Meeting Date: 
January 13, 2020
Date: 
Mon 01/13/2020 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 
109 Gilkey Hall
Event Description: 

A PDF of the minutes can be found here.

Agenda: 
  1. Introductions
    • Students on committee – grant funding given to ASOSU. Students can do reviews (likely course proposals), but will need to have training from Heath and be FERPA trained.
      • Andrew Harker
      • Steven Morris
    • New Interim WIC Director
      • Anita Helle
    • New Ecampus Ex-Officio
      • Karen Watte
  2. Category reviews
    • No discussion needed
      • BDS 411 – Writing Intensive Course
      • AEC 461 – Writing Intensive Course
      • PAC 191 – Fitness
      • PAC 326 – Fitness
    • Discussion needed
      • ES 360 – Cultural Diversity
      • AAE 413 and AAE 415 – Science, Tech and Society
      • ART 371 – Science, Tech and Society
  3. Old Business
    • Dual Representation Policy update
      • Catalog – edit language currently in the catalog. It must be approved by the Faculty Senate by mid-May so Belinda can publish the catalog June 1.
    • Revisit Courses not taught in 3 years conversation
      • Will the committee decide to remove these courses from the Baccalaureate Core catalog list?
        • How will departments be notified?
        • Departments must select one category and this needs to be done by May 1.
      • What will the process be?
        • If the committee removes all courses currently dual represented, the list needs to be sent to Belinda and the Office of the Registrar by May 1 so they can update Banner designators. Belinda will create the record in CIM.
      • Will the committee annually review the list moving forward?
  4. Announcements
    • New language on APA website and Baccalaureate Core resources page for campus and modality syllabus requirements: https://apa.oregonstate.edu/regular-courses
    • FS website resource page – Caitlin is cleaning it up. Some links are still broken and she is trying to determine if they can re-direct to the old pages. Contact her if you see anything that needs to be fixed.

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Minutes: 

Voting members present: Kathy Becker-Blease, Daniel Faltesek, Andrew Harker, McKenzie Huber, Matthew Kennedy, Filix Maisch, Steven Morris, Bob Paasch, David Roundy (remote), Rorie Spill Solberg, Kaplan Yalcin
Voting members absent: Heather Arbuckle, Aidas Banaitis, Lori McGraw
Ex-Officio members present: Faculty Affairs – Heath Henry; Ecampus – Karen Watte
Guests present: Tam Belknap

Introductions

  • Students on committee – grant funding given to ASOSU. Students can do reviews (likely course proposals), but will need to have training from Heath and be FERPA trained.
    • Andrew Harker
    • Steven Morris
  • New Interim WIC Director
    • Anita Helle
  • New Ecampus Ex-Officio
    • Karen Watte

Category reviews

  • No discussion needed
    • BDS 411 – Writing Intensive Course
      • Approved with no discussion needed
    • AEC 461 – Writing Intensive Course
      • Approved with no discussion needed
    • PAC 191 – Fitness
      • Approved with no discussion needed
    • PAC 326 – Fitness
      • Approved with no discussion needed
  • Discussion needed
    • ES 360 – Cultural Diversity
      • There is no connections made to the material and not enough information on assessment.
      • The answers on the form have more detail, but this is not clear on the syllabus.
        • Send back with request for revisions – use responses on forms to flesh out the syllabus.
    • AAE 413 and AAE 415 – Science, Tech and Society
      • Neither syllabus mentions the Baccalaureate Core (BC) learning outcomes nor how they are assessed.
      • The syllabi are virtually the same in the way the BC is addressed, though AAE 415 does make one mention of the BC.
      • There are four enforced pre-requisites. The pre-requisites also have pre-requisites, bringing the total of pre-requisites for this course to nine. This course is not accessible to the general student body.
      • There is no explanation on how the course intends to meet the BC requirements.
      • They are no details provided on the writing assignment so it is difficult to determine that it meets the requirements.
      • The only tie to ‘Society’ is a brief mention of discussing government regulations.
        • Do not approve – all pre-requisites must be removed and heavy editing is required. The committee is concerned that the course could not be adequately taught without the pre-requisites. The course may not be suitable for the BC.
    • ART 371 – Science, Tech and Society
      • The syllabus is missing some information and needs quite a bit of development.
      • There are no connections to the BC learning outcomes and no information on how they are assessed.
      • The course does not meet outcome 1 – there are no links to historical or political perspectives. Some of the readings may touch on these in more detail, but these readings are not required.
        • Send back – learning outcome 1 needs significant revision. Recommend reaching out to Heath for assistance

Old Business

  • Dual Representation Policy update
    • Catalog – edit language currently in the catalog. It must be approved by the Faculty Senate by mid-May so Belinda can publish the catalog June 1.
      • Drafted language was presented
        • The committee moved to vote, seconded; approved with no abstentions.
  • Revisit Courses not taught in 3 years conversation
    • Will the committee decide to remove these courses from the Baccalaureate Core catalog list?
      • The committee moved to remove the BC designator from courses not taught 2017 or before; seconded; approved with no abstentions.
        • The committee recommends removing these courses from the catalog entirely.
    • How will departments be notified?
      • This will be determined once the committee knows whether or not this change must be approved by the Faculty Senate. Departments can reapply to the BC as desired.
  • Departments must select one category and this needs to be done by May 1.
  • What will the process be?
    • If the committee removes all courses currently dual listed, the list needs to be sent to Belinda and the Office of the Registrar by May 1 so they can update Banner designators. Belinda will create the record in CIM.
  • Will the committee annually review the list moving forward?
  • Standing Rules Revisions
    • Remove the specific titles from #4 under Course Selection to account for future changes and allow it to be inclusive.
    • The committee moved to approve the changes, seconded; approved with no abstentions.

Announcements

  • New language on APA website and Baccalaureate Core resources page for campus and modality syllabus requirements: https://apa.oregonstate.edu/regular-courses
  • FS website resource page – Caitlin is cleaning it up. Some links are still broken and she is trying to determine if they can re-direct to the old pages. Contact her if you see anything that needs to be fixed.