AFLS Curriculum Minutes -- May 15, 2014Minutes (Draft)
AFLS Curriculum Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 15, 2014
1:00-2:45 PM, Rosen Center Conference Room
Voting Members: Ashley Dowling (Chair), Mary Savin (Secretary), Nick Anthony, Ed Gbur, Luke Howard, Jeff Miller, and Dan Rainey (for Mike Thomsen)
Non-voting: Jody Davis, Alice Griffin, Lona Robertson, and Kathy Smith
Guests: Sun-Ok Lee, Dan Donoghue
Call to order (time): 1:00
Approval of Agenda: corrected, Gbur moved. Howard seconded. The motion passed.
Approval of previous minutes: (April 11, 2014): Anthony moved. Gbur seconded. The motion passed.
Dean's Office Reports: Lona Robertson
1. no report
HESC Curriculum Committee Update: Kathy Smith
1. no report
1. Course Changes
a. FDSC6023 Metabolism of Xenobiotics
Potential overlap with POSC5103 Toxicology and Contaminants-Dan Donoghue, POSC, and Sun-Ok Lee, FDSC, discussed with committee. Donoghue sees overlap in first 8 weeks of both courses; no pre-reqs for Donoghue; target audience is online MS in AFLS; POSC target audience is not affected by FDSC course; higher fee structure to enroll in online POSC course. Lee feels emphasis is on human nutrition; CHEM 3813 is only pre-req for FDSC course.
Questions from committee: How much overlap between courses is too much?
Has course been created to fill need that does not exist?
No FDSC students have taken the POSC course in the past. Why have FDSC students not taken the POSC course? Unknown. FDSC sees fit in POSC course for food safety students.
Why is POSC not cross-listed?
POSC has been offered for 8-9 years, but offered every 3 years; FDSC has been taught as Special Topics.
Miller motions to accept course (second reading). There is an understanding that 2 departments will work together to eliminate overlap (make sure that serving different audiences); department heads have made this agreement; nothing has happened; FDSC will offer in fall as Special Topics this fall regardless of decision today. Motion to table by Gbur. Rainey seconded. Motion to table carried. Consider (highly recommend) including HESC (NUTR) in the discussion.
2. Program Changes
1. Course Changes
2. Program changes. - Check with CSES about effect on Pest Management. Gbur motioned for first reading. Anthony seconded. Motion passed.
a. AECT BS - ACOM Agricultural Education, Communication, and Technology - Agricultural Communication (ACOM) concentration:
CSES 2013 Pest Management is being deleted as requirement, and any CSES or FDSC 2000 course will count; delete Science or math elective; deleting courses no longer taught; adding UNIV 1001 as elective.
b. AECT BS – AGED Agricultural Education, Communication, and Technology - Agricultural Education (AGED) concentration:
Delete requirement for CHEM 2613/2611L; CSES 2013 Pest Management is being deleted as requirement, and any CSES or FDSC 2000 course will count; deleting courses no longer taught; adding UNIV 1001 as elective.
c. AECT BS – ASTM Agricultural Education, Communication, and Technology - Agricultural Systems Technology Management (ASTM) concentration:
CSES 2013 Pest Management is being deleted as requirement, and any CSES or FDSC 2000 course will count; deleting courses no longer taught; adding UNIV 1001 as elective.
3. Substitution requests for Intensive Communication requirement
a. POSC, Justin Bowen, from Hendrix, ENGC 306/SOCI 306 Creative Writing: Exploring Nature Writing; Anthony motioned to accept course as substitution. Gbur seconded. Motion passed.
Adjourn (2:45): Gbur moved. Savin seconded. The motion passed.