Millersville University Faculty Senate
Action Summary
Faculty Senate Meeting
April 19, 2011

The minutes of the April 5, 2011 meeting of the Faculty Senate were approved as corrected.

(1) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
ERCH110: Introduction to Early Childhood Education, 3 credits. Proposal for a course that provides an overview of the field of early childhood education was approved without dissent.

(2) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
Early Childhood Education major. Proposal outlining the requirements for admission to the Early Childhood Education program was approved without dissent.

(3) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
Middle Level Education major. Proposal outlining the requirements for admission to the Early Childhood Education program was approved without dissent.

(4) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
HIST314: The Crusades, 3 credits, G3, D. Proposal for a course that focuses on social, cultural, and political factors before, during and after the crusade events was approved without dissent.

(5) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
CHEM110: Fundamentals of Chemistry. Proposal to add a pre- or co-requisite of MATH101 or MPT of MATH160 or higher was approved without dissent.

(6) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
CHEM111: General Chemistry I. Proposal to change to a pre- or co-requisite of MATH101 or MPT of MATH160 or higher was approved without dissent.

(7) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SPED311: Assessment for Designing and Implementing Instruction, 3 credits, W. Proposal for a course to help teacher candidates develop competencies in student assessment, instructional design, and classroom analysis was approved without dissent.

(8) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SPED321: Serving Individuals with Severe & Multiple Disabilities in Inclusive Settings, 3 credits, W. Proposal for a course to prepare teacher candidates to effectively teach students with severe and multiple disabilities within an inclusive educational system was approved without dissent.

(9) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SPED411: Formal and Informal Assessment and the Development of the Individualized Education Program for Students in need of Pervasive and Intensive Supports (Strand I), 3 credits. Proposal for a course to train teacher candidates to administer, score, and interpret a range of formal and informal educational assessments used with students with severe and multiple disabilities was approved without dissent.

(10) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SPED451: Individualized Educational Planning: Focus on Transition for Students with Multiple/Severe Disabilities (Strand I), 3 credits. Proposal for a course to train teacher candidates to plan, design and deliver instruction focused on integrated lifespan perspectives of students with severe and multiple disabilities was approved without dissent.

(11) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SPED453: Reflective Practices: Working with Diverse Families of Students with Disabilities (Strands I and II), 3 credits, W, D. Proposal for a course to train teacher candidates to develop cultural sensitivity to work effectively with diverse families and their students with disabilities was approved without dissent.

(12) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SPED454: Inclusionary Practices within the Least Restrictive Environment; Professional Bloc: Strand I and Strand II, 3 credits. Proposal for a course to provide teacher candidates with the knowledge and competencies of inclusionary practices within the least restrictive environment was approved without dissent.

(13) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
WSSD390: Athletic Training Techniques and Surface Anatomy. Proposal to change number of credits from 3 to 4 to interface with requirements with West Chester courses for dual-enrolled students was approved without dissent.

(14) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
BS Nursing, major. Proposal to revise course requirements within program, resulting in 30 credits for Associate Degree in Nursing was approved without dissent.

(15) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
NURS320: Conceptual Basis of Professional Nursing Practice. Proposal to modify objectives and content was approved without dissent.

(16) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
NURS322: Health Assessment of the Adult. Proposal to add content was approved without dissent.

(17) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
NURS421: Adaptations to Chronic Health Issues in the Community. 4 credits. Proposal for a course focusing on awareness and integration of technology in professional nursing practice and the broader healthcare environment was approved without dissent.

(18) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
NURS428: Nursing research. Proposal to add the General Education W label was approved without dissent.

(19) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
NURS438: Health Policy and Nursing Issues. Proposal to change the name of the course and to add objectives and content was approved without dissent.

(20) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
NURS470: Technology, Informatics and Professional Nursing Practice, 3 credits. Proposal for a course focusing on awareness and integration of technology in professional nursing practice and the broader healthcare environment was approved without dissent.

(21) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
NURS478: Transforming Health Care through Leadership in Nursing, 5 credits, W. Proposal for a senior-level capstone course exploring concepts of leadership and management and using clinical experiences to practice as a nurse leader in the community was approved without dissent.

Previous nominations were distributed and the floor opened for additional nominations were accepted from the floor. An A Miller/Hendrick motion to close nominations and cast a unanimous vote for each unopposed candidate was approved without dissent.

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