HESC Curriculum Minutes -- Sept. 5, 2008

School of Human Environmental Sciences
Curriculum Meeting Minutes
Sept. 5, 2008
Voting Faculty Present: Jennifer Webb, Kathy Smith, Charles Ogbeide, Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg, Tim Killian, Marie Gentry, Susan Takigiku

Ex-Officio Present: Mary Warnock

Proxy: Kathy Smith had the proxy for Laurie Apple

Administrators Present: Donna Graham, Alice Griffin

Call to Order
Meeting was called to order at 3:35 p.m. by Tim Killian, serving as chair of the committee.

1) 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. The link to the Bumpers College curriculum committee site (https://bumperscollege.uark.edu/183.htm) was supplied to all members for ease of viewing DRAFT minutes from the September 5, 2008 meeting. Tim Killian asked if there were corrections/revisions that needed to be made to the minutes. Hearing no requests, Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg moved that the minutes be approved as written. Charles Ogbeide seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the minutes as written.

2) Review and Approve Agenda
Tim Killian 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. Apparel Studies provided an addendum for the committee. Food, Human Nutrition and Hospitality had no new business at this time. No other changes were noted. Jennifer Webb moved that the agenda be accepted, with changes noted. Susan Takigiku seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the agenda with the noted changes.

3) Elect Committee Chair
Tim Killian opened the floor for nominations for a new committee chair. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg nominated Laurie Apple. Kathy Smith indicated that Dr. Apple had agreed to serve if asked. Kathy Smith seconded the nominations. Hearing no other nominations, Tim Killian closed the floor for nominations. Laurie Apple was elected chair of the committee. (As Laurie Apple was absent from the meeting, Tim Killian continued to serve as chair).

4) Old Business
There was no old business to conduct.

5) New Business
a) Apparel Studies
Kathy Smith distributed an addendum to the committee members. Included in the addendum were program changes and major and minor changes. There were not questions regarding the minor change section. Further clarification was provided regarding the HESC 4901 and HESC 4902 major changes. Notation should have been included as follows: HESC 4901 should be offered fall and spring. HESC 4902 should be offered fall and summer. Marie Gentry moved that the addendum, with the changes noted, be accepted as a first reading. Jennifer Webb seconded the motion. The committee moved to accept the addendum; with the changes noted and that this acceptance would be the first reading.

b) Food, Human Nutrition and Hospitality
No new business

c) Human Development, Family Sciences, Rural Sociology
1) Minor Change
a) Add prerequisite to HESC 1441L so that it is only available to HDFS majors. Tim Killian stated to the committee that this change was being requested, as the lab schools can only accommodate HDFS majors. The committee noted that this should be HESC majors, as HDFS is only a concentration, not a major. Tim Killian stated that he would take care of this. Jennifer Webb moved to accept the minor change, with the change noted. Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to approve the minor change, with the change noted.
d) Interior Design
No new business
e) Public Policy Ph.D.
1) Major Change
Tim Killian distributed a Letter of Notification for a Ph.D. program in Policy Studies in Aging. He noted that it was felt that this concentration/option would attract more students to the Public Policy program. The Interior Design faculty were concerned about the lack of inclusion of their area. Dean Graham stated that she felt that the committee needed clarification on many points from the letter and that no action should be taken at this time. Marie Gentry made the motion to table the item at this time until further clarification could be provided. Jennifer Webb seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous to table the item of business until further clarification was provided.
6) Administrator Reports
Dean Graham reported that over 400 overrides were processed in the college for the Spring 2008 semester. She stated that prerequisites should be carefully checked so that the need for overrides is kept to a minimum. Please be sure to address this with your area.

7) Schedule Next Meeting
Dr. Apple will call the next meeting, as the need arises.

With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 3:50 p.m. by Tim Killian.