Faculty Senate Minutes
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Meier Hall 127
Approved January 18, 2012
Kathleen Parrow, Gina Gibson, Pamela Carriveau, Parthasarathi Nag, Nancy Roberts, Chen Wu, John Alsup, Brittney Seitz-Student Senate President.
Call meeting to order – 3:15 p.m.
Approval of the Agenda.
Approval of Minutes from November 16, 2011 meeting.
Review of two sabbatical requests received by the Academic Affairs office. Faculty Senate recommends both requests.
All Curriculum Proposals recommended by Faculty Senate:
Substantial Program Modifications (128 to 120 hours):
College of Business and Natural Science:
BS Business Administration (all specializations)
BS Composite Chemistry
BS Composite Environmental Physical Science
BS Industrial Technology (all specializations)
BS Physical Science
BSED Business Education
BSED Chemistry Teaching
BSED Industrial Technology Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences:
BS Composite Outdoor Education
BS Exercise Science (Management and Science specializations)
BS Human Services
BSED Composite Math & Science Teaching
BSED Composite Science Teaching
BSED Elementary Education
BSED Physical Education
BSED Special Education
College of Liberal Arts:
BS American Indian studies
BS Communication Arts
BS Composite Communication/English
BS Corporate Communication
BS Composite Music
BS Mass Communication
BS Political Science
BS Social Science
BS Speech/Speech Communication
BSED Composite Communication/English
BSED Composite Communication/Speech
BSED Speech/Speech Communication
(BA and BSED Spanish were approved previously by the UCC and the Senate.)
Substantial Program Modifications (reduction from 130 to 127 hours):
Early Childhood/Special Education (The college is submitting a waiver of the 120 hour requirement to BOR.)
Substantial Program Modifications (reduction from 64 to 60 hours):
AS Tourism/Hospitality Management
AS Industrial Technology
Minor Program Modification
BS Corporate Communication (add MCOM 373 Public Relations Case Study as an elective choice)
Minor Course Modifications (course deletions):
TECH 112 Technical Drafting I
TECH 229 Computer Hardware Technologies
Minor Course Modifications (prerequisite changes):
TECH 212 CAD Mechanical Drafting I
TECH 441 Computer Aided Manufacturing
TECH 445 Machine Integration
Minor Course Modifications (title change):
TECH 342 Lean Implementation (change to Lean Management)
Some new information on Institutional Control, the BHSU Athletics Administrative Council, and NCAA rules: The Athletics Administration Council is currently reviewing and revising our formal procedures for issues like those taking place at Penn State (Coach/Athlete relations). Also, there is a change that comes with NCAA affiliation: Student Athletes involved in sports that are not in season will not be practicing, and cannot have contact with their coaches, during the week before and the week of Final Exams.
Appointments Committee discussed.
Possible pay raise discussed.
Distinguished Faculty Award discussed.
Meeting Adjourned 4:02.
Minutes respectfully recorded and submitted by Gina Gibson.