The meeting was called to order at 4:07 p.m. All departments were in attendance except Athletics, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Sociology & Anthropology.
I. Minutes of previous meeting
II. Proposed Courses and Programs
(1) NEW GRADUATE COURSE
EMGT629: GIS Applications for Emergency Management, 3 credits, web. Proposal to create a course to introduce Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with an emphasis on their use in emergency management was approved without dissent.
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
Dr. Prabhu reported on a successful International Policy Conference, One Book, One Campus lecture, and SMC dedication events on campus. It was noted that videos of talks at the IPC will be made available through the CCERP website soon.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Breaux reported on the SMC Dedication, including the Marauder Courts, Robert L. Slabinski Clock Tower, and new meeting spaces. She noted full residence halls and a positive meeting with property owners in Millersville Borough to discuss collaborative efforts, including participation of preferred property owners at the spring housing fair.
Dr. Breaux distributed a new Responsible Action Policy reflecting PA Bill448 to encourage students to act on behalf of fellow students during alcohol-related emergency situations. [see Attachment #1] She noted that students are being informed through the Choices discussions during Orientation, Student Senate, and online availability of the policy.
Associate Provost for Academic Administration
Dr. Adams reported on efforts towards a new workflow management system.
VII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees
Dr. Mowrey noted the upcoming Graduate Programs Open House as an opportunity for MU students to find out about graduate programs in general as well as at MU.
(1) NEW GRADUATE COURSE
ENGL660: Teaching ESL Listening and Speaking, 3 credits. Proposal to create a course to learn effective techniques for teaching ESL listening and speaking and integrate these with other language skills in ESL teaching.
VIII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Special Committees
IX. Faculty Emeriti
A Labant/Wushanley motion that Dr. Yvonne M. King be granted the honorary title of Associate Professor of Reading Emerita was approved without dissent. [see Attachment #3]
A Labant/Börger-Greco motion that Dr. James P. Valle be granted the honorary title of Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education Emeritus was approved without dissent. [see Attachment #4]
X. Other/New Business
Meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m.
Aimee L. Miller
Faculty Senate Secretary
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