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February 4, 2010

Academic Affairs Committee
Minutes of February 4, 2010
UC 211

Call to Order: 3:03 PM

Present: F. Au, M. Bhattacharyya, A. Boboc, A. Go, B. Gundersen, B. Jasti, R. Khoie, Y. Kim, B. Klunk, B. Phillips, S. Wheeler
Ex-Officio: Donna McNiel for P. Rosson C. Rodriguez, E.Sparks
Guests: Qingwen Dong, Cynthia Eakin, Lydia Fox, Marie Hannigova, Peter Hilsenrath, Peter Meyer, Sarah Waltz

I. Approval of Minutes
Minutes of January 14th, 2010 were approved as submitted. B. Jasti moved, A. Go seconded, 1 abstention; approved.

II. Consent
College of the Pacific
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

GEOS020 Living on Planet Earth
GEOS061 Geology of California
R. Khoie moved, A. Boboc seconded; approved.

Department of Modern Language and Literature
GERM093 Special Topics
GERM106 German Culture and Society II
GERM111 Spoken and Written German
GERM124 German Writers of the 19th Century
GERM128 German Poetry
GERM132 Goethe and Schiller
GERM134 Modern German Prose
GERM136 Modern German Drama
GERM193 Special Topics
JAPN140 Modern Business Japanese
JAPN172 Japanese Culture and Civilization
B. Jasti moved, M. Bhattacharyya seconded, 2 abstentions; approved.

Department of Psychology
PSYC053 Behavior Change I
PSYC105 Experimental Psychology
PSYC125 History and Systems of Psychology 
PSYC156 Behavioral Medicine/ Health Psychology
PSYC158 Behavioral Assessment
PSYC256 Behavioral Medicine/ Health Psychology
PSYC258 Behavioral Assessment
PSYC291 Independent Graduate Study
PSYC297 Independent Graduate Research
R. Khoie moved, F. Au seconded; approved.

Department of Visual Arts
ARTS73 Freshman Seminar
ARTS081 Typography II
ARTS115 Time-Based Media: Motion Graphics
ARTS047 Digital Media Survey
ARTS161 Web Design for Artists
ARTH101 History of Graphic Design
ARTS045 Digital Photography
ARTS079 Typography
ARTS091 Computer Graphic Design I: Print Media
ARTS095 Computer Graphic Design II: Time Based Media
ARTS103 Graphic Production
ARTS161 Web Design for Artists
ARTS171 Graphic Design III
Marie Hannigova explained how the courses overlap in content and the reorganization of the courses.
A. Go moved, A. Boboc seconded; approved.

Benerd School of Education
EDUC181 ECE: Social Justice/Diversity
EDUC182 ECE: Curriculum and Inquiry
EDUC183 ECE: Social Contexts/Cognitive Development
Ann Go summarized the additions and expressed the need for students to attend early childhood education courses for a bachelor’s degree.
R. Khoie moved, A. Boboc seconded; approved.

III. Program Changes
Eberhardt School of Business
BUSI226 Financial Statement Analysis
BUSI250 Health Finance: Health Insurance
BUSI251 International Health Care Systems
BUSI252 Healthcare Law
BUSI254 Health Economics
BUSI255 Applied Business Principles for Pharmacy
Healthcare Management
PharmD/MBA Dual Degree Program
Cynthia Eakin summarized the course additions and program revisions.
B. Jasti moved, A. Go seconded; approved.

College of the Pacific
Department of Communication
COMM200 Communication and Consulting
COMM202 Public Communication Campaigns
COMM203 New communication Technology
COMM205 Communication and Decision Making
COMM206 Management of Organizational Communication
COMM207 Advanced Professional Communication
COMM261 Critical and Qualitative Research Methods
COMM262 Quantitative Research Methods

COMM201 Public Affairs: Politics, NGOs and Education
COMM204 Media Relations and Public Policy
The group discussed their concern regarding the course’s reflection of Public Affairs and Public Policy in the titles. Appropriate revisions will be made to the titles.
Conditionally approved upon title changes, B. Klunk moved to approve COMM201 and COMM204, approved.

MA Graduate Program (McGeorge Campus)
Qingwen expressed the potential for the Communications Department to launch a MA Graduate Program at McGeorge School of Law. Logistics, mechanics and integration of the program were discussed.
B. Jasti moved, A. Go seconded; approved.

MA in Communication (Stockton Campus)
COMM293 Special Topics
COMM270 Introduction to Graduate Study
COMM274 Statistical Applications in Communication Research
Qingwen Dong explained that the Communications Department is considering the advantage of new resources and course integration. The group discussed the changes in detail.
R. Khoie moved, A. Go seconded; approved.

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
BS in Geology-Geosciences Teaching Concentration
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
R. Khoie moved, A. Boboc seconded; approved.

Department of Economics
BS Computing and Applied Economics
Peter Myer summarized the major, the purpose is to give students more knowledge about computing.  The program will be built out of existing courses and programs. The group discussed the possible interdisciplinary innovation process between The College and the School of Engineering and Computer Science, which may be looked at in a future meeting.
A. Go moved, B. Klunk seconded; approved.

Department of Visual Arts
BFA Graphic Design
S. Wheeler moved, B. Klunk seconded; approved

Conservatory of Music
MHIS013 Survey of Western Music III
MHIS011 Survey of Music History I
MHIS012 Survey of Music History II
BA in Jazz Studies
BA in Music (General)
BA in Music Management
BM in Music Composition
BM in Music Education, Concentration Choral
BM in Music Education, Concentration Instrumental
BM in Music History
BM in Music Management
BM in Music Therapy
BM in Performance (Piano)
BM in Performance (Cello, Double Bass, Viola, Violin)
BM in Performance (Voice)
BM in Performance (Woodwind, Brass, Percussion)
Minor in Music
Minor in Music History
Minor in Music Theory
Sarah Waltz explained that the revisions would require students to take one of the survey courses, currently students are only required to take basic Music History courses. The requirement would change from three semesters to two semesters, and take an elective of a research and writing course. MHIS013 will no longer be a required course for entering students in Fall 2010, and should not be deleted until the 2011 – 2012 academic year. It will be offered for the last time in Spring 2011.
R. Khoie moved, A. Go seconded; approved as noted regarding MHIS013.

IV. WASC Assessment, Brian Klunk
Brian requested ideas about establishing a faculty committee for assessment. There are three reasons an assessment committee should be created; WASC will recommend this during the review, it can assist the new Director of Assessment, Eileen McFall, and the university-wide learning objectives that were approved by Academic Council includes an assessment approach, but did not include the range of responsibilities. The group mentioned unit level participation or an Academic Affairs sub-committee for assessment. An Academic Affairs sub-committee may not be the best solution because of the excessive workload. An idea may be for Academic Council to appoint a temporary group at the unit level with assessment responsibilities to develop proposals for university assessment; overtime this may become a more permanent process. Brian and Berit will meet regarding the committees discussion.

V. Faculty Workload Balance
Discussion postponed until March 4th, meeting.

VI. Experiential Learning
Discussion postponed for a future meeting.

VII. Updates/Further Agenda Items
The committee was updated on the progress of courses approved by the Diversity Sub-Committee on Curriculum; currently they have approved 47 and 9 are pending.

A discussion of faculty workload balance will be deferred for a upcoming meeting.

The Experiential Learning Oversight Committee endorsed the distributed document to move forward for discussion, it provides supporting mechanisms for supporting experiential learning at Pacific.

VIII. Adjourned at 5:13 PM