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2015-2016

Please select one of the 2015-2016 Faculty Senate meeting dates listed below to view the corresponding material:

April 5 and 12
March 15
February 9
January 26 - Special Meeting
January 12
December 8
November 3
October 6
September 15





April 5 & 12 

Agenda (PDF | Word)  Highlights | Minutes 

Agenda

1.  Call to Order

2.  Approval of Minutes for the March 2016 Regular Meeting

3.  Announcements and Information

4.  Reports

A.  Speaker of the Faculty McNerney

B.  President McConnell

C.  Provost McGee (Topics - PDF)

D. Faculty Compensation Committee (PowerPoint | PDF)

Chair, Cynthia May

E.  Committee on Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness

Undergraduate Program Review Process  (PDF)

Martin Jones

F.  Adjunct Policies and Practices, Julia Eichelberger

•  Presentation (PowerPoint | PDF)

•  Achieving Best Practices for Adjunct Faculty at the College of Charleston: Spring 2016 Progress Report and Recommendations (Handout - PDF | Full Report - PDF)

G.  SACSCOC Reaffirmation Update (PowerPoint | PDF)

Divya Bhati, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning

5.  Old Business

A. Faculty Curriculum Committee

1.  Math: Course Renumbering (PDF)

2.  Environmental Studies (PDF)

- Change the name of the minor.

- Make a corresponding change to the name of ENVT 200, the minor's introductory course.

3.   BPS Healthcare (PDF)

- Create three new courses on healthcare

- Create a healthcare minor within BPS.

4.  BPS Program Changes (PDF)

- Add PRST 220 and PRST 230 as requirements in BPS. 

- Terminate the BPS Information Systems concentration. 

- Make numerous changes to the course lists for the other concentrations.

5.  BPS Project Management (PDF)

- Create six new courses on project management.

- Create a new project management concentration within BPS

B. Motion for a Faculty Representative in the Budget Process (PDF)

Joe Kelly, Senator - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

C. Motion to Increase the Number of Years Faculty May Serve on Committees (PDF)

Dan Greenberg, Senator - Psychology

6.  New Business

A. Elections to Standing Senate Committees (Slates - PDF)

Committee on Nominations and Elections -  Chair, Jen Kopfman

B. General Education Committee

Foreign Language Alternative Course Certification Proposals

Shawn Morrison

1. Category 1: The Role of Language in Culture (PDF)

a. ANTH 205: Language and Culture

b. ENGL 309: English Language: Grammar and History

c. ENGL 312: History of the English Language

d. LING 101: Introduction to Language

2. Category 2: Global and Cultural Awareness (PDF)

a. ANTH 201: Cultural Anthropology

b. ARTH 101: History of Art: Prehistoric through Medieval

c. ARTH 102: History of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary

d. ARTH 105: Introduction to Architecture

e. ENGL 233: Survey of Twentieth-Century Non-Western Masterpieces

f. ENGL 234: Survey of Third World Masterpieces

g. ENGL 358: Colonial and Postcolonial British Literature

h. HIST 103: World History to 1500

i.  HIST 104: World History since 1500

j.  HIST 230: Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia

k.  HIST 250: Special Topics in Comparative/Transnational History

l.   HIST 291: Disease, Medicine, & History

m. HIST 350: Special Topics in Comparative/Transnational History

n. HIST 359: Modern Jewish History: French Revolution to the Present

o. HIST 366: Comparative Slavery in the Americas

p. liAS 201: Introduction to Irish and Irish American Studies

q. POLI 103: World Politics

r. POLI 104: World Regional Geography

s. POLI 240: Introduction to Comparative Politics

t.  POLI 260: International Relations Theory

u. POLI 265: International Political Economy

v. RELS 235: Introduction to Islam

3. Category 3: Regions of the World

a. Africa (PDF)

1.  AFST 101: Introduction to Africa

2.  ARTH 210:African Art

3.  ENGL 352: Major African Authors

4.  ENGL 353: African Women Writers

5.  HIST 272: Pre-Colonial Africa

6.  HIST 273: History of Modern Africa

7.  POLI  342: Politics of Africa

b.  Asia (PDF)

1. ARTH 103: History of Asian Art

2. ARTH 241: History of the Art of India

3.  ARTH 242: History of the Art of China

4.  ARTH 243: History of the Art of Japan

5.  ASST 101: Introduction to Asian Studies

6.  CHST 340: Special Topics in Chinese Studies

7.  LTCH 250: Chinese Literature in Translation

8. LTJP 250: Japanese Literature in Translation

9.  LTPJ 350: Japanese Literature in Translation

10. HIST 282: History of China to 1800

11. HIST 283: History of Modern China

12. HIST 286: Japan to 1800

13. HIST 287: History of Modern Japan

14. PHIL 234: Eastern Philosophy

15. POLI 343: Politics of East Asia

16. POLI 345: Politics of China

17. RELS 205: Sacred Texts of the East

18. RELS 240: The Buddhist Tradition

19. RELS 245: Religions of India

20. RELS 248: Religious Traditions of China and Japan

c. Europe (PDF)

  1.             ARTH 214: Art of Ancient Greece

2.            ARTH 215: Art of Ancient Rome

3.            ARTH 277: History of Renaissance Art

4.            ARTH 278: Renaissance and Baroque Architecture

5.            ARTH 280: Baroque Art

6.            ARTH 303: Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art

7.            ARTH 370: Early Italian Renaissance Art

8.            ARTH 375: Italian High/ Late Renaissance Art

9.            CLAS 101: Ancient Greek Civilization

10.          CLAS 102: Roman Civilization

11.          CLAS 103: Classical Mythology

12.          CLAS 105: History of the Classical World

13.          CLAS 223. Aegean Prehistory

14.          CLAS 225. The Archaeology of Athens

15.          CLAS 226: The Archaeology of Rome

16.          CLAS 242: Images of Women in Classical Antiquity

17.          CLAS 253: Epic

18.          CLAS 254: Tragedy

19.          CLAS 255: Comedy (Humor in Rome and Greece)

20.          CLAS 256: Ancient Satire

21.          HIST 231: Ancient Greece

22.          HIST 232: Ancient Rome

23.          HIST 234: Early Medieval Europe

24.          HIST 235: High Middle Ages

25.          HIST 241: Special Topics in Modern European History

26.          HIST 242: History of Modern France

27.          HIST 244: Modern Germany

28.          HIST 247: Empire, Nation, Class in Eastern Europe

29.          HIST 252: Women in Europe

30.          HIST 336: Renaissance Europe

31.          HIST 337: Age of Reformation

32.          HIST 341: Age of Enlightenment & Revolution

33.          HIST 343: Europe since 1939

34.          HIST 344: Modern European Cultural History

35.          HIST 345: German Cultural History

36.          HIST 346: History of the Soviet Union

37.          HIST 347: Special Topics in Modern European History

38.          HIST 357: Victorian Britain

39.          JWST 230: The Holocaust

40.          JWST 330: Representations of the Holocaust

41.          LTGR 250: Comedy in Contemporary German Culture

42.          LTGR 270: Recent German Cinema

43.          LTIT 250: Italian Literature in Translation

44.          LTIT 270: Introduction to Italian Cinema

45.          LTIT 350: Italian Literature in Translation

46.          LTIT 370: Studies in Italian Cinema

47.          LTRS 110: Russian Folktales in Translation

48.          LTRS 120: A Window into Russia: The Major People, Events and Influences of Russia's Cultural History

49.          LTRS 210: Nineteenth Century Russian Literature

50.          LTRS 220: Twentieth Century Russian Literature

51.          LTRS 270: Studies in Russian Film

52.          PHIL 201: History of Ancient Philosophy

53.          PHIL 202: History of Modern Philosophy

54.          PHIL 205: Existentialism

55.          PHIL 252: Topics in Continental Philosophy

56.          POLI 352: Geographies and Politics of the European Union

d. Latin America (PDF)

1.            ANTH 328: Aztecs, Mayas, and Their Ancestors

2.            HIST 262: Colonial Latin America

3.            HIST 263: Latin American since Independence

4.            HIST 364: Sugar & Slaves in Colonial Brazil

5.            HIST 365: Modern Brazil

6.            LACS 101: Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies

7.            LACS 103: Introduction to Contemporary Cuba

8.            LACS 104: Introduction to Contemporary Chile

9.            LACS 106: Introduction to Contemporary Argentina

10.          LACS 332: Latin American Society and Film

11.          LTPO 150: Portuguese Literature in Translation

12.          LTPO 270: Studies in Brazilian Film

13.          LTPO 280: Studies in Brazilian Civilization and Culture through Literature

14.          LTPO 350: Portuguese Literature in Translation: A Foreign Author

15.          LTPO 450: Portuguese Literature in Translation: Comparative Literature

16.          LTSP 252: Contemporary Latin American Literature in Translation

17.          POLI 340: Politics of Latin America

18.          POLI 351: Politics of Contemporary Brazil

e. Middle East (PDF)

1.            ARTH 231: Islamic Art and Architecture

2.            HIST 276: Islamic History & Civilization

3.            HIST 277: History of the Modern Middle East

4.            JWST 220: History of Israel

5.            JWST 305: Israeli Cinema

6.            ARST 100: Introduction to Arab and Islamic World Studies

7.            LTAR 350: Arabic Literature in Translation

8.            POLI 344: Politics of the Middle East

C.            Committee on Graduate Education, Continuing Education, and Special Programs

1.            M.A.T. Middle Grades Education (PDF)

a.            EDFS 687 – Existing course added as prerequisite course

b.            EDEE 690 – Existing course added to core requirements

c.             EDFS 635 – Delete course

d.            EDEE 640 – Existing course added to core requirements

e.            EDEE 678 – Delete course from English emphasis requirements

2.            M.Ed. Languages (PDF)

a.            SPAN 590 – Deleted course from Spanish emphasis requirements

b.            SPAN 671 – Delete course from Spanish emphasis requirements

3.            M.S. Mathematics (PDF)

Changing existing courses to comply with new cross-listing policy

a.            MATH 402/502 – Course description change

b.            MATH 415/515 – Course title change, course description change

c.             MATH 423/523 – Course title change, course description change

d.            MATH 430/530 – Course title change

e.            MATH 431/531 – Course description change

f.             MATH 440/540 – Course description change

g.            MATH 441/541 – Course description change

h.            MATH 445/545 – Course description change

i.              MATH 449/550 – Course description chang

j.             MATH 451/551 – Course description change

k.            MATH 452/552 – Course description change

l.              MATH 455/555 – Course description change

m.           MATH 460/560 – Course number change, course description change

n.            MATH 461/561 – Course number change, course description change

4.            MS Environmental Studies Proposal (PDF)

a.            Follow-up Cross-Listing Proposals: Re-numbering existing courses to comply with new cross-listing policy

•             EVSS 619 → EVSS 519

•             EVSS 628, EVSS 628L → EVSS 544, EVSS 544L

•             EVSS 629 → EVSS 506

•             EVSS 631, EVSS 631L → EVSS 541, EVSS 541L

•             EVSS 638, EVSS 638L → EVSS 538, EVSS 538L

•             EVSS 642, EVSS 642L → EVSS 52, EVSS 542L

•             EVSS 649, EVSS 649L → EVSS 549, EVSS 549L

•             EVSS 657 → EVSS 557

•             EVSS 669, EVSS 669L → EVSS 569, EVSS 569L

•             EVSS 695 → EVSS 595: ST: Applied Quantitative Methods

•             EVSS 695 → EVSS 595: ST: Ecopreneurship

b.   Affirm past practice: add existing courses to possible electives:

•             BIOL 618

•             BIOL 650

5.            MA Communication Proposals (PDF)

a.  COMM 535: Delete Course

b.  Affirm past practice: Add existing courses (7) to requirements or electives: ENGL 558, ENGL 559, ENGL 560, ENGL 562, PUBA 640, PUBA 656, PUBA 650

6.            M.Ed. in Languages Proposals (PDF)

a. Change/Delete Graduate Program Proposal

Add existing course to requirements or electives, Interdisciplinary: EDFS 692 – add existing course to core requirement.

b.  Affirm past practice: add existing courses to possible electives from interdisciplinary programs: (see proposal)

•             Languages (1)

•             Spanish (6)

•             Teaching, Learning, and Advocacy (3)

•             Foundations, Secondary, and Special Education (15)

•             Elementary & Early Childhood Education (3)

•             Communication (1)

7.            MPA Proposals (PDF)

a. Change/Delete Graduate Program Proposals: Add existing course to requirements or electives: PUBA 617: Add existing course to possible electives

b. Affirm past practice: add existing courses to possible electives from interdisciplinary programs: EVSS 630, EVSS 605, EVSS 635, EVSAS 632, EVSS 633, EVSS 649, COMM 514, COMM 540

8.            MPA Urban and Regional Certificate Program Proposal (PDF - same as above)

Change/Delete Graduate Program Proposals: Add existing course to requirements or electives: PUBA 617: Add existing course to possible electives

9.            MTLA Proposals (PDF)

a.  Change/Delete Graduate Program Proposal: add existing courses to possible electives for all MTLA concentrations:

•             EDFS 760

•             EDFS 761

•             EDFS 762

•             EDFS 763

•             EDFS 764

b. Add to New Literacies concentration: EDFS 670

10.          MEd. Science & Math (PDF)

Graduate Policy Change Proposal: Policy Change to Capstone Curriculum in catalog (See proposal)

11.          MS Marine Biology Proposals (PDF)

a.  Affirm past practice: add existing courses to possible electives: BIOL 502, BIOL 503, BIOL 506, BIOL 510, BIOL 514, BIOL 523, BIOL 544, BIOL 545, BIOL 549, BIOL 618, BIOL 627, BIOL 630, BIOL 632, BIOL 635, BIOL 641, BIOL 643, BIOL 644, BIOL 646, BIOL 649, BIOL 690, EVSS 649, EVSS 669

b.  BIOL 700 Research and Thesis (4) : Edit description to “repeatable: up to 4 credit hours”

c.  Add waive option to core course requirements

d.  Renumber courses to conform to new numbering and cross-listing policies:

•             BIOL 614 → BIOL 514

•             BIOL 619 → BIOL 549

•             BIOL 623 → BIOL 523

•             BIOL 628 → BIOL 544

•             BIOL 629 → BIOL 506

•             BIOL 640 → BIOL 504

•             BIOL 645 → BIOL 545

12.          MS Child Life (PDF)

a.            Graduate Program Change Proposal:

•             Replace EDEE 655 with CHLI 602

•             Replace EDFS 654 with CHLI 607

•             Replace EDFS 635 or COMM 501/502 with CHLI 608

•             Replace COMM 521, EDFS 670, MTLA 605, EDEE 620, EDEE 655 for CHLI 610

b.            Graduate Course Proposals: New Courses (4) :

•             CHLI 602, Therapeutic Play for Child Life Specialists

•             CHLI 607 Advanced Child Development

•             CHLI 608 Research Methods

•             CHLI 610, Infant Development and Child Life

13.          MA English (PDF)

a.            Delete courses: ENGL 516, ENGL 530, ENGL 557, ENGL 563, ENGL 570, ENGL 571, ENGL 572, ENGL 650

b.            Terminate emphasis: African American Literature track

14.          MA Community Planning, Policy and Design: New Program Proposal (PDF)

Additional PDF documents: 
Cover Letter to Academic Planning Committee, Academic Planning Committee Majority Report, Academic Planning Committee Minority Report

a.            ARTH 565 – New course

b.            CPAD 605 – New course

c.             CPAD 615 – New course

d.            ARTH 535 – New course

e.            CPAD 619 – New course

f.             CPAD 790 – New course

g.            CPAD 830 – New course

h.            CPAD 631 – New course

i.              CPAD 895 – New course

j.             CPAD 690 – New course

B.            Faculty Curriculum Committee

1.            Archaeology (PDF)

a.            Create ARCH 499 (Bachelor’s Essay in Archaeology). 

b.            Add ARTH 317 and CLAS 325 to the electives in the ARCH major and minor.

2.            Arts Management (PDF)

a.            Create ARTM 255 (Fundamentals of Presenting the Performing Arts).

b.            Replace ARTM 360 with this new course in the ARTM Music Industry concentration.

c.             Add flexibility to the selection of electives.

3.            Biology (PDF)

Add lab courses that can accompany BIOL 250 and BIOL 453.

4.            Business Language Minor in French (PDF)

a.            Deactivate FREN 382.  Change the title and description of FREN 380 and FREN 381.

b.            Create FREN 383 (Summer Internship in a French Workplace).

c.             Make the corresponding changes to BLMF and add FREN 342 and FREN 363 to the electives.

5.            Comparative Literature (PDF)

a.            Add four courses to the CPLT electives (two from the RUST proposal).

b.            Remove LTRS 150 and LTRS 450 from CPLT (deactivated in the RUST proposal).

c.             Change the role of LTSP 250 within CPLT.

6.            Data Science (PDF)

In the DATA minor, change the 100-level math requirement from “MATH 111” to “MATH 105 or MATH 120.”

7.            European Studies (PDF)

Add HIST 241, HIST 347, and JWST 330 to the EUST electives.

8.            French (PDF)

a.            Remove the 400-level course requirement for the French minor.

b.            Create FREN 362 (Current Issues in the French-Speaking World).

c.             Remove the requirement for INTB majors who minor in French to take FREN 380.

d.            Spilt FREN 361 study abroad into two courses, one specifically for France and another for other French-speaking countries.

e.            Make corresponding changes to the FRFS major and minor.

9.            Global Logistics and Transportation (PDF)

 Add TRAN 420 to the GLAT minor and concentration.

10.          History (PDF)

Add HIST 498, HIST 499, and CLAS 401 to the list of courses satisfying the capstone.

11.          International Studies (PDF)

Add four courses to the electives in the INTL Latin America concentration.

12.          Irish and Irish American Studies (PDF)

a.            Revisions to IIAS.

b.            Deactivate IIAS 301, IIAS 302, and IIAS 303.

13.          Latin American and Caribbean Studies (PDF)

a.            Create six new courses:

•             LACS 310 (Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Latin American and the Caribbean)

•             LACS 320 (Human Rights and Social Movements in Latin American and the Caribbean)

•             LACS 330 (Colonial and Postcolonial Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean)

•             LACS 340 (Afro-Caribbean & Afro-Latin Studies)

•             LACS 350 (Globalization and Mass Media in Latin America and the Caribbean)

•             LACS 360 (Latina/o Identities: Constructions, Contestations, and Expressions).

b.            Add these courses to the LACS major and minor. 

c.             Other modifications to the LACS major and minor.

14.          Math (PDF)

Add MATH 105 (with a C-) as an option for satisfying MATH 350’s calculus prerequisite.

15.          Middle Eastern and Islamic World (PDF)

Add ARTH 231 to the list of MEIW electives.

16.          Philosophy (PDF)

a.            Add a requirement that PHIL majors take a course on Value Theory.

b.            Decrease the required number of elective courses.

c.             Correct a mistake in the PPLW concentration. 

17.          Russian Studies (PDF)

a.            Numerous changes to the RUST minor.

b.            Deactivate LTRS 150 and LTRS 450.

c.             Create RUST 250 (Vampires), RUST 300 (Gender and Sexuality in Russian Culture), and RUST 360 (Special Topics in Russian Studies). 

The course creations and deactivations also affect the CPLT proposal.

18.          Theater and Dance (PDF)

a.            Create DANC 380 (Dance Concert Production) and add it to the DANC major and its Performance and Choreography concentration. 

b.            Create THTR 401 (Advanced Problems in Design) and THTR 411 (Main state Design and Production) and add them to the THTR major. 

c.             Add FYSE 139 as an alternative to THTR 230 in the THTR major.

19.          Women’s and Gender Studies (PDF)

a.            Add ten courses to the list of electives for the WGST BA.

b.            Add those same ten courses, plus two more to the list of electives for the WGST minor.

20.          Accounting-Business Administration (PDF

Prevent ACCT majors from double majoring in BADM.

21.          Bachelor of Professional Studies (PDF)

Create an undergraduate certificate in Project Management.

22.          Real Estate– Create a new major in Real Estate (PDF)

a.            Create REAL 389 (Real Estate Valuation Analysis) and REAL 418 (Real Estate Feasibility Analysis) to be included in the major.

b.            Add REAL 310 to the prerequisites for REAL 376.

D.            Motion: Form a new standing Senate committee known as the Adjunct Oversight Committee (PDF)

Elizabeth Baker, Senator - English

E.            Resolution from the Provost to Award Degrees (PDF)

7.            Constituent’s Concerns

8.            Adjournment




March 15 

Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Minutes
    1. 26 January Special Meeting
    2. 9 February Regular Meeting
  3. Announcements and Information
  4. Reports
    1. Speaker of the Faculty McNerney
    2. Provost McGee (Topics - PDF)
    3. Faculty Budget Committee - Chair, Julia Eichelberger
      Committee Documents Folder  
    4. Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Update
      Todd LeVasseur, QEP Interim Director
    5. Faculty Educational Technology Committee - Chair, David Desplaces
        Classroom Upgrade Project (PDF) and Yammer Update
    6. Academic Standards Committee - Chair, Quinn Burke
      Proposed Language for College-wide Major GPA Policy (PDF)
  5. Old Business: None
  6. New Business
  1. Committee on By-Laws and Faculty/Administration Manual - Chair, Jason Vance
    Motion to Change Faculty and Administration Manual for Reapportionment of Faculty Senate (PDF)
  2. Committee on Graduate Education, Continuing Education, and Special Programs
    1. MAT Early Childhood Education Proposals (PDF, pp. 1-36)
      - EDEE 617: change title, prerequisite change, edit description
      - EDEE 631: new course
      - EDEE 640: change title, edit description
      - EDEE 682: change title, edit description
    2.  MAT Elementary Education Proposals (PDF, pp. 37-61)
      - EDEE 633: new course
      - EDEE 695: change title, edit description
    3. MAT Special Education Proposal (PDF, pp. 62-65)
      EDFS 654: add existing course to requirements or electives
    4. MAT Performing Arts Proposal (PDF)
      - PUBA 664: replace with MTL 648
      - New Courses: MUSE 501 & 685
      - MUSE 704: change title, edit description
      - New Courses: THRE 704 & 690
    5. MS Environmental Studies Proposal (PDF)
      EVSS 695: change credits/contact hours, edit description
    6. MS Marine Biology Proposals (PDF)
      Delete courses: BIOL 510 & 631
    7. MS Accountancy Proposals (PDF)
      - New courses: ACCT 550, 538, and 589
      - ACCT 531: edit course description
      - Delete courses: ACCT 542, 543, and 545
  1. Faculty Curriculum Committee
  1. African Studies (PDF)
    Add HIST 272 and 273 to the electives in the AFST minor.
    Students are currently required to take one of those two courses, but aren't allowed to count the other as an elective. This was an oversight.
  2. Art History (PDF)
    - Create six new courses and add them as options in the ARTH B.A.
    - Deactivate four courses and title changes for 14 courses.
  3. Asian Languages (PDF)
    Creation of 0-credit discussion courses as co-requisites for Asian language courses.
  4. Biology (PDF)
    Updating the various Biology programs to reflect the changes to the Honors Chemistry courses.
  5. Geology (PDF)
    Change to some of the prerequisites for GEOL 291.
  6. Honors Chemistry (PDF)
    - Deactivate HONS 191/L and 294/L and replace with a new 5-credit hour course.
    - Update the various Chemistry programs to reflect this change.|
    - This will also affect the Biology proposal and the Geology 291 proposal.
  7. BPS Healthcare (PDF)
    - Create three new courses on healthcare
    - Create a healthcare minor within BPS
  8. BPS Program Changes (PDF)
    - Add PRST 220 and PRST 230 as requirements in BPS.
    - Terminate the BPS Information Systems concentration.|
    - Make numerous changes to the course lists for the other concentrations.
  9. BPS Project Management (PDF)
    - Create six new courses on project management.
    - Create a new project management concentration within BPS.
  10. Course Renumbering (PDF)
    The College has a new course-numbering policy, which is forcing programs to renumber some of their courses. Requirements for cross-listed courses are now stricter. Both EVSS and MATH are making changes because of this.
  11. Data Science (PDF)
    - Replace current system of 14 different cognates (basically a discipline-based system) with a system of 4 different emphases (basically a school-based system).
    - Add 6 hours of CSCI/MATH courses to the requirements.
  12. Elementary Education (PDF)
    Remove EDEE 327 from the EDEL degree requirements.
  13.  Environmental Studies (PDF)
    - Change the name of the minor.
    - Make a corresponding change to the name of ENVT 200, the minor's introductory course.
  14.  Foreign Language Education (PDF)
    - Add EDFS 455 to the EDFL degree requirements.
    - Add TEDU 436 as an alternative to EDFS 326.
  15. History (PDF)
    Create three new courses and add them to the HIST B.A.
  16.  History 321 (PDF)
    - Create the HIST version of AAST 340.
    - Add this course to the HIST B.A.
  17. International Studies (PDF)
    - Add INTL 100 as a prerequisite for INTL 350.
    - Change the wording of the INTL study-abroad requirement to better reflect the original intent.
    - Add flexibility to the language requirement in the INTL Asia concentration.
    - Add LTHI 250 to the INTL Comparative Literature concentration.
  18.  International Studies Concentration (PDF)
    - Add HIST 272 and 273 to the INTL Africa concentration.
    - Change the Europe and Latin America concentrations so SPAN 333 counts only when the content is relevant.
    - Add SPAN 494 to the Latin America concentration.
    - Add a restriction that most courses can't be double counted between LACS and the INTL Latin America concentration.
  19.  Linguistics (PDF)
    - Create a new course.
    - Add it and ANTH 387 to the LING minor.
    - Change the title of LING 125.
    - Change the role of LING 101 in the minor.
  20. Physical Education Activities (PDF)
    - Create two new courses.
    - Add PEAC 102 as a prerequisite for PEAC 132.
    - Update degree requirements.
  21.  Physical Education Teacher Education (A) (PDF)
    - Delete HEAL 216, PEAC 105, PEAC 117, EXSC 340+L from PE/TE major.
    - Add EXSC 210, PEHD 222L, PEHD 223L, EDFS 455, BIOL 201+L, BIOL 202+L to PE/TE major.
    - Add 1-credit lab (PEHD 222L) to PEHD 222.
  22. Physical Education Teacher Education (B) (PDF)
    - Add 1-credit lab (PEHD 223L) to PEHD 223.
    - Change the GPA requirement.
  23. Theater (PDF)
    - Create a new course.
    - Add some courses to the THTR electives.
    - Change all dance-related THTR courses to the DANC prefix.
  1. Motion for a Faculty Representative in the Budget Process (PDF)
    Joe Kelly, Senator - School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. Motion to Increase the Number of Years Faculty May Serve on Committees (PDF)
    Dan Greenberg, Senator - Psychology
    1. Constituent’s Concerns
    2. Adjournment

    

    February 9 

    Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

    1. Call to Order
    2. Approval of the Minutes of the 12 January Regular Meeting Minutes
    3. Announcements and Information
    4. Reports
      1. Speaker of the Faculty McNerney
      2. Provost McGee (PDF)
    5. Old Business
      1. Committee on By-Laws and Faculty/Administration Manual (Jason Vance, Chair) and The Honors College Committee (Phyllis Jestice, Chair)
        
Motion to Change Faculty and Administrative Manual for Composition and Duties of Honors College Committee (PDF)
    6. New Business
      1. General Education Committee
        1. Requests for Humanities General Education Certification
          1. ARTH 230 - Islamic Art and Architecture (PDF)
          2. ARTH 278 - Renaissance and Baroque Architecture (PDF)
          3. ARTH 294 - City and Cinema (PDF)
          4. JWST 220 - History of Israel (PDF)
          5. JWST 305 - Israeli Cinema (PDF)
          6. PHIL 105 - Contemporary Moral Issues (PDF)
          7. PHIL 252 - Topics in Continental Philosophy (PDF)
        2. Foreign Language Alternative Program Proposal (Proposal:  PDF | Form for Proposing Foreign Language Alternative Courses - PDF)
      2. 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. Senators are asked to contact the Faculty Speaker or the Faculty Secretary in advance, if they wish to separate a proposal from the group. Of course, this action can also be done on the floor of the Senat
        1. Jewish Studies (PDF)
          1. Deactivate JWST 450 (Research Seminar in Jewish Studies)
          2. Add JWST 305 (Israeli Cinema) as an elective and replace current JWST 450 requirement with JWST 400 (Independent Study) or JWST 499 (Bachelor’s Essay) to the JWST major
          3. Add JWST 305 and delete JWST 450 to the JWST minor
          4. Change description of JWST 400 so that it requires independent research
          5. Create new course: JWST 399 (Directed Reading) 
        2. Athletic Training: Terminate Athletic Training major (PDF)
        3. Anthropology: Remove prerequisites for ANTH 210, 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 314, 318, 319, 320, 322, 323, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 333, 335, 340, 341, 345, 346, 353, 356, and 362 (PDF)
        4. Asian Languages – Change prerequisite (202) for ARBC 390 (Special Topics in Arabic), ARBC 496 (Independent Study), JPNS 390 (Special Topics), JPNS 496 (Independent Study), CHNS 330 (Collateral Study), and CHNS 496 (Independent Study) (PDF)
        5. Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs – Prerequisite changes (202 or 205) to FREN 330, 496, 498, 499, GREK 390, 490, 496, 498, GRMN 213, 325, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 341, 365, 490, 496, 499, HBRW 330, ITAL 328, 329, LATN 490, 496, 498, PORT 330, 498, RUSS 313, 330, 398, and SPAN 390 (PDF)
        6. French Francophone and Italian Studies (PDF)
          1. Deactivate LTIT 150 (Italian Literature in (English) Translation), ITAL 330 (Collateral Study), and ITAL 370 (Studies in Italian Cinema)
          2. Change prerequisite for ITAL 390 (Special Topics in Italian)
        7. Classics (PDF
          1. Create new course: CLAS 325 (Ancient Houses and Households)
          2. Add this course to the major and the minor
          3. Deactivate LATN 301 (Introduction to Latin Literature)
          4. Changes some prerequisites
        8. Atmospheric Physics: Delete PHYS 301 (Classical Mechanics) and add PHYS 272 (Methods of Applied Physics) to list of possible prerequisites for fluid mechanics  (PDF)
        9. Physics: Create new course: PHYS 481 (Physics Problem Solving) and add as an elective in the BA and BS in Physics degrees (PDF)
        10. Communication: Change of restrictions for COMM 310 (Message Design and Influence) and COMM 481 (Capstone in Communication) (PDF)
        11. African American Studies (PDF)
          1. Add four courses to list of pre-approved electives in both the major and the minor
          2. Create two new courses: AAST 340 (Remembering and Forgetting: Race, Violence, and Memory in American History) and AAST 345 (Race and Sports in American Society)
          3. Add seven courses to the minor
        12. Computing in the Arts (PDF)
          1. Create new concentration in Digital Media
          2. Create new course CITA/CSCI 140 (Graphic Design and Digital Media)
          3. Change description of CITA/CSCI 180 (Computers, Music, and Art)
          4. Add CSCI 380 (User Interface Development) and CSCI 392 (Seminar in Computing and Society) to the list of required courses for the major
          5. Add MUSC 349 (Jazz Arranging) to the list of music electives in the music concentration
        13. Exercise Science (PDF)
          1. Change prerequisites for EXSC 433 (Research Design and Analysis)
          2. Change credit hours for EXSC 439 (Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology)
        14. Health and Human Performance (PDF)
          1. Change course number of HEAL 395 to HEAL 456
          2. Change prerequisites
          3. Deactivate HEAL 395
        15. Hospitality and Tourism Management (PDF)
          1. Change prerequisites for HTMT 444 (Hospitality Management Internship)
          2. Change HTMT concentration, eliminating one of the required HTMT electives and making HTMT 444 mandatory
          3. Create new course: HTMT 244 (Internship)
        16. Mathematics: Modify the course catalog description for MATH 229 (Vector Calculus with Chemical Applications) (PDF)
        17. Religious Studies (PDF)
          1. Create three new courses RELS 215 (Religion and Globalization), RELS 370 (Advanced Topics in American Religion), and RELS 382 (Teaching Apprenticeship)
          2. Add new courses to the Religious Studies major and minor
        18. Theater and Dance (PDF)
          1. Remove prerequisite for THTR 230 (Fundamentals of Theatrical Design
          2. Change prerequisite for THTR 316 (African American Theatre)
          3. Create new course: THTR 314 (Dramaturgy) 
          4. Add THTR 314 to the list of major electives
        19. Create new minor in Southern Studies (PDF), including creation of two new course SOST 200 (Introduction to Southern Studies) and SOST 400 (Southern Studies Capstone)
    7. Constituent's Concerns
    8. Adjournment

    

    January 26 - Special Meeting

    Agenda | Minutes

    1. Call to Order
    2. Speaker of the Faculty’s Opening Remarks 
      (Invitations to Panelists, Including Questions - PDF)
    3. Brief Presentations/Remarks of Panelists
      1. Steve Osborn - Executive Vice President for Business Affairs
        (Budget Documents - PDF)
      2. Jimmie Foster, Jr. - Assistant Vice President for Admissions & Financial Aid
        (16 Year Trends - PDF)
      3. Robert Cape - Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
        (Memo - PDF)
      4. Joe Hull - Director of Athletics (Special Faculty Senate Meeting
        (Responses to Questions - PDF)
    4. Questions / Discussion
    5. Adjournment

    

    January 12

    Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

    1. Call to Order 8 December 2015 Regular Meeting
    2. Approval of the Minutes of the 
    3. Announcements and Information
    4. Reports
      1. Speaker of the Faculty McNerney

      2. Provost McGee (PDF)

      3. Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning, Divya Bhati (PDF)
      4. SACSCOC QEP Curricular and Co-Curricular Sub-Committee: Charge and Progress (PDF)
        
Robert Mignone, Co-Chair

      5. Committee on Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness


    5. Old Business: none

    6. New Business: none

    7. Constituent’s Concerns

    8. Adjournment

    

    December 8

    Agenda Highlights | Minutes

    Agenda

    1. Call to Order
    2. Approval of the Minutes of the 3 November 2015 Regular Meeting
    3. Announcements and Information
    4. Reports
      1. Speaker of the Faculty McNerney
        Faculty Budget Committee Report (distributed in print at the meeting) (PDF)
      2. Provost McGee
      3. Lowcountry Graduate Center  (PDF)
        Nancy Muller, Director and Associate Dean
    5. Old Business
      1. Committee on Graduate Education, Continuing Education, and Special Programs
        Chair, Jo Ann Ewalt
        1. Environmental Studies
          New Course Proposal: EVSS 606 – Wildlife Law (PDF)
        2. Teaching, Learning & Advocacy (MTLA): Program Changes (PDF)
          - 4 new course proposals (MTLA 668, 671, 672, and 674)
          - 1 program change (adding a new concentration)
    6. New Business
      1. Resolution to Award Degrees, December 2015 (PDF)
        Provost McGee
      2. Committee on Graduate Education, Continuing Education, and Special Programs
        Chair, Jo Ann Ewalt
        1. English
          1. ENGL 650, Course Changes (PDF)
          2. Changes to MA Program  (PDF)
          3. Environmental Studies
            New Course: EVSS 606 - Wildlife Law (PDF)
          4. Teaching, Learning & Advocacy
            Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction (including new courses) (PDF)
          5. Mathematics
            Program Changes (PDF)
      3. Curriculum Committee
        Gibbs Knotts, Chair
        1. Historic Preservation and Community Planning
          Creation of HPCP 222 (Old & Green: Where Heritage Preservation and Environmental Conservation Overlap) (PDF)
        2.  Management and Marking
          Removal of prerequisites from ENTR 200 (PDF)
        3. Environmental Studies Minor
          1. Add HPCP 222 to the ENVT minor (PDF)
          2. Add GEOL 441 to the ENVT minor (PDF)
          3.  Marketing
            Delete the Marketing concentration from BADM (PDF)
          4. Computer Science
            Add CSCI 115 as a prerequisite for CSCI 215; several changes to the prerequisites for CSCI 220, change the prerequisite for CSCI 362 from CSCI 221 (with a C-) to CSCI 230 (with a C-); change the INFS major to add more flexibility to the required business coursework (PDF)
          5. Teacher Education
            1. (Read to Success Compliance) – Delete EDEE 374 to EDEL programs; add TEDU/EDFS 436 as an option and require ANTH 101 (PDF)
            2. (Modify Secondary Education Cognates) – Modify secondary education cognates to include TEDU 325 as a requirement and to allow TEDU 436 as an alternative to EDFS 326 (PDF)
            3. (Other Changes) – Delete EDEE 327 from the EDEC major; move EDEE 363 within the program (and change its prerequisites); add EDEE/TEDU 436 as an alternative to EDFS 326; change entry requirements; add a prerequisite to EDEE 455, requiring a student to get at least a C- in EDEE 415 (PDF)
          6. Supply Chain and Information Management
            Create new minor in Information Management, create four new courses INFM 330 (Enterprise Data Management), INFM 350 (Business Analytics), INFM 360 (Special Topics in Information Management), and INFM 390 (Enterprise Resource Planning); add DATA 101 to the prerequisites for INFM 350; change the SCIM 366 prerequisite; and add DSCI 323 to the SCIM electives (PDF)
          7. New Degree in Meteorology (Physics and Astronomy)
            Create a new degree in Meteorology and several new courses (PDF)
      4. Committee on By-Laws and Faculty/Administration Manual (Jason Vance, Chair) and The Honors College Committee (Phyllis Jestice, Chair)

    Motion to Change Faculty and Administrative Manual for Composition and Duties of Honors College Committee (PDF)

    1. Constituent’s Concerns
    2. Adjournment

    

    November 3

    Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

    Agenda

    1. Call to Order
    2. Approval of the 6 October 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes
    3. Announcements and Information
    4. Reports
      1. Speaker of the Faculty McNerney
      2. Interim Provost McGee (Topics - PDF )
      3. Committee on By-Laws and Faculty/Administration Manual
        Jason Vance, Chair
        1. Change in Faculty/Administration Manual for Adjunct Titles (PDF)
        2. Report (PDF) on Motion to Reduce Redundancies in Standing Committee (PDF), introduced by Heath Hoffmann, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, at October Senate Meeting
      4. Faculty Welfare Committee
        Emily Skinner, Chair

    Report (PDF) on Motion on Administrators’ Roles in Faculty Evaluation (PDF), introduced by Larry Krasnoff, Senator - Philosophy, at September Senate Meeting

            5. Old Business (none)

            6. New Business

    A. Curriculum Committee
    Gibbs Knotts, Chair

        1. French and Francophone Studies
          Allow FREN 496 and FREN 499 as alternatives to the capstone course FREN 495 (Proposal PDF)
        2. Middle Grades Education
          Creation of two new courses (TEDU 325: Foundations of Language and Literacies Development Grades 5-12 and EDMG 335: Teaching Writing/Design with Adolescent Literature and Multimodal Texts 5-8), adding them to the degree requirements, replacing EDEE 325, and replacing the current entrance requirements with the College's Gen Ed requirement (Proposal PDF)
        3. Political Science
          Change the titles of POLI 294 and POLI 395 (Proposal PDF)
        4. Studio Art
          Proposal for three new courses (ARTS 295: Photography in Context: History, Theory, and Practice; ARTS 316: Digital Photography I: Portrait and Documentary Photography; and ARTS 349: Digital Photography II: Landscape Photography) and also changes to the titles of ARTS 215, ARTS 315, and ARTS 327 (Proposal PDF)
        5. Urban Studies
          1. Junior Student Ambassador Proposal (Proposal PDF)
          2. Senior Student Ambassador Proposal (Proposal PDF)
          3. Proposal to add a new concentration in Sustainable Urbanism (Proposal PDF)
        6. Latin American and Caribbean Studies
          Reduction in the number of required credit hours by reducing the number of electives required and by eliminating the required course INTL 300 (Proposal PDF)
        7. Professional Studies
          Changes to admission requirements, specifically: lowering the age requirement, adding flexibility to the required course content, and decreasing the number of required credit hours (Proposal PDF)
        8. Physics and Astronomy
          Proposal to require ASTR 377, move PHYS 230 from being a requirement to an elective, and add a few courses to the list of electives (Proposal PDF)
        9. Teacher Education
          Creation of a new course (EDFS 402: Education, Health and International Development) that has previously been offered as Special Topics (Proposal PDF)

    B. Committee on Graduate Education, Continuing Education, and Special Programs
    Chair, Jo Ann Ewalt

        1. Environmental Studies
          New Course Proposal: EVSS 606 – Wildlife Law (PDF)
        2.  Teaching, Learning & Advocacy (MTLA): Program Changes (PDF)
          - 4 new course proposals (MTLA 668, 671, 672, and 674)
          - 1 program change (adding a new concentration) 

    7. Constituents’ Concerns

    8. Adjournment


    

    October 6

    Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

    Agenda

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of the 15 September Regular Meeting Minutes

    3. Announcements and Information

    4. Reports

      A. Speaker of the Faculty McNerney

      B. Interim Provost McGee (Topics - PDF)

      C. Faculty Budget Committee (PPT | PDF)
           Julia Eichelberger, Chair
    5. Old Business (none)
    6. New Business

      A. Curriculum Committee
    7.      Bonnie Springer, Interim Chair
        1. BA in Public Health
          Change of Program Deletion of HEAL 495 from electives (PDF)
        2. Data Sciences
          Change prerequisites for DATA 495 and
          change of Major – Remove Calculus 2 from the degree (PDF)
        3. Mathematics
          Change prerequisites for MATH 440 (PDF)
        4. Biology
          Change of minor, adding BIOL 314, Immunology to the list of general
          electives, change of course for BIOL 314 adding “or permission of
          instructor” to prerequisite statement (PDF)

    B. Motion to Reduce Redundancies in Standing Committee (Word | PDF)
        Heath Hoffmann, Department of Anthropology and Sociology 

         7. Constituents’ Concerns

         8. Adjournment


    

    September 15

    Agenda | Highlights | Minutes

    Agenda

    1. Call to Order

    2. Approval of the 7 & 14 April 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes

    3. Announcements and information

    4. Reports

      A. Speaker of the Faculty McNerney

      B. President McConnell

      C. Interim Provost McGee

      D. Faculty Athletics Representative
          Vince Benigni
          Colonial Academic Alliance

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

          Jason Vance, Chair

          Update on Changes to Faculty/Administration Manual, 2014 –15 (PDF)

    5. Old Business

      A. Faculty Curriculum Committee
          Bonnie Springer, Chair
          Department of Health and Human Performance:
          Course and Program Change Proposals (PDF)

    6. New Business

      A.  Election of Speaker Pro Tempore

      B. Motion on Administrators’ Roles in Faculty Evaluation 
      (Word | PDF)
          Larry Krasnoff

    7. Constituents' Concerns

    8. Adjournment