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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

September 25, 2003

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Flor Blanco, Belknap Hall 110A, Ext. 4604, fblanco@mnsfld.edu.

The department of Psychology has requested the following curricular changes:

# 1 Action:
Program Change: Psychology B.S.

Rationale for change: (a) Improve psychology major‚s proficiency in research design and methodology, and (b) allow students more flexibility in selection of mathematics courses in general education program.

List all changes: (a) Remove requirement that Psychology BS students take MA 1125, Introductory Statistics I (b) Add requirement that students take PSY 1191, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology.

# 2 Action:
Program Change: Psychology B.S.

Rationale for change: Set an educational standard for students enrolled in the Psychology and Human Resource Management B.S. programs based on a minimum grade in three core courses. It is anticipated that this will increase the probability of retention and success in the major for students who meet the standard. Faculty experience suggests that students who fail to meet this standard are likely to falter in advanced courses.

List all changes: Require all students in the Psychology and Human Resource Management programs to attain a grade of C or better in PSY 1101, Introduction to Psychology, PSY 1151, Introduction to Applications of Psychology, and PSY 1191, Introduction to Research Methods in order to remain in the major. No student will be permitted to continue in the major beyond the time they complete 60 credit hours unless they meet this standard.

Program Description for Catalog (if changed):
For both Psychology and Human Resource Management degree programs, add the following statement: All students in the major must obtain grades of C or higher in PSY 1110, PSY 1151, and PSY 1191 to continue in the program. Students may retake these courses once to meet the standard. Those who fail to meet the standard will be advised in the selection of a new major.

# 3 Action:
Program Change: Human Resource Management B.S.

Rationale for change: Set an educational standard for students enrolled in the Psychology and Human Resource Management B.S. programs based on a minimum grade in three core courses. It is anticipated that this will increase the probability of retention and success in the major for students who meet the standard. Faculty experience suggests that students who fail to meet this standard are likely to falter in advanced courses.

List all changes:
Require all students in the Psychology and Human Resource Management programs to attain a grade of C or better in PSY 1101, Introduction to Psychology, PSY 1151, Introduction to Applications of Psychology, and PSY 1191, Introduction to Research Methods in order to remain in the major. No student will be permitted to continue in the major beyond the time they complete 60 credit hours unless they meet this standard.

Program Description for Catalog (if changed):
For both Psychology and Human Resource Management degree programs, add the following statement: All students in the major must obtain grades of C or higher in PSY 1110, PSY 1151, and PSY 1191 to continue in the program. Students may retake these courses once to meet the standard. Those who fail to meet the standard will be advised in the selection of a new major.

 

 

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