The meeting was called to order at 4:09 p.m. All departments were in attendance except Athletics and Interdisciplinary Studies.
I. Minutes of previous meeting
II. Proposed Courses and Programs
(1) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
Latino Studies minor. Proposal to revise required core courses and electives to better reflect the objectives of the Latino/a Studies Program based on current course offerings 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
Dr. Prabhu reported on meetings with departmental chairs as a mechanism to bring forward ideas on issues like the time required for curriculum review. He noted that any proposals would then go through appropriate review by faculty. Dr. Prabhu emphasized that General Education needs to be under consistent consideration to accommodate issues like impact of the 60-credit transfer legislation. He indicated that a bill to add more time for implementation may allow the PACs to adequately consider the articulations being developed. He pointed out that our GenEd program is one of the larger ones and may need to be adjusted to minimize any impact to quality of our degrees. Dr. Prabhu reported that President McNairy is in Harrisburg this week to promote a commitment to education in the state.
VII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees
Mr. Jesse Holden announced the selection of Dr. Susan Luek to receive the inaugural Educator of the Year Award in honor of her 39 years of exceptional service to Millersville University. A campus-wide announcement will follow. Senator Luek expressed an overwhelming sense of appreciation for the committee’s work and Dr. Yalda for spearheading development of the award.
(1) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
ERCH110: Introduction to Early Childhood Education, 3 credits. Proposal for a course that provides an overview of the field of early childhood education.
(2) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
Early Childhood Education major. Proposal outlining the requirements for admission to the Early Childhood Education program.
(3) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
Middle Level Education major. Proposal outlining the requirements for admission to the Middle Level Education program.
(4) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
HIST314: The Crusades, 3 credits, G3, D. Proposal for a course that focuses on social, cultural, and political factors before, during and after the crusade events.
(5) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
CHEM110: Fundamentals of Chemistry. Proposal to add a pre- or co-requisite of MATH101 or MPT of MATH160 or higher.
(6) CHANGE TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
CHEM111: General Chemistry I. Proposal to change to a pre- or co-requisite of MATH101 or MPT of MATH160 or higher.
(7) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SPED311: Assessment for Designing and Implementing Instruction, 3 credits, W. Proposal for a course to help teacher candidates develop competencies in student assessment, instructional design, and classroom analysis.
(8) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SPED321: Serving Individuals with Severe & Multiple Disabilities in Inclusive Settings, 3 credits, W. Proposal for a course to prepare teacher candidates to effectively teach students with severe and multiple disabilities within an inclusive educational system.
(9) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SPED411: Formal and Informal Assessment and the Development of the Individualized Education Program for Students in need of Pervasive and Intensive Supports (Strand I), 3 credits. Proposal for a course to train teacher candidates to administer, score, and interpret a range of formal and informal educational assessments used with students with severe and multiple disabilities.
(10) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SPED451: Individualized Educational Planning: Focus on Transition for Students with Multiple/Severe Disabilities (Strand I), 3 credits. Proposal for a course to train teacher candidates to plan, design and deliver instruction focused on integrated lifespan perspectives of students with severe and multiple disabilities.
(11) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SPED453: Reflective Practices: Working with Diverse Families of Students with Disabilities (Strands I and II), 3 credits, W, D. Proposal for a course to train teacher candidates to develop cultural sensitivity to work effectively with diverse families and their students with disabilities.
(12) NEW UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
SPED454: Inclusionary Practices within the Least Restrictive Environment; Professional Bloc: Strand I and Strand II, 3 credits. Proposal for a course to provide teacher candidates with the knowledge and competencies of inclusionary practices within the least restrictive environment.
VIII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Special Committees
IX. Faculty Emeritus
X. Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Minor
An Igyor/Wushanley motion to allow the Entrepreneurship Minor proposal to begin the review process at UCPRC was approved with eight dissenting votes. A Hutchens/Marquez motion to amend the previous motion to require parallel review by school curriculum committees before UCPRC review was defeated.
XI. Other/New Business
XI. Other/New Business
XII. Committee Elections
Previous nominations were distributed and the floor opened for additional nominations were accepted from the floor. A Miller/Hendrick motion to close nominations and cast a unanimous vote for each unopposed candidate was approved without dissent.
Meeting was adjourned after elections (5:25 p.m.)
Aimee L. Miller
Faculty Senate Secretary
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