2015-2016 Graduate Curriculum Review Cycle

2015-16 Trial Courses:

1-Trial: Trial Course: BIOL / WLF F694 - Decision Analysis for Conservation, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of graduate standing or instructor's permission; letter-graded; to be offered spring of even-numbered years; effective Spring 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Mark Lindberg
Status: 9/9/2015: Assigned to John Y., Anne B., Mitch R.
9/23/2015: GAAC discussed. Revisions to be requested.
11/6/2015: Received revisions - posted below.
11/11/2015: GAAC approved as revised.
11/13/2015: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

2014-15 Carry-forward:

(2013-14) 25-GNP:  New Program:  [original older submission]   Graduate Certificate in Resilience and Adaptation: [SEE REVISION BELOW] 12 required credits comprised of 9 credits of core courses (BIOL/NRM F616; ANTH F616; ECON F616; NRM F647; BIOL F649) and 3 credits of approved electives; effective Fall 2014 pending approvals of FS, BOR and NWCCU. [Received 1/13/2014; posted 1/15/2014; lacks prospectus for NWCCU.]
Contact: Larry Duffy
Status: Assigned to Amy L., Mike D.
3/28/2014: Revised program proposal submitted.
4/14/2014: Revisions received and discussed.  Still problems in submission.
9/30/2014: Amy L. has emailed.
12/2/2014: Amy reported some brief contact and she will email again.
8/14/2015: Newest revised proposal received and posted below.
9/9/2015: Newest revision discussed.  Assigned to Mike D. and Sean M.
9/23/2015:  GAAC discussed revised submission with Larry Duffy.
10/22/2015: Revised proposal received and posted below.
11/11/2015: Pending requested revisions, GAAC has approved.
11/16/2015: Final Revised version approved by GAAC received and posted below.
11/30/2015: Administrative Committee discussed and would like budget numbers revised.  Donie / GAAC will follow up.
01/22/2016: Revised RAP proposal with revised Resource Commitment Form and BOR Program Action Request received (see below). 
04/2016: BOR tabled proposal for budgetary reasons. Provost may bring it back before BOR in future.
05/02/2016: Faculty Senate approved the RAP Graduate Certificate at Meeting #215.

(2014-15) 34-GNP:  New Program: Graduate Certificate in Sustainability of Marine Ecosystems:   an interdisciplinary degree requiring a minimum of 12 credits; required courses include FISH F641, FISH F681, and ANTH/FISH/MSL F680 (an internship) for a total of six credits; and six credits from two categories of elective courses - Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or petitioned elective(s); effective Fall 2015 pending all required approvals including BOR and NWCCU. [Note:Dean's Signature from SFOS requested and "en route."]
Contact: Ginny Eckert
Assigned to Lara H., Jessie C.
11/10/2014: Added signature page with Dean's signature included.
2/17/2015: GAAC discussed proposal with Ginny E. Revisions to be made.
9/9/2015: Assigned to John Y. and Don H.
9/23/2015:  Emails to put review on hold until spring semester when new SFOS Dean is on board (per Ginny E.).
05/05/2016: Review suspended for AY2015-16.

2015-16 Submissions:

1-GNC: New Course: DVM F710 - Foundations of Veterinary Medicine III, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 1 credit (0+3); prerequisite of DVM F611; letter graded; to be offered each fall beginning 2016.
Contact: Lisa Lunn
Status: 9/9/2015: Assigned to Donie B. and Daryl F.
9/17/2015: Revised Format 1 and syllabus received and posted below.
9/23/2015: GAAC approved as revised.
9/28/2015: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

2-GNC: New Course: DVM F714 - Preventative Veterinary Medicine, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 4 credits (4+0); prerequisite of good standing in Vet Med program or permission of instructor; letter graded; to be offered each fall beginning 2016.
Contact: Lisa Lunn
Status: 9/9/2015: Assigned to Donie B. and Daryl F.
9/17/2015: Revised Format 1 and syllabus received and posted below.
9/23/2015: GAAC approved as revised.
9/28/2015: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

3-GNC: New Course: DVM F722 - Veterinary Pharmacology, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 4 credits (4+0); prerequisite of successful completion of first year courses in Vet Med program; letter graded; to be offered each fall beginning 2016.
Contact: Arleigh Reynolds
Status: 9/9/2015: Assigned to Donie B. and Daryl F.
9/23/2015: Revisions received (posted on 9/25/2015).
10/14/2015: GAAC approved with revisions of 10/14/2015.
10/20/2015: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

4-GNC: New Course: DVM F724 - Veterinary Bioanalytical Pathology,[SEE REVISED BELOW] 6 credits (5+2); prerequisite of good standing in Vet Med Program; letter graded; to be offered each fall beginning fall 2016.
Contact: Molly Murphy
Status: 9/9/2015: Assigned to Donie B. and Daryl F. Revisions have been requested.
2/24/2016: Revisions sent; posted on 2/26.
3/9/2016: Revised Format 1 received and posted.
3/9/2016: GAAC approved.
03/16/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

5-GNC: New Course: DVM F741 - Biology of Disease II - Pathology of Organ Systems I,[SEE REVISED BELOW] 4 credits (3+2); prerequisite of successful completion of first year courses in Vet Med program; letter graded; to be offered each fall beginning 2016.
Contact: Molly Murphy
Status: 9/9/2015: Assigned to Donie B. and Daryl F. Revisions have been requested.
2/24/2016: Revisions sent; posted on 2/26.
3/9/2016: GAAC approved.
03/16/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

6-GNC: New Course: DVM F751 - Clinical Toxicology, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite of successful completion of first year courses in Vet Med program; letter graded; to be offered each fall beginning 2016.
Contact: Arleigh Reynolds
Status: 9/9/2015: Assigned to Donie B. and Daryl F.
9/23/2015: Revisions to format 1 and syllabus received and posted below.
9/23/2015: GAAC provisionally approved upon some corrections being made.
10/14/2015: GAAC approved with revisions of 10/14/2015.
10/20/2015: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

7-GPCh.: Program Change: MS and PhD - Atmospheric Sciences:[SEE REVISION BELOW] Clarification of the minimum number of credits of additional approved 600-level courses for the MS; and clarification of the additional course requirements for the PhD degree; effective Fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Richard Collins
Status: Assigned to Don. H, Daryl F.
11/6/2015: Revision received and posted below.
11/11/2015: GAAC passed as revised.
11/13/2015: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

8-GNC: New Course: CHEM F686 - Chemical Research Mentoring, 2 credits (1+3); prerequisite of graduate standing in a scientific discipline; previously offered as a trial course; repeatable up to 1 time for a maximum of 4 credits; letter graded; to be offered each spring; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Sarah Hayes
Assigned to Mike D., Mitch R.
Status: 11/2/2015: Revised syllabus received and posted below.
11/11/2015: GAAC passed as revised.
11/13/2015: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

9-GCCh.: Course Change: WLF / FISH F625 - Population Dynamics of Vertebrates, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 4 credits (3+3); change to 3 credits (2+3) to accommodate faculty instructor changes; effective Fall 2016 upon approval. 
Contact: Mark Lindberg
Status: Assigned to Mike D., Anne B.
11/11/2015: GAAC has provisionally approved pending some minor syllabus revisions.
12/4/2015: Minor revisions received and now approved by GAAC per Mike D.
12/08/2015: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

WITHDRAWN  10-GCCh.: Course Change: NRM F665 - Advanced Outdoor Recreation, 3 credits (3+0); change title to Survey Research in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; update course description; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Peter Fix
Status: Assigned to Mike D., Anne B.
11/11/2015: A new course has been submitted instead.  This course change is WITHDRAWN.
Now see #42-GNC (below).

11-GNP: NEW PROGRAM: MA - Marine Science:[SEE REVISIONS BELOW] Requires 30 credits (9 may be at 400-level), with a minimum of 12 credits from a specific list of options (including MSL F419, MSL F610, MSL F615, MSL F620, MSL F630, MSL F640, MLS F650, or MSL F660); a minimum of 2 credits from graduate seminar-style courses (including MSL F692, MLS F601, MSL F602, or MSL F605; a minimum of 2 credits of practical experience at the 400- or 600-level; a minimum of 6 credits of graduate non-thesis research/project; and a minimum of 8 credits of electives; effective upon all approvals (Faculty Senate, BOR and NWCCU). 
Contact: Brenda Konar
Status: Assigned to John Y., Mitch R.

11/11/2015: GAAC discussed with K. Iken.  Revisions to be made.
11/21/2015: Revised proposal received; posted below.
01/19/2016: Final revisions to new MA - Marine Science.
02/08/2016: Passed at Faculty Senate Meeting #212.  Had been put on June 2016 BOR agenda, but was removed. To be brought back to BOR in fall 2016. 

12-GPDr.: PROGRAM DELETION: Master of Electrical Engineering: 2014-15 Special Academic Program Review recommendation to suspend admission; program will be instead combined with the MS in Electrical Engineering as a non-thesis option; effective upon all approvals (GAAC; Faculty Senate; BOR).
Contact: Charles Mayer
Status: Assigned to Donie B., Don H.
 
10/28/2015: GAAC approved deletion. Will go to December Faculty Senate meeting.
12/7/2016: Faculty Senate agreed to discontinuation of the program. See:
http://www.uaf.edu/uafgov/faculty-senate/meetings/2015-16-fs-meetings/#211
06/03/2016: BOR approved program deletion.

13-GPCh: Program Change: MS - Electrical Engineering: With the program deletion pending for the MEE degree, a non-thesis option is being added to the MSEE; total credits required for the degree will be changed from 30 to 32 credits; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Charles Mayer
Status: Assigned to Donie B., Don H.
11/6/2015: Revised Format 5 received; posted below.
11/11/2015: GAAC passed as revised.
11/13/2015: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

14-GCCh.: Course Change: CE F406 - Traffic Engineering, 3 credits (3+0); stack as CE F606;  prerequisite changed from CE F405 to CE F302, or permission of instructor; graduate level to be differentiated by a project with weekly reports, leading and giving paper discussions, and project presentations; offered each spring; effective fall 2016 upon approval. (#20-UCCh. at Curriculum Review Committee)
Contact: Nathan Belz
Status: Assigned to Sean M., Mitch R.
11/11/2015: GAAC approved; some minor edits to format form are needed - M.R. to follow up.
11/13/2015: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

15-GNC: New Course: CE F607 - GIS Applications in Civil Engineering, 3 credits (2+3); prerequisite of CE graduate standing or permission of instructor; letter-graded; to be offered fall semesters as demand warrants; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Nathan Belz
Status: Assigned to Sean M., Don H.
 
11/11/2015: GAAC discussed.
11/25/2015: GAAC approved.
12/2/2015: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

16-GNC: New Course: PETE F687 - Experimental and Data Analysis Methods in Petroleum Engineering, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of PETE graduate standing or permission of instructor; letter-graded; to be offered as demand warrants with first offering in fall 2017; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Dare Awoleke
Status: Assigned to Sean M., Don H.
1/13/2016: GAAC passed
1/17/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

17-GPCh.: Program Change: MS and PhD - Geology: Change degree name to Geoscience; the MS and PhD degrees will each have concentrations in Geology, and in Geography; the concentrations in Economic Geology, General Geology, Petroleum Geology, Quaternary Geology, Remote Sensing, and Volcanology are removed; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Paul McCarthy
Status: Assigned to Mike D., Anne B.
10/28/2015: GAAC approved.
11/13/2015: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

18-GPCh.: Program Change: Master of Education in Counseling: updates added to the admissions requirements and degree program requirements; Community Counseling concentration renamed to Clinical Mental Health Counseling; addition of elective credits to the renamed concentration to comply with specialized accreditation standards, changing minimum credits required from "48-54" to "48-60" credits; effective fall 2016 upon approval.  Final approval will be made by the UA President as degree exceeds maximum credits allowed in BOR Policy.
Contact: Sue Renes; Christine Cook
Status: 11/11/2015: GAAC discussed. Donie to invite them to next meeting (scheduled for 11/25).
11/25/2015: Jane M. visited GAAC and discussed changes; GAAC approved.
12/2/2015: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page. 
UA President's approval received for offering program at 60 credits.

19-GPCh.: Program Change:  Graduate Licensure and MEd in Special Education: update admission requirements for the Graduate Licensure; add the option to earn a MEd in Special Ed for already-certified teachers (minimum of 36 credits) ; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Phil Patterson; Joanne Healy
Status: 11/11/2015: GAAC approved.
 
11/13/2015: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

20-GPCh.: Program Change: Master of Education: Add ED/CCS F619 and ED F681 as course options under degree requirement of cross-cultural foundations lists for the ME degrees in Cross-Cultural Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Language and Literacy, and Online Innovation and Design; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Cindy Fabbri
Status: Mike D. and Sean M. reviewing.
1/13/2016: GAAC passed.
 1/17/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

21-GCCh.: Course Change: ED F620 - Language, Literacy and Learning, 3 credits (3+0); add "Fieldwork required" to the updated course description and correct the credit distribution to (3+0+1) to reflect fieldwork; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Maureen Hogan
Status: Mike D. and Daryl F. reviewing.
 
1/13/2016: GAAC passed.
1/17/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

22-GCCh.: Course Change: ED F630 - Curriculum Development, 3 credits (3+0); add "Fieldwork required" to the updated course description and correct the credit distribution to (3+0+1) to reflect fieldwork; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Anne Armstrong
Status: Mike D. and Daryl F. reviewing.
1/13/2016: GAAC passed.
1/17/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

23-GCCh: Course Change: ED F682 - Rethinking Multicultural Education, 3 credits (3+0); add "Fieldwork required" to the updated course description and correct the credit distribution to (3+0+1) to reflect fieldwork; change frequency of offering to fall of odd-numbered years; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Sean Topkok
Status: Mike D. and Daryl F. reviewing.
1/13/2016: GAAC passed.
1/17/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

24-GCCh.: Course Change: ED F686 - Assessment and Testing in K-12 Public Schools, 3 credits (3+0); add "Fieldwork required" to the updated course description and correct the credit distribution to (3+0+1) to reflect fieldwork; remove prerequisites and recommended courses to open the course to more students; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Anne Armstrong
Status: Mike D. and Daryl F. reviewing.
1/13/2016: GAAC passed - pending small changes (remove prerequisites from syllabus).
1/17/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

25-GNC: New Course: GEOG / GEOS F478 / F678 - Ice Age Alaska,[SEE REVISED BELOW] 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite for undergrad level is senor standing in Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Earth Science, Geography, Geoscience, or Northern Studies; for graduate level the prerequisite is graduate standing in one of the fields named above or Oceanography or Atmospheric Science or instructor's permission; to be offered fall of even years; letter-graded; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Cary de Wit
Status: Don H. and Daryl F. reviewing; changes have been requested.
1/13/2016: Received revisions and posted them below. GAAC has approved as revised.  CRC still reviewing.
2/24/2016: CRC has approved undergrad level as revised (copy below).
2/29/2016: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

26-GCCh.: Course Change: BIOL F460 - Principles of Virology[SEE REVISIONS BELOW] 3 credits (3+0); add stacked 600-level: F660;  prerequisite of graduate standing or permission of instructor; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Jack Chen
Assigned to Mitch R. and John Y.
Status: 11/11/2015: GAAC approved pending some minor corrections on form.
12/14/2015: Final revisions received and posted below.
12/16/2015: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.
03/31/2016: New stacked course number is: F660 (per OAR).

27-GCCh.: Course Change: GEOS F330 - The Dynamic Alaskan Coastline, 3 credits (3+0); change course number to F460; cross-list as GEOG F460 and add stacked and cross-listed level - GEOS / GEOG F660; change undergraduate prerequisites by removing MSL F111X, PHYS F211X, and by adding GEOG F111X, NRM F338 or equivalent GIS coursework; graduate level prerequisite of graduate standing or instructor permission; letter graded; change frequency of offering from fall to spring of even-numbered years; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Chris Maio
Status: 1/13/2016: Assigned to Don H., Sean M.
(2/3/2016: CRC passed undergraduate level.)
2/17/2016: GAAC discussed; Don to follow up.
2/24/2016: GAAC recommended passing (but no quorum). Email vote to follow. 
3/9/2016: GAAC has approved.
03/16/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

28-GCCh.: Course Compression (Stacked): LING F631 - Field Methods in Descriptive Linguistics I, 3 credits (3+0); stacked as LING F431; cross-listed and stacked as ANTH F432 and F632; (syllabus title differs from course description title); compression to be offered as a 3-week practicum for summer 2016 Institute on Collaborative Language Research; effective summer 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Siri Tuttle
Status: 1/13/2016: Assigned to Mike D., Mitch R.
2/17/2016: Revisions which have been requested are still pending.
3/9/2016: Mitch to follow up.
5/4/2016: GAAC discussed update received; more differentiation (a rubric) is needed for course levels.
CARRIED OVER TO 2016-17 REVIEW CYCLE.
11/18/2016: Provost approved.  See 2016-17 Curriculum Approvals page.

29-GPCh.: Program Change: MA - Applied Linguistics: Reconcile the total number of credits required for the General MA to 30 credits, matching the required number of credits for the concentrations; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Patrick Marlow
Status: 1/13/2016: Assigned to Mike D., Mitch R.
2/17/2016: Some follow-up has occurred on missing sections.
3/23/2016: GAAC has approved; copy with missing page is now posted.
03/30/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

30-GNC: New Course: DVM F711 - Foundations of Veterinary Medicine IV, 1 credit (0+3); prerequisite of successful completion of DVM F710; letter-graded; to be offered each spring, effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Lisa Lunn
Status: 1/13/2016: Assigned to Donie B., Daryl F.
1/27/2016: GAAC passed pending small corrections. 
2/17/2016: JH emailed Donie for status. Small corrections have not been received.
03/16/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

31-GNC: New Course: DVM F744 - Theriogenology,[SEE REVISED BELOW] 3 credits (2+2); prerequisites of satisfactory completion of year one and good standing in VetMed program; graded Pass / Fail; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Janice Rowell
Status: 1/13/2016: Assigned to John Y., Don H.
2/2/2016: Page 3 of Format 1 form updated to show course fee; posted below.
2/17/2016: GAAC approved.
2/18/2016: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

32-GNC: New Course: DVM F745 - Clinical Sciences I[SEE REVISED BELOW] 5 credits (10+0) compressed to 8 weeks; prerequisite of second year VetMed student in good standing or permission of instructor; letter-graded; to be offered each spring; effective fall 2016 upon approval.  Note to committee: 10 hrs lecture x 8 wks = 4800 minutes = 6 credits. Course does not conform to 800 min. per credit, nor to 14-week semester. - JH
Contact: Sarah Love
Status: 1/13/2016: Assigned to Donie B., Daryl F.  2/17/2016: GAAC discussed.
3/23/2016: Daryl following up.
5/3/2016: Revised format form and syllabus received and posted below.
5/4/2016: GAAC approved as revised.
05/05/2016: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

33-GNC: New Course: DVM F747 - Clinical Sciences II, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 5 credits (10+0) compressed to "the second 8 weeks of the semester"; prerequisite of second year VetMed student in good standing or permission of instructor; letter-graded; to be offered each spring; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Note to committee: 10 hrs lecture x 8 wks = 4800 minutes = 6 credits. Course does not conform to 800 min. per credit, nor to 14-week semester. - JH
Contact: Sarah Love
Status: 1/13/2016: Assigned to Donie B., Daryl F.
2/17/2016: GAAC discussed; Daryl to follow up.
3/23/2016: Daryl to follow up.
5/3/2016: Revised format form and syllabus received and posted below.
5/4/2016: GAAC approved as revised.
05/05/2016: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

34-GNC: New Course: DVM F681 - Performance Dog Medicine and Surgery, 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite of good standing in the Veterinary Medicine program or permission of instructor; letter graded; to be offered each fall, effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Arleigh Reynolds
Status: 1/13/2016: Assigned to Sean M., Anne B.
2/17/2016: GAAC discussed.
3/9/2016: Sean has shared revisions with Anne.
3/23/2016: Anne and GAAC have approved.
03/30/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

35-GCCh.: Course  Change: DVM F603 - Veterinary Science Research and Methods, 1 credit (1+0); change grading mode from Pass / Fail to letter-graded instead, to match CSU grading mode which recently changed; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Arleigh Reynolds
Status: 1/13/2016: Assigned to Don H., Anne B.
2/17/2016 and 3/9/2016: GAAC discussed.
3/23/2016: GAAC has approved.
03/30/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

36-GCDr.: Course Drop: ENVE F648 - Solid Waste Management, 3 credits (3+0); course content to be combined with other modified existing course to meet current demand; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Bob Perkins
Status: Assigned to John Y., Mitch R.
2/24/2016: GAAC recommended passing (but no quorum). Email vote to follow.
3/9/2016: Approval by GAAC confirmed.
03/10/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

37-GCCh.: Course Change: ENVE F650 - Advanced Topics,[SEE REVISED BELOW] 1 credit (1+0); change from one credit to 3 credits (3+0); change subject code to CE and course number to F601; change title to "Engineering Research Communication"; remove repeatability of course; effective fall 2016.
Contact: William Schnabel
Status: Assigned to Daryl F., Mitch R.
2/24/2016: Revisions received; posted below on 2/26.
3/1/2016: GAAC approved via email.
03/10/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

38-GNC: New Course: CE F665 - Introduction to Watershed Hydrology, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisites of PHYS F212X, MATH F253X; or permission of instructor; [paperwork notes prereq of PHYS F212X in one location, but PHYS F211X in another]; letter graded; to be offered fall of even-numbered years; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Sveta Stuefer
Status: Assigned to Mike D., Anne B.
2/22/2016: Revisions received and posted below.
2/24/2016: GAAC recommended passing (but no quorum). Email vote to follow.
3/9/2016: Approval by GAAC confirmed.
03/10/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

39-GPCh.: Program Change: MS - Environmental Engineering and Environmental Quality Science: change degree program name to Water and Environmental Science; add concentration of Hydrology; change degree requirements for existing concentration areas; reflect addition of new course CE F665 (submitted); effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Silke Schiewer
Status: Assigned to Don H., Sean M.
3/3/2016: GAAC approved via email.
03/10/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

40-GPCh.: Program Change: MS - Civil Engineering: [SEE REVISED BELOW] As a result of special program review, master's program are being consolidated as follows: remove the MCE program; add to the MS CE degree program the concentrations of Arctic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Design and Construction, Geotechnical Engineering, Strucutral Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: David Barnes
Status: Assigned to Don H., Donie B.
2/24/2016: GAAC approved with minor changes to come.
3/3/2016: Requested changes made; posted below.  GAAC approved via email.
03/10/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

41-GPCh.: Program Change: MA - Anthropology: [SEE REVISED BELOW] codify the degree requirement that students have either the appropriate linguistic skills or research tools for their field of study; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Brian Hemphill
Status: Received and posted on 2/2/2016.  Assigned to Daryl F., Mitch R.
2/24/2016: GAAC recommended passing (but no quorum). Email vote to follow.
2/25/2016: Revisions received and posted below. 
3/9/2016: GAAC has approved.
03/10/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

42-GNC: New Course: NRM F667 - Survey Research in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of graduate standing; letter-graded; to be offered fall of even-numbered years; effective fall 2016 upon approval. [Previously had been submitted as a course change to NRM F665 - Advanced Outdoor Recreation; #10-GCCh. which was withdrawn.]
Contact: Peter Fix
Status: Received on 2/4/2016 electronically; posted 2/5/2016. Assigned to Mike D., Anne B.
2/24/2016: GAAC recommended passing (but no quorum). Email vote to follow.
3/9/2016: GAAC has approved.
03/16/2016: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

43-GNC: New Course: DVM F7xx - Strategies for Establishing and Maintaining Well-Being in the Veterinary Profession, 1 credit (1+0); prerequisite of good standing in the VetMed program, or permission of instructor; letter graded; to be offered each fall to first-year veterinary students (currently being taught as a special topics); effective fall 2016.  Note: should this be a 600-level course if taught to first-year vet students?
Contact: Arleigh Reynolds
Status: Received and posted on 2/10/2016.  Assigned to Don H., John Y.
3/23/2016: Still waiting on requested revisions.
CARRIED OVER TO 2016-17 REVIEW CYCLE.
04/12/2017: Provost approved.  See Curriculum Approvals page.

44-GNC: New Course: DVM F733 - Principles of Surgery, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite of successful completion of first-year VetMed program and good standing in program; letter graded; to be offered each spring, first offering in spring 2017; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Cristina Hansen
Status: Received and posted on 2/15/2016. Assigned to Sean M., Mike D.
3/23/2016: Still waiting on requested revisions.
5/4/2016: Revisions received and posted below
5/4/2016: GAAC approved as revised.
05/05/2016: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

45-GNC: New Course: DVM F4xx / F6xx - Skeleton Articulation, [SEE REVISED BELOW] 1 credit (no distribution provided); to be offered annually as a Maymester course (seeking a permanent course number for regular offering and Catalog listing); prerequisite for undergrad level is BIOL F213 or BIOL F214 or BIOL F310 or permission of instructor; prerequisite for graduate level is good standing in veterinary program; letter-graded; effective fall 2016 upon approvals.
Contact: Megan Hoffman
Status: Assigned to Daryl F., Donie B. (Andres L. at Curriculum Review Committee, is working on undergraduate level. The revisions below came at his request.)
3/2/2016: Revisions received and posted on 3/3.  Revision indicates trial course; but prior communication indicates a permanent course number was desired for the catalog (i.e., New course). 
2016-17: CRC approved undergraduate level; GAAC did not approve graduate level.
05/04/2017: Phone call to Cathy Griseto to apprise of carry-over status of this proposal.
CARRY OVER TO 2016-17 REVIEW CYCLE; and TO BE CARRIED OVER AGAIN TO 2017-18 REVIEW CYCLE.

46-GCCh.: Course Change: ANTH / ART F402; ANTH F602 - Anthropology of Art, 3 credits (3+0); add new stacked level as ART F602; prerequisite of senior standing or permission of instructor; letter-graded; effective fall 2016 upon approvals.
Contact: Sveta Yamin-Pasternak
Assigned to Mitch R. and Mike D.
Status: 2/25/2016: Requested 600-level syllabus to add to paperwork; Sveta clarified the graduate level is rolled into the 400-level syllabus.
3/23/2016: GAAC passed pending changes on Format form.
05/05/2016: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

47-GNC: New Course: COMM F698 - Non Thesis / Project: 1 - 6 credits, but no credit distribution; graded Pass / Fail; prerequisite of MA standing; repeatable six times for a maximum of 6 credits; provides an alternative to the thesis option for the MA degree; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Peter DeCaro
Status: Received 03/10/2016; posted 03/11/2016.
3/23/2016: Assigned to Mitch R. and Don H.
04/15/2016: Revised syllabus received and posted below.
5/4/2016: GAAC approved as revised.
05/05/2016: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

48-GPCh.: Program Change: MA - Professional Communication: Addition of a non-thesis project course as an alternative to the thesis option for the degree; effective fall 2016 upon approvals.
Contact: Peter DeCaro
Status: Received 03/10/2016; posted 03/11/2016.
3/23/2016: Assigned to Mitch R. and Don H.
5/4/2016: GAAC approved.
05/05/2016: Provost approved. See Curriculum Approvals page.

49-GNC: New Course: ART F488 / F688 - Professional Practices (h), 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite for 488: junior standing or permission of instructor; prerequisite for 688: second or third year MFA student or permission of instructor; letter-graded; to be offered each spring; effective fall 2016 upon approval.
Contact: Mareca Guthrie
Status: Assigned to Anne B.; Mike D.
5/4/2016: GAAC discussed. More differentiation between course levels to be requested.
CARRY OVER F688 TO 2016-17 REVIEW CYCLE. 
Undergraduate level has been separately approved as of 05/31/2016.
Graduate level has been separately approved with revised grad syllabus, as of 10/18/2016 (2016-17 review cycle).

 

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