ACADEMIC SENATE MINUTES

 

 

DATE:         January 30, 2002

 

PRESENT:    George Benedict                               Doug Brown

                  Sandie Rietz                                    Audrey ConnerRosberg

                  Paul Bauer                                      George Madden

                  Keith Edgerton                                Randall Gloege

                  Alan Davis                                     Mark Hardt

                  Connie Landis                                 Matt Redinger

                  Dan Zirker (ex-officio)                       Janie Park (ex-officio)

 

ABSENT:     John Cech (ex-officio)                        Joe Michels (ex-officio)

                  Randy Rhine (ex-officio)                     George White (ex-officio)

                  Terrie Iverson (ex-officio)                    Nichole Alley (ex-officio)

                  Curt Kochner (ex-officio)

 

GUESTS:     Mike Diede                                    Carl Hanson

                  Mary Susan Fishbaugh

 

PRESIDING: Keith Edgerton, Chair

 

 

 

Keith Edgerton called the meeting to order at 3:34 p.m. on January 30, 2003, in the Chancellor’s Conference Room.

 

The January 23, 2002, meeting minutes were approved.

 

I.       ITEMS – FIRST READING

 

Item 37  Master of Science in Athletic Training.  New program.

 

Carl Hanson, Chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Human Services, stated that this will be the first graduate program in Athletic Training in the state, and one of the first in the country.  This will be an entry-level program—meaning that a student with a bachelor’s degree in another field, such as teaching, can enter this program.

 

Mike Diede, faculty member in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Human Services, stated that the accreditation standards for this program require that the student learn over time, first in the classroom (academic), then in the lab, and finally apply their knowledge in the clinic/internship setting.

 

It was noted that this program will probably be a part of the proposed College/School of Allied Health, as Athletic Training is considered an allied health program.  Dr. Hanson cited that there is a large amount of community involvement with this program, because all these students will need places for clinic work.

 

The question was raised as to whether MSU-Billings can afford a new program like this at this time.  Janie Park, Provost and Academic Vice Chancellor, responded that the program should pay for itself in two years.

 

Dr. Hanson also noted that this program has already been approved by the Board of Regents, and was also brought before the Academic Senate last spring, which approved the offering of the degree.  This proposal is the actual curriculum of the program.  Curriculum was not supplied earlier because there was no qualified faculty to create it.  With the hiring of Mr. Diede, the Department now has the proper person and materials to create the curriculum.

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Doug Brown to approve Item 37 on first reading.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Randall Gloege to waive second reading of Item 37.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 37.a  HHP 562 Graduate Athletic Training I.  New course.

Item 37.b  HHP 563 Graduate Athletic Training II.  New course.

Item 37.c  HHP 565 Lower Extremity Evaluation.  New course.

Item 37.d  HHP 566 Upper Extremity Evaluation.  New course.

Item 37.e  HHP 575 Therapeutic Modalities.  New course.

Item 37.f  HHP 576 Rehabilitation Techniques.  New course.

 

It was noted that each course contains an internship/clinic component.  It was also noted that students can start at any time (rather than just fall), but they must take two years to complete the program.  One of the accreditation requirements specifies that students must take at least two years to complete the program.  It was cited that no courses in the major curriculum are online.  HHP 465 Legal Aspects of Sport and STAT 541 are offered online, however.

 

̃ Motion by Connie Landis, seconded by Matt Redinger to approve Items 37.a, 37.b, 37.c, 37.d, 37.e, and 37.f on first reading.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

̃ Motion by Connie Landis, seconded by Randall Gloege to waive second reading of Items 37.a, 37.b, 37.c, 37.d, 37.e, and 37.f.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 41  Resolution from the General Education Committee Concerning Courses.

 

Mark Hardt, Chair of the General Education Committee, stated that they have been working on policies, but they need control over which courses fit into those policies as they reduce the number of courses in Gen Ed.

 

It was noted that more representation across campus is needed on the Gen Ed Committee.

 

The question was then raised as to whether course proposals should be brought to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC) or the General Education Committee first.  It was noted that the course should be approved by the UCC first, and then sent on to the Gen Ed committee for eligibility in the Gen Ed program.  It was then cited that the Gen Ed committee should approve or disapprove a course for the Gen Ed program first, and then the UCC would consider it.

 

̃ Motion by Randall Gloege, seconded by Mark Hardt that the General Education Committee adjudicate which courses will go in the Gen Ed program after the UCC reviews the course proposals.

 

̃ Motion failed:  5 for, 6 against

 

There will be a second reading of the proposal at the next meeting.

 

II       ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

 

February 13 Funeral – Keith Edgerton

Dr. Edgerton stated that he wanted to notify the Senate that Governor Judy Martz will be here February 13 for the International Business Conference.  The students of the ASMSU-B want to hold a funeral for higher education while the governor is visiting.

 

III.     NEW BUSINESS

 

A.  College of Allied Health Task Force.  An email from Dan Yazak of the Faculty Association stated that there were several task forces being formed on campus, and he felt the Senate should know about them.

 

Janie Park stated that she formed (or asked the Deans to form) those task forces.  One, which is not mentioned in the email, is for the College of Allied Health.  This task force helped develop the narrative that will go to the Board of Regents proposing this new unit.  It was noted that the proposal for the College/School of Allied Health should come to the Senate.  It was noted that reorganization does not have to be approved by the Senate, but will certainly come as information items.  Dr. Park stated that she will email to the Senate the proposal that went to the Chief Academic Officers recently regarding Allied Health.

 

The other three task forces mentioned in the email—Research and Statistics, Technology and Computer courses, and Psychology and REHA, Human Services, and Counseling—are groups of faculty organized by the deans to discuss course overlaps.  An example of this is computer courses.  There are courses on various computer programs offered at the College of Technology, the College of Arts and Sciences, and also at the College of Business.  The campus may save money by eliminating some of this overlap.

 

B.  Charge to Academic Computing and Allied Technology Committee Concerning Online Courses & Class Size.  Keith Edgerton distributed a draft of the charge to the committee concerning online courses.  The Senate is asked to look over the document, as it will be discussed at the next meeting.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:07 p.m.

 

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