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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

November 21, 2008

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, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

CURRICULAR ACTION NOTICES FOR NURSING, EDUCATION, MUSIC, RESPIRATORY THERAPY, WOMEN’S STUDIES, CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS, AND MATHEMATICS


NURSING PROGRAM CHANGES

1.        NEW COURSE: NUR 4410 ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Purpose and Nature of Course:

            This course is designed to offer insights on the use of alternative and complementary therapies.      The influence of culture on CAT will be explored.  It will be offered only online and is    intended to fill the wellness block.

Prefix: __NUR____ Number: __4410______________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_Alt and Comp Ther_ __ __ __ __ __ __

Credit(s) ___3___ Undergraduate                 

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            An overview of complementary and alternative therapies (CAT) will be presented in this course.     Individual therapies and their use will be examined.  Current research will be analyzed.  The   impact of cultural diversity on the use of CAT and conflicts with traditional medicine will also be          discussed.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

XXX_ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group Wellness__

XXX Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

XXX Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement


2.       NEW COURSE: NUR 4412 MENTAL HEALTH CARE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Purpose and Nature of Course:

            This course is designed to offer a variety of perspectives into the current state of mental health     treatment and mental health  promotion activities through a review of how societies have      perceived the cause and treatment of mental illness throughout history and how care is             provided today.  It will be offered only online and is intended to fill the wellness block.

Prefix: __NUR____ Number: __4412______________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: Mental Health Care: Past, Present and Future

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_Mental Health Care_ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Credit(s) ___3___ Undergraduate                 

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course provides an overview of the history and current status of the treatment of the mentally ill in the United States and across the globe. Perspectives on causation and care will be explored, as well as current mental health prevention and promotion strategies. Concepts of prevention and promotion are explored across the lifespan and across cultures with a focus on the mental health of special populations and communities.


Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

a.         _____ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group _________

b.         XXX Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

c.         XXX Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

d.         _____ Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6


3.       COURSE CHANGE: NUR 4471: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

Purpose and nature of change:

Change prerequisites to NUR 4471 (Community Health Nursing) for RN to BSN students.  Previously the course prerequisites included NUR 3391 and NUR 3392.  Change to NUR   3391 or NUR 3392.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)

NUR 3391 or NUR 3392

 
4.       COURSE DELETION: NUR 3260: CONCEPTS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING FOR RN STUDENTS

Prefix: _NUR _______________        Number: _3260_______________

Rationale for deletion: Course is outdated _______________         

Course Title:    Concepts of Professional Nursing for RN Students__

Last semester and year course was offered:  Fall 2004


5.       PROGRAM CHANGE: NURSING

Rationale for change: 

When the RN to BSN program was first offered, NUR 3260 (Concepts of Professional Nursing) was the first course RNs were supposed to take.  It was designed to be a “bridge” course between associate degree nursing education and baccalaureate nursing education.  Over the years, associate degree nursing education has changed and the course is no longer necessary.

The second major change is to allow RN to BSN students to take either NUR 3391 (Pathophysiologic and Pharmacologic Bases of Nursing I) or NUR 3392 (Pathophysiologic and Pharmacologic Bases of Nursing II), not both.  This change will allow RN to BSN students to take courses that focus on areas other than basic nursing content.

List all changes:

Delete NUR 3260 (3 credits)as a requirement and allow RN to BSN students to choose either NUR 3391 or NUR 3392.  Add an additional 6 credits of nursing electives.  The total NUR credit requirement remains at 31 credits. 

 
6.       COURSE CHANGE: NUR 5515

Purpose and nature of change:

Change course description for NUR 5515 to make it more in line with what is actually done in the course.

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

In this course, students explore various theories of measurement and evaluation.  They will analyze the relationships among assessment, instruction, and learning.  Students will write objectives, develop test questions based on a test blueprint, and analyze various methods of establishing reliability and validity for testing procedures.  Students will explore the implications of standardized testing in nursing education.  Other focus areas include overall student, course, and program evaluation.

 
7.       NEW COURSE: 5570 NURSING LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION

Purpose and Nature of Course:

NUR 5570 is designed to help students meet the American Nurses Association standards for nurse administrators.  This is an online course. 

Prefix: _NUR_____________    Number: _5570_______________   CIP:_____________

Course Title: __Nurisng Leadership and Administration I

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_NUR Lead Adm I

Credit(s) __3___ Graduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course provides the graduate student with the opportunity to apply the concepts learned in prerequisite courses to nursing.  The content focuses on healthcare organizations, the forces that are changing healthcare, managing and improving the quality of healthcare, models of care, and regulatory issues. Through mutual agreement, the student and course instructor choose an area of concentration and clinical practice site appropriate for meeting course and student goals. Eighty hours of practicum are required.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ORL 5501, ORL 5510,

            ORL 5520,

Co-requisites: (Courses which must be taken prior to or simultaneously with) _ORL 5540_______

How will increased offerings be staffed?  Following the library science model, an appropriate adjunct faculty person will be hired.

New faculty resources needed?   _X___Yes   ____ No

Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.) 

Must be registered nurses licensed in the state in which they do their practica.

8.       NEW COURSE: 5575 NURSING LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION II

Purpose and Nature of Course:

NUR 5575 is designed to help students meet the American Nurses Association standards for nurse administrators.  This is an online course. 

Prefix: _NUR_____________    Number: _5575_______________   CIP:_____________

Course Title: __Nurisng Leadership and Administration II

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_NUR Lead Adm II

Credit(s) __3___ Graduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course provides the graduate student with the opportunity to apply the concepts learned in prerequisite courses to nursing.  The content focuses on human resource management, evidence-based practice, managing interdisciplinary teams, collaborative decision making and communication in healthcare and legal issues of management in a healthcare environment.  Through mutual agreement, the student and course instructor choose an area of concentration and clinical practice site appropriate for meeting course and student goals.  Eighty hours of practicum are required.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)

ORL 5501, ORl 5510, ORL 5520, ORL 5540,

How will increased offerings be staffed? Following the library science model, an appropriate adjunct faculty person will be hired.

New faculty resources needed?   _X___Yes   ____ No

Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.) 

Must be registered nurses licensed in the state in which they do their practica.

 
9.       NEW COURSE: 5580 INFERENTIAL STATISTICS FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES

Purpose and Nature of Course: To provide an overview of inferential statistical techniques                      commonly used in the health sciences.  This is an online course.

Prefix: __NUR_________    Number: ___5580_____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: Inferential Statistics for the Health Sciences

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

Inf Stat in Hlth Sci

Credit(s) __3___ Graduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            Survey of descriptive and inferential statistical methods used commonly in health sciences.         Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, standardized scores,            probability, correlation, regression, t-tests, and ANOVA. Students will learn how to interpret           results and apply their knowledge when reading scientific articles. Analyses using SPSS or     other appropriate statistical software will also be a major focus.

New faculty resources needed?   _X___Yes   ____ No

Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.)

Graduate student status

10.   NEW COURSE: 5585 POWER AND POLITICS IN HEALTHCARE

Purpose and Nature of Course:

This course is a nursing elective in the MSN Leadership/Administration Track.  It is an online course.

Prefix: __NUR _________  Number: _5585_______________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: _Power and Politics in Healthcare_____________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_POW and POL in Health __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Credit(s) __3___ Graduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course will introduce the student to the relationships between power and political behavior and how this interaction affects outcomes. Students will learn effective methods to anticipate and respond to political situations, as well as develop strategies for building collaborative relationships with the multiple constituencies in health care. 

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _ORL 5501_________

How will increased offerings be staffed?  Course will be offered in the summer.

New faculty resources needed?   ____Yes   _X___ No

Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.)

Graduate nursing students

11.   PROGRAM CHANGE: MASTERS IN NURSING

Rationale for change: 

Addition of a second track in MSN program.  The current MSN prepares nurse educators; the new track will prepare nurse leaders/administrators.  This track will build upon core courses in the Organizational Leadership Masters Degree program and the American Nurses Associations Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators (2004).

List all changes:

            No changes in nurse educator track other than designating four courses as “core” courses.

            Addition of leadership/administration track with two new required nursing courses, two elective             nursing courses, and four required Organizational Leadership courses

Program Description for Catalog (if changed):

The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed for professional nurses who seek an advanced nursing degree while maintaining current employment.  Students may choose either the educator or leadership/administrator track. Graduates are qualified to teach in nursing education programs and staff development departments within health care agencies, or to manage nursing care delivery services in health care settings. The Master of Science in Nursing Program is offered on-line.  Ideally, students take two courses for six semesters to complete the program in two calendar years.

Program Objectives (if changed):

MSN Program Outcomes

         Analyze the impact of social, ethical, cultural, economic, and political influences on nursing education and/or nursing practice.

         Engage in scholarly inquiry to clarify and improve nursing education and/or nursing practice.

         Demonstrate legal and ethical accountability while in the role of nurse educator or nurse administrator.

         Function in the role of a nurse educator or nurse administrator upon graduation and exhibit a future commitment to excellence in nursing.

Outcomes specific to nurse educator track

         Integrate epistemological perspectives from nursing science, education and evaluation to design, implement and evaluate nursing curricula.

         Design, implement and evaluate teaching strategies for classroom and clinical arenas.

         Synthesize knowledge from nursing science and learning theory to demonstrate praxis of teaching in the classroom and clinical arenas.

Outcomes specific to nurse leader/administrator track

         Provide leadership in the strategic planning of a healthcare organization and nursing services.

         Synthesize knowledge of evidence-based practice, quality improvement, models of care and evaluation of operations and care delivery systems to assure quality of nursing care.

         Provide leadership in human resources development and management to improve nursing care.

         Manage fiscal and technological resources to improve nursing care.

         Analyze the impact of public policy on the health of clients and healthcare organizations.

Impact on other programs (if any): 

Four courses from the Masters in Organizational Leadership are required for the nursing leadership/administration track.

EDUCATION COURSES

12.    NEW COURSE: ED 5510: FOSTERING ADOLESCENT CONTENT LITERACY

Purpose and Nature of Course:

This course is designed to provide a graduate equivalent to ED 3310.  Currently, ELE 5528 is listed as the graduate equivalent for ED 3310, and typically 1-3 post-baccalaureate students seeking teaching certification at the high school level take this course in its dual-listed format.  However, ELE 5528 is also a core course in the Reading Specialist program.    The RS program is an advanced certification program, whereas post-baccalaureate students are seeking an initial teaching certification.  In addition, the Reading Specialist program has increasingly integrated literacy coaching elements into all of its core courses, and these aspects of the certification are not appropriate for individuals who are just learning their craft.

Prefix: ED    Number: 5510  

Course Title:  Fostering Adolescent Content Literacy

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

Fost Adol Cont Lit

Credit(s) ___3_ Graduate                              

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Investigates current and foundational research on adolescent learning theory as it applies to literacy development and acquisition.  Provides proven core strategies that develop lifelong literacy skills and allow students to make meaning through interaction with varied forms of text, including non-print media, with the goal of enhancing student’s content comprehension and access to vocabulary. Designed for the needs of the secondary content area teacher.   Offered in a modular timeframe format.

Co-requisites: (Courses which must be taken prior to or simultaneously with): ED 3320 (due to the modular format)

If taught dual-level or cross-listed with another department, list: 

Prefix ED    Number 3310

13.  NEW COURSE: ED 5553: APPLICATIONS IN LITERACY COACHING

Purpose and Nature of Course: 

Traditionally, reading specialists work strictly with k-12 students. In recent years, the role of the reading specialist has expanded to include direct work with classroom teachers and support of school-wide implementation of literacy initiatives.  This expansion has taken place both in the practice and in the professional literature.  

While the state of Pennsylvania does not offer certification in literacy coaching, the International Reading Association emphasizes the need for literacy coaches to hold reading specialist certification. This course will provide a field-based experience for certified reading specialists seeking to develop the leadership, communication, and professional collaboration skills that are essential to effective literacy coaching. Participants who successfully complete the course requirements will receive a letter of endorsement for literacy coaching from the Department of Education and Special Education at MU. 

Prefix: ED/ELE    Number: 5553         Course Title: Applications in Literacy Coaching

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

Literacy Coaching

Credit(s) ___3_ Graduate                              

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Field-based literacy coaching for certified reading specialists.  Emphasis on needs-analysis and effective and collaborative professional development in literacy-related pedagogy in the school setting.

Prerequisites: Reading Specialist certification

Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.)

Limited to graduate students who have completed the twenty-one credit reading specialist core.

MUSIC

14.   PROGRAM CHANGE: MUSIC (BA)

Rationale for change: 

            The music department seeks to re-name and re-organize its music business and technology offerings, currently listed as Bachelor of Music in Music Industry.  The title of this degree should be listed simply as “Bachelor of Music” with optional concentrations.

            The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) has released new guidelines for the naming of professional programs combining music with significant studies in an outside area.  In order to comply with the new NASM guidelines, we seek to clarify our offerings by specifying two concentrations within the Bachelor of Music degree:

1.      Elective Studies in Business

2.      Emphasis in Music Technology

            In addition, the music technology curriculum needs one minor adjustment in its computer science requirement to allow for more choice and flexibility.

 
Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER):  B. Music, Music Industry

New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER): B. Music with Optional Concentrations

            List all changes:

         CHANGE the name of the program as listed in the catalog and all advertising or promotions from “Bachelor of Music in Music Industry” to “Bachelor of Music” with optional concentrations

         GROUP the three existing music business tracks (Business Administration, Management, and Marketing) under the concentration “Elective Studies in Business.”  The three track options within this concentration will be:

o   Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Business: Business Administration Track

o   Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Business: Marketing Track

o   Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Business: Management Track

The specific course requirements for these tracks, as previously defined, will not change.

         MOVE the current “Music Technology Track” to a separate concentration of the Bachelor of Music degree as “Emphasis in Music Technology”

o   Make one adjustment to the computer science requirement for the technology concentration: replace CIS 3330 Computer Organization with a computer science elective (any CIS course numbered 2200 or higher).

 
Program Description for Catalog (if changed):

Bachelor of Music with Optional Concentrations

The Bachelor of Music program with optional concentrations is designed to help prepare young musicians for careers in music and the music industry in a wide range of fields, including arts management and promotion, music products merchandising, publishing, music technology, multimedia, or studio recording and production.  Students may choose to pursue the Bachelor of Music with either 1) Elective Studies in Business or 2) Emphasis in Music Technology.

The Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Business combines professional studies in music with an 18-credit block of electives in business. Students may follow one of three tracks that follow the same requirements as defined by the Business department for minors in business administration, management, or marketing.

The Bachelor of Music with Emphasis in Music Technology combines professional studies in music with coursework in computer-based music notation, electronic music, recording, and studio production techniques. Additional coursework is drawn from the Communications and Computer Information Science departments in order to develop the student’s basic understanding of mass media and relevant computer technologies.

Students in both concentrations take Survey of Music Business and complete the degree with a 14-week internship in a music industry area of the student’s interest or intended employment. The internship is normally done during the final semester or summer after all other course work has been completed.

Students pursuing the business or technology concentrations must complete the music core curriculum for all Bachelor of Music degrees at MU, including theory, music history, keyboard skills, ensemble participation, instrumental or vocal private lessons, and secondary applied study. All students must pass the first piano proficiency and sophomore review and are required to perform at least once per year on the weekly Thursday afternoon music department recitals. Students completing a Bachelor of Music degree must also perform a solo recital in their senior year.

Students must successfully complete a live audition in an applied music area (instrumental or vocal) for admission into this program. The audition will include aural skills and music theory placement tests.           

 
Program Objectives (if changed):

Impact on other programs (if any):

Changes in the CIS requirements for music technology students will have minimal (if any) impact on the computer science department compared to the current requirement. Howard Iseri, chair of Mathematics and Computer Science, has indicated his support.

15.   NEW COURSE: MU 4460/5560: PRACTICAL LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION IN MUSIC

Purpose and Nature of Course: ____ Practical Leadership and Administration in Music is designed to prepare music professionals for many duties associated with, but outside of the typical musical aspect of their profession.  Topics covered will included budgeting; development; advocacy; public relations; program management; programming/ event planning; recruitment; inventory and maintenance; uniform acquisition; equipment purchase; travel planning; assessment; library management, and;  scheduling.    This course is offered in summers only and a one day residency is required as part of the course.  Students will create projects in all areas that may be useful in developing a job search portfolio.

Prefix: ___MU___________    Number: _4460__/_5560_______   CIP:  500999

Course Title: ___ Practical Leadership and Administration in Music ________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_PRAC LEAD & ADMIN MUS __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Credit(s) ___2__ Undergraduate                  

Credit(s) ___2__ Graduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Practical Leadership and Administration in Music is designed to prepare music professionals for many duties associated with, but outside of the typical musical aspect of their profession.  Topics covered will included budgeting; development; advocacy; public relations; program management; programming/ event planning; recruitment; inventory and maintenance; uniform acquisition; equipment purchase; travel planning; assessment; library management, and;  scheduling.    This course is offered in summers only and a one day residency is required as part of the course.  Students will create projects in all areas that may be useful in developing a job search portfolio.

 
RESPIRATORY THERAPY

16.    COURSE CHANGE: RTH 1101 FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPIRATORY CARE I

Purpose and nature of change:  Change prerequisites for RTH 1101 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I course to improve student preparation for course applications of human anatomy & physiology and mathematics.  Replace current prerequisites with:  BSC 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, BSC 1122 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, and MA 1128 College Algebra each with a grade of at least “C” and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.3.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course):  BSC 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I,  BSC 1122 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, and MA 1128 College Algebra each with a grade of at least “C” and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.3.

17.   COURSE CHANGE: RTH 1102: FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPIRATORY CARE II

Purpose and nature of change:  Change prerequisites for RTH 1102 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II course to improve student preparation for course applications of human anatomy & physiology and reduce student attrition in professional phase of program.  Replace current prerequisites with:  BSC 1122 with a grade of at least “C” and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.3.

Complete only items below being changed

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course):  BSC 1122 with a grade of at least “C” and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.3.

18.   NEW COURSE: RTH 2221: CLINICAL PRACTICUM I

Purpose and Nature of Course: Introduce the respiratory therapy student to fundamental assessment and therapeutic procedures provided to patients in the hospital setting.  Each student will have a weekly half-day rotation to the clinical site for observational and hands-on experience treating patients in the critical and non-critical care areas of the hospital.

Prefix: RTH    Number: 2221   CIP:__________________

Course Title: Clinical Practicum I

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_C_ _l_ _i_ _n_ _i_ _c_ _a_ _l_ __ _P_ _r_ _a_ _c_ _t_ _i_ _c_ _u_ _m_ __ _I_

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) ___1__ Undergraduate                  

Clock Hours:                Lecture _____             Recitation _____         Lab __6___

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            An introduction to fundamental assessment and therapeutic procedures provided to patients in the hospital setting.  Each student will have a weekly half-day rotation to the clinical site for observational and hands-on experience treating patients in the critical and non-critical care areas of the hospital.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course): BSC 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and BSC 1122 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with a grade of at least “C” and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.3.

Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed): Prefix: RTH  Number: 1199

19.   NEW COURSE: RTH 2222: CLINICAL PRACTICUM II

Purpose and Nature of Course: Practice of fundamental assessment, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures provided to patients in the hospital setting. 

Prefix: RTH    Number: 2222   CIP:__________________

Course Title: Clinical Practicum II

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_C_ _l_ _i_ _n_ _i_ _c_ _a_ _l_ __ _P_ _r_ _a_ _c_ _t_ _ II_ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _

Credit(s) ___3__ Undergraduate                  

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            The student will practice the administration of fundamental respiratory care procedures to patients in the hospital under the supervision of experienced respiratory therapists.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course): RTH 2221 with a grade of at least “C”

Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed): Prefix: RTH  Number: 2200

20.   NEW COURSE: RTH 2223: CLINICAL PRACTICUM III

Purpose and Nature of Course: The student will demonstrate competence in the administration of fundamental respiratory care procedures and begin practicing more advanced respiratory care procedures in the critical care units and diagnostic laboratories. 

Prefix: RTH    Number: 2223   CIP:__________________

Course Title: Clinical Practicum III

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_C_ _l_ _i_ _n_ _i_ _c_ _a_ _l_ __ _P_ _r_ _a_ _c_ _t_ _ III_ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _

Credit(s) ___5__ Undergraduate                  

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            The student will demonstrate competence in the administration of fundamental respiratory care procedures and begin practicing more advanced respiratory care procedures in the critical care units and diagnostic laboratories. 

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course): RTH 2222 with a grade of at least “C”

Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed): Prefix: RTH  Number: 2209

21.   NEW COURSE: RTH 2224: CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV

Purpose and Nature of Course: The student will demonstrate competence in the administration of advanced respiratory care procedures in the critical care units and diagnostic laboratories.  Rotations to specialty care facilities are included. 

Prefix: RTH    Number: 2224   CIP:__________________

Course Title: Clinical Practicum IV

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_C_ _l_ _i_ _n_ _i_ _c_ _a_ _l_ __ _P_ _r_ _a_ _c_ _t_ _ IV_ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _

Credit(s) ___6__ Undergraduate                  

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            The student will demonstrate competence in the administration of advanced respiratory care procedures in the critical care units and diagnostic laboratories.  Rotations to specialty care facilities are included. 

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course): RTH 2223 with a grade of at least “C”

Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed): Prefix: RTH  Number: 2210

22.   COURSE DELETION: RTH 1199: CLINICAL PRACTICUM I

Prefix: RTH                  Number: 1199

Rationale for deletion: Course is being replaced by new course with different course content.    


23.   COURSE DELETION: RTH 2200: CLINICAL PRACTICUM II

Prefix: RTH                  Number: 2200

Rationale for deletion: Course is being replaced by new course with different course content.    

24.   COURSE DELETION: RTH 2209: CLINICAL PRACTICUM III

Prefix: RTH                  Number: 2209

Rationale for deletion: Course is being replaced by new course with different course content.    

25.   COURSE DELETION: RTH 2210: CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV

Prefix: RTH                  Number: 2210

Rationale for deletion: Course is being replaced by new course with different course content.    

26.   PROGRAM CHANGE: RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Rationale for change: 

The purpose of this change is to strengthen the students’ preparation for the respiratory therapy courses by adding BSC 1122 with a grade of at least “C” as a prerequisite.  As a result, the typical respiratory therapy student will spend two semesters on the Mansfield campus before transferring to Robert Packer Hospital at the end of the spring semester of the first year.  The initial respiratory therapy courses will be offered in the summer session, beginning with the summer, 2010.  To accommodate this change, the content and timing of all clinical courses will be changed through deletion of the old courses and creation of new clinical courses.

List all changes: 

1.      Add BSC 1122 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with a grade of at least “C” to the prerequisites for RTH 1101 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care I and RTH 1102 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care II

2.      Delete RTH 1199 Clinical Practicum I (2)

3.      Delete RTH 2200 Clinical Practicum II (5)

4.      Delete RTH 2209 Clinical Practicum III (3)

5.      Delete RTH 2210 Clinical Practicum IV(5)

6.      Add new course RTH 2221 Clinical Practicum I (1)

7.      Add new course RTH 2222 Clinical Practicum II (3)

8.      Add new course RTH 2223 Clinical Practicum III(5)

9.      Add new course RTH 2224 Clinical Practicum IV(6)

Program Description for Catalog (if changed):  Replace “Entering students spend their first semester on the Mansfield campus taking required general education courses. The following three semesters and intervening summer session consist of course work and clinical training at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.” With “Entering students spend their first two semesters on the Mansfield campus before transferring to the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre to begin the professional phase of their training.”


WOMEN’S STUDIES

27.    PROGRAM CHANGE: WOMEN’S STUDIES

Rationale for change: 

ANH 2250 Anthropology of Gender will no longer be offered due to interest and expertise of new faculty member.  SOC 3310 Sociology of Gender and Sex is a newly approved course that will be offered on a regular basis.

List all changes:

Delete ANH 2250 Anthropology of Gender as a possible course to fulfill the Social Science requirement for the minor

Add SOC 3310 Sociology of Gender and Sex as a possible course to fulfill the Social Science requirement for the minor

CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS

28.    NEW COURSE: SCI 1100: SCIENCE ORIENTATION

Purpose and Nature of Course: _AN ORIENTATION COURSE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY

FOR FRESHMAN CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS MAJORS. IN ADDITION TO COVERING UNV 1100 REQUIREMENTS STUDENTS WILL ENGAGE IN PROGRAM RELATED WORK AND WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE EVOLVING CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS ASSESSMENT PLAN.          

Prefix: ___SCI________    Number: ___1100_________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ____SCIENCE ORIENTATION_______________________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_S _C _I _E _N _C _E __ _O _R _I _E _N _T _A _T _I _O _N __

Credit(s) __1__ Undergraduate                    

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

AN INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES WITH A PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES. FEATURES GUEST SPEAKERS FROM WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY WHO WILL ADDRESS CURRENT TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FIELDS OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. REQUIRED OF ALL CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS MAJORS.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _MUST BE CHEMISTRY OR PHYSICS MAJOR.

COURSE WILL BE STAFFED BY CURRENT DEPARTMENT FACULTY (AFTER THEY HAVE COMPETED UNV 1100 TRAINING)

Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.) LIMITED TO NEW MAJORS IN CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS PROGRAMS.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

a.      __X__ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group _CORE COURSE___

b.      _____ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

c.       _____ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

d.      _____ Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6

29.  PROGRAM CHANGE: CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS

Rationale for change: 

The Chemistry and Physics program currently focuses its assessment protocols on junior, senior and recent program alumni.  And while, by all measures, our students are meeting or exceeding the assessment criteria we have established, there is still one vital piece or information we are missing.  We currently have no way to assess the science content knowledge and skills of the students coming into the Chemistry and Physics department at MU.  The creation of the new SCI 1100 Science Freshman orientation course will allow us to “close the loop” in our program assessment.  The new course, while including all of the topics currently found in UNV 1100, will include additional content specifically for chemistry and physics majors, and will also allow the program to collect baseline data to be used in our annual reports and program reviews (content knowledge, writing skills, oral presentation skills, organizational skills, etc.)

List all changes:

SCI 1100 will substitute for UNV 1100.  It will be required of all Chemistry and Physics majors.  If a student has taken UNV 1100 previously (and passed it), they will not be required to take this course.

MATHEMATICS

30.    NEW COURSE: MA 5508 STOCHASTIC MODELS

Purpose and Nature of Course: __To first give the student the necessary background in

probability and statistics and then to study stochastic models.______________________

Prefix: ____MA________    Number: ___5508_________   CIP:__27.0501________

Course Title: __Stochastic Models   _________________________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_S_ _t_ _o_ _c_ _h_ _a_ _s_ _t_ _i_ _c_ __ _M_ _o_ _d_ _e_ _l_ _s_ __ __ __

Credit(s) __3__ Graduate                              

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

A study of random variables, moment-generating and characteristic functions, limit theorems, stochastic processes including: Markov chains, random walks, Poisson processes, queuing theory, Kolmogorov equations, and Brownian motion.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) __Calculus

__III, a proof-based mathematics course, and some basic knowledge in probability.____

31.   NEW COURSE: MA 5520 STOCHASTIC MODELS

Purpose and Nature of Course: __To allow the coverage of special topics of interest to students and related to the interests of the faculty._

Prefix: __MA__________    Number: _5520___________   CIP:___27.0101_________

Course Title: __Selected Topics______________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_S _e _l _e _c _t _e _d __ _T _o _p _i _c _s __ __ __ __ __ __

Credit(s) _3__ Graduate                                

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course will consist of topics related to the interests of the instructor, and will lie beyond or outside of the undergraduate curriculum.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _Undergraduate_ coursework in mathematics to depend on topic._________

32.   NEW COURSE: MA 5530 INTRODUCTION TO MANIFOLD GEOMETRY

Purpose and Nature of Course: __To continue the development of geometry to a concept

_of manifold in a way that supports and makes sense of traditional Euclidean geometry._

Prefix: __MA__________    Number: _5530___________   CIP:___27.0104_________

Course Title: __Introduction to Manifold Geometry______________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_I _n _t _r _o __ _t _o __ _M _a _n _i _f _o _l _d _s __ __ __

Credit(s) _3__ Graduate                                

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course introduces the concept of a manifold, and uses it to explain how the traditional Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries are simply special cases of this more general type of space. Specific topics will include the curvature of curves and surfaces, geodesics, topology of surfaces, the Gauss-Bonnet theorem, introduction to 3-manifolds, and visualizing the curvature of space.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _An upper-level undergraduate course in geometry.

33.  NEW COURSE: MA 5560 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA

Purpose and Nature of Course: __To continue the development of algebra beyond the

_undergraduate level in a way that supports the understanding of more basic structures._

Prefix: __MA__________    Number: _5560___________   CIP:___27.0102_________

Course Title: __Abstract Algebra______________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_A _l _g _e _b _r _a __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Credit(s) _3__ Graduate                                

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course expands on the abstract algebraic structures covered in undergraduate modern algebra courses. Topics include the theory of groups, rings, vector spaces and Boolean algebras, field extensions, and applications of groups or rings.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _An upper-level

__ undergraduate course in modern algebra._________

34.   NEW COURSE: MA 5560 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA

Purpose and Nature of Course: __To continue the development of linear algebra beyond the

_undergraduate level in a way that supports the understanding of more basic structures._

Prefix: __MA__________    Number: _5580___________   CIP:___27.0102_________

Course Title: __Advanced Linear Algebra______________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_A _d _v __ _L _i _n _e _a _r __ _A _l _g _e _b _r _a __ __ __

Credit(s) _3__ Graduate                                

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course will continue the development of linear algebra beyond the undergraduate level. Topics will include vector spaces, linear maps, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, inner product spaces, and determinants.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _An undergraduate linear algebra course._________

35.   NEW COURSE: MA 5560 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA

Rationale for change: 

We are proposing the addition of a mathematics concentration in the MSEd program (Secondary Education). There has been a steady stream of inquiries over the years into the existence of graduate math courses from local secondary math teachers. While local demand is probably too small to justify regularly scheduled graduate courses in mathematics, there seems to be a large market for online graduate math courses. There are a small number of online masters-level math education programs available, and only two that we can find in mathematics. Both math programs are at expensive private schools. Our math offerings, while targeted to high school and community college teachers, will be mathematics courses, and we are confident that the demand for such courses would be extremely high. If these courses are successful, Math and CIS would like to start an MA Mathematics program using the same pool of courses targeting secondary math teachers, who would like to teach at a community college. 

Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER): M.S.Ed. Secondary Education

Core:   15 Semester Hours

ED 5500 Methods and Materials of Research

            ED 5554 Curriculum: Principles & Contemporary Thought

            ED 5530 Seminar on Cultural Diversity in Education

            SPE 55** Any SPE course other than SPE 5550 and SPE 5570

            ED 5592 The Teacher and Educational Leadership

Concentration:            12 Semester Hours in various concentrations

                       

New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER): M.S.Ed. Secondary Education (same)

                        (Same)

List all changes:

Add Mathematics emphasis to the Secondary Education concentration.

In Secondary Education concentration, a Mathematics emphasis would consist of 12 semester hours of MA 55**. Initial offerings will include MA 5508 (Stochastic Models), MA 5520 (Selected Topics), MA 5530 (Introduction to Manifold Geometry), MA 5560 (Abstract Algebra), and MA 5580 (Advanced Linear Algebra). MA 5520 may be repeated any number of times (since we would never offer the same topic twice). 

 

Program Description for Catalog (if changed): Add Mathematics Emphasis under Secondary concentration: Mathematics emphasis: 12 semester hours of MA 55**.

 

Impact on other programs (if any): Mathematics faculty will be used to staff the new graduate math courses. The plan is to offer one course each semester online (and on overload initially). If successful, mathematics staff could be expanded in some way.

 

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