Faculty Senate Minutes

Minutes for Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Faculty Senate Minutes 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 
Meier Hall 205
Approved February 29, 2012 

Members Present: 
Kathleen Parrow, Jami Stone, Gina Gibson, Pamela Carriveau, Parthasarathi Nag, Nancy Roberts, John Alsup, David Crawford, Kara Keeter, Jim Hesson, Guest: Amy Fuqua 

Call meeting to order – 3:15 p.m. 

Approval of the Agenda with revisions. 

Approval of Minutes from January 18, 2012 meeting. 

Curriculum changes: 

Adding a common course: 

BIOL 405 and 405L Insect Biology and Lab 

Revised Course (unique): 

TECH 217 Computer Aided Drafting II (change pre-requisite from TECH 216 to TECH 210 & TECH 212) 

Minor Course Modification: 

TECH 262 Energy Power & Transportation (change number to 362) 

Minor Program Modification: 

Communication Arts (adding MCOM 430 Media Law as an elective) 

Substantive Program Modifications (128 to 120 hours): 

BATS in Applied Technical Science 

Early Childhood/Special Education 

BSED Composite Social Science-Teaching 

Substantive Program Modifications (reduction in hours, but need waiver): 

BSED Music Education (reduce from 152 to 124; waiver requested) 

General Education: 

HIST 153 American History Since 1945 (delete from IGR list) 

New Programs (12-hour certificates) 

Mechanical Computer Aided Drafting Certificate 

Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing (ACAM) Certificate 

Industrial Leadership and Management Certificate 

All approved with the exception of: 

Mass Communication/Multimedia (replacing MCOM 492 Topics with MCOM 452 Mass Media Issues) – on hold by Gina Gibson 

Mass Communication/Computer Publishing (replacing MCOM 492 Topics with MCOM 452 Mass Media Issues) – on hold by Gina Gibson.

Amy Fuqua on new administrative initiative for multiple faculty awards for teaching, scholarship/creative activity, and service. (Not to be confused with the Senate’s Distinguished Faculty Award). This set of awards would possibly be in addition to the Distinguished Faculty Award. 

According to Dr. Fuqua, Dr. Custer would like to consider awarding an honorary doctorate to someone with ties to the community/BHSU. There was concern that we do not award doctorates, will this seem like a good fit? Why call this award a doctorate, why not another name? 

Currently the thought is that there could be three faculty awards: one for teaching, one for service, and one for research/creative activity. There could also be a larger award that went to someone who encompasses all three. Possible nomination process: require chairs to nominate a minimum of one and maximum of three persons. The second way of nominating could be faculty nominating one another (by letter). There was also discussion of a teaching award where graduating seniors could give a nomination by letter. 

Discussion: How many times can a faculty member win? One every year per category? 

Dr. Fuqua also mentioned a faculty lecture series. This would give faculty an opportunity to talk content area. Monthly? John Alsup stated that the Multicultural Committee would is also planning a regular multicultural talk. 

Discussion of Senate committees and Bylaws. 

No news on COHE contracts. 

Meeting adjourned 4:19 p.m. 

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Gina Gibson. 

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