HESC Curriculum Minutes -- March 5, 2010

School of Human Environmental Sciences
Curriculum Meeting Minutes
March 5, 2010

Voting Faculty Present: Laurie Apple, Kelly Way, Mardi Crandall, Kathy Smith, Tim Killian
Administrators Present: Alice Griffin
Ex-Officio Present: Mary Warnock
Call to Order
Meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by Laurie Apple, chair of the committee.
1) Review and Approval of Minutes from February 12, 2010
Minutes from the February 12, 2010 meeting had been distributed via email to all committee members. Mardi Crandall moved that the minutes be accepted, as presented. Kathy Smith seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the minutes, as presented.
2) Review and Approve Agenda
Laurie Apple asked if there were any changes to be made to the agenda, which had been distributed to the committee members via email. There was one additional agenda items that was added under "Old Business". HESC 4603 Environmental Sociology should be added for a 2nd reading. Kathy Smith moved to approve the agenda, as amended. Tim Killian seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the agenda, as amended.
3) Election of Chair Elect
Laurie Apple noted that as Faculty Council Chair, she cannot make motions in the HESC Curriculum Committee meetings. She noted that a chair elect should be elected to help with this situation. This would also provide a training opportunity for this person. Kathy Smith moved to nominate Kelly Way as Chair-Elect. Mardi Crandall seconded the motion. Kelly stated that she was willing to serve in this capacity. Mardi Crandall moved that the nominations cease. Tim Killian seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to elect Kelly Way as Chair-Elect.
4) Old Business
a) APST
HESC 4901 – APST Pre-Study Tour – Major Change – Add graduate level credit – 2nd reading
HESC 4912 – APST Study Tour – Major Change – Add graduate level credit – 2nd reading
Kathy Smith moved to accept these changes. Kelly Way seconded the motion. Tim Killian stated that it would be helpful if a comment could be added about how these classes would benefit graduate students. This would help strengthen the case for the requests as they move through the system. His suggested wording was "important for GRAD students because..........". The vote was unanimous to approve the course changes, with the revisions noted, for a 2nd reading.
b) HDFS
RSOC 4603 – Environmental Sociology – Addition of junior standing as a prerequisite. Tim Killian moved to accept this change for a 2nd reading. Kathy Smith seconded the motion. There was no discussion regarding the change. The vote was unanimous to approve the course change, as presented, for a 2nd reading.
c) Revision of Curriculum Handbook – Laurie Apple stated that she is still requesting revisions for the handbook. All members were encouraged to send their changes/additions/corrections to her. It was requested that the handbook be resent to the members. Laurie Apple stated that she would do so.
5) New Business
a) HDFS
Program Change for HDFS to remove RS from program name --
Tim Killian moved to accept this change for a 1st reading. Mardi Crandall seconded the motion. The point of this change was discussed. It was noted that coursework is lacking in rural sociology. The vote was unanimous to approve the program change, as presented, for a 1st reading.
HESC 3673L – Family Resource Management Lab – Delete/Inactivate Course – Tim Killian moved that this item of business be tabled at this time. Mardi Crandall seconded the motion. All members were in favor of the request to table the item.
i) Administrative Reports
Catalog copy will be complete as of the end of the day, March 5. Alice expressed her thanks to the people who made this happen. She further stated that this has been a very difficult year for catalog copy.
j) Dates for Future Meetings
a. April 2, 2010 – 2:30 p.m.
b. April 30, 2010 – 10:00 a.m. – Noon – AFLS Faculty Meeting
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m. by Laurie Apple.