University of Minnesota, Morris
MINUTES-1997-98 CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING #15
April 7, 1998; 8:00 a.m.; Behmler Conference Room
Present: Asmus, Ballou, Beiswenger, Farrell, Frenier, Korth, Kissock, Lee, Leroux, McIntosh, Nylander, Schuman, Taylor
Absent: Ellis, Thielke
[In these minutes: University College language course proposals, galley
reviews, repeatability questions, topics template.]
MOTION (Kissock, Ballou): To approve the proposal to change the GER category for Ed 1011-1012-Beginning Sign Language I-II to the foreign language designator ("FL"). NOTE: Mooney later discovered that there are two intermediate-level sign language courses which should have been included in McRoberts' memo--Ed 2011-2012.
Farrell wondered why the sign language courses are listed for 3 credits rather than 4 credits. Is it because of the 3-credit module that the T.C. has adopted? Schuman thought that was probably the reason. Kissock was concerned that the number of credits should be changed to 4 credits. Schuman said he would check on that.
There were no objections to the motion.
Frenier wondered if these were Duluth courses. Schuman said these are UMM courses. Korth wondered if these courses are to be listed in the day school catalog. Mooney said the proposal (see Form C-Addendum) requests that these courses be listed in the day school catalog.
Farrell wondered why these courses were listed under Interdisciplinary Studies. Why separate them from the other foreign languages? Schuman wondered under which designator they should be listed. Mooney noted that UMM does not have the "AmInd" (American Indian) designator; it would have to be created. If we did that, we would have another listing in the catalog, similar to the "Geography" listing, which has only two courses. Students will know about this course for fulfilling the FL category of the GER because of the GER course list in the Class Schedule. Schuman said we could have the courses keep the "IS" discipline designator for the first catalog and then reconsider them later. Ojibwe is a Duluth course we are making available here. Should we ask McRoberts about changing the designator for the Dakota courses? Should we ask the Humanities Division if they are comfortable with listing AmInd courses in their area?
MOTION (Ballou, Frenier): To approve the proposal to convert the Dakota language courses (IS 1301-1302) to semesters and give them the "FL" GER designator.
There were no objections to the motion.
MOTION (Kissock, Understood): To approve the proposal to create WSS 3000, Advanced Topics in Wellness and Sport Science.
VOTE: Unanimous in favor (12-0-0).
Lee wondered if Hum 1100 would be a Variable Topics course. Mooney said yes, but we have not received all of the information from the Divisions about what courses will be topics courses.
Schuman noted that two honors courses were added in the discipline. Mooney noted that these honors offerings existed in quarters; it was an oversight not to have converted them.
Ballou asked if 3311 is instrumental and choral. Korth said the course covers both, as spelled out in the course description.
Schuman noted that Mus 4901 had used quarter course numbers in the description.
Schuman said the other changes are "years offered" changes. Farrell wondered why we say, for example, "not offered 1999-2000" in the catalog rather than give the years the course is offered. Korth said the assumption is that courses are offered every year if they are listed in the catalog, unless the years not offered are explicitly stated. Leroux added that space is saved in the catalog because we don't have to give the years offered if the course is offered every year. Farrell was satisfied with this explanation.
Schuman noted that Chem 3511 and 3502 have been dropped from teacher preparation requirements. Korth said the discipline is trying to reduce the credit requirements because they are somewhat high.
Farrell wondered if such matters are being approved by the Divisions if they are not editorial changes. The galley changes have not gone through the Division of the Humanities. We can't keep going back to the Divisions given the time constraints. Schuman agreed; Campus Assembly will see the whole curriculum. What we are doing now is fine-tuning.
Schuman noted that he had raised the question about students repeating a course to get a better grade. If they do that, they should go through the Scholastic Committee. There could be some confusion in the process. We are continuing to pursue this question.
Schuman asked about the questions in English. Farrell said the discipline is meeting today. Schuman asked about the maximums in French--are they intended for majors or everyone? Farrell said the maximums are meant for everyone. Farrell thought that Speech faculty had responded through email about the questions there. Mooney said Payne had responded about Th 1060 and 1070--the maximums are correct as listed.
Kissock wondered if it was fair to say that none of these repeatability questions need to come through the CC. We just need to get the word from the disciplines. Schuman said he was comfortable with that. Korth was concerned that the intent of the CC might not be carried out to completion.
Meeting adjourned 8:50 a.m.
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