Meeting Date: 
January 4, 2021
01/04/2021 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
  1. Dual-listed Course Reviews
    • KIN 312
    • ANTH 370 – WIC
  1. Course Reviews
    • Discussion Needed
      • WSE 230
      • WR 121

Voting members present: Aidas Banaitis, Kelsey Emard, McKenzie Huber, Jack Istok, Matt Kennedy, Lori McGraw, Rene Reitsma, David Roundy, Rorie Solberg, Kaplan Yalcin
Voting members absent: Heather Arbuckle
Ex-Officio members present: DPD Director – Bradley Boovy; Academic Programs and Assessment– Heath Henry; WIC Director – Sarah Perrault Tinker; Ecampus – Karen Watte

Dual-listed Course Reviews

  • KIN 312
    • Western Culture and SPI – seems to be a best fit for SPI
    • Are sports a component of Western Culture?
    • They provide a good table at the end of the syllabus that broke down what parts of the course meets which category. Only about 30% of the course is Western Culture.
    • Taught in 3 modalities and the syllabi are all very different. The SPI category is not clear in the OSU-Cascades and Ecampus syllabi
      • One reviewer believes they have found evidence of meeting the SPI requirements in the Cascades and Ecampus syllabi.
    • What institutions are at play?
      • Schools, work and healthcare settings.
      • Family could be argued as an institution
    • OSU-Cascades and Ecampus did not have to go through the initial review process as the modalities were added at a later time so they did not have to meet the SPI requirements to be approved.
    • Decertify for Western Culture. Send back and request consistency with the SPI requirements on all three syllabi.
    • Motion to decertify for Western Culture and resubmit for SPI addressing deficiencies in Ecampus and OSU-Cascades syllabi to show that those sections fit the SPI category; seconded. Motion passed with 6 in favor, none against. Five abstentions.
  • ANTH 370 – WIC
    • Approved with no discussion needed

Course Reviews

  • Discussion Needed
    • WSE 230 – Lit & Art
      • Seems tailored to their major to satisfy the bacc core.
        • Initially made for the WSE major and is trying to submit to the bacc core to attract other students.
      • It is open to all students
      • Is a student not in engineering going to be able to take the course and succeed?
        • History of furniture is a topic that is not engineering specific – design students could take the course.
      • There is a debate about making furniture and whether or not it is an art or a craft. The submitter stipulates it is not art, and will not put the word ‘art’ in the syllabus or description.
        • This debate shows the instructor at least the background and knowledge to teach such a course in this category.
      • There are no rules in the Bacc Core that states any category is owned by particular units or colleges.
        • EC has stated that colleges can teach Bacc Core courses outside their discipline. So long as the course meets the category requirements, it can be taught by any unit.
      • Motion to approve; seconded. Motion passed with 6 in favor, none against. 5 abstentions.
    • WR 121
      • Increase from 3 to 4 credits
      • Confirmed the course will meet for 4 contact hours
      • Motion to approve; seconded. Motion passed with 7 in favor, none against. 4 abstentions.