Web-based Geographic Information Systems (WebGIS), including concepts and principles of WebGIS, web programming fundamentals, web-based mapping techniques, and developing WebGIS applications.
Vidal, Jose [Oct.13, 2017]
Re: Geography developing new Web-based GIS course
To: James, Allan
Cc: THATCHER, MATT; Ucmte Mailing List
The Computer Science and Engineering Department does not object to the creation of GEOG 556: Web-based GIS as described in the attached Syllabus.
> On Oct 12, 2017, at 7:46 PM, JAMES, ALLAN <AJAMES@mailbox.sc.edu> wrote:
> Dr. Vidal,
> I am writing to inform you that Geography is developing a new course proposal titled "Web-based GIS." (syllabus attached), which will be a constructive addition to existing GIScience courses within our Department.
> The proposer of the course, Dr. Zhenlong Li, is experienced and knowledgeable in this field. We are seeking a letter of concurrence on the proposal to ensure no negative impacts on other interested units and to engender potentially positive synergies.
> Please review the attached course syllabus and provide a letter of concurrence. Also, please pass this request to anyone in your program who you feel should be informed.
> Professor Allan James
> Chair, Curricula Committee
> Department of Geography
Jose M Vidal PhD. Undergraduate Director, Computer Science & Engineering, USC http://jmvidal.cse.sc.edu firstname.lastname@example.org
I have conferred with CEC department chairs. We concur with the implementation of GEOG 556: Web-based GIS.
Jed S. Lyons, PhD, PEAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Mechanical EngineeringCollege of Engineering and ComputingUniversity of South Carolina(803) email@example.com
Allan,Bob Brookshire forwarded your email to me for response. I have already advised Assoc. Dean Jed Lyons in CEC that we do not have any issues with your proposed new Web GIS course. I think it is an important new addition for you, and if we have any IIT students with a particular interest in GIS in the future, I would like to be able to suggest it as a possible free elective for their consideration.
BettyElizabeth A. Regan, Ph.D.Department Chair, Integrated Information TechnologyAssoc. Professor of Health Information TechnologyCollege of Engineering and Computing
This is a strong proposal, but I did note that the grading scale is a bit uncoventional and might lead to some problems if students end the class with a grade of 67, 77, or 87. I would recommend that Dr. Li more clearly separate grades. I think there should also be a clear F grade. I didn't think this issue was major enough to return the proposal, but I thought I'd mention it here.
Your proposal is being returned for the following reason(s):
If the above concerns are addressed, and the proposal reaches the Curricula and Courses Committee by noon Feb 23, 2018, it will be approved and included in those courses being recommended to the Faculty Senate for consideration at the upcoming December Faculty Senate meeting. If it does not reach the committee by the stated deadline, the next Curricula and Courses review cycle will begin in March.
Please contact me if you have questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Administratively returned to proponent on behalf of John Gerdes.