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In accordance with Faculty ByLaws faculty have 10 days, until May 1, 2013 to challenge any of the following actions

. CUE: Summary of Curriculum Proposals for April Senate Meeting More details on each of these proposals can be found at: Blackboard->Faculty Governance->Senate Meetings->_15_April_2013->Legislative Council Reports->CUE ASL Add 4 ―new‖ courses (PST courses that are being merged into the ASL curriculum) and re-number the ASL courses to accommodate this change. Clarify course descriptions and set prerequisites. Increase credits for accelerated courses (ASL 111 and 211) from 3 credits to 4. Remove English screening prerequisite from GSR 103. Add ASL as a Second Language program description. Approved BUS Correct error in BUS 341 prerequisite and error in credit summary chart. Change language to consistently refer to ‗concentrations‘ rather than specializations. Add online/transfer course language: Business Administration and Accounting core courses, and Accounting required courses, must be taken onsite; Business Administration concentration courses and other major elective courses can be taken online with prior permission; maximum of 12 credits of transfer courses in major accepted. Approved ENG Add new course: ENG 410 Adolescent Literature, listing it as an elective. Add language about maintaining a GPA of at least 2.0 in major/minor coursework, and about the consequences for academic integrity violations. Revise entry procedure for honors in the English major, including raising the required grade in ENG 208 from B to B+. Approved GOV Drop GOV 101 and GOV 102, which are being replaced by an existing course, GOV 110. Eliminate prerequisites for 8 courses to make them accessible to nongovernment majors (e.g., international studies majors), revising slightly the course description for GOV 302. Approved

ITS Change prerequisites for ITS 110, 202, and 211, making the latter two courses require entry to the major or minor. Increase course fee for ITS 202 from $60 to $100. Eliminate three of the five concentration areas: Computer Science (closed by PPTF), Business, and Accounting – students interested in the latter two areas should minor in them through the Business department. Change major admission requirements, adding ACT Math score of 23 or higher or SAT Math score of 540 or higher, and a C+ or better in MAT 140 (MAT 140 was already a pre-major course). Add minor admission requirements: completion of GSR 150, ITS 105 and ITS 110 with a grade of B or better in each course, or two letters of recommendation from IT instructors. Approved PER Change course fees for 5 courses: PER 201, 223, 235, 239, 250. Change prerequisites for PER 341 and 368. Change criteria for admission and continuance in the major: required GPA 2.0  2.3 Approved STM Add catalog language describing the Pre-Med program. Like the Pre-Law program, this is not a degree program (not a major or minor), but consists of advising, recommended courses, and other opportunities that support students who want to go on to medical school. Approved THE Several changes were prompted by the PPTF decision to move the Dance minor from PER to THE (now in the Art, Communication, and Theatre department). Add new course: THE 435 Dance Production. Drop PER 353 and 356. Change prefixes for 5 courses (PER  THE), renumbering as needed and clarifying course descriptions. Small changes to Dance minor and changes to program description, in order to reflect the minor‘s new home in the THE program. Approved WLC Drop three courses: SPA 150, FRE 150, and GER 150. Change FLC course prefixes  WLC (prefix reflects new department name). Update titles and course descriptions for WLC 384, SPA 211, SPA 312, and SPA 212. Approved

CGE Summary of Curriculum Proposals for April 15, 2013 Meeting More details on each of these proposals can be found at: Blackboard->Faculty Governance->Senate Meetings->_15_April_2013->Legislative Council Reports->CGE

MPA (Program Revision) Drop ASLPI requirement for admission to the program. Approved MA INT (Program Revision) Department decided to increase the ASLPI requirement to 4 (3 for international students) per Senate request. Made a clarification on their admission date (target date April 15) with rolling admission process (accept applicants until cohort is filled). Approved MA Sign Language Teaching (Program Revision) Changing program name to "Sign Language Education", reflecting the fact that Master's of teaching programs typically prepare high school and secondary school instructors, whereas Master's in Education programs typically prepare those planning to work in higher education. Several courses have been revised to reflect the new name, and at the same time made it more explicit in proposals and syllabi how each course meets the new credit hour requirements. Also, modified how the program's admissions requirements are presented in the Graduate Catalog to make them more clear. Approved MA Sign Language Teaching (Course Revisions): ASL709, ASL724, ASL741, ASL743, ASL752, ASL760, ASL762, ASL770, ASL790 revised course proposals and syllabi. Also an MA SLED Credit Hour Compliance document that provides a summary of how the above courses will comply with the new credit hour policy. Approved PhD LIN (Program Revision) Adding two items to the list of requirements for PhD admissions requirements: (a) a faculty letter of recommendation (the current guidelines require a letter of interest from the applicant, naming a potential research advisor, but the named faculty member does not have any input) and (b) an "oral" interview with each individual applicant to ascertain their mastery of the core material and fundamental linguistic concepts from the Gallaudet MA in Linguistics program (a prerequisite for entry into the PhD program). Applicant answers to "oral" interview questions will be rated using the rubric attached to the proposal. Approved

MA LIN (Program Revision) Adding an exit portfolio to existing graduate requirements for the Linguistics MA degree. The portfolio will be a collection of documents, both written and signed (e.g. class final papers, posters, video presentations, blog/vlog entries, etc.) focusing on an area of each student’s interest from our MA curriculum, demonstrating evolution of his or her understanding of that topic over the course of our MA program. The portfolio should also show how the student’s area of interest relates to linguistic inquiry in general (why it is relevant for non- sign linguists) and suggest some prospects for application (e.g. community work, teaching or future research). By allowing students to tailor their portfolio contents to their individual areas of focus, it also provides an opportunity for students considering doctoral studies to develop a cohesive presentation of their potential research interests before submitting their application to the PhD program. Finally, adding an exit requirement to the MA program provides students with a “capstone experience” and addresses recurrent student feedback regarding a drop in motivation once they have passed the Qualifying Exam at the end of their first semester. Review of exit portfolios will occur in the final quarter of the semester, with students receiving faculty feedback including, if necessary, specifications for improvement to ensure a passing portfolio by the end of the student’s final semester in the MA program. Approved MA EDU - Teacher Prep Program (Program Revision) - New course – EDU 735

Introduction to Special Education Law and the IEP process. Students are requesting and needing a more in-depth understanding of special education law and the IEP process. The content aligns with CEC standards and follows the recommendations of NCATE. It also provides additional support to students in meeting licensing requirements. This new course results in a change in the plan of studies for the Teacher Preparation Programs. Approved
EDU735 (New Course) Approved Certificate in Educating Deaf Children with Disabilities (Program Revision) Two

main changes to the Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities Graduate Certificate program : The first is to change the admissions requirements. Now that we have been operating the program for one year, we recognize that some of the admissions requirements are not helpful in screening applicants. As such, we have eliminated one requirement, modified two, and moved two. The two that are moved related to the technological capacity of students wishing to take courses online. Since that is not a screening tool, we feel it is better to make that part of the information on our webpage rather than as discreet admissions requirements. The second change is to

clean up the language in the program description to clarify that the program does not lead to licensure or certification. Approved
Policy Proposal

Progress Toward a Graduate Degree (Temporary Policy Revision)— CGE reviewed

existing materials on 4.2.13. As the writers have not had a chance to respond to the second round of feedback provided to them by the curriculum committee, CGE decided to table the item until such documentation/revisions are complete. In light of the fact that the course proposal will not be ready for Senate review in April 2013, CGE will request that the graduate policy requiring this course be suspended for the 2013-2014 academic year (entering class). Approved
Respectfully, Lillie S. Ransom