November 1, 2012
Academic Affairs Committee
Taylor Conference Room
November 1, 2012
Present: A. Brown, Q. Dong, M. Draheim, L. Fox, L. Matz, A. Richard, G. Rohlf, E. Typpo
Ex-Officio: A. Gillen
Guest: C. Eakin, J. Schamber
Not Present: A. Boboc, J. Haffner, J. Uchizono
Called to order @ 3:04 pm
I. Approval of Minutes
October 4, 2012
A. Richard moves to approve, M. Draheim seconds, motion passes with one abstention.
II. Program Changes
Eberhardt School of Business
Accelerated BA/MBA for International Commerce Students
Bachelor of Science of Accounting/Master of Accounting Blended Degree Program
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting Concentration
An inaccuracy was identified on how the program is laid out for the Accelerated BA/MBA for International Commerce Students program change proposal: In semesters 4 and 5 courses from IIIA and IIIC are listed as 3 unit courses and there are no 3 unit courses, only minimum of 4 unit courses in IIIA and IIIC.
Cindy Eakin from Eberhardt school of Business is in attendance to represent the business school and discuss the program changes. For the first proposal, they were approached by SIS and asked for an MBA program for SIS students. This will allow students to obtain an MBA in 5 years, not 5.5 years. The idea is to produce a high quality international business student. The program will be marketed to undergrads who begin in the School of International Studies and can continue on to get MBA with one additional year. The 52 unit MBA is remaining the same. The SIS is expecting about 25% of current eligible students to apply to this program. Ann Gillen suggests that financial aid needs to be contacted - the academic and administrative components need to be completed in order for this program to go forward. Discussion on the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship and BUSI 255.
L. Fox moves to approve the Accelerated BA/MBA for International Commerce Students new program proposal, G. Rohlf seconds, motion passes.
C. Eakin provided an overview of the three new accounting programs and the revision to the concentration in accounting. The state began moving toward a 5 year degree in order to become a CPA, more business, accounting and 10 units of ethics are now required. The result is based on a 5 year program where the result is a Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Master of Accounting. This blended degree program now has 30 students currently in the program. This program is going to be appealing to more than half of their students. California is now conforming with the rest of the country for Accounting students to be able to become CPAs. They will also be able to offer a Masters of Accounting to graduate students. They will also be changing the requirements for the Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. The business school will be developing and offering new courses including 1 unit of computer skills, cross-listing upper division accounting with the master's program, increasing tax units from 4 to 7, research, writing and communication, ethics requirements added to courses. The school is currently looking for someone with systems expertise to hire for the fall.
A. Richard moves to approve the three new accounting program proposals and the revision to the concentration in accounting program, G. Rohlf seconds, motion passes.
Eberhardt School of Business
BUSI 112 Computer Skills for Accountants
BUSI 215 Taxation of Business Entities
BUSI 216 Professional Accounting Research
BUSI 217 Ethics for Professional Accountants
BUSI 218 Advanced Financial Accounting Graduate Level
BUSI 219 Graduate Auditing Seminar
BUSI 213 Corporate Social Responsibility (title and prerequisite change)
College of the Pacific
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
GEOS 51 Dynamic Planet (course description revision)
GEOS 61 Geology of California (unit change & course description revision)
GEOS 65 Regional Geology (course description revision)
Department of Economics
ECON 53 Introductory Microeconomics (prerequisite change)
ECON 55 Introductory Macroeconomics (prerequisite change)
ECON 71 Global Economic Issues (course description revision)
ECON 157 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (course description revision)
ECON 171 Political Economy (course description revision)
Department of English
ENGL 109 Professional Communication (prerequisite change)
Department of Theatre Arts
THEA 075 Expressive Movement (course description revision)
THEA 077 Voice for the Actor (course title and prerequisite change)
THEA 113 Theatre Heritage I (course title change & course description revision)
THEA 115 Theatre Heritage II (course title and prerequisite change)
School of International Studies
INTL 113 World Geography for the Social Sciences (Prerequisite change)
G. Rohlf moves to approve consent agenda, A. Brown seconds, motion passes.
ECON 53 & 55 pulled from the consent agenda for discussion on clarification of proposed prerequisite language.
L. Fox moves to approve ECON 53 and ECON 55 with as follows, A. Richard seconds, motion passes:
Completion of the Fundamental Skills Reading requirement and intermediate algebra skills as evidenced by a quantitative skills placement examination or equivalent SAT Subject Test in Math, or MATH 005 or 007 or 033 or 037 or 041 or 045 or 051 or 053 or 055, or a 4 or higher on the AP Calculus AB or BC examination. MATH 35 does not meet the pre-requisite.
IV. Course Classifications and Definitions
This issue is being brought up due to the course leaf automated program. This issue was also addressed during the WASC visit when preparing the credit hour policy, but no final version/action was taken. Academic Affairs is the final approval body, it will be forwarded to Academic Council as an information item. Mike Rodgers from institutional research stated this is for internal purposes, important to understand different pedagogies and resources departments may need to support the courses. A course can have multiple classifications, but one has to be selected as the primary. Must identify all the various possibilities so that the sections can be identified by the registrar's office. A. Gillen and M. Rodgers use the classifications to group data.
Missing: Thesis will add to dissertation/thesis; self-paced; practicum (this is on-campus)
Suggestions for changes: fieldwork - change non-classroom to non-university
Independent Study and Research should be separated out - not the same.
Discussion on various classifications determined that the reason for identifying needs to be clarified in order to appropriately determine the classifications. L. Matz is going to meet with the provost and obtain additional clarification - issue is tabled.
V. Honor Code and Disability Accommodation Statements
Heather Dunn Carlton and Danny Nuss submitted this information to Lou Matz. We will post on the Academic Affairs website and on the syllabus template as suggested language for faculty to use.
Questions were raised by the committee on the disability statement: use of Danny Nuss' name as director as opposed to identifying the office; the process may not be accurate. This issue is tabled to allow Lou Matz to take questions to Danny Nuss.
Honor Code discussion: We need to clarify the process when posting this information since the college has its own additional policy. When posting to the web, we will need to write an introductory paragraph about use of these statements.
L. Fox moves to approve the honor code language, A. Richard seconds, motion passes.
VI. Faculty Handbook Change
11.7 Course Syllabus - passed by council 10.11.12
Implementation - Communication Strategy
Academic Council changed a few items - added course location to the list and added "with reference to" the catalog copy. L. Matz will approach Bhaskar Jasti about having him review the syllabus requirements for graduate students (FHB section 12.3)
VII. What's on your mind?
G. Rohlf raised the issue of thinking about whether or not the role of Academic Affairs should be broadened? Host a Community of Practice - Assessment.
There is value to scrutinizing forms and syllabi. Quality assurance should be a part of what we do. We should brainstorm on our role as a committee. Suggestion made to invite Dave Hemenway to a future meeting. The Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) took over some of the prior duties of Academic Affairs.
Meeting adjourned @ 4:56 pm.