Faculty Senate Meeting
November 15, 2007
3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium
The meeting was called to order at 3:04 PM
The minutes of the October meeting were approved.
Chair's Report Rick Yost, Chair
Rick Yost reported that the Senate Council on Research and Scholarship is surveying
colleges in order to get input about sabbaticals from the faculty. Dr. Yost also announced
that Student Government has arranged for discounts at the University bookstore later this
President's Report Bernie Machen, President
President Machen reported that the undergraduate application process has changed to one
deadline and one admission period. In order to register for spring classes, students must
update their contact information with their cell phone numbers in order to facilitate
emergency text messages for on campus emergencies. Students will be required to update
their information each semester. The University is moving forward with the cost
containment efficiency task force recommendations for new revenues and cost reductions.
The recommendations will be discussed at the Board of Trustees meeting at the end of the
month and a letter will be sent to faculty after the BOT discussion.
Responding to Campus Crisis
Gene Zdziarski, Dean of Students, presented information on how Student Affairs responds
to a campus crisis, including how faculty members should handle disruptive and troubled
Constitution Committee Proposed Language for General Education Committee,
University Curriculum Committee and student members on Policy Councils
Mary Ann Ferguson, constitution committee chair, presented proposed language for general
education committee, university curriculum committee and student members on policy
councils. Concern regarding the composition of the General Education Committee was
raised by Deans.
Proposed regulation (6C1-3.0375) regarding tuition cost
Mary Ann Ferguson, constitution committee chair, presented the Constitution Committee's
recommendation regarding the tuition cost regulation.
Department Name Change Bill Millard, Executive Associate Dean
From Pharmacy Health Care Administration to Department of Pharmaceutical
Outcomes and Policy
The proposal was approved.
Daniel Wubah, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
College of Business
Change in degree and major title from: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with
a major in Decision and Information Sciences
To: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Information Systems
College of Engineering
Proposed change in degree requirement for Bachelor in Materials Science and Engineering
Proposed change for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science offered through the College
Proposed increase in credits in Nuclear Engineering from 126 to 129
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Proposed revision to the Bachelor of Health Science Program
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Proposed changes to the Agricultural Education and Communication Specializations
Proposed changes to the Soil and Water major and minor
Proposed changes to the Entomology and Nematology minor
School of Business Proposal for Creation
The proposals were approved.
Graduate Council Items Henry Frierson, Dean Graduate School
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Request to Sunset degrees:
Degree Name: Degree Major
Master of Science in Teaching Psychology
Master of Arts in Teaching Psychology
Master of Arts in Teaching Geography
Master of Arts in Teaching Philosophy
Master of Arts in Teaching Political Science
Master of Arts in Teaching Linguistics
The proposals were approved.
Resolution on the Student Conduct Code Review Committee
Kim Tanzer, Student Conduct Code Committee Co-Chair
The resolution was approved unanimously.
Open Floor Discussion
The meeting adjourned at 4:11 PM
Mary Ann Ferguson
Christy Harris Lemak
Carrie Haskell Luevano
Ex officio Attendees:
Student Senator Attendees:
Mary Grace Bell