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Minutes of January 22, 2001

Present: Grace Erickson, Frank Mason, Ram Pendyala (Chairperson), Nancy Ratcliff, Sandy Reynolds, Edward Silbert, Mark Wilson

Absent: Eva Christensen, Jennifer Salk

Guests:Bill Carpenter, Lise Lauson, Charles Michaels, Joyce Nutta, Mahmaud Nachabe, Roberta Tucker, Curtis Wienker

The meeting was called to order at 3:09 p.m.

  1. The minutes of December 4, 2000 were approved.

  2. Announcements

  3. Discussion and action on proposals

  4. FLE 4290 Technology in the Foreign and Second Language Classroom
    This course will prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to infuse technology into foreign language and ESOL instruction. Students will develop technology skills and language based on sound pedagogical principles that reflect research and theory in Second Language Acquisition and will apply this practical and theoretical knowledge to K-16 Foreign Language/ ESOL instructional situations. Following discussion and changes in the course description and course restrictions, this course was approved.

  5. Reactivate major and minor in Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations
    This proposal was tabled until the next Undergraduate Council meeting.

  6. Undergraduate Track Proposal in Language Major (Spanish/French) with an International Studies and Business Concentration
    This track seeks to educate students who are fluent in Spanish or French to work in international business and the global economy. The program consists of 63 semester hours, with courses in the target language (Spanish or French), International Studies, International Business and Latin American Studies. Following discussion, this track was approved.

  7. CCE 4034 Construction Management
    This course involves the fundamentals of construction management. Topics include: general definitions, organizational roles, types of contracts, analysis of labor and equipment, cost estimating, contractor cash flow analysis, planning and scheduling, project control, construction administration, quality and safety management, and use of computer software in construction management. Following discussion, this course was approved.

  8. CWR 4545 Water Resource Engineering II
    This course is intended to introduce students to be a technical elective for students specializing in water resources or environmental engineering. Material in the course covers subsurface hydrology including both soil vadose zone processes and ground water flow. Following discussion, and changes in the prerequisites and syllabus, this course was approved.

  9. Assignment of Course Proposals

The meeting was adjourned at 4:42 p.m.

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