Title of Proposal: Program Curriculum Change-ENGR.
Adding ENGR 1671 Computing Fundamentals for Engineers to Area F
Initiator and place of origin: Anant Honkan, Chair of College-wide Engineering Discipline Committee, Engineering Professor at Clarkston. Submitting proposal through the Clarkston Faculty Senate
Course Curriculum Chair:
Dr. Anant Honkan [sign if committee agrees; attach comments]
Proposal connected with other Proposal(s), #(s): Proposal creating course ENGR 1671
Implementation date of the Proposal: Fall, 2007
Rationale and brief description of Proposal must be attached: Completing the ENGR 1671 will enable students transferring to GA Tech under the RETP program offered with GPC to begin taking engineering courses right away after transfer. Otherwise students are required to show competence in the use of the MatLab language either thru taking at GA Tech CS1171 or CS1371 before they can take any engineering course. GPC’s ENGR 1671 is equivalent to GA Tech’s CS 1371. Additionally, in our external program review last year, the recommendation was made that GPC offer more engineering courses to satisfy student needs.
The Campus Faculty Senate has reviewed this proposal.
Course abbreviation and number and type of Course:
Credit hours: [ ] Type of Course: Lecture [ ] Lab [ ] clinic [ ] Other _______________
A. Criteria (Check this list to be sure all steps in the procedure have been followed).
YES NO N/A
1. Are the objectives of the institution met? ____ ____ ____
2a. Have you discussed this proposal with the Library Director
of at least one campus? ____ ____ ____
2b. Does that Library Director agree that library holdings are
adequate to support this course? (If not, attached plan for
correcting deficiencies.) ____ ____ ____
3. Will suitable space for classrooms and labs be available? ____ ____ ____
4. Can the course/program be scheduled in the near future? ____ ____ ____
5. Will the course/program appear in the catalog and the
schedule? ____ ____ ____
6. Is a textbook needed for the course? ____ ____ ____
7. Is a textbook available for the course? ____ ____ ____
8. Will this course/program required hiring new personnel? ____ ____ ____
9. Does the course/program overlap with any other course/program? ____ ____ ____
*Will the course/program transfer to the senior colleges and
universities? ____ ____ ____
(New course continued)
Yes No N/A
*Has the need for the course/program been adequately demonstrated?
State the changes to the Common Course Outline (course title, course description, course content). Attach both the old wording and the new wording of the Common Course Outline.
B. Other changes
State other changes to existing courses.
State the core curriculum, program of study, or academic standard proposal and identify the need for the proposal. If this is a change, provide both the old and new wording. The rationale should have been included on the Curriculum Proposal Cover Sheet.
The AS-Engineering requires Core II on p. 118 of the 2004-2006 GPC catalog to satisfy Areas A-E. The change proposed would add ENGR 1671 to Area F block titled “Choose 6 hours from the following courses” and would look as follows:
Choose 6 hours from the following courses: Credit hours
CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry I (a) 4 hours
CSCI 1301 Principles of Computer Science I 4 hours
ENGR 1671 Computing Fundamentals for Engineers 3 hours
ENGR 2606 Dynamics 3 hours
MATH 2633 Calculus III 4 hours
MATH 2641 Linear Algebra 3 hours
MATH 2652 Ordinary Differential Equations 4 hours
PHYS 2211 and PHYS 2211L Principles of Physics I (a) 4 hours
PHYS 2212 and PHYS 2212L Principles of Physics II (a) 4 hours
Specify the implications of the proposal with special reference to the following points:
Is it consistent with the philosophy and mission of the institution?
Yes, meeting a requirement where most of our engineering students transfer, GA Tech.
Have problems related to administrative implementation been explored?
Yes, agreed on in math/cs/engr executive committee and engr. curriculum committee.
In which college publications should it be reproduced?