b. The acceptance of direct credits from the Goethe Institute. Effective Summer 2001
c. Creation of the Environmental Geology option in the Earth Science BA degree. Effective Fall 2001.
d. Changes in the ESCI BA degree. Effective Fall 2001.
e. Latina/o Studies Interdepartmental Minor, including the following new courses (Effective when the minor is approved by the chancellor).
(2) LATS 488 - Latina/o Studies Senior Seminar, 3 credits, Effective Fall 2001.
g. Criteria for the Posthumous Awarding of Undergraduate Degrees/Diplomas. Effective Fall 2001.
h. Criteria for the Posthumous Awarding of Graduate Degrees/ Diplomas or Graduate Certificates. Effective Fall 2001
i. Revision of the Drop/Add policy so that courses are dropped or added by the end of the first week of the semester. Effective Spring 2002.
j. Change in the Technology Education (EDTE) Major. Effective Fall 2001.
m. Change in the minimum grade requirement (to a C) for all core requirements, electives and required related courses in the major in every BSE Elementary Education major and in the BSE Elementary Education/Special Education dual major. Effective Fall 2001.
n. Change in the criteria for admission of undergraduates to the Advanced Professional Studies (APS). Effective Fall 2001.
o. Change in the criteria for the completion of an MU Professional Educator Program by an undergraduate & eligibility for an MU endorsement for a Pennsylvania certificate. Effective Fall 2001.
p. Change in the criteria for admission of graduate students to the Advanced Professional Studies (APS). Effective Fall 2001.
q. Change in the criteria for the completion of an MU Professional Educator Program by a graduate student & eligibility for an MU endorsement for a Pennsylvania certificate. Effective Fall 2001.
r. HIST 494 - Perspectives on the Harlem Renaissance. 3 credits.
ENGL 494 - Perspectives on the Harlem Renaissance (originally ENGL 366), 3 credits.
MUSI 494 - Perspectives on the Harlem Renaissance (originally MUSI 366), 3 credits.
All three are G4-Perspectives courses. With the approval of the department, the numbers of ENGL 494 and MUSI 494 were changed from ENGL 366 and MUSI 366 so that all three courses in the group have the same number. Effective Fall 2001.
s. MATH 107 - College Algebra Enrichment, 1 credit, no Gen-Ed credit. Co-requisite and supplement to MATH 101. Effective Fall 2001.
t. MATH 171 - Freshman Seminar in Mathematics, 1 credit, co-requisite MATH 161 or MATH 163, no Gen-Ed credit, for Math majors who place into MATH 161 or higher. Effective Fall 2001.
u. SOCY 148 - Major Orientation Course, 1 credit, restricted to Sociology majors, no Gen-Ed credit & does not count toward the major. Effective Fall 2001.
v. ANTH 148 - Major Orientation Course, 1 credit, restricted to Sociology majors, no Gen-Ed credit & does not count toward the major. Effective Fall 2001.
w. EDUC 215 - The Young Child and Education, 3 credit, not for ELED ECHD majors or Gen-Ed, replaces ELED 210 in the ELED major program, intended for ELED, SPED & other EDUC majors. ELED 210 will continue with enrollment restricted to ELED ECHD. Effective Fall 2001.
x. EDUC 316 - The Parent Teacher Relationship in the Elementary School, 3 credit, W course. Not for ELED ECHD majors. Replaces ELED 314 in the ELED major program. ELED 314 will continue with enrollment restricted to ELED ECHD majors while the new course is intended for ELED, SPED and other EDUC majors. Effective Fall 2001.
y. Addition of W label to ELED 314 - The Parent Teacher Relationship in Early Childhood Education. Effective Fall 2001.
z. BUAD 632 - Relationship Marketing, 3 credits, an elective in the MBA program. Effective Spring 2002.
aa. BUAD 653 - Operations Management, 3 credits, an elective in the MBA program. Effective Fall 2002
Dr. Thomas reported that while there had been a shortage of student housing (45 students lacked permanent housing at the beginning of the academic year), that permanent housing would be available for those students shortly. It was further noted that 2 athletic directors had presented plans to revise procedures in order to hold student/athletes more accountable for attending classes. He continued on to announce that 89 student/athletes had achieved a GPA of 3.2 or higher last year, which is the greatest number of students ever. Dr. Thomas finished his report by mentioning an open forum scheduled to be held in response to the anticipated appearance of the KKK in downtown Lancaster. Dr. Thomas concluded his report by asking faculty to consider possible nominees for the student trustee on the Council of Trustees.Reports of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees It was reported that the recommendation from the University Theme Committee would be forthcoming at the September 18 meeting. Reports of the Faculty Senate Special Committees None. Proposed Courses and Programs The following courses or curricular changes were approved without dissent:
(1) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE