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Curricular Items

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Curricular Items

From the Chair of the College Senate Curriculum Committee
Advanced to the President
The following have been approved by the College Senate Curriculum Committee and forwarded to the president for review:

New Program:  
B.A. Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, BA-PAD

New Courses:
CRS 689 Introduction to Research Methods in Creativity Studies
ENT 340 Building Information Modeling (BIM) Using Revit MEP
PAD 507 Neighborhood Planning and Community Development

Course Revisions:
BIO 311 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 312 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

MAT 370 Applied Networks

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Advanced to the Curriculum Committee
The following have been received in the College Senate Office and forwarded to the College Senate Curriculum Committee for spring 2020 review:

New Program:
Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, EXE-CERT

New Courses:
BUS 362 Business Project Management. Prerequisite: BUS 360. The foundational knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques of project management integral to the success of a project, using the knowledge areas and process groups related to project management methodologies. Examination and application of current practices in project management as applied to business-related projects. Offered spring semester, beginning spring 2021.

ENG 329 Digital Literacies in the 7–12 English Classroom. Prerequisites: CWP 102, ENG 190, and ENG 200. Current pedagogical approaches to the integration of technology in the English language arts classroom. Emphasis on twenty-first-century literacies, multimodal composing, and writing and reading instruction from a new literacies perspective. Additional focus on investigating ELA as a site of content creation and on digital platforms for composing, publishing, and sharing student work, as well as organizing class materials and work through various learning management systems. Offered fall semester, beginning fall 2020.

EXE 645 Effective Practices for Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Foundational knowledge in how to select, assess, and implement evidence-based practices relating to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disorders; impact on all developmental domains. Foundational skills for supporting students with ASD and related disorders, and collaborating with stakeholders in the community, home, and school settings. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2021.

EXE 646 Culture, Diversity, Disability, and Education. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Impact of culture and diversity on individuals with various disabilities including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disorders. Historical, philosophical, and legal foundations for diversity and special education; pedagogical approaches; program design considerations including multicultural, sociocultural, and psycholinguistic factors to promote diversity and equity in special education. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2021.

EXE 681 Clinical Records and Ethical Practices for Behavioral Analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Storing, archiving, and general maintenance of client records; federal and state standards for best practice in the office; implications for remote work/telepractice; ethical practices including ethics for social media, advertising, and research. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2021.

EXE 683 Personnel Supervision and Management. Prerequisite: EXE 644. Field participation, application of knowledge and skills, supervision of staff, and identification of skills for personnel supervision and management. Required for NYS licensure as a behavior analyst and BCBA certification. Follows guidelines of BCBA supervisor training curriculum. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2021.

EXE 685 Supervised Practicum in ABA I: Measurement and Interpretation. Prerequisite: EXE 645. Application of theories and principles of applied behavior analysis in special education and related settings. First in a series of five courses. Focus on measurement and interpretation. Designed to help candidates meet the required field hours in New York State as a behavior analyst and BCBA certification. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2021.

EXE 686 Supervised Practicum in ABA II: Analysis of Behavior Change. Prerequisite: EXE 685. Application of theories and principles of applied behavior analysis in special education and related settings. Second in a series of five courses. Focus on evaluating behavior change. Designed to help candidates meet the required field hours for licensure in New York State as a behavior analyst and BCBA certification. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2021.

EXE 687 Supervised Practicum in ABA III: Changing Behavior. Prerequisite: EXE 686. Application of theories and principles of applied behavior analysis in special education and related settings. Third in a series of five courses. Focus on increasing and decreasing behavior in individuals. Designed to help candidates meet the required field hours for licensure in New York State as a behavior analyst and BCBA certification. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2021.

EXE 688 Supervised Practicum in ABA IV: Developing New Behaviors. Prerequisite: EXE 687. Application of theories and principles of applied behavior analysis in special education and related settings. Fourth in a series of five courses. Focus on developing new behaviors. Designed to help candidates meet the required field hours for licensure in New York State as a behavior analyst and BCBA certification. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2021.

EXE 689 Supervised Practicum in ABA V: Synthesis. Prerequisite: EXE 688. Application of theories and principles of applied behavior analysis in special education and related settings. Final course in a series of five. Focus on synthesizing key skills from coursework and fieldwork. Designed to help candidates meet the required field hours for licensure in New York State as a behavior analyst and BCBA certification. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2021.

UNC 107 Personal Leadership: Creating Habits for College Success. Built on the foundation of Sean R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students. Students learn personal leadership concepts, take an active role in creating their own personal success, and develop strategies and utilize resources that enable them to become leaders in college and beyond. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2020.

UNC 301 Transfer Success Seminar. In-depth introduction to Buffalo State College to assist transfer students in their adjustment to the college and to learn strategies for academic and personal success while discovering how to navigate their undergraduate experience around their unique academic, career, and personal goals. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2020.

New Course with Intellectual Foundations Designation:
DIVERSITY
ENG 254 Culturally Diverse American Literature in Middle and High Schools. Prerequisite: CWP 102. Focus on diverse voices often excluded in the literature curriculum in U.S. schools. Readings draw from traditional and nontraditional literary texts and popular media representing a wide range of American voices and experiences. Also addresses the role culturally diverse literature plays in American schools and how such literature can be incorporated across content areas. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2021.

Course Revisions:
ENT 300 Mathematics Applications in Engineering Technology. Prerequisite: MAT 127 or MAT 162. Application of algebra, analytic geometry, calculus, and ordinary differential equations to problem solving in engineering technology. Introduction to first- and second-order differential equations including methods of Laplace transforms, numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, probability, and partial derivatives. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2020.

EXE 544 Behavioral Interventions for Students with Challenging Behaviors. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Historical treatment approaches for those exhibiting challenging behavior. Variations within applied behavioral analysis in the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors often encountered by behavior analysts. Particular focus on behaviors often exhibited by people with autism spectrum disorder. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2021.

EXE 644 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis. Prerequisite: EXE 634. Exploration of advanced concepts and principles of applied behavior analysis through the design on interventions for students with autism spectrum disorder, moderate or severe disabilities, and others. Advanced procedures for increasing desired behaviors, teaching replacement behaviors, evaluating progress through use of performance data. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2021.

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