CSE Curriculum Committee: 2002-2018 Archive
See https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/cse-curriculum-committee/ for current information
This committee is established by the CSE Constitution (Bylaws, Article II, section 2) as a standing committee to "consider all matters of course additions, course deletions, significant changes in course content, changes in course prerequisites and other related questions."
See CSE CC Proceedures for details on how the Committee operates.
2017-18 Meetings Schedule
|1:00 on Friday 2018-4-20 in 105Q Lind NOTE CHANGE|
2018-2-12: This is now an Archive Site: 2002-2018 Minutes
This site is no longer being updated. See https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/cse-curriculum-committee/ for current information.
2018-2-7: New Chair and Web Site information
After the 2018-2-9 meeting, the agenda and other information will be posted on https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/cse-curriculum-committee/
All correspondence to the new CSE CC Chair Lisa Miller, should be directed to email@example.com
Spring 2018: New Chair of CSE CC effective January 2018
Lisa Miller from ISYE will be the new chair. There will be an email sent out to let you know when approvals in ECAS are no longer being done by Shield.
Fall 2017: Shield Stepping down as Chair of the CC
Once a new chair has been found, this announcement will be updated and an email will be sent to all committee members and staff listed below.
Freshman Seminar changes for 2017-2018
See Freshman Seminar Changes Email from the Provost -- they are now not topics courses. As CSE does not get any funding for these, the value of designating them as Freshman Seminars in ECAS compared to the extra work involved is reduced. If you want to keep your topics course for freshman, just don't call it a Freshman Seminar anymore (which is what AEM did). You can rename your 1905 course as the number is no longer special either.
NOTE: courses marked as Freshman seminars are automatically deactived after their effective term so you will have to reactivate these every time. I don't see the point in making ones you want to give every year a freshman seminar. Just keep it as a topics course.
More Requirements from the Provost's Office:
ECAS Best Practices 2015.7 (pdf) -- this is all ill advised. If the database is not relational, then why can my TwoStop show all the equivalencies correctly? They have you playing with the internal name of the equiv even thought it's not used other than as a label. I also can't imagine a cross-listed pair of courses that were not equivalent (there is now a cross-listed check box in ECAS, so schedule information is now being put in ECAS -- again TwoStop shows cross-listed courses on the schedule without this ECAS information). This goes on the shelf next to the requirement that there be a student ready syllabus before the course is in the course catalog.
2015-6-9 CCC Topics Approval Process
UGRD career topics courses (the ones handled by this committee) may now only repeat topics twice unless they are freshman seminars, etc. The the following documents from the Provost's office for the details:
- Topics_Course_Review_Process (PDF)
- Information_about_Topics_Course_Management_in_ECAS_and_the_Class_Schedule (PDF)
In addition when topics are submitted in ECAS their description and syllabus (if the second time) should be entered into the history box.
Use the TwoStop Quick Course Catalog to check if a topic is a repeat (check the show topics box when doing your search).
2015-4-20 Upgrade Changes to ECAS
In particular, note that the prerequisties text is no longer in a separate box and is included with the desrcription after "prereq:" Also, prerequisites no longer use the symbols (&, #, etc) and things like concurrent registration allowed are written out. See the next item:
Prerequisites are now in the Description in ECAS (and in the catalog search form display)
Robert Wilson forwarded an inquiry from you regarding ECAS and how prerequisites should appear. Soft prerequisites can be entered at the end of the Catalog Description field. Generally, they are prefaced by "Prereq:" and then the various requirements are listed. Typically you would not want to use symbols here such as the "#" or "%" but as catalog editor I will also be reviewing this information for accuracy and cleaning up any obvious errors. When I have a question, I can always email the submitter or send it back to a prior level for clarification. If you have other questions, please let me know.
Thank you. -- Stacey M. Tidball, J.D. Associate Director, Continuity & Compliance | Academic Support Resources 160 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 University of Minnesota | umn.edu firstname.lastname@example.org | 612-626-0075
It would help if lab courses said "Lab" in their descriptions.
Campus CC Procedures start 2013-3-31
See Campus CC Procedures (pdf) for the procedures on approval of new courses. I would point out the following:
- It is now mandatory that a nicely formatted PDF syllabus accompany all new course submissions.
- The CSE CC Chair will handle transmission of syllabi to the CCC.
- Provisional approval will not happen as quickly as before and may affect your ability to schedule courses if you leave them to the last minute.
- This only applies to undergraduate courses which are defined as UGRD career in ECAS, which covers some of the 5xxx level courses (this is also the definition used in CSE for what courses are handled by this committee).
- Changes to courses will not need Provost approval and ECAS will not route them to the Provost level (currently being worked on).
- Topics for topics courses count as changes and will go through immediately in ECAS as well.
GRAD Career 5xxx level courses -- 2011-11-9
These courses are now being handled by the College Graduate Studies Committee. Assoc. Dean Wayne Galdfelter (email@example.com) is handling ECAS approvals for these courses. This committee will continue to handle UGRD Career 5xxx level courses.
IT to CSE Renaming Issues -- 2010-6-15
With the coming college name change, all references to IT in the course catalog (which included over 200 prerequisites) needed to be changed to CSE. This has been done centrally by a script to avoid needing to do all these changes by hand, but you should all check your courses over in the catalog to see if there are any problems caused by these changes. These changes have been entered with Fall 2010 effective dates, but the on-line catalog is showing them now as it always shows future course information for registration purposes.
If you have any pending changes in ECAS, you will also need to check that they do not contain old prerequisite text with IT in them.
The only courses with IT in the title were the Math courses, which have now been changed to "CSE Calculus", etc. You will need to update any advising materials you have that mention the calculus courses names specifically.
In addition all IofT courses are now CSE courses.
Technology and Society Theme -- 2010-4-20
Jim Stout reports that their GEO 1012 was easily approved in part due to the table they included in the syllabus showing how the theme material was integrated throughout the course, see the GEO1012 Syllabus (PDF) last page for the table.
Honors Courses (H or V) -- 2009-10-19
UHP has requested that I run all all Honors Courses through them before I bring them to this committee. Changes that I feel are technical details (the changes that I approve immediately and put in the "For Information" section of the meeting agendas) will not be sent to UHP. New Courses or adding an H/V to an existing course need to be approved by UHP first. Jeanne Anderegg (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the UHP staff contact on this. Adding an H/V to an existing course will not also require ITCC approval.
2010-4-21 update: This will probably change when ECAS approvals are updated to include UHP for honors courses.
WI Proposals -- 2008-12-1
Will Durfee is chair of the WI committee and he requests you run all WI course proposals by him first.
Technology and Society Theme -- 2008-12-1
See JOUR 3551 as an example of a well received proposal to meet this theme.
Department Information Form -- 2008-9-15
Please fill out a Department Infomation form (PDF) (or Word Doc) to get your department's information entered here.
Liberal Education Conversion for Fall 2010 -- 2008-9-15
The following are the handouts from the 2008-9-15 meeting that Laural Carroll distributed on the new CLE guildelines and the process to get courses approved in time for fall 2010 when they go into effect. (all are PDFs)
- Memo from V. Provost McMaster on Implemention (see submission schedule on page 2)
- new CLE Guidelines
- Comparison of old and new Core Requirements
- Comparison of old and new Theme Requirements
If you are submitting a course in ECAS with changes to only the CLE entries, please note this in the editors notes and it will be immediately approved at the college level.
|Department or School||Subjects||Member|
|Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics||AEM||Tom Shield (Chair)||email@example.com|
|Astronomy||AST||Liliya L.R. Williamsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Biomedical Engineering||BMEN||Chun Wangemail@example.com|
|Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (affiliated program, CFANS)||BBE||Mrinal Bhattacharyafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chemical Engineering and Materials Science||CHEN, MATS||Efie Kokkoli
|Civil, Envinronmental and Geo Engineering||CEGE,
|Catherine French (CivE)
Randal Barnes (GeoE)
Erin Surdo (EnvE)
|College of Science and Engineering||CSE, MS, NPSE, SST||n/a|
|Computer Science and Engineering||CSCI, SENG||Nick Hopperemail@example.com|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||EE||James Legerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Earth Sciences||ESCI||Josh Feinbergemail@example.com|
|History of Science & Technology||HSCI|
|Industrial Systems Engineering||IE||Lisa Millerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mathematics||MATH, FM||Bryan Moseremail@example.com|
|Mechanical Engineering||ME, HUMF||Will Durfee (Tom Chase after December meeting)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Statistics (affiliated program, CLA)||STAT||Adam Rothmanemail@example.com|
|Technical Leadership, Center for Development||MOT|
- Are choosen for each year.
|Department or School||ECAS Entry|
|Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics||Tom Shieldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Biomedical Engineering||Ashlee Haluptzokemail@example.com|
|Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (affiliated program, CFANS)||Sue O'Brienfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chemical Engineering and Materials Science||Kacey Gregersonemail@example.com|
|Civil, Environmental and Geo Engineering||Tiffany Ralstonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Science and Engineering|
|Computer Science and Engineering||Dania Sidhuemail@example.com|
|Jennifer Dalton (SENG)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||Frances Woodemail@example.com|
|Earth Science||Sharon Kresslerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|History of Science & Technology||Julia Knollemail@example.com|
|Industrial Systems and Engineering||Katherine Sharpefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mechanical Engineering||Miranda Milleremail@example.com|
|Physics||Jennifer B Kroschelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Statistics (affiliated program, CLA)||(none assigned)|
|Technical Leadership, Center for Development|
ECAS Approvals are routed as follows:
- Department Level (see staff contacts above)
- College Level for UGRAD career courses. Chair of CSE CC is currently doing these approvals (T. Shield)
- College Level for GRAD career courses: Assoc. Dean Chris Cramer, email@example.com
- CLE: Katie Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org in the Ofc of Exec VP and Provost
- WI: Rachel Rodrigue, email@example.com, in the Ofc of Exec VP and Provost
- Honors: Pamela Baker: firstname.lastname@example.org in UHP
- Provost level: Leslie Schiff, email@example.com or Katie Russell firstname.lastname@example.org in the Ofc of Exec VP and Provost
- Catalog Editing, contact Stacy Tidball email@example.com
- Equivalency defintions in ECAS: Robert Wilson IV firstname.lastname@example.org
- CCE Catalog Editing: Mia Boos, email@example.com
- ECAS Technical questions: Ingrid Nuttall firstname.lastname@example.org
- APAS: Kathryn J. Kvam, email@example.com
New courses sent to CCC need a copy sent to the Associate Dean of any College that has been consulted:
|CCE||Robert Stine firstname.lastname@example.org|
|CLA||Gary Oehlert email@example.com|
|CDES||Marilyn DeLong firstname.lastname@example.org|
|CBS||John Ward email@example.com|
|CFANS||Michael White firstname.lastname@example.org|
|CEHD||Naim H Madyun email@example.com|
|CSOM||Ian Maitland firstname.lastname@example.org|
|CSE||Paul Strykowski email@example.com|
|Nursing||Christine Mueller firstname.lastname@example.org|
|SPH||Kristin E. Anderson email@example.com|
List as of 2016-6-16
- "A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled."
- Sir Barnett Cocks, British politician (1907-1989)
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