DATE:            November 9, 2006


PRESENT:     Mark Hardt                                          Bruce Brumley

                        Audrey ConnerRosberg                        Johanna Mitchell

                        Keith Edgerton                                     Gershon Bulgatz

                        Craig McKenzie                                   Janii Pedersen (student)

                        Alicia Esteves (student)                         Mary Susan Fishbaugh (ex-officio)


ABSENT:       Agnes Samples – excused                    Lorrie Steerey – excused

                        Noreen Lee – excused                         Matt Redinger – excused

                        Rakesh Sah – excused                         Sandie Rietz

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

                        Mary McNally (ex-officio)                    John Cech (ex-officio)

                        Bob Carr (ex-officio)                            Terrie Iverson (ex-officio)

                        Stacy Klippenstein (ex-officio)              George White (ex-officio)


PRESIDING: Audrey ConnerRosberg, Chair



Audrey ConnerRosberg called the meeting to order at 3:50 p.m. in the Missouri room.


The minutes of November 2 were accepted as presented.




Approved by the Graduate Committee 11/3/06

Item 22  COMT 598 Project.  Change title to Research Project Seminar.


Item 29  ACCT 592 Seminar.  Delete course.


Item 34  REHA 506 Practicum:  Counseling and Therapy Techniques.  Change course description.

Item 34.a  REHA 508 Practicum:  Multicultural and Gender Issues in Counseling.  Change title to Multicultural and Gender Issues in Counseling.

Item 34.b  REHA 594 Clinic.  Delete course.


Item 34.c  REHA 594 Counseling Practicum.  New course.


̃ Motion by Keith Edgerton, seconded by Mark Hardt to approve Items 22, 29, 34, 34.a, 34.b, and 34.c.


̃ Motion carried.


̃ Motion by Mark Hardt, seconded by Keith Edgerton to waive second reading of Items 22, 29, 34, 34.a, 34.b, and 34.c.


̃ Motion carried.




A.  November 16


There will NOT be a Senate meeting on November 16.  The next meeting will be November 30.


B.  Suggestion from the UCC:  Printed name on Academic Senate Forms


From an email from Vern Gagnon, UCC Chairperson:

Just a thought as I was looking through the many items before the UCC, was that having the printed name for the originating faculty listed on the course forms would be beneficial in the process.  I understand that the form already asks for a signature of the submitting faculty, but often times the signature is not distinguishable.  I think that this should be the case for all of the Academic Senate forms.  It seems that in many other forms (academic and professional) a line for the printed name is required on the form as well.


̃ Motion by Keith Edgerton, seconded by Janii Pedersen to accept this proposal.


̃ Motion carried.


C.  Two Year Education Council – Bruce Brumley


Mr. Brumley reported that the Board of Regents and the Governor put together a group to look at two year education, including all the COTs, the community colleges, and the tribal colleges.  General Education is the hot issue.  They are also looking at coordinating AS degrees across the units, but that will likely be a long way off.  It was cited that accreditation is a big issue when coordinating programs across units.  They are also working with workforce development through the unions.


Mr. Brumley noted that the faculty on this Council do not vote; only the deans vote.  It was noted that this Council has been meeting for years without faculty, so at least now the faculty are being heard.  Right now the topic of discussion is the units’ AAS degrees being in compliance with BOR requirements.  MSU-Billings COT is the only unit with all its AAS degrees in compliance.



The meeting adjourned at 4:02 p.m.