HESC Curriculum Minutes -- Oct. 9, 2009

School of Human Environmental Sciences
Curriculum Meeting Minutes, October 9, 2009

Voting Faculty Present: Kathy Smith, Laurie Apple, Kelly Way, Marie Gentry, Nann Miller, Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg

Administrators Present: Alice Griffin

Ex-Officio Present: Mary Warnock

Call to Order
Meeting was called to order at 1:35 p.m. by Laurie Apple, chair of the committee.

1) Review and Approval of Minutes from September 11, 2009
Minutes from the September 11, 2009 meeting had been distributed via email to all committee members. Kathy Smith noted that Section 4, Subsection b-Tim Killian presented the GHES program changes and that Kathy Smith made the motion to accept the changes. Kathy Smith moved that the minutes be accepted, with the change noted. Nann Miller seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the minutes, with the revision noted.

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 changes were necessary and Nann Miller moved to approve the agenda, as presented. Kelly Way seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the agenda, as presented.

3) New Business
a) APST
· HESC 4903 – Delete Course Number – This course is no longer needed due to the fact that HESC 4901 (APST Pre-Study Tour) and HESC 4912 (APST Study Tour) are now active classes. Kathy Smith moved to accept the proposed change for a 1st reading. Kelly Way seconded the motion. There was no discussion regarding the change. All members favored the motion.

b) IDES
· HESC 4805 – Change Description – The request is to add a statement to the description that "personal travel required for research related to specific project type." Nann Miller moved to accept the proposed change for a 1st reading. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg seconded the motion. The request was discussed, with clarification provided from the IDES faculty. This is not collective travel, but personal visits. There was no further discussion. All members favored the motion.
· HESC 3843 – Change Title – The new title needs to be Lighting and Related Building Systems. Nann Miller moved to accept the proposed change for a 1st reading. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg seconded the motion. Dr. Gentry clarified that this title change would better define the intent of the class. There was no discussion regarding the change. All members favored the motion.
· Program Change – Change to the check sheet under the art section – addition of ARCH 1003 as an additional option. Marie Gentry moved to accept the proposed change for a 1st reading. Kathy Smith seconded the motion. There was a discussion that the students cannot take ARCH 1003 and get credit on two areas of the check sheet. Alice Griffin just wanted this to be made very clear to the students. All members favored the motion.

c) HRMN
· HESC 1603 – Change Description – The change in description better fits what the students will receive in the class. This change should help make the students academically stronger and better prepared for future study. Kelly Way moved to accept the proposed change for a 1st reading. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg seconded the motion. All members favored the motion.
· HESC 4693 – Change Description – The change in description will include junior standing and hospitality student restriction. It will also include 500 hours of documented HOSP industry experience. Kelly Way made the motion to accept the proposed change for a 1st reading. Marie Gentry seconded the motion. There was discussion as to how UAConnect would check for junior standing. Kelly Way stated that she felt that the HOSP work hours would help with this situation. The question was how work hours would be validated. Kelly Way stated that the instructor of record for the semester will check all of the documentation for the hours to be sure that the student meets the criteria. This puts the responsibility for compliance back on the students and the advisor. Alice Griffin will double check with the Registrar's office about the wording for the HOSP student designation. She will report on that at the next meeting. All members favored the motion.

d) FHNH – Dr. Fitch-Hilgenberg decided to not present the changes for HESC 3604, HESC 4623, or the HESC 3104 class that was noted on the agenda. These items will be presented at a later meeting.
· HESC 3223 – Nutrition Assessment – Add a Course -- Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg made the motion to accept the proposed change for a 1st reading. Kelly Way seconded the motion. This class was originally a part of Medical Nutrition Therapy. Dr. Fitch-Hilgenberg stated that this will be a pre-req for Medical Nutrition Therapy I and the lab would be dropped from Medical Nutrition Therapy I. This change will expedite the learning process in Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II, as students will be better prepared for the classes. All members favored the motion.
· Additional Course Offerings (COMM 2302, COMM 3303, COMM 3143, COMM 3433, COMM 3703 and COMM 4113) to GFNU and DIET – Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg made the motion to accept the proposed changes for a 1st reading. Kathy Smith seconded the motion. Dr. Fitch-Hilgenberg stated that these expanded offerings would help the GFNU and DIET students who need better communication skills when dealing with clients. Dr. Fitch-Hilgenberg stated that she has permission from the communications department for these classes to be added. All members favored the motion.

4) Dates for Future Meetings
November 13 – 1:30 p.m. – HOEC 220

5) Administrative Reports
No reports

Laurie Apple will be scanning the most current curriculum handbook and will be sending it to all committee members for review/revision/update.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m. by Laurie Apple.