University of Rhode Island
Faculty Senate

                                                                    
November 23, 2005    

Faculty Senate Curricular Affairs Committee
Four Hundred Thirty-Seventh Report

At the October 31, 2005 and November 21, 2005 meetings of the Curricular Affairs Committee the following matters were considered and are now presented to the Faculty Senate.

SECTION I

Informational Matters

A.  College of Arts and Sciences

English Language Studies Program

CHANGE: Title and description for ELS 112 and ELS 122:

ELS 112 Expository Writing in English (3)
Equivalent to WRT 104 but restricted to students whose first language is not English.  Varieties and strategies of expository writing for different audiences and situations. (Lec. 3)  

ELS 122 Academic Writing in English (3)
Practice in writing assignments for introductory and general education courses across the curriculum.  Restricted to students whose first language is not English. (Lec. 3)

B. College of Human Science and Services

1. Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design

ADD: TMD 378X Printed Textile Design: History And Techniques (3)
Study of printed textiles with emphasis on design and the influences of art, society, and culture. Hands on projects will explore developing original designs, CAD, and fabric printing. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: 303 and 313 or permission of instructor.

2. Department of Human Development and Family Studies

CHANGE: Prerequisites for the following courses:

1) HDF 310 to “Pre:  201 or permission of instructor,”

2) HDF 312 to “Pre”201 or permission of instructor.”

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S E C T I O N  II

Curricular Matters Which Require Confirmation By The Faculty Senate

College of Human Science and Services

School of Education

CHANGE: Transcripts for all education graduates and program completes by adding:

This student has completed a state approved educator preparation program under the terms of the Interstate Agreement for the Qualifications of Educational Personnel.

The education programs at the University of Rhode Island are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Below is a list of all approved teacher education programs at URI. The transcript would list all completed.
1. Music K-12
2. Early Childhood Education P-2
3. Physical Education K-12
4. Elementary 1-6
5. Reading Specialist/Consultant K- 12
6. English 7-12
7. School Psychologist PK- 12
8. Foreign Language 7-12: French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish*
9. Science 7-12: Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physics*
10. Social Studies/History 7-12, History 7-12
11. Speech Pathology
12. Library Media K- 12
13. Mathematics 7-12
14. Endorsement: Middle Level Education 5-8 in a middle school in the content area of: mathematics, English, science, social studies, or foreign languages*

* List only programs completed - typically a single program but on in some cases more.


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S E C T I O N  III

Joint Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee and Graduate Council on 400-Level courses

At the October 31 and November 21, 2005 meetings of the Curricular Affairs Committee and the November 18, 2005 meeting of the Graduate Council, the following matters were considered and are reported to the Faculty Senate for information.

College of Human Science and Services

1. Department of Communicative Disorders

ADD: CMD 494X Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (3)
Current perspectives on diagnosis, etiology, and core challenges In social communication and emotional regulation for children with autism and PDD. Role of speech-language pathologists within a comprehensive intervention framework. (Lec. 3) Pre: Senior standing or 375 or permission of instructor.

2. Department of Human Development and Family Studies

CHANGE:    Prerequisites for the following courses:

1) HDF 400 to “Pre: 200 and 201 and 202.”

2) HDF 471 “Pre: 201 or prior thanatology course or permission of instructor.”