Minutes of the Faculty Senate Meeting
December 9, 2009, 3:30 p.m.
ENGR 209

Neil Allison, Chair
Linda Jones, Secretary
Minutes Status: Approved

Roll Call:

Present

Officers: Allison, Jones, Brady, DiBrezzo, Freund

Senators (elected):  (ARCH) Wall; (ALFS) Miller, Ahrendsen, Savin; (ARSC) Behrend, Comfort, Turner, Parry, Landman, Scheide, Grob-Fitzgibbon, Freund, Brady, Kral, Rhoads; (WCOB) Bouwman, Hardgrave; (EDHP) Stegman, Dibrezzo; (ENGR) Gordon, Hall, Heymsfield; (LAW) Brummer; (LIBR); (At-Large) Curington, Fort, Whayne, Gay, Murphy, Riggs, Johnson, Billings, Turner, Salisbury, Martin, Jensen.

Senators (admin): Gaber, Geren, Schwab, Lewis.

Absent

Officers: Rupe

Senators (elected): (ARCH); (AFLS) Karcher, Milus, Rom; (ARSC) Shobe, Van Brahana; (WCOB) Ellstrand; (EDHP) Kissinger, Smith-Nix; (ENGR); (LAW); (LIBR) Kirkwood; (At-Large) Allen.

Senators (admin):  Gearhart, Verma, Shannon, Worrell, Beene Ballard, Smith, Saxena, Nance, Henderson Allen, McMath.

I. Agenda
Faculty Senate
December 9, 2009
ENGR 209
3:30 pm

I. Call to Order: Neil Allison, Chair

The meeting was called to order at 3:31 p.m.

II. Roll Call

The roll was called.

III. Approval of Agenda

One slight change to the agenda - the presentation of the honorary degree candidates and subsequent voting took place as a part of new business but at the end of the meeting due to the need to close the meeting to all but voting members of the Senate. The amended agenda was approved.

IV. Approval of minutes from November 11, 2009.

November 11, 2009

The minutes were approved.

V. Reports

A. Provost Sharon Gaber - The Provost reported on the status of the Interior Design Program in the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. The program is moving to the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the request of the program faculty. The discussion to change colleges has been underway for a number of years with one reason to move being that Interior Design is a design profession and they were greatly desirous to have their program in a design school. The Provost has now recommended that the two Deans resolve the impending move so that it will occur smoothly and efficiently this summer.

B. Senate Chair, Neil Allison - The Chair reported on recent meetings of importance to the Faculty. Neil and Ro continue to enjoy their conversations with the Provost and the Chancellor and are appreciative of the transparency of those meetings. They recently attended the Board of Trustees meeting and continue to participate in the budget presentations by the different Colleges and programs. As we all know, issues with Act 182 continue and a new diversity course proposal will be presented in the Spring.

VI. Old Business

None

VII. New Business

The following items are referred to the Faculty Senate for review and action at its meeting scheduled for December 09, 2009:

1. Undergraduate and School of Law course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009: Table A & Table D.

2. Graduate and Dual credit course change proposals approved by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 23, 2009 and the Graduate Council on November 19, 2009: Table B and Table C.

3. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Interdisciplinary Programs – European Studies Combined Major (Table 1, Attachments 1A and 1B) were approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

4. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Interdisciplinary Programs – EUST-M – Minor in European Studies (Table 1, Attachment 1C) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

5. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Interdisciplinary Programs – IRELBA – BA, International Relations (Table 1, Attachment 1D) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

6. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering – CSCEBA – BA, Computer Science (Table 1, Attachment 1E) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

7. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of History – HISTBA – BA, History (Table 1, Attachment 1F) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

8. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures – JPBO-M – Minor in Japanese with Business Orientation (Table 1, Attachment 1G) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

9. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Mathematics – MATHBA – BA, Mathematics (Table 1, Attachment 1H) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

10. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Mathematics – MATHBS – BS, Mathematics (Table 1, Attachment 1I) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

11. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Political Science – PLSCBA – BA, Political Science (Table 1, Attachment 1J) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

12. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Psychology – AP Credit for PSYC 2003H (Table 1, Attachment 1K) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

13. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Pre-Professional Programs – Pre-Physician Assistant and Pre Radiation Therapy (Table 1, Attachments 1L and 1M) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

Forwarded as an Informational Item Only:

14. Proposed undergraduate program change for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences – Pre-Professional Programs – Pre-Cytotechnology, Pre-Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Pre-Ophthalmic Medical Technology and Pre-Respirator Care (Table 1, Attachments 1N, 1O, 1P and 1Q) was presented to the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

15. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions – Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance – HLSCBS – BSE, Health Science (Table 2 , Attachment 2A) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

16. Proposed undergraduate program change for the College of Education and Health Professions – Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance – KINSBS – BSE, Kinesiology (Table 2, Attachment 2B) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on November 20, 2009.

17. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Art – ARTMFA - MFA, Art (Table 3, Attachment 3A) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on November 19, 2009.

18. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of History – HISTMA - MA, History (Table 3, Attachment 3B) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on November 19, 2009.

19. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of History – HISTPH - PhD, History (Table 3, Attachment 3C) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on November 19, 2009.

20. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Mathematical Sciences – SMTHMA – MA, Secondary Mathematics (Table 3, Attachment 3D) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on November 19, 2009.

21. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Mathematical Sciences – MATHPH - PhD, Mathematics (Table 3, Attachment 3E) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on November 19, 2009.

22. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction – EDLEED - EdD, Education Leadership (Table 3, Attachment 3F) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on November 19, 2009.

23. Proposed graduate program change for the Department of Civil Engineering – TREGMS – MS, Transportation Engineering (Table 3, Attachments 3G and 3H) was approved without opposition by the University Course and Programs Committee on October 23, 2009 and the Graduate Council on November 19, 2009.

24. Proposed graduate program change for the Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs – MEPHMS – MS, Microelectronic-Photonics (Table 3, Attachment 3I) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on November 19, 2009.

25. Proposed graduate program change for the Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs – MEPHPH – PhD, Microelectronic-Photonics (Table 3, Attachment 3J) was approved without opposition by the Graduate Council on November 19, 2009. 2009.

Items 3 and 5 were removed for separate discussion. The consent agenda was approved and the removed items were also approved.

Honorary Degrees - Upon the conclusion of the announcements, the Senate went into closed session and the business of reviewing and voting for honorary degree candidates took place.

VIII. Announcements

1. Ro DiBrezzo announced that focus groups will be developed in the Spring to invite faculty to come and talk about issues, needs, concerns of importance to them. The groups will be advertised via The Daily Headlines.

2. David Gay offered words of praise in relation to the work of the Enhanced Learning Center. He has been impressed with the quality of work that takes place including the use of peer mentoring allowing stronger students to support classmates with challenging course issues.

3. Discussion continues with regards teacher evaluations.

IX. Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 4:10.