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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

REMOVAL OF CH 314N FROM THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING IN THE SCHOOL OF NURSING CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010

Dean Dolores Sands of the School of Nursing has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the School of Nursing chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the school and the dean approved the proposed changes on May 11, 2007. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review and Dean Paul Woodruff, acting on behalf of the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee, recommended approval of the change on August 29, 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 September 20, 2007.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on September 6, 2007. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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REMOVAL OF CH 314N FROM THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING IN THE SCHOOL OF NURSING CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Science in Nursing
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
The second chemistry course (CH 314N, Elementary Organic & Biochemistry) will be dropped as a prerequisite course in the pre-professional sequence in order to add a 3-hour Freshman Signature Course to the degree plan.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Page 536

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
Dropping CH 314N will reduce the redundancy among the prerequisite courses (CH 314N: Elementary Organic & Biochemistry, BIO 311C: Introductory Biology I, and NTR 311: Introductory Nutrition). For example, CH 314N covers carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and metabolism that are already covered in NTR 311, Introductory Nutrition. The course topics covered in these three required prerequisite courses were reviewed to ensure that key content will NOT be lost. The removal of this prerequisite will provide space in the curriculum without changing the number of required hours for degree completion. The addition of a Freshman Signature Course, which has been passed by the faculty vote at the University level, will introduce pre-nursing students to a shared academic discussion along with analysis of issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
Yes, CH 314N (Elementary Organic & Biochemistry) is offered by the College of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Pre-nursing students account for the majority of enrollment in this course. According to Dr. Appling, associate chair of chemistry & biochemistry, the removal of CH 314N from the nursing degree plan will likely result in CH 314N not being offered. The lecturer would need to be reassigned (if possible), and the TA position for that course would be lost.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. No, approval was sought since no additional resources from the other department were required.

Person informed: N/A
Date of communication: N/A

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.
Yes, this proposal adds a Freshman Signature Course to the degree plan, implementing the curriculum revision of the core curriculum passed in a University-wide faculty vote.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department: yes Date: 5/11/07
College: yes Date: 5/11/07
Dean: yes Date: 5/11/07