Agenda Item FA 09-20

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College Of Arts and Sciences -(Mathematics & Statistics & Psychology):

New Courses, Courses Changes, & Programs of Study Changes (8 items)

09/03/09: Passed

09/09/09: Approved

College of Arts & Sciences

 

Graduate – Mathematics and Statistics

 
08/09-316 APC 1 STA 6XXX
Mathematical Statistics II (3 crs)

Prerequisites:  

STA 6326 Mathematical Statistics I

Corequisites :

None
Course Description:
This is the second in a two-term sequence in mathematical statistics. It covers introductions to the theories of point estimation, interval estimation, and hypothesis testing. Topics on sufficiency, completeness, likelihood, and their applications to the exponential family are also covered. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
08/09-317
APC 3
 

MS- Mathematical Sciences  Statistics Track

Summary of the Changes:
Add new course STA 6XXX Mathematical Statistics II (3 credit hours) to the electives list for the Statistics track. This does not alter the required number of elective hours or the number of hours in the program. We now have enough students and faculty that we will be able to teach this course about every two years.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

Undergraduate - Psychology

08/09-323
APC 3
 
BA- Psychology Major

Summary of the Changes:
We request to correct the wording in the program of study for the BA to more accurately reflect policy (please see attached program of study).
Current wording under BA/BS Psych Foundation:
All students must have completed PSY 3214 and PSY 3213L with grades of B or better before being permitted to register in courses towards the Bachelor of Science Degree.
Proposed change:
All Bachelor of Arts students must have completed PSY 3214 and PSY 3213L with grades of C or better. (Click here to view the Program of study)

 

08/09-324  

APC 3
 
BS- Psychology Major

Summary of the Changes:
We request to correct the wording in the program of study for the BS to more accurately reflect policy (please see the attached program of study).
Current wording under BA/BS Psych foundation:
All students must have completed PSY 3214 and PSY 3213L with grades of B or better before being permitted to register in courses towards the Bachelor of Science Degree.
Proposed wording:
All Bachelor of Science students must complete PSY 3214 and PSY 3213L with grades of B or better.
Current wording under BS Experimental Req.:
Research Methods and Lab, PSY 3214 AND PSY 3213L, must be completed with a grade of C or better before attempting the experimental courses.
Proposed wording:
For all Bachelor of Science students, Research Methods and Lab, PSY 3214 AND PSY 3213L, must be completed with a grade of B or better before attempting the experimental courses.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

 
Graduate - Pyschology
08/09-319
APC 2
PCO 6407C
Group Theories

The Program of Study in the masters program in Counseling Psychology currently contains a 4 credit course requirement, PCO 6407C: Group Theories. This request is to terminate PCO 6407C and create two new courses PCO 6XXX (3 credits) and PCO 6XXXL (1 credit) to be offered concurrently but by different instructors.
Rationale: The lab component for this course is mandated by program accreditation standards in counseling (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2001 and 2009 standards (cacrep.org). However, both Ethical Codes of the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association (*see below) stipulate that the group experience should be provided by someone other than a regular tenured faculty member who is assigned to the MACP program. The current POS needs to adequately reflect these two components of the Group Theories course: Theories of Group Counseling (3 credits) and the Group Counseling Lab ( 1 credit). Separate course instructors should be listed and should be compensated accordingly.
*APA Code: (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code2002.html#7_05)
7.05 Mandatory Individual or Group Therapy
(a) When individual or group therapy is a program or course requirement, psychologists responsible for that program allow students in undergraduate and graduate programs the option of selecting such therapy from practitioners unaffiliated with the program. (See also Standard 7.02, Descriptions of Education and Training Programs.)
(b) Faculty who are or are likely to be responsible for evaluating students' academic performance do not themselves provide that therapy. (See also Standard 3.05, Multiple Relationships.)

 
08/09-320
APC 1
PCO 6XXX
Theories of Group Counseling (3 crs)
Prerequisites: PCO 6317 Individual Eval and Assmt
  CLP 6166 Psychopathology
  PCO 6406 C Counseling Theories and Practice
  PCO 6408 C Foundations of Mental Health Couns
Corequisites: Group Counseling Laboratory PCO 6XXXL
Course Description:
This course explores theories and research on group psychotherapy. This course will cover the stages and dynamics of different kinds of groups including psychoeducational and psychotherapy groups. This course will cover techniques for how to provide process level interventions and practice group leadership skills. This course will also address professional and ethical issues in-group counseling. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
08/09-321
APC 1
PCO 6XXXL
Group Counseling Laboratory (1 cr)
Prerequisites: PCO 6317 Individual Eval and Assmt
  CLP 6166 Psychopathology
  PCO 6406 C Counseling Theories and Practice
  PCO 6408 C Foundations of Mental Health Couns
Corequisites: Group Counseling PCO 6XXX
Course Description:
The experiential group process involves participation by counseling students in an actual on-going group experience to develop an understanding of one’s functioning in relation to other people and to facilitate an awareness of self and interpersonal relationships. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. 

 
08/09-322
APC 3
 
MA - Counseling Psychology Major

Summary of the Changes:
We would like to terminate PCO 6407C Group Theories (4 Credits). We would like to replace
PCO 6407C with two new courses: PCO 6XXX Theories of Group Counseling (3 credits) and
PCO 6XXXL Group Counseling Lab (1 credit) to be taken concurrently but taught by different instructors. These changes will not change the required number of credits for the MACP program.
Rationale: The lab component for this course is mandated by program accreditation standards in counseling (Council for Accreditation in Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2001 and 2009 standards (cacrep.org). However, both Ethical Codes of the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association (*see below) stipulate that the group experience should be provided by someone other than a regular tenured faculty member who is assigned to the MACP program. The current POS needs to adequately reflect these two components of the Group Theories course: Theories of Group Counseling (3 credits) and the Group Counseling Lab (1 credit). Separate course instructors should be listed and should be compensated accordingly.
*APA Code: (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code2002.html#7_05)
7.05 Mandatory Individual or Group Therapy
(a) When individual or group therapy is a program or course requirement, psychologists responsible for that program allow students in undergraduate and graduate programs the option of selecting such therapy from practitioners unaffiliated with the program. (See also Standard 7.02, Descriptions of Education and Training Programs.)
(b) Faculty who are or are likely to be responsible for evaluating students' academic performance do not themselves provide that therapy. (See also Standard 3.05, Multiple Relationships.)
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 
 
Supporting Documents

April 16, 2009

To Whom It May Concern:

The MACP program is proposing a change to their course PCO6407C Group Theories. Due to ethical guidelines via APA and CACRED, the lab component of the group theories class must be taught by a person other than a full-time faculty person in the department.

This change requires that the original PCO6407C course be terminated and two new courses be proposed: PCO6XXX Theories of Group Counseling (3 credits) and PCO6XXXL Group Counseling Lab (1 credit).

The thrust of this letter is to advise you that these new courses will not require additional resources in order to be taught. In fact, it will actually cost less to have a full time faculty person teach the 3-credit lecture course and an adjunct or visitor to teach the 1-credit lab course.

Should you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone (620-1624) or electronically (m.toglia@unf.edu).


Sincerely,

Michael P. Toglia
Professor and Chair, Psychology


MPT/ceo
C: L. Carroll
S. Perez
J. Leding