Meeting Date: 
October 7, 2019
10/07/2019 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
109 Gilkey Hall
Event Description: 

A PDF of the agenda can be found here.

A PDF of the minutes can be found here.

  1. Introduction of the New Proposal System – Alix Gitelman, Caryn Stoess
  1. Proposal Information – Alix Gitelman
    • WR 121
  1. Category Proposal
    • Discussion Needed
      • PH 207
      • ENG 109
  1. Category Review Training – Heath Henry

Voting members present: Heather Arbuckle, Kathy Becker-Blease, Daniel Faltesek, McKenzie Huber, Matthew Kennedy, Filix Maisch, Lori McGraw, David Roundy, Rorie Spill Solberg, Kaplan Yalcin
Voting members absent: Aidas Banaitis, Bob Paasch
Ex-Officio members present: Faculty Affairs – Heath Henry; WIC Director – Vicki Tolar Burton
Guests present: Tam Belknap, Alix Gitelman, Caryn Stoess

Introduction of the New Proposal System – Alix Gitelman, Caryn Stoess

  • As soon as CIM is live, all new proposals need to be submitted through that program. CPS will still be active for existing proposals.
    • After a few months, the CPS will be archived and will remain searchable.
  • Trainings are available on October 16 and 17.
    • Schedule
    • Additional trainings available in the future.
  • Will committee members have access to the CIM for review purposes?
    • Yes; Co-chairs will have additional approval privileges.

Proposal Information – Alix Gitelman

  • WR 121
    • The proposed change is to take the course from 3 to 4 credits.
    • This will align the course with other universities and OWEAC standards.
      • Students transferring in from other universities are losing a credit, putting them at a disadvantage.
    • The College of Engineering (COE) is objecting as it raises the Baccalaureate Core (BC) credits from 51 to 52. It will tip the COE credits to graduate from 192 to 193, which would put the program over the cap for max required graduation credits. They are unwilling to lower any credits on their end.
      • The COE seems concerned about creating a precedent for other units to come forward to raise credits for their courses.
      • The COE has courses in the Difference, Power & Discrimination (DPD) category of the BC that are major specific and not accessible to students outside the major. Could moving those courses out of the BC (since they do not technically meet the requirements of serving the campus as a whole) be a compromise to assist them with their credit concerns?
    • Can the Baccalaureate Core Committee (BCC) increase the total amount of credits in the BC? How would these changes effect existing policy? If Faculty Senate approval is required, does the BCC really have purview over BC policies?\

Category Proposal

  • Discussion Needed
    • PH 207
      • Postponed
    • ENG 109
      • Postponed

Category Review Training – Heath Henry


Minutes prepared by Caitlin Calascibetta