Curriculum and Assessment Policy Committee Minutes - 14 January 2011


Ryan Brown

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Meeting Date: 
Friday, January 14, 2011
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Friday, February 4, 2011 - 12:30pm
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A&S 2-16

Curriculum and Assessment Policy Committee
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Attending: Beauty Bragg, Donna Ingram, Sandra Hancock, Julia Metzker, Cara Meade, Ryan Brown, Beth Broyles, John Swinton, Barbara Roquemore, Deborah Vess, Mary Magoulick

Regrets: N/A

Absent: Diane Gregg, Carol Christy

Visitors: N/A


The Curriculum and Assessment Policy Committee (CAPC) of the University Senate began its meeting in A&S 2-16 at 12:30 p.m., with Dr. Barbara Roquemore, committee chair, presiding.

Information Item: The College of Business will offer a small business management concentration.

Agenda Item: Deactivation of general business major.

The College of Business determined that the general business major, which was originally intended to be a major focusing on entrepreneurship, is more often used by students as general business undecided. The faculty want to encourage students to have a more focused track.  Employers prefer more specific degree programs, and general business is regarded as a weak major.  Questions were raised about how this would affect the retention of students.  Those students who are undecided belong in business undecided category so that they could be placed in a more appropriate program once they have taken some courses.  Students genuinely interested in entrepreneurship will be served by the new small business management concentration.  Some students may end up in other programs altogether.  College of Business resources are nearly stretched beyond being able to serve all of the current students. 

Motion: To approve deactivation of the General Business Major.

The motion was approved.

Agenda Item:  Discontinuation of Business Communication Minor 

There is no demand for this minor.  Minor may already be deactivated.

Motion:  Discontinue minor contingent on its already being deactivated.  If not already deactivated, then deactivate.

The motion was approved. 

Information Item: UCC approved courses

Approved courses were shared by B. Roquemore.  No additional course approvals since last CAPC meeting (3 December 2010).

Discussion Item: University Core Courses

How will students know what the topics are in Area B courses?  Where can that information be found and how should it be given to students?  What is the role of CAPC in ensuring this information is available to students and faculty?

Area B, especially B1, does not seem to have enough sections to accommodate incoming freshman students.  The Colleges of Business, Health Sciences, and Education are encouraged to put forth proposals for Area B courses.

Adjourned at 1:05 p.m. 


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