Minutes — January 25, 2011

Minutes of the University Curriculum Committee
University of Mary Washington
25 January 2012

Present: Voting members: Gail Brooks (Accounting and Management Information Systems) – College of Business Beverly Epps (Foundation, Leadership, and Special Populations) – College of Education Mary Beth Mathews (Classics, Philosophy, and Religion), chair – University Faculty Council Gary Richards (English, Linguistics, and Communication), secretary – College of Arts and Sciences
Non-voting members: Rita Dunston – Registrar Jane Huffman (Foundation, Leadership, and Special Populations) – College of Education John Morello – Associate Provost Marie Sheckels (Curriculum and Instruction) – College of Education

Chair Mary Beth Mathews called the meeting to order at 3:02 p.m. in Trinkle 243.

Minutes of the 16 November meeting had been circulated and approved electronically, and secretary Gary Richards had filed them with UFC as well as the addendum. These are posted at
http://ufc.umw.edu/committees/university-curriculum-committee/.

From the College of Arts and Sciences:
New business:
• The committee approved the proposal for a new minor. Middle Eastern Studies, for fall 2012.
• The committee approved the proposal for a new minor, Urban Studies. This included approving the
proposal for a new course, GEOG 237: Cities; approving the proposal to revise the prerequisite to GEOG 337: Nature of Cities; and approving a new course, IDIS 400: Urban Research Seminar, for fall 2012.
• The committee approved the proposal for a new course, EESC/GEOL 360: Environmental
Exploration, for fall 2012.
• The committee approved the proposal for a new course, CPSC 419: Data Mining, for fall 2012.
• The committee approved the proposal for a new course, SOCG 354: Environmental Sociology, for fall
2012.
• The committee approved a series of proposals to revise the Geography major. These included
approving the proposal for a new course, GEOG 333: Regional Planning Seminar; approving the proposal to renumber GEOG 225: Mobile GIS and GPS to GEOG 355: Mobile GIS and GPS; approving the proposal to add a prerequisite to GEOG 355: Mobile GIS and GPS; approving the proposal to change the prerequisite to GEOG 340: Remote Sensing and Air Photo Interpretation; approving the proposal to add a prerequisite to GEOG 327: Climate Change;
approving the proposal to revise the Geography major to accommodate the above-listed proposals; and approving the proposal to revise the course descriptions and catalog copy to reflect above-listed changes, all for fall 2012.
• The committee approved the proposal to revise the Environmental Science major for fall 2012.
• The committee approved the proposal to revise the Environmental Sustainability minor for fall 2012.
• The committee approved the proposal to change the title and course description of ENGL 295:
Introduction to Literary Studies to ENGL 295: Methods of Advanced Literary Studies for fall 2012.

From the College of Business:
New business:
• With slight revisions to catalog copy, the committee approved the proposal to change the
prerequisite to BUAD 310: Principles of Marketing for Spring 2013.

From the College of Education:
Old business:
• With minor corrections, the committee approved two new pathway programs, M.Ed. Initial
Licensure Five-Year Pathway: Special Education General Curriculum and M.Ed. Initial Licensure Five-Year Pathway: Special Education: Adapted Curriculum, for fall 2012. This included approving a new course, EDSE 552: M.Ed. Internship for Special Education Initial Licensure Five-Year Pathway, for fall 2012.
New business:
• The committee approved proposals to delete the following courses for fall 2012:
EDCI 503: Practicum in Goals and Practices: Elementary (1)
EDCI 508: Practicum in Early Literacy and Language Development (1)
EDCI 510: Practicum in Language and Literacy Development (1)
EDCI 512: Practicum in Goals and Practices: Middle or Secondary (1)
EDCI 516: Practicum in Literacy and Language Across the Curriculum (1)
EDCI 520: Practicum in Managing the Classroom Environment: Elementary (1)
EDCI 522: Practicum in Managing the Classroom Environment: Middle or Secondary (1)
EDCI 524: Practicum in Managing the Classroom Environment: PreK-12 (1)
EDSE 520: Practicum in Special Education: Elementary (1)
EDSE 522: Practicum in Language and Literacy for Special Populations (1)
EDSE 540: Practicum in Characteristics of Students Accessing an Adapted Curriculum (1)
EDSE 542: Practicum in Goals and Practices for Students Accessing an Adapted Curriculum (1)
TESL 516: Practicum in ESL Literacy Strategies: PreK-12 (1)

• The committee approved proposals to revise the prerequisites/corequisites of the following courses and to revise the catalog descriptions accordingly for fall 2012:
EDUC 318: The Teaching of Music (4)
EDUC 319: The Teaching of Foreign Language (4)
EDUC 320: The Teaching of Art (4)
EDUC 321: The Teaching of Mathematics and Computer Science (4)
EDUC 322: The Teaching of Social Sciences (4)
EDUC 323: The Teaching of Sciences (4)
EDUC 324: The Teaching of English … (4)
EDUC 351: Constructivist Teaching in the Secondary School (4)
EDUC 384: Introduction to Special Education: Secondary (3)
EDUC 385: Managing the Secondary Classroom (2)
EDUC 387: Introduction to Special Education: Elementary (2)
EDUC 388: Managing the Elementary Classroom (2)
EDUC 420: The Professional Teacher and Critical Issues in Education
EDCI 502: Educational Goals and Practices: Elementary (3)
EDCI 506: Foundations of American Education (3)
EDCI 507: Early Literacy and Language Development (3)
EDCI 509: Language and Literacy Development (3)
EDCI 511: Educational Goals and Practices: Middle or Secondary (3)
EDCI 515: Literacy and Language Across the Curriculum (3)
EDCI 519: Managing the Classroom Environment: Elementary (3)
EDCI 521: Managing the Classroom Environment: Middle or Secondary (3)
EDCI 523: Managing the Classroom Environment: PreK-12 (3)
EDSE 519: General and Special Education Goals and Practices: Elementary (3)
EDSE 521: Language and Literacy for Special Populations (3)
EDSE 533: Positive Approaches to Behavior Management (3)
EDSE 534: Assessment, Evaluation, and Instructional Planning (3)
EDSE 535: Collaborative Consultation and Transition Planning (3)
EDSE 539: Characteristics of Students Accessing an Adapted Curriculum (3)
EDUC 521: Educational Research Methods (2)
TESL 515: ESL Literacy Strategies: PreK-12 (3)
• The committee approved proposals to revise the catalog description of EDUC 440: Supervised Teaching (9) for fall 2012.
• The committee approved proposals to revise the titles of the following courses and to revise the catalog descriptions accordingly for fall 2012:

EDCI 550: M.Ed. Initial Licensure Internship (6) from EDCI 550: Field Mentorship (6)
EDCI 551: Internship for Added Teaching Endorsement (3-6) from EDCI 551: Field Internship (3-6)

• With suggestions for revisions, the committee approved proposals to revise the titles of the following courses, to revise their prerequisites/corequisites, and to revise the catalog descriptions accordingly for fall 2012:
EDUC 530: Masters Research (3) from EDUC 530: Master’s Research (3)
EDUC 539: Elementary Graduate Internship Seminar (1) from EDUC 539: Graduate Internship
Seminar (1)
EDUC 540: Initial Licensure Internship (12)

• The committee approved proposals for the following new courses for fall 2012.
EDCI 530: Mathematics Methods for the Elementary School (2)
EDCI 531: Science Methods for the Elementary School (2)
EDCI 532: Social Studies Methods for the Elementary School (2)
EDCI 538: Middle Grades Programs and Practices (4)
EDSE 511: General and Special Education Goals and Practices: Middle and Secondary (3) [The class
has already been approved but is not yet in the catalog. The catalog copy has been revised.]
EDSE 552: Special Education M.Ed. Internship for Initial Licensure Five Year Pathway (9)
EDUC 535: Advanced Pedagogy (8)
EDUC 541: Secondary and PreK-12 Graduate Internship Seminar (1)

• Contingent upon minor clarifications, the committee approved proposals to revise the following major courses of study and to revise the catalog descriptions accordingly for fall 2012:
Major Course of Study: Elementary Education Endorsement
Major Course of Study: Middle School Education Endorsement
Major Course of Study: Secondary Education Endorsement
Major Course of Study: PreK-12 Education Endorsement (Excluding ESL and Special
Education)
Major Course of Study: English as a Second Language Endorsement
Major Course of Study: K-12 Special Education Endorsement (General Curriculum and
Adapted Curriculum)

• Contingent upon minor clarifications and with minor corrections, the committee approved two additional new pathway programs, Master of Education Initial Teacher Licensure Five-Year Pathway: Secondary and Master of Education Initial Teacher Licensure Five-Year Pathway: PreK-12.

The committee will next meet in regular session on 22 February 2012. The committee will meet in a special session at 4 p.m. on 31 January 2012 in GW 215 to discuss proposals for the electronic processing of committee materials.

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Richards