ACADEMIC SENATE MINUTES

 

 

DATE:           February 11, 2010

 

PRESENT:    Dan Yazak                                          Don Larsen

                        Sandie Rietz                                        Paul Bauer

                        Rakesh Sah                                         Lorrie Steerey

                        Keith Edgerton                                   Doug Brown

                        Mark Hardt                                         Bruce Brumley

                        Steve Coffman                                    Diane Duin (ex-officio)

                        Tasneem Khaleel (ex-officio)              Mary Susan Fishbaugh (ex-officio)

                        John Cech (ex-officio)                        Sue Balter-Reitz (ex-officio)

 

ABSENT:      Jeff Sanders*                                      Craig McKenzie*

                        Gary Young (ex-officio)                     Karen Heikel (ex-officio)*

                        D’Ann Campbell (ex-officio)*           Terrie Iverson (ex-officio)

                        Stacy Klippenstein (ex-officio)

* excused

 

GUEST:         Vern Gagnon                                      Susan Stewart

                        Cindy Rossmith                                  Tammi Miller

                        Mel Lehman                                        Jeri Pullum

                        Lisa Skriner

 

PRESIDING:                                                                   Lorrie Steerey, Chair

 

 

Lorrie Steerey called the meeting to order at 3:42 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Conference Room.

 

The minutes of January 28 were accepted as presented.

 

I.          ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

 

Item 29  HIST 109 Current World Problems.  Delete course.

 

̃ Motion by Bruce Brumley, seconded by Sandie Rietz to accept Item 29 for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 32  AS Program of Study in Human Resources General Applied Emphasis.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 32.a  AS Program of Study in Human Resources COB Articulated Emphasis.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 32.b  Certificate of AS in Human Resource Management.  Modification of an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Dan Yazak to accept Items 32 through 32.b for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 33  AAS in Sustainable Energy Technician.  New program.

Item 33.a  Certificate of AF in Sustainable Energy Technician.  New program.

Item 33.b  SET 110 Introduction to Sustainable Energy.  New course.

Item 33.c  SET 120 Fundamentals of Mechanical Systems.  New course.

Item 33.d  SET 130 Fundamentals of Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems.  New course.

Item 33.e  SET 150 Industrial Safety and Rigging.  New course.

Item 33.f  SET 160 AC/DC Electronics I.  New course.

Item 33.g  SET 170 Electric Motors and Generators.  New course.

Item 33.h  SET 180 AC/DC Electronics II.  New course.

Item 33.i  SET 250 Wind Technician Safety.  New course.

Item 33.j  SET 252 Wind Turbine Equipment.  New course.

Item 33.k  SET 254 Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance.  New course.

Item 33.L  SET 260 Electrical Power and Distribution I.  New course.

Item 33.m  SET 264 Electrical Power and Distribution II. New course.

Item 33.n  SET 270 Electronic Drive Systems.  New course.

Item 33.o  SET 280 Programmable Logic Controllers.  New course.

Item 33.p  SET 284 Digital Electronics.  New course.

 

̃ Motion by Mark Hardt, seconded by Dan Yazak to accept Items 33 through 33.p for information.

 

Vern Gagnon, Department Chair for Business/Metal Fabrication/Transportation Technologies at the College of Technology, noted that he put together this proposal but will not be running the program.  He introduced Mel Lehman, Wind Montana Project Manager, and Jeri Pullum, Grants Writer for MSU Great Falls College of Technology.

 

It was noted that this new program is grant funded for the first two to three years, but we have to remember if the program is not meeting its enrollment goals in five years, it must be cut.

 

John Cech, Dean of the College of Technology, stated that the COT is also part of a consortium including Bozeman that recently received a federal appropriation which will also help pay to pilot this program.  MSUB has a spring start for our students, while the other campuses are starting in the fall semester.  All the same courses will be taught at the four campuses.  There will be one full-time faculty hired to run the program, with area experts serving as part-time faculty.  Mr. Gagnon noted that there are some current faculty at the COT who will also be able to teach some of the courses, and expertise can be shared among the four institutions involved in the project.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 34  AAS in Automobile Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology.  Modification of an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Bruce Brumley, seconded by Sandie Rietz to accept Item 34 for information.

 

Mr. Gagnon noted that this change adds an existing certification prep course to the program.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

II.        ITEM – FIRST READING

 

Item 27  MEd School Counseling Option (K-12) OPI Licensure Professional Practice Track.  Modification of an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Dan Yazak, seconded by Sandie Rietz to approve Item 27 on first reading.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

̃ Motion by Dan Yazak, seconded by Sandie Rietz to waive second reading of Item 27.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

III.       DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

 

A.  3+2 Athletic Training Articulation Agreement with Rocky Mountain College

 

̃ Motion by Dan Yazak to approve of the 3+2 Athletic Training Articulation Agreement with Rocky Mountain College.

 

It was noted that there are no curriculum changes with this proposal.  Students will earn a bachelor’s degree in three years at RMC and then come to MSUB for two years, earning their master’s.

 

Comments from an email by Russ Lord, Chair of Health and Human Performance:

·         This will make MSUB the first MUS campus to have a 3+2 with a non-MUS school, thus this puts MSUB in a unique position in the MUS

·         Fits with and solidifies the “urban university” position we’ve said is important

 

Mary Susan Fishbaugh, Dean of the College of Education, stated that they have had a memorandum of agreement with the University of Great Falls for Special Education programs for many years.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.

 

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