|The faculty senate met Feb.
2, 2000, at 3:15 p.m. in Jonas 110.
Tim Steckline, Charles Lamb, Barb Chrisman, Steve
Babbitt, Curtis Card (elected replacement for Tim
Martinez), Don Chastain, Randalei Ellis, John Glover,
Rena Faye Norby, Rob Schurrer. Student: Scott Biggin.
Motion to approve the agenda by John Glover and Don
Minutes of the Nov. 17th meeting were
approved with the proviso that te enrollment center would
be allowed to make a clarification of comments made at
Minutes for Jan. 19th were approved.
Tim Steckline reported on the meeting held in Pierre
on Jan. 23-24, 2000. Faculty senate representatives,
university presidents, and regents with staff were
present. Issues discussed by the campuses included
Datatel problems; telephone registration to take place
this spring; curriculum related issues on technology,
exams, and general education. They also discussed the
7/10 rule and its affect on courses particularly graduate
courses although the representatives seemed to think that
undergraduate upper level courses were also being hurt.
(A chart had been prepared to show what surrounding
states had been doing in this area. North Dakota
indicated that South Dakota's 7/10 rule was one of the
best things for them and they were grateful.)
President Steckline indicated that curriculum changes
had been approved. Tim had discussed issues to be covered
by the senate in the spring with Dr. Cook. Those include
plagiarism, calendar changes, reading day, and
mathematics requirement for general education. Curtis
Card indicated that the changes are to be addressed, but
there will be a need for some to have a one-hour lab to
learn to use the calculator.
The standardized test for enrollment is still being
BOR is looking at a bachelor of applied technology
Transfer students should be required to take the
rising junior exam.
The Student Opinion Survey was reviewed with the
latest revision to be forwarded to the faculty. John
Glover and Don Chastain moved that this be done. Motion
Back to Campus
|Scott Biggin reported on the
student senate. He indicated that the students' response
to the Student Opinion Survey related to the first four
questions. Barb Chrisman was asked to comment on the
meeting she attended. The meeting dealt with funding for
the revival of the college yearbook; funding for outdoor
recreation majors to attend a conference; funding for
SHED; and GAF funding for next year with Scott Biggin
being on the campus committee. Student assessment report
was also discussed at this meeting.
committee made the following recommendation: David
Salomon to finish Jim Knutson's term on the
general-education committee since Knutson is now chair.
Tim Steckline reported that Larry Landis reports that
the curriculum committee is moving along on its new
streamlined schedule. The following are being reviewed
currently: associate of arts in early childhood, and an
experimental course in English as a second language.
Under this new plan, most of the curriculum changes will
be handled locally.
The new 2000 Black Hills State University catalog has
been distributed. Any revisions should be noted and
forwarded to Pat Chastain.
Issue related to pay for teaching Black Hills State
courses at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
was bought to the attention of the senate. A motion was
made that pay for faculty teaching at the SDSM&T
location should be handled in the same manner as pay for
faculty teaching at Ellsworth starting this semester.
Rena Faye Norby brought up the issue of independent
study students and the fact that there is no pay for
this. She questioned pay for internships also. Discussion
on correspondence courses and a reduction in pay for the
faculty teaching these courses was also a concern. This
may need to be pursued further.
It was proposed that a recommendation be made to
change the requirement for a minor for students who are
pursuing a double major. A vote was not taken.
A question was asked concerning identification of
prerequisites by Datatel. When will this be available and
shouldn't it be a priority?
The meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m. Respectfully
submitted, Barb Chrisman, recording secretary.