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October 4, 2012

Academic Affairs Committee
Taylor Conference Room
October 4, 2012
3:00 PM

Present: M. Draheim, J. Haffner, L. Matz, A. Richard, E. Typpo, J. Uchizono
Not Present: A. Brown, A. Boboc, Q. Dong, L. Fox, G. Rohlf

Call to Order @ 3:05 pm

I. Approval of Minutes
September 6, 2012
Summer 2012
J. Haffner moves to approve, J. Uchizono seconds,  minutes approved.

II. Consent

Benerd School of Education
Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC 153 Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
EDUC 170 Professional Practice (Prerequisite change)
EDUC 171 Professional Practice Music (Prerequisite change)
EDUC 151 Teaching Science
EDUC 152 Teaching Mathematics

School of Engineering and Computer Science
ENGR 019 Computer Applications in Engineering (prerequisite change)

The course fee for EDUC 151 will transfer to the new course EDUC 153 per Lou Matz.
J. Haffner moves to approve, A. Richard seconds, consent agenda approved.

III. Exception to special topics rule
INTL 193 - Cross Cultural INTL Students
The registrar's office received a request to offer this special topics course for the fourth and final time, and are requesting an exception to the three course offering limit for special topics courses. The exception to the rule was granted as long as a statement is submitted to the chair of Academic Affairs stating that SIS will not teach this course again under the INTL 193 designation.

IV. Faculty Handbook Change
11.7 Course Syllabus

This item is on the October 13th Academic Council agenda. It must be approved by Council and then implementation can take effect.

V. What's on your mind?
Lou Matz stated that he has received two requests for time block exemptions. One is a graduate level engineering course. The issue occurs when a course crosses time blocks during peak teaching times. This is normally okay for graduate level courses, but he would like Academic Affairs to develop/approve a procedure to approve these requests. He will bring this item to Academic Affairs in the future.

The Religious Studies department was just allowed by the provost's office to teach a lower level course for 4 units, 1 day a week. The registrar's office maintains a list of the current approved courses - most are graduate level.

Meeting adjourned at 3:14 on a motion by J. Haffner, seconded by M. Draheim.