Millersville University Faculty Senate
Action Summary
Faculty Senate Meeting
April 7, 2009

The minutes of the March 17, 2009 meeting of the Faculty Senate were approved as corrected.

A request that current members of the Educator of the Year Selection Committee whose terms are expiring be renewed to allow this group to meet as organized was approved without dissent.

(1) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
MUSI190: Introduction to Careers in Music, 3 credits. Proposal to create a course to explore the diverse career opportunities within the music field was approved without dissent.

(2) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
MUSI394: Advanced Recording Studio Techniques, 3 credits. Proposal to create a course covering advanced audio recording skills was approved without dissent.

(3) CHANGE IN UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
BA PYSC. Proposal to require a grade of C- or higher in both PSYC 211 and 212 as prerequisites for PSYC 314, 315, and 316 was approved without dissent.

(4) NEW UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
BS BIOL, Animal Behavior option. Proposal to create an option in biology to train students in behavior-related issues of domestic, feral, and wild animals was approved without dissent.

(5) CHANGE IN UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
BA GEOG: Global Studies option. Proposal to modify course requirements in the Global Studies option to broaden studentsí international perspective and understanding was approved without dissent.

(6) CHANGE IN UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
GEOG: BA, all options; all minors. Proposal to add GEOG180 to the required courses for all major options and minors in geography was approved without dissent.

(7) CHANGE IN UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
BA GEOG: all options. Proposal to permit students to declare multiple options within geography provided that they double count courses only in the Required and Required Related blocks but not in the Geography Electives block was approved with one dissenting vote.

(8) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
PHYS104: Applied Physics, 4 credits, G2, L. Proposal to create a course that studies the application of mathematics to practical problems in physics was approved without dissent. Senator Anna explained minor changes made to the pre-requisites and wording to clarify that this is a general education courses rather than something specific for ITEC majors. There were no objections to voting on the proposal with these minor changes.

(9) CHANGE IN GRADUATE POLICY
The change in graduate student admission testing requirements to eliminate the uniform requirement for standardized tests was approved without dissent.

Nominations for vacant seats were taken from the floor. A Labant/Foster-Clark motion to close nominations and unanimously elect all unopposed candidates was approved without dissent.

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