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February 5, 2004

Academic Affairs Committee

Minutes of February 5, 2004

McCaffrey Center Spruce Room

Present: Bob Cox, Jean Purnell, Ash Brown, Robert Coburn, Vivian Snyder, Stefanie Naumann, Chris Goff, Lisa Nowinski, Berit Gundersen

Absent: Barbara West, Paul Kozina, Jerry Post

Guests: Don Wedegaertner, Larry Spreer, Susan Giraldez, Xiaojing Zhou, Tom Rajala

Chair Bob Cox called the meeting to order at 3:10 p.m.

 

I.        Approval of Minutes

December 4, 2003

Motion: Berit Gundersen moved, Chris Goff seconded to approve the minutes with a correction to the spelling of Lisa Nowinski under Item III Academic Calendar.
Motion unanimously approved.


II.      Consent Agenda

Motion: Vivian Snyder moved, Robert Coburn seconded to approve the consent agenda.

Motion unanimously approved.

III.     Program Review

Motion: Chris Goff moved, Lisa Nowinski seconded to approve the addition of Professor Stefanie Naumann to the School of Education Program Review panel.

Motion unanimously approved.

Motion: Stefanie Naumann moved, Vivian Snyder seconded to approve the addition of Tony Fly, Student Representative, to the Conservatory of Music Program Review panel and Tiffany James, Student Representative, to the Physical Therapy Program Review panel.  

Motion unanimously approved.

IV.     Program Changes

          College of the Pacific

          Mathematics

Motion: Lisa Nowinski moved, Ash Brown seconded to modify the current Minor in Statistics to clarify the required courses and electives.

Motion unanimously approved.

Ethnic Studies

Professor Xiaojing Zhou gave an overview of the proposed Minor in Ethnic Studies; the rationale and structure of the program.   This program will significantly broaden the scope of studies in race/ethnicity beyond African Americans to include other historically underrepresented groups.  

Motion: Chris Goff moved, Vivian Snyder seconded to approve the addition of the Minor in Ethnic Studies.

Motion unanimously approved.

Motion: Chris Goff moved, Stefanie Naumann seconded to approve the addition of ETHN 193, to the Minor in Ethnic Studies.

Motion unanimously approved.

Chemistry

Professor Wedegaertner stated the B.S. in Chemistry Emphasis in Medicinal Chemistry was approved by Dean Oppenheimer, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.   The revision uses updated SOPHS course numbers and is a plan that is specific to 3+3 Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program students.  

Motion: Berit Gundersen moved, Vivian Snyder seconded to approve the revision of B.S. Chemistry with an Emphasis in Medicinal Chemistry.

Motion unanimously approved.

V.       Old Business

Grade Replacement Policy

The grade replacement policy was approved by the Academic Council in December and will go into effect Fall 2004.  

 VI.    Proposed Change in Policy for Awarding Transfer Credit

The Council of Deans have discussed a proposed change in awarding transfer credit to courses in which a student earns a C- or less.   Bob Cox has asked Planning and Research to provide data on how many courses/students would be involved each year if this change was made.   The change in policy would mean that courses in which a student earned a grade of C- or less would not be counted for college credits.   There may be a set of proposed procedures developed by the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee presented to the Academic Affairs Committee at the March meeting.

 VII.   Proposed Revision to the 2004-2005 General Catalog

The current wording in the catalog regarding the difference between multiple majors and multiple bachelor's degrees does not clearly establish the difference between majors and degrees.   A detailed explanation would replace the current catalog copy under the heading Second Degrees.  

Motion: Vivian Snyder moved, Lisa Nowinski seconded to accept the submitted catalog copy with the following revisions under Concurrent Degrees:

1) Original: Concurrent degrees are awarded under the following conditions:

Revision: Concurrent bachelor's degrees are awarded under the following conditions

          2) Original: 1. The second degree is offered by a different school or college

Revision: 1. Each degree is offered by a different school or college

3) Eliminate line item 5: The student submits TWO applications for graduation in the Office of the Registrar.

Motion unanimously approved.

 

VIII.  Proposed Meeting Dates

It may be necessary to have two meetings in April to discuss the Program Review panel recommendations.   Proposed second meeting date is April 15, 2004 .    

 

IX.     Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m.

 

Submitted by

Rosie Fox, Secretary

Academic Affairs Committee