The meeting was called to order at 4:09 p.m. All departments were in attendance except History, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
I. Minutes of previous meeting
II. Proposed Courses and Programs
(1) CHANGE TO GRADUATE CURRICULUM
Masters of Arts, History. Proposal to adjust admissions, course, and testing requirements for the Masters of Arts in History was approved without dissent.
(2) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
ENGL 487: Seminar in Teaching Writing, 3 credits, W. Proposal to add the W label to ENGL 487 was approved without dissent.
(3) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
BSE, English. Proposal to instate ENGL 311: Advanced Composition as a pre- or co-requisite for ENGL 487: Teaching Writing was approved without dissent.
(4) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
BSE, English. Proposal to require ENGL 486: Teaching Reading and ENGL 487: Teaching Writing as prerequisites for ENGL 488 (renumbered from 485): Teaching English was approved without dissent.
III. Report of the Faculty Senate Chairperson
IV. Report of the Student Senate President
V. Report of the Graduate Student Association
VI. Report of the Administrative Officers
Provost Prabhu noted that Dr. McNairy was attending a presidentís meeting in Harrisburg. Dr. Prabhu noted that the faculty convocation highlighted a few projects on campus and encouraged faculty to review the Narrative Assessment report for more extensive information about faculty accomplishments. He also indicated about 2000 new freshmen and transfer students are on campus. Dr. Prabhu introduced Mr. Hiram Martinez as the Interim Assistant to the President for Social Equity & Diversity.
Dr. Prabhu mentioned revisions to promotion guidelines and criteria that will go into effect for the cycle due November 1, 2010. He noted that APSCUF and Administration agree this will benefit faculty by allowing greater flexibility. Related documentation is available at the Provostís website and questions can be directed to the Provostís Office or Howard Ellis, President of APSCUF-MU.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Vice President Breaux commented on orientation and student convocation and noted clips and photos have been posted by Advancement. She thanked faculty for helping with various aspects of these efforts to help new students transition into the environment and culture of Millersville. Dr. Breaux noted that Resident Life programming is encouraging wellness on campus.
Dr. Breaux reported that SMC renovations are progressing and many offices will return to the new space in January. She encouraged faculty to attend talks by candidates for Associate VP of Student Affairs and noted that Art White is serving as Interim Chief of Police until a search is completed.
VII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees
Senator Smith distributed a memo outlining guidelines for submitting academic proposals to UCPRC for the 2010-2011 year and noted new forms are being implemented. [see Attachment #1] She also expressed that UCPRC is trying to plan ahead with estimates from departments for how many proposals may be coming forward this year.
Educator of the Year Award Selection
Proposed cover letter, nomination form, and recommendation letter form for the Educator of the Year Award were distributed for review. [see Attachment #2] These were developed by the first committee chaired by Jesse Holden.
IX. Faculty Emeritus
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.
At-large nominations were accepted from the floor for any seats not filled by three regular elections. An A. Miller/Anderson motion to close nominations and cast a unanimous vote for each unopposed candidate was approved without dissent.
XI. Other/New Business
Meeting was adjourned after elections (4:45 p.m.)
Aimee L. Miller
Secretary of the Senate
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