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2014-2015

Please select one of the 2014-2015 Faculty Senate meeting dates listed below to view the corresponding material:

April 7 and 14
March 10
February 10
January 20
December 2
November 11
October 7
September 9




April 7 and 14

Agenda | Highlights | Minutes 

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the 10 March 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes
  3. Announcements and information
  4. Reports
    A. Speaker of the Faculty McNerney
    B. President McConnell
    C. Interim Provost McGee (Topics-PDF)
        Report (PDF | PPT)
        *Proposed Changes to F/AM Sections on Dual Employment, including
          Summer School Pay (PDF1)
        * Proposed Changes to Tenure and Promotion Section of the F/AM (PDF2)
        * Interim Provost’s Memo to Academic Planning Committee
           Re: Sections 59-29-120 and 59-29-130, South Carolina Code of Laws (PDF)

    D. Budget Committee
        Chair, Julia Eichelberger
        Report (PDF)(Powerpoint)
        Budget Memos to Provost: 1-21-15 (PDF), 2-4-15 (PDF)
        Stern Center Pool Closing and Athletics Fees (PDF)
  5. E. Faculty Compensation Committee (PDF)
        Chair, Susan Rozzi
    F. Academic Planning Committee (PDF)
       Chair, George Pothering
    G. Committee on Graduate Education, Continuing Education, and Special 
        Programs
    (Powerpoint Presentation)
       Chair, John Hakkila
    H. Faculty Curriculum Committee: Special Topics, Variable Topics
       Chair, Bonnie Springer
  6. Old Business
    A. Faculty Curriculum Committee
        New Course Proposal: LNSA 101 - Language and Cultural Competencies for Studying Abroad (pdf)
  7. New Business
    A. Nominations and Elections: Elections to Senate Committees
        
    (Slates Forthcoming)
        Chair, Denis Keyes
    B. General Education Committee (webpage)
        Chair, Karen Smail
        *Request for General Education Certification, Social Science Requiement
          URST 361 - Water Use Law (PDF)
        *Request for General Education Certification, Social Science Requirement
          URST 399 - Sustainable Urbanism (PDF)
    C. Committee on Graduate Education, Continuing Education, and Special Programs - Proposals
        to Change Programs

        1. Proposals to Change a Program: M.A. in English (PDF)
            Add new courses:
            ENGL 574 - Special Topics in British Literature Before 1800 (PDF)
            ENGL 575 - Special Topics in British Literature After 1800 (PDF)
            ENGL 576 - Special Topics in American Literature (PDF)
            ENGL 703 - Seminar in British Literature Before 1800 (PDF)
            ENGL 704 - Seminar in British Literature After 1800 (PDF)
            ENGL 705 - Seminar in American Literature (PDF)
        2. Proposals to Change a Program: M.Ed. in Science and Math for Teachers
            Change credits and edit description of course SMFT 540 - Fundamentals of Physical Science (PDF)
     D. Faculty Curriculum Committee (webpage)
         1. Course Changes
             a. Deactivation: HBRW 290 - Special Topics: Advanced Hebrew (PDF)
             b. Change Course Title: CLAS270 - "The Romans in the Cinema" to "The Classics in Cinema" (PDF)
             c. Change to Honors College Requirements #8 (Independent Study and Tutorial) (PDF)
             d. Course Change: COMM 310 - Message Design and Influence course change (PDF)
             e. Course Reactivation: BLAW 499 - Bachelors Essay (PDF)
         2. New Course Proposals
             a. MATH 449 - Linear Models, with changes in multiple programs (PDF)
             b. Physical Education Activity Courses (PDF)
                 PEAC 106 - Beginning Table Tennis and Pickleball
                 PEAC 122 - Social Dance I
                 PEAC 124 - Stand up Paddleboarding
                 PEAC 132 - Intermediate Yoga
             c. LING 101 - Introduction to language, with change of minor (PDF)
             d. LTHI 250 - Hindi Literature in Translation, with change of minor (PDF)
             e. THTR 283 - Model Making for the Stage (PDF)
             f. HIST 226 - American Monsters: History as Horror, with change of minor and change of major (PDF)
         3. Combined Proposals - Program Changes involving new courses, course changes, etc
             a. Religious Studies: Change of Minor (PDF)
             b. Accounting (PDF)
                * New Course - ACCT 418 - Intermediate Accounting III
                * Change Course Description for ACCT 316 - Intermediate Accounting I and ACCT 317 - Intermediate
                   Accounting II
                * Change Program Requirements and Prerequisites
             c. PBHL - BS program change, course changes, deactivation and delete minor (PDF)
             d. URST - Changes to program, adding existing courses, deleting courses (PDF1)(PDF2)
             e. Public Health, BA: Changes to Requirements for Major (PDF)
             f.  British Studies Minor: Program Changes (PDF)
             g. Business Language in French: Change to Minor (PDF)
             h. International Studies Major (PDF1)(PDF2)(Letters-PDF)
                [PDF 1 - INTL part 1]
                * Deactivation: INTL 300 - Comparative Methodology in International Studies
                * Add Courses to and Delete Courses from Requirements in All Concentrations
                * Change of Course Description for INTL 350 - Cross Regional Studies
                * Add Course to Requirements and Modify Africa Concentration
                * Add Course to Requirements and Modify Asia Concentration
                * Add Courses to and Delete Courses from Requirements and Modify International Comparative Literature
                Concentration
                * Add Courses to Requirements and Modify Latin American and Caribbean Concentration
                [PDF 2 - INTL part 2]
                * Add New Course to and Delete Courses from Requirements and Modify Europe Concentration
                * New Course: INEU 101 - Introduction to Europe
             i. International Studies Minor: Add courses (PDF)
             j. Bachelor of Professional Studies: New Course Proposals and Addition of Courses to All Concentrations (PDF)
                PRST 220: Introduction to Analytical and Critical Reasoning
                PRST 230: Professional Presentations
                PRST 360: Special Topics
                PRST 420: Independent Study
             k. Real Estate Minor and Concentration: Change of Requirements (PDF)
             l.  Philosophy (PDF)
                * New Course: PHIL 105 - Contemporary Moral Issues
                * New Course: PHIL 252 - Topics in Continental Philosophy
                * Deactivation: PHIL 250 - Marxism
                * Changes to the Major
                * Changes to the Minor
             m. CITA changes in courses and changes in program (PDF)
             n. Global Logistics and Transportation: Change Prerequisites for TRAN 431 - Issues in Global Logistics and
                 TRAN 432 - Global Logistics Systems Management (PDF)
             o. Supply Chain and Information Management
                 * New Course: DSCI 323 - Computer-Based Decision Modeling; and Program Change (PDF)
             p. Business Administration: Concentration in Marketing - Change in Requirements (PDF)
             q. Environmental Studies: Change in Minor (PDF)
             r. Psychology (PDF)
                * Deactivation: PYSC 376 - Mass Media and Human Development
                * Neuroscience Minor: Add Course to Requirements
             s. Historic Preservation and Community Planning (PDF)
                * Deactivation: HPCP 250 - Architectural Drawing and Drafting I
                * Deactivation: HPCP 251 - Architectural Drawing and Drafting II
                * Change Course Title: HPCP 375 - "Landscape Preservation and Design" to "Landscape Preservation and
                   Design Studio"
                * Program Changes to Major and Minor in HPCP
             t. Exercise Science (PDF 1) (PDF 2)
                * New Course: EXSC 322 - Chronic and Communicable Diseases
                * New Course: EXSC 497 - Mentored Research
                * Program Changes
      E. Committee on By-Laws and Faculty/Administration Manual
           Chair, Rick Heldrich
           1. NOTICE OF INTENT: To change Faculty/Administration Manual to more clearly define Graduate Faculty
              (PDF)
           2. Notice of Intent: To change Faculty/Administrative Manual with Addition of University Professor
               as an Honorary Rank (PDF)(List: Distinguished Professor Programs at U.S. Universities)
       F. Resolution from the Interim Provost to Award Degrees (PDF)
  8. Constituents' Concerns
    David Desplaces - Distance Education
  9. Adjournment



March 10

Agenda | Highlights  | Minutes

Agenda

 1.     Call to Order
 2.     Approval of the 10 February 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes
 3.     Announcements and information
 4.     Reports
 a. Speaker of the Faculty
 b. Interim Provost (pdf)
 c. Budget Committee – Chair, Julia Eichelberger
     Budget Memos to Provost: 1-21-15, 2-4-15 (pdf1)(pdf2)
 d. Distance Education at the College of Charleston (pdf)
     Douglas A. Ferguson
     Faculty Coordinator for eLearning and Distance Education
5.     Old Business
        None
6.     New Business:
General Education Committee (webpage)
a. Motion to Approve Alternatives to the Foreign Language Requirement Master List (updated February 10, 2015) | (pdf)
Committee on Graduate Education, Continuing Education, and Special Programs - Proposals to Change Programs
a. MAT in Special Education
* Add existing course and add new course (pdf)
* Change course title for EDFS 724: Teaching Reading and Language Arts to Students with Disabilities – to “Literacy Development and Intervention for Students with Disabilities” (pdf)
b. MS in Mathematics
* Add new courses
MATH 660 - Stochastic Processes (pdf)
MATH 661 - Time Series Analysis (pdf)
MATH 690 – Graduate Teaching Seminar (pdf)
* Permission to cross-list
MATH 660 with MATH 460 (pdf)
MATH 661 with MATH 461 (pdf)
c. MS in Marine Biology
* Add new courses
BIOL 623/623L – Genomics  (pdf)
BIOL 649 – Comparative Genomics (pdf)
* Permission to cross-list BIOL 623/623L with  BIOL 423/423L (pdf)

Faculty Curriculum Committee (webpage)
1. Course change only:
    a. PSYCH 390 Course Change new name and description (pdf)
2. New course proposals:
    a. EDFS 301-Introduction to Leadership (pdf)
    b. LNSA 101 Language and Cultural Competencies for Studying Abroad (pdf)
    c. Management and Marketing (pdf)
         *MKTG 334-Integrated Marketing Communications
         *MKTG 337-Sports Marketing
         *MKTG 345-Social Media Marketing
3. Combined proposals:program changes involving new courses, course changes etc.:
    a. Global Logistics and Transportation Minor and Concentration (pdf)
    b. Chemistry:changes in courses and changes in Chemistry BA & BS and Biochemistry BS (pdf)
    c. Urban Studies Program:new courses and program changes
         *URST 250-Sophomore Student Ambassadorship (pdf)
         *URST 251-(pdf)
         *URST 313-Sustainable Urbanism (pdf)
         *URST 361-Water Use Law
    d. English (pdf)
        New Courses:
          *ENGL 375-Studies in Creative Writing
          *ENGL 380-The Literary Magazine, Publishing, and Editing
          Course deletion:
           *ENGL 406-Crazyhorse Literary Publishing Practicum
          Program Changes:
           *English Major, English Major with Concentration in Creative Writing and MInor in Creative Writing
4. New minor or concentration:
    a. Marketing Minor (pdf)
    b. Middle Eastern and Islamic World Studies minor (pdf)
    c. Irish and American Studies minor (pdf)
        Including New Courses:
          *IIAS 201-Introduction to Irish and Irish American Studies
          *IIAS 301-Special Topics in Irish and Irish American Culture
          *IIAS 302-Special Topics in Irish and Irish American History
          *IIAS 303-Special Topics in Irish and Irish American Social Science
          *IIAS 304-Special Topics in Irish and Irish American Studies
    d. Bachelor or Professional Studies Concentration in Healthcare and Medical Services Management (pdf)
        Including new courses:
          *HMSM 302-Structure of Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.
          *HMSM 303-Healthcare Law and Regulation
          *HMSM 320-Healthcare Financial Management
          *HMSM 346-Leadership and Management in Healthcare Organizations
          *HMSM 410-Healthcare Operations Management
Resolution to Create a Faculty Position on the Board of Trustees (pdf)
Larry Krasnoff
6. Constituents' Concerns
7. Adjournment




February 10

Agenda | Highlights  | Minutes 

Reports

       Speaker of the Faculty

       Interim Provost (Topics - PDF|Powerpoint)

Old Business: None

New Business

       General Education Committee (webpage): 

  1. Removal of AAST 300 Special Topics in African American Studies from the list of approved humanities courses (PDF)
  2. Change the Math/logic General Education requirement (PDF

       Faculty Curriculum Committee (webpage)

       1. Course Prerequisite Changes:
         a.   HIST 104 (PDF)
         b.   PHIL 399 (PDF)
         c.   ARTM340(PDF)
         d.   HEAL 225, 230. 403 (PDF)
         e.   REAL 376 and change of program (PDF)
         f.    HPCP 290 (PDF)

      2.  Existing Course changes with program changes:
         a.   PSYC321 name change(PDF)
         b.   WGST Change of Major and Minor–adding existing courses(PDF)
         c.   EDCL Change of Major (PDF)
         d.   HTMT444 course change and change an existing minor(PDF)
         e.   BIOL343/343L and changes to majors(PDF)

      3.  New Course Proposals with Program changes:
         a.   BIOL 423 and associated changes of major and minor (PDF)
         b.   BIOL 359 and changes in associated majors and minors (PDF)
         c.   AAST 280 and 350 with change of major and minor (PDF)
         d.   MGMT 342 with change of major forms (PDF)
         e.   Hispanic Studies change of program proposal, includes new courses and major revisions (PDF1)(PDF)
         f.    JWST220 and change of program forms (PDF)
         g.   MATH 460 and 461 and change of majors and minors (PDF

Constituents' Concerns




January 20

Agenda | Highlights  | Minutes

Reports

Speaker of the Faculty

Interim Provost (Topics - PDF)

Faculty Educational Technology Committee
Recommendation to Adopt Yammer (PDF)

Old Business: None

New Business

Faculty Curriculum Committee (webpage): Corrected Course Proposals: Geology (PDF­)

Resolution: Nous somme Charlie (PDF)
Kelly Shaver

Constituents' Concerns




December 2

Agenda | Highlights  | Minutes

Reports

Speaker of the Faculty

Interim Provost (Topics - PDF)

Faculty Budget Committee (PDF)

Old Business

Committee on By-Laws and Faculty/Administration Manual (webpage)

1. NOTICE OF INTENT: To Change Faculty Administrative Manual to More Clearly Define Faculty Responsibilities with Regard to Students with Disabilities Policy 1. (PDF - “clean” copy of revised statement | PDF - “comparison” copy, showing changes to the current F/AM language)

2. NOTICE OF INTENT: To Change Faculty Administrative Manual to More Clearly Define Faculty Obligations with Regard to Class Attendance Policy (PDF)

Resolutions Concerning Course-Instructor Evaluations
     Iana Anguelova, Senator – School of Science and Mathematics

1. Resolution to Set the Deadline for Collecting Course-Instructor Evaluations at the End of Reading Day for Each Semester (Word | PDF)

2. Resolution that a Policy be Delineated in the Faculty/Administration Manual Concerning the Administering and Collecting of Course-Instructor Evaluations (Student Evaluations) (Word | PDF)

New Business

Faculty Curriculum Committee (webpage)
Proposals will be discussed and voted on as groups by department/program (arabic numbers 1-6 below), unless a Senator wishes to isolate a specific proposal for discussion and a separate vote, in which case, ideally, the Senator should contact the Faculty Speaker or the Faculty Secretary in advance of the meeting. Such separations, however, can also be made on the floor of the Senate.

Psychology (PDF: all PSYC proposals. Overview, PDF p. 1)

Change of major (BS) (PDF p. 5)
Change of major (BA) (PDF p. 14)
New Course Proposals

PSYC 359 - Study Abroad in Neuroscience (PDF p. 23)
PSYC 413 - Conditioning and Learning: Advanced Topics (PDF p. 44)
PSYC 422 - Personality Psychology: Advanced Topics (PDF p. 55)
PSYC 423 - Social Psychology: Advanced Topics (PDF p. 67)

Japanese (PDF) - Change of minor – adding a clarifying clause to course listings

Chemistry (PDF) - Course change proposals: HONS 191/191L; 192/192L; 293/293L; 294/294L (Proposed Honors sequence)

Finance (PDF: all FINC proposals. Overview, PDF p. 1)

Change of major (BS) (PDF p. 4)
Change of minor (PDF p. 11)
Course change: FINC 418 - Advanced Valuation and Corporate Financial Analysis (PDF p. 40)
New Courses

FINC 450 - Applied Portfolio Management I (PDF p. 16)
FINC 451 - Applied Portfolio Management II (PDF p. 27)

Geology (PDF: all GEOL proposals. Overview, PDF p. 1)

Change of Major (BA) (PDF p. 87)
Change of Major (BS) (PDF p. 93)
Course Changes

GEOL 103 - Environmental Geology (PDF p. 13)
GEOL 250 - Introduction to Geochemistry (PDF p. 29)
GEOL 257 - Marine Geology (PDF p. 33)
GEOL 320 - Earth Resources (PDF p. 79)
GEOL 441 - Pollution in the Environment (PDF p. 83)

Course Deactivations

GEOL101/101L - Dynamic Earth & Dynamic Earth Laboratory (PDF p. 9)
GEOL 238 - Water Resources (PDF p. 25)
GEOL 252/252L - Mineralogy & Mineralogy Laboratory (PDF p. 51)
GEOL 269/269L - Introduction to Petrology & Introduction to Petrology Laboratory (PDF p. 57)
GEOL 300 - Independent Study in Geology (PDF p. 37)

New Courses

GEOL 256/256L - Mineralogy and Petrology & Mineralogy and Petrology Laboratory (PDF p. 61)

GEOL 291/291L - Water Resources & Water Resources Laboratory (PDF p. 69)

Entrepreneurship (PDF: all PSYC proposals. Overview, PDF p. 1)

Change in Minor (PDF p. 26)
Change in Concentration (PDF p. 18)
Course Changes

ENTR 320 - New Venture Modeling (PDF p. 30)
ENTR 321 - New Venture Planning (PDF p. 35)
ENTR 335 - Financing New Ventures (PDF p. 41)
ENTR 375 - Research in Entrepreneurship (PDF p. 47)
ENTR 403 - Entrepreneurial Leadership (PDF p. 76)
ENTR 406 - Social Entrepreneurship (PDF p. 53)
ENTR 407 - Ecopreneurship (PDF p. 59)
ENTR 445 - Seminar in Entrepreneurship (PDF p. 64)
ENTR 451 - Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (PDF p. 70)

New Courses

HONS 205 - Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (PDF p. 5)
ENTR 260 - Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (PDF p. 81)
ENTR 360 - Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (PDF p. 87)
ENTR 420 - Independent Study in Entrepreneurship (PDF p. 94)
ENTR 499 - Bachelor’s Essay in Entrepreneurship (PDF p. 101)

Academic Planning Committee - Proposal to change the Coursework Elsewhere during Senior Year Petition policy (PDF)

Resolution from the Interim Provost to Award Degrees (PDF)

Constituents' Concerns




November 11

Agenda | Highlights  | Minutes

Reports

Speaker

Interim Provost (Topics - PDF | Presentation Slides - PPT)

Old Business

RESOLUTION to support Student Government Resolution SR-10-2014 and call upon the Board of Trustees to publicly support and appeal for the SC Legislature to create a position within the Board of Trustees to be held by the President of the Student Government Association. (Word | PDF)
Joe Carson, Senator – School of Science and Mathematics

New Business

A. Committee on Graduate Education, Continuing Education and Special Programs (webpage)

1. CSIS 631 – Privacy and Security Issues: Change course title (PDF)
2. Master of Business Administration: Add new course(s) to requirements or electives (PDF)
3. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: New degree proposal (PDF)

B. Faculty Curriculum Committee (webpage)

Artium Bacchalaureatus (AB): Revise catalog statement on requirement for AB degree (PDF)

C. Committee on By-Laws and Faculty/Administration Manual (webpage)

1. Motion to Change Faculty and Administration Manual to Remove Requirement of Distribution of Meeting Agenda in Printed Form (Word | PDF)
2. NOTICE OF INTENT: To Change Faculty Administrative Manual to More Clearly Define Faculty Responsibilities with Regard to Students with Disabilities Policy (PDF)
3. NOTICE OF INTENT: To Change Faculty Administrative Manual to More Clearly Define Faculty Obligations with Regard to Class Attendance Policy (PDF)

D. Resolutions Concerning Course-Instructor Evaluations
    Iana Anguelova, Senator – School of Science and Mathematics

1. Resolution to Set the Deadline for Collecting Course-Instructor Evaluations at the End of Reading Day for Each Semester (Word | PDF)
2. Resolution that a Policy be Delineated in the Faculty/Administration Manual Concerning the Administering and Collecting of Course-Instructor Evaluations (Student Evaluations) (Word | PDF)

Constituents’ Concerns




October 7

Agenda | Highlights  | Minutes 

Reports

Speaker

Interim Provost | Outline - PDF

The North Campus and the Bachelor of Professional Studies Program | PDF
Godfrey Gibbison, Dean – North Campus

Campus Climate Survey Update | PPT

Old Business: none

New Business

A. Faculty Curriculum Committee
All proposals involving only courses (new/changed/deactivated) or changes to programs will be voted on as a single group, unless a Senator wishes to isolate a specific proposal for discussion and a separate vote. If they wish to do so, Senators should contact the Faculty Speaker or the Faculty Secretary in advance if possible, but this action can also be done on the floor of the Senate.

1. African Studies Minor: Changes to the Minor (PDF)

2. Teacher Education

a) Concentration Changes

1. Early Childhood Education (PDF)
2. Elementary Education (PDF)

b) Course Changes (PDF for all courses)

1. EDEE 327: Learner Development and the Context of Learning
2. EDFS 303: Human Growth and Education Process

c) New Courses (PDF for all courses)

1. EDFS 200 – Special Topics in Education
2. EDFS 300 – Special Topics in Education

B. General Education Committee

1. Motion to Approve for General Education Status (PDF)

a) Social Science (PDF for all courses)

1. URST 320: Town and County Planning
2. URST 360: Land Use Law
3. URST 399: Special Topics 

b) Humanities: URST 398 - Special Topics (PDF)

C. Committee on By-Laws and Faculty/Administration Manual

1. Motion to Change Faculty and Administration Manual to add Adjunct Representation to the Faculty Welfare Committee, Faculty Advisory Committee to the President, and the Faculty Compensation Committee (PDF | Word)

2. Motion to Change Faculty and Administration Bylaws to add Adjunct Representation to the Faculty Senate (PDF | Word)

D. RESOLUTION to support Student Government Resolution SR-10-2014 and call upon the Board of Trustees to publicly support and appeal for the SC Legislature to create a position within the Board of Trustees to be held by the President of the Student Government Association. (PDF | Word)
Joe Carson, Senator – School of Science and Mathematics

Constituents’ Concerns




September 9

Agenda | Highlights  | Minutes 

Reports

Speaker

President | Outline .PDF | Evolution of College Mission Statement - Documents .PDF

Provost | Outline .PDF | Proposed School of Professional Studies - Memos .PDF | Presentation Slides .PDF

Faculty Athletics Representative | Report to Facultly Senate .PPT
Vince Benigni

Update on Faculty Administration Manual | Log of FAM Changes .PDF
Rick Heldrich, Chair of the Committee on the By-Laws and the Faculty/Administration Manual

CofC Adjunct Faculty Policies and Practices | Progress Report .PDF | .DOC 
Presentation: .PPT | .PDF
Julia Eichelberger, Faculty Administrative Fellow in the Office of Academic Affairs

Old Business: none

New Business

Election of Speaker Pro Tempore

Constituents’ Concerns