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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES IN THE
COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college approved the changes in July 2007, and the dean approved the changes on October 3, 2007. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on December 19, 2007, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on January 17, 2008.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on January 10, 2008. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES IN THE
COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1) Add Human Development and Family Sciences 340 (Ethical, Philosophical, and Professional Development Issues in Human Development and Family Sciences) under degree requirement 10 for Options I through V. Add statement regarding grades of C or better: the initial statement was not broad enough to cover all courses required for the major.
2) Add new course, Human Development and Family Sciences 343 (Human Development in Minority and Immigrant Families) to the list of courses that can be counted toward the nine additional human development and family sciences credit hours under degree requirement 11 for Option II (Human Development) and Option IV (Families and Society).
3) Add Human Development and Family Sciences 360 (Methods of Family Life Education) to the lists of courses that can count toward the nine additional human development and family sciences credit hours for Option III (Families and Personal Relationships) and Option IV (Families and Society) under degree requirement 11.


Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Pages 474-476

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
1) This new course will address the important ethics, values, goals, and leadership content that our majors vitally need and will be offered in a larger classroom setting than has been possible in Human Development and Family Sciences 360 (Methods of Family Life Education), where the content is now briefly covered. In addition, the new course will provide more in-depth study about career opportunities and professional development in the field of human development and family sciences than has been previously possible and has been requested by a number of our majors during recent semesters. This new course also has the potential to fulfill the ethics and leadership flag as prescribed in the curriculum reforms being implemented for all undergraduate students.
2) To expand course offerings for majors to include the opportunity for students to learn about the influence of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds on human development and family well being as well as issues faced by immigrant families.
3) The course content in Human Development and Family Sciences 360 (Methods of Family Life Education) is being redesigned to focus more thoroughly than before on adult program development for students who are seeking to qualify as Certified Family Life Educators and pursuing careers where this subject matter is especially relevant. Course content will be expanded to include the needs of various adult populations, methods of effective instruction, different learning styles, and program assessment and evaluation techniques. The former course content on ethical issues and professional development will be included in the newly-created Human Development and Family Studies 340 course (Ethical, Philosophical, and Professional Development Issues in Human Development and Family Sciences), which will be a required core course for majors in Options I-V.  This course restructuring will help minimize the registration problems that have occurred when Human Development and Family Sciences 360 was required for all majors.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
Yes.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. N/A

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Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
No.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain.
1) Yes, the department would like this course to qualify for the ethics and leadership flag.
2) Yes, the department would like this course to qualify for the Cultural Diversity in the United States flag.
3) No.


COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

College: yes Date: July 2007
Dean: yes Date: October 3, 2007


To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.