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December 3, 2009

Academic Affairs Committee
Minutes of December 3rd, 2009
University Center, 211

Call to Order: 3:08 pm

Present: F. Au, M. Bhattacharyya, A. Boboc, A. Go, B. Gundersen, R. Khoie, B. Klunk, Y. Kim, B. Phillips, S. Wheeler
Ex-Officio: C. Rodriguez, P. Rosson, E. Sparks
Guests: Holly Trexler, Daniel Malts, Bob Hanyak, Grant Hollis, Lynn King and Ray Sylvester

I. Approval of Minutes      
Minutes of November 5, 2009 were approved as submitted.
S. Wheeler moved, A. Go seconded, approved as submitted.

II. Consent        
College of the Pacific
Department of Communication

Addition
COMM117 Political Advocacy

Department of English
Deletion
ENGL023 Business Communications
Revision
ENGL107 Writing Non-Fiction
ENGL193 Special Topics

Department of History
Addition
HIST001 Chair’s Seminar
HIST119 History Goes to Hollywood

Department of Modern Language and Literature
Addition
SPAN29 Lo nuestro: Lengua y cultura para hispanohablantes
Deletion
SPAN21A Spanish for Heritage Speakers, 1st Semester
SPAN21B Spanish for Heritage Speakers, 2nd Semester

Department of Philosophy
Revision
PHIL11 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL21 Moral Problems
PHIL25 The Meaning of Life
PHIL27 Fundamentals of Ethics
PHIL35 Environmental Ethics
PHIL37 Introduction of Logic
PHIL47 Philosopher In Depth
PHIL53 History of Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
PHIL55 History of Modern Philosophy
PHIL61 Philosophy of Science
PHIL121 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL122 Philosophy of Language
PHIL124 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL145 Biomedical Ethics
PHIL180 Metaphysics
PHIL182 Theory of Knowledge
PHIL184 Good, Evil, and Reason: Metaethics
 
Department of Religious & Classical Studies
Addition
RELI154 Buddhist Traditions
Revision
CLAS110 Greek Literature in Translation
CLAS112 Latin Literature in Roman Society Translation

Benerd School of Education 
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Revision
CURR123 Introduction to Syntax & Semantics
 
Educational Resource Center
Addition
READ86 Tutoring Strategies Level I

School of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Revision
COMP191 Independent Study
COMP197 Undergraduate Research

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Deletion
ECPE175 Embedded and Real-Time Systems
ECPE141 Advanced Circuits
Revision
ECPE165 Power Systems
ECPE195 Senior Project I
ECPE196 Senior Project II

School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Department of Pharmaceutics & Medicinal Chemistry
Addition
PCSP208 Applied Pharmaceutical Analysis

Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
Addition
PCSP235 Current Topics in Pharmacology and Toxicology
PCSP236 Selected Topics in Advanced Toxicology
R. Khoie moved, A. Go seconded, approved unanimously.
 
III. Calendar
Registrar, Cecilia Rodriguez submitted the 2010-11 Stockton Academic Calendar. The calendar is 15 weeks instruction with 1 week for finals. The new calendar combines the last day to add date along with the last day to drop classes, this change will help track student enrollment in regards to financial aid.
R. Khoie moved for the approval of the 2010-2011 Academic Calendar, A. Go seconded, 7 approved, 1 abstention.

IV. One-time Catalog Course Description Change
The request for a one time catalog course description change in the 2010-11 catalog was made and discussed. No changes in course title, unit change or any substantive changes will be allowed. All schools will need to have department chair of Dean oversight. The Registrar’s office will need to make sure it has enough support to meet all deadlines. Further discussion will follow, item moved to January meeting. 
 
V. Athletics pre-registration
Holly Trexler, Daniel Malts, Bob Hanyak, Grant Hollis and Lynn King discussed the request for Athlete students to receive priority registration. The proposal if for a two year pilot that would allow student athletes from the 16 Division I program, roughly 300 students, be permitted to register before other students with the same academic class standing. All competitor universities have priority registration for athletes. The impact for undergraduate courses would be on Biology and Mathematics. Athletics will provide interim assessment of the pilot program.
R. Khoie moved, A. Boboc seconded, 6 approved, 1 abstention.

VI. Eberhardt School of Business
Associate Dean, Ray Sylvester proposed a four day teaching schedule for the School of Business. The teaching schedule would be a MW or TTH with no classes occurring on Fridays. It would benefit with scholar research, time for expanding new programs at the Sacramento campus, experiential learning and space utilization. The schedule would accommodate the freshmen and sophomores classes. Discussion will continue at the next meeting.

VII.  Adjourned at 5:11 pm