AFLS Curriculum Minutes -- April 1, 2005

APPROVED
Minutes of the DBCALFS Agriculture Curriculum Committee
April 1, 2005, 1:30 pm

APC Conference Room
Members Present: Brown, Costello, Emmert, Gbur, Graham, Hettiarachchy, Lindstrom, Luttrell, Miller D., Miller, J. (for Scott), Thomsen
Absent: Rothrock, Whan
Guests: Stephens, Srivastava
1. Call to order:
Chair Hettiarachchy called the meeting to order at 1:31 pm.
2. Approval of Agenda: The agenda for the meeting was approved with the addition of one class, AFLS 3313H, Global Issues in AFLS, for first reading and the deletion from the agenda of POSC 3391, Youth Poultry Judging Organization, first reading.
3. Approval of Minutes: The minutes for the February meeting were approved. There was no meeting in March.
4. Old Business:
Miller and Srivastava presented information on a new minor in Crop Biotechnology in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences. The committee suggested that CSES 400, Special Problems, a course required for the minor, be changed to Special Topics and have as a pre-requisite, consent of the instructor. The proposal to add the minor in Crop Biotechnology passed the second reading.
5. New Business:
1. Emmert presented information on changes to the admission requirements for the Poultry Science Master of Science degree. The department requirements are now to mirror the admittance requirements of the Graduate School at the University of Arkansas. The proposal passed the first reading.
2. Emmert presented information on changes to the admission requirements for the Poultry Science Ph.D. program. Admission requirements for the Ph.D. will mirror those of the Graduate School at the University of Arkansas. Students will now be able to enter the Ph.D. program with a B.S. degree. Students entering the Ph.D. program with a M.S. degree will have a reduced coursework requirement compared to students who enter the Ph.D. program with a B.S. only. The proposal passed the first reading.
3. Emmert presented information on major changes to POSC 2554, Poultry Biology. The title of course is changing to Avian Anatomy and the level changing from POSC 2554 to POSC 3554. The proposal passed the first reading.
4. Item deleted.
5. Emmert presented information on a new course POSC 1023, Introduction to Poultry Science and Careers. The Poultry Science department is consolidating the material covered in three classes into two new courses. POSC 1023 will have a lab component. Material covered in the lab will concern Poultry Science careers. Material covered in the lecture will concern the biological sciences associated with poultry. The proposal passed the first reading.
6. Emmert presented information on a major change to POSC 2353, Poultry Production and Management. These changes are in line with the reorganization mentioned in item 5. The proposal passed the first reading.
7. Emmert notified the committee that POSC 1002L, Introduction to Poultry Careers and POSC 2363, Breeder and Layer Management, will be deleted once items #5 and #6 are approved.
8. Hettiarachchy notified the committee that FDSC 2503, Food Safety and Sanitation will now meet every year.
9. Miller, D. presented information on a new course, AFLS 3313H, Global Issues in AFLS. This honors course will require a 10-day study abroad during Spring Break. The proposal passed the first reading.
6. Report of minor changes in the curriculum:
A list of approved minor changes was distributed.
7. Report from the HES subcommittee:
No report-
8. Report from the Dean's Office:
a. Catalogue edits are complete
b. Dean Graham reported on Chancellor White's view of low-enrolled undergraduate programs (less than 100 students) and low-enrolled graduate programs (less than 3 degrees conferred per year over a five-year running average).
9. Announcements:
The schedule of meetings for the committee for the remainder of 2005 is: May 6th (as required), September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th, and December 2nd. All meetings take place at 1:30 pm in the APC Conference room.
10. The meeting adjourned at 3:04 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Jon T. Lindstrom
Secretary