AFLS Curriculum Minutes -- Dec. 2, 2005

Minutes of the DBCALFS Agriculture Curriculum Committee
December 2, 2005, 1:30 pm
APC Conference Room
Members Present: Ahrendsen (for Parsch), Brown, Emmert, Fitch-Hilgenberg, Johnson, Hettiarachchy, Lindstrom, Miller, Rothrock, Scott
Absent: Costello, Gbur, Graham,
1. Call to order:
Chair Hettiarachchy called the meeting to order at 1:30 pm.
2. Approval of Agenda:
The agenda for the meeting was approved.
3. Approval of Minutes:
The minutes for the November meeting were approved.
4. Election of a new chair and secretary for 2006:
Dr. Freddie Scott (Agricultural and Extension Education) will chair the committee in 2006. The position of secretary for 2006 was not filled at this meeting.
5. Old Business:
1. Ahrendsen presented information on changes to the Agricultural Business minor. Classes no longer offered were deleted from the minor. Additional courses were added to the list of "controlled electives" to allow for greater flexibility and to allow for pre-requisites for certain courses. Courses from the Walton College of Business (WCOB) were deleted from the list of controlled electives. Students desiring to use courses from WCOB for the minor can petition the department. The proposal to change the minor passed the second reading
2. Rothrock presented information on changes to PLPA 5303, Advanced Plant Pathology: Host-Pathogen Interactions. To reflect the change in one of the instructors for the class, the course title changed and the course content altered. Pre-requisites for the class were clarified. The proposal passed the second reading.
3. Hettiarachchy presented information on a program change to the Ph.D. program in Food Science. Although the committee approved the second reading of this proposal at the October meeting, it was necessary for the committee to review and approve a wording change in Section V of the Add, Change or Delete Program or Unit form. The wording change concerned the entrance requirements for students seeking a Ph.D. The program change passed the first and second readings.
4. Ahrendsen informed the committee that AGEC 4323, AgriBusiness Entrepreneurship will be offered as a new course, rather than as a major change to AGEC 4303.
5. Ahrendsen informed the committee that the pre-requisites for AGEC 4413, Agriculture and Environment Resource Economics, were clarified as per the curriculum committee's suggestion.
6. New Business:
6. Hettiarachchy presented information on changes to the Food Science major. FDSC 1103, Introduction to Food Science was added as a requirement in the Food Science core. HESC 1213, Nutrition in Health will replace HESC 3204, Nutrition for Health Professionals and Educators, in the Food Science core. These changes passed the first and second readings.
7. Miller presented changes to the Wildlife Habitat minor in Crop, Soils and Environmental Sciences department. The changes reflected course deletions in the Biology department, as well as the deletion of courses only available to graduate students. The changes in the minor passed the first and second readings.
7. Minor Changes to the curriculum: The pre-requisites for FDSC 4413, Sensory Evaluation of Food, were changed. FDSC 4114, Food Analysis, will now be offered every year.
8. Report from the HES subcommittee: Fitch-Hilgenberg summarized curriculum changes recently approved by the HES subcommittee. HESC 4303, Professional Development in Human Environmental Sciences, was dropped as a requirement for all concentrations. WCOB 1120 was dropped as a requirement for GFNU and DIET curricula. CHME 1101L was dropped as a pre-requisite for HESC 2112/2111L, Foods I/Foods I lab.
7. Report from the Dean's Office:
No report
8. Announcements:
Chair Hettiarachchy thanked the committee for their service during her time as chair in 2005.The next meeting will be held Wednesday, January 4th at 1:30 pm, in the APC Conference Room.
9. Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 2:15 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Jon T. Lindstrom