DATE:           April 14, 2011


PRESENT:    Scott Murray                                       Don Larsen

                        Paul Bauer                                           Lorrie Steerey

                        David Gurchiek                                  Keith Edgerton

                        Doug Brown                                       Mark Hardt

                        Bruce Brumley                                    Patricia Vettel-Becker

                        Diane Duin (ex-officio)                      Tasneem Khaleel (ex-officio)

                        Mary Susan Fishbaugh (ex-officio)    Vern Gagnon (ex-officio)

                        Gary Young (ex-officio)


ABSENT:      Stephen Eliason*                                Sandie Rietz*

                        Tim Wilkinson (ex-officio)*               Terrie Iverson (ex-officio)

                        Stacy Klippenstein (ex-officio)

* excused


GUESTS:       Chairsty Stewart                                 Ben Barckholtz


PRESIDING:                                                                   Lorrie Steerey, Chair



Lorrie Steerey called the meeting to order at 3:41 p.m. in the South Conference Room of the COT Health Science Building.


The minutes of March 10 were accepted as presented.




Scott Murray – CAHP Representative

David Gurchiek – At-Large Representative


II.        ELECTION OF OFFICERS for 2011-2012


Mark Hardt, Don Larsen, and Paul Bauer volunteered to be Vice Chairs for 2011-2012.


Keith Edgerton volunteered to be Secretary for 2011-2012.




A.  University Budget Committee Representatives


The Senate is supposed to have two representatives to the Chancellor’s University-wide Budget Committee.  Bruce Brumley and Patricia Vettel-Becker volunteered to serve on the Chancellor’s Budget Committee.


Provost Gary Young, Co-Chair of the University-wide Budget Committee, stated they will most likely hold a University-wide Budget Committee next week, or perhaps after Spring Mini-Break.


B.  Chair Elect


Bruce Brumley has indicated he is interested in serving as Chair Elect.  The election for Chair Elect will be held in Fall 2011.  Mr. Brumley will be attending the BOR meeting in Kalispell in May.


C.  Academic Senate Fall 2011 Retreat


Trying to schedule the retreat in August is difficult, so instead we will hold our retreat the Tuesday before classes start, that is, September 6.


Dr. Steerey will try to get Regents Todd Buchanan and Major Robinson to attend.


D.  One-Year Appointment to Senate


Rakesh Sah will be on Sabbatical for the final year of his term.  The Chair can appoint a one-year replacement.  Anyone who might be interested, please let Dr. Steerey know.




Item 41  Business Academic Programs department name change to Business Administration.  For information.


̃ Motion by Mark Hardt, seconded by Bruce Brumley to accept Item 41 for information.


It was noted that the Department has wanted this name change for some time.


̃ Motion carried.


Item 37  BS Health & Human Performance Human Performance Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 37.a  BS Health & Human Performance Teacher Licensure Option.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 37.b  BS Outdoor Adventure Leadership.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 37.c  Teaching Minor in Health and Physical Education.  Modification of an existing program.


Item 40  HHP 200 Foundations of Outdoor Adventure Leadership.  Change credits from 3 to 2.

Item 40.a  HHP 381 Adventure Counseling and Leadership.  Change credits from 3 to 2.

Item 40.b  HHP 466 Ethical/Legal Aspects in Outdoor Adventure Leadership.  Change credits from 3 to 2.


̃ Motion by Mark Hardt, seconded by Bruce Brumley to accept Items 37 through 37.c and 40 through 40.b for information.


Diane Duin, Dean of the College of Allied Health Professions, noted that Items 37-37.c are program changes to reflect HHP 100 having its lab split out as a separate course.  Items 40-40.b make credit changes for the Outdoor Adventure Leadership program that were missed earlier.


̃ Motion carried.


Item 42  AAS in Power Plant Technology.  Modification of an existing program.


̃ Motion by Doug Brown, seconded by Mark Hardt to accept Item 42 for information.


Vern Gagnon, Interim Dean of the College of Technology, noted that the Process Plant and Power Plant programs share a common first year, and the Process Plant program was changed a couple years ago.  This program modification realigns the two programs.


̃ Motion carried.


Item 43  AAS in Computer Desktop/Network Support.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 43.a  AAS in Computer Systems Technology.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 43.b  ITS 160 Microsoft Windows Vista Configuration.  Delete course.

Item 43.c  ITS 168 Installing, Configuring and Administering Linux.  Delete course.

Item 43.d  ITS 210 Network Operating System – Desktop.  Delete course.

Item 43.e  ITS 218 Network Security.  Delete course.

Item 43.f  ITS 254 Advanced Hardware Technical Support.  Delete course.

Item 43.g  ITS 282 Research and Advanced Software Technical Support.  Delete course.


Item 43.h  ITS 161 Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration.  New course.  (replaces ITS 160)

Item 43.i  ITS 200 CCNA Exam Preparation.  New course.  (replaces ITS 291)

Item 43.j  ITS 217 Network Operating System – Server Admin/Apps.  New course.  (replaces ITS 210)

Item 43.k  ITS 224 Introduction to Linux.  New course.  (replaces ITS 168)

Item 43.L  ITS 256 CCNA Security.  New course.  (replaces ITS 218)

Item 43.m  ITS 274 Advanced Hardware/Software Troubleshooting and Support.  New course.  (replaces ITS 254 & ITS 282)

Item 43.n  ITS 291 Special Topics.  Change credits from 1 to V1-4, change prerequisite, and change course description.


̃ Motion by Keith Edgerton, seconded by Don Larsen to accept Items 43 through 43.n for information.


̃ Motion carried.


Item 44  M 098 Introductory & Intermediate Algebra.  New course.


̃ Motion by Bruce Brumley, seconded by Mark Hardt to accept Item 44 for information.


It was noted that the title has been changed on this course.  Chairsty Stewart stated that this is a modular developmental education course.


̃ Motion carried.




E.  Provost’s Report:  MSUB Downtown


The question was raised as to whether Provost Young has completed his report on MSUB Downtown.  Provost Young responded that yes, he had turned in his final report and recommendations to Chancellor Groseth this week.  The amount of funds saved from his recommended changed is around $300,000.  Dr. Young noted that Dr. Groseth may make additional changes, as is his purview.  The cost savings have already been enveloped into the Academic Affairs budget for next year, and we have already hired some new faculty.


During the review of MSUB Downtown, Dennis Rea, Director of Jackets & Co., requested that the downtown bookstore be closed.  It will close at the end of May and the handful of staff there will be reassigned.  Instead, Dr. Young’s hope is to have the Santa Fe building be used for experience-based learning activities, an art gallery, and the like.


Provost Young stated that there will be a couple staff at MSUB Downtown in operations.  The conference center/space will be run by Jeannie McIsaac-Tracy’s offices.  The College of Professional Studies and Lifelong Learning will go away.  The continuing education task force should be meeting sometime soon, and Dr. Young hopes to have some results from that group before he leaves.  He plans to retire by the beginning of September.


Dr. Steerey thanked all the Senators for participating this year.



The meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.