Thompson,

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

Guest:  L. Tangedahl, Chair, Business and Journalism Subcommittee

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

The minutes from 10/28/08 were approved.

Communication

 

  • ECOS forwarded the following Cumulative Grade Average language to the Senate for consideration.

The cumulative grade average is computed by dividing the total quality points earned by the total number of credits attempted, excluding courses assigned W, WF, WP, CR, NC, NCR, I, AUD, or N grades and courses numbered under 100 (grade is preceded by an R). For repeated courses, excluding courses assigned W, WF, WP, CR, NC, NCR, I, AUD, or N grades, only the last grade earned will count toward the cumulative grade average.  Grades for courses transferred from other colleges and universities are not included in the calculation of the grade average for graduation.

  • ASUM presented a resolution to the Faculty Senate. It supports the extension of the drop date but would like to reinstate the option to add a course between the 11-45th day by approval form. There are financial aid consequences for students who go below a certain number of credits.

    Registrar Micus was not at ASCRC when the change to ten days for adding electronically was discussed. He does not support the change. It has implications for enrollment reported to the Board of Regents. It is possible to close courses so that students may not add electronically. There are many reasons why students add late - often they are waiting for financial aid. Thesis and dissertation enrollment often occur late. The electronic drop and add date should remain the same.

Business Items:

  • Curriculum Review - Business and Journalism
    The items on the summary (below) were approved. The College of Technology program modifications were missing signatures of affected programs within the College and in some cases catalog language. The subcommittee chair will follow-up. Radio TV proposed a new course in their curriculum, but did not include a program modification.
  • Curriculum Review - Forestry and Biomedical Science
    The items on the summary were approved. Follow-up is pending regarding RSCN 392 and 393. Course numbers in the 90's are reserved- X93 is Omnibus. The program should choose other numbers.
  • Curriculum Follow-up - Humanities
    The items on the summary were approved.
  • Curriculum Follow-up - Education and Fine Arts
    The summary items below were approved.
  • Grade Point Average Calculation
    ASCRC discussed ECOS' motion. It should specify that all grades will show on the transcript. ASCRC will need to make relevant changes to the ‘Repeating a Course' section in the catalog. The committee voted 10 in favor, 2 opposed, with 5 absent to support ECOS' revision to the cumulative grade point average policy.

    Chair Weix will share the vote at the Senate in December and have the peer data available.

    Some Universities are adopting a "real GPA" that includes how many students receive the same grade in the course on the transcript. This is intended to address grade inflation.

    It was asked whether ASCRC should consider setting a limit on repeats.
  • Drop/Add Policy Revision
    The committee continued to discuss the issues with the drop/add policy revision. ECOS recommended changing the add date to the tenth day without considering all the implications. Often students are advised to drop to a lower math course after the first exam. Academic Affairs is working to develop "Just in Time" courses for students that are doing poorly in courses and need to drop to a lower level. Financial aid, insurance and refunds would all be affected by not allowing students to add courses after dropping courses to maintain the same number of credits.

    ASCRC might consider recommending an amendment to ECOS and the Faculty Senate. It could be possible to include a statement that faculty who do not wish students to add their courses electronic up until the 15th day may have their course closed in Banner. There should be a way for students to add courses after the tenth day with approval by the faculty member.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:55 p.m.

ASCRC Business and Journalism Summary


Course #

Title

Summary of change

Accounting & Finance 

ACCT 203

Accounting Lab

new 1 credit course

ACCT 310

Accounting Information Systems

Add co-requisite, change description

ACCT 311

Intermediate Accounting I

Add co-requisite, change description

ACCT 312

Intermediate Accounting II

Add prerequisite

Program Modification

Accounting and Finance Major

Modify course listings

add Acct 203 required for Accounting

add FIN 450 to required for Finance

reduce number of required optional courses by one

remove FIN 495, add ECON 313 as option

remove restriction on taking FIN 228

list ACCT 203 as coreq

Information Systems & Technology

Level I

Name Change

Management Information Systems, rubric change from IS to MIS

Management & Marketing

MGMT 101

Introduction to the Entertainment Business

New course

MGMT 320

Business Ethics

Change course number from MGMT 440 UG, drop G

MKTG 403

Sports Marketing

New course

MKTG 410

Marketing Channels

Delete course

Program Modification

Marketing Major

Modifying list of electives

Program Modification

Entertainment Management Certificate

Add MKTG 403 to elective courses

Print Journalism 

JOUR  418

Digital Studio and Location

Change number from JOUR 327, title from Intermediate Photojournalism, Change description

JOUR 381 UG

News Editing II

Delete course

JOUR 417 UG

Multimedia Projects

Change description

JOUR 461 UG

New Media

Delete course

JOUR 475 UG (not 477)

 Print and Web Design

New course

JOUR 494 UG

Pollner Seminar

Adding repeatability (R-6), course description

Program Modification

Update list of required courses



ASCRC  Forestry and Biomedical Sciences



Course #

Title

Summary of change

CLIMATE CHANGE (CCS)

CCS 203

Climate Change: Science & Society

New Corse

CCS 391

Climate Change Practicum

New Course

CCS 398

Climate Change Internship

New Course

CCS

Level II - Climate Change

New Interdisciplinary Minor

FORESTRY

Level 1 - Wilderness Studies

Change to minor requirements

Program Modification  -

Minor in Wildlife Restoration

Change required courses

Program Modification - BS in Wildland Restoration

Change Requirement

FOR 365

Foundations of Restoration Ecology

New Course

FOR 444

Integrative Ecology Restoration

New Course

FOR 494

Seminar in Ecological Restoration

New Course

FOR 445

Ecological Restoration Practicum

New Course

FOREST/RECREATION MANAGEMENT

RECM 110

Forestry/Recreation - Introduction to Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Change title from Introduction to Recreation Management, change description

RECM 407

Managing Recreation Resources in Wilderness

Change course # from 476

Cross list with FOR 407

RECM/FOR 345

Sustaining Human Society and the Natural Environment

New Course

FORESTRY/RESOURCE CONSERVATION

RSCN

Level I - Resource Conservation

Revising Options

RSCN

Program Modification - BS Resource Conservation

Dropping several options

RSCN 170

International Environmental Change

Change from 2 to 3 credits

RSCN 273

Wilderness & Civilization Field Studies

Change to variable credits (1-3,0) and

Repeatable for up to 6 credits

Change description

RSCN/EVST/CCS 449

Climate Change Ethics & Policy

New Course

WILDERNESS INSTITUTE

RECM 404

Wilderness in the American Context

Remove graduate increment

Change course number from 471 UG

Cross list with FOR 404

Remove G

Change course description

RECM 405

Management of the Wilderness Resource

Remove graduate increment

Change course number from 472 UG

Cross List with FOR 405

Remove G

Change Course description

RECM 406

Wilderness Management Planning

Remove graduate increment

Change course number from 474 UG

Cross List with FOR 406

Remove G

Change Course description

RECM 407

Managing Recreation Resources in Wilderness

Change course number from 476

Cross List with FOR 407

Wildlife Biology

Program Modification - Minor Requirement

Delete BIOL 108 & 109

Replace with BIOL 110

Program Modification - Required Curriculum

Delete FOR 480 from required curriculum

Add WBIO 480 as a Major requirement

WIBO 170

Fish Interest Group

New Course

WBIO 171

Wildlife Interest Group

New Course

WBIO 470 UG

Conservations of Wildlife Populations

Remove one of prerequisites (WBIO 370)

WBIO 472 UG

Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization

Change title form Wildlife Handling and Veterinary Perspectives

WBIO 480 UG

The Upshot: Applied Wildlife management

New Course

HEALTH PROFESSIONS - NURSING (REGISTERED NURSING)

ASRN Nursing

ASRN  Program Modification

Mandated BOR Common Curriculum

NUR 230

Pathophysiology

New Course

NUR 255

Complex Care Needs

Change number from 250

Change title from Mental Health Needs

Change Description

NUR 256

Complex Care Needs-Adult Client

Change number from 265

Change title from Advanced Physiological Needs 

Change Description

NUR 268

Complex Care Needs-Maternal/Child

Change number from 260

Change title from Advanced OB/Peds 

Change Description

NUR 270

Advanced clinical Skills

New Course

NUR 273

Transition to Registered Nurse

Change number from 240

Change title from Transition LPN-RN 

Change Description

NUR 290

Managing Client Care

Change number from 275

Change title from Leadership, Management, Internship

Change Description

HEALTH PROFESSIONS - NURSING (PRACTICAL NURSING)

PN Nursing

Level I - Practical Nursing

Distance delivery

PN Nursing

PN  Program Modification

Mandated BOR Common Curriculum

NUR 110

Fundamentals of Nursing

Change number from 103

Change title from Nursing Fundamentals

Change Description

Change credits from 3 to 7

NUR 125

Pharmacology

Change number from 154& 165

Change Description

Change credits from 2 credits each course to 4

NUR 146

Gerontology

New Course

NUR 151

Drug Administration & Calculation

Deleted Course

NUR 155

Core Concepts of Mental Health Nursing

New Course

NUR 156

Core Concepts of Adult Nursing

Change number from 165

Change Title

Change Description

Change credits from 4 to 7

NUR 168

Core Concepts of Maternal/Child Nursing

Change number from 160

Change Title from Childbearing & Family Needs

Change Description

NUR 169

Nursing Trends a& Issues

Delete Class

NUR 173

Leadership Issues

Change Title from Nursing Trends & Issues

Change Description

NUR 266

Clinical Capstone

Delete Class

HEALTH PROFESSIONS - RADILOGIC TECHNOLOGY

RAD

Program Modification

Increase program credits

Remove T for transferability ease

Renumber for appropriate sequence

RAD 111

Radiology Procedures I

Change Rubric from RAD 111T

RAD 112

Radiology Procedures II

Change number & rubric from RAD 211T

RAD 151

Radiology clinical Education I

Change rubric from RAD 151T

Change credits from 4 to 8

RAD 161

Radiology clinical Education II

Change rubric from RAD 161T

Change credits from 10 to 12

RAD 222

Radiolographic Imaging II

Change rubric from RAD 122T

Change Description

RAD 241

Radiolographic Protection

Change rubric from RAD 241T

RAD 251

Radiolographic Clinical Educations

Change rubric from RAD 251T

Change credits form 6 to 8

RAD 261

Radiolographic Clinical Education IV

Change rubric from RAD 261T

Change credits form 6 to 9

HEALTH PROFESSIONS - PHARMACY TECHOLOGY

Program Modification - Admissions Requirement

Require completion within 1 calendar year

Program Modification

Remove Ts from course numbers

PHA 154

Basic Pharmacology

Delete Course

PHA 160

Survey of Pharmaceutical Products

New Course

PHA 164

Basic Pharmacology II

Deleted Class

 

PHARMACY PRACTICE

PHAR 310

Pharmacy Practice II

PHAR 310 - 3 credits:

a.       PHAR 310 Pharmacy Practice II - 2 credits class

b.      PHAR 363 Pharmaceutical Care Lab II - 1 credit lab

Split into class and lab.

PHAR 412

Pharmacy Practice III

PHAR 412 - 3 credits:

a.       PHAR 412 Pharmacy Practice III - 2 credits class

b.      PHAR 463 Pharmaceutical Care Lab III - 1 credit lab

Split into class and lab.

PHAR 505

Pharmacy Practice IV

PHAR 505 - 4 credits:

c.       PHAR 505 Pharmacy Practice IV - 3 credits class

d.      PHAR 560 Pharmaceutical Care Lab IV - 1 credit lab

Split into class and lab.

 

 

ASCRC Humanities Summary

Department

Course #

Title

Summary of change

AAS

AAS 262

African American History to 1865

change course number from 378, cross list with History

English

ENCR 212

Beginning Creative Writing Nonfiction

New course

English

ENFM 195

Special Topics Variable

Add to film Studies Option

English

ENFM 222

German Cinema

New course, Cross list with MCLC 222, LS 282, and GERM 361

English

ENFM 295

Special Topics Variable

Add to Film Studies Option

English

ENFM 443 UG

Documentary: Theory and Practice

New course, cross list with MAR 443

English

ENFM 444 UG

Film Directors

New course

English

Level I

new minor

Film Studies

English

Program Modification

Film Studies Option

Add foreign language requirement to the option

History

HIST 481 UG

Tradition and Reform in China

New course

History

HIST 482 UG

Revolution and Reform in China

New course

History

Program Modification

Revise major and minor requirements

Liberal Studies

LS 368

Shakespeare:  Comedy and Tragedy

New course, Cross List with ENLT

Liberal Studies

Program Modification

Upper Division requirements

Revision

MCLL

MCLG 332

Multicultural Literature in Germany

New course

MCLL

RUSS /MCLG 105

Introduction to Russian Culture

New course

MCLL

RUSS 302

Contemporary Russian Society

Change title from Russian Culture and Civilization

MCLL

RUSS/ MCLG/ LS 305

Introduction to Russian Literature I

Delete course

MCLL

RUSS/ MCLG/ LS 306

Introduction to Russian Literature I

Change title from Introduction to Russian Literature II

MCLL

RUSS/ MCLG/ LS 307

Introduction to Russian Literature II

Change title from Introduction to Russian Literature III

MCLL

RUSS 308

Russian Cinema and Culture

New course, crosslist with MCLG, LS, ENFM

MCLL

Program Modification

Russian

Change major requirements

Education and Fine Arts Summary

Department

Course #

Title

Summary of change

Art

ART 335

Sculpture II

Change description, add prereqs

CSD

CSD 221

Fundamentals of Acoustics: Applications in Speech, Hearing and language

New course

CSD

CSD 222

Introduction to Audiology

Change course number  from 120

CSD

CSD 360

Language Disorders

Change course number from 230

CSD

CSD 410

Professional Issues in Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Delete course

CSD

CSD 411

Neuroanatomy & Physiology

New course

CSD

CSD 450

Aural Rehabilitation

Change course number from 220

CSD

CSD 480 UG

Multicultural Issues in Speech Language and Hearing

Change to UG

CSD

CSD 490

Clinical Practicum

New course

CSD

Program Modification

Degree requirements


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The University of Montana

Missoula, MT 59812