Committee Report
Senate Academic Affairs Committee (SAAC)
March 10, 2015
Latasha Wade, Pharm.D.
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
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Overview of
Curriculum and Course Proposals
 Course changes:
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(4) from English and Modern Languages
(4) from Rehabilitation Services
(7) from Pharmacy
(6) from Human Ecology
(11) from Technology
 Program change
– (1) from Education (substantive change)
– (1) from Technology (substantive change)
 New Program:
– (1) from Engineering and Aviation Sciences
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Review of Curriculum Change Proposals
(February 2015)
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English and Modern Languages
Proposals
 Proposal documents received by SAAC on December 1, 2014
– Reviewed December 13th-16th
– Committee voted electronically December 17th and approved all
requested changes
 Overview of course changes
– Change ENGL 488 (Peer Tutor Workshop) to permanent number
ENGL 467
– Change the ENGL 490 (Senior Capstone in English) to a required
course for English majors
– Change ENGL 388E (Intermediate Chinese) to permanent number
CHIN 102
– Make CHIN 102 an option for Discipline C (language) under Curriculum
Area I Arts and Humanities
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Motion to Approve, Discussion, and Vote
Course change proposals from the
Department of English and Modern Languages
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Rehabilitation Proposals
 Proposal documents received by SAAC on December 1, 2014
– Reviewed December 13th-16th
– Committee voted electronically December 17th and approved all
requested changes
 Overview of course changes
– RECN 640 (change to course title and course description)
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From Assessment and Vocational Evaluation to Psychological
Assessments and Measurements
New course description places emphasis on testing and assessment
– RECN 641 (change to course title)
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From Vocational Counseling and Job Placement to Principles and
Practice in Career Counseling and Development
Rehabilitation Proposals cont.
 Overview of course changes
– RECN 642 (change to course title and course description)
• From Case Management of Severe Disabilities to Techniques of
Interviewing and Case Management
• New course description incorporates concepts related to client
counseling in addition to case management
– RECN 715 (change to course title)
• From Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Practice, Assessment, and
Management to Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Diagnosis and
Psychopathology
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Motion to Approve, Discussion, and Vote
Course change proposals from the
Department of Rehabilitation Services
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Pharmacy Proposals
 Proposal documents received by SAAC on December 16, 2014
– Reviewed December 23rd-January 30th
– Committee voted on February 2nd and approved all requested changes
 Overview of course changes
– Addition
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PHAR 609: Therapeutics of Self-Care and Over-the-Counter Products
o 2-credit required course to be taken in the fall of the SP-2 year
– Eliminations
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PHAR 573: C-Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I (4-credit)
o Required practicum taken in December of SP-1 year
PHAR 673: C-Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II (2-credit)
o Required practicum taken in May/June of SP-1 year
Pharmacy Proposals cont.
 Overview of course changes
– Modifications
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PHAR 571/572: Introductory Pharmacy Practice I/II (2-credits each)
o Increase both to 5-credits
o Modify structure from 8 hours every other week throughout the
fall/spring semester to 8 hours/day, 5 days/week for 3 weeks at the
end of the fall/semester semester
o Make focus of the course community and institutional pharmacy
practice, respectively
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PHAR 671/672: Introductory Pharmacy Practice III/IV
o Modify structure from 8 hours every other week at a practice site to
every other week with a specific patient
o Change focus of the course from a practice site to a particular
population (geriatrics)
Motion to Approve, Discussion, and Vote
Course change proposals from the
School of Pharmacy
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Education Proposals
 Proposal documents received by SAAC on December 9, 2014
– Reviewed December 23rd-January 30th
– Committee voted on February 2nd and approved all requested changes
 Overview of curriculum changes (substantive)
– Increase the number of credit hours required for the M.Ed. in Counselor
Education from 48 to 60 (both specializations)
– Change the name of the Community Counseling specialization to
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
– Modify the program curriculum such that all courses are required (no
electives)
– Department seeking CACREP accreditation
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Education Proposals cont.
 Overview of course changes
– Title and associated catalog description changes
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CNED 601
o From Introduction to Counseling to Introduction to School
Counseling
CNED 602
o From Introduction to Community Counseling to Introduction to
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
– Title, associated catalog description, and credit hour changes
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CNED 677
o From Internship in School Counseling to Internship in School
Counseling I; from 1-3 credits to 3 credit course
CNED 679
o From Internship in Community Counseling to Internship in Clinical
Mental Health Counseling I; from 1-3 credits to 3 credit course
Education Proposals cont.
 Overview of course changes
– Title, associated catalog description, and credit hour changes
• CNED 697
o From Advanced Internship in School Counseling to Internship in
School Counseling II; from 1-3 credits to 3 credit course
• CNED 699
o From Advanced Internship in Community Counseling to
Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling II; from 1-3
credits to 3 credit course
− New courses (all 3 credit courses)
• CNED 632: College and Career Readiness Counseling
• CNED 635: Diagnosis & Psychopathology
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Education Proposals cont.
 Overview of course changes
− New courses (all 3 credit courses)
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CNED 636: Substance Abuse Counseling
CNED 637: Treating Emotional Disturbances
CNED 671: Practicum in School Counseling
CNED 672: Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CNED 675: Professional Knowledge, Skills, and Practices
Motion to Approve, Discussion, and Vote
Curriculum change proposals from the
Department of Education
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Review of Curriculum Change Proposals
(March 2015)
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Human Ecology Proposals
 Proposal documents received by SAAC on January 23, 2015
– Reviewed February 3rd-27th
– Committee voted on March 2nd and approved all requested changes
 Overview of course changes
– Add to Fashion Merchandising minor
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FMCT 203: Introduction to Fashion Forecasting
FMCT 351: Fashion Buying & Merchandising II
FMCT 371: International Trade & Retailing Issues
– Change prerequisite from Math 109 to Math 102 or higher
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FMCT 341: Fashion Buying & Merchandising
FMCT 382: Textiles II
– Remove Math prerequisite
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FMCT 351: Fashion Buying & Merchandising II
Motion to Approve, Discussion, and Vote
Course change proposals from the
Department of Human Ecology
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Technology Proposals –
Architectural Engineering Technology
 Proposal documents received by SAAC on January 15, 2015
– Reviewed February 3rd-27th
– Committee voted on March 2nd and approved all requested
changes
 Overview of curriculum changes (substantive)
– Establish a new concentration as part of the B.S. in Engineering
Technology – Architectural Engineering Technology
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No program duplication in the USM
36 credits in core courses for concentration
Supported by existing faculty; request for 0.3 FTE
$500/year for years 2-5 requested for library support services
Department seeking ABET accreditation in AY2015-2016
Technology (AET) Proposals cont.
 Overview of course changes
− Establish a new prefix for courses associated with AET
concentration (ETAE)
− New courses (all 3 credit courses)
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EDTE 109: Quantitative Methods for Technology
ETAE 251: Architectural Design I
ETAE 253: Architectural Design II
ETAE 362: History of World Architecture
ETAE 366: Architectural Design III
ETAE 466: Architectural Design IV
Motion to Approve, Discussion, and Vote
Course change proposals from the
Department of Technology
(Architectural Engineering Technology)
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Technology Proposals –
Mechanical Engineering Technology
 Proposal documents received by SAAC on January 15, 2015
– Reviewed February 3rd-27th
– Committee voted on March 2nd and approved all requested
changes
 Overview of course changes
– Update catalog description for program
• To reflect actual degree awarded
– Revise course descriptions
• ETME 303: Machine Design I
• ETME 395: Industrial Practice
• ETME 499: Undergraduate Research in MET
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Technology (MET) Proposals cont.
 Overview of course changes
– Add two courses to MET concentration (1-6 credit hours)
• ETME 299: Undergraduate Research in MET
• ETME 399: Undergraduate Research in MET
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Motion to Approve, Discussion, and Vote
Course change proposals from the
Department of Technology
(Mechanical Engineering Technology)
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Engineering Proposals –
Renewable Energy Systems Engineering
 Proposal documents received by SAAC on October 22, 2014
– Reviewed
• November 3-28th
• February 3rd-27th
– SAAC recommended and requested a number of modifications
to the proposal
– Committee voted on March 2nd and approved revised proposal
 Overview of curriculum changes
– Establish a new graduate program – M.S. in Renewable Energy
Systems Engineering
• Traditional instruction delivery format
• Full-time and part-time options available
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Renewable Energy Systems Engineering cont.
 Program overview
– 30 credit hour, thesis option
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21 credits of required core courses
3-6 credits of master’s thesis
3-6 credits of electives
– 33 credit hour, non-thesis option
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21 credits of required core courses
3 credits of master’s project
9 credits of electives
− Sample required courses
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ENME 604 Heat and Mass Transfer
ENGE 632 Solar Energy Systems
− Sample elective courses
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ENEE 623 Introduction to Smart Grids
ENME 614 Wind and Hydroelectric Power
Renewable Energy Systems Engineering cont.
 Program overview
– Faculty needs
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Seven current full-time faculty qualified to teach in program
Requesting 5 additional faculty to supplement teaching
o 2 full-time
• 1-electrical engineering
• 1-mechanical engineering
o 3 part-time
• 1-mechanical engineering
• 1-chemical engineering (strong electrochemistry background)
• 1-systems engineering
– Space needs
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Adequate facilities available on campus (engineering building)
– Funding requested to cover faculty salary/fringe, instrumentation and
equipment for 4 new labs, and ancillary expenses
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Renewable Energy Systems Engineering cont.
 Environmental scan
– Job market
• 119,016 jobs in solar energy sector in 2012
o Sector was expected to grow by 17% in 2013
o Total number of new jobs in solar energy only estimated to be
290,000 by 2030
– Institutions with similar courses of study
• No other institutions in the USM offer degree programs in
renewable energy systems engineering
• Closest similar program offered by Penn State (B.S. in Energy
Engineering)
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Renewable Energy Systems Engineering cont.
 Proposal modifications recommended and requested by
SAAC
– Update the MHEC Academic Program Proposal cover sheet
– Consider adding topics related to the social, economic, and
environmental impact of renewable energy to a course, select
courses, or create a new course that addresses this area
– Update course prefixes and numbers for ENGE 607-610 so they
are consistent with course prefixes and numbers used elsewhere
in the proposal and in the individual new course proposal
documents
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Renewable Energy Systems Engineering cont.
 Proposal modifications recommended and requested by SAAC
– In the proposal narrative (page 4):
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List the total number or range of credit hours a student must complete
for core, elective, and thesis/project courses
Change “Engineering Specialization Courses” to “Engineering Elective
Courses” for consistency with how these courses are referred to in the
Typical Plan of Study
List ENGE 696 and 697 under a separate category of required
courses and add the word ‘or’ between them
– In Section H of the proposal narrative (page 11), include a statement
regarding the number of full-time and part-time faculty being requested
– In Table 2 Expenditures (page 13), revise the budget to reflect the
number FTEs associated with the department’s request for two full-time
and 3 part-time faculty
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Motion to Approve, Discussion, and Vote
New program proposal from the
Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences
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Current and Final Review Window
 Current and final review window: March 10th – April 3rd
– All complete, curriculum change proposals received by March 6th
will be reviewed during this window
– Proposals approved by the SAAC will be presented at the
Senate meeting on April 14th
**Please Note**
New program and substantive change proposals will be submitted to
MHEC/USM by the Office of the Provost when AY 2015-2016 submission
schedule is determined and the submission window opens.
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Current and Final Review Window cont.
 Curriculum/course proposals received from:
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Kinesiology
Criminal Justice
Social Sciences
EML
Fine Arts
Technology
Honors program
 Department chairs will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of
documents by SAAC along with information pertaining to the
SAAC review, SAAC meeting, and Senate meeting
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Questions?
Latasha Wade, Pharm.D.
[email protected]
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