Faculty Senate Minutes
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Meier Hall 127
Approved September 21, 2011

Members Present:
Kathleen Parrow; Gina Gibson; Parthasarathi Nag; Nancy Roberts; Jim Hesson; Chen Wu; John Alsup; Pamela Carriveau; Cynthia Chandler (Proxy for Jami Stone).

Meeting called to order – 3:20 p.m.

Approval of the Agenda with revisions.

Approval of Minutes from May 4, 2011 meeting.

Faculty Senate recommends the following Curriculum Proposals: Substantive Program modifications: Spanish Major (B.A.) Spanish Major-Teaching (B.S.Ed.)

Spanish Minor Spanish Minor-Teaching

Discussion of Faculty Senate Constitution changes. In response to the restructuring, where should the Senators come from? For example, by school or college?

Dan Durben, guest speaker, BHSU Faculty Athlete Representative (FAR) between faculty and the Athletics Department. BHSU’s transition from NAIA to NCAA affiliation was discussed. There is a three-year transition into NCAA. Dr. Durben is a contact if student athletes are not coming to class or other issues arise that are of concern for faculty.

Open Senate Seat discussed. Listening lunches are co-sponsored by Faculty Senate.

There is concern that the new student registration sessions over summer may not address faculty strengths. For example, faculty are not always aware when there will be students that are interested in their subject area.

BHSU students who give tours to prospective students need to be better trained to give more informative and correct information about facilities and majors.

Meeting adjourned at 4:46 p.m.

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Gina Gibson.

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