ACADEMIC SENATE MINUTES

 

 

DATE:            December 5, 2002

 

PRESENT:     George Benedict                                          Doug Brown

                        Audrey ConnerRosberg                               George Madden

                        Keith Edgerton                                            Randall Gloege

                        Alan Davis                                                   Connie Landis

                        Matt Redinger

 

ABSENT:       Sandie Rietz – excused                                Paul Bauer – excused

                        Mark Hardt – excused

 

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

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

                        Dan Zirker (ex-officio)                                 Terrie Iverson (ex-officio)

                        Janie Park (ex-officio)                                  Nichole Alley (ex-officio)

                        Curt Kochner (ex-officio)

 

GUESTS:        Susan Gregory                                             Analicia Pianca

                        Russ Lord                                                    Steve Coffman

                        Dennis Nettiksimmons                                  St. John Robinson

                        Carl Hanson

 

PRESIDING: Keith Edgerton, Chair

 

 

Keith Edgerton called the meeting to order at 3:32 p.m. on December 5, 2002, in the Chancellor’s Conference Room.

 

The November 21, 2002, meeting minutes were approved.

 

I.          Board of Regents Meeting Summary

 

Keith Edgerton stated that at the last Board of Regents meeting (November 21-22), the faculty representatives had a fruitful discussion with the Regents.  The Regents didn’t know a great deal about how distance education was being delivered.  They wanted to know how campuses are assessing the quality of their online courses versus their traditionally delivered courses.  The Regents also learned that faculty are not in charge of class size, contrary to what they thought.  The Regents also said there would be a salary freeze, and a possibility to offset that disadvantage would be tuition waivers for the children and spouses of faculty members.

 

Dr. Edgerton noted that the Regents kept coming back to online programs.  They want more information on assessment, and so he volunteered to do some research for them.

 

 

II.         Gamble Meeting December 2.

 

It was noted that Dr. Gamble seemed to be very pragmatic about the nursing shortage.  He cares about all the campuses, and stated that he has only succeeded at his job if all of the campuses are functioning well.  It was noted that he said there is no money for new programs, so partnerships will be in order to fix the nursing problem.

 

 

III.       ITEMS FOR APPROVAL

Item was carried over from November 21, 2002 Senate meeting (syllabus requested).

 

Item 30.b  CTHV 250 Electricity for Heating and Air Conditioning.  Change credit hours, prerequisites, and rubric.

 

̃ Motion by Randall Gloege, seconded by Matt Redinger to approve Item 30.b on first reading.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

̃ Motion by Randall Gloege, seconded by Matt Redinger to waive second reading of Item 30.b.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

 

IV.       ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

These items were approved by the UCC on December 3, 2002.

These items are arranged by relevance, rather than chronological order.

 

Item 3 Minor in International Studies.  New Program.

 

George Madden, Chair of the UCC, stated that this proposal came to the UCC in rough shape.  It was hard to understand what they wanted to do.  So, Dr. Madden; Rachel Schaffer; and Analicia Pianca, Director of International Studies, worked together to improve the proposal.

 

Dr. Madden stated that this procedure worked very well, and he suggests that this procedure be the standard for all programs, though it would not be useful on small changes like course changes.

 

St. John Robinson, Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures, which is the “host department” for this minor, stated that there are no new costs for this program, with the exception of the internship course.  Dr. Robinson also stated that there is no good way to figure costs of a program that is made up of current courses.  One must just guess.

 

Dan Zirker, Dean of Arts and Sciences, noted that some costs may be covered by the Office of International Studies.

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Connie Landis to accept Item 3 for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 5.h  PHIL 365 Contemporary Religious Thought.  Change title and catalog description.

Item 5.j  PHIL 304 Global Mythology. New course.

 

̃ Motion by Randall Gloege, seconded by Matt Redinger to accept Items 5.h and 5.j for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 6  Associate of Arts Program of Study in Inclusive Early Childhood.  Modification of a program.

Item 6.a  EC/SPED 210 Adult/Child Interaction Skills.  Change catalog description.

Item 6.b  EC/SPED 283 Play, Curriculum, and Adaptations.  Change title and catalog description.

Item 6.c  EC/SPED 289 Services to Families.  Change title and catalog description.

Item 6.d  RD 288 Foundations of Reading.  New course.

Item 6.f  Associate of Arts Program of Study in Special Education.  Deletion of an existing program.

 

Susan Gregory, Department of Special Education, Counseling, Reading, and Early Childhood, stated that her department has two Associates degrees.  They are deleting one and modifying the other, including a name change, as per the “No Child Left Behind” Act which requires paraeducators (also know as teacher’s aides) to have associate’s degrees.  The changes in the above items do not require new faculty for the department.

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Connie Landis to accept Items 6, 6.a, 6.b, 6.c, 6.d, and 6.f for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 8  EDCI 210 Educational Technology Applications.  Change catalog description.

Item 8.a  EDCI 308 Teaching the Bilingual/Multicultural Student.  Change course number.

Item 8.b  EDCI 523 Multicultural Education.  Change course number from 500 level to 400 level.

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Audrey ConnerRosberg to accept Items 8, 8.a, and 8.b for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 10  ART 358 Intermediate Computer Graphics (TN).  New course.

Item 10.a  ART 458 Advanced Computer Graphics (TN).  New course.

Item 10.b  ART 436 History of Women in Art (WR).  Change catalog description.

 

̃ Motion by Connie Landis, seconded by Matt Redinger to accept Items 10, 10.a, and 10.b for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 11  POLS 112 United States Government.  Change catalog number.

 

̃ Motion by Connie Landis, seconded by Alan Davis to accept Item 11 for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 7  HON 183 The Modern World.  Delete course.

Item 7.a  HON/EVST 351Civil Law in America.  Change title and catalog description.

Item 7.b  HON 291 Independent Study.  New course.

Item 7.c  HON 292 Seminar.  New course.

Item 7.d  HON 491 Independent Study.  New course.

Item 7.e  HON 492 Seminar.  New course.

 

Item 9  HON 181 The Ancient World.  Delete course.

Item 9.a  HON 182 The Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Worlds.  Delete course.

Item 9.b  HON 181 The Ancient and Medieval Worlds.  New course.

Item 9.c  HON 182 The Renaissance and Modern Worlds.  New course.

 

Item 11.a  University Honors Program.  Modification of an existing program (change admission criteria).

 

Item 16  HIST 106 Honors: History of Western Civilization to 1648.  New course.

Item 16.a  HIST 107 Honors: History of Western Civilization since 1648.  New course.

Item 16.b  BA Major in History.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 16.c  BA Major in History – Teaching Certificate Option.  Modification of an existing program

 

Item 19  Minor in History.  Modification of an existing program.

 

Dennis Nettiksimmons, Honors Program, stated that the core feature of the Honors Program is a three-semester series of six-credit courses that cover history, literature, humanities, etc.  These changes would reduce the courses to two three-credit courses yoked together which results in a two-semester series.  There are also changes in the History courses so that History majors pursuing Teacher Certification can take the honors courses and have them count in their major.  These change also put 292 and 492 courses in the catalog.

 

The criteria for the Honors distinction (a certificate) will also be changed.  The catalog currently states that students must obtain a 3.2 GPA in their honors courses to receive the Honors Scholar distinction.  These changes would take it down to 3.0, so student will have less concentration on grades, and more motivation to take risks.  Mr. Nettiksimmons noted that once the program is more stable in the future, that GPA could be ratcheted gradually back up.

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by George Madden to accept Items 7, 7.a, 7.b, 7.c, 7.d, 7.e, 9, 9.a, 9.b, 9.c, 11.a, 16, 16.a, 16.b, 16.c, and 19 for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 12  BS Teaching Major – Health and Physical Education.  Delete program.

Item 12.a  BS in Health Promotion.  Modification of existing program.

Item 12.b  HPE Courses to HHP.  Change rubric of ALL courses (including 500 level).

Item 12.c  HPE Swim for Fitness/Aquatic Exercise.  Change credit hours and description.

Item 12.d  HPE 260 Foundations of Health Enhancement.  Change title and course description.

Item 12.e  HPE 350 Scientific Fundamentals of Human Movement (WR).  Delete course.

Item 12.f  HPE 364 Assessment, Prescription, Evaluation in Health Enhancement.  Change title and course description.

Item 12.g  HPE 366 Techniques of Health Enhancement I.  Delete course.

Item 12.h  HPE 367 Techniques of Health Enhancement II.  Delete course.

Item 12.i  HPE 368 Techniques of Health Enhancement III.  Delete course.

Item 12.j  HPE 370 Health Enhancement Strategies K-12.  Change title and course description.

Item 12.k  HPE 390 Junior Field Experience.  Change credit hours and course description.

Item 12.L  HPE 363 Kinesiology and Biomechanics.  Change course number.

Item 12.m  HPE 470 Research in the Health Sciences.  Delete course.

Item 12.n  HHP 300 Motor Learning and Control.  New course.

Item 12.o  HHP 340 Methods of Health Instruction.  New course.

Item 12.p  HHP 344 Techniques of Competitive Team and Individual Sports.  New course.

Item 12.q  HHP 345 Techniques of Lifelong and Leisure Individual and Team Sports.  New course.

Item 12.r  HHP 346 Techniques of Rhythm, Dance, and Game Activities.  New course.

Item 12.s  HHP 347 Techniques of Elementary Activities.  New course.

Item 12.t  HHP 348 Techniques of Fitness and Wellness Activities.  New course.

Item 12.u  HHP 349 Techniques of Basic Strength and Conditioning.  New course.

Item 12.v  HHP 365 Special Populations in Health and Physical Education.  New course.

Item 12.w  HHP 430 Exercise Physiology.  New course.

Item 12.x  HHP 499 Senior Thesis.  New course.

 

Item 21  Teaching Minor – Health and Physical Education (K-12).  Modification of a program.

Item 21.a  Teaching Minor – Health Education (5-12).  Modification of an existing program.

Item 21.b  Minor in Health and Physical Education Option in Coaching.  Modification of an existing program.

 

Russ Lord and Carl Hanson, Department of Health, Physical Education, and Human Services, stated that the changes above will bring a much needed update to the department’s curriculum.  There are 6 deletions of courses and 11 new courses, but no net change in credits.  Some of the new courses are two credits rather than three.  These changes will actually reduce the faculty load.

 

There will be a department-wide core, and then the student can go into one, or two, of the following options:  Teacher Certification, Health Promotion, and Human Performance.

 

It was suggested that a note listing all the kinds of occupations the degrees can be used for be added to the catalog to help students make decisions

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Connie Landis to accept Items 12, 12.a, 12.b, 12.c, 12.d, 12.e, 12.f, 12.g, 12.h, 12.i, 12.j, 12.k, 12.L, 12.m, 12.n, 12.o, 12.p, 12.q, 12.r, 12.s, 12.t, 12.u, 12.v, 12.w, 12.x, and Items 21, 21.a, and 21.b for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 13  REHA 448 Vocational Rehabilitation:  Placement, Training and Support.  Delete course.

Item 13.a  BS in Rehabilitation and Related Services.  Modification of an existing program.

 

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Connie Landis to accept Items 13 and 13.a for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 15  PHYS 101 Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.  Change catalog description.

Item 15.a  PHYS 110 College Physics I.  Change catalog description.

Item 15.b  PHYS 120 College Physics II.  Change catalog description.

Item 15.c  PHYS 201 Introduction to Astronomy.  Change catalog description.

Item 15.d  SCIN 201 Special Topics in Science.  New course.

Item 15.e  CHEM 498 Honors Thesis.  New course.

Item 15.f  BIOL 499 Honors Thesis. New course.

Item 15.g  Teaching Minor in Biology.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 15.h  BS Major in Chemistry.  Modification of an existing program.

 

Item 22  BIOL 221 Introduction to Normal and Clinical Nutrition.  Change title and catalog description.

 

̃ Motion by Connie Landis, seconded by Doug Brown to accept Items 15, 15.a, 15.b, 15.c, 15.d, 15.e, 15.f, 15.g, 15.h and 22 for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 17  COMT 222 News Media.  Change title.

Item 17.a  COMT 226 Introduction to Visual Communication.  Change number and catalog description.

Item 17.b  COMT 259 Play Analysis (WR).  Delete course.

Item 17.c  COMT 301 Technology for Communication (TN).  Change number.

Item 17.d  COMT 310 Organizational Communication.  Change catalog description.

Item 17.e  COMT 320 Media and Society.  Change title.

Item 17.f  COMT 330 Persuasion.  Change catalog description.

Item 17.g  COMT 352 Theatre for Educators.  Delete course.

Item 17.h  COMT 410 Advanced Interpersonal Communication.  Change catalog description.

Item 17.i  COMT 414 Issues in Organizational Communication.  Change catalog description.

Item 17.j  COMT 425 Media Effects.  Change title.

Item 17.k  COMT 426 Interpreting Visual Images.  Delete course.

Item 17.L  COMT 460 Multicultural Communication.  Change title.

Item 17.n  COMT 488 Senior Colloquium in Communication.  Change title.

 

Item 18  COMT 416/516 Leadership and Communication. New course.

Item 18.a  COMT 426/526 Case Studies in Public Relations.  New course.

Item 18.b  COMT 427/527 Public Relations Ethics.  New course.

Item 18.c  COMT 429/529 The Law of Public Communication.  New course.

Item 18.d  BA in Communication Arts – Mass Communication Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 18.e  Minor in Communication Arts – Mass Communication Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 18.f  BA in Communication Arts – Organizational Communication Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 18.g  Minor in Communication Arts – Organizational Communication Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 18.h  BS in Public Relations.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 18.i  BA in Communication Arts – Theatre Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 18.j  Minor in Communication Arts – Theatre Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 18.k  Minor in Communication Arts – Theatre Therapy Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 18.L  Teaching Minor in Communication Arts.  Modification of an existing program.

 

Steve Coffman, Chair, Communication and Theatre, stated that the changes above reflect a new faculty member in Public Relations.

 

̃ Motion by Connie Landis, seconded by Alan Davis to accept Items 17, 17.a, 17.b, 17.c, 17.d, 17.e, 17.f, 17.g, 17.h, 17.i, 17.j, 17.k, 17.L, 17.n, 18, 18.a, 18.b, 18.c, 18.d, 18.e, 18.f, 18.g, 18.h, 18.i, 18.j, 18.k, and 18.L for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 19.a  HIST 310 History of England (Survey) 55 B.C.-1688 A.D.  Change title and catalog description.

Item 19.b  HIST 311 British History (Survey) 1688-20th Century.  Change title and catalog description.

Item 19.c  HIST 347 The Holocaust in Nazi Occupied Europe.  New course.

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Doug Brown to accept Item 19.a, 19.b, and 19.c for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 20  MATH 107 Precalculus.  Change prerequisites.

Item 20.a  MATH 112 Calculus I.  Change prerequisites.

Item 20.b  STAT 242 Multivariate Statistical Methods.  Change title.

Item 20.c  MATH/COMP 372 Scientific Computing.  Change prerequisites and description.

Item 20.d  BS in Mathematics Teaching Certificate Option – Single Subject Endorsement.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 20.e  BS in Mathematics Teaching Certificate Option – Multiple Subject Endorsement.  Modification of an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Doug Brown, seconded by Matt Redinger to accept Items 20, 20.a, 20.b, 20.c, 20.d, and 20.e for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 14  MGMT 338 Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  Change catalog number and prerequisites.

 

Item 32  BA in Business Administration – Major in Business Administration Accounting Option (CPA Five Year Program).  Delete Program.

Item 32.a  BS in Business Administration Major in Business Administration Marketing Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 32.b  MKT 343 Integrated Marketing Communications.  Change prerequisites.

Item 32.c  MKT 344 Professional Selling.  Change prerequisites.

Item 32.d  MKT 448 Market Research.  Change prerequisites.

 

Item 33  MIS 225 Introduction to Productivity Application Software.  New course.

Item 33.a  MIS 101 Introduction to Computer Concepts.  Delete course.

Item 33.b  MIS 201 Introduction to Information Technology.  Delete course.

Item 33.c  MIS 203 Intermediate Spreadsheets.  Delete course.

 

Item 34  ACCT 435 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).  New course.

Item 34.a  ACCT 434 Advanced Income Tax.  Change catalog description.

Item 34.b  ACCT 438 Advanced Accounting.  Change prerequisites.

Item 34.c  ACCT 433 Income Tax.  Change prerequisites and catalog description.

Item 34.d  ACCT 429 Advanced Auditing Assurance Services.  Change catalog description.

Item 34.e  ACCT 428 Auditing and Assurance Services.  Change catalog description.

Item 34.f  ACCT 405 Business Law for Accountants.  Change catalog description.

Item 34.g  ACCT 343 Cost Accounting.  Change prerequisites.

Item 34.h  ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I.  Change prerequisites and catalog description.

Item 34.i  ACCT 303 Intermediate Accounting III and Theory.  Change catalog description.

 

Item 38  All Business Courses (ACCT, ECON, FIN, MGMT, MIS, & MKT), graduate and undergraduate.  Change prerequisite to consent of department.

 

Doug Brown stated that many of these changes are to correct some prerequisites so students don’t get into classes they are not prepared for.  Item 38 is part of that.  The Chair will have a list of the AACSB requirements and she will be able to tell whether a student should take a class or not.  It was noted that Item 38 only applies to courses that already had a prerequisite of “Consent of Instructor.”  It was also noted that AACSB accreditation is taking away a lot of the College of Business’ flexibility.

 

̃ Motion by Doug Brown, seconded by George Benedict to accept Items 14, 32, 32.a, 32.b, 32.c, 32.d, 33, 33.a, 33.b, 33.c, 34, 34.a, 34.b, 34.c, 34.d, 34.e, 34.f, 34.g, 34.h, 34.i and 38 for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 27  AS Program of Study in Human Resources.  Modification of a program.

Item 27.a  HR 180 Employment Law and Practices.  New course.

Item 27.b  HR 181 Recruitment and Selection.  New course.

Item 27.c  HR 280 Compensation and Benefits.  New course.

Item 27.d  HR 281 Risk Management, Safety, and Security.  New course.

Item 27.e  HR 282 Organizational Development.  New course.

Item 27.f  HR 283 Human Resource Applications.  New course.

Item 27.g  HR 284 Field Experience.  New course.

 

Item 36  AS Program of Study in Human Resources.  Modification of a program:  Add a Human Resource Management Certificate as exit point.

Item 36.a  AS Program of Study in Human Resources.  Modification of a program:  Add a Human Resource Management Essentials Certificate as exit point.

 

George Madden, Chair of the UCC, stated that the UCC noted that the College of Technology had not sufficiently consulted with the College of Business, so the UCC tabled these items until they were properly discussed.  The two colleges then worked together on those items to clear up any problems.

 

̃ Motion by Audrey ConnerRosberg, seconded by Matt Redinger to accept Items 27, 27.a, 27.b, 27.c, 27.d, 27.e, 27.f, 27.g, 36 and 36.a for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

 

The rest of the items on the agenda will be deferred to the next meeting.  The next meeting will be January 16, 2003 as the December 12 meeting is cancelled.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:03 p.m.

 

 

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