Minutes of the March 14, 2012 Meeting

University Curriculum Committee (University of Mary Washington)

14 March 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
  • John Morello – Associate Provost

Chair Mary Beth Mathews called the meeting to order at 3:01 p.m. in Trinkle 243.

Minutes of the 22 February meeting have been circulated and approved electronically, and secretary Gary Richards had filed them with UFC. These are posted at

http://ufc.umw.edu/committees/university-curriculum-committee/.

Mary Beth Mathews reported that a revised draft of “Guidelines for Submitting Course and Curriculum Proposals to the University Curriculum Committee at the University of Mary Washington” was approved by the UFC.

New business:

From the College of Arts and Sciences:

• The Committee approved a proposal for the new course HIST 432: Ottoman Legacies.

• The Committee approved a proposal for the new course ARTS 381: Special Topics in Studio Art.

• The Committee approved proposals to revise the Theatre Major and the Theatre Program. These

included a proposal to change the title and catalog copy of THEA 131, 132: Stagecraft to Technical Production; a proposal to change the title and catalog copy of THEA 291: Fabric Dyeing & Painting to Fabric Modification; a proposal to change the title and catalog copy of THEA 361, 362: History of the Theatre to Theatre History & Literature; and proposals to change the prerequisites and catalog copy to THEA 321: Acting, THEA 433: Lighting Design, THEA 434: Scene Design, and THEA 436: Costume Design.

• The Committee approved a proposal to revise the Musical Theatre Minor.

• The Committee approved a proposal to revise the Studio Art Major by changing the prerequisite

and catalog copy of ARTS 120: Drawing I.

All of these were approved to go into effect Fall 2013.

From the College of Business:

• The Committee approved a proposal formalizing course substitutions in the BPS program.

• The Committee approved a proposal to change the prerequisites and catalog copy of BUAD 350:

Business Communication to “Prerequisites: Business Administration 152, 259, junior or senior status; and Business Administration major or permission of department chair.”

• The Committee approved a proposal to change the prerequisites and catalog copy of BUAD 464:

Business Ethics to “Prerequisites: junior or senior status; and Business Administration major or permission of department chair.”

• The Committee approved a proposal for the new course BUAD 456: Entrepreneurial Venture

Creation.

These were approved to go into effect Fall 2013 with the exception of the course substitutions, which were approved for Fall 2012.

The Committee discussed special majors, endorsed an articulation that procedures handling these should be standardized across campus, and charged Mary Beth Mathews to prepare this for presentation at the UFC.

John Morello reported that the “Guidelines for Submitting Course and Curriculum Proposals to the University Curriculum Committee at the University of Mary Washington” approved by the UFC needs reformatting and slight revisions; however, there is the possibility that the website will be functioning by fall 2012 and curricular matters will be handled through those channels. In part because of this, the persons elected to serve as chairs of the College curriculum committees are invited to attend the 18 April meeting of the UCC.

The meeting adjourned at 3:54 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary Richards