AFLS Curriculum Minutes -- May 6, 2005

APPROVED
Minutes of the DBCALFS Agriculture Curriculum Committee
May 6, 2005, 1:30 pm

APC Conference Room
Members Present: Costello, Emmert, Gbur, Kutz (for Brown), Graham, Hettiarachchy, Lindstrom, Scott, Rothrock, Thomsen
Absent: Luttrell, Miller, Whan
Guests: Stephens
1. Call to order:
Chair Hettiarachchy called the meeting to order at 1:32 pm.
2. Approval of Agenda:
The agenda for the meeting was approved.
3. Approval of Minutes:
The minutes for the April meeting were approved.
4. Old 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 second 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. Emmert addressed questions concerning students who decide to switch to a M.S. after a period of time in the Ph.D. program. The proposal passed the second 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 second reading.
4. 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, POSC1020L. The proposal passed the second reading.
5. 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 4. The proposal passed the second reading.
6. Graham 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 second reading.
5. New Business:
7. Hettiarachchy presented information on changes to the Food Science Ph. D. program. The department wishes to change admission requirements for the Ph.D. to allow highly qualified B.S. students to enter the program without first obtaining a M.S. After lengthy discussion, the proposal was tabled pending wording clarification from the Food Science department.
8. Hettiarachchy presented information on FDSC 431(v). The proposal was to allow graduate credit for internships. After discussion on course numbering, the proposal passed the first reading.
6. Minor Changes to the curriculum
These are attached to the minutes (PDF).
7. Report from the HES subcommittee
No report
8. Report from the Dean's Office
Stephens queried the committee as to their interpretation of the catalogue requirement for a minimum of 30 semester hours within the Bumpers College. The sense of the committee was that, at this time, these hours must be satisfied by classes taken at the University of Arkansas, Bumpers College, and could not be satisfied with credit hours transferred from another institution.
Stephens queried the committee as to their interpretation of the 9-hour broadening elective requirement in the Bumpers College. The committee felt this requirement could be satisfied by transfer credit hours.
Stephens requested that each department send a list of their accepted communication intensive classes to the Dean's Office.
Graham answered questions concerning the expected implications of Act 1014.
9. Announcements
The next meeting will be held September 2, 2005, at 1:30 pm, in the APC Conference Room
10. Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 3:15 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Jon T. Lindstrom
Secretary