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Academic Affairs Council

March 25, 2009

Present: Georgia Keeney, Lynette Carlson, Julie Williams, Faye Maas, Bruce Munson (ex-officio & recorder)

Minutes for 12/15/08 and 3/11/09 were approved

  • ESAT 2610 – Unanimous decision to return the course to the department for clarification. One credit is being added to the course and information is needed about: the amount of lab time required; changes in content for the course; changes in assessment of the course; parenthetical information required.
  • Educ 3340 – Returned to the department for revision. Clarifications and revisions needed include: changes to parenthetical information; phrasing of objectives in measurable terms; need to specify methods of evaluation; concern about the prerequisites if this course is offered as a split course (5xxx) offered to graduate students and undergraduate students.

Committee discussion on campus/college course proposal forms. It was noted the following would be desirable:

  • Revision dates on all forms so that preparers would know they are using the most recent forms.
  • Providing more consistency in many components of the forms.
  • Clarification on parenthetical information needed.
  • The ability to compare change of course proposals to original course proposals.
  • Assessment component linked to institutional outcomes.

Jackie Millslagle & Linda Rolfe will be invited to the 4/29/09 committee meeting to discuss the course proposal forms.

Lynette asked the committee be updated on the results of last year’s discussion on internship credits.