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2009-2010

Please select one of the 2009-2010 Faculty Senate meeting dates listed below to view the corresponding material:

April 13
April 6
March 2
February 9
January 19
December 8
November 10
October 6
September 15



April 13

Highlights | Minutes



April 6

Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

    •    Chris Fragile, chair of the Faculty Compensation Committee
         
-report
         
-powerpoint
    •    Michael Phillips, chair of the Committee on the By-Laws and FAM

         -report
         
-Motion to amend the By-Laws regarding Article V, Sect. 3B.1(b) (the motion seeks to remove a reference to the April faculty meeting, which no longer takes place)
         
-Motion to change the description of the Budget Committee in the By-Laws
    •    Committee on Nominations and Elections
        
-Slates for Academic Planning, Budget, and By-Laws
    •    Todd McNerney, chair of the Budget Committee
         
-report
    •    Hugh Wilder, chair of the ad hoc Committee on Developing and Evaluating Teaching

        -report
    •    Julia Eichelberger, chair of the Academic Planning Committee

        -memo on Traditional Building Arts

    •    Faculty Committee on Graduate Education, Continuing Education, and Special Program 

        Communication
        
-New Course--COMM 538 Health Communication
        
-New Course - COMM 549 Risk Communication
        
-New Course - COMM 569 Leadership Communication

        -New Course - COMM 594 Political Communication
        
-Change Program - MA in Communication (Addition of Electives)
        
Computer and Information Sciences
        
-Change Course - CSIS 601 Data Modeling and Database Design (change name & description)

        -Change Course - CSIS 638 Advanced Topics in Database Systems (change name & description)

        - Change Program - MS in Computer and Information Sciences (Requirement Changes)
           
CSIS 631 and 638 - IS Specialization   
CSIS 659 - IS Specialization
   CSIS 659 - SE Specialization

    •   Curriculum Committee
        Course Changes and Program Changes:
        
Art History (Program in Historic Preservation & Community Planning)
        
-New Course—HPCP 250 Architectural Drawing and Drafting I

        -New Course—HPCP 251 Architectural Drawing and Drafting II
        
-New Course—HPCP 305 Building Pathology

        -Change Minor—HPCP Minor (add HPCP 250 to the list of elective courses)
        
-Change Major—Bachelor of Arts (add HPCP 250, 251, and 305 to the required courses for the major)
        -Change Minor--Add Building Patholog, HPCP 305 
Arts Management
        -Change Course—ARTM 210 Introduction to Music Management

        -New Course—ARTM 350 Marketing, Fund Raising and Grantwriting for Nonprofit Arts Organizations
        
-New Course—ARTM 352 Fundraising Event Creation, Planning and Execution for Nonprofit Arts Organizations
        
-New Course—ARTM 370 Building Participation in the Arts
        
-Change Major—BA Arts Management (requesting a substitution of a new required course for the major, ARTM 350)
        
Biology and Psychology
        
-Change Minor—Neuroscience (add PHYS 203, PHYS 270, PHYS 320, PHYS 230 and PHYS 340 as electives for the program)
        
Communications
        
-Change Course--COMM 332 Business Communication

        English

        -Change Concentration—Creative Writing (deletion of certain required course sequences; replacement of those sequences with different courses)
        
History
        
-New Course—HIST 115 Pre-modern History

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        -New Course—HIST 116 Modern History
         
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        International and Intercultural Studies

        -Change Concentration—International Studies Major, Asia Concentration (add courses to the electives that fulfill the Asia Concentration of the Major)
        
-New Course—LTAR 220 Modern Arabic Fiction

        -New Course—ARST 240 Special Topics in Arabic Studies
        
-New Course—ARST 340 Special Topics in Arabic Studies

        -New Course—CHST 240 Special Topics in Chinese Studies | syllabus

        -New Course—CHST 340 Special Topics in Chinese Studies| syllabus

        -New Course—HNDI 201 Intermediate Hindi | syllabus

        -New Course—HNDI 202 Intermediate Hindi | syllabus

        -New Course—INTL 290 Special Topics I International Studies
        
-New Course—INTL 390 Special Topics in International Studies
        
-New Course—INTL 400 Independent Study in International Studies
        
-New Course—INTL 401 Internship in International Studies

        -New Course—INTL 499 Bachelor’s Essay
        
-Change Major—International Studies Major: Asia Concentration (add courses to the “General Category;” add courses to the Asia Concentration)

        -Change Major—BA International Studies (add courses to the “General Category;” add courses to the Asia Concentration)
        Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs

        - Change Minor—Asian Studies (expand its list of courses that may fulfill the 15 hours of electives in the Minor)
        
Latin American & Caribbean Studies

        -New Course—LACS 401 Latin American and Caribbean Studies Internship

        -New Course—LACS 495 Latin American and Caribbean Studies Capstone
        
-Change Major—BA Latin American Studies (re-organization of major curriculum by adding courses to requirements and to electives)
       
Management
       
-Change Concentration—Concentration in Leadership, Change, and Social Responsibility (add MGMT 403 as an elective course)
       
-Change Concentration—Concentration in Entrepreneurship (add MGMT 403 as an elective course)
       
-Change Course—ENTR 321 New Venture Planning
       
-Change Course—ENTR 335 Funding New Ventures

       -Change Course—ENTR 406 Not for Profit Entrepreneurship
       
-New Course—MGMT 403 Entrepreneurial Leadership

       -Change Minor—Minor in Leadership, Change, and Social Responsibility (add MGMT 403 as an elective course)
       Mathematics
       
-Delete Course—MATH 450 Discrete Mathematical Models

       -Delete Course—MATH 460 Continuous Mathematical Models
       
-New Course—MATH 315 Introduction to Complex Variables
       
-New Course—MATH 402 Advanced Linear Algebra

       -New Course—MATH 430 Mathematical Statistics I

       -New Course—MATH 431 Mathematical Statistics II
       
-New Course—MATH 455 Bayesian Statistical Methods

       -New Course—MATH 470 Mathematical Modeling

       -Change Major—Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Studies Track) (change list of required courses for the track)

       -Change Major—Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics Track) (change list of required courses for the track)

       -Change Major—Bachelor of Science (Pure Mathematics Track) (change list of required courses for the track)
       
-Change Major—Bachelor of Science (Statistics Concentration) (replace MATH 530 and MATH 531 with MATH 430 and MATH 431; replace MATH 355 with MATH 455 as one of the six courses listed for “six additional hours chosen from:”)
       
-Change Major—Bachelor of Science (Teacher Education Track) (change list of required courses for the track)
       
-Deletion of a Program—Discrete Mathematics Track within the Math Major
      
MSCM
      
-Change Course—DSCI 300 Management Information Systems

      -Change Course—TRAN 432 Global Logistics Systems Management
      
-New Course—INTB 260 Special Topics in International Business

      -New Course—INTB 313 Global Commerce and Enterprise
      
-New Course—INTB 360 Special Topics in International Business
      Sociology
      
-Change Course (drop a required 200-level sociology course for the following)—SOCY 331 Society and the Individual; SOCY 332 Collective Behavior; SOCY 336 Death and Dying; SOCY 337 Prejudice; SOCY 339 Special Topics in Social Psychology; SOCY 340 Medical Sociology; SOCY 341 Criminology; SOCY 342 Juvenile Delinquency; SOCY 344 Social Gerontology; SOCY 345 Social Policy; SOCY 346 Environmental Sociology; SOCY 348 Sociology of Alcohol and Drugs; SOCY 349 Special Topics in Social Problems; SOCY 351 Urban Sociology; SOCY 352 Population and Society; SOCY 355 Science, Technology and Society; SOCY 356 Sociological Perspectives on Religion; SOCY 357 Political Sociology; SOCY 358 Sociology of Organizations; SOCY 359 Special Topics in Social Organization; SOCY 360 Class, Power and Privilege; SOCY 361 Child Welfare; SOCY 362 Social and Cultural Change; SOCY 364 Gender and Society; SOCY 365 Sociology of Music; SOCY 366 Race and Ethnic Relations; SOCY 369 Special Topics in Social Inequality
      
-Change Course—SOCY 101 Introduction to Sociology
      
-Change Course—SOCY 109 Special Topics in Sociology
      
-Change Course—SOCY 260 Development of Social Thought
      
-Change Course—SOCY 271 Introduction to Social Research
      
-Change Course—SOCY 272 Statistics for Sociology
      -Change Course—SOCY 336 Death and Dying
      -Change Course—SOCY 341 Criminology
      
-Change Course—SOCY 344 Social Gerontology

      -Change Course—SOCY 358 Sociology of Organizations
      
-Change Course—SOCY 371 Quantitative Research Practicum; SOCY 372 Qualitative Research Practicum; SOCY 379 Special Topics in Social Research

      -Change Course—SOCY 381 Internship
      
-New Course—SOCY 335 Aging and the Family

      -New Course—SOCY 373 Social Network Analysis
      
-New Course—SOCY 382 Student Research Apprenticeship in Sociology

      -New Course—SOCY 383 Student Academic Apprenticeship in Sociology
      
-Change Minor—Sociology (drop SOCY 202 as a required course for the minor)
      
-Change Major—BS Sociology (drop SOCY 202 Introduction to Social Institutions as a required course for majors)
      
-Change Major—BS Sociology (drop SOCY 491 Capstone as a required course for majors)
      
New Majors and Minors: 

      Jewish Studies

      -Change Course—JWST 315 Southern Jewish History
      
-Change Course—JWST 325 Jewish Mysticism
      
-New Course—JWST 310 Topics in Jewish History
       syllabus sample 1 | 2
      
-New Course—JWST 320 Topics in American Jewish Culture

       syllabus sample 1 | 2
      -New Course—JWST 335 Modern Jewish Politics
       
syllabus 

      -New Course—JWST 450 Research Seminar in Jewish Studies

       syllabus
      -New Course—HBRW 313 Hebrew Conversation and Composition

       syllabus 

      -New Course—HBRW 314 Hebrew Conversation and Composition

       syllabus 

      -Change Minor—Jewish Studies (JWST 210 to become a required class for the minor; expand list of courses approved for the minor)
      
-New Major—Jewish Studies
      Physical Education

      -New Course—PEHD 342 Techniques and Strategies of Coaching
      
-New Minor—Coaching Minor
      
Physics
      
-Change Course—PHYS 101 Introductory Physics I
      
-Change Course—PHYS 102 Introductory Physics II

      -Change Course—PHYS 419 Research Seminar
      
-Change Course—ASTR 129 Astronomy I

      -Change Course—ASTR 130 Astronomy II

      -New Course—PHYS 270 Nanotechnology in Medicine

      -New Course—PHYS 350 Energy Production
      
-Change Minor—Physics (add PHYS 270 to the list of approved courses)
      
-Change Minor—Astronomy (add ASTR 377 to the list of approved courses)
      
-Change Major—BS Physics (remove PHYS 203 from the list of approved courses)
      
-New Minor—Biomedical Physics
      
-New Minor—Energy Production

    •    Committee on General Education

        Courses to satisfy the General Education history requirement:
        
-History 115: Pre-Modern History
        -History 116: Modern History
        
Courses to satisfy the General Education humanities credit:

        -JWST 310: Topics in Jewish History
        
-JWST 320: Topics in American Jewish Culture
        -ARST 240: Special Topics in Arabic Studies
        
-ARST 340: Special Topics in Arabic Studies
        
-CHNS 240: Special Topics in Chinese Studies

        -CHNS 340: Special Topics in Chinese Studies

        -LTAR 220: Modern Arabic Fiction

    •    Appeal of Curriculum Committee Recommendations
        - Department of Communication's proposals that, effective with the 2011-2012 catalog, undergraduate students must earn a grade of C-minus or better in any coursework applied to major and minor programs in the department
        
-Appeal (second memo)
        
-Enrollment impact

    •    Curriculum Committee
         Building Arts
         
- New Major - Building Arts
         
- New Course - HPBA 101 Introduction to Building Arts I
         
   Timber Framing |Plaster | Masonry |Carpentry | Stone | Iron

         - New Course - HPBA 102 Introduction to Building Arts II
            
Timber Framing |Plaster | Masonry |Carpentry | Stone | Iron

         - New Course - HPBA 201 Continuation to Building Arts I

            Timber Framing |Plaster | Masonry |Carpentry | Stone | Iron
         
- New Course - HPBA 202 Continuation to Building Arts II

            Timber Framing |Plaster | Masonry |Carpentry | Stone | Iron
         
- New Course - HPBA 301 Advanced Building Arts I

            Timber Framing |Plaster | Masonry |Carpentry | Stone | Iron

         - New Course - HPBA 302 Advanced Building Arts II
            Timber Framing |Plaster | Masonry |Carpentry | Stone | Iron
         
- New Course - HPBA 401 Advanced Building Arts III

            Timber Framing |Plaster | Masonry |Carpentry (2) | Stone | Iron
         
- New Course - HPBA 402 Advanced Building Arts IV

            Timber Framing |Plaster | Masonry |Carpentry | Stone | Iron
         
- New Course - HPBA 495 Capstone

            Syllabus
         
- Change Major - BA in Art History, Program in Historic Preservation and Community Planning

         - New Course - HPCP 250 Architectural Drawing and Drafting I
            
Syllabus
         
- New Course - HPCP 251 Architectural Drawing and Drafting II 

            Syllabus
         
- New Course - HPCP 305 Building Pathology

         - Change Minor - HPCP Minor



March 2

Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

    •    Michael Phillips, chair of the Committee on the By-Laws and FAM

         - Report
    •    Motion to Specify When a Senator Leaving the Faculty Senate Is Eligible to Return
    •    Budget Committee
         
- Motion to change the description of the Budget Committee in the By-Laws
    •    Committee on General Education

         - Elimination of free back credits in languages



February 9

Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

    •    Motion to Specify When a Senator Leaving the Faculty Senate Is Eligible to Return
    •    City Green Committee
- Green Plan Resolution
    •    Curriculum Committee

         Art History
         
- Change Minor - Historic Preservation & Community Planning, Remove HIST 211 from the required curriculum; add an additional 3 hours to electives
         
Biology & Psychology

         - Change Minor - Neuroscience, Add PSYC 307, Abnormal Psychology as an elective for the program

         Computer Science
         
- Change Course - CSCI 210 Game Programming
         Computing in the Arts

         - New Course - CITA 120 Building Virtual Worlds

         - New Course - CITA 180 Computers, Music and Art
         
- New Course - CITA 210 Game Programming
         
- New Course - CITA 295 CITA Seminar
         
- New Course - CITA 495 CITA Capstone Seminar

         - New Major - Bachelor of Arts in Computing in the Arts

         Hispanic Studies
         
- Change Course - LING 498 Independent Study
         
- Change Course - SPAN 328 Spanish Language Study Abroad
         
- Change Course - SPAN 350 Intensive Conversation and Composition
         
- Change Course - SPAN 390 Special Topics in Spanish
         
- Change Course - SPAN 496 Directed Readings
         
- Change Course - SPAN 498 Independent Study

         - Change Course - SPAN 499 Bachelor's Essay
         
- Delete Course - SPAN 330 Collateral Study

        International & Intercultural Studies
        

- Change Minor - International Studies

        Jewish Studies

        - Change Minor - Jewish Studies, Add JWST 245/ENGL 191, Introduction to Jewish-American Literature

        Women's & Gender Studies
        - Change Major - Adding WGST 350, Gender & Violence and WGST 356, Conservative Voices in Women's & Gender Studies

        - Change Minor - Adding WGST 350, Gender & Violence and WGST 356, Conservative Voices in Women's & Gender Studies



January 19

Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

   •    Graduate Education Committee

       Proposals to Change a Graduate Course
        Teacher Education
       
 - EDFS 760: Change in Title and Catalog Description
       
 - EDFS 761: Change in Title and Catalog Description
       
 - EDFS 762: Change in Title and Catalog Description
      
 Proposals for a New Graduate Course
        Teacher Education
       
 - EDFS 763: Advanced Curriculum Practices for the Gifted and Talented
       
 - EDFS 764: Social and Emotional Development of the Gifted and Talented

       Proposal for a New Certificate Program

        - Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education
      
 Proposals for a New Graduate Course
        Master of Business Administration
       
 - MBAD 500: Law of Corporate Governance
       
 - MBAD 502: Accounting Issues for the Business Manager
       
 - MBAD 503: Financial Management (and Permission to Cross-list with FINC 503)
       
 - MBAD 504: Managing and Leading in Organizations

        - MBAD 505: Creativity and Innovation
       
 - MBAD 506: Operations Management
       
 - MBAD 515: International Financial Markets and Risk Management

        - MBAD 516: Financial Modeling
       
 - MBAD 517: Advanced Corporate Finance
       
 - MBAD 518: The Global Economy
       
 - MBAD 520: Global Enterprise
       
 - MBAD 521: Consumer Marketing Strategy
       
 - MBAD 522: Marketing Research and Analysis for Decision Making
       
 - MBAD 525: Marketing Management (and Permission to Cross-list with MKTG 525)
       
 - MBAD 590: Intregrated Capstone
     
 Proposal for a New Graduate Program
        
- Master of Business Administration



December 8

Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

    •    Committee on Academic Standards

         - Proposal to Change Official Withdrawal Deadline

         - SGA Endorsement
    •    Curriculum Committee
         
TEDU
         
- Change Major: Cognate Major in Physics Secondary Education

         Library
         
- Change Course: LIBR 105, Resources for Research (1)

         Women's and Gender Studies
        
 - New Course: WGST 356, Conservative Voices in Women's and Gender Studies

         Jewish Studies/English
       
  - New Course: JWST 245/ENGL 191, Introduction to Jewish-American Literature

         Biology

         - Course Changes: BIOL 101 & BIOL 102, Elements of Biology
    •    General Education Committee

         Proposals to Change a Course to Continue General-Education Status

         - BIOL & BIOL 102, Elements of Biology
         
- COMM 214, Media in the Digital Age

        Proposal for a New Course Requesting General-Education Status
         
- JWST 245/ENGL 191, Introduction to Jewish-American Literature
    •    Graduate Education Committee- 

         - overview
        Proposal to Change a Graduate Program
        
- Joint MS in Environmental Sudies & Master of Public Administration

        Proposals for a New Graduate Course
        
- PUBA 655, Nonprofit Capacity Building
        
- PUBA 656, Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits
        
- PUBA 705, Managing Public/Private Partnerships

        - PUBA 711, Independent Study

        Proposals to Change a Graduate Course (Change names and descriptions)
        
- PUBA 600, Public Service Roles and Responsibilities
        
- PUBA 601, Research Methods for Public Administration
        
- PUBA 603, Managing Public Organizations

        - PUBA 604, Managing Human Resources
        
- PUBA 605, Managing Financial Resources

       Proposals to Delete a Graduate Course
        
- PUBA 712, Organizational Behavior
        
- PUBA 723, Contemporary Administrative Organizations
        
- PUBA 730, Politics and the Budgetary Process



November 10

Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

   •   Curriculum Committee
       
Biology
       
- Course Change: BIOL 101

       - Course Change: BIOL 102
       
- New Course: BIOL 357, Oceanographic Research
       
Classics
       
- Course Change: GREK 372, Readings in Greek Literature: Prose
      
 - New Course: CLAS 105, History of the Classical World
      
 Communication
      
 - Change Major: B.A. (Concentration in Communication Studies)
      
 - Change Minor: Communication Studies
     
  - Change Course: COMM 214
     
  - Change Course: COMM 330
       Computer Science
      
 - Change Course: CSCI 220, Computer Programming I
       
English
      
 - Change Major: B.A. English

       - New Course: ENGL 299

       Geology

       - Change Course: GEOL 250
      
 - New Course: GEOL 357, Oceanographic Research - The Transect Program
     
  Latin American and Caribbean Studies
       
- Change Major - LACS B.A.

       Music
      
 - Change Course: MUSC 246, Music Theory I

       - Change Course: MUSC 247, Music Theory II
       
- Change Course: MUSC 481, Music Theory III

       - Change Course: MUSC 482, Music Theory IV

       Psychology

       - Change Major: B.S. in PSYC
       
- Change Course: PSYC 214
       
- Change Course: PSYC 464

       - Delete Course: PSYC 342

       - Delete Course: PSYC 384

       Teacher Education
       
- New Course: TEDU 205, Exploring Leadership: Building Peer Facilitation Skills
    •    Graduate Education Committee

       - Overview

       English 

       - Program Change: MA in English
       
Environmental Studies

       - New Course: EVSS 631, Pollution in the Environment

       - Course Change: EVSS 639, Wetlands Hydrology and Biogeochemistry (title change)
       
- Program Change: MS in Environmental Studies
       
MAT in Middle Grades

       - New Course: EDMG 658, Application of Methods and Materials in Middle Level Field Grades 5-8
       
- Cross-List Course: EDMG 658 with EDEE 417

       Program in Science and Mathematics for Teachers
       
- Course Change: SMFT 548, Atomic Theory of Matter from Lucretius to Quarks
       
- Course Change: SMFT 555, Applications of Physics for Teachers, How Things Work
    •    General Education Committee
       
- New Course Requesting Gen Ed Status: CLAS 105, History of the Classical World: to satisfy Pre-Modern and Humanities Gen-Ed requirements



October 6

Agenda | Highlights | Minutes [Appendix 1 | Appendix 2]

    •    Provost's Report
        
- Modified Duties Policy

        - Summary of Modified Duties
    •    Committee on Nominations and Elections
        - Report on motion to change the Faculty Senate
    •    Commitee on the By-Laws and the FAM
        
- Report on Motion to change the Faculty Senate
    •    Motion to adopt a new Instructor/Course Evaluation Form
    •    Motion to change the size and composition of the Faculty Senate
    •    Curriculum Committee
         CSCI
         
- Change Course: CSCI 220, Computer Programming I

         TEDU
         
- New Course: TEDU 205, Exploring Leadership: Building Peer Facilitation Skills

         MUSC
         
- Change Course: MUSC 246, Music Theory I

         - Change Course: MUSC 247, Music Theory II
         
- Change Course: MUSC 481, Music Theory III

         - Change Course: MUSC 482, Music Theory IV

        PSYC
         
- Change Major: BS in PSYC
         
- Delete Course: PSYC 342
         
- Delete Course: PSYC 384

        GEOL

         - New Course: GEOL 357, Oceanographic Research - The Transect Program
         
BIO

         - New Course: BIOL 357, Oceanographic Research
    •    Graduate Education Committee
         
- Overview
         
- Course Change: SMFT 548, Atomic Theory of Matter from Lucretius to Quarks
         
- Course Change: SMFT 555, Applications of Physics for Teachers, How Things Work
    •    Resolution to rename the Teacher-Scholar Award to the William V. Moore Distinguished Teacher/Scholar Award



September 15

Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

    •    Faculty Governance Committee
          
- Report

          - Motion (revised) | Motion (original)
    •    Committee on Developing & Evaluating Teaching
         
- Report (includes proposed new student evaluation form)