Minutes December 10, 2015

                                                               COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
                                                                                              CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
                                                                                             Minutes of December 10, 2015

1.      Roll:  Present:  Rowand Robinson, Chair; John Zbikowski; Jeff Cook; Penny Portman; Emilee Schultz; Brooke Winchell; Beth King; Tracy Arneson-Baker; Lynn Gilbertson and Sharon Kolb.  Absent:  Jillian Smith.  Guests:  Melanie Agnew, Lucy Heimer, Edric Johnson and Anne Stinson.

  2.    Approval of Agenda.
        
On a Gilbertson/Zbikowski motion, the agenda was accepted.

  3.    Approval of the minutes of November 12, 2015.
        
On a Portman/Winchell motion, the above minutes were approved as written.

   4.   Curricular/Action Items:

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
                                         Course Inventory Change Request 
                                         CIGENRL241:  Globalization and Education
                                         New Course Proposal

                                         Course Inventory Change Request
                                         CIGENRL341:  Global Perspectives in Teaching and Learning
                                         New Course Proposal


                                        Course Inventory Change Request 
                                        
CIGENRL342:  Identity, Culture and Social Justice in Global Education
                                        New Course Proposal


                                        Course Inventory Change Request                         
                                         CIGENRL343:  Migration, Peace, and Conflict in Education
                                         New Course Proposal


                                         Course Inventory Change Request 
                                         CIGENRL344:  Crossing Borders:  The US/Mexico Border
                                         New Course Proposal


                                         Course Inventory Change Request 
                                         CIGENRL441:  International Global Education Practicum
                                         New Course Proposal


                                           On a Zbikowski/Portman motion, the committee passed the CIGNRL proposals with the requirement that specific  
                                           assessment strategies be added to address each of the SLOs. The committee also stated that the "Course Justification"
                                          area be reworded to clarify the last sentence so that the purpose of each course is clear. The COEPS Curriculum Chair
                                          will work with the proposer to make the changes prior to sending them to the UCC.

 COUNSELOR EDUCATION
                                        Course Inventory Change Request
                                       
COUNSED731:  Introduction to Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
                                        Change: 
This course has traditionally been purely an introduction to systems                      
                                         thinking and an introduction to family  counseling.  The proposed course maintains these two
                                         objectives  and will add theories common to marriage, couples, and family counseling.

                                         Course Inventory Change Request
                                        
COUNSED732:  Advanced Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
                                        Change: 
This course has emphasized current practices within marriage, couples, and family counseling
                                        and will continue to do so within a greater emphasis given to couples counseling and the introduction
                                         to sexuality counseling within marriage, couples, and family counseling.

                                        Course Inventory Change Request
                                       
COUNSED733:  Theory & Techniques of Marriage/Partnership & Family
Counseling


                                        
On a Gilbertson/Winchell motion, the above proposals were approved.

POLITICAL SCIENCE      
                                        Program Change Request
                                       
EDBSEPLSCI:  Political Science Education (BSE)
                                        Change:  POLISCI320 removed from Area 2


                                        Program Change Request
                                       
POLISCIED:  Political Science Minor - Education
                                        Change:  POLISCI320 replaced with POLISCI220 in list of approved courses


                                       
On a Zbikowski/Gilbertson motion, the above proposals were approved.

   SPECIAL EDUCATION
                                       Program Change Request
                                      
SPECIALED:  Special Education - Adaptive Education
                                       Change:  The department of special education recently underwent changes to
its major, including
                                       name  and number changes to courses.  We are aligning
these changes with the minor program to
                                        provide access to students.


                                       Program Change Request
                                     
SPECEDOTHR:  Special Education Minor for Non-Education Majors
                                      Change:  we are aligning these changes with the minor program


                                      Other Request
                                      Special Education Minor for Non Education Majors
                                      Change:  These were updates already made to the catalog inadvertently and 
we are trying to get the
                                       catalog and
AAR to match.

                               
      On a Portman/Winchell motion, the committee passed the SPECED proposals with the requirement that 
                                      the footnote in the Catalog description of the program in the "Requirements" area be removed for
                                      clarification purposes.

5. Information Item

It is strongly encouraged that the sponsor of a proposal follow their proposal through the College Curriculum Committee and the University Curriculum Committee until it has been passed. The sponsor is in the best position to respond to questions concerning their proposal and in expediting the approval process.

After brief discussion, it was resolved that from now on the committee may approve proposals with minor editorial corrections but will not approve proposals pending substantial revision. Departments should ensure that proposals are clear and complete before placing them on the Curriculum Committee agenda.

6.  New Business:  none

7.  Old Business:  none

On a Portman/King motion, the meeting adjourned at 9:00 a.m.