HESC Curriculum Minutes -- Oct. 9, 2008

School of Human Environmental Sciences
Curriculum Meeting Minutes
Oct. 9, 2008
Voting Faculty Present: Kathy Smith, Charles Ogbeide, Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg, Tim Killian, Susan Takigiku, Laurie Apple, Marie Gentry

Proxy: Haroon Sattar had the proxy for Jennifer Webb

Call to Order
Meeting was called to order at 2:40 p.m. by Laurie Apple, chair of the committee.

1) Review and Approval of Minutes from September 26, 2008
Minutes from the September 26, 2008 meeting had been distributed via email to all committee members. Hearing no requests for changes, Susan Takigiku moved that the minutes be approved as written. Tim Killian seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the minutes as written.

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. No other changes were requested. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg moved that the agenda be accepted, as presented. Tim Killian seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the agenda, as presented.

3) Old Business
a) Human Development, Family Studies and Rural Sociology – 2nd reading – Tim Killian presented a Letter of Notification for the Policy Studies in Aging. Dr. Killian stated that he had addressed the cross listing option which was discussed in the September 26 meeting. He stated that each unit will make this decision on a case-by-case basis. Kathy Smith moved to accept this proposal as a 2nd reading. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the Letter of Notification presented for 2nd readings.
b) Food, Human Nutrition, and Dietetics – 2nd reading – Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg distributed the short form for the FHNH area's curriculum changes. She reported that the requests which were made by the committee for clean up had been completed. HESC 4251 (formerly HESC 425V) has been changed to reflect the possibility of repetition. Dr. Killian asked for clarification of the term "upperclassmen". He suggested that the wording should be changed to "seniors". There was no further discussion. Charles Ogbeide moved to accept the FHNH curriculum changes, with the notation of "senior" to replace "upperclassmen". Tim Killian seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to accept the FHNH curriculum changes presented for 2nd readings.
c) Interior Design – 2nd reading – Marie Gentry presented a summary of proposed course changes. Tim Killian moved to accept the changes as a 2nd reading. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg seconded the motion. Discussion was then held regarding the working for HESC 2815. The suggestion was made regarding an addition about fees. Since the students could incur some out-of-pocket expenses associated with this course, it was felt by the committee that the best clarification would be to include "fees may be required." This is also covered in the course syllabus, but the committee felt that this would best protect the IDES area. The vote was unanimous to accept the summary of proposed course changes, with the addition of "fees may be required" to HESC 2815.

4) New Business
a) Human Development, Family Studies and RS – 1st Reading -- Tim Killian presented the committee with the proposal for a minor change to HESC 2413. This minor change was to add web-based delivery for the course. Kathy Smith moved to accept this proposal as the first reading. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg seconded the motion. There was a question about the offering of the class, as the form noted that the class would be offered in the fall, spring and summer. Tim Killian was to clarify the offering schedule for the class. The motion was unanimously approved by the committee members as a first reading.

5) Schedule Next Meeting
Dr. Apple stated that the next meeting would be requested via email.

With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m. by Laurie Apple.