College of Letters & Sciences
Dean's Office 4th Floor Laurentide

February 16, 2012 Minutes

    1. Call to Order. Committee Chairperson, Elizabeth Hachten called the meeting to order at 2:18 P.M. in White Hall 6c.
    2. Roll Call. Present:  David Cartwright; Ellen Davis; Jolly Emrey; Paul Gregory; Elizabeth Hachten; Angela Harlan; Debra Heiber; Jeff Heinrich; Paul House; Emma Kuby; Natalie Lamkin; Elizabeth Olson; Paul Rybski; and Trudi Witonsky. Absent: Paul Adogamhe; Eric Compas; Sarah Hessenauer; Pilar Melero; Steve Sahyun; Maryam Polley; Ellie Schemenauer; and Alexandra Wiegel. Also Present: Nayla Chehade for Pilar Melero.
    3. Approval of the December 2, 2011 Minutes. House/Emrey moved to approve minutes as submitted.

The motion passed unanimously.

  1. Announcements.
    1. Hachten reminded the Committee that the meeting on March 15 is a deadline meeting; stated that duties formerly completed by Elaine Wagner will now be split between Debby Piper, the Philosophy & Religious Studies ADA, and Beth Dooley, a student worker in the L&S Assistant Dean's office; and informed members about a new email address for College curricular business,
  2. Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department
      1. Gregory/House moved to approve the new course proposal - Sociology/Anthropology 492.

    The motion was withdrawn.

      1. Gregory/House moved to postpone the approval of the new course proposal-Sociology/Anthropology 492.

    The motion passed unanimously.

  3. Psychology Department
      1. Olson/Davis moved to approve the following changes:
        1. Change in minor (Drop PSYCH 424) - Psychology for Business Minor
        2. Change in minor (Drop PSYCH 424) - Psychology for Secondary Education Minor

     The motion passed unanimously.

  4. Rybski/Kuby moved to receive and record the following:
    1. Prerequisite change - ANTHROPL 220

    The motion passed unanimously.

  5. Old Business
    1. Writing Intensive and Upper Level Course Definitions. Hachten reported that the subcommittee is in the research phase in regard to determining what it means for courses to be designated as 'writing intensive' and 'upper level'. There was general consensus from committee members that control should be at the department level.  In regard to definitions for upper level courses, it was suggested that the Psychology Department guidelines be reviewed and if appropriate be adopted college-wide for best practices. The subcommittee will present their findings at a future meeting.
  6. Adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 3:05 P.M. on a House/Gregory motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Natalie J.K. Lamkin, Acting Secretary