University of Minnesota, Morris

Morris, MN





November 20, 2002, 8:00 a.m. Behmler Conference Room


Present:          John Schwaller, Mike Korth, Judy Kuechle, Jenny Nellis, Jooinn Lee, Van Gooch, Danielle Stuard, Ruth Thielke, Dorothy DeJager, and Nancy Helsper


Absent:          Mary Elizabeth Bezanson, Chris DeVries, Tom Johnson, David Bohlander, Amanda Johnson, Chris Pifer, and Clare Strand




Schwaller asked for a motion to approve the minutes from October 23, October 30 and November 6 with two minor amendments on the October 30 and November 6 minutes.


MOTION:     (Korth, Nellis) To approve the minutes as amended


VOTE:            Motion passed (6-0-0)



European Studies

Schwaller explained to the committee that a coordinator for European Studies was named late and that is why the changes are coming to CC now. There are no major changes, the program is just being brought in line with changes from the other disciplines. Helsper noted that Fren 3016 is listed twice and questioned if it should be Fren 3015 and 3016. Schwaller agreed this may be an error and will need to be clarified.


MOTION:     (Korth, Nellis) To accept the European Studies changes


VOTE:            Motion passed (6-0-0)


A member questioned if this will go to Campus Assembly and Schwaller confirmed that these changes will have to go to Campus Assembly and there will have to be another meeting for CA in January. These changes need to go into the catalog now and if they are not approved they can be pulled before the final deadline.


Spanish, French, German and Russian

Schwaller explained that these disciplines added a statement about the Study Abroad program in their major description section.


            MOTION:     (Gooch, Nellis) To approve for Spanish, French German and

Russian, the addition of the Study Abroad information to the major description.


VOTE:            Motion passed (6-0-0)



Schwaller explained to CC that he wanted to clarify his reference to the catalog being on-line at previous meetings. He intended to imply that students increasingly rely on the on-line catalog. However, because of legal, contractual issues UMM will continue to have a printed catalog and his meaning was misunderstood.


A member questioned if previous version of our catalog can be viewed on the web along with the current catalog. Helsper explained that the previous catalogs are on the web and can be accessed through the Dean’s website. A member stated that he would advocate for eliminating the paper copy of the catalog because the portions to keep track of changes are small and the information could be organized differently. Schwaller explained that even though there will be less and less reliance on the printed catalog it couldn’t be eliminated. A member also expressed concern that going away from the printed catalog would create an influx of revisions to the catalog because they would be easier to fix.



Schwaller also mentioned to CC that a recommendation from the Assessment of Student Learning committee will be coming to CC in regards to gen ed requirements.


The meeting for November 27th is cancelled.


Meeting adjourned 8:25 a.m.

Submitted by Karen Van Horn