School of Education

Curriculum Committee Minutes

Proposals, Discussion, and Actions

Meeting of October 20, 2006

Cornish Hall, Room D218

11:00 p.m.

 

Present:� Pamela Summers, Joseph Rayle, Emilie Kudela

 

Absent:� Marley Barduhn

 

NOTE:� Pam was detained and arrived to the meeting late.� As there was a quorum, the meeting proceeded on time.� Pam wanted to go through the proposals.� In essence of time, she indicated that she would do this on her own time and address any concerns to Emilie via e-mail.

 

FSA 550 � �As a graduate level course, Emilie questions the rigor of the course.� It looks more like a tour.� It was suggested that there be an inclusion of the standards for the course, the portfolio needs a rubric and the Attendance Policy needs to be further defined.� The critique of the Resource Guide is not part of student performance.

 

Action:� Contingent Pass � Make recommended changes.

 

EDU 315 � Recommended changes have been made.� Suggested adding page numbers for consistency.

 

Action:� Passed

 

 

EDU 379 � This is similar to ECE 270 except that this has 50 hours of practicum. ��Proposal looks good as is.

 

Action:� Passed

 

EDU 478 � This is next in sequence to EDU 378.� It takes the place of the Social Studies methods course and focuses on the upper level grades.� The standards have been added and updated.

 

Action:� Passed

 

EDU 479 � This is the follow-up to EDU 379.� This is also where the other 50 hours are in the curriculum.� We give field work in both blocks of Childhood.

 

Action:� Passed

 

ECE 334 � This has been proposed for two credit hours in order to match the Childhood Program.� This will be in alignment with transfer credits and articulation agreements.� Joseph asked about the use of videos and questioned whether or not they were outdated.� Emilie agreed that the video series is a bit dated, but it is still useful.� They combine this with using some newer things as well.

 

Action:� Passed

 

INT 303 � Joseph suggested the use of a resource bibliography in order to identify the required from the recommended readings and to differentiate the book list.� He also asked if this was cleared with the Art Department.� Emilie explained that they do know about it.� This course helps to address all of the arts.� Early Childhood has a curriculum course written in where Childhood does not.� The GE requirement is usually music. ��Joseph asked if there was cognizant work beyond Piaget?� Emilie said that there are other arts that could be included.� They are in the books.

 

Action:� Contingent Pass � Include the resource bibliography as mentioned in the discussion.

 

Childhood Early Childhood Education Program � Will be addressed at the next meeting.

 

Next Meeting:� November 3, 2006, 11:00 am, Cornish Hall, D218.

 

 

 

Dept.

Prefx #

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 Framwork; Work w/SAB Office re:transfer 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