Minutes of Curriculum & Teaching Committee

December 7th, 2007


Present:  Brian Pavlac (Chair), Kristi Concannon (Chair-elect), Margaret Corgan, Joseph Evan, Kyle Fetterolf, Hamid Hosseini, Michael Little, Jonathan Malasic, James Wallace, Dr. Nicholas Holodick, Vice-President for Academic Affairs.

1.  Meeting was called to order at 2:00

2.  Minutes from 11/16/07 were reviewed.  It was suggested that all motions be noted in minutes.  The minutes will be amended to include more specific information about the motions that were passed.  A motion was made to approve the minutes from November 16, 2007 with the changes to be made.  This motion was passed.

3.  the committee was informed that Faculty Council accepted the Proposal for New Major/Minor Policy without changes.

4.  Discussion was held regarding the document “The Core endorsed by C & T, 16 November 2007” with suggestions and the following resolutions/motions.

  1. A motion was made to list the Core in the following sequence in part II, 150, 180, then 190 with the Core 130 following and the rest of the listings as they currently appear in the document.  This motion was passed. 
  2. A motion was made to remove the “?” from World Religions in the current document. This motion was passed.
  3. A discussion of whether Core 090 First Year Experience should be listed as core as Core can not be Pass Fail.  This discussion was tabled until the committee dealing with Core 090 meets to discuss this further.
  4. A discussion of whether to list current core equivalent numbers on the new core planner was held.  It was decided to leave the “new Core” as is.  A document will be worked on to help academic advisors with old Core equivalents. 
  5. A motion was made to accept the above changes and was accepted

5.  Examples of a template of a generic Core Advisement document was discussed.  This is a working document to be used for students to keep track of core requirements. 

  1. A motion was made to add, under “Foreign Languages and Cultures”  the course titles of Core 141 – 146 to help define the differences in these courses.  This was accepted.
  2. A motion was made to add Core 099 and 098 as pre-requisites to the planner as they appear in the working Core document was made and passed.
  3. A motion to add 5 generic categories for Arts:  Art, Music, Theater, Creative Writing and Film.  This motion was passed.
  4. A motion to accept the revised tentative core planner and send it on to Academic Advisement was made and accepted.

6. Compensation for CART Coordinators document was discussed.

  1. The following changes will be made to the document:

                                                    i.     Item 4) The category “Arts” will be added

                                                  ii.     In the example tabulation “I” will be removed and Joseph Evan will be added.

    1. A motion to accept the above changes was made and passed.  This proposal will be sent to CART coordinators to review.

7.  FYS CART concern was raised by Jim Wallace.  States this cart is extremely large.  Discussed wish for an advisory board to assist with overseeing this large CART.  Will follow with CART discussion.

8.  The Core web site was discussed.  Brian will explore options and provide examples.

9.  Spring Semester Meetings were reviewed. Meetings will be held at 2 pm on Fridays on the following dates: January 18th, February 1st, February 15th, February 29th,  and April 18th.  Additional dates will be added. Members present indicated availability on MW and TH for additional times.  Will be discussed in January.

10.  Review of Materials from CARTS

  1. Members are asked to begin reviewing CART information.  This information was sent by Brian via E-mail. 
  2. Focus should be on new course offerings primarily.
  3. Nick expressed need for uniformity in Master Syllabi and clarity in assessment in light of the up coming Middle states update.

Meeting was adjourned at 3:45 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Kyle Fetterolf

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