Faculty Senate Minutes

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Meier Hall 306

Members (if not present, explanation listed):

John Alsup (out for medical reasons), Pamela Carriveau, Gina Gibson, David Crawford, David Bergmann, Jim Hesson (out for event in Rapid City), Dorothy Fuller, Parthasarathi Nag, Laura Colmenero-Chilberg (semester replacement for Aris Karagiorgakis), Kara Keeter (at Sanford Lab), Rocky Maier (not present) Visitor: Rodney Custer

1. Call to order 3:15

2. Information items from Vice President Custer

a. HLC schedule update: April 15-16. 7 members on the visiting team. They will tour with several groups throughout the two days. They will meet with the criteria teams, various offices on campus and lunch with the BOR. The team will split up and visit several sites at the same time for concurrent meetings. There will be concurrent open faculty and open student meetings April 16 at 8:30 a.m.


b. L drive situation: The L drive is going to be eliminated January 1, 2014. The new technology will be in the cloud and is scheduled to be available this summer. This will give faculty an opportunity to move files over and get acquainted with the new system.


c. Outstanding Faculty Awards: an email will be going out to faculty.

3. Approval of agenda

4. A Room for Emeritus Faculty (Greg Cooch’ proposal)

Discussion of an Emeritus space, make changes to document and return to Greg Cooch for review before sending proposal to administration.


5. Approval of minutes from March 20, 2013 meeting


6. Curriculum proposals:

The following were approved:

College of Business and Natural Sciences:

Minor Course Modification

THM 480 Tourism Planning & Development (adding pre-reqs)

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Program Change: Minor Modifications

B.BSED Elementary Education Major

Minor Course Modification (unique course)

SEED 408 Planning, Managing, and Assessing the 7-12 Diverse Classroom (dual listing at 500 level –This has been sent to the Graduate Council as well).

SPED 435 Characters & Exceptionalities of Adolescents (duel listing at 500 level—This has been sent to the Graduate Council too).

College of Liberal Arts:

New Program

Mass Communication: Sports Media Emphasis

New Courses

MCOM 305 Sports Broadcasting

Minor Course Modification

HIST 327 European History 1500-1815 (changing pre-reqs.)

Revised Common Course

HIST 480 Historical Methods & Historiography (adding pre-reqs for BHSU only)

7. Listening lunch with the Vice President on April 10th at noon

8. Faculty Senate elections: a committee will be formed and an email will be sent out to ask for nominations for several open positions.


Meeting adjourned at 4:24


Minutes respectfully recorded and submitted by Gina Gibson

Actions: E-mail | Bookmark |