Curriculum and Instruction
Committee Minutes

February 9, 1998

Voting Members Present: Kevin Williams (Chair), Sylvia Shurbutt, Anders Henriksson, Francoise Nelles, Ed Fincham, Patricia Stealey, Denny Schirf, Tom Jack

Non-Voting Member Present: David Eldridge, Charles Carter, Karl Wolf, Patricia Dwyer, Howard Seiler, Mark Stern

Members Not Present: Doug Kennard, Robert Willgoos

Special Guests: Don Henry, Jason Best, Jamie Foor

The meeting was called to order by Chair Kevin Williams at 3:10 p.m.

Minutes of the December 8, 1997 meeting were approved.

Second reading:
A) No second readings

First reading:

Program change: English 208 is to be a required course for the English major, English-Language Arts Major (5-12), English-Language Arts Endorsement (5-8), and the English Minor. This program change was approved on the first reading.

New courses (subject to second reading):
a) ENGL 460 Practicum in Appalachian Culture I 1 Cr. Hr.
b) ENGL 461 Practicum in Appalachian Culture II 2 Cr. Hr.
c) ENGL 220 Appalachian Culture 3 Cr. Hr.
d) ENGL 322 Hamlet in Context 3 Cr. Hr.

Physical Science:
New courses (subject to second reading):
a) GSCI 101 Astronomy II 4 Cr. Hr.
b) GSCI 102 Astronomy II 4 Cr. Hr
c) LBSC 100 Information Research Methods 1 Cr. Hr

The Committee approved on the first reading the course title change to "Introduction to Library Research" and a change from 1 to 2 Credit Hours for this course.

Members were reminded that material for the Catalog Supplement is due to the Registrar February 20, 1998.

45-hour rule subcommittee: The three members are: Charles Carter - Chair, David Eldridge and Kevin Williams

SREB network course: Kevin Williams will teach this seminar course. It was agreed that Philip Bufithis will be consulted on this matter.

Interdisciplinary Studies & Procedure 23: Dr. Mark Stern informed the committee this program was not approved by the senior staff.

Global Horizons was moved to the next meeting.

Karl Wolf addressed the subject "International Baccalaureate." He suggested a committee be established from members of the C & I Committee and the Admissions & Credit Committee. The members will be Karl Wolf - Chair, David Eldridge, Howard Seiler, and Patricia Dwyer.

The next meeting will be Monday, February 16, 1998 at 3:10 p.m. in White Hall Room 307.

The Curriculum and Instruction Committee meeting was adjourned by Chair Kevin Williams at 4:26 p.m.

Submitted by,

Lashan Holmes

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