ACADEMIC SENATE MINUTES

 

 

DATE: February 23, 2006

 

PRESENT: Agnes Samples Lorrie Steerey

Sandie Rietz Audrey ConnerRosberg

Keith Edgerton Bruce Brumley

Noreen Lee Craig McKenzie

Matt Redinger Tasneem Khaleel (ex-officio)

ABSENT: Mark Hardt excused Paul Bauer excused

Randall Gloege excused Lewis Rife (student) excused

Dan Hansen (student) excused

David Garloff (ex-officio) Curt Kochner (ex-officio)

Mary Susan Fishbaugh (ex-officio) Mary McNally (ex-officio)

Kirk Lacy (ex-officio) John Cech (ex-officio)

George White (ex-officio) Terrie Iverson (ex-officio)

 

GUESTS: Susan Balter-Reitz Amy Beatty

Dan Gross Lonnie Schrag

PRESIDING: Keith Edgerton, Chair

 

 

Keith Edgerton called the meeting to order at 3:52 p.m. in room B57 in the College of Technology.

 

The minutes of February 9 were accepted as presented.

 

I VACANCY ON SENATE

 

Keith Edgerton stated that Ben Marschke has resigned from the Senate. Someone will need to be appointed to the at-large position to finish out this semester, and then an election can be held.

 

Keith Edgerton appointed Susan Balter-Reitz for Spring 2006. Her service will begin at the next meeting, March 16.

 

II. ITEMS FIRST READING

 

Item 32 MS in Public Relations. Modification of an existing program.

Item 21 COMT 481/581 Media for Social Change. New course. Only Graduate course for approval (undergrad has not been approved by UCC yet)

Item 21.a COMT 530 Public Influence. New course.

Item 26 COMT 431/531 Political Communication.  New course.

 

Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Bruce Brumley to approve Items 32, 21, 21.a, and 26 on first reading.

 

Dr. Balter-Reitz noted that these changes essentially catch up the program with the faculty who have been hired since 2002, and also make the program more approachable for students. The program will require a six-course core and two restricted electives, rather than eight required courses. The new courses are seminars the department has already been offering, so no new faculty are needed.

 

Motion carried.

 

Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Audrey ConnerRosberg to waive second reading of Items 32, 21, 21.a, and 26.

 

Motion carried.

 

III. ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

 

Item 38 AS Program of Study in Human Resources General Applied Emphasis. Modification of an existing program.

Item 38.a AS Program of Study in Human Resources College of Business Articulated Emphasis. Modification of an existing program.

Item 38.b Certificate in Human Resource Management. Modification of an existing program.

Item 38.c Certificate in Human Resource Management Essentials. Modification of an existing program.

Item 38.d HR 284 Field Experience. Change course number, title, and credits.

 

Motion by Audrey ConnerRosberg, seconded by Matt Redinger to accept Items 38, 38.a, 38.b, 39.c, and 38.d.

 

Amy Beatty, Program Manager, stated that these changes will change the field experience to a cooperative education course and also give students the option to take more than one credit of field experience. Only one credit is required, however.

 

Motion carried.

 

 

Item 50 AAS in Medical Assisting. Modification of an existing program.

Item 50.a AAS in Paramedic. Modification of an existing program.

Item 50.b AAS in Practical Nursing. Modification of an existing program.

Item 50.c AAS in Radiologic Technology. Modification of an existing program.

 

Motion by Bruce Brumley, seconded by Audrey ConnerRosberg to accept Items 50, 50.a, 50.b, and 50.c.

 

Lonnie Schrag, Team Leader of Nursing, Health, and Safety Occupations, stated that these changes are to add two additional choices for math gen eds in the pre-heath care core which all four of these programs share. Also, the Medical Assisting program is changing the plan of study to move the medical procedures courses to earlier in the program, in response to student requests.

 

Motion carried.

 

Item 51 CMP 105 Introduction to Computers. Change title and course description.

 

Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Audrey ConnerRosberg to accept Item 51.

 

Craig McKenzie stated that this change is to update the title and course description to what we are already teaching.

 

Motion carried.

 

Keith Edgerton noted that since the appropriate parties are not present for the rest of the agenda items, they will be postponed.

 

IV. OTHER

 

It was noted that Mike Campbell needs a faculty member to serve on a subcommittee for our upcoming NWCCU evaluation which will determine if our budgets are in line with our mission. Keith Edgerton stated he would serve.

 

Dean Tasneem Khaleel stated she also needs two faculty members to serve on subcommittees for standards 2.a and 2.b. Dr. Edgerton has already agreed to serve on one. The Senate will ask for additional volunteers.

 

A question was raised about how the courses offered this summer were chosen. Dean Khaleel responded that the summer school budget was cut 10% this year, so the offerings also had to be reduced. Kirk Lacy created a list of courses that averaged high enrollments over the last three summers, and that list was used to pick which courses to offer. However, they also realized they had to serve gen ed, masters programs, the nursing program, and also resolve issues with post-retirement agreements for faculty retiring this year. Each Dean had a say in what they wanted to offer this summer.

 

It was noted that the FACC has been discussing online compensation for most of this academic year, and they have decided that they must make a change starting this summer. They will have a resolution for faculty pay for online teaching by March 15, so it will be in place for summer and fall registration. It was noted that the COT faculty have not been involved in these discussions, and will likely have the new plan sprung on them.

 

Academic Senate Initiative #2: Recruitment & Retention Survey (Fall 2005)

Lorrie Steerey stated that she received 59 surveys from faculty, staff, and administration. We still need student data. It was suggested that Dr. Steerey ask the student government to administer the survey.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.

 

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