HESC Curriculum Minutes -- May 9, 2007

School of Human Environmental Sciences
Curriculum Meeting Minutes -- APPROVED
May 9, 2007

Voting Faculty Present: Tim Killian, Cat Wallack, Peggy Whan, Jennifer Webb, Laurie Apple, Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg, Lorna Harding, Kelly Way

Guest: Kathy Smith

Ex-Officio: Mary Warnock

Others Present: Alice Griffin, Donna Graham

1) Call to Order
Meeting was called to order by chair, Tim Killian at 10:00 a.m.

2) Review and Approve Agenda
Agenda was amended to reflect Old Business (b. Course Number Change – FHNH/HRMN). Peggy Whan made the motion to approve the amended agenda. Jennifer Webb seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

3) Old Business

a) Review and Approve Minutes
Minutes from the November 3, 2006 meeting were reviewed. Laurie Apple made the motion to approve the minutes as written. Jennifer Webb seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved. Tim Killian noted that the minutes from previous meetings would be posted on the web.

b) Course Number Change – FHNH/HRMN
Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg reported that the course that was listed in the November 3, 2006 minutes as HESC 3603 (Food Service Purchasing) has now had a number change. The new number for this class is HESC 2603. This change has been processed through the system and is now reflected on the new check sheets.

4) New Business

a) APST Curriculum Changes

i) Two Major Changes
a) Changing program requirements in Fine Arts. The change is FROM: ARTS 1003; TO: 3 hours selected from state minimum fine arts (section a). Laurie Apple stated that this will be a benefit to the transfer students. It was also noted by the committee that the ARTS 1003 course is often tough to get in. There was no further discussion on this change.
b) Changing HESC 4073 Internship to HESC 4072 – HESC 4073 is offered in the summer. There is the need for flexibility. Some students need to take the course in the fall or spring. Currently, students who want to take the internship in the fall or spring have to register for Special Problems, which doesn't show up on their transcripts as "internship". The proposal that APST would like to put forward for the committee to review is to add HESC 4071 (Apparel Studies Pre-Internship course), which would only be offered in the spring. The other part of this change would be HESC 4072, which would be the actual internship. This arrangement would allow for better preparation for the actual internship. Kathy Smith reported that there are 38 students who plan to complete an internship this summer. HESC 4072 would be offered every semester. There was discussion about what this proposed plan would do to Kathy Smith's teaching load. Mary Warnock stated that this would put Kathy Smith into overload. Tim Killian asked what defines overload. Mary Warnock responded that over 9 hours constitutes overload. Peggy Whan repeated that when students take special problems, this is not reflected as an internship on transcripts. Laurie Apple added that the addition of HOEC 4071 gives students a clearer deadline. Having the 1 hour on their schedule for the semester makes the students more accountable. Jennifer Webb stated that IDES has moved to only 1 hour worth of credit for their internship. This would help with the overload situation and the students are only paying for 1 hour of credit. Peggy Whan then noted that she had problems with changing the credit hours as we are supposed to be funded by student credit hour production. This is not an issue at the present, but this could be an issue in the future. Peggy further noted that she could see how reducing the number of credit hours would help the students reduce their financial burden. Kathy Smith replied that the financial aspect is really not an issue for the APST students. There was no further discussion on the items and Jennifer Webb moved that the group accept this as the first reading. Lorna Harding seconded the motion. All members were in favor of the motion.

ii) Minor Changes
Laurie Apple noted that there were no minor changes to be brought forth.

b) Food, Human Nutrition, and Hospitality

i) Discussion: Physical education requirements
Tim Killian stated that the Dean's Office had suggested that the FHNH area's stance on this needed to be discussed. Apparently there had been some requests for substitutions for PEAC and DEAC classes. The requested substitutions were for courses from the HLSC and PHED areas. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg replied that the long standing position that the FHNH area had taken on this subject was that the courses must be PEAC or DEAC, as these courses involved activity. This is in keeping with the focus of the health and nutrition aspect of the major. Peggy Whan interjected that students can receive physical education credit for military service. Mary Warnock further added that students can receive physical education credit for band, as well. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg noted that one student had shared with her that the paperwork for the military service was more trouble than the end result was worth. Alice Griffin stated that substitutions for military service are up to the Registrar's Office. This item of business was a point of discussion only, no motion was needed.

c) Human Development, Family Sciences, and Rural Sociology

i) Major Changes
FYI – Tim Killian reported that the computer requirement has been removed and this change has been made on the check sheets.

1) Program Changes in Child Development and Lifespan Concentrations
Tim Killian distributed check sheets for Child Development and Lifespan. Mary Warnock asked why HESC 255V was included in both concentration's elective sections. Variable credits are not normally offered as an elective choice. Tim Killian noted that this was a mistake and should not have been included. Tim further stated that he would remove the HESC 255V from both check sheets. Mary Warnock reminded all that if HESC 400V is listed on the check sheet, we have to offer the class. We don't want to create a situation if we don't have to. Alice Griffin added that her experience has been that variable classes are very time consuming for faculty. Mary Warnock asked if the changes reflected on the Child Development and Lifespan check sheets would affect the B-K concentration. Tim Killian responded that there would be no changes in the B-K check sheets. Peggy Whan noted that she found it very helpful to have the semester that classes are offered on the check sheets. She felt that this would be helpful to the students. Discussion was held regarding the Social Sciences section of both check sheets. Cat Wallack felt that the footnote number 3 was unclear. The committee membership felt that in order to clarify the situation, HESC 2413 Family Relations, should be moved over to the Social Sciences section, which would increase the number of hours to 9 for this section. This move would decrease the Lifespan Concentration Requirements to 43 and the Child Development requirements to 47. These moves would necessitate the renumbering of the footnotes on both check sheets. Tim Killian further shared that the changes to the Lifespan Concentration Requirements are as follows: CNED 3053 The Helping Relationship and HESC 4463 Administration and Evaluation of Child Development Programs. CNED 3053 The Helping Relationship will require approval from the Dean of Education. This is in process at this time. Peggy Whan made the motion to approve the materials presented, as amended by the committee, for a first reading. Jennifer Webb seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

2) Program Change in HDFSRS Minor
Tim Killian distributed the new proposed HDFSRS Minor check sheet. Peggy Whan noted that all courses must be completed on the Fayetteville campus, as spelled out on the check sheet. There was no further discussion regarding the proposed changes. Peggy Whan made the motion to approve the minor check sheet as presented for a first reading. Laurie Apple seconded the motion. All members approved.

3) Professional Development Institute
Tim Killian distributed the Add Change or Delete a Course form for the proposed class, HESC 1110 Professional Development Institute. Jennifer Webb stated that IDES used Professional Development Institute (PDI) as Special Problems for a substitution for HESC 4303. Peggy Whan noted that this would still be a substitution situation. She felt as though the HESC 1110 course would be a way to "ride shotgun" to ensure that students were really doing what they should be doing. Kelly Way asked what the offerings were through the Professional Development Institute. Peggy Whan and Tim Killian responded that examples of offerings were mock interviews, money management courses, etc. Jennifer Webb added that the students who participate must meet with a "coach" at least once during the course. Mary Warnock interjected that she had a problem with the fact that the course was for zero credit. Peggy Whan noted that this is a way to give students the tools to broaden their horizons. A committee member asked if the students will try to use a substitution for this. Peggy Whan responded that there would be no substitutions. Laurie Apple stated that she would suggest the Professional Development Institute to her advisees, but did not feel as though is should be required. Since there was no support for this course from the other areas, Peggy Whan noted that she would take the information back to the HDFS area, and suggest that it become an area requirement. No motion was requested.

ii) Minor Change: Change in Pre-requisites for Internship
Tim Killian distributed paperwork showing that the GPA for the HDFS Internship was being added. This item was presented as an FYI.

d) Interior Design

i) Major Change: Interior Design Minor
This item of business remains tabled.

e) General Human Environmental Sciences

i) Major Change: Eliminate Home Economics Education (BSHES) Program
This is an old degree that has not been active in years. Mary Warnock stated that she thought that the removal of this degree had been completed several years ago. The fact that the degree was still active was brought to her attention recently. Peggy Whan asked if the removal of this program would affect Vocational Education. Mary Warnock stated that the removal would not affect Vocational Education. Tim Killian stated that there needed to be an official vote from the committee in order to remove this from the books. Laurie Apple made the motion that the program be removed. Jennifer Webb seconded the motion. All members voted in favor of the motion.

5) Dean's Report – Dr. Graham
Dean Graham stated that her items of business were procedural items. Any time you use a course from another college, you must have permission, either in the form of an email, or written correspondence. As for when a course is dropped from the curriculum, you must let other colleges know.

Program Changes – ADHE requires a form (13 forms in the packet) Letter of Notification is included in this grouping. These forms can be found on the ADHE website. If a program has not existed before, the ADHE packet must be included. This also applies to Distance Education. Mary Warnock asked how you include cost of a course when other areas are included. Dean Graham stated that you have to include costs, no matter what. She reminded everyone that any time you teach a course, there are costs involved. Be sure that you fill in all the blanks.

When completing the form to Add, Change, or Delete Program or Unit, Dean Graham stated that the cut/paste and track changes tools were to be used. Tim Killian stated that he tried to do so, but that the tools did not work. Laurie Apple agreed that she had the same problem. Dean Graham stated that she would take that information back to her office and let someone know that there were problems with the process.

There was a discussion held about including Life Span Development in the IDES program. Jennifer Webb stated that she was very excited about this idea. Mary Warnock stated that she had asked AAFCS about this situation. She noted that she was told that as long as we can meet the standards set forth by AAFCS, that we could use the course. Tim Killian then spoke up that some of the faculty members in HDFS were not supportive of this move. Family Systems Theory is an integral part of the AAFCS accreditation and that his class did not address this topic enough. So, the final consensus was that this idea was not a go. Jennifer Webb stated that Life Span Development is really an important part of IDES. She further stated that she hated to see this option go away.

Jennifer Webb asked if there was a procedural guide as to how items of business were to be processed. Peggy Whan noted that there was a Curriculum Committee Handbook, but that maybe it was out of date. She stated that she would work on updating this over the summer, if the committee felt that this would be helpful. All agreed that this would be a worthwhile project.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.