I. Minutes of the February 1, 2005 Meeting
II. Report of the Faculty Senate Chairperson
III. Report of the Student Senate President
IV. Report of the Graduate Student Organization
V. Report of the Administrative Officers
Provost Prabhu reported that there is great news regarding the scores on the PRAXIS exams for Millersville University students.
Executive Assistant to the President Phillips
Executive Assistant to the President Phillips reported that we keep getting only good news regarding the past winter session.
Vice President of Students Affairs Thomas
Vice President of Student Affairs Thomas distributed copies of the "Students with Disruptive Behaviors". This is a brochure developed by a university-wide committee that provides suggestions on how to deal with disruptive students' behaviors in the classroom.
VI. Reports of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees
ESCI 429 - Weathering Systems Science - It will serve as an elective in the B.S. in Geology, the B.A. in Environmental Geology, the B.A. in Earth Science and the geology minor - Effective Date: Spring 2006.
EDFN 111 - Citizenship/Social Studies Seminar I: Content Connections
EDFN 112 - Citizenship and Social Studies Seminar II: Modes of Inquiry across Social Studies Disciplines
Minor in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology - Effective Date: August, 2005
Change in Courses
PHYS 351 - Intermediate Laboratory I - To change prerequisites from PHYS 233 to PHYS 233 and either PHYS 266 or CSCI 370 (270) - Effective Date: January 2005
PHYS 352 - Intermediate Physics Laboratory II - To change prerequisite from PHYS 351, 266, to PHYS 351 - Effective Date: January 2005
University Honors College (UHC) will accept HNRS 489, 499 and all University Departmental designations for independent study with resulting thesis or equivalent projects under the course numbers 488, 489, 490, 492, and 498.
PHYS 495 - Special Topics in Theoretical Physics. Effective date: To be determined - Approved
CHEM 205 - The Molecular Basis of Color and Form - Chemistry in Art- Combined CHEM 205 & 206 for four credits (lecture and laboratory) - Approved
Senator Mowrey asked for the Faculty Senate preference on how to distribute the proposal for the Master in Social Work. It was agreed that a paper copy will be available in the Library.
VII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Special Committees
VIII. Faculty Emeritus
IX. Old Business
Mowery/McCotter motion to adopt the Schedule put together by the Gen ED Task Force that delineates the activities to complete the process of approval and First Year Seminars was approved.
X. Other/New Business
The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted by,
Elba I. Rohena
Faculty Senate Secretary