Faculty Senate Minutes

Minutes for Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Faculty Senate Minutes 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Meier Hall 205
Approved April 4, 2012 

Members Present: 

Kathleen Parrow, Jami Stone, Gina Gibson, Parthasarathi Nag, Nancy Roberts, John Alsup, Jim Hesson, Chen Wu, Kara Keeter (submitted proxy), Guest: Timothy Martinez 

Call meeting to order – 3:21 p.m. 

Approval of the Agenda with changes 

Approval of minutes from February 29, 2012 meeting 

Curriculum changes all approved: 

Adding a common course: 

MUEN 103 Women’s Chorus 

MUEN 107 Opera Workshop 

MUEN 130 Chamber Music Ensemble 

MUEN 303 Women’s Chorus 

MUEN 307 Opera Workshop 

MUS 302 Vocal Diction Class I 

MUS 303 Vocal Diction Class II 

Minor Course Modification: 

MLED 473 Principles and Practices of Teaching in the Middle School (add co-requisite 

of MLED 495) 

Substantive Program Modifications (changing program name): 

Communication Arts (change to Graphic Design) 

Mass Communication-Computer Publishing Emphasis (change to Graphic Communication Emphasis) 

University Curriculum Handbook updated to reflect changes in colleges. 

Library Committee report on last year’s survey (Timothy Martinez, committee chair). Report accepted by Faculty Senate. 

Timothy Martinez on a BOR-COHE contract update. The old contract expired. We are currently under an imposed contract for one year. The imposed contract can be seen under the BHSU HR page. We are still under negotiations. The 12-month payout issue: agreed to because the BOR agreed to the self-support raise based on 3 credit course (8%). Intellectual property: BOR claims there is precedent that intellectual property is a non-negotiable issue. Changes to classification of rank: created Lecturer (focus on teaching and small amount of service) and Librarian. Only tenured faculty can sit on Promotion and Tenure Committees. 

Bylaws and committees: Next meeting this will be discussed. 

Library and General Education Committee reconstituted. 

April Senate elections: one election in each college for an at large position. 

Parrow update from the Academic Council Meeting: Still working on the faculty awards. The standards documents in our various disciplines will be reviewed and possibly revised. 

Nancy Roberts, Emergency Procedures briefly discussed. Senators asked to review paperwork (sent via email) and bring comments and discussion to next Faculty Senate Meeting. 

120 Hour Degrees go into effect July 1. 

Meeting adjourned 4:51 p.m. 

Minutes recorded and respectfully submitted by Gina Gibson. 

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