The Academic Policy Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. in Owens 201.

AGENDA

1. Approval of the 2-24-09 APAC Minutes*
2. Correction 2-10-09 APAC Minutes*
Item #5 Program Changes: University Studies – suggested changes to proposed wording:
Wording for c) in the minutes as approved:
c) A student who has completed most but not all of the requirements of a major but has been unsuccessful in some required portion of an approved program to complete a degree in a timely manner, or
Correction:
c) A student who has completed most, but not all of the requirements of a major or has been unable to complete a degree in a timely manner.
3. Upper Level Writing Requirement Designations
(The University Writing Committee has approved all the following courses as writing intensive)
History Department (Social Studies) (effective Summer 2009)*
Students must consult with their advisor for the Writing-Intensive requirement for their emphasis in social studies. The writing intensive class will be the designated writing intensive course for the area of primary emphasis.
Languages and Cultures Department (East Asian Studies)*
HIST 401: Senior Seminar (3-4 crs) effective Spring 2009
University Studies (effective Summer 2009)*
Upper-level writing requirement of the partial program or rubric; or
English 387 – Technical Report Writing; or
CMST 301 – Business Communication.
4. Minor Changes – Courses Requesting Permanent Dragon Core Approval (previously approved as temporary by the Dragon Core Committee).
Biosciences Department*
BIOL 104: Human Biology (3 crs) in the Inner Cluster, DC 4: Natural Sciences effective Spring 2009 (DC)
Department will not seek permanent DC designation for the following courses:
BIOL 103: Humanity and Ecosystem (3 crs) temp DC 4: Natural Sciences
BIOL 115: Organismal Biology (3 crs 1 lab) temp DC 4: Natural Sciences
Corrick Center for General Education*
CCGE 107: Human Growth and Development (3 crs) in the Inner Cluster Electives, DC 5: History and the Social Sciences effective Spring 2009 (DC)
CCGE 130: Marriage and the Family (3 crs) in the Inner Cluster Electives, DC 5: History and the Social Sciences effective Spring 2009 (DC)
CCGE 233: Human Sexuality (3 crs) in the Middle Cluster, DC 5: History and the Social Sciences effective Spring 2009 (DC)
Mathematics Department*
MATH 102: Introduction to Mathematics (3 crs) in the Foundation Four, DC 3: Mathematics effective Spring 2009 (DC)
Philosophy Department*
PHIL 110: Practical Reasoning (3 crs) in the Foundation Four, DC 2: Critical and Multicultural Thinking effective Spring 2009 (DC)
5. Minor Changes – University Writing Committee approval or Dragon Core Committee approval designated by (W) or (DC).
Anthropology and Earth Science Department*
ANTH 306: Medical Anthropology (3 crs) in the Outer Cluster, DC 8: Global Perspective effective Fall 2009 (DC)
ANTH 307: Ecological Anthropology (3 crs) in the Outer Cluster, DC 10: People and the Environment effective Fall 2009 (DC)
GEOS 305: Oceanography (3 crs) in the Outer Cluster, DC 10: People and the Environment (course will retain LS Div B designation) effective Fall 2009 (DC)
GEOS 310: United States and Canada (3 crs) in the Middle Cluster, DC 5: History and the Social Sciences and DC 11: Information Literacy (course will retain LS Div C designation) effective Fall 2009 (DC)
Change course title:
GEOS 410: Eastern Europe and Russia (3 crs) to GEOS 410: Geography and Global Influence of Eastern Europe and Russia in the Outer Cluster, DC 8: Global Perspective and DC 11: Information Literacy effective Fall 2009 (DC)
Economics Department*
Change course prerequisites:
ECON 204: Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics (3 crs) in the Middle Cluster, DC 5: History and the Social Sciences (course will retain LS Div C designation) Fall 2009 (DC)
Mathematics Department*
Change course description:
MATH 127: College Algebra (3 crs) effective Fall 2009
Political Science Department*
POL 352: Political Problems in Developing Countries (3 crs) in the Outer Cluster, DC 8: Global Perspective Fall 2009 (DC)
Technology Department*
Change course number and course description:
CM 427: Sustainability in the Built Environment (3 crs) to CM 327: Sustainability in the Built Environment in the Outer Cluster, DC 10: People and the Environment effective Summer 2009 (DC)
6. New Courses – University Writing Committee approval or Dragon Core Committee approval designated by (W) or (DC).
School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership (Community Health)*
COMH 418: Global Health Issues (3 crs) in the Outer Cluster, DC 8: Global Perspective effective Fall 2009 (DC)
School of Teaching and Learning (Special Education) (all effective Fall 2009)*
(Graduate Council and Teacher Preparation have approved the following new courses)
SPED 431/531: Survey of Autism Spectrum Disorders (2 crs)
SPED 432/532: Identification and Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 crs)
SPED 434/534: Instructional Strategies for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 crs)
SPED 435/535: Asperger Disorder: Instructional Strategies (2 crs)
SPED 436/536: Communication Strategies and Social Skills for Students with ASD (2 crs)
Sociology and Criminal Justice Department*
CJ 201: Introduction to Juvenile Justice (3 crs) effective Spring 2010
7. Program Changes
Biosciences Department*
Biosciences will seek a waiver of the 120 credit degree cap from MnSCU for the following:
B.S. Life Science Education
B.S. Medical Technology
Languages and Cultures Department (East Asian Studies) (effective Spring 2009)*
Change related requirements to include upper level writing requirement:
Related Requirements (6 crs):
HIST 401: Senior Seminar (3 crs)
Choose one of the following for the remaining 3 crs:
HIST 301: East Asian History I (3 crs)
HIST 302: East Asian History II (3 crs)
HIST 346: Modern China (3 crs)
HIST 347: Modern Japan (3 crs)
Mathematics Department (effective Spring 2009)*
(Teacher Preparation Committee has approved the following)
Minor in Mathematics: Elementary Education Major (increase 20-23 credits to 21-24 credits)
Requirements will increase from 14-15 credits to 18-19 credits.
Add to Requirements:
MATH 310: Discrete Mathematics (4 crs)
MATH 234: Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4 crs) as an option
Restricted Electives will decrease from 6-8 credits to 3-5 credits and instead of being required to take two courses, students will be required to take one of four options.
Add to Restricted Electives:
MATH 486: History of Mathematics (3 crs)
School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership (Community Health) (effective Fall 2009)*
B.S. in Community Health
Major Requirements (decrease from 39-41 credits to 27 credits):
Remove courses:
HLTH 110: Personal Health and Wellness (3 crs)
HLTH 125: First Aid and CPR (2 crs)
HLTH 305: Introduction to Nutrition (3 crs)
HLTH 327: Safety Education and Consumer Protection (3 crs)
HLTH 330: Disease Prevention (2 crs)
HLTH 340: Health Methods and Materials (3 crs)
HLTH 412: Education for Sexuality and HIV/AIDS (3 crs)
HLTH 465: Comprehensive School Health Programs (2 crs)
Add courses:
COMH 401: Health Topics of Aging (3 crs)
COMH 418: Global Health (3 crs)
Change credits:
COMH 469: Internship from 7-12 credits to 10 credits
Related Requirements (increase from 12 credits to 38 credits)
Remove courses:
BIOL 104: Human Biology (3 crs)
PE 321: Human Physiology (3 crs)
ANTH 306: Medical Anthropology (3 crs)
PSY 265: Health Psychology (3 crs)
Add courses:
ENGL 387: Technical Report Writing (4 crs)
HLTH 110: Personal Health and Wellness (3 crs)
HLTH 125: First Aid and CPR (2 crs)
HLTH 305: Introduction to Nutrition (3 crs)
HLTH 330: Disease Prevention (2 crs)
HLTH 412: Education for Sexuality and HIV/AIDS (3 crs)
HSAD 420: Health Policy and Payment (3 crs)
MATH 234: Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4 crs)
MC 220: Desktop Publishing (3 crs)
PHIL 311: Morals and Medicine (3 crs)
SOC 350: Methods and Statistics for Social Research (4 crs)
SW 499: Grant Writing (3 crs)
Restricted Electives
Remove courses:
BIOL 103: Humanity and the Ecosystem (3 crs)
BIOL 236: Introduction to Microbiology (3 crs)
CHEM 102: Survey of Basic Principles of Chemistry (3 crs)
CHEM 110: Fundamentals of Chemistry (3 crs)
CHEM 180: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (4 crs)
CHEM 185: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab (1 cr)
ENGL 387: Technical Report Writing (4 crs)
MC 220: Desktop Publishing (3 crs)
SW 499: Grant Writing (3 crs)
Add courses:
BIOL 104: Human Biology (3 crs)
PSY 265: Health Psychology (3 crs)
Community Health Minor (no change in total credits)
Remove courses:
HLTH 200: Introduction to Health Education and Promotion (2 crs)
HLTH 305: Introduction to Nutrition (3 crs)
HLTH 315: Health Agencies and Services (3 crs)
HLTH 327: Safety Education and Consumer Protection (3 crs)
HLTH 340: Health Methods and Materials (3 crs)
Add courses:
COMH 200: Introduction to Health Education and Promotion (2 crs)
COMH 315: Health Agencies and Services (3 crs)
COMH 418: Global Health (3 crs)
School of Teaching and Learning (Special Education) (effective Fall 2009)*
B.S. in Special Education
Increase entrance GPA requirement from 2.5 to 2.75
(Graduate Council and Teacher Preparation have approved the following)
New online undergraduate/graduate certificate program effective Fall 2009:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Technology Department*
Program suspension effective Fall 2009:
Industrial Technology, emphasis in Industrial Management and Industrial Distribution
8. Policies
Summer Suspension Process Proposal (effective Summer 2009)*
Students who are placed on suspension after spring semester and who have already begun summer session classes will be allowed to remain in those classes which started prior to June 1st. They will be dropped from any class that begins June 1 or later.
Suspended students wishing to enroll in summer classes beginning June 1st or later may appeal their suspension following the normal process for appealing.
Writing Intensive Requirements (effective Summer 2009)*
Current Wording:
Freshmen:
Beginning Fall 2006, incoming freshmen must complete English 101 (or an approved alternative) plus four additional Writing-Intensive (W) courses.
Two Writing-Intensive courses. These courses must be in the Middle and/or Outer Cluster of the Dragon Core. At least one course must be at the 300 or 400-level.
Two additional Writing-Intensive courses. One course is at the 300- or 400-level and must be designated in the student’s major or designated as a related requirement for that major. The other course can be at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level and may be designated by the major.
Transfers:
Beginning Fall 2007, incoming transfer students who have completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or an AA degree must complete at least the designated Writing-Intensive (W) course in the student’s major or designated by the major at the 300- or 400-level.
Revised Wording:
Freshmen:
Incoming freshmen must complete English 101 (or an approved alternative) plus four additional Writing-Intensive (W) courses.
Two Writing-Intensive courses at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level, one of which must be in the Middle and/or Outer Cluster of the Dragon Core.
One Writing-Intensive course at the 300-or 400-level, which is designated as the Upper-Level Writing Requirement for the student’s major or program area.
One Writing-Intensive course at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level, which may be designated by the student’s major or program area.
Transfers:
Incoming transfer students who have completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or an AA degree must complete:
One Writing-Intensive course at the 300- or 400-level, which is designated as the Upper-Level Writing Requirement for the student’s major or program area.
One Writing-Intensive course at the 200-, 300- or 400-level, which may be designated by the student’s major or program area.
*indicates item can be viewed electronically at: http://www.mnstate.edu/acadaff/APAC/2008-2009APAC/apacagendasminutes.htm