I. Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the December 3, 2002 Faculty Senate Meeting were approved as distributed.
II. Report of the Faculty Senate Chairperson
University Class Attendance Policy
The administration decided not to implement the adjusted schedules suggested by Senate in the instance of inclement weather by Senate. Faculty members are encouraged to utilize their own professional judgment under these circumstances.
New option in Physics - B. A. in Physics, Computer Science option
Deletion of B. S. in Physics, Computer Engineering option
III. Report of the Student Senate President
Student Senate President B. Danz reported that the Student Senate has elected representatives to three university committees.
IV. Report of the Graduate Student Organization -- No Report.
V. Reports of Administrative Officers
Associate Provost C. Phillips discussed work done on the MU Common Calendar. She reported that the Winter Session had been very successful and that future winter sessions would be held with flexible schedules which are up to the discretion of the instructor.
She also discussed various summer school scheduling options and asked for input from faculty.
VI. Reports of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees
UCPRC Chair R. Wismer announced a new course proposal, ELED 376, which is to be added to two degree options. GCPRC Chair R. Mowrey announced four new course proposals: BUAD 586-589, BUAD 686-689, BUAD 691, EDCI 799
VII. Report of the Faculty Senate Special Committees
University Honors Committee K. Schreiber announced that the committee continues to look into the possibility of establishing an honor code at Millersville.
VIII. Proposed Courses and Programs
Proposals 1-4 below were passed without dissent.
The following 4 proposed program changes were discussed, but their approval was postponed until the May 2003 Faculty Senate Meeting on a G. Stine/R. Kerper motion.
(5-8) CHANGES IN COURSES/CURRICULA
B. S. in Chemistry - changes in electives to comply with the 120-credit hour graduation requirement.
B. S. in Chemistry--Biochemistry - changes in electives to comply with the 120-credit hour graduation requirement.
B. S. in Chemistry--Environmental Chemistry - changes in electives to comply with the 120-credit hour graduation requirement.
B. S. in Chemistry--Polymer Chemistry - changes in electives to comply with the 120-credit hour graduation requirement.
IX. Faculty Emeritus
A S. Yalda/C. Price motion passed which granted Dr. Charles K. Scharnberger the honorary title of Professor of Earth Sciences Emeritus. (Attachment #1)
B. Skinner was elected Chair of the Women's Studies program on passage of a B. Dorman/A. Bvrger-Greco motion.
J. Piperberg was nominated for Faculty Senate President for the 2003-2004 academic year by B. Dorman. An R. Mowrey/A. Bvrger-Greco motion for the Senate Secretary to cast the lone ballot passed, with Faculty Senate President Pro Tempore M. Rosenthal presiding.
D. Miller nominated M. Rosenthal for Faculty Senate President Pro Tempore for the 2003-2004 academic year. A J. Lynch/C. Heintzelman motion for the Faculty Senate Secretary to cast the lone ballot passed.
XI. Approval of Revision to Undergraduate Course Proposal Cover Sheets
A B. Dorman/R. Kerper motion to amend the cover sheet passed. A R. Kerper/T. Kevorkian motion to further amend the cover sheet passed. A B. Dorman/B. Stengel motion to approve the content of the cover sheet as amended passed, with some style revisions to be done later.
XII. Proposal to Change the Name of the Developmental Studies Department to the Department of Academic and Student Development
A J. Sciarretta/A. Borger-Greco motion to make the above change passed. (Attachment #2)
XIII. Faculty Senate Endorsement of the IUP University Senate Resolution Against State System Office Activities
A J. Miller/A. Bvrger-Greco motion to endorse the resolution passed without dissent. The IUP Resolution is attached (Attachment #3).
Act 188 is available online at: http://www.sshechan.edu/ssact188.htm. The IUP resolution makes specific reference to the following sections of Act 188:
' 20-2005-A (The Chancellor) http://www.sshechan.edu/ss2005a.htm ' 20-2006-A (Powers and Duties of the Board of Governors) http://www.sshechan.edu/ss2006a.htm
' 20-2009-A (Powers and Duties of Councils of Trustees) http://www.sshechan.edu/ss2009a.htm
' 20-2010-A (Power and Duties of Institution Presidents) http://www.sshechan.edu/ss2010a.htm
' 20-2016-A (Continuation of Powers and Duties) http://www.sshechan.edu/ss2016a.htm
The meeting was adjourned at 5:50 pm.
Faculty Senate Secretary