University of Minnesota, Morris
Morris, MN



January 22, 2001 3:30 p.m. Behmler Conference Room

Present:     Korth, Mooney, Carlson, Nellis, Kissock, Neuharth, Behrens, Urness, Evans and Clare Strand in for Thielke,
Absent:     Gooch, De Jager, Chabel, Ostrowski, Lee, and Finzel,

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Korth asked for a motion to approve the minutes from November 22, 2000.

                   MOTION:     To approve minutes from November 22, 2000.

                    VOTE:         Unanimous in favor (9-0-0)

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR SPRING: Discussed the spring schedule and any items to be discussed at future meetings. Outstanding items are EDP and CRPC's review of Anthropology and Statistic majors. Other items are issues from November 8, regarding Degree Requirements wording listed on page 56 of the catalog, where no action was taken and Korth will review fall minutes for any other items where no action was taken and add them to the agenda.

EDP SUB-COMMITTEE: The sub-committee usually consists of one student, one faculty member and one Division Chair. The committee is responsible for review and recommendations of funding of small grants for curricular needs. Korth asked for volunteers and/or nominations. Jillian Evans, Jim Carlson and Craig Kissock all volunteered to be on the committee. EDP sub-committee will need to decide if there will be any priorities this year. There were no priorities last year and after some discussion the sub-committee asked the CC to agree that there would be none this year either.

TEACHER LICENSURE UPDATE: Kissock gave an update on the Teacher Licensure rules since the State Legislature's decision in mid-January regarding the process. In the State Legislatures first bill it was passed that there will be grandfathering under the old rules for those involved in Teacher Education effective 1/1/01. The intent is to get all students licensed under the new rules. However, if that is not possible, then the student can be grandfathered in under the old rules. Kissock wanted to give the update due to the recent legislative changes that were passed last week. Discussion that some students changed majors because of the licensing requirements and now with the new grandfathering rules this wouldn't have been necessary. Kissock stated that Education is aware of this, however, the decision was made only recently by the legislature and UMM will work with students to ensure they are licensed according to the legislature's mandates, either new or old.

CHART OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Results of a Chart of Information that Mooney and Van Horn worked on for the U Senate Committee was provided for all the CC members. Even though this was for information purposes there was discussion about the range of credits among the majors. This is an issue that should be discussed further at a later time.

Meeting adjourned 4:00 p.m.
Submitted by Karen Van Horn

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