Millersville University, Faculty Senate

Attachment A

Faculty Senate Minutes

5 December 1995

TO: Members of the Faculty Senate
FROM: S.N. Leela, Economics Department
RE: Special Permission to Release Course--ECON327: Women and Global Economics Development from the Moratorium on New General Education Courses
DATE: November 30, 1995

As suggested by the Provost at the Faculty Senate meeting held on November 7, 1995, special permission to release the above course from the moratorium has been approved by the Social Sciences Curriculum Committee on November 9, 1995 and the Undergraduate Course and Program Review Committee on November 28, 1995.

The next stage is for the Faculty Senate to approve releasing the course from the moratorium. This course was already approved by the Faculty Senate in the first meeting of the 1995 Fall semester. Hence, I would appreciate if the Faculty Senate approves releasing this course from the moratorium. Thank you.



Undergraduate Course and Program Review Committee

TO: Dr. S.N. Leela
Economics Department
FROM: Tae Woo
Chair, Undergraduate Course and Program Review Committee
RE: Release of Econ 327: Women and Global Economic Development
from Moratorium on new General Education Courses
DATE: November 28, 1995

This is to inform you that the Undergraduate Course and Program Review Committee, in its November 28, 1995 meeting, unanimously approved the motion that Econ 327 (Women and Global Economic Development) be released from the Moratorium on new General Education courses. As you remember, the Undergraduate Course and Program Review Committee had approved this course as a new Perspectives course in its April 15, 1995 meeting.

Thank you for your presentation at the Committee meeting.


cc: Don Eidam, Chair, Faculty Senate
Colin McLeod, Director, Academic Advisement

TO: Dr. Tae O. Woo
Chair/Undergraduate Program and Review Committee
Byerly Hall
FROM S.N. Leela
Associate Professor/Economics Department
McComsey Hall
RE: SPECIAL REQUEST to Lift Moratorium on
ECON 327: Women and Global Economic Development Course
DATE: November 15, 1995

Please refer to the minutes of the Faculty Senate meeting held on November 7, 1995 on pages 3878-3879. I have followed the procedure as suggested by the Provost. The Social Sciences Curriculum Committee, at their meeting on November 9, 1995, unanimously approved to release the above course from the moratorium (item 7).

The next stage is for the Undergraduate Program and Review Committee to approve to release the above course from the moratorium placed by the Administration. Hence I would appreciate your placing this item on the agenda for the next meeting. Thank you.


Attachments (2)

Social Science Curriculum Committee
Meeting Minutes
November 9, 1995

The Social Science Curriculum Committee met at 3:00 p.m. on thursday, November 9, 1995. Members present include: Brady, Geiger, Haferkamp, Kruse, Risser, Suliman, and Suziedelis (for Fischel).

1. Dr. David Risser was unanimously elected to be the committee's convener.

2. A discussion on whether people presenting or supporting proposals to the committee should be present during discussions and voting of the committee on their proposals followed. A consensus was reached that the committee will discuss proposals and vote in committee and with noncommittee people not in attendance.

3. The African American Studies minor proposal. Discussion centered on the appropriateness of wording in the proposal referring to independent study credit. Because of budget considerations, requiring independent study may not be feasible for all minors. A Brady/Risser motion to approve the proposal if all references to independent study are removed from the proposal was adopted unanimously.

4. PSYC 336, Psychology of Human Adjustment. A Risser/Geiger motion to approve PSYC 336 as a writing (w) course was adopted unanimously.

5. EDW 5--, Geography Education Tools and Skills (K-12). A Geiger/Risser motion to approve EDW 5--, as a workshop for high school teachers to be taught during summer 1996 was adopted unanimously.

6. Program change for Geography Majors. A Suliman/Riusser motion to require all students to earn a grade of "C" or higher in all of their Geography courses to graduate with a BA or BSE degree in Geography was adopted unanimously.

7. ECON 327, Women and global Economic Development. This course was approved by the Economics Department on November 15, 1991; the Social Sciences Curriculum Committee on April 14, 1992; and the Undergraduate Curriculum and program Review Committee on April 25, 1995. A Geiger/Risser motion to release ECON 327 from the moratorium on the approval of new courses for general education credit was adopted unanimously.

8. Change in the number of BUAD 301, Legal Environment of Business. A BRady/Risser motion to change the number of BUAD 301 to BUAD 202 was adopted unanimously as a minor change needing no further approval.

TO: Members of the Social Sciences Curriculum Committee
(School of Humanities & Social Sciences)
FROM: S.N. Leela, Economics Department
RE: ECON 327, Women and Global Economic Development
DATE: November 8, 1995

The above course was approved by the Faculty Senate at their second meeting in September 1995. Concurrently, the President put a moratorium on all courses since the beginning of the Fall Semester, 1995. In other words, the above course cannot be taught unless special permission is granted by the President. At the Faculty Senate meeting held on November 7, 1995, the Provost was approached to grant permission to include the above course in the Economic Department's offerings. The justification is as follows:

If the University wants a strong Women's Studies minor program inclusion of ECON 327 is most important. The Provost mentioned that in order to have this course released from the moratorium, such a request hads to go through the respective channels.

Hence, I am requesting the Curriculum Committee approve my request to release this course. If approved, this request may be sent to the Undergraduate Course and Program Review Committee for their approval. Thank you.




RANK: Assistant Professor, Full-time, Tenure-Track
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Economics preferred; ABD required and completion of doctorate required by October 1, 1997. Documented evidence of teaching ability required. Required fields of specialization: Economic Development and Quantitative Economics. Desirable additional fields are women's Studies and Development and/or History of Economic Thought.




Millersville University

A copy of this form should accompany the proposal through all stages of approval and should cover each copy of the proposal.

Number and title: ECON 327: Women and Global Economic Development
Credit Hours: 3
Spokesperson: S.N. Leela Building: McComsey
Semester offered as an experimental course:Fall 1995
Semester to be first offered if approved:Fall 1995

YES NO (Check appropriate boxes)
X General Education course
(CQ) Communications or mathematics quantitative problem-solving component
(L) Science laboratory course
(W) Writing course
(QARC) Quantitative/Analytical Reasoning Component course
X (P) Perspectives course
Upper-level writing requirement (Second-semester composition course)

Approval Status--to be completed by chairpersons of the appropriate council(s) and committee(s).

Committee or
Council Name
Date Received Chairperson, Building and Phone Action and Date
Economics Department Nov. 12, 1991 A. Hau, McComsey 203 Approved Nov. 15, 1991
Social Science Curriculum J. Douglas Frazer, McComsey, X3566 Approved 4-14-92
UCPRC 4-21-94 Colin McLeod, Adams, X3257 Approved 4-25-95


Perspectives Course Approval Application

Complete this form for each course that is to be evaluated for credit within the General Education Perspectives block. Please type your responses within the allotted space.

What is the current status of this course?

Existing General Education Course
Existing course, but not counted within General Education
X New course (This form must accompny the course proposal.)

What is the recommended class size for quality interaction?

10 minimum number of students
20 maximum number of students

How will this course be taught?

X individual faculty member--consultation with faculty in other departments
a team of faculty members

What major complex problems will be identified, critically analyzed and resolved?

X social
X cultural
X scientific

Course identification:

Departmental Prefix: ECON Number: 327
Title: Women and Global Economic Development
Credit Hours: 3 Prerequisite(s): ECON 101 or ECON 102, ANTH 121 or SOCY

Catalog Description:

Analysis of development theories from a multi-cultural perspective and an examination of the role of women in international development with specific case studies drawn from women's lives in Third World countries (India, China, etc.)

Course Requirements

Texts Required

Other Required Readings to be Kept on Reserve


Staff Adequate. Currently Dr. Leela teaches a course on Economic Development (Ec. 326). Guest lecturers from faculty in other disciplines are available.

Library Adequate. Some videotapes to be ordered.

Sakata. Women of South Asia: A Guide to Resources. Krouse International Publications: Millwood, NY: 1980.

Silvard, Ruth Leger. Women: A World Survey: World Priorities. Washington, D.C. 1985.

Tien, Yuan H. China, Demographic Billionaire. Population Reference Bureau, Volume 38. Number 2: Washington, D.C. 1983.

Tinker, Iren (rf.). Persistent Inequalities: Women and World Development. Oxford University Press: NY. 1990.

Usha Rao, N.J. Women in a Developing Society: India. South Asia Books: Columbia, Missouri. 1983.

Wignaraja, Ponna. Women, Poverty and Resources. Sage Publications: New Delhi/Newbury Park/London, 1989.

Reading List

Ahooja-Patel, Krishna (1986) "Economic and Social Status of Women in Asia Today," INSTRW Working Paper 101. Santo Domingo UN/SNSTRW.

Apter, David (1987), "Gender and Class in the Economic Growth Process in South Asia." Committee on South Asian Woman Bulletin 5(3-4): 3-14.

(1987) Rethinking Development. Sage Publications: Beverly Hills, California.

Bannister, Judith (1987) China's Changing Population. Stanford University Press: Stanford, California.

Charlton, Sue Ellen M. (1984) "The Meaning of Development for Women" and "Development and Women"--Chapters 1, 1 in Women in the Third World in Development. Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado.

Donaldson, Peter J. and Tsui, Amy Ong (1990) "The International Family Planning Movement." Population Reference Bureau Vol. 45, No. 3, November 1990. Washington, D.C.

Fraad, Harnet, Resnick, Stephen and Wolff, Richard (1989) "For Every Knight in Shining Armor, There's a Castle Waiting to be Cleaned: A Marxist-Feminist Analysis of the Household." Rethinking Marxism. Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 69-89.

Hartman, H. (1981) "The Unahppy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism" in Sargent 1981, p. 1-42, Women and Revolution. South End Press: Boston, MA.

Huston, Perdita (1989) "I Want to Learn to Help Other People." Third World Women Speak Out, p. 87-98. New York, Praeger.

Jain, Devaki (1983) Development, as if Women Mattered or Can Women Build a New Paradigm?" Institute for Social Studies Trust. New Delhi, India

(1985) "The Household Trap: Report on a Field Survey of Female Activity Patterns." Devaki Jain and N. Bannerjee, eds. Tyranny of the Household

Asia and the Pacific." Development. Vol. 1, pp. 92-94, 1990.

Kelker, Govind. "Women in Mao's China." Development. Vol. 4, pp. 55-59, 1984.

Lele, Uma. "Women and Structural Transformation." Economic Development and Cultural Change. January, 1986.

Mies, Marja. "Capitalism and Subsistence, Rural Women in India." Development. Vol. 4, pp. 18-25, 1984.

Milter, Silvasti. "On the Global Assembly Line, Women and Multinationals." Development. Vol. 4, pp. 31-35, 1984.

Papanek, Hanna. "Women in Development and women's Studies: Agenda for the Future." Working Papers on Women in International Development, No. 55 Michigan State Unviersity, 1983.

Raju, Saraswati. "Regional Patterns of Female Participation in the Labor-Force of Urban Women." The Professional Geographer. Vol. 34, pp. 42-49, 1982.

Sambamourthie, Usha. "Labor Market Discrimination Against Women in Idnia." Working Papers on Women in International Development, No. 57. Office of Women in International Development: Michigan State University, 1984.

Sharma, Minam. "Caste, Class and Gender: Women's Role in Agricultural Production in India." Working Papers on Women in International Development, No. 57 Office of Women in International Development: Michigan State University, 1984.

Sigh, D.R. "Women Executives in India." Management International Review. Vol. 2, pp. 53-60, 1980.

"Special Issues on Women and Development." Development Research Digest. Institute of Development Studies: Sussex, England. 1982.

Then-hua, Jian et al. "The Preliminary Study to the Life Expectancy at Birth for China's Population." Paper prepared for the International Seminar on China's 1982 Population Census. Beijing, 1984.

"Women's Studies International: A Supplement to the Women's Studies Quarterly." Special Issue on Focus on India. The Feminist Press: Old Westbury, NY. April, 1984.

Young, Kate. "Employment Opportunities and Constraints from Women from Here to 2000." Development. Vol. 1, pp. 13-15, 1990.

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