Minutes May 14, 2013

College of Education and Professional Studies
(Undergraduate) Curriculum Committee
Minutes of the Meeting of May 14, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 8:10 a.m. by Dr. Melanie Agnew.

Members Present:  Melanie Agnew, Chair; Dr. Brooke Winchell; Dr. Eileen Schroeder; Dr. John Zbikowski. Absent:  Dr. Penny Portman, Dr. Todd Loushine, Dr. Scott Bradley, Jillian Smith, Tracy Arneson-Baker and SFC David Shono. Guest: Dr. Carmen Rivers. 

The agenda was approved on a Dr. Winchell/Dr. Schroeder motion. 

The minutes of the meeting of April 9, 2013 were approved on a Dr. Winchell/Dr. Schroeder motion, with the following correction: John Zbikowski reminded members of the meeting of the Graduate Faculty on April 16 to vote on changes to the membership of the Graduate Council and designation of who may teach graduate courses at different levels.

Curricular/Action Items:


Title Change, EDUINDP332, Reflective Seminar:  Application of Issues in Early Childhood Education

Title Change, EDUINDP323, Reflective Seminar:  Exploration of Issues in Early Childhood Education 

These two proposals were approved on a Dr. Zbikowski/Dr. Schroeder motion.

Information Items:

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. 

Dr. Melanie Agnew announced that the name of the undergraduate major Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health was being changed to Occupational Safety.

New Business: 

Dr. Eileen Schroeder asked if the committee next year could look at the time line for approval of special courses.  Though such courses are supposed to be responsive to current needs, this year it has taken two and a half months for proposals to be approved.

Dr. Eileen Schroeder pointed out that specific titles of workshops and special studies do not appear in WINS when students are browsing courses. Making the titles visible in WINS as they once were in the print Schedule of Classes and as they currently are in the PDF version would be helpful in marketing the courses.  

Dr. Melanie Agnew said that we may be getting a new online curricular process and that it will help keep track of proposals.  

Old Business: None. 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:22 a.m. on a Dr. Schroeder/Dr. Winchell motion.


Seminar 494, Special Education, Transitioning Successfully, Term To Be Offered:  Summer 2013, submitted 4/15/13

Workshop 490/690 LibMedia, Video Games and Learning, Term To Be Offered:  Fall 2013, submitted 5/1/13