Faculty Senate Minutes
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Meier Hall 306

Members Present:

Kathleen Parrow, Gina Gibson, Parthasarathi Nag, John Alsup, Jim Hesson, Byron Hollowell, Dorothy Fuller, Kara Keeter, David Crawford

Call meeting to order – 3:19 p.m.

Approval of the Agenda with changes.

Approval of minutes from April 18, 2012 meeting.

Introduction and seating of new members.

Curriculum Proposals (All Approved):

Minor Course Modifications (delete courses):

TECH 203 Industrial Crafts

TECH 226 Discrete & Integrated Circuits

TECH 226L Discrete & Integrated Circuits Lab

TECH 271 Interior Construction

TECH 329 Computer Hardware/Operating Systems

TECH 336 Animation

TECH 364 Small Engines

TECH 478 Customizing AutoCAD

Minor Course Modification (change pre-req):

TECH 485 Enterprise Systems

Adding a common course:

MUS 240 Music Cultures of the World

New Course Requests:

MUS 215 Introduction to Music Technology (3 credits)

PSYC 481 Psychology and Law (3 credits)

PSYC 424 Human Potential and Performance (3 credits)           

Minor Course Modification (changing acourse):

Reading Minor

Substantive ProgramModifications:

Minor in Military Science (reduce from 31 to 18 hours)

Communication Arts (change name to GraphicDesign and Communication-revised at state level from our previously approved Graphic Design name change).

New Program

Certificate in Journalism

Committees (Appointments Committee, University Curriculum Committee, and Senate appointees to other committees). All committees have representation and have been approved.

Senate letters to be sent. Senate approved with revisions pending word from the administration.

Election of Senate Officers for 2012-2013 President and Vice-President positions pending word from nominees, the elected Secretary is Gina Gibson.

Concern has been expressed about the Counseling Center.There was discussion about inviting Lois Flagstad to come to Faculty Senate.

Meeting adjourned 4:47 p.m.

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Gina Gibson.

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