Academic Affairs Council
October 25, 2011
Present: Georgia Keeney, Fay Maas, Lynette Carlson, Randy Hyman, and Bruce Munson (ex officio)
1. The course Hlth 3990: Special Topics, assigning topic of “Heenalu & Huna: Holistic Health the Hawaiian Way” was unanimously approved with minor revisions and clarifications. These included:
#16: Clarify prerequisites for enrollment. Suggestion was to identify a number of credits, like 30 or 45.
#26: Revise learning outcome letter C to make it observable and measurable. Suggestion – demonstrate relationship between cultural definitions of health, healing and their relationship to environment.
#25: Committee wasn’t sure that content from conceptual outline was fully reflected by learning outcomes, particularly “Holistic Health Principles in Modern Living and Research on benefits of holistic healing.” Suggestion: check to make sure these are congruent.
2. The course PE 1615: Jujutsu was unanimously approved with minor revisions and clarifications. These included:
#13: Change to 2 as a p.e. activity course has workload of 2 hours per week for 1 credit
#22: Expand rationale. What does this course offer related to developing cultural diversity? Look at outcomes to get some ideas. Absence of course covering content isn’t a justification for the course.
#26: Use measurable verbs in outcomes.
#27: Identify more/different resources. It was not transparent what information/content/resources would be found on websites. Consider identifying particular webpages within sites such as ajj.org. Are there academic journals or books that relate to course content?