DATE:           December 10, 2009


PRESENT:    Dan Yazak                                          Jeff Sanders

                        Don Larsen                                         Sandie Rietz

                        Paul Bauer                                           Rakesh Sah

                        Lorrie Steerey                                     Keith Edgerton

                        Doug Brown                                       Bruce Brumley

                        Steve Coffman                                    Tasneem Khaleel (ex-officio)

                        Mary Susan Fishbaugh (ex-officio)    John Cech (ex-officio)

                        Sue Balter-Reitz (ex-officio)              D’Ann Campbell (ex-officio)


ABSENT:      Craig McKenzie                                  Mark Hardt*

                        Diane Duin (ex-officio)                      Gary Young (ex-officio)

                        Karen Heikel (ex-officio)*                  Terrie Iverson (ex-officio)

                        Stacy Klippenstein (ex-officio)

* excused


GUEST:         Cindy Rossmith


PRESIDING:                                                                   Lorrie Steerey, Chair



Lorrie Steerey called the meeting to order at 3:41 p.m. in McMullen 305.


The minutes of December 3 were accepted as presented.




A.  RACE Procedures:  Provost D’Ann Campbell


It was noted that Provost Campbell would like the Deans to write a letter of recommendation for each RACE application.  It was cited that the Senate fought hard to remove that step from the RACE process, because Deans were sitting on proposals of certain faculty members and, when pressed, those Deans wrote very negative recommendations.  The Deans should be made aware of the applications coming from their College, but should not have a recommendation capacity.


Provost Campbell stated that she has struggled with the RACE applications because she wants as much information as possible to make her decisions.  The RACE Committee members are doing a great job, but they may need more background information about what the applicant has done over the last few years.  Dr. Campbell wrote four different proposals to add Dean recommendations to the process, and the advantage of all four is more information for her decision-making process.


The question was raised as to whether the Provost can overrule the RACE Committee.  It was confirmed that like any committee, be it URTC or Senate, the RACE Committee is a recommending body only.  Provost Campbell stated that she intends to begin the process of Deans recommending RACE applications and the Chancellor asked her to inform the Senate of the new step.


It was agreed that the Senate accepted this information and will continue the RACE process as it is now.




Item 13  MSG 101 Introduction to Military Leadership Skills.  New course.

Item 13.a  MSG 102 Basic Leadership Skills & Concepts.  New course.

Item 13.b  MSG 106 Army Physical Conditioning and Training Laboratory.  New course.

Item 13.c  MSG 201 Leadership Development & Life Skills.  New course.

Item 13.d  MSG 202 Leadership Management & Team Building.  New course.

Item 13.e  MSG 203 Ranger Challenge Laboratory.  New course.

Item 13.f  MSG 298 Leadership Training Course Internship.  New course.

Item 13.g  MSG 301 Small Unit Tactics & Operations.  New course.

Item 13.h  MSG 302 Applied Leadership and Tactics Training.  New course.

Item 13.i  MSG 398 Warrior Forge Internship.  New course.

Item 13.j  MSG 401 The Army Officer:  Roles & Responsibilities.  New course.

Item 13.k  MSG 402 Officership:  Ethics & Justice in the Army.  New course.

Item 13.L  MSG 492 Advanced Leadership Practicum.  New course.

Item 13.m  MSG 491 Leadership Special Topic.  New course.


̃ Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Dan Yazak to take Items 13 through 13.m off the table.


̃ Motion carried.


It was noted that the whole ROTC program is paid for by the government/military (not Bozeman).


̃ Motion to accept Items 13 through 13.m for information (made December 3) carried.


Item 21  Non-Endorsable Teaching Minor in Special Education (K-12) Concentration.  Modification to an existing program.


̃ Motion by Dan Yazak, seconded by Bruce Brumley to accept Item 21 for information.


̃ Motion carried.


Item 24  AAS in Practical Nursing & AS in Nursing (ASN).  Modifications to existing (linked) programs.

Item 24.a  NURS 214 Basic IV Therapy.  Change prerequisite.

Item 24.b  NURS 292 Seminar-Special Projects.  New course.

Item 24.c  NURS 293 Workshop.  New course.


̃ Motion by Bruce Brumley, seconded by Dan Yazak to accept Items 24 through 24.c for information.


̃ Motion carried.


Dr. Steerey noted that Items 26 through 26.d are pulled from today’s agenda by Dean John Cech because they need more work.




Item 25  EDUC 290, 291, 292, 293, 296, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 496, and 596.  Delete courses (delete EDUC rubric).


̃ Motion by Bruce Brumley, seconded by Paul Bauer to approve Item 25 on first reading.


̃ Motion carried.


̃ Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Dan Yazak to waive second reading of Item 25.


̃ Motion carried.


Item 31  MS in Athletic Training.  Modification of an existing program.


̃ Motion by Dan Yazak, seconded by Bruce Brumley to approve Item 31 on first reading.


̃ Motion carried.


̃ Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Dan Yazak to waive second reading of Item 31.


̃ Motion carried.




Item 30  Academic Senate Bylaws Article IV. Section B. 8. Academic Foundations Committee.  Change name to “General Education Committee.”


̃ Motion by Bruce Brumley, seconded by Dan Yazak to approve Item 30 on second reading.


̃ Motion carried.




B.  Program Reviews


Not all the reviews have been turned in to the Senate.  They will be discussed in the Spring.



The meeting adjourned at 4:04 p.m.