ACADEMIC, APPELLATE, AND SENATE COMMITTEE
2007-2008 Academic Year
COMMITTEE: Educational Policies and Planning
1. Membership (include ex-officio members). Regular members: Leslie Pagliari, David Weismiller, Jim Mitchell, Linda Kean, Sandra Warren, Rose Allen, Dale Knickerbocker; Ex-officio members: Austin Bunch/David Conde, Linner Griffin, George Kasperek, Mark Taggart, Jan Tovey, Ira Lawson
2. Meeting Dates (include members present*).
* and members who contributed to committee action, but were not at the meeting.
8-13-07 (held electronically): Participating: Professors Allen,
Present: Pagliari, Weismiller, Mitchell,
Allen, Knickerbocker, Bunch,
Weismiller, Allen, Knickerbocker, Bunch,
1-11-08 Present: Pagliari,
Weismiller, Mitchell, Allen, Knickerbocker, Bunch,
4-4-08 Present: Conde,
4-18-08 Present: Allen, Conde,
3. Subcommittees established during the year (include progress
and/or completion of work). None.
4. Accomplishments during the year, especially as addressed through committee goals. Please include recommendations made to any University agency other than the Faculty Senate that will be noted under #5.
Progress was made on ECU Faculty Manual Part V
Reported to Senate on possible effects of UNC-Tomorrow Final Report on EPPC procedures
The following recommendations for approval were made to the Chancellor:
Request to rename the
Request to rename the
discontinuance of the Early Childhood Certificate Program in the Department of Child
Development and Family Relations,
offer existing MAEd in B-K Education Online, Request
for Authorization to Establish Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
Program, in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Notice of Intent to Plan a Master
of Science in Biomedical Sciences in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies,
Request to establish minors in Clinical Microbiology,
Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, Hematology and Immunohematology,
and Clinical Laboratory Science Generalist, Department of Clinical Laboratory
Request to deliver a Master of Science in
Environmental Health as a DE program within the Department of Health Education and Promotion,
Request for discontinuance of the Early Childhood
Certificate Program in the Department of Child Development and Family
establish photography as an area of concentration within the Master of Fine
Intent to Plan Bachelor of Science in Applied Atmospheric Science and Bachelor
of Science in Geographic Information Science and
Technology, Department of Geography, Harriott College of Arts and Sciences
Intent to Plan Master of Science in Security Studies,
Department of Political Science, Harriott College of Arts and Sciences
Certificate title change - Department of English, Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Literature to Graduate Certificate in Multicultural and Transnational Literature
program title change - Department of Pharmacology to
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine.
title change - Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Management of
Recreation Facilities and Services (MRFS) to
Recreation and Park Management (RPM),
Request to establish a new MA concentration in Atlantic World History, Department of History, Harriott College of Arts and Sciences
Notice of Intent to Plan a Ph.D. program, Department of Economics, Harriott College of Arts and Sciences
Request to establish a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technology, Department of Geography ,Harriott College of Arts and Sciences
Request to establish a new Interdisciplinary Minor in Leadership Studies, Harriott College of Arts and Sciences
Request to establish new concentration in Theatre for
Request to change name of minor from Management of Recreation and Facilities Services (MRFS) to Recreation and Park Management (RPM), Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, College of Health & Human Performance
Notice of Intent to Plan Master of Science in Sustainable Tourism, Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Request to establish new certificates: Global Understanding and Global Understanding with Distinction, International Studies, Harriott College of Arts and Sciences
Request to establish new graduate certificate: Health
Care Administration, Health Informatics, Department of Health Services &
Request to change name of Ph.D. in Bioenergetics to Ph.D.
in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science, Dept. of Exercise and Sports Science,
Request to establish new graduate certificate:
Deaf-Blindness, Department of Curriculum and Instruction,
Request to establish seven new M.A. concentrations in Dept. of English, Harriott College of Arts and Sciences: English Studies, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Literature, Multicultural and Transnational Literatures, Rhetoric and Composition, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL], Technical and Professional Communication
Request to establish new minors: Architectural Design
Technology and Mechanical Design Technology; Department of Technology Systems,
Request to establish new minor in recreational therapy, Dept. of Recreation and Leisure Studies, College of Health & Human Performance
Response to the UNC Tomorrow Report
The Educational Policies and Planning Committee (EPPC) considers relevant to our charge part 5.2 of the UNC Tomorrow Report, which states the need to “streamline the academic planning process”, “eliminate unnecessary duplication”, and create seamless UNC articulation or "integration" of course credit.
The EPPC believes that curriculum and program development is a faculty responsibility. Any system-wide changes to the planning process must reflect that principle. In addition, if programs are to be reviewed for elimination on grounds of productivity or duplication, the EPPC will need to draft formal guidelines on what criteria other than productivity statistics will be used to draft our recommendation to the chancellor on such matters. Furthermore, any articulation of course credit or degree requirements must be achieved through faculty committees, respecting each institution's mission and the strengths and goals of individual academic units.
5. Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and resolution numbers).
9-11-07 Resolution #07-19 ; 10-9-07 Resolution #07-23; 11-6-07 (no resolution); 12-4-07 Resolution #07-32; 1-29-08 Resolution #08-01; 2-19-08 Resolution #08-04 4-22-08 Resolutions #08-24 and #08-25
6. Business carried over to next year (list in priority order).
Consider criteria for program elimination and revise as necessary
Consider ways to shorten time period between NIP and final campus approval
Revision of ECU Faculty Manual Part V
7. Evaluation of the committee (include anything that hindered or assisted the
committee's work during the year).
A. Charge: Appropriate
B. Personnel: A dedicated, thoughtful, cooperative group
C. Attendance: All members except student representative were present except when excused for scheduling conflicts. A quorum was not met on 11-9-07, the members present conducted business as a subcommittee, and their actions were approved electronically by the full committee.
D. Responsibilities: Appropriate
E. Activities: Appropriate
8. Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the committee. None
9. Does the Committee’s organizational meeting next year need to be earlier than the date set this year? No
Chairperson Dale Knickerbocker
Secretary Sandra Warren