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December 4, 2003

Academic Affairs Committee

Minutes of December 4, 2003

McCaffrey Center Spruce Room

Present: Bob Cox, Jean Purnell, Eric Typpo, Ash Brown, Robert Coburn, Vivian Snyder, Susan Sample, Chris Goff, Jerry Post, Lisa Nowinski, Berit Gundersen, Paul Kozina,

Absent: Keith Hilton

Guests: Norena Badway, Greg Lehr, Cindy Lyon, Mel Thomas, Uta Hellman-Blumberg, Don Wedegaertner, Gregg Camfield, Cathie McClellan, Sylvio Rodriguez, Pat Jones


Chair Bob Cox called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m.

I.        Approval of Minutes

November 6, 2003

Motion: Eric Typpo moved , Paul Kozina seconded to approve the minutes.

Motion unanimously approved.

II.      Consent Agenda

Motion: Paul Kozina moved , Eric Typpo seconded to approve the consent agenda.

Motion unanimously approved.

III.     Academic Calendar

Motion: Lisa Nowinsky moved, Berit Gundersen seconded to approve the draft of the Fall 2004/05 Academic Detailed Calendar (all schools and colleges except Pharmacy) and the 2004/05 Detailed Academic Calendar, School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (including Physical Therapy).  

Motion unanimously approved.

Motion: Susan Sample moved , Chris Goff seconded to begin classes on Monday, August 23, 2004 after 3:00 p.m.   Graduate and undergraduate schools and college classes meeting before 3:00 p.m. (except the School of Pharmacy ) would begin class on Tuesday, the following day.   It is also recommended that this be printed on the calendar.  

Motion unanimously approved.

IV.     Program Changes

School of Education

          Administration and Leadership

Norena Badway gave clarification for revising the Major MA in Educational Administration with a Specialization in Student Affairs.   The current 48-unit program exceeds the unit requirement for the majority of master's level graduate programs at Pacific and also requires significantly more units than other graduate programs in Educational Administration.   The reduction to 36 units (national norm) creates greater consistency with other Master's level programs within the Benerd School of Education and at Pacific.   Courses will be offered at a 2-year cycle.

Motion: Paul Kozina moved , Jerry Post seconded to modify the current Major MA in Educational Administration with a Specialization in Student Affairs to include the unit reduction from 48 to 36 units.  

Motion unanimously approved.

College of the Pacific


Mel Thomas was available to answer questions from the committee.   He clarified that the submitted form would revise the existing Major and Minor in Classical Studies with the deletion of the emphasis in Latin and Greek.   The proposed would be Major: Classics.  

Motion: Susan Sample moved, Chris Goff seconded to approve the revisions of the Major Classical Studies / Latin / Greek and Minor Classical Studies.

Motion unanimously approved.

Motion: Lisa Nowinski moved , Paul Kozina seconded to accept the Classical Studies addition and revision of courses.

Motion unanimously approved.


B.S. Chemistry with an Emphasis in Medicinal Chemistry

Action on this item was deferred to the February 2004 meeting.



B.S. Chemistry

Pat Jones and Uta Hellman-Blumberg were present to give brief statements on the two Major revisions.

Motion: Chris Goff moved , Berit Gundersen seconded to approve the revisions of the Major Biochemistry and Major B.S. Chemistry.

Motion unanimously approved.


Theatre Arts

Cathie McClellan stated the revision is necessary to (1) bring the course numbering system in line with the odd/every year and even/alternating years guidelines, (2) to give courses titles more specific to content and more acceptable to graduate programs and (3) to structure the program more for students, allowing for better academic planning in terms of student graduation and faculty teaching loads.   The freshman class is currently being advised using these guidelines.

Motion: Paul Kozina moved , Lisa Nowinski seconded to accept the revision of the Major Theatre Arts and the submitted revision, deletion, and addition course forms.

Motion unanimously approved.


School of Dentistry

Dental Hygiene

Cindy Lyon was available for questions and thanked the members for their support.  

Motion: Berit Gundersen moved, Ash Brown seconded to accept the courses submitted under the Dental Hygiene Program.

Motion unanimously approved.

V.       Old Business


VI.     Adjournment

           Motion: Ash Brown moved , Lisa Nowinski seconded to adjourn the meeting.

           Motion unanimously approved.

Meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.


Submitted by

Rosie Fox, Secretary

Academic Affairs Committee