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EP. 06.44

April 24, 2006

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SENATE

Committee on Educational Policy

( Final - Information )

EP.06.44 2005-2006 Annual Report

The 2005-2006 academic year has been a busy one for the Educational Policy Committee (EPC). The Committee dealt with many items relating to changes in academic units and curricula; handled one proposal to transfer a program from one department to another and also a proposal to merge two departments; another proposal renamed a college; also made revisions to the course numbering system; and reviewed Guidelines for the Academic Calendar. As the table below shows, most proposals have been put into a form acceptable to and approved by the Senate. Other proposals have been considered by this committee and its recommendations reported to administration or other committees.

Still other items are classified as “items still before the committee.” Three standing subcommittees were effectively chaired by Kelly Tappenden, Phillip Geil, and Joe Goldberg. Ms. Diana Morris is commended for her effective staff support, without which the tasks of EPC would be much more difficult.

Identifier

Title of Proposal

Approved by Senate

Items Approved by the Senate

EP.04.40

Proposed Changes to the Code with respect to “Institutional Credit” and “Transfer Credit” Definitions

2/20/2006

EP.05.22


Proposal to Transfer the Industrial Engineering Program from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering to the Department of General Engineering

9/19/2005

EP.05.27/ EP.05.28

Proposal to Rename and Revise the Interdisciplinary Minor and the Sciences and Letters Curriculum in Russian and East European Studies

9/19/2005

EP.05.29

Guidelines for the Academic Calendar

12/5/2005

EP.06.01


Proposal from the College of FAA for the establishment of a Jazz Performance Major within the existing Bachelor of Music degree

10/24/2005

EP.06.02

Proposal from the College of ENGR for a joint BS/MS program in Materials Science & Engineering

9/19/2005

EP.06.03

Proposal from the College of LAS for the establishment of a graduate minor in Cinema Studies

9/19/2005

EP.06.04

Proposal from the College of LAS for renaming the MA degree program Russian & East European Studies to Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

9/19/2005

EP.06.05

Proposal from the College of ENGR to revise & increase the hours of the BS Degree in Materials Science & Engineering

12/5/2005

EP.06.06

Proposal from the College of FAA to revise the undergraduate curriculum in Sculpture

12/5/2005

EP.06.07

Proposal from the College of FAA to revise the undergraduate curriculum in Painting

10/24/2005

EP.06.08

Revision to Course Numbering System (Student Code Part 7.Transcripts) to allow for use of 700-level numbers in professional curricula

10/24/2005

EP.06.09

Proposal from the College of LAS for the revision of the Interdisciplinary Afro-American Studies Minor

10/24/2005

EP.06.10

Proposal from the College of LAS to revise & offer as an option Biomolecular Engineering under the BS Degree in Chemical Engineering

12/5/2005

EP.06.11


Proposal from the College of LAS for the addition of an Honors Option in the Integrative Biology Major

12/5/2005

EP.06.13

Proposal from the College of ACES for curricular revision to the Bachelor of Science Curriculum with a Major in Agricultural & Environmental Communications & Education

2/20/2006

EP.06.14

Proposal from the College of ENGR to revise the undergraduate curriculum in Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

12/5/2005

EP.06.15

Proposal from the College of ENGR to revise the undergraduate curriculum in Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

12/5/2005

EP.06.16

Proposal from the College of ENGR to merge the departments of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics (TAM) and of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (MIE) and Renaming the combined department the Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering

4/3/2006

EP.06.17

2008-2009 Academic Calendar

12/5/2005

EP.06.18

2009-2010 Academic Calendar

12/5/2005

EP.06.19

2010-2011 Academic Calendar

12/5/2005

EP.06.22

Proposal from the College of LAS to revise the Environmental Chemistry Option

2/20/2006

EP.06.23


Proposal from the College of LAS to establish an Interdisciplinary Minor in the Study of the Islamic World

2/20/2006

EP.06.24

Proposal from the Graduate College to establish a new graduate Minor in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

2/20/2006

EP.06.26


Proposal from the College of ENGR & the College of BUS to establish a joint graduate program leading to both the MS (or PhD) with a Major in Material Science & Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2/20/2006

EP.06.27

Proposal from the Graduate College to establish a new graduate Minor in Balkan Studies

2/20/2006

EP.06.28


Proposal from the Graduate College to eliminate the graduate specialization in Biophysical Chemistry

2/20/2006

EP.06.30

Proposal from the College of LAS for revisions of the Major in the Sciences & Letters Curriculum in East Asian Languages & Cultures

2/20/2006

EP.06.34

Proposal from the College of FAA to revise the undergraduate curriculum in Art Education

3/27/2006

EP.06.39

Proposal from the College of Applied Life Studies to rename the College to the College of Applied Health Sciences

3/27/2006

Items forwarded for action to april 24 senate meeting

EP.06.31

Proposal from the College of LAS to establish a new M.S. & Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology

EP.06.33

Proposal from the College of ALS to Terminate the Teacher Education Minor in Physical Education

EP.06.36


Proposal from the College of BUS to revise the undergraduate curriculum for the B.S. in Finance

EP.06.37


Proposal from the College of LAS to revise the major in Science & Letters Curriculum for Anthropology

EP.06.41

Proposal from the College of LAS to establish a Graduate Minor in African American Studies

EP.06.42

Proposal from the College of FAA to change the degree title from Ed.D. to Ph.D. in Art Education

EP.06.43


Proposal from the College of FAA to revise the Core Curriculum for the Master of Architecture Degree

Advised A faculty Senator

EP.36.38

Prefiled Resolution sponsored by M. E. Roszkowski to Eliminate Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

Advised the Office of the Provost

EP.06.12

Minor Clarification of College of Communications’ Advanced hours requirement submitted by Provost’s Office

Items Approved to forward to the Senate in September

EP.06.21

Proposal from the College of LAS to Establish the BSLAS in Earth Systems, Environment, and Society (Sciences & Letters Curriculum)

EP.06.25

Proposal from the Graduate College to revise the program leading to the Master of Social Work

Items still before the committee, 4/17/06

EP.05.31

Proposal from the College of BUS for Revision of the Curriculum for the Department of Business Administration

EP.06.20

Proposal from the College of ACES to drop the Minor in Fiber Science currently offered by the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences (NRES)

EP.06.29

Proposal from the College of EDUC to establish graduate majors that correspond to the names of each six departments that currently offer programs leading to graduate degrees

EP.06.32

Proposed Guidelines for Multi-Institutional Degrees (USC OT-218) letter from Elliott R. Kaufman, Chair of University Senates Conference

EP.06.35

Proposal from the College of LAS to create the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics

EP.06.40

Proposal from the College of FAA to establish an undergraduate Minor in Art History

Educational Policy Committee

Abbas Aminmansour, Chair

Linda Beale

Thomas Berfield

Loren Bode

Stephen Boppart

Karen Carney, ex officio*

Karen Chapman-Novakofski

Michele Crockett

Joe Danavi

Bo Fernhall, ex officio*

Bettina M. Francis

Phillip Geil

Joseph Goldberg

Stuart Karaffa

Melissa Kennedy

Krista A. Kuntz, ex officio*

Faye Lesht, ex officio*

Carol Malmgren, observer*



Keith Marshall, ex officio*

Lucy Rich, observer*

Leslie Struble

Kelly Tappenden

Kenneth Watkin

Jason Webber

H. F. Williamson

Chet Zych, ex officio*

*Denotes non-voting status