The meeting was called to order at 4:08 p.m. All departments were in attendance except Athletics, Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Nursing.
I. Minutes of previous meeting
II. Proposed Courses and Programs
(1) NEW GRADUATE COURSE
ENGL 670: Film and Media in the Secondary Classroom, 3 credits. Proposal to offer a course to develop prospective teachers’ skills in film and media literacy by examining structures, genres, and purposes of both fiction and nonfiction film, television, advertising, and music in the context of the secondary classroom was approved without dissent.
(2) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
ERCH 225: Foundations of Reading, 3 credits. Proposal to offer a course introducing a variety of foundational topics related to teaching reading in early childhood was approved without dissent.
This was noted to replace EDUC220 within the new curriculum.
(3) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SOWK 312: Social Work and Women’s Issues, 3 credits. Proposal to add a W label was approved without dissent.
(4) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SOWK 320: Social Work Statistics, 3 credits. Proposal to add a W label was approved without dissent.
(5) REVISED SENATE DOCUMENT
A revised bylaws document for the Graduate Course and Program Review Committee was presented. The revision includes a format update and language reflecting previously approved changes to administrative title and specification of a senator chair. Additional modifications are inclusion of its role to elect faculty to the new Graduate Academic Appeals Committee and minor clarifications was approved without dissent.
(6) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
COMM 440: Leadership and Media, 3 credits. Proposal to offer a course focused on understanding the relationship between communication and leadership was postponed because documents have not been submitted.
III. Report of the Faculty Senate Chairperson
IV. Report of the Student Senate President
V. Report of the Graduate Student Association
VI. Report of the Administrative Officers
Provost Prabhu noted that the Educator of the Year Award will be presented at commencement and announced the winner will be given a reserved parking spot for one year. Dr. Prabhu also indicated that arrangements are being made for coverage of associate provost responsibilities during the search for a replacement for Dr. Burns. He indicated that Dr. Carol Phillips may provide temporary support along with staff in the Provost’s Office.
Associate Provost for Academic Administration
Associate Provost Burns reported on new articulations with Cecil County Community College have been defined within chemistry, physics, and earth sciences. In response to a concern about Four Loko, he indicated that PASSHE and Student Affairs are working to raise awareness of related dangers. Senator Saunders shared that the Counseling Center is seeing effects on students and highlighted that concerns could be directed to local businesses selling the product.
VII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees
(1) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
GEOG 407: Global Environmental Policy and Negotiation, 3 credits, G3, W. Proposal to offer a course to examine the relationship of global political and economic forces and environmental change.
(2) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
ESCI 441: Synoptic Meteorology Lecture-Laboratory, 3 credits. Proposal to revise the title, catalog description, contact hour distribution, and prerequisites.
(3) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
MUSI BA: Music Business & Technology option. Proposal to rename and renumber MUSI 191, MUSI 192 and MUSI 204 courses.
(4) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
MUSI BA: Music Business & Technology option. Proposal to add specified courses in COMM, ECON, BUAD, and THEA under Required Related course options.
(5) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
MUSI BA: Music Business & Technology option. Proposal to reorganize courses within the curriculum.
VIII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Special Committees
IX. Faculty Emeritus
X. Other/New Business
Meeting was adjourned at 4:33 p.m.
Aimee L. Miller
Secretary of the Senate
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