II. Report of the Faculty Senate Chairperson
III. Report of the Student Senate President
IV. Report of the Graduate Student Organization
V. Report of Administrative Officers
Provost Prabhu provided an update on the search of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. He also discussed the added responsibilities of research for this position and solicited faculty input in graduate issues such as marketing MU graduate studies programs and enhancing and strengthening the existing program.
Executive Assistant to the President Phillips
Executive Assistant to the President Phillips encouraged the Faculty Senate to submit grades on time. This fall semester, the last day of submitting grades is right before the holidays.
It is important to remind the students that all University information will be delivered in their Marauder accounts. This is the case for undergraduate students only.
Senator Luek passed the schedule for discussion meetings with the ACE task force. All senators were encouraged to attend at least one of these meetings.
VI. Report of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees
Changes in Courses Proposals
GEOG 220- Human Geography: To renumber to GEOG 120 - Approved.
Effective Date- Fall 2005.
GEOG 304- Water Resources Management: Drop "P" designation - Approved.
Effective Date- Fall 2005.
GEOG 350 - Global Issues (topic course): Drop "W" designation - Approved.
Effective Date - Fall 2005.
New Courses Proposals
GEOG 228 - Geography of Sport: Addition of a new 200 level General Education course and an elective for Geography majors and minors - Approved.
Effective Date - Fall 2005
Addition of Nursing Education track and certificate in Nursing Education.
Course Numbering Changes
NURS 720: To renumber NURS 630
NURS 721: To renumber NURS 631
NURS 722: To renumber NURS 632
NURS 723: To renumber NURS 633
Course Title Changes
NURS 630: Effective Teaching: Theories and Methods in Nursing Education.
NURS 632: Nursing Curriculum and Program Design.
Senator Piperberg, chair of the Academic Standards Committee informed the Faculty Senate that procedures for dismissals of students will be postponed this winter break due to the shortness of the break.
VII. Reports of Faculty Senate Special Committees
Senator Foster Clark, chair of the task force discussed the recommendations for the pilot test of the first year seminars included in the document distributed to the Faculty Senate. The primary issue discussed was the feasibility of opening 20 sections of these seminars for the fall 2005. Complement and new course approval procedures were some of the issues discussed. A motion was passed to make this topic a special order for the December 7th Faculty Senate meeting. Before then Senators should present this document for discussion within their departments.
VIII. Faculty Emeritus
IX. Other/New Business
X. Committee Elections
Respectfully Submitted by,
Elba I. Rohena