May 1, 2012
Academic Council (approved September 4, 2012)
Present: Aguinaga, Barrios, Bruns, Eddleman, Gathman, Hinkle, Jung, Koch, McDougall, McGowan, McMillan, Randolph, Rosati, Ruediger, Scott, Timlin, Ustinova, and Weller-Stilson
Guests: Mary Elizabeth Ambery, Shelba Branscum, and Joe Pujol
A. MINUTES: Upon a motion by Eddleman; seconded by Bruns/McGowan, the minutes of April 3, 2012, were unanimously approved.
B. ACTION ITEMS:
1. AA Child Care and Guidance – Curriculum Revisions
Bruns moved approval of the curriculum revisions to the Associate of Arts in Child Care and Guidance program; seconded by Eddleman. Branscum explained that the program had not been revised in roughly fifteen years. The program is seeking accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and will complete an extensive self-study as part of that process, with an anticipated site visit in Spring 2013. The curriculum is increasing from 65 to 69 credit hours; one course is increasing from 2 credit hours to 3 credit hours, and UI100 (3 credit hours) has been added to the curriculum. Five new courses are replacement courses; these courses are currently on 30 Day Review. Motion approval will be contingent on approval of those courses. McGowan questioned the number of students in the program; Branscum explained there are currently around 60 students, but they expect that number to go up to 80-90 with the revisions to the curriculum. Hinkle questioned whether students could only take US105, or if US107 could be added as an option; the requirement will now be UI105 or US107. She also questioned if CF233 (new course) is in the process of becoming a University Studies course; Branscum said it was beginning the process. Discussion followed. Motion, with changes, passed unanimously.
2. Minor in Child Studies – Title Change to Child Development; Curriculum Revisions
Eddleman moved approval of the title change and curriculum revisions to the minor in Child Studies; seconded by Gathman. Branscum explained that the minor had not been updated in many years. The title of the minor will be changed to Child Development. Branscum noted that the curriculum revisions were to change the focus of the minor from early childhood education to more of a growth and development program. The number of hours was decreased from 21 to 18; this allows a better match with several of the four year degrees that match up with the minor. Three new courses are currently on 30 Day Review; motion approval will be contingent on approval of those courses. Discussion followed. Motion passed unanimously.
3. BS Human Environmental Studies: Interior Design Option – Curriculum Revisions
Interior Design Minor – Curriculum Revisions
Eddleman moved approval of the curriculum revisions to both the BS Human Environmental Studies: Interior Design option, and the curriculum revisions to the Interior Design minor; seconded by McGowan [NOTE: motion was revised to eliminate moved approval of curriculum revisions to the Interior Design minor]. Branscum explained that the program is in the process of seeking accreditation through the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA); the accrediting body offers hefty scholarships to students in accredited programs. The program will be one of two in Missouri with such an accreditation. The curriculum revisions to the Interior Design option include three new courses, which are on 30 Day Review. The motion approval will be contingent on approval of the courses. Hinkle pointed out that the minor needs to have at least six hours at the 300-400 level; the motion was revised to eliminate moved approval of curriculum revisions to the Interior Design minor (page 3 of the proposal). The minor proposal will be changed to address the number of hours at the 300-400 level and brought back to the Council in September. Branscum noted that accreditation through NKBA is a stepping stone, but is very desirable; she indicated that they will look at process for seeking Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accreditation during the next year. At this point, we are not ready to seek that accreditation, as we’re short on the resources they require. Motion to approve curriculum revisions to the Interior Design option only passed unanimously.
4. BS Athletic Training – Curriculum Revisions
Bruns moved approval of the curriculum revisions to the BS in Athletic Training; seconded by Eddleman. Pujol explained that new competencies from the accrediting body, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), have made it necessary to remove PH106 and FN530 from the program, reducing it from 129 hours to 125 hours. Pujol also explained that in seeking collaboration with Truman State, two courses (HL382 and HL472) need to increase from 2 credit hours to 3 credit hours to align with Truman’s courses. Discussion followed. Motion passed unanimously.
C. ACTION ITEMS:
1. Hinkle reminded everyone that grading opens on Friday, May 4th and closes the Monday after finals, at 9:00 pm.
Motion to adjourn made by Eddleman; seconded by McGowan. Meeting adjourned.