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Academic Affairs Council

October 20, 2008

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

Minutes from previous meeting approved.

  • Psy 3990 – A special topics course in Psychopharmacology. Unanimous approval pending Bruce checking with Psychology faculty on spelling and phrasing of two items.
  • ECh 3010 – Georgia moved that this proposal be tabled. There has been no prior consultation about this course between HPER and EDUC departments. Georgia indicated that the faculty with appropriate training in the content area is currently teaching through HPER. There ought to be departmental discussions before this is decided by AAC. The committee tabled the proposal. Bruce will suggest the department heads discuss the issue.
  • CC 3100 – Deactivation of this course was brought to committee as an informational item.
  • Health Minor Changes – A change in the health minor and some associated course changes were presented as a package by Georgia Keeney. An effective date for the change was proposed as 9/1/09. The major rationale for the changes was to reduce the number of credits from 43 to 27-28 and to shift the focus to health promotion. The committee discussed the proposal and unanimously supported the changes.
  • Hlth 3301 – Community Health. Unanimous approval of minor changes to this course.
  • Hlth 3307 – Conducting and Managing Worksite Health Promotion Programs. Unanimous approval pending minor changes to the “prerequisites” text.
  • Hlth 3400 – Facilitating Healthy Lifestyle Change. Unanimous approval pending minor changes to the “prerequisites” text.
  • Exercise science major changes – Proposed changes to the exercise science major were presented by Georgia Keeney. Changes primarily reflected some minor changes in courses and shift from an electives option to courses that complement the major. The committee discussed the proposal and unanimously supported the changes.
  • ESAT 2400 – Physiology and Mechanics of Physical Activity. Unanimous approval of this course without reservation.
  • ESAT 2420 – Resistance Power Training Techniques. After discussion the committee decided this proposal does not currently meet the standards of the AAC and the course will be returned to the department with a request to modify the course so that the assessments clearly align to the objectives.
  • ESAT 3440 Clinical Exercise Physiology. After discussion the committee decided this proposal does not currently meet the standards of the AAC. A lab has been added to the course but there has been no change in the assessments for the course that would indicate how the lab is helping meet course objectives. The “Method of evaluating student achievement” should include some detail on modifications to the course assessments.