HESC Curriculum Minutes -- Sept. 26, 2008

HESC Curriculum Committee
Sept. 26, 2008

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

Ex-Officio Present: Mary Warnock

Proxy: Nann Miller had the proxy for Marie Gentry

Administrators Present: Alice Griffin

Call to Order
Meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m. by Laurie Apple, chair of the committee.

Review and Approval of Minutes from September 5, 2008
Minutes from the September 5, 2008 meeting had been distributed via email to all committee members. Hearing no requests, Jennifer Webb moved that the minutes be approved as written. Tim Killian seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the minutes as written.

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 were changes requested for the agenda. In order to accommodate Tim Killian's attendance at another meeting, his item business was moved from (d) under New Business to (a) under New Business, moving each of the other areas down one level. Alice Griffin was asked to be added to the agenda to discuss chemistry requirements. No other changes were noted. Jennifer Webb moved that the agenda be accepted, with changes noted. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the agenda with the noted changes.

Old Business
Apparel Studies – 2nd reading – The Apparel Studies area presented their program changes (both minor and major changes) for a 2nd reading. There were no further discussions of any of the changes presented. Tim Killian moved to accept the 2nd readings on the changes. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the changes presented for 2nd readings.
New Business
Human Development, Family Studies and RS
Tim Killian presented the Letter of Notification for the Policy Studies in Aging program. He shared with the committee members that Dr. Barbara Shadden and Dr. Jean Turner would be co-coordinators for this program. Jennifer Webb stated that she was concerned about the wording in 11(d) ii. She felt that the words legal and social should be included in this section in order to further define the word environments. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg recommended that the classes be cross-listed, so that credit could be received by the faculty serving as instructors. No other comments were provided. Tim Killian stated that he would share the comments that were made with the originating group. Jennifer Webb made the motion to accept the materials presented as a first reading. Kathy Smith seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved by the committee members.

Apparel Studies
The committee was directed back to the information that was distributed earlier by the Apparel Studies area. The request was that first and second readings be reviewed for the program changes for the Pre-Study Tour (HESC 4901) and the Study Tour class (HESC 4902). These classes would replace the HESC 4903 class. Kathy Smith also presented to the committee that a meeting had been held with some of the Agri Education faculty to discuss the utilization of the AGED 4243 (Publication Production in AGRI) class for the APST students. The APST faculty feel that this class would help their students be more prepared for the work place. This addition would lead to a reduction in the electives required. The new total for the electives would be 9 hours, instead of 12 hours. A motion was made by Kathy Smith to accept the presented materials as a first and second reading. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg seconded the motion. Discussion was held at this point. Alice Griffin asked if the WCOB computer course would be an accepted class for the APST students. The APST faculty present stated that this class is not accepted for the APST concentration. Mary Warnock asked what a viable course substitution would be, if the recommended AGED 4243 class was not available to students. Kathy Smith stated that they did not have another suggestion at this time. Mary Warnock further asked if the AGED faculty would be able to handle the increase in students. Kathy Smith noted that the AGED area was putting through changes to offer the class every semester (including summer), but that the changes had not been approved as of this meeting. The committee vote was unanimous to accept the presented changes as first and second readings.

Food, Human Nutrition & Dietetics
Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg distributed a short form to the committee members for their review. There were clarifications requested by the committee. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg made the motion to accept the materials presented, with the changes made by the committee noted, as a first reading. Changes would be brought back to the committee at the next meeting. Kathy Smith seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

Interior Design
Jennifer Webb noted for the committee that the interior design area would like to open HESC 1031 to any student who might be interested in interior design. This would be accomplished by removing "HESC majors only". HESC 1034 should have HESC 1501 and HESC 1031 as pre-reqs. Again, removal of "HESC majors only" will help smooth out the registration process. HESC 2815 – Studio 4 – Overnight travel is paid for by SEED money. The interior design group thought that it would be helpful to note that "overnight travel may be required". Jennifer Webb moved to accept the presented changes as a first reading. Nann Miller seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

Chemistry Transfer Credit
Alice Griffin shared with the committee regarding the transferring of CHEM 1214 (Chemistry for Health Professionals) from North Arkansas. This class transfers in to the UA as CHEM 1074/1071, however, the students will only receive 4 credits of transfer. Alice just wanted to let the faculty know that this could be an issue for some students. APST stated that they would not have problems with this and that the 1 credit that is short would be adjusted in the electives area.

Professional Science Master in Sustainability Analysis
A Letter of Intent was presented to the committee by Laurie Apple. This letter was to add a Professional Science Master in Sustainability Analysis. A motion was made by Jennifer Webb to accept the Letter of Intent. Tim Killian seconded the motion. Upon further review, the committee found that there was an error in the document. On page 4, under Description of Program Resources, the Walton College was referred to as the college of "Engineering". Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg made the motion that the motion on the table be withdrawn. The document would be sent back to the originators for revisions.

Graduate Certificate in Preparing for the Professoriate
A Letter of Notification and the supporting Add, Change or Delete Unit paperwork was distributed to the committee. Jennifer Webb made the motion to accept the materials presented. Nann Miller seconded the motion. A discussion was held. Many members felt that this was duplication of efforts, as many of these classes are already offered on campus. The members voted and the motion was defeated.

Administrator Reports
No reports were presented.

Schedule Next Meeting
Dr. Apple requested that the committee meet next on Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 2:30 p.m.

With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m. by Laurie Apple.