Curriculum and Assessment Policy Committee Minutes - 3 December 2010


Ryan Brown

Recorder Email: 
Meeting Date: 
Friday, December 3, 2010
Date of Next Meeting: 
Friday, January 14, 2011 - 12:30pm
Location of Next Meeting: 

A & S 2-16

Curriculum and Assessment Policy Committee
Minutes Text: 

Attending: Beauty Bragg, Donna Ingram, Julia Metzker, Cara Meade, Ryan Brown, Beth Broyles, Barbara Roquemore

Regrets: John Swinton, Deborah Vess 

Absent: Sunita Manian, Sandra Hancock, Carol Christy, Diane Gregg

Visitors: Olefunke Fontenot

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.

Agenda Item: Modern Foreign Language Proposal

The Provost suggested that this proposal be postponed.

Motion: To postpone indefinitely.

The motion was approved.

Agenda Item:  UCC questions about reserving core courses for majors

The Provost has stated that sections cannot be set aside for premajors only. 

Information Item:  UCC approved courses

Approved courses were shared by B. Roquemore.

Agenda Item:  CAPC review of UCC proposals 

CAPC should not be reviewing courses.  UCC has that as its charge and CAPC can receive info as information items.  Questions were raised about the role of the UCC.  Is its primary role to review courses or to be responsible for core?  The role of the UCC as a subcommittee of CAPC was discussed.  One advantage of this setup is that information about changes to the core, including new course approvals, could pass more easily to the Senate if the UCC is a subcommittee of CAPC.  Other questions were raised about the relations among the UCC, CAPC, and the Provost’s office.  It was noted that the Senate is the representative body of the University and thus the representative body of the faculty.  If the faculty own the core and are responsible for the University’s curriculum, then the UCC should in some way be accountable to the Senate.  If UCC is not a subcommittee of CAPC, then there should be clearly articulated guidance about which items fall under the purview of CAPC and which do not.  It is recommended that the UCC be an ad hoc subcommittee of CAPC in 2011-2012. 

The UCC needs to ask ECUS to help make information available about approved courses. Barbara will take concerns to chair meeting with ECUS

Motion:  To make the list of approved courses available in the library.  Book is available to everyone but may not leave the library.

The motion was approved. 

Information Item:  New procedures (from BOR) for proposing new programs.

Adjourned at 1:10 p.m.


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