The meeting was called to order at 4:07 p.m. All departments were in attendance except Athletics, History,and Interdisciplinary Studies.
I. Minutes of previous meeting
II. Proposed Courses and Programs
(1) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
MDLV486: Teaching English Language Learners in the Middle Level, 3 credits, P. Proposal for a course to prepare teacher candidates to understand cross-cultural and linguistic foundations of acquiring a new language and to integrate optimal learning environments in grades 4-8 was approved without dissent.
(2) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
BA ESCI: Environmental Geology option. Proposal to revise core, elective, and required related courses to better prepare students seeking state licensure as a professional geologist was approved without dissent.
Clarification was sought on the placement of courses within the Latino Studies minor proposal, and it was noted the curriculum sheet that had been distributed was incorrect. These will be addressed before approval.
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
Mr. Bruszewski discussed the governorís proposed budget, focusing on the impact on students and university operations. He noted additional open forums will be held on campus and efforts by the administration to represent the needs of Millersville and PASSHE to the legislature. The campus community was encouraged to share concerns with legislators.
Dr. Phillips noted that Information Technology would like to remove old governance manual pages from the website since the same information is now available as files and retain them on CD. A Palmer/Wushanley motion to archive the webpage versions of old governance manual and remove them from the website was approved with one abstention.
VII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees
Senator Cardwell presented a proposal from GERC to change the membership of GERC. The proposal to add the Director of Academic Advisement as an ex-officio, non-voting member of GERC was approved without dissent.
VIII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Special Committees
IX. Faculty Emeritus
X. Other/New Business
Meeting was adjourned at 5:02 p.m.
Aimee L. Miller
Faculty Senate Secretary
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