COMMITTEE ON THE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM (CUC)
First Meeting/2004-05 Academic Year
September 9, 2004

PRESENT: N. Clifton (LAS/ENGL), G. Conderman (EDUC/TLRN), C. DeMoranville (BUS/MKTG, chair), R. Newsom (VPA/THEA), J. Rabak-Wagener, E. Seaver (Vice Provost, ex officio), J. Song (LAS/GEOG), J. Thunder (LAS/MATH), D. Zinger (EET/ELE)

NOT REPRESENTED: D. Gough (UCC, HHS/COMD)

CONSULTANT: K. Van Mol (Catalog Editor/Curriculum Coordinator)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

At its meeting in April, the CUC tabled – for clarification of the corequisite – the new course NURS 310A and the revisions to NURS 310T, NURS 306, NURS 306A, and NURS 309 (including attendant revisions.) The concern was that there was a provision that the student have a grade of C or better in a corequisite, which does not make sense, since the corequisite can be taken at the same time as the given course. Subsequently, the School of Nursing/College of Health and Human Sciences agreed to the deletion of this corequisite, and these revisions were approved by the UCC on May 6, 2004. They were reported in the D section of the attachments to the CUC minutes of April 8, 2004.

CUC members are reminded that if they are unable to attend a CUC meeting, they can name a substitute to represent their constituency. If they know who that person will be prior to the mailing of the agenda packets, they should inform Van Mol (753-0126) so the packet can be sent directly to the substitute; otherwise, they should give their packet to the substitute.

New CUC members should note that the consent agenda is used to expedite the consideration of some college curriculum committee minutes and other straightforward and/or noncontroversial curricular items. If a CUC member has a question/concern about or wants to discuss any item on the consent agenda, she or he should ask to have that item removed from the consent agenda and added to the items for discussion prior to the approval of the consent agenda.

The CUC is the curricular body for interdisciplinary undergraduate curricular material not located in an academic college or colleges, specifically UNIV 101 and curricular offerings from the Division of International Programs and the Center for Black Studies. This responsibility includes usual curricular activity (new, revised, and deleted courses as well as other catalog changes), general education submissions/resubmissions, and review of these units’ overall curricular offerings.

CONSENT AGENDA

Thunder requested that the #14 (AY2003-04) minutes of the College of Health and Human Sciences be removed from the consent agenda. Conderman moved, seconded by Zinger, TO APPROVE THE REMAINING ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. The motion passed unanimously.

The following college curriculum committee minutes with no undergraduate curricular items were so received.

College of Business #13 (AY2003-04)
College of Business #14 (AY2003-04)

College of Education #10 (AY2003-04)
College of Health and Human Sciences #1
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences #13 (AY2003-04)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences #14 (AY2003-04)

The undergraduate-level curricular items in the following college curriculum committee minutes were so approved.

College of Education #11 (AY2003-04)
College of Education #12 (AY2003-04)
College of Education #13 (AY2003-04)

COLLEGE MINUTES AND OTHER CURRICULAR ITEM FOR DISCUSSION

College of Health and Human Sciences #14 (AY2003-04)

Thunder noted that he would like more time to consider the proposed revisions to the requirements in the emphases under the major in family and child studies. There does not seem to be much of a commonality between the previous MATH choices to which choices in writing, logic, and PSYC research methods were being added. He further noted that the rationale for the proposed change was not particularly helpful. Rabak-Wagener asked if the Department of Mathematical Sciences was concerned with losing student enrollments in the courses, to which Seaver replied that he did not think that was a problem; rather, it seemed to be a strange clumping together of mathematics, logic, and writing courses for students to choose from. After some further discussion, Thunder moved, seconded by Clifton, TO TABLE THE REVISIONS TO THE EMPHASES ON PAGE 1 OF THIS SET OF MINUTES UNTIL THE OCTOBER 14 CUC MEETING FOR CLARIFICATION. The motion passed unanimously. Rabak-Wagener will take this concern back to the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences. Thunder then moved, seconded by Newsom, TO APPROVE THE OTHER UNDERGRADUATE-LEVEL CURRICULAR ITEMS IN THE #14 MINUTES OF THE HHS CURRICULUM COMMITTEE. The motion passed unanimously.

Revisions to the minor in Black studies

DeMoranville pointed out that the proposed required course IDSP 493 (approved by the CUC last spring) has both IDSP 200 and IDSP 219 as prerequisites; thus, these two courses become requirements, so it does not seem appropriate to list them under “Two of the following.” In essence, the requirements become IDSP 200, IDSP 219, and IDSP 493, with no need for students to take any of the other courses listed under “Two of the following.” After some brief discussion regarding this concern, Clifton moved, seconded by Conderman, TO RETURN THIS ITEM TO THE CENTER FOR BLACK STUDIES FOR RECONSIDERATION. The motion passed unanimously.

FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

DeMoranville said she wanted to note that it is important for CUC members to share CUC actions with their colleagues and keep their colleges and departments/schools informed of what has gone on at CUC meetings, particularly when concerns are raised and items are returned.

She also reported that she will not be able to attend the October 14 CUC meeting and asked if someone would be willing to take over as chair for that meeting. Newsom agreed to do so.

The meeting adjourned at 1:20 p.m.

The next meeting will be at 12:30 on October 14, 2004, either in Holmes Student Center, room 306, or in the Provost’s Office small conference room in Altgeld Hall.