EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE

ACADEMIC, APPELLATE, AND SENATE COMMITTEE

 ANNUAL REPORT

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.

8-7-07 to 8-13-07 (held electronically): Participating: Professors Allen, Griffin, Kean, Knickerbocker, Pagliari, Tovey, Warren, Weismiller

9-14-07: Present: Pagliari, Weismiller, Mitchell, Allen, Knickerbocker, Bunch, Griffin, Kasperek, Taggart, and Tovey.

10-12-07 Present: Weismiller, Allen, Knickerbocker, Bunch, Griffin, Kasperek, Taggart, and Kean.

11-9-07 Present: Griffin, Kasperek, Knickerbocker, Mitchell, Tovey, and Warren.

1-11-08 Present: Pagliari, Weismiller, Mitchell, Allen, Knickerbocker, Bunch, Griffin, Kasperek, Taggart, Tovey, and Linda Kean.

2-15-08 Present: Griffin, Kasperek, Mitchell, Allen, Warren, and Taggart

4-4-08 Present: Conde, Griffin, Kasperek, Allen, Warren, and Taggart,

4-18-08  Present: Allen, Conde, Griffin, Kasperek, Knickerbocker, Taggart, Warren, Weismiller

3.      Subcommittees established during the year (include progress and/or completion of work). None. Warren agreed to serve on Undergraduate Program Development’s ad-hoc committee on undergraduate program review. Mike Spurr of Mathematics agreed to serve as EPPC chair’s representative.

  

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 School of Nursing to the College of Nursing

Request to rename the School of Allied Health Sciences to the College of Allied Health Sciences

 Request for discontinuance of the Early Childhood Certificate Program in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations, College of Human Ecology

 Request to 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, College of Allied Health Sciences.

Notice of Intent to Plan a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Brody School of Medicine.

Request to establish minors in Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, Hematology and Immunohematology, and Clinical Laboratory Science Generalist, Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, College of Allied Health Sciences

Request to deliver a Master of Science in Environmental Health as a DE program within the Department of Health Education and Promotion, College of Health and Human Performance

Request for discontinuance of the Early Childhood Certificate Program in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations, College of Human Ecology

Request to establish photography as an area of concentration within the Master of Fine Arts degree, School of Art and Design

Notice of 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

Notice of 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

Degree program title change - Department of Pharmacology to
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology,
Brody School of Medicine.

Degree program title change - Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Management of Recreation Facilities and Services (MRFS) to
Recreation and Park Management (RPM),
College of Health & Human Performance

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 Youth, School of
Theater
and Dance

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 & Information Management, College of Allied Health Sciences

Request to change name of Ph.D. in Bioenergetics to Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science, Dept. of Exercise and Sports Science, College of Health and Human Performance

Request to establish new graduate certificate: Deaf-Blindness, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education

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,
College of Technology and Computer Science  

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