Council on Academic Affairs. Minutes. May 2, 2007
Contributors:Smith, W. Randy
Subjects (LCSH):Ohio State University -- Curricula
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Publisher:Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. Council on Academic Affairs
This is the minutes for the Council on Academic Affairs' meeting on May 22, 2007. Brian L. Winer and W. Randy Smith (the Chair and Vice Chair, respectively) gave comments regarding relevant updates and led the continued discussion of the Report of the Committee on the University-Wide Review of Undergraduate Education. The Council discussed the drafts of Council Resolutions. The core of each resolution is as follows: Resolution #1: The new University-Level Advisory Committee on the General Education Curriculum (GEC) to monitor and evaluate the student-selected courses in the Breadth categories; specifically to monitor the breath of education that students obtain. Resolution #2: CAA has requested that the Arts and Sciences Committee on Curriculum and Instructions develop a mechanism for using middle to upper-level courses to fulfill GEC requirements. Resolution #3: CAA has requested that the GEC templates for each college be organized in such a fashion that they are as clear as possible and contain all the information necessary for students to navigate through the choices. Resolution #4: CAA has suspended the implementation of the new GEC templates for colleges that have not yet completed the investigation of an additional 5 credit hour reduction outside the GEC. Implementation of new GEC would not go forward until the issue of the additional 5 credit hours in cuts from the major or electives is "addressed to the satisfaction of CAA."