ACADEMIC SENATE MINUTES

 

 

DATE:†††††††††† September 27, 2012

 

PRESENT:††† Scott Murray†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sandie Rietz

††††††††††††††††††††††† Barb Pedula††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Susan Gilbertz

††††††††††††††††††††††† Craig McKenzie††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† David Gurchiek

††††††††††††††††††††††† Mark Hardt†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bruce Brumley

††††††††††††††††††††††† Patricia Vettel-Becker†††††††††††††††††††††††† Navin Marimuthu (student)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Isaiah Garrison (student)††††††††††††††††††† Diane Duin (ex-officio)

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

††††††††††††††††††††††† Matt Redinger (ex-officio)

 

ABSENT:††††† Stephen Eliason*††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Don Larsen*

††††††††††††††††††††††† A.J. Otjen*††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Doug Brown*

††††††††††††††††††††††† Mike Campbell (ex-officio)††††††††††††††† Marsha Riley (ex-officio)

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

††††††††††††††††††††††† Stacy Klippenstein (ex-officio)

* excused

 

GUEST:†††††††† Ardyce Endresen

 

PRESIDING:Bruce Brumley, Chair

 

 

Bruce Brumley called the meeting to order at 3:43 p.m. in the City College Health Science South Conference Room.

 

The minutes of September 13 were accepted as presented.

 

I.††††††††† ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

 

Item 30.dTeaching Minor in Mathematics.Modification of an existing program.

 

ř Motion by Scott Murray, seconded by Patricia Vettel-Becker to accept Item 30.d for information.

 

ř Motion carried.

 

Item 35HSTR 423 European Intellectual History.Delete course.

Item 35.a HSTR 473 War and Diplomacy in Europe 1648-1945.Change title to Gender, War and Film:Europe 1648-1945 and change catalog description.

Item 35.b HSTR 426 Europe since 1945.New course.

Item 35.c BA Major in History.Modification to an existing program.

Item 35.d BA Major in History Teaching Option.Modification to an existing program.

Item 36HSTA/HSTR 299 Historian as Detective.New course.

 

ř Motion by Patricia Vettel-Becker, seconded by Mark Hardt to accept Items 35 through 35.d and 36 for information.

 

ř Motion carried.

 

Item 41HHP 362 Basic Athletic Training.Change title to Principles of Athletic Training and change course description.

Item 41.aHHP 462 Advanced Athletic Training.Change title to Evidence Based Therapeutic Interventions and change course description.

 

ř Motion by Scott Murray, seconded by Mark Hardt to accept Items 41 and 41.a for information.

 

ř Motion carried.

 

Item 43SOCI 455 Classical Sociological Theory.Change prerequisite and change course description.

Item 43.aPSCI 260 Introduction to State and Local Government.Remove prerequisite.

Item 43.bBS Major in Criminal Justice.Modification to an existing program.

 

ř Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Isaiah Garrison to accept Items 43 through 43.b for information.

 

ř Motion carried.

 

II.††††††† ITEMS Ė FIRST READING

 

Item 42Gen Ed course:WRIT 221 Intermediate Technical Writing.Submit for General Education category I. B. English.

 

ř Motion by Mark Hardt, seconded by Scott Murray to approve Item 42 on first reading.

 

A concern was raised that this course and its outcomes are very similar to the City College course WRIT 121 Introduction to Technical Writing.

 

ř Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Mark Hardt to table Item 42 until the appropriate people meet to compare WRIT 221 with WRIT 121.

 

Results of General Faculty Vote

 

Item 7Academic Senate Bylaws Article I Section B. Accountability.Change required number of signatures to petition the Senate to call a general faculty meeting from 25% of the faculty to 10 faculty members.

Item 7.aAcademic Senate Bylaws Article II.Section B. 5. Terms of Office.Add section b) for term limits.

 

The results of the general faculty vote:

Out of 178 eligible faculty, 50 voted (28%)

Accountability (Item 7)FOR:47†††† REJECT:3

Term Limits (Item 7.a) FOR:48††††† REJECT:1

 

ř Motion by Sandie Rietz, seconded by Mark Hardt to approve Items 7 and 7.a on first reading.

 

It was noted that the term limit policy will be implemented starting this year, not retroactively.

 

ř Motion carried.

III.†††††† PROVOST REPORT

A.Confidentiality of teaching evaluations

B.Copyright issues with online courses

C.Education Ph.D. and Special Education M.S.

D.CARE Grants and End of Fiscal Year

 

It was agreed that we should create a statement regarding the faculty evaluations now being processed in Bozeman.Mark Hardt and Sandie Rietz volunteered to draft it.

 

Mary Susan Fishbaugh, Dean of COE, noted that the idea for a doctoral degree in the College of Education is for an Ed.D., not a Ph.D.The discussions are still very preliminary.They have anecdotal information about interest in this program, but they need actual data.

 

The CARE Committee will be meeting tomorrow.It was suggested that language regarding possible projects extending beyond June 30 should be added to the Fall 2012 application.

 

IV.†††††† COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

Mr. Brumley reported from last weekís BOR meeting that the faculty group proposed to the Regents that Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs could be offered system-wide. The units not currently offering doctoral degrees could partner with Bozeman or Missoula, but the degree would be awarded by the original institution.The Regents did not reject this idea, but the partnership part is still very vague.

 

Regarding the system budgets, a motion was made toward the end of the meeting that 2.5% of each unitís budget for this year be cut and used to supply a special projects fund.Those monies would be used to fund projects not funded by the legislature, but the units would have to apply for it.The motion failed, but this will likely come up for the next bienniumís budget, and it will likely employ performance-based funding.

 

It was noted that we should be tracking why our students drop out of courses and programs.We could create a standardized form, because we know most of the reasons students drop out, and have each student complete it at the conclusion of the drop process.The data would be completely separate and not linked to studentís names.It was cited that there are some things that the Regents just donít understand, and itís up to the faculty to educate them.

 

V.††††††† DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS

 

A.Possible Loss of Faculty Locker Room in P.E. Building

 

There is supposed to be a response coming from the Chancellor on this issue, so it will be postponed for now.

 

B.Sabbatical Committee Request

 

By general consent, the Sabbatical Committee nominees shall include, first, those faculty who received sabbaticals last year, followed by all tenured faculty in random order.

 

C.Refine Discussion Topics for President Cruzado, Provost Potvin, and Commissioner Christian

 

It was agreed that the main topic will be the ďOne UniversityĒ initiative and in particular, how faculty fit into it.Also, as part of this topic, the idea of doctorates being offered in partnership could be discussed.The issue of Bozeman processing faculty evaluations and who, at Bozeman, has access to the data will be included, as well as a discussion with Commissioner Christian about the issues behind students dropping as a means to begin a discussion with the Regents.

 

D.Review of Academic Computing & Allied Technology Committee Bylaws

 

It was agreed that the Senate needs to consult with Michael Barber, Chief Information Officer, about what functions are covered by the committees under his office.The groups could be differentiated or combined.

 

IV.†††††† NEW BUSINESS

 

There will be an Executive Committee meeting next week.

 

It was noted that there was once a curriculum committee, constituted as the Senators, for the College of Professional Studies and Lifelong Learning.This group was to review the non-credit courses offered by CPSLL.We may need to revive that committee.The item will be placed on the next Senate agenda.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:02 p.m.

 

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