Fall 2011 / Spring 2012 Curriculum Review Cycle - GAAC

Carry-over Items from the 2010-11 Review Cycle

Carry-over items from the 2010-11 Review Cycle
Use this link to the Spring 2011 curriculum page to see M.Ed. items 100-GPCh - 108-GNC; as well as 115-GNC, and 117-GNC. Items #61-GNC through 92-GNC (Construction Management) also listed there.

Fall 2011 curriculum submissions

Special Topics: LAS F693 Format 1A and Syllabus (PDFs, distributed via email 9/14/2011)

Trial Courses:

Graduate 1-Tr: GEOS F694 - Applied Seismology: 3 credits (3+0), prerequisites include MATH F202X and MATH F314 or permission of instructor; not repeatable; letter graded; to be offered even-number spring; first offering Spring 2012.
Contact: Carl Tape, x5456
Status: 10/7/2011: GAAC approved; forwarded to Provost.
10/10/2011: Provost approved.

Graduate Trial Course received April 25, 2012 - to be reviewed in Fall 2012:
TRIAL Course: BIOL F694 - Advanced Landscape Ecology, 3 credits (2+3); prerequisite of previous landscape ecology coursework or permission of instructor; letter-graded and not repeatable; to be offered spring 2013 upon approval.
Contact: Falk Huettmann, x7882.
Status:  Carry-over to Fall 2012 review cycle.

Courses and Programs:

1-GPCh.: Program Change: M.S., Ph.D. - Environmental Chemistry: Addition of new track within the program called "Environmental Toxicology and Contaminate Fate"; related course change CHEM F655; related track name change from Aqueous Geochemistry to Aqueous/Environmental Geochemistry; related course requirement changes. (CHEM F655 course change referred to in this proposal was already approved in FY09.)
Contact: Tom Trainor, x5628
Status: 1/25/2012: GAAC approved.
1/31/2012: Provost approved.

2-GNC: New Course: FISH F645 - Bioeconomic Modeling and Fisheries Management, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisites include STAT F401 and MATH F200, MATH F262 or MATH F272; graduate standing or permission of instructor; distance delivery by videoconference; letter graded and not repeatable; to be offered alternate spring; first offering SPRING 2013 [not 2012].
Contact: Keith Criddle, 796-5449
Status: 12/6/2011: Approved by GAAC with revisions (below).
12/9/2011: Provost approved.

3-GNC: New Course: FISH F670 - Quantitative Analysis for Marine Policy Decisions, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisites include STAT F401 and MATH F200, MATH F262 or MATH F272; graduate standing or permission of instructor; distance delivery by videoconference; letter graded and not repeatable; to be offered in spring of odd-numbered years; first offering Spring 2013.
Contact: Keith Criddle, 796-5449
Status: 12/6/2011: Approved by GAAC with revisions (below).
12/9/2011: Provost approved.

4-GNC: New Course: FISH F672 - Law and Fisheries, 2 credits (2+0); distance delivery by videoconference; prerequisite of graduate standing or permission of instructor; letter graded and not repeatable; to be offered in even-numbered fall; first offering Fall 2012.
Contact: Keith Criddle, 796-5449
Status: 12/6/2011: Approved by GAAC with revisions (below).
12/9/2011: Provost approved.

5-GPCh.: Program Change: M.S., Ph.D. - Geophysics: degree requirements changes including addition of a new comprehensive course (GEOS F631) required for all incoming M.S. and Ph.D. students, more stringent admission requirements, addition of new courses, and addition to Ph.D. of advanced skill categories; and addition of guidelines for how Ph.D. program can be entered directly from a bachelor's program.
Contact: Carl Tape, Erin Pettit, x5456.
Status: 1/25/2012: GAAC approved upon double-checking of the new math admission requirements.
2/10/2012:  Math checked out and GAAC has approved.
2/14/2012: Provost approved.

6-GNC: New Course: GEOS F626 - Applied Seismology [approved course number is F626], 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of GEOS F431 or F631, or permission of instructor; letter-graded and not repeatable; to be offered spring of even-numbered years, first offering Srping 2014; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Carl Tape, x5456.
Status: 1/25/2012: GAAC approved.
Approved course number is F626.
Intended prerequisite is the new Foundations of Geophysics stacked course (GEOS F431, F631).
1/31/2012: Provost approved.

7-GNC: New Course: GEOS F627 - Inverse Problems and Parameter Estimation,[approved course number is F627] 3 credits (3+0); prerequisites include MATH F202X and MATH F314, or permission of instructor; letter-graded and not repeatable; to be offered spring of odd-numbered years, first offering Spring 2013; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Carl Tape, x5456.
Status: 1/25/2012: GAAC approved.
Approved course number is F627.
1/31/2012: Provost approved.

8-GNC: New Course: GEOS F636 / F436 - Beyond the Mouse: Computer Programming and Automation for Geoscientists, 2 credits (1+3); prerequisites include graduate standing for F636; graded Pass / Fail and not repeatable; to be offered every fall, first offering Fall 2012; effective Fall 2012. STACKED (20-UNC).
Contact : Jeff Freymueller, x7286.
Status: 11/22/2011: Approved at GAAC. 3/2/2012: CRC approved with revisions to syllabus.
3/5/2012: Provost approved.

9-GNC: New Course: PETE F646 - Petroleum Geology, 3 credits (3+0); to be cross-listed and stacked as GEOS F446 / F646; prerequisite for PETE / GEOS F646 is graduate standing or permission of instructor; prerequisites for GEOS F446 include GEOS F314 and GEOS F322 or equivalent; letter graded and not repeatable; to be offered fall of even-numbered years, first offering Fall 2012; effective Fall 2012. [Re-posted with all signatures 10/30/2011. Reference 23-UNC at Curriculum Review.]
Contact: Catherine Hanks, x5562.
Status: Problems noted at GAAC: needs student learning outcomes; differentiation in work required between 400- and 600-levels is needed.
2/10/2012: Revised syllabi received for GEOS/PETE F446 and GEOS/PETE F646.
2/24/2012: GAAC approved as revised.
5/4/2012: Provost approved.

10-GCDr.: Drop Course: GEOS F434 / F634 - Remote Sensing of Cryosphere, 4 credits (3+3); was offered as an elective and its deletion will not hamper remote sensing degree emphasis; effective Fall 2012.
Status: 11/22/2011: GAAC approved the drop.
11/14/2011: Curriculum Review has approved dropping F434 undergrad level.
11/29/2011: Provost approved.

Note: See related Geoscience course: #21-GNC: GEOS F6xx/F4xx - Foundations of Geophysics, posted below.

11-GPCh.: Program Change: Ph.D. - Wildlife Management: Change the name of the degree to Wildlife Biology and Conservation to be consistent with names for the BS and MS degree programs; and delete the concentration in Wildlife Biology under the Ph.D. in Biological Sciences. The Ph.D. in Wildlife Management was never formally deleted when a concentration of Wildlife Biology was created under the Ph.D. of Biological Sciences; so this proposal reactivates and renames the Ph.D. in Wildlife Management to Wildlife Biology and Conservation. Proposal includes historical backup documentation for actions. Effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Mark Lindberg, x6598.
Status: 11/22/2011: GAAC approved; however, based on information provided below, this program change can not be approved.
12/13/2011:  Provost can not approve this request.  BOR Minutes of 1991 (relevant section linked) confirm a formal deletion of the program which occurred as a result of the creation of the Biological Sciences doctoral program -- action that occurred in 1987-88 (a time of change from the Academic Council/Fairbanks Assembly to the new Faculty Senate).

12-GNC: New Course: BIOL F666 - Scientific Teaching [SEE REVISED BELOW], 2 credits (2+0); to be cross-listed as CHEM F666 and GEOS F666; prerequisite of graduate standing; letter-graded and not repeatable; to be offered spring, first offering Spring 2013; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Denise Kind, x6298.
Status: 1/25/2012: GAAC discussed.  (Note: Missing page 2 from Format form has been added.)
2/16/2012: Revisions received.
2/24/2012: GAAC approved as revised. 3/12/2012 emails: Numbered F666 across designators.
3/5/2012: Provost approved.

13-GNC: New Course: BIOL F688 / F488 - Arctic Vegetation Ecology: Geobotany, [See REVISED below INCLUDING TITLE CHANGE & credit change] 3 credits (3+1); part one of a proposed two-part series; prerequisites include BIOL F115X and BIOL F116X or equivalent, BIOL F239 or BIOL F271, or permission of instructor; lecture course includes 7 hours lab time and a 1-day field trip; letter-graded and not repeatable; to be offered spring semesters, first offering Spring 2013; effective Fall 2012.  STACKED.
Contact: Donald Walker, x2460.
Status: 1/25/2012: GAAC discussed. 
11/14/2011: Curriculum Review has approved the 400-level course.
2/21/2012: Revised Format 1 and Syllabus received; title changed (see below) and Field course (#14-GNC) has been withdrawn.
2/24/2012: GAAC has approved as revised.
3/2/2012: CRC requested further revisions; see below:
3/5/2012: Provost approved.

14-GNC: New Course: BIOL F6xx / F4xx - Arctic Plants and Vegetation Ecology: Field [WITHDRAWN], 2 credits (2*); part two of a proposed two-part series; prerequisites include BIOL F115X and BIOL F116X or equivalent, BIOL F239 or BIOL F271, or permission of instructor; 14 days with 10 days of field work, 2 days of preparation and 2 days of preparation and presentation of student oral summaries of field projects; first offering Spring 2014; effective Fall 2012. STACKED.
Contact: Donald Walker, x2460.
Status: 1/25/2012: Discussed at GAAC.
2/21/2012:  Field course is WITHDRAWN.

15-GCCh.: Course Change: BIOL F489 - Vegetation Description and Analysis[SEE REVISED BELOW], 2 credits (1+3); change credit distribution to (2+3) and increase to 3 credits; stack as a graduate level course (F689); change prerequisites from BIOL F474 or other general ecology course instead to: BIOL F239 or BIOL FF233 or BIOL F271; or BIOL F331 or permission of instructor; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Donald Walker, x2460.
Status: 1/25/2012: Discussed at GAAC.
2/21/2012:Revised Format 2 and Syllabus received.
2/24/2012: GAAC has approved as revised.
3/1/2012: Provost approved.
Graduate level has been numbered F689.

16-GPCh.: Program Change: Art K-12 Licensure Program toward M.Ed., Secondary Education: addition of course options (EDSC F205, EDSE F622, EDSE F482) to fulfill program requirements; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Karen Eiler, Larry Meath, x6180.
Status: 12/6/2011: Approved by GAAC.
12/9/2011: Approved by Provost.

17-GPCh.: Program Change: M.Ed. - Master's of Education: [SEE REVISION BELOW] Remove CCS F601 from degree requirements; add option of ED/CCS F604 to each concentration area; add EDSE F622 as an option in the Secondary Ed concentration; remove ED/LING F621 as a cross-cultural foundations course; addition of new concentration "Instructional Technology Innovation" to catalog layout; effective Fall 2012.
Note: As of 10/12/2011, Provost still reviewing ITI concentration for M.Ed. - jbh
Contact: Maureen Hogan, Jane Monahan, x5362.
Status: 1/25/2012: GAAC approved.
12/7/2011: Revised Format 5 received with approved name of new concentration and updated course numbers and titles.
2/15/2012: Revised Format 5 received with an additional change to the Secondary Education concentration.  2/22/2012: Additional credit edits copy received and posted below:
3/1/2012: Provost approved.

18-GPCh.: Program Change: Secondary Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program toward M.Ed., Secondary Education: Add course options of EDSE F622 and EDSE F482 to program requirements; add additional admission requirements to World Language applicants; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Karen Eiler, Larry Meath, x6180.
Status: 1/25/2012: Discussed at GAAC.
2/10/2012:  GAAC has approved.
3/1/2012: Provost approved.

19-GPCh.: Program Change: M.Ed. in Special Education: Change how program requirements are laid out to help differentiate between those for certified teachers and those for students seeking initial teacher certification in special ed; add a second course, EDSE F678 (new course) for students in the initial licensure program; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Philip Patterson, Jane Monahan, x5362.
Status: 1/25/2012: Discussed at GAAC.
2/10/2012:  GAAC has approved.
3/1/2012: Provost approved.

20-GPCh.: Program Change: Special Education K-12 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Completion: Change how program requirements are laid out to help differentiate between those for certified teachers and those for students seeking initial teacher certification in special ed; add a second course, EDSE F678 (new course) for students in the initial licensure program; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Philip Patterson, Jane Monahan, x5362.
Status: 2/10/2012:  GAAC has approved.
3/1/2012: Provost approved.

21-GNC: New Course: GEOS F431 / F631) - Foundations of Geophysics, 4 credits (3+3); prerequisites include GEOS F418, MATH F302, and MATH F314 or permission of instructor; letter graded and not repeatable; to be offered every fall; first offering Fall 2012; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Erin Pettit, Jeff Freymueller, x5389.
Status: 11/22/2011: Approved at GAAC. Curriculum Review Committee approved 3/2/2012.
3/19/2012: Provost approved.

22-GNC: New Course: BIOL F457 W / F657 - Environmental Microbiology [SEE REVISED SYLLABUS BELOW], 3 credits (3+0); to be stacked as BIOL F657; prerequisites include BIOL F115X, F116X, BIOL F342 and CHEM F105X, F106X or equivalent, or permission of instructor; to be offered every fall, first offering Fall 2012; effective Fall 2012.  [Course paperwork needs CEM signatures.]
Contact: Mary Beth Leigh, x6656.
Status: Under discussion at GAAC.
11/11/2011: CHEM cross-listing removed.
11/15/2011: ENVE cross-listing removed.
2/27/2012: Revised syllabus received.
2/29/2012: GAAC approved.
3/2/2012: Further revised syllabus received (per Curriculum Review Cmte.) and approved by CRC.
4/19/2012: Core Review approved W request.
5/7/2012: Provost approved.

23-GNC: New Course: GEOG F656 - Sustainable Livelihoods and Community Well-Being, 3 credits (3+0); cross-list as NRM F656 and CCS F656; prerequisite of graduate standing or permission of instructor; letter graded and not repeatable; to be offered fall, first offering Fall 2012; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Craig Gerlach, x6752.
Status: 11/22/2011: Approved at GAAC.
UPDATE: Cross-listing signatures received and added.  Course number identified as F656.
11/29/2011: Provost approved.

24-GNC: New Course: EDSE F678 - Special Education Clinical Practice: Initial, 3 credits (1+0+20); required course for students in the initial licensure program; prerequisite of successful completion of 18 approved credits in graduate level special education coursework; to be offered every fall, spring and summer; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Philip Patterson, x5362.
Status: 1/25/2012: GAAC approved pending math fix to points in the course.
3/5/2012: Provost approved.

25-GNC: New Course: ED F682 - Rethinking Multicultural Education, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of having completed a bachelor's degree; letter-graded and not repeatable; to be offered each fall; first offering Fall 2012; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Anjela Wong, x5516.
Status: 1/25/2012: GAAC discussed; Vince C. following up with instructor.
2/9/2012: Revised Syllabus received.
2/10/2012: GAAC has approved.
2/14/2012: Provost approved.

26-GPCh.: Program Change: M.Ed. in Counseling and School Counselor Certification Program [SEE REVISION BELOW]: add new course COUN F627 - Developmental Interventions to requirements for both M.Ed.-Counseling and School Counselor certification; remove COUN F629 (change-course submitted) from School Counselor certification but keep as option in M.Ed.-Counseling; clarify internship course requirements to reflect courses needed for M.Ed. vs. certification (two related new courses); update minimum credits required; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Anthony Strange; Christine Cook.
Status: Reviewed at GAAC.
2/24/2012: GAAC has approved as revised.
3/1/2012: Provost approved.

27-GNC: New Course: COUN F627 - Developmental Interventions, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisites include COUN F623, admittance to the Counseling program, or permission of instructor; letter-graded and not repeatable; to be offered each spring; first offering Spring 2013; effective Fall 2012. [F627 proposed by department.]
Contact: Anthony Strange; Christine Cook.
Status: To be reviewed at GAAC when revised syllabus for #28-GCCh. is received.
2/13/2012: Revised syllabus received and posted.
2/24/2012: GAAC has approved as revised.
3/1/2012: Provost approved.

28-GCCh.: Course Change: COUN F629 - Counseling Interventions [SEE REVISED BELOW], 3 credits (3+0); change title to Counseling Interventions for Adults, with corresponding course content change and updated course description; effective Fall 2012. [Waiting on a copy of the syllabus.]
Contact: Anthony Strange; Christine Cook.
Status: 11/22/2011:  Keep as a major change since it's being split out in part as a new course (#27).  Sent second request for the syllabus. 12/8/2011: Third request for syllabus with response that it will be provided in early January (estimated arrival January 5th).
2/13/2012: Received syllabus and posted it with Format 2 form.
2/24/2012: GAAC has approved as revised (see below:)
3/1/2012: Provost approved.

29-GNC: New Course: COUN F6xx - Internship III [SEE REVISED Format 1 BELOW], 3 credits (3+20); prerequisites include COUN F686, admittance to Counseling program, or permission of instructor; letter-graded and not repeatable; to be offered every fall and spring; first offering in Fall 2012; effective Fall 2012. [Course number of F691 proposed by department.]
Contact: Jane Monahan, x5362.
Status: 12/6/2011: Approved by GAAC.
12/9/2011: Approved by Provost. Numbered F687; Internship II renumbered to F686 on Minor Change form.

30-GNC: New Course: COUN F6xx - Internship IV [SEE REVISED Format 1 BELOW], 3 credits (3+20); prerequisites include COUN F687 (new Internship III course), admittance to Counseling program, or permission of instructor; letter-graded and not repeatable; to be offered every fall and spring; first offering in Fall 2012; effective Fall 2012. [Course number of F696 proposed by department; but that is a reserved number and not available.]
Contact: Jane Monahan, x5362.
Status: 12/6/2011: Approved by GAAC.
12/9/2011: Approved by Provost. Numbered F688 (and Internship II renumbered to F686 on Minor Change form).

31-GNC: New Course: PETE F608 - Flow Assurance in the Petroleum Industry, 3 credits (3+0);prerequisite includes permission of instructor; letter-graded and not repeatable; to be offered as demand warrants; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Abhijit Dandekar, x6427.
Status: 2/10/2012: GAAC has approved.
3/5/2012: Provost approved.

32-GCCh.: Course Change: EE F608/F408 - Power Electronics, 3 credits (3+0); change title to Power Electronics Design; change number of credits to 4 and distribution to (3+3); add "W" and "O" -intensive designators (Formats 6 and 7 to go to Core Review); change prerequisites by dropping EE F303 and EE F333; add as prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; EE F303; EE F334; EE F354; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGLS F213X or permission of instructor; and senior standing; letter-graded and not repeatable; offered spring; effective Fall 2012.  STACKED.
Contact: Richard Wies, x7071.
Status: To be reviewed at GAAC.
2/22/2012:  Revised syllabus and a lab syllabus received (see below).
2/24/2012: CRC approved; GAAC approved.  Core Review has approved "O"; but discussing "W" designators.
3/1/2012: Provost approved.

33-GCCh.: Course Change: MUS F601 - Introduction to Graduate Study, 3 credits (3+0); change from 3 to 2 credits (2+0); change prerequisites to "graduate standing and permission of instructor"; note frequency of offering as "offered spring"; update description; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: William Post, x5827.
Status: To be reviewed at GAAC.
Status: Emailed Jan. 6 and Feb. 22: needs syllabus; possibly a related program change?
2/23/2012: Syllabus received.
2/27/2012: Received a re-revised syllabus.  See below:
3/1/2012: Provost approved.

34-GCCh.: Course Change: MUS F606 - Advanced Chamber Music, 1-2 credits (0+3 or 6); change to 1 credit (1+0); change frequency of offering to fall and spring; effective Fall 2012. Note by jh: should the distribution more accurately be (0+3)?
Contact: William Post, x5827.
Status: To be reviewed at GAAC.
Status: Emailed Jan. 6 and Feb. 22: needs syllabus; possibly a related program change?
2/22/2012: Dr. Post indicated Vince Cee could address GAAC re this proposed change.
2/27/2012: Syllabus received.
3/1/2012: Provost approved.

35-GCCh.: Course Change: GEOG / NRM F692 - Graduate Seminar, 1-6 credits; change number of credits from 1-6 to 1-3 and change distribution to (1-3+0); proposed changes will correct BOTH of the listings in the Catalog; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Cary de Wit, x7494.
Status: To be reviewed at GAAC IF this is not actually a catalog correction.
2/15/2012: Emailed the department to request a syllabus.
(Syllabus received and combined with Format 2 form.)
2/27/2012: Looked over old curriculum paperwork with Registrar's Office.  Problems in catalog had been created by conflicting paperwork (both a minor course change and a major course change) being submitted simultaneously from the department several years ago.
3/1/2012: Provost approved.

36-GPCh.: Program Change: Elementary Education - Elementary Post Baccalaureate Licensure Program: Change the Program Requirements reflect changes to the following courses: change credits of ED F468 from 6 to 4; add 1 credit to ED F414, F417, F467, F478/F678, F479/F688; and add new 1-credit course ED F479 - Assessment of Literacy Development; changing overall minimum credits required from 35 to 39 credits; effective Summer 2013.
Contact: Carol Barnhardt, x6437.
Status:  To possibly be resubmitted with changes; carry-over to Fall 2012 review cycle.

37-GPCh.: Program Change: M.Ed. - Elementary Education: add 1 credit each to ED F678 and ED F688 (stacked courses); change minimum credits required from 30 [should have been 31] to 33 credits; effective Summer 2013.
Contact: Carol Barnhardt, x6437.
Status:  To possibly be resubmitted with changes; carry-over to Fall 2012 review cycle.

38-GCCh.: Stacked Course Change: ED F678 / F478 - Math Methods and Curriculum Development, 2 credits (2+0); change to 3 credits and change credit distribution to (2+0+3); offered fall; effective date of summer 2013 is shown on paperwork. [Reference 112-UCCh. at Curric. Review.]
Contact: Carol Barnhardt, x6437.
Status:  To possibly be resubmitted with changes; carry-over to Fall 2012 review cycle.

39-GCCh.: Stacked Course Change: ED F688 / F479 - Science Methods and Curriculum Dvelopment, 2 credits (2+0); change to 3 credits and change credit distirbution to (2.5+0+1.5); offered spring; effective date of summer 2013 is shown on paperwork. [Reference 113-UCCh. at Curric. Review.]
Contact: Carol Barnhardt, x6437.
Status:  To possibly be resubmitted with changes; carry-over to Fall 2012 review cycle.

40-GPCh.: Program Change: M.S. - Geological Engineering: Change the program admission requirements to indicate course requirements with the varying types of bachelors' degrees accepted; revise course offerings and exclude focus groups and discontinued courses; update course requirements and offerings; effective Fall 2013.
Contact: Margaret Darrow, x7303.
Status:  Carry-over to Fall 2012 review cycle.

41-GNC: New Course: ANTH F659 - Language and Prehistory, 3 credits (3+0); to be crosslisted as LING F659; prerequisite of graduate student enrollment or permission of instructor; letter-graded and not repeatable; to be offered fall of even-numbered years; first offering Fall 2012; effective Fall 2012.
Contact: Mark Sicoli, x6884.
Status:  Carry-over to Fall 2012 review cycle.

42.GPCh.: Program Change: M.S. - Fisheries: addition of a Seafood Science emphasis requiring two core Seafood Science courses and courses from two of the three core areas of the existing Fisheries emphasis; house-keeping edits to add  two courses in the Management and Human Dimensions core area; and addition of a program prerequisite option to include biology of fishes; effective Fall 2013 upon approval.
Contact: Milo Adkison, x1811.
Carry-over to Fall 2012 review cycle.


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