School of Education

Curriculum Committee Minutes

Proposals, Discussion, and Actions

Meeting of March 2, 2007

Cornish Hall, Room D218

11:00 a.m.

 

Present:� Pamela Summers, Emilie Kudela, Marley Barduhn, Joseph Rayle

 

Minutes:� The minutes from the November 3, 2006 and January 19, 2007 were accepted.

 

Pam explained that she offered to meet with Mark Connell but he refused.� She sent an extensive memo to him regarding CAP 260.� To date, she has not received this proposal back.

 

CAP 404 � Again, the question was asked whether or not we have anyone to teach this course.� Pam received the approved proposal back from Professional Studies.� The School Curriculum Committee recommended this proposal for approval and Roy Olsson concurred.� Since, we have also received the approved proposal from the School of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee as well as from Mark Prus.� Even though this has been approved through the other two schools, it still must go through all three schools in order to go forward.

 

Marley informed the committee that approval for the new curriculum format will be effective this fall.� People will be submitting more topical outlines rather than syllabi.� This new information should be coming out soon.

 

With regard to the syllabus for this course, there is no due date listed for Project 1.� Project 2 has a due date but no beginning date.� Marley pointed out that week 14 indicates that the final project is assigned and it is due week 15.� This covers Project 2.

 

Item number 8 asks about sufficient resources.� Was this addressed from the last time?� Pam spoke with Mark about this with regard to CAP 260, but not 404.� He has not responded with respect to CAP 404.

 

Emilie questioned the course topics and the list of objectives compared with what the students are doing.� Do they match?� There are six sets of programming challenges, which are confusing.� There are two projects, which are addressed.

 

Grading � The paragraph about grading talks about grades being curved.� We need to refer Mark to the College Handbook.� There is a statement from 1980 on grade inflation on page 63.� Marley pointed out that Computer Applications is not a department and they have no chair.� Who do they report to?� She suggests that Mark revise the statement.� The committee believes that it is ill advised to tell students about curving grades in the syllabus.

 

The issue with the course attendance policy from our last meeting was never addressed.

 

Action:� On hold.

 

Will this be a problem given the fact that Professional Studies and Arts and Sciences have passed this proposal?� Should it go back to them since we are making/suggesting changes?� They will receive a copy of what we have done.

 

Next Meeting:� The next meeting is scheduled for March 16 at 11:00 am in Cornish D218.

 

 

Dept.

Prefix #

Course Title

Requested Action

Discussion/Remarks/Recommendations

Action

Date

Follow-up

FSA

FSA 550

Institute in Western Belize

New

Discussed need for some prep work prior to departure; concerns with syllabus/lack of rubric for portfolios and ties to NCATE/ACEI/Conceptual Framework; Work w/SAB Office retransfer credit

Tabled

10/6/06

 

CECE

Program Revision

New

Hold for passing course proposals

 

CECE

EDU 315

Critical Media Literacy: Values, Educ. And Society

New

GE 12, Need approval from GE Committee; need to tie in to NAEYC and links w/Conceptual Framework

Tabled

10/6/06

 

CECE

EDU 378

The Social and Academic Curriculum I

New

(EDU 478 is the second phase) Define Social/Social Studies curriculum; focus on the social aspect excellent

Passed

10/6/06

 

CECE

EDU 379

�Inquiry into Curriculum, Technology and Teaching

New

Similar to ECE 270/50 hours

�Passed

10/20/06

 

CECE

EDU 478

The Social and Academic Curriculum II

Alteration

Sequence to EDU 378/Takes place of methods course/Standards added and updated

�Passed

10/20/06

 

CECE

EDU 479

Integrated Curriculum Planning, Technology and Practicum

New

 

Follow up to EDU 379/Additional 50 hours/Field work in both block of Childhood

Passed

10/20/06

 

CECE

 

�ECE 334

Infant and Toddler Curriculum

New

In alignment with transfer credits and articulation agreements

Passed

10/20/06

 

CECE

INT 303

Fine Arts and Early Learning

New

Use resource bibliography; identify required from recommended readings/differentiate book list

Cont. Pass

10/20/06

 

CAP

CAP 260

PC Maintenance and Management

New

Catalog description, resources, question vocational/technological course rather than college lever, attendance policy

3/2/07 � Grading policy;� resources; course topics/objectives; attendance policy

�Memo/meet w/Mark C.

1/19/07

On hold 3/2/07 -

CAP

CAP 404

Advanced Visual Basic Programming

New

Resources, pre-reqs, attendance policy, project assignments, grading policy

Memo/meet w/Mark C.

1/19/07