ACADEMIC SENATE MINUTES

 

 

DATE:            November 30, 2006

 

PRESENT:     Agnes Samples                                     Rakesh Sah

                        Sandie Rietz                                         Bruce Brumley

                        Johanna Mitchell                                   Keith Edgerton

                        Gershon Bulgatz                                   Craig McKenzie

                        Matt Redinger                                      Janii Pedersen (student)

                        Alicia Esteves (student)                        

 

ABSENT:       Noreen Lee

                        Mark Hardt – excused                         Audrey ConnerRosberg – excused

                        Lorrie Steerey – excused

                        David Garloff (ex-officio)                      Tasneem Khaleel (ex-officio)

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

                        John Cech (ex-officio)                          Bob Carr (ex-officio)

                        Terrie Iverson (ex-officio)                     Stacy Klippenstein (ex-officio)

                        George White (ex-officio)

 

GUESTS:        Susan Balter-Reitz                                David Weiss

                        Mike Campbell                                     Connie Landis

 

PRESIDING: Bruce Brumley, Vice Chair

 

 

Bruce Brumley called the meeting to order at 3:47 p.m. in the Missouri room.

 

The minutes of November 9 were accepted as presented.

 

I.          ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

 

Item 2  ACCT 405 Business Law for Accountants.  Change rubric to BUS, title to Business Law II, and change catalog description.

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Rakesh Sah to accept Item 2 for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 10  HIST 104 History of World Civilization to 1500.  Change title to The West and the World to 1648 and change course description.

Item 10.a  HIST 105 History of World Civilization Since 1500.  Change title to The West and the World since 1648 and change course description.

Item 10.m  BA Major in History.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 10.n  Minor in History.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 10.o  BA Major in History, Teaching Certificate Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 10.p  Teaching Minor in History.  Modification of an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Rakesh Sah to accept Items 10, 10.a, 10.m, 10.n, 10.o, and 10.p for information.

 

Matt Redinger noted that teaching World History has been a complete failure—there is no way to cover that much information in one semester.  The courses are being changed back to Western Civilization and history teaching majors will be required to take another non-western course.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 12  SPAN 411, 412 Survey of Spanish-American Literature I, II.  Delete courses.

Item 12.a  SPAN 415, 416 Survey of Spanish Literature I, II.  Delete courses.

Item 12.b  SPAN 410 Topics in Spanish American Literature.  New course.

Item 12.c  SPAN 414 Topics in Spanish Literature.  New course.

Item 12.d  BA Major in Spanish.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 12.e  BA Major in Spanish Teaching Certificate Option.  Modification of an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Janii Pedersen to accept Items 12, 12.a, 12.b, 12.c, 12.d, and 12.e for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 14.e  BS Major in Mathematics Teaching Certificate Option, Single Subject Endorsement.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 14.f  BS Major in Mathematics Teaching Certificate Option, Multiple Subject Endorsement.  Modification of an existing program.

 

Item 15  RD 414 Teaching Reading K-3.  New course.

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Gershon Bulgatz to accept Items 14.e, 14.f, and 15 for information.

 

Sandie Rietz noted that RD 414 is a course for the new reading major.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 18  CRIM/SOCL 226 Introduction to Probation.  New course.

Item 18.a  CRIM/SOCL 227 Introduction to Policing.  New course.

Item 18.b  CRIM/SOCL 325 Sociology of Deviance.  New course.

Item 18.c  CRIM/SOCL 413 Administration of Law Enforcement.  New course.

Item 18.d  CRIM/SOCL 421 Criminal Justice Ethics. New course.

Item 18.i  BS Degree Major in Criminal Justice.  New program.

Item 18.L  CRIM/SOCL 228 Race, Class, Gender and Crime.  New course.

 

̃ Motion by Matt Redinger, seconded by Sandie Rietz to accept Items 18, 18.a, 18.b, 18.c, 18.d, 18.i, and 18.L for information.

 

It was noted that the staffing for this new program is not well planned out in the paperwork.  The rotation of courses for all faculty in the program should be laid out for the next two or three years.  It was noted that if the Department is not asking for a new faculty line, they can teach the course however they want.

 

̃ Motion carried with 2 abstentions.

 

Item 19  COMT 320 Media Studies.  Change title and course description.

Item 19.a  COMT 425/525 Media Criticism.  Change course description and prerequisites.

Item 19.b  COMT 450 Advanced Performance Skills.  Change title and prerequisites.

Item 19.c  COMT 460 Intercultural Communication.  Delete course.

Item 19.d  COMT 470/570 Applied Communication.  Change title.

Item 19.e  COMT 321 Theories of Media and Society.  New course.

Item 19.f  COMT 440/540 Popular Culture and Cultural Studies.  New course.

Item 19.g  BA Major in Communication Arts Organizational Communication Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 19.h  BA Major in Communication Arts Mass Communication Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 19.i  BS Major in Public Relations.  Modification of an existing program.

 

Item 22.a  COMT 461/561 Multicultural Mass Communication.  New course.

 

Item 25  COMT 356 Theatre Design and Technology.  New course.

Item 25.a  BA Major in Communication Arts Theatre Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 25.b  Minor in Communication Arts Mass Communication Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 25.c  Minor in Communication Arts Theatre Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 25.d  Teaching Minor in Speech Communication.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 25.e  Teaching Minor in Theatre.  Modification of an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Keith Edgerton, seconded by Alicia Esteves to accept Items 19, 19.a, 19.b, 19.c, 19.d, 19.e, 19.f, 19.g, 19.h, 19.i, 22.a, 25, 25.a, 25.b, 25.c, 25.d, and 25.e for information.

 

Susan Balter-Reitz, Communication and Theatre, noted that David Weiss was hired to update the withering Mass Communication program.  Dr. Weiss noted that they added one new course that all Mass Communication majors will take and shifted emphasis in some of the other courses.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 20  ART 211 Introduction to Photography.  Change prerequisites.

Item 20.a  ART 215 Introduction to Printmaking.  Change prerequisites.

Item 20.b  ART 217 Introduction to Lithography.  Change prerequisites.

Item 20.c  ART 242 Introduction to Ceramics.  Change prerequisites.

Item 20.d  ART 255 Introduction to Photoshop.  Change credits.

Item 20.e  ART 256 Introduction to Illustrator.  Change credits.

Item 20.f  ART 257 Introduction to PageMaker.  Change title to Introduction to Desktop Publishing, and change credits and course description.

Item 20.g  ART 271 Introduction to Watercolor.  Change prerequisites.

Item 20.h  ART 272 Introduction to Painting.  Change prerequisites.

Item 20.i  ART 281 Introduction to Sculpture.  Change prerequisites.

Item 20.j  ART 358 Intermediate Computer Graphics.  Change credits.

Item 20.k  ART 458 Advanced Computer Graphics.  Change credits.

Item 20.L  BA Major in Art.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 20.m  BA Major in Art Teaching Certificate Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 20.n  Teaching Minor in Art.  Modification of an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Keith Edgerton to accept Items 20, 20.a, 20.b, 20.c, 20.d, 20.e, 20.f, 20.g, 20.h, 20.i, 20.j, 20.k, 20.L, 20.m, and 20.n for information.

 

Connie Landis, Art Department, noted that all the computer graphics courses were being changed from 3 credits to 4 credits.  The majors will lose one credit of electives to accommodate this change.  The teaching minor will increase from 26 to 27 credits.  The prerequisite changes are to add “permission of instructor” so that community members who may want to take just one art course may do so.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 24  EDF 100 Educated Persons for a Democratic Society.  Change title to Education and Democracy.

 

̃ Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Janii Pedersen to accept Item 24 for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 29.a  ACCT 233 Principles of Accounting I.  Change course description.

Item 29.b  ACCT 234 Principles of Accounting II.  Change course description.

Item 29.c  ACCT 342 Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting.  Change course description.

Item 29.d  ACCT 421 Accounting Systems and Controls.  Change course description.

Item 29.e  ACCT 491 Independent Study.  Change course description.

Item 29.f  BUS 205 Business Law.  Change course description.

Item 29.g  ACCT 344 Advanced Cost Accounting.  Delete course.

Item 29.h  ACCT 347 Accounting for Business Decision Making.  Delete course.

Item 29.i  ACCT 385 Computer Applications for Accountants.  Delete course.

Item 29.j  MIS 103 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets.  Delete course.

Item 29.k  MIS 104 Introduction to Word Processing.  Delete course.

Item 29.L  MIS 202 Introduction to Databases.  Delete course.

Item 29.m  MIS/CMP 262 Microsoft Access.  Delete course.

Item 29.n  MIS 350 COBOL Programming.  Delete course.

Item 29.o  MIS 472 Business Geographic Information Systems.  Delete course.

Item 29.p  MIS 480 Applied Systems Development.  Delete course.

Item 29.Q  MKT 460 International Marketing.  New course.

Item 29.r  MIS 461 Interactive Web Development.  New course.

Item 29.s  MIS 462 Advanced Web Development.  New course.

Item 29.t  MIS 463 Server Side Scripting.  New course.

Item 29.u  BSBA Required Business Core.  Modification of an existing program component.

Item 29.v  BS Major in Business Administration Accounting Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 29.w  BS Major in Business Administration General Business Option Online.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 29.x  BS Major in Business Administration Management Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 29.y  BS Major in Business Administration Marketing Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 29.z  BS Major in Business Administration Information Systems Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 29.aa  Minor in Accounting.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 29.bb  Minor in Marketing.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 29.cc  Minor in Information Systems.  Modification of an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Rakesh Sah, seconded by Keith Edgerton to accept Items 29.a, 29.b, 29.c, 29.d, 29.e, 29.f, 29.g, 29.h, 29.i, 29.j, 29.k, 29.L, 29.m, 29.n, 29.o, 29.p, 29.Q, 29.r, 29.s, 29.t, 29.u, 29.v, 29.w, 29.x, 29.y, 29.z, 29.aa, 29.bb, and 29.cc for information.

 

Rakesh Sah noted that the College of Business dropped MIS 225 and added MIS 330 to the business core.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 30.a  CTBU 252 Medical Coding.  Change rubric to HLTH and change course description.

 

̃ Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Janii Pedersen to accept Item 30.a for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 35  Minor in Business Geographic Information Systems.  Modification of an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Gershon Bulgatz to accept Item 35 for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

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Returning to Items 18, the new Criminal Justice program, it was noted that if a faculty member has already been hired for this new program, that faculty member is currently teaching a full load.  That means that they will need another new line to offer this new program.  The Senate needs more information on how this new program will be staffed in the future.

 

̃ Motion by Keith Edgerton, seconded by Sandie Rietz and Gershon Bulgatz to reconsider Items 18, 18.a, 18.b, 18.c, 18.d, 18.i, and 18.L at next week’s meeting, and to ask the Department Chair and Dean to attend the meeting to discuss staffing.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

II.         OTHER

 

A.  Educational Testing Service

 

It was noted that the administration seems to be keen on measuring every part of the University.  It was noted that this started with performance-based funding, and has now moved to this measuring.  It was cited that this Educational Testing Service infringes on academic freedom.  The issue will be discussed with the Provost next week.

 

B.  New Graduation Form

 

It was observed there is a new graduation form that is much more complex than the previous one.  There are also earlier deadlines, which is an inconvenience for students.  The Registrar will be asked to a Senate meeting to discuss the changes.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

 

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