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Academic Affairs Committee
Summary of Actions 2008-2009
The information below contains a summary of actions taken by the Academic Affairs Committee during the academic year. For specific information about each proposal, motions, and discussions, please refer to the complete Minutes from each meeting. Minutes are available from the Provost Office Website, www.txwes.edu/provost, or through the dean of each school.
September 25, 2008
Item 3: School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Social Science
HIS 33XXR: Survey Of U.S. Military History: Independence to World Leadership
Proposal to Add HIS 33XXR Survey Of U.S. Military History: Independence To World Leadership. Motion
October 23, 2008
Item 1: School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Social Science
Political Science Pre-Law Requirements
Proposal to change ENG 3300B Style & Structure program requirement to ENG 3300D Writing in the Social Sciences or ENG 3300C Writing in the Humanities. Motion carried.
Item 2: School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Social Science
Political Science B.A. & B.S. degrees
Proposal to change PHI 3312 Modern Philosophy program requirement to PHI 2321 Intro to Philosophy. Motion carried.
Item 4: School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Mass Communication
Mass Communication requirements
Proposal to remove MIS 2303 from Mass Communication degree without replacement. Motion carried.
Item 5: Academic Calendar 2010-11
Proposal for 2010-2011 Academic Calendar. Motion carried.
Item 6: School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Social Science
Proposal for changes to B.A. and B.S. History Programs and to B.A. and B.S. History with Secondary Certification Programs; correction to HIS 2301 title in degree listings. Motion carried.
Item 7: School of Business
Elimination of concentrations
Proposal to eliminate the following concentrations: Fire Management, Business Psychology, and International Business. Motion carried.
November 13, 2008
Item 8: General Education Curriculum Committee
Proposal for all sections of courses in the General Education Curriculum to be evaluated each term using the course evaluation system (IDEA form), regardless of faculty tenure status; changes to the description of the Social Literacy Competencies. Motions carried.
- IDEA Course Evaluations
- Social Literacy Competencies
Item 9: School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Social Science
HIS 44XXR Global War On Terror
Proposal for new course to fulfill US Army ROTC pre-commissioning requirements for a military history course; open to other students. Motion carried.
Item 10: School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Social Science
POL 33XX Civil Rights: Law and Society
Proposal for new course. Motion carried.
Item 11: School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Social Science
- New courses: SOC 3340 Social Stratification; SOC 4310 Sociology of Health and Illness
Sociology Program changes
Certificate Program in Family Relations
New: Certificate Program in Minority Relations
Proposal for changes to the sociology program. Motions carried.
Item 12: Honors Council
University Honors Program Seminars for 2009-2010
Proposal for new courses in the honors program. Motion carried.
Item 13: Committee on Graduate Programs
Proposal for changes to the graduate counseling program. Motion carried.
- Graduate Programs in Counseling
- Mission statement
- Counseling services language for catalog
- Constructive Notice language for catalog
- Exit interviews language for the catalog
- Sequence of events for the Graduate Program in Counseling
- Practicum courses: change 4 credit hours
Added Item 19 School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Course description changes
Proposal to change the course descriptions for CSC 2340, 4384, and 4391. A handout with the proposed changes was disseminated at the meeting and is attached with these minutes as "Minutes Attachment Item 19." Motion carried.
Added Item 20: School of Arts and Science/Department of Biology Course description changes
January 22, 2009
Item 14: School of Business Administration and Professional Programs
Elimination of MIS 2303, New course MIS 23XX
Proposal to eliminate MIS 2303 Introduction to Computer Systems Software as a required related course of the BBA and BBA/MBA degrees and to replace it with MIS 23xx- Advanced Business Applications. Motion carried.
Item 15: School of Business Administration and Professional Programs
Elimination of Experiential Learning Credit Program - BUA 0021
Proposal to eliminate experiential learning credit program in the School of Business—BUA 0021. Motion carried.
Item 16: School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Social Science
Proposal to change GEG 3304 World Geography to GEG 2304 World Geography and to change GEG 3305 Human Geography to GEG 2305 Human Geography. Motion carried.
Item 17: General Education Committee
Social Literacy & Cultural Literacy changes
Proposal to add options to the cultural and social literacies as approved by the General Education Committee. Motion carried.
Item 18: Committee on Graduate Programs
Proposals (a) for leveling courses for students applying to the DNAP program; (b) for changes in the MiM program and the elimination of the MSHA program; (c-i) to add Play Therapy courses; (c-ii) to change some of the course prefixes in Counseling to reflect also that Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) content is included. Motion carried.
- Graduate Programs in Nurse Anesthesia: HSC 63XX, 62XX
- Graduate Programs in Business: MiM program changes; Elimination of M.S.H.A.
- Graduate Programs in Counseling
Play Therapy Courses
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
Item 21: Committee on Graduate Programs
- Master of Education program mission statement
- Master of Education graduate admission English proficiency
- General University: English proficiency
- Graduate Programs in Counseling: Admissions requirements for the LMFT
- Graduate Programs in Education: Ed.D. admission requirement
- Graduate Programs in Nurse Anesthesia: HSC 6411
Proposals to (a) add a mission statement for the Master of Education program; (b) drop the GRE as proof of English proficiency for M.Ed. admission; (c) clarify the minimum graduate English proficiency requirements for admission to the University; (d) add admission requirements for the LMFT; (e) amend the Ed.D. admission requirements; (f) add a Health Science course. Motion carried.
Information Item 5a: Access to Student Records Policy
Impact of FERPA changes
Information about a change to the University's Access to Student Records policy as a result of changes in the US Department of Education Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Information Item 5b: Elimination of inactive courses
Information about the need to eliminate courses that have not been offered in several years but are still listed in the catalog.
February 5, 2009
Item 20: School of Arts and Science/Department of Biology
Proposal (1) to change in catalog listing of required advanced biology courses and (2) to change the course descriptions for BIO 2341 and 2141. Item 20-2 was approved at a previous meeting. Motion carried.
- Required advanced biology courses
- Course description changes
Item 22: School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Religion and Philosophy
(a) & (d) Proposals for various curricular changes; (b) Proposal for a minor in comparative religious studies; (c) Proposal to cross-list 3PR 4302 with PHI. Motion carried.
- Comparative Religious Studies Emphasis changes
- Minor in Comparative Religious Studies
- Cross-list 3PR 4302 Ethical Thinking and the Professions with PHI 4302
- Various additional curricular changes in Religion
Item 23: School of Business
Elimination of ECO, IBA, and MIS courses
Proposal for elimination of various courses related to eliminated concentrations. Motion carried.
Item 24: Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid
(a) Proposal to add an admission appeal process; (b) presentation of fall 2008 new student profiles. Motion to approve (a) carried. No action requested or taken on item (b).
- Undergraduate admission appeal process
- Fall 2008 student profiles
Item 25: School of Arts and Sciences
B.S. in Biology with Secondary Life Science Certification
Proposal for B.S. in Biology with Secondary Life Science Certification. Motion carried.
Item 26: Acceptance of completed State core curriculum
Proposal to accept Texas State approved core curriculum to meet Wesleyan's general education curriculum requirements. Motion carried.
Item 27: Honors Council
School of Education Departmental Honors
Proposal for departmental honors in the undergraduate education program. Motion to approve courses at 4000-level carried.
Item 28: International Education Committee
Minor in International Studies
Proposal for a minor in international studies. Motion carried.
Item 29: General Studies
GST name change to Student Success Studies
Proposal to change GST designation to "Student Success Studies" (SSS) and to eliminate GST 3101. Motion carried but changing GST to "Academic Success Experience" ("ASE").
Item 30: Academic Integrity Policy
Proposal for revised academic integrity policy. Motion carried.
Item 31: School of Arts and Sciences
Proposal for a "Government and Legal Studies Program" and for curricular changes in political science and paralegal studies, including a new course, POL 33XX . Motion carried.
- Political Science program changes
- Paralegal Studies program changes
Item 32: School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Languages and Literature
Proposal to replace EDU 4382 with RDG 4402 in the English with Secondary Education degree curriculum. Motion carried.
March 12, 2009
Item 33: School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Geology
NSC 1405 course description
Proposal to revise course description. Motion carried.
Item 34: Committee on Graduate Programs
Graduate Programs in Nurse Anesthesia mission
Proposal to revise Graduate Programs in Nurse Anesthesia mission to reflect the addition of the previously approved DNAP. Motion carried.
Item 35: School of Business and Professional Programs
(a) Proposal (information item) to require that students earn a grade of "C" or higher for all undergraduate business prerequisite courses; (b) Proposal that no more than 6 hours of business transfer credits with a grade of "D" will apply toward major requirements, and no transfer grades of "D" will apply towards concentration courses. In addition, a maximum of 6 hours of transfer credits may be applied to satisfy a concentration requirement. Motion carried.
- Business course prerequisites
- Business course transfer policy
Item 36: School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Mass Communications
Mass Communication Advertising/PR major
Proposal for changes to the Mass Communication major. Motion carried.
Item 37: School of Arts and Sciences
Elimination of Wesleyan Collegiate Institute
Proposal to eliminate Wesleyan Collegiate Institute. Motion carried.
Added Item 38: School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Music
Bachelor of Music – All-Level Music Education with Certification
Proposal to eliminate EDU 3301 Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers and add EDU 4344 Classroom Management; amended also to include the elimination of RDG 4347 and addition of RDG 4402. Motion carried.
April 16, 2009
Item 39: School of Arts and Sciences/Department of Religion and Philosophy
Proposal to revise course description and change title of BIB 3302. Motion carried to approve revised course but with new course number.