CANs List

Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Oct 5th, 2010

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.

1.     Program Change: Nursing

Rationale for change: 

Two program changes are requested:

 

1.       Change program progression policy from “a student will be automatically dropped from nursing courses if he/she receives a cumulative Grade Point Average of less than 2.7” to “a student will not be allowed to register for NUR 3270, NUR 3271 and NUR 3370 if he/she has a cumulative GPA of less than 2.7”

Rationale:  Once a student moves to junior level and if he/she receives a “C” grade in all nursing courses (the standard for NUR prefix courses), the student’s cumulative GPA may fall below 2.7.  Following our present standard of requiring a 2.7 GPA to take a NUR prefix course, the student must take non-nursing courses to improve his/her GPA.  The department believes that our present policy places the students in a Catch-22 position and is counterproductive for the student.  Students end up taking non-nursing courses just to raise their GPAs and are away from nursing courses for a semester or more.

 

2.       Change policy “students must have successfully completed BSC 1121 (or equivalent course or instructor permission) to enroll in NUR 3270” to “students must have successfully completed BSC 1121 and BSC 1122 (or equivalent course or instructor permission) with a grade of C to enroll in NUR 3270.

Rationale: Content from BSC 1121 and BSC 1122 is necessary to be successful in NUR 3270.

 

2.     Course Change: NUR 3270

Purpose and nature of change: _Change prerequisites for NUR 3270 from BSC 1121 OR BSC 1122 or
                instructor permission to BSC 1121 AND BSC 1122 or instructor permission.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) BSC 1121 and BSC 1122 or instructor permission.

 

3.     Program Change: English Literature Minor

Rationale for change:  English literature minors are currently required to take ENG 1130: Introduction to Literary Studies, a course that is also required of all English majors.  Prospective English minors, however, often declare the minor after taking ENG 1115: Introduction to Literature, an introductory literature course designed for the general student, rather than the English major.  Because the English literature minor consists of survey courses and electives, either ENG 1115 or ENG 1130 would be a suitable foundation course for the major.  Therefore, the Dept. of English and Modern Languages proposes expanding the foundational course requirement to include ENG 1115: Introduction to Literature or ENG 1130: Introduction to Literary Studies.

 

List all changes: Accept ENG. 1130 OR ENG. 1115 for the English minor.

Program Description for Catalog (if changed):

                Under program requirements:

                ENG—1130 Introduction to Literary Studies OR ENG—1115 Introduction to Literature

 

4.     Course Change: COM 3330

 

Purpose and nature of change: _____Update the name of the course to more accurately reflect the content and to appeal to students_________________________________________

Old Course Title: _____Parliamentary Procedure_______

New Course Title: ___Effective Meeting Management____________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

EFFECT MEETING MGMT__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

 

5.     New Course: SWK 3452

 

Purpose and Nature of Course:   practicum for students who are enrolled in the Child Welfare for Baccalaureates Program

Prefix: _SWK__________    Number:  3452____   CIP:__________________

Course Title:  Child Welfare Practicum

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

Child Welfare Practicum

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) ___1__ Undergraduate                     

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Students enrolled in the Child Welfare for Baccalaureates Program (CWEB) will a complete 475 hour practicum in a child welfare agency which meets the requirement of the state CWEB Program, reinforces students’ identification with the purposes, values, and ethics of the field of social work in child welfare, fosters the integration of empirical and practice-based knowledge, and promotes the development of professional competence for child welfare social work practice.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)                                          Prerequisite: Enrollment in the  CWEB Program

Co-requisites: (Courses which must be taken prior to or simultaneously with)  SWK  3321

 

 

6.     Program Change: Social Work Minor

Rationale for change:  Two courses required in the minor are similar in structure and content. SWK 1101 addresses the human service profession, covering all area organization of services and the history. SWK 2251 is a more advanced course that covers similar issues but focuses only on the social work settings. SWK 1101 is approved for the minor as these students will not be considered social workers but human service workers if they would enter the field. We are requesting removal of SWK 2251 from the minor because of the similar content with Swk1101. Also, social work majors are required to take SWK2251. Introduction to Human Services serves the General Education requirement for Professional Studies and Social Work majors are strongly discouraged from taking this course. The intention of SWk1101 is to serve General education and the Social Welfare minor. This reduces the minor from 18 hours to 15 hours.

Program Requirements 15 s.h.

        (no change in description)

                Required courses:

                                SOC1121 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS

                                SWK 1101 HUMAN SERVICES

                                SWK 3300 HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

                                SWK 3315 EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL WELFARE IN AMERICAN

                One of the following:

                                ANH 1101 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

                                SOC 1101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

                               

7.     Course Change: ACC 1110

Purpose and nature of change:  ACC 1110 Description Change

Course Title:   Principles of Accounting I

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):  Introduces fundamentals of accounting, which is “the language of business.”  It includes the accounting cycle, balance sheet and income statement preparation, and internal controls. Other topics include accounting for cash, receivables, merchandise inventory, plant assets and intangibles, and ethics.

 

8.     Course Change: ACC 1111

Purpose and nature of change:  ACC 1111 Description Change

Course Title: Principles of Accounting II

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):  A continuation of ACC 1110, includes current and long-term liabilities, payroll, corporate accounting, cash flows, and financial statement analysis. Introduces managerial accounting concepts, including manufacturing accounting and budgets, and costing tools. Covers concepts of ethical behavior in accounting practice.

 

9.     Course Change: ACC 3320

Purpose and nature of change:  ACC 3320 Description Change

Course Title: Advanced Accounting I

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences): 

A critical study of financial measurement and reporting for business partnerships, combinations, consolidated financial statements, business components, foreign currency transactions, derivatives, translation of foreign statements, and the international accounting environment.  Other topics vary.

 

10.                         Course Change: ACC 3350

Purpose and nature of change:  ACC 3350 Description Change

Course Title: Cost Accounting I

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):  Studies management uses of cost information.  Topics include job order costing, activity-based costing and management, budgeting, and inventory costing.   Examines how costs behave for decision making. Other topics vary.

 

11.                         Course Change: ACC 3390

Purpose and nature of change:  ACC 3390 Description and Prerequisites & Notes Change

Course Title:  Introduction to Federal Tax Accounting

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences): 

Explores the application of the personal income tax law to the taxpayer as an individual and a business proprietor.   Topics include tax determination, gross income, deductions, business and employee expenses, tax credits, modified accelerated cost recovery, capital asset transactions. 

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course):  45 credit hours earned.

 

12.                         Course Change: ACC 4400

Purpose and nature of change:  ACC 4400 Description and Prerequisites & Notes Change

Course Title: Auditing

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences): 

A study of auditing theory and standards, professional ethics and auditor's legal liability, with in-depth analysis of the audit process including risk assessment, the theory and auditing of internal control systems, audit evidence, working papers, and the preparation of audit reports.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course):  ACC 3310 and ACC 3311

 

13.                         Course Change: BUS 3332 to MKT 3332

Purpose and nature of change: Change course prefix and the course description in order to more accurately reflect the content of the course.

Old Prefix: __BUS____________   Old Number: _3332____________ Old CIP:_______________

New Prefix: ___MKT_____________           New Number: _3332_______________ New CIP:______________

Old Course Title: ____Promotion in Marketing____________________________________

New Course Title: __Promotion in Marketing____________________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

Promotion in Marketing __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course provides the student with an understanding of basic marketing principles and training for entry-level job positions in the exciting, constantly changing fields of advertising & promotion. Students will learn different advertising methods to reach target audiences including, newspaper, radio, TV, internet, mail, outdoor & special promotion events. Specific skills will help students to create, produce, and effectively evaluate different advertising & promotional strategies.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _MKT 3330 Marketing__

 

 

14.                         Course Change: BUS 3450

Purpose and nature of change:  BUS 3450  Prerequisites & Notes Change

Course Title: Business Practicum

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course):  30 credits earned. All practicum credits are considered free electives.

 

 

15.                         Course Change: BUS 4410

Purpose and nature of change:  BUS 4410  Prerequisites  Change

Course Title: Business Law I

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course):  25 earned credits.

 

16.                         Course Change: BUS 4450

Purpose and nature of change:  BUS 4450  Description  Change

Course Title:  Business Internship

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences): 

A link between the classroom and experience on the job, the internship provides qualified students a three way arrangement among the professor-advisor, the employer and the student-employee. Students may obtain appropriate internship employment on their own or in conjunction with the internship advisor. 

 

 

17.                         Program Change: Organizational Leadership (Master’s)

Rationale for change: 

To correct an error in the construction of the program.  To require a 3 credit “practicum” course (120 hours) and remove the listed 3 credit “internship” (240 hours).  A 3-credit experience (as originally designed for the program) should not be designated an internship, but rather be listed as a practicum.  A 120 hour experience is more appropriate for a 3 credit practicum course and better fits the needs of the students in the program.

List all changes:  Remove requirement for ORL 5590, Organizational Leadership Internship, and replace with a requirement for ORL 5580, Organizational Leadership Practicum.

Program Description for Catalog (if changed): 

The Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership at Mansfield University is an online program providing advanced knowledge in leadership across a wide spectrum of disciplines and organizational settings. This interdisciplinary program allows students to enhance their knowledge about leadership and the organizational environment, applying leadership skills in real-world settings. The program focuses on the theoretical foundations of leadership and develops practical skills for emerging leaders working in local, regional, national and international organizations.  It creates an online leadership learning environment that promotes inclusion, respect, collaboration and a view of leadership development that embraces the values of the Mansfield University Creed:  Character, Scholarship, Culture, and Service.

 

18.                         New Course: ORL 5580 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM

Purpose and Nature of Course: This organizational leadership field experience is designed for the student to apply the theoretical foundations and practical skills learned within the program, to an organizational setting of their choice.

Prefix: ORL   Number: 5580   CIP: 52.1003 Organizational Behavior Studies

Course Title: ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

ORG LEAD PRACTICUM

Credit(s) __3_   Graduate                               

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This is an applied experience in an organization with focus on the type of leadership opportunities the student wants to better understand.  Students will practice leadership skills in their chosen setting, while being supervised and mentored by a site supervisor and interacting online with other practicum students and the course instructor. One-hundred twenty (120) on-site hours with regular supervision are required for this course.

 

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ORL 5501, and 21 credits completed in the program.

 

19.                         Course Change: ORL 5540

Purpose and nature of change:

Change course title of ORL 5540 (currently Leadership Ethics and the Legal/Regulatory Environment) to Leadership Ethics

Rationale for Number Change:

New course title better represents the intent and content of the course.  The legal/regulatory issues are dealt with in other courses in the Organizational Leadership Program.

Old Course Title: __ Leadership Ethics and the Legal/Regulatory Environment____

New Course Title: ___ Leadership Ethics __

 

20.                         Program Change: Biology, Environment Concentration

Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER):Biology, Environmental Science Concentration

New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER):Biology, Environmental Biology Concentration

        List all changes: 

a.       Change Program title from “Biology, Environmental Science Concentration” to “Biology, Environmental Biology Concentration” 

Rationale: To more accurately reflect the content of the program and to distinguish our program from the Environmental Science program in the Department of Geography and Geology

b.       Change “Take one course from BI 3330-3339” to “Take one course from BI 3330-3339 or 3358”

Rationale: The course from this block is meant to provide students with botanical knowledge.  Due to losing a faculty position in our department, we can no longer offer one of the three courses that is in this block (lack of expertise among current faculty members).  BI 3358 (Plant-Animal Interactions) is a relatively new course with a substantial amount of botanical information and as such should be an option in this block. 

c.        Delete GEG 3290 as a requirement.

d.       Change “Select four courses from the following: CHM 3311, CHM 3332, GEG 3272, GEG 3321, GEG 4420, GEL 3310, GEL 4420” to “Select three courses from the following: CHM 3311, CHM 3332, GEG 3060, GEG 3272, GEG 3280, GEG/GEL 3290, GEG/GEL 4420, GEL 3310, WSM 3500, WSM 3512”

e.        Add “Take two elective courses with a BI prefix.”

Rationale for c-e: Currently, students in this program only take three to four courses with an environmental biology emphasis while they take six environmental courses outside of biology.  Our intent is to strengthen students’ foundation in the biological aspect of environmental science while retaining an interdisciplinary approach.  The addition of courses to the list in 3d is due to the recent development of new courses that would be highly beneficial to students in this program.

 

 

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