HESC Curriculum Minutes -- Oct. 8, 2007

School of Human Environmental Sciences
Curriculum Meeting Minutes
Oct. 8, 2007
APPROVED

Voting Faculty Present: Tim Killian, Susan Takigiku, Jennifer Webb, Laurie Apple, Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg, Kathy Smith, Kelly Way

Ex-Officio: Mary Warnock

Others Present: Alice Griffin

Guest Present: Nann Miller (representing Cat Wallack)

1) Call to Order

Meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by Tim Killian, chair of the committee.

2) Review and Approval of Minutes from September 24, 2007

Minutes from the September 24, 2007 meeting were presented for approval. Susan Takigiku moved that the minutes be approved as written, with no changes necessary. Jennifer Webb seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the minutes as written.

3) Old Business

a) Apparel Studies

1) HESC 1023
2) HESC 1053
Both items were presented for second readings. Kathy Smith pointed out that these changes really served as clean-up. She distributed handouts to the committee members, noting that the changes requested by the committee at the September 24, 2007 meeting had been incorporated. Alice Griffin added that she had spoken with the Registrar about locking prerequisites and found that this would be no problem. Laurie Apple made the motion to accept the changes as written. Jennifer Webb seconded the motion and all committee members voted in favor of the motion.

b) Food, Hospitality, and Human Nutrition
No old business to conduct

c) Human Development, Family Sciences, and Rural Sociology
No old business to conduct

d) Interior Design

1) Proposal of IDES Minor – Jennifer Webb reported to the committee that her area had met with Dean Graham regarding this proposal. This meeting was to better clarify the process of requesting a minor. Dr. Webb noted that Dean Graham provided some needed documentation to the group. Tim Killian clarified that this is a 15 hour minor. Dr. Webb agreed that this is actually a 15 hour minor. Dr. Webb further clarified for the committee that one of the changes reflected in this submission was that one studio had been dropped, as this actually would help the students who choose to change their major after their sophomore level classes. The studio that was removed is the class that requires students to purchase a laptop. Nann Miller moved to accept this proposal of an addition of a minor to the IDES program. Jennifer Webb seconded the motion. Jennifer then added that IDES had also visited with Dean Shannon (Architecture) and that he had verbally committed his support to this addition, but was unable to write a formal letter until October 12. All committee members voted in favor of the motion.

2) HESC 1031 – This change would remove HESC 1034 as a co-requisite to HESC 1031. The removal of this co-requisite would allow non IDES majors to enroll in HESC 1031. Nann Miller moved to accept the changes as presented. Laurie Apple seconded the motion. All committee members voted in favor of the motion.

3) Inclusion of Art History – The proposed change is to allow students to complete art studio or art history course to fulfill requirement. Choices to add are: ARHS 2913 and ARHS 2923. These changes will allow more flexibility for the students. CIDA guidelines are reflected in this request. Nann Miller moved to accept these changes. Laurie Apple seconded the motion. All committee members voted in favor of the motion.

4) Expansion of WCOB offerings (FINN 4413 & FINN 4433) – This proposal is to add FINN 4413 Real Estate Investment and FINN 4433 Real Estate Finance as business elective options. This is being proposed due to the fact that recent changes in WCOB have reduced the number of business electives available to non-business majors. The addition of these two classes will actually accomplish two goals: 1) elective options will be increased for students, and 2) FINN 3933 and FINN 4413 together qualifies the student to sit for the Real Estate Licensing Exam, offering another career opportunity for IDES students. Nann Miller moved to accept this program change. Laurie Apple seconded the motion. All members voted favorably for the changes.

5) Addition of Cultural Anthropology to Social Sciences Electives – The proposed change is to add ANTH 1023 Cultural Anthropology as a social science option. This would offer students more choices and provide useful and appropriate knowledge about human behavior. Nann Miller moved to accept this change as proposed. Laurie Apple seconded the motion and all committee members voted to unanimously approve the changes.

e) Public Policy – Tim Killian shared with the committee that the new course, PUBP 604V, must be voted on by the HESC Curriculum Committee membership. This vote will allow the course offering to move to the next level for approval. Jennifer Webb moved that HESC adopt the course as a part of the HESC curriculum. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg seconded the motion. All committee members voted in favor of the motion.

4) New Business

a) Apparel Studies

1) HESC 2013, HESC 3033, HESC 4023, HESC 4033, HESC 4063, HESC 4093
All of the above changes were presented to the committee as major
changes. Kathy Smith shared with the committee that these changes
would allow the APST curriculum to be cleaned up and clearer. Many
of these changes were to update the contact hours and course
descriptions.

HESC 2023 and HESC 2053 were presented to the committee as minor
changes. These two changes were updated to contact hours only. Both
the major and minor changes were presented to the committee for first
and second readings. Laurie Apple moved to accept the minor and
major changes noted above as first and second readings. Nann Miller
seconded the motion. All committee members voted in favor of the
motion.

b) Food, Hospitality, and Human Nutrition
No new business to conduct

c) Human Development, Family Studies, and Rural Sociology
No new business to conduct

5) Administrator Reports
No administrator reports were presented.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 p.m. by Tim Killian.