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Existing Requirements for Art-Design First and second year Foundation 45 hours Third and fourth year Art-Design courses 60 College electives outside major 18 General Education Requirement 66 Physical Education 6 These lists arefiledwith the Secretary of the Board.
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Rationale: The shift between the existing and proposed program for Art Education does not alter the existing teaching certification requirements but makes available to the student more hours in all Art-Design areas.
The proposed changes have the approval of the Chicago Circle Council on Teacher Education and are supported by the Chancellor at Chicago Circle and the Executive Vice President and Provost. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no other Senate jurisdiction is involved.
I recommend approval.
On motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved.
ESTABLISHMENT O F DEGREE PROGRAMS IN ITALIAN A N D IN
T H E TEACHING O F ITALIAN. CHICAGO CIRCLE(15) The Chicago Circle Senate has recommended the establishment of undergraduate programs in Italian in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The degree programs in Italian will provide courses leading to a degree in the language and culture of a country whose role in the development of Western civilization is of major importance and which is represented by a very large ethnic and cultural group in the United States, particularly the Chicago area. The programs will contain a firm core of sound humanistic courses in language, literature, and culture which could serve as the basis for further social science courses directly related to the role of ethnic communities in the contemporary city.
Since the course offerings in these programs are in large part already available to students at Chicago Circle on an elective basis, these new programs will require only a minor reallocation of existing resources within the budget of the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences will be awarded to students who fulfill the general University and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences graduation requirements and successfully complete the field of specialization (major) in Italian.
Major Requirements 49 quarter hours in Italian, exclusive of courses given in translation, including:
Italian 211, 212, 213, 215, 220, 221, 223, 305, 307, 308; 12 hours of additional courses in Italian at the 200-level and above.
Required collateral courses — 24 quarter hours, to be chosen in consultation with a departmental adviser.
The degree of Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of Italian will be awarded to students who fulfill the general University and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences graduation requirements for teaching in secondary schools and successfully complete a field of specialization (major) in Italian.
Teacher Education in Italian: Requirements for Teaching in Secondary Schools Major — 57 hours, exclusive of courses given in translation, including: Italian 211, 212, 213, 220, 221, 223, 280, 281, 305, 307, 308; 12 hours of additional courses in Italian at the 200-level and above.
The Chancellor concurs in the recommendation of the Senate. The Executive Vice President and Provost recommends approval. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no other Senate jurisdiction is involved.
I concur, subject to approval of the Illinois State Board of Higher Education.
On motion of Mr. Howard, this recommendation was approved.
ESTABLISHMENT O F A DEGREE PROGRAM IN T H E TEACHING
OF LATIN, CHICAGO CIRCLE(16) The Chicago Circle Senate has recommended the establishment of an undergraduate program in the Teaching of Latin in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The degree program in the Teaching of Latin will prepare, students for teaching at the secondary level. The program is intended to retain the best features of what is traditional and to incorporate recent advances in pedagogy and teaching technology. A wide acquaintance with the original literature in the language is also intended. The program will be small, but of the highest quality. Its major objectives are to meet the need for well-prepared, competent, professionally oriented 1972] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 19 teachers of Latin at the secondary level in the Chicago metropolitan area, to improve teacher training in the discipline, and to exploit advantageously new developments in teacher education and teaching technology. Other than the similar curriculum at Urbana, there are no programs for a major in teacher preparation in Latin at the bachelor's level in the State of Illinois.
Since the course offerings in this program are already available to students, no additional funds beyond the enrollment formula are requested. The minor special cost of the program will be met by internal allocation of resources within the Department of Classics.
The degree of Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of Latin will be awarded to students who fulfill the general University and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences graduation requirements and successfully complete the teacher education curriculum in Latin.
Teacher Education in Latin: Requirements for Teaching in Secondary Schools Major — 48 hours, including the following: Latin 10°, 110, 111 or three 200level courses; 16 additional hours of 200-IeveI courses; Latin 301, 302, 303, 304, 390.
Prerequisite and collateral courses: Latin 101-106, or the equivalent; Greek 106 or the equivalent and/or 12 hours of ancient history, for a total of 48 hours.
This proposal is recommended by the Chancellor and the Executive Vice President and Provost.
I concur, subject to approval of the State Board of Higher Education.
On motion of Mr. Pogue, this recommendation was approved.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN T H E TEACHING
O F COMPUTER SCIENCE. URBANA(17) The Urbana-Champaign Senate has recommended approval of a hew degree program leading to a Master of Science in the Teaching of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science.
The requirements for the degree will be 4 units of computer science courses, 2 units from an elective course sequence, and 2 units of education courses. Also, each student under the supervision of a faculty advisor will be required to complete a teaching project in computer science which will normally be fulfilled in connection with specified course work, electives, or individual study courses, or by virtue of current or past employment.
The program is designed to prepare competent and well-qualified teachers of computer science for junior colleges, trade schools, vocational schools, and high schools. Increasing numbers of pre-university level schools are offering courses and curricula in data processing or computer science, yet there are very few established university curricula to train teachers in this area. The proposed curriculum to train teachers has an important role to play in preparing our society to cope with the social and technological changes brought about by the widespread use of computers.
The estimated number of majors in the first year of this program is expected to be ten with this number doubling by the third year. Existing resources of the Department of Computer Science are adequate to initiate the proposed program.
The Dean of the Graduate College, the Urbana Council on Teacher Education, and the Chancellor at Urbana, and the Executive Vice President and Provost concur in the Senate's recommendation. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no further Senate jurisdiction is involved.
I recommend approval, subject to further action by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
On motion of Mr. Hahn, this recommendation was approved.
CURRICULA REVISIONS IN T H E COLLEGE
O F ENGINEERING, URBANA(18) The Urbana-Champaign Senate has recommended the approval of various curricula revisions in the College of Engineering. The College of Engineering proposes to reduce the rhetoric requirement for the College to 4 hours, as approved by the Board of Trustees on February 16, 1972, in all curricula from the previously required 6 hours and thereby reduce the number of hours required for graduation by 2 hours in the College curricula.
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BOARD OF TRUSTEESIt is further proposed to reduce the number of hours required for graduation in the undergraduate curricula in Mechanical Engineering and in Industrial Engineering by 5 hours to 132. With the above rhetoric requirement reduction, the curricula will be reduced to 130 hours. The 5-hour reduction will be accomplished by deletion of certain required and elective courses from the curricula. The material in these formerly required courses may be obtained in other courses or through elective options.
The Senate further recommended a revision of the curriculum in General Engineering to reduce the number of hours required for graduation from 136 to 129 (this would be reduced further by 2 hours due to the rhetoric reduction). The reduction will be accomplished by deletion of certain required courses and by course substitutions.
The Chancellor at Urbana-Champaign and the Executive Vice President and Provost concur in the Senate's recommendation. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no further Senate jurisdiction is involved.
I recommend approval.
On motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved. Mr.
Hahn asked to be recorded as not voting.
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN J U N I O R COLLEGE
MATHEMATICS T E A C H I N G, URBANA(19) The Urbana-Champaign Senate has recommended the establishment of a program leading to an advanced certificate in junior college mathematics teaching in the Department of Mathematics.
The rapid expansion of the junior college system in the state and in the nation and the mission of the junior college within higher education suggest the need for special graduate programs to train junior college teachers. The purpose of this certificate program is to provide the prospective junior college teacher with appropriate training in mathematics, practical experience in teaching at the junior college level, a knowledge of the special role of the junior college in higher education, and a sensitivity to the special needs and academic goals of junior college students.
The proposed program is designed to meet the need for junior college teachers
by requiring candidates for this certificate to complete the following requirements:
1) a broadly based Master of Science in Mathematics degree; 2) an additional approved sequence of at least three courses in a field of applications of mathematics that relates well to junior college teaching; 3) one semester of supervised practice teaching at the junior college level; 4) an orientation course in junior college education and a seminar in course design and teaching problems in junior college mathematics. The above requirements may be met with two years of full-time graduate study. A candidate who has already earned a recognized master's degree in mathematics may earn an advanced certificate by completing requirements 2), 3), and 4) above.
The Department of Mathematics in 1970-71 had 941 majors and granted 162 degrees in its undergraduate programs. It is expected that the number of majors seeking an advanced certificate in junior college mathematics teaching will be fifteen in the first year of the program.
The Chancellor at the Urbana campus and the Executive Vice President and Provost concur in this recommendation. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no further Senate jurisdiction is involved.
I recommend approval subject to further action by the Illinois State Board of Higher Education.
On motion of Mr. Hahn, this recommendation was approved.
ESTABLISHMENT OF T H E SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS AN
INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT, CHICAGO CIRCLE(20) On December 8, 1966, the Board of Trustees authorized the establishment of a College of Education at Chicago Circle. The action of the Board at that time incorporated the School of Physical Education as a part of the administrative structure of this new College. Prior to that time, the School had operated as an autonomous unit at Navy Pier from 1951 and had continued in that status at the Chicago Circle campus. This arrangement has not proved to be satisfactory, and 1972] 21
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOISthe Dean of the College of Education and the Director of the School of Physical Education, with the support of their respective faculties and approval of the Chicago Circle Senate, have recommended that the School of Physical Education be established as an independent administrative unit.
The principal reasons for the proposed change are as follows:
1. The role and mission of the two educational units (College of Education and School of Physical Education) are too diverse for efficient administration.
2. A separate unit affords freedom of administrative operation in matters pertaining to educational philosophy, curricula, budget, faculty, and facilities.
3. The breadth of offerings in the School — professional education, intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports, recreation, and general education — is too great for effective operation within the College of Education.
4. The ability of the School to recruit a highly qualified faculty will be enhanced if a separate unit exists.
5. A separate and independent unit enhances effective relationships with the other colleges and schools.
The Chancellor at Chicago Circle and the Executive Vice President and Provost concur in this recommendation. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no other Senate jurisdiction is involved.
I recommend approval.
O n motion of Mr. H a h n, this recommendation was approved.