Millersville University Faculty Senate
Action Summary
Faculty Senate Meeting
April 1, 2008

The minutes of the March 4, 2008 meeting of the Faculty Senate were approved as written.

The following W recertifications were reported: ECON326, WSSD350, MUSI362, ESCI447, GEOG226, GEOG342, GOVT215, GOVT312, ECON225.

(1) CHANGE IN UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
BIOL: BS in Allied Health Technology. Proposal to create a new degree in Allied Health Technology with options in Medical Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Pre-Athletic Training and Respiratory Therapy was approved without dissent.

(2) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
ANTH235: Historical Archeology, 3 credits, G3. Proposal to create a new course to study the methods and aims in historical archeology was approved without dissent.

(3) CHANGE IN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
CSCI450: Artificial Intelligence. Proposal to add the general education W label was approved without dissent.

(4) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
ENGL272: Introduction to Writing Studies, 3 credits, G1, W. Proposal to create a new course to study major areas of scholarship related to the practice of writing was approved without dissent.

(5) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
ENGL340: Visual Rhetoric, 3 credits, G1, W. Proposal to create a new course to study the use of visual design in communication was approved without dissent.

(6) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
ENGL342: Reading and Writing for Civic Change, 3 credits, W. Proposal to create a new course to introduce the theory and practice of civic discourse as a means to effect change in communities was approved without dissent.

(7) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
ENGL466: Writing Studies Seminar: Special Topics, 3 credits, W. Proposal to create a new course to investigate topics in writing studies theory was approved without dissent.

(8) NEW GRADUATE COURSE
SOWK608: Social Work Administration and Supervision, 3 credits. Proposal to introduce the knowledge and skills necessary to perform managerial and supervisory functions in public and private human services organizations was approved without dissent.

(9) NEW GRADUATE COURSE
WSSD622: Sport Finance, 3 credits. Proposal to provide students with an improved understanding of sport finance issues was approved without dissent.

The proposal to implement the +/- grading system for graduate students was approved without dissent.

The Academic Honesty Policy rewording was approved without dissent. A question was raised about whether this was relevant for undergraduate and graduate students. It was clarified that the intention was for this to be common language for all students and in all sources, including the online Governance and Policies, catalogs and brochure.

A Baker/Luek motion that Dr. Marvin Margolis be granted the honorary title of Professor of Economics Emeritus was approved without dissent.

A Luek/A. Miller motion to recommend the 4-day exam schedule to APSCUF was defeated by 4 yes, 6 no and 12 abstaining votes.

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