Geotechncial engineering problems associated with the behavior of earth masses. Soil shear strength, lateral earth pressure, design of retaining stuctures, slope stability, water flow through soils.
The primary purpose of this new course is to offer a second ECIV Distribution course in the area of Geotechnical Engineering. This will expose students to a broader range of topics in geotechnical engineering and allow more flexibility in satisfying the ECIV Distribution requirement. Currently, ECIV 530-Foundation Analysis and Design is the only course that satisfies the ECIV Distribution requirement in the area of Geotechncial Engineering and is offered one semester each year. We plan to offer ECIV 531 each fall semester and ECIV 530 each spring semester. The topic of the course is timely given the recent dam failures associated with the extreme floods of October 2015.
The syllabus needs to contain all of the elements in ACAF 2.03, preferably in the order that they are listed in the policy.
AREAS TO ADDRESS INCLUDE:
Learning Outcomes (use this phrase as section title, not "Goals". Also, 500-level courses should usually have at least one additional learning outcome for graduate credit.
Time Allocation Framework
Remove references to "honors credit"
This syllabus does not meet the requirements for distance education delivery. Let me know if DED is desired before resubmitting it.
Your proposal is being returned for the following reason(s):
Please address the above and return this proposal, through all the channels, by March 17 at noon in order to be considered for approval by the Faculty Senate at the December meeting. Should your proposal not reach the committee by the stated deadline, the next Curricula and Courses review cycle will begin in March 2017. We are looking forward to your making this cycle.
KC Kirasic, Chair
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
FSCC requested two changes to the syllabus. The first (Course Objectives expressed as Learning Outcomes:" should be renamed to just "Learning Outcomes") is a trivial editorial change.
The second requires more thought. I suggest:
"As a result of successful participation in this class, undergraduate and graduate students will be able to:" instead of "The student will demonstrate an ability to:"
"As a result of successful participation in this class, graduate students will also be able to:"
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
Note, that since this is a new course and we are already in the Fall 2017 semester, the earliest effective date is Spring 2018.
John Gerdes, Chair