DATE:           October 13, 2011


PRESENT:    Stephen Eliason                                  Sandie Rietz

                        Paul Bauer                                           Susan Gilbertz

                        David Gurchiek                                  Keith Edgerton

                        Mark Hardt                                         Bruce Brumley

                        ReAnna Kero (student)                      Tasneem Khaleel (ex-officio)

                        Marsha Riley (ex-officio)                    Barbara Wheeling (ex-officio)


ABSENT:      Scott Murray*                                     Don Larsen*

                        Doug Brown*                                     Patricia Vettel-Becker*

                        Ryan Shore (student)*                        Diane Duin (ex-officio)*

                        Tim Wilkinson (ex-officio)*               Mary Susan Fishbaugh (ex-officio)*

                        Mark Pagano (ex-officio)*                  Terrie Iverson (ex-officio)

                        Stacy Klippenstein (ex-officio)

* excused


PRESIDING:                                                                   Bruce Brumley, Chair



Bruce Brumley called the meeting to order at 3:55 p.m. in the South Conference Room of the COT Health Sciences Building.


The minutes of September 29 were accepted as presented.


Ț Motion by Keith Edgerton, seconded by Mark Hardt to table the minutes of October 6 until Dr. Rietz can offer editing suggestions to the Senate.


Mr. Brumley noted that curriculum Items 11 through 11.b will be postponed until the next meeting.




Item 8  MUSI 281 Diction I:  English and Italian.  New course.

Item 8.a  MUSI 282 Diction II:  French and German.  New course.

Item 8.b  MUSI 438A Advanced Instrumental Studio Pedagogy and Literature:  Guitar.  New course.

Item 8.c  MUSI 438B Advanced Instrumental Studio Pedagogy and Literature:  Flute and Single Reed.  New course.

Item 8.d  MUSI 438C Advanced Instrumental Studio Pedagogy and Literature:  Double Reed.  New course.

Item 8.e  MUSI 438D Advanced Instrumental Studio Pedagogy and Literature:  High Brass.  New course.

Item 8.f  MUSI 438E Advanced Instrumental Studio Pedagogy and Literature:  Low Brass.  New course.

Item 8.g  MUSI 438F Advanced Instrumental Studio Pedagogy and Literature:  Percussion.  New course.

Item 8.h  MUSI 442 Advanced Vocal Studio Pedagogy and Literature.  New course.

Item 8.i  BA Major in Music Performance Option.  Modification of an existing program.


Item 10  BA Major in Music.  Modification of an existing program (adding a business track).


Ț Motion by Mark Hardt, seconded by Paul Bauer to accept Items 8 through 8.i and 10 for information.


It was agreed that faculty members should be required to attend Senate meetings to explain their curriculum proposals.


Ț Motion to accept was withdrawn.


Ț Motion by Keith Edgerton, seconded by Mark Hardt to table Items 8 through 8.i and 10.




            List of Sabbatical Committee Nominees:

1.      Tami Haaland

2.      Michael Campbell

3.      Stephen Eliason

4.      St. John Robinson

5.      Keith Edgerton

6.      Matthew McMullen

7.      Sarah Keller

8.      Connie Landis


Ț Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Susan Gilbertz to approve the list as it stands and forward it to the Provost.


Ț Motion carried.




A.  Term Length for Mr. Brumley


It was agreed that Mr. Brumley’s term as Chair begins now and will end in Spring 2013.


B.  Bylaws Discussion


Susan Gilbertz and Mark Hardt agreed to do a review of the Senate bylaws in regards to the Chair and Chair Elect, a Parliamentarian on the Senate, and a “look down” rule.


C.  Campus Tobacco-Free Policy


Student Health Services would like a statement of what we support by November 30.  The ASMSUB resolution will be considered at a future Senate meeting.


D.  Faculty Development Funds:  Application Procedure


There will be faculty development funds available again this year, and we must not delay the process.


Ț Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Steve Eliason that the Senate endorses using the same procedure as was used last year to apply for and distribute the faculty development funds.


Ț Motion carried.


E.  Golden Awards Procedure:  Do we need one?


Evidently the procedure is to send your nomination to President Cruzado and a committee reviews it.  Mr. Brumley will follow up with President Cruzado.


F.  Provost Notes


Mr. Brumley stated that Dr. Pagano could not attend today, but asked to inform the Senate of the following:


·         Strategic planning has begun and President Cruzado wants all of the strategic plans to integrate across the units of the MSU system.  Faculty will be involved through the Colleges and the Academic Senate.  This includes mission and goals review.

·         We will undergo a space audit to learn what facilities are being used and how.

·         Program prioritization—the goal being to define programs in five different ways.

·         Provost report of about five minutes as a regular Senate agenda item.




It was noted that the COE has a proposal for a non-degree program coming forward.  It was suggested that it be called a track.



The meeting adjourned at 4:56 p.m.