Academic Affairs Council
February 8, 2011
Present: Fay Maas, Georgia Keeney, Lynette Carlson, Bruce Munson (ex officio)
Minutes – minor revision to January 25th minutes (delete 3303, not 3301); approved with minor correction
- SW 1000 Introduction to Social Welfare
- Intended to be used as a liberal education class and will be forwarded to that committee after approval by Academic Affairs.
- Outcomes, measures of learning, rationale were all very clear.
- EnEd 2000 Technology in Outdoor Education
- Question regarding use of two components question #11 and the related question #12. The group felt that this was probably only a one component course.
- Georgia described the rationale for the course and the need for use of technology in outdoor education.
- There was concern about the breadth and depth of the conceptual outline: whether this was sufficient for 3 credit class.
- Suggestion that the conceptual outline could focus on broader objectives, such as ‘understanding the use of spreadsheets’ as opposed to teaching a specific program. Focus should be the ‘why and how’ to use technology, the purpose of technology in the profession.
- #27 – Bibliography needs to be developed to support the improved conceptual outline.
- Need to clarify #16. Should there be a prerequisite to be a Recreation major?
- #26 – Outcomes and assessments need to become more specific and clearly relevant to the major.
- Course not approved and revision and resubmission is recommended.