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May 1, 2003

Academic Affairs Committee

Minutes of May 1, 2003

McCaffrey Center Spruce Room

 

Present: Ron Hoverstad, Jean Purnell, Bob Cox, Therese West, Keith Hilton, Ash Brown, Keith Hilton, Andrew Hudson

 

Absent: Dennis Brennan, Eric Thomas, Rolando Lazaro, Susan Sample, Vivian Snyder

 

Guests: Elizabeth Day, David Chase, Keith Hatschek, George Nemeth, Greg Harper, Uta Hellmann-Blumberg, Jean Gonsier-Gerdin, Roy Childs, Martha Bowsky, Marisa Kelly, Ed Pejack, Tanya Storch

 

Chair Ron Hoverstad called the meeting to order at 3:10 p.m.

 

I.       Approval of the April 3, 2003 Minutes

         Corrections to the April minutes were made to change a word in the motion from approved to moved.

Motion: Andrew Hudson moved, Bob Cox seconded to accept the amended minutes.
Motion unanimously approved.

 

II.     Consent Agenda

Motion: Ash Brown moved, Bob Cox seconded to accept the consent agenda items.

Motion unanimously approved.

 

III.    Program Review

Religious Studies: Ed Pejack presented an overview of the activities and documentation used by the panel to prepare the final report which included the Provost’s Concerns and the Dean’s Concerns. 

Motion: Bob Cox moved, Keith Hilton seconded to accept the procedures used by the panel.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Because of a lack of expertise, the department is currently offering a substitute course for RELI 23, Biblical Studies for Religious Studies majors.  This is a core course that was last offered in fall 2000 and taught by an adjunct professor.  If the retiring Religious Studies faculty member is replaced, the English Department does not expect the new hire to teach English courses.  A faculty member who is a master in Biblical Studies is needed.  Jean Purnell will advise the Provost that a recommendation regarding learning assessment should focus on direct measures of learning rather than student perceptions, as suggested by the panel.  A cover letter from the AAC Chair to Academic Council will describe the committee’s views on the need for additional faculty in Religious Studies.

Motion: Therese West moved, Andrew Hudson seconded to approve the recommendations.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

IV.    Program Changes

a. College of the Pacific, Jacoby Center for Community and Regional Studies.

Motion: Therese West moved, Andrew Hudson seconded to approve the addition of the Minor: Interdisciplinary Helping Professions.  

Motion passed unanimously.

Jean Gonsier-Gerdin and Roy Childs stated the principal value of the program.  It creates a setting in which students with an interest in one social service profession are brought into contact with others which means community level interaction.

 

b. Classics: Revision of Major: Liberal Studies: Three areas have been identified by Martha Bowsky as requiring reaffirmation: waiver of the limitation on the number of units a major can require, revising prefixes and course numbers to reflect the catalog, and the institution of a requirement for a 2.0 GPA in the concentration as well as the major.  Jean Purnell has looked at other universities for a standard statement on how many units are required for a minor but there does not seem to be one.  This would have to come before the committee for an approved University standard to be established. 

Motion: Bob Cox moved, Andrew Hudson seconded to approve the revision of the Major: Liberal Studies. 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

c. Conservatory of Music: Addition of B.A. in Music, Emphasis in Music Industry Studies.

The Emphasis meets the NASM accreditation requirements.

Motion: Therese West moved, Andrew Hudson seconded to approve the addition of the B.A. in Music, Emphasis in Music Industry Studies.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

d. Conservatory of Music: Addition of Minor: Music History: The resources for this minor are already in place. 

Motion: Bob Cox moved, Andrew Hudson seconded to approve the addition of the Minor: Music History. 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

V.     Old Business

None.

 

VI.    Other

         None

 

VII.  Chair Elect

Motion: Andrew Hudson moved, Ash Brown seconded to nominate Bob Cox to serve as 2003-2004 Academic Affairs Chairperson.

Motion: Ash Brown moved, Andrew Hudson seconded to close the nominations.

Motions unanimously approved.

 

VIII. Adjournment

Motion: Keith Hilton moved, Andrew Hudson seconded to adjourn.

Motion unanimously approved.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

 

 

Submitted by

Rosie Fox, Secretary

Academic Affairs Committee