University of Minnesota, Morris
Morris, MN




November 22, 2000 8:00 a.m. Behmler Conference Room


Present            Korth, Lee, Mooney, Finzel, Evans, and Mary Elizabeth Bezanson in for Nellis, and Jeri Mullin in for Thielke,


Absent             Carlson, Gooch, De Jager, Neuharth, Kissock, Chabel, Ostrowski,

Behrens, and Urness


APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Korth asked for a motion to approve the minutes from November 8, 2000.


            MOTION (Understood): To approve minutes from November 8, 2000.


            VOTE:      Unanimous in favor (5-0-0)



CURRICULAR CHANGES IN PSYCHOLOGY: Korth presented the Psychology curricular changes. A course description was re-written and when it will be offered was changed. Korth noted that with this approval it would go into the catalog prior to approval from Campus Assembly.


            MOTION (Understood): To approve changes in Psychology.


            VOTE:      Unanimous in favor (5-0-0)



CURRICULAR CHANGES IN LAAS: Korth presented changes from LAAS. Two courses are being added to the list of what is allowed for the program. The courses already exist and now they will also count for LAAS.


            MOTION (Understood): To approve changes in LAAS.


            VOTE:      Unanimous in favor (5-0-0)



APPOINTING EDP SUBCOMMITTEE: This item will be tabled until the next meeting when more members are present.



ALLOWING MORE THAN ONE GER DESIGNATION ON A COURSE: This was discussed among the members present. Members wondered how urgent the problem is and how widespread. Some members thought there hasn't been enough time on semesters to see whether there are too few GER designated courses. Another members said it is not very difficult for students to fulfill the requirements. Another suggestion was to look at each GER designation and add courses as necessary. It was also noted that there may be some imbalance in the numbers of courses designated in the Global Village categories but that students are only required to fulfill two of the four. There may need to be better planning by the student and advisor.


No action was taken.


Meeting adjourned 8:26 a.m.

Submitted by Karen Van Horn


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