DATE:           October 27, 2011


PRESENT:    Scott Murray                                       Stephen Eliason

                        Don Larsen                                         Sandie Rietz

                        Paul Bauer                                           Susan Gilbertz

                        David Gurchiek                                  Keith Edgerton

                        Doug Brown                                       Mark Hardt

                        Bruce Brumley                                    Patricia Vettel-Becker

                        ReAnna Kero (student)                      Diane Duin (ex-officio)

                        Tasneem Khaleel (ex-officio)              Tim Wilkinson (ex-officio)

                        Marsha Riley (ex-officio)                    Mark Pagano (ex-officio)

                        Barbara Wheeling (ex-officio)


ABSENT:      Ryan Shore (student)

                        Mary Susan Fishbaugh (ex-officio)*  Terrie Iverson (ex-officio)

                        Stacy Klippenstein (ex-officio)

* excused


PRESIDING:                                                                   Bruce Brumley, Chair



Bruce Brumley called the meeting to order at 3:43 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Conference Room.


̃ Motion by Keith Edgerton, seconded by Mark Hardt to take from the table the revised October 6 minutes.


̃ The revised minutes of October 6 were approved.


The minutes of October 13 were accepted as presented.




Mr. Brumley stated that he had nothing new to report from the Chancellor’s Cabinet and Chancellor’s Executive Budget Committee meetings.




It was requested that we move to the curriculum items before the Provost’s report.


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).


̃ Motion by Scott Murray, seconded by Mark Hardt to take from the table Items 8 through 8.i and 10.


̃ Motion by Mark Hardt, seconded by David Gurchiek to accept Items 8 through 8.i for information.


̃ Motion carried.


̃ Motion by Mark Hardt, seconded by Sandie Rietz to accept Item 10 for information.


It was noted the Department hopes to eventually get BOR approval to make the business track an official option within the music major.


̃ Motion carried.




Item 11  MS in Public Relations.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 11.a  COMT 595 Comprehensive Exams.  New course.

Item 11.b  COMT 598 Culminating Project.  Change prerequisite and course description.


̃ Motion by Mark Hardt, seconded by David Gurchiek to approve Items 11 through 11.b on first reading.


̃ Motion carried.


̃ Motion by Keith Edgerton, seconded by Doug Brown to waive second reading of Items 11 through 11.b.


̃ Motion carried.




Dr. Pagano delineated his four main points:

·         Program prioritization process—will likely be an MSU-wide initiative

·         Space audit requested by the Chancellor

·         Strategic planning for MSU system

·         The Provost’s Office and what it covers:

o   Grants/Sponsored Programs

o   Outreach/MSUB Downtown

o   Assessment

o   Graduate Studies




A.  Provost vs. Chancellor Approval on Curriculum Items


Dr. Pagano stated Chancellor Groseth asked him to discuss moving approval authority to the Provost rather than the Chancellor.


̃ Motion by Susan Gilbertz, seconded by Dave Gurchiek to amend the Manual for the Preparation of Curricular Materials to have curriculum items approved by the Provost with the exception of Level I and II proposals, which would be forwarded to the Chancellor.


̃ Motion carried.


A second reading of the Manual modifications will be done at the next Senate meeting.


B.  Retreat with Provost Pagano:  Agenda Items

Retreat scheduled for November 10, 3:40 p.m., Beartooth Room


Send any discussion items to Dr. Edgerton, and Mr. Brumley will also share them with Dr. Pagano.


C.  ASMSUB Tobacco Resolution


The resolution is attached to these minutes and was made in April, 2011.  The presentation to ASMSUB only included cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco.


It was agreed that the Academic Senate cannot take action until a bona fide policy has been created.  The Senate encourages the continuance of the effort until something actionable is brought to the Senate.


D.  Election Results


One hundred sixty-two ballots were sent out, and 74 were returned.  Of those 74, 24 were unsigned and therefore considered invalid.  The remaining ballots indicated that Craig McKenzie will be our next Senator.


E.  Senate Meeting Schedule


With scheduling the Retreat for November 10, we will not have a regular meeting in November.  It was agreed that the Senate will meet on November 17, during the BOR meeting, to discuss curriculum items coming forward.  Don Larsen, Vice Chair, agreed to run the meeting.




Mr. Brumley reported that the COT held a mandatory training in disability discrimination and sexual harassment from Bozeman.  It will likely be on the main campus next.


It was noted that the Senate Executive Committee has not met in years.  This item will be discussed at the retreat November 10.


̃ Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Dave Gurchiek to table Discussion/Action Item D.  Robert’s Rules:  Presentation by ReAnna Kero to the retreat.


̃ Motion carried.



The meeting adjourned at 4:52 p.m.