ACADEMIC SENATE MINUTES

 

 

DATE:           January 31, 2013

 

PRESENT:    Scott Murray                                       Stephen Eliason

                        Don Larsen                                         Barb Pedula

                        Susan Gilbertz                                     Craig McKenzie

                        Debra Johnson                                    Doug Brown

                        Bruce Brumley                                    Patricia Vettel-Becker

                        Isaiah Garrison (student)                    Ryan Shore (student)

                        Tasneem Khaleel (ex-officio)              Mike Campbell (ex-officio)

                        Mary Susan Fishbaugh (ex-officio)    Marsha Riley (ex-officio)

                        David Gurchiek (ex-officio)               Matt Redinger (ex-officio)

 

ABSENT:      Sandie Rietz*                                      Mark Hardt*

                        Diane Duin (ex-officio)*                    Mark Pagano (ex-officio)*

                        Terrie Iverson (ex-officio)                   Stacy Klippenstein (ex-officio)

* excused

 

GUESTS:       Cheri Johannes                                    Deb Peters

                        Jay Shaw                                             Lynn Fitzgerald

                        Tim Urbaniak                                      Jane Hansen

 

PRESIDING:                                                                   Bruce Brumley, Chair

 

 

Bruce Brumley called the meeting to order at 3:40 p.m. in the North Conference Room of the City College Health Science building.

 

The minutes of November 29 were accepted as presented.

 

I.          ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

 

Item 8  BA Major in Music Teaching Licensure Option.  Modification to an existing program.

Item 8.a  Minor in Music.  Modification to an existing program.

 

The Music Department has asked that these items be postponed to the next Senate meeting.

 

Item 32  AS Program of Study in Networking Technology.  Modification of an existing program.

Item 32.a  Certificate of AS in Networking Technology.  Modification of an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Scott Murray, seconded by Doug Brown to accept Items 32 and 32.a for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 25  BS major in Health and Human Performance Teacher Licensure Option.  Modification to an existing program.

Item 25.a  BS major in Health and Human Performance Health Promotion Option.  Modification to an existing program including option name change to Health and Wellness Option. (BOR approval:  January 2013)

Item 25.b  HTH 201 Foundations of Health and Wellness.  New course

Item 25.c  HTH 435 Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan.  New course.

 

̃ Motion by Steve Eliason, seconded by Doug Brown to accept Items 25 through 25.c for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 27  BS Major in Health and Human Performance Human Performance Option.  Modification to an existing program.

Item 27.a  NUTR 411 Nutrition for Sports and Exercise.  Add prerequisite and change course description.

Item 27.b  KIN 462 Evidence Based Assessment and Treatment.  New course.

 

̃ Motion by Steve Eliason, seconded by Doug Brown to accept Items 27 through 27.b for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 28  REC 190 Shooting Sports I.  New course.

Item 28.a  REC 196 Swift Water Rescue.  New course.

Item 28.b  REC 233 Skiing/Snowboarding Instructor Development.  New course.

Item 28.c  REC 255 Rock Craft I.  New course.

Item 28.d  REC 257 Rock Craft II.  New course.

Item 28.e  REC 258 Ropes Rescue.  New course.

Item 28.f  REC 276 Kayaking II.  New course.

Item 28.g  REC 278 Rafting II.  New course.

Item 28.h  REC 281 Search and Rescue.  New course.

Item 28.i  REC 288 Archery II.  New course.

Item 28.j  REC 290 Shooting Sports II.  New course.

Item 28.k  REC 306 Outdoor Living Skills.  New course.

Item 28.L  REC 411 Adventure Guiding and Instructing.  New course.

Item 28.m  REC 470 Adventure Program Planning and Development.  New course.

 

̃ Motion by Scott Murray, seconded by Craig McKenzie to accept Items 28 through 28.m for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 29  HHP 381 Adventure Counseling and Leadership.  Change rubric to REC, title to Leadership and Group Dynamics, and change course description.

Item 29.a  HHP 480 Advanced Challenge Skills and Facilitation.  Change rubric to REC, change title to Challenge Course Skills and Facilitation, and change course description.

 

̃ Motion by Steve Eliason, seconded by Isaiah Garrison to accept Items 29 and 29.a for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 30  BS major in Outdoor Adventure Leadership.  Modification to an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Steve Eliason, seconded by Craig McKenzie to accept Item 30 for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 34  Certificate of AS Assistant Drafter.  Modification to an existing program.

Item 34.a  AS Program of Study in Drafting and Design.  Modification to an existing program.

Item 34.b  AAS in Drafting and Design Technology.  Modification to an existing program.

 

̃ Motion by Craig McKenzie, seconded by Isaiah Garrison to accept Items 34 through 34.b for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 35  AHMS 162 Beginning Diagnosis Coding.  Change course description.

Item 35.a  AHMS 252 Computerized Medical Billing.  Delete course.

 

̃ Motion by Scott Murray, seconded by Steve Eliason to accept Items 35 and 35.a for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 36  PARA 291 Special Topics.  New course.

Item 36.a  PARA 294 Seminar/Workshop.  New course.

 

̃ Motion by Craig McKenzie, seconded by Scott Murray to accept Items 36 and 36.a for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 37  PHSX 206 College Physics I Laboratory.  Change prerequisite.

 

̃ Motion by Scott Murray, seconded by Doug Brown to accept Item 37 for information.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

Item 41  BAS Thematic Concentration in Dental Hygiene with Great Falls College MSU.  Memo from Deb Peters, Health Administration Program.  For information.

 

̃ Motion by Scott Murray, seconded by Steve Eliason to accept Item 41 for information.

 

Deb Peters, Director of the Health Administration Program, stated that Great Falls College MSU asked us to develop a B.A.S. plan of study for their dental hygiene students.  We will develop five new MSUB courses in dental hygiene, with the “DENT” rubric, which will be taught entirely online by Great Falls faculty.  The students will also take five Health Administration courses from MSUB.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

II.        ITEMS – FIRST READING

 

Item 39  Fresh Start Policy.  Change to minimum credits completed at MSUB for non-BA/BS students, by the Academic Standards & Scholastic Standing Committee.

 

̃ Motion by Scott Murray, seconded by Steve Eliason to approve Item 39 on first reading.

 

Cheri Johannes, Registrar, stated that she brings this policy change from the Academic Standards & Scholastic Standing Committee.  Currently the Fresh Start Policy does not allow for City College students who are in two-year programs.  The policy states that a student must complete 30 credits at MSUB before the student will be allowed to “bankrupt” up to two semesters of coursework from his or her past.  The change proposed by the Academic Standards Committee would make two rules:  30 credits for students seeking bachelor’s degrees and 15 credits for students seeking certificates and associate degrees.  Dr. Johannes noted that the bankrupted courses still show up on the transcript, but there is a notation that the semesters were bankrupted and are not calculated into the GPA.

 

̃ Motion by Susan Gilbertz, seconded by Isaiah Garrison to request that the Academic Standards & Scholastic Standing Committee change the policy to apply the 15 credit rule for all students across the board for all degrees.

 

̃ Motion carried with 1 opposed.

 

It was noted that the Senate would like to hear from the Committee if there are additional issues which would make the 15 credit proposal unsound.

 

̃ Motion and second to approve Item 39 withdrawn.

 

Item 40  Draft Credit Hour Policy.

 

̃ Motion by Steve Eliason, seconded by Craig McKenzie to approve Item 40 on first reading.

 

Matt Redinger, Interim Vice Provost, stated that NWCCU is requiring us to have our credit hour policy specifically articulated.  The first part of the policy is basically Board of Regents and U.S. Department of Education policy and cannot be changed.  The “hole” in the policy is online courses, because “seat time” cannot be calculated for an online course.  This draft policy states that if the outcomes and competencies for a given online course are equivalent to an in-class course, they have the same credit hours.  If we want to be the online leader in Montana, we need to cover this hole in our policy.  It was cited that online courses are supposed to have some supervision; that should be added to the policy.

 

It was noted that in the upper section only “shop hours” are mentioned, but really preceptorships, clinicals, internships, and field experiences are also in this category.

 

̃ Motion carried.

 

A new draft will be prepared for the next Senate meeting.

 

III.       DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

 

A.  Appointment of Replacement for Senator Gurchiek

 

Dr. Gurchiek has assumed responsibilities as Interim Associate Dean of City College for the Spring 2013 semester.  It was agreed that Mr. Brumley can appoint someone to fill the spot temporarily.

 

B.  Bachelor’s Programs in Three Years

 

If a program can be squeezed into three years instead of four, please bring it to the Senate and the Advising Center.  We can use these as marketing tools.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:41 p.m.

 

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