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October 7, 2004

Academic Affairs Committee

Minutes of October 7, 2004

Library Taylor Conference Room

Present: Vivian Snyder, Jean Purnell, Susan Sample, Chris Goff, Robert Coburn, Mel Thomas, Newman Peery, Amber Miller, Cecilia Rodriguez (ex officio)

Absent: Berit Gundersen, David Thomas

Guests: Bruce La Brack

Vivian Snyder, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

I.        Approval of Minutes

September 2, 2004

Motion: Mel Thomas moved, Chris Goff seconded to approve the minutes.
Motion approved with 1 abstention.

II.      Consent Agenda

Prior to the meeting a request was presented to the chairperson to postpone the approval of SPTS 135 Sports Nutrition from the consent agenda for discussion.

Motion: Perry Newman Newman Peery moved, Mel Thomas seconded to approve the removal of SPTS 135 Sports Nutrition from the consent agenda for discussion.

Motion unanimously approved.

Motion: Mel Thomas moved, Chris Goff seconded to approve the remaining consent agenda items.

Motion unanimously approved.

Consideration of approval of the consent agenda prompted a question about current course numbering practices. Registrar Cecilia Rodriguez distributed a summary of the course numbering practice used at Pacific. Cecilia did an extensive search for a written document explaining the Pacific numbering system but was unsuccessful. Cecilia will develop a proposal for a standardized practice and present it to the Academic Affairs Committee at the November meeting for discussion.  

Two new MAIR/SIS courses were presented at the meeting for committee approval.

MAIR 223 Personal Leadership

MAIR 260 The Intercultural Context of Training

Motion: Newman Perry Newman Peery moved, Mel Thomas seconded to approve MAIR 223 and MAIR 260.

Bruce La Brack gave an overview of the courses stating that participants will focus on what it means to be a practicing interculturalist, the internal states and external behaviors that promote appropriate and ethical interactions when working across cultural boundaries in professional and personal contexts. Students will learn specific strategies for modifying training to take culture into account.   The addition of both of these courses to the program was driven by student requests.

Motion unanimously approved.

III.     Program Review

          Proposed Panels for 2004-2005

Motion: Chris Goff moved, Robert Coburn seconded to approve the Program Review panels.

Motion unanimously approved.

IV.      Course Approval

           The College

           Sports Sciences

           Revision:

           SPTS 135 Sports Nutrition

Motion: Newman Perry Newman Peery moved, Chris Goff seconded to approve the course.

           Motion unanimously approved.

 

V.       Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m.

Submitted by

Rosie Fox, Secretary

Academic Affairs Committee