Minutes — November 11, 2011

Minutes of the University Curriculum Committee
University of Mary Washington
16 November 2011

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: Susan Colbow – Associate Registrar for Information Technology John Morello – Associate Provost

Chair Mary Beth Mathews called the meeting to order at 3:02 p.m. in Trinkle 106B.
Minutes of the 21 October meeting had been circulated and approved electronically, and secretary Gary Richards had filed them with UFC. The corrected version is posted at
http://ufc.umw.edu/committees/university-curriculum-committee/.

Old business:
From the College of Education:
• The committee approved a change in the prerequisites to and the catalog copy of EDCI 509:
Language and Literacy Development for fall 2012.
• The committee approved the new program Diverse Student Population and Instructional Design and
Technology for fall 2012.

New business:
From the College of Arts and Sciences:
• The committee approved the new course IDIS 101: Scientific Reasoning and Practices for summer
2012.
• The committee approved the new course ENGL 379: Fantasy for fall 2012.
• The committee approved a request to change the German Major by adding IDIS 350M: The
Holocaust and Its Representations in Germany as an elective for fall 2012.

From the College of Business:
• The committee approved the new course BUAD 000: Research Experience for fall 2012.

From the College of Education:
• The committee approved with slight corrections the new course EDSE 511: General and Special
Education Goals and Practices: Middle and Secondary for fall 2012.
• The committee approved the change to the Special Education Core Requirements for fall 2012.
• The committee approved the new course EDUC 390: Survey of Special Education: Characteristics and Legal Issues for fall 2012.
• The committee approved with slight corrections 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.

The committee discussed ways to streamline the curriculum approval process.

The committee will next meet Wednesday, 25 January 2012.

The meeting adjourned at 4:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Gary Richards