The meeting was called to order at 4:10 p.m. All departments were in attendance except Accounting & Finance and Educational Foundations.
The minutes of the October 16, 2012 meeting of the Faculty Senate were approved as written.
II. Proposed Courses and Programs
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
President McNairy thanked faculty for wonderful years at MU and encouraged sustaining and nurturing a collaborative environment on campus and continuing to focus on students.
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Dr. Adams thanked faculty for attending session with presidential candidates and urged submission of comments to the search committee.
VII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Standing Committees
(1) NEW GRADUATE COURSE
NURS 504: Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Technology, 3 credits. Proposal to teach ways in which information and technology influence nursing practice, including legal, ethical, cultural, economic, and social factors.
(2) DELETION OF GRADUATE COURSE
NURS 514: Family Health Nursing, 2 credits. Proposal to delete course by integrating concepts of family health nursing into other courses.
(3) CHANGE TO GRADUATE CURRICULUM
MS Nursing. Proposal to adjust program credits to reflect removal of NURS 514 and addition of NURS 504.
(4) CHANGE TO GRADUATE CURRICULUM
MS Nursing. Proposal to add nursing core courses as prerequisites for advanced nursing practice courses.
Dr. Mowrey noted that the MSIS program will be presenting a new course at the next meeting and requesting a waiver of the two-meeting rule. The document will be made available electronically for review prior to the meeting.
Senator A. Miller reported that a revision to the structure of new course proposals will be distributed electronically for broader feedback before being presented for approval.
VIII. Reports of the Faculty Senate Special Committees
IX. Faculty Emeriti
Mr. Sciaretta reported that 90.9% of faculty responded about contacting probationary students, increasing the level of interaction that students with academic warning have with their advisors.
Dr. Mowrey urged faculty to provide comments from the open forums with presidential candidates for the search committee to consider. The committee will be recommending three candidates to the COT. The Chancellorís office will then also meet with the recommended candidates.
Meeting was adjourned at 4:42 p.m.
Aimee L. Miller
Faculty Senate Secretary
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