GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
FACULTY SENATE MEETING
April 18, 2006
Tuesday, 3:30 PM
Education, Room 104
1. Dr. Michael Hanes
2. Approval of Minutes of March 21, 2006
3. New Business
A. Academic Proposals
(1) Addition – Program
The School of Computer and Information Science would like to add the Online Graduate Program in CS (CIS option). The online program will be attractive to non-traditional and commuting students.
(2) Substantive Change – Program
Master of Education (all programs)
Add the following statements to the requirements for admission to the Master’s program (See attached): 2) An undergraduate major or 21-27 hours in approved content courses in planned field of study or consideration may be given to applicants who hold a current Georgia T-4 certificate in the planned field of study. Additional course work may be required. 3) “Eligibility for Georgia T-4 certificate in the planned field of study.”
(3) Substantive Change – Program
Specialist in Education (Early Childhood and Middle Grades)
Change requirement number (1) under admission to the programs as follows: Delete the following statement: “Consideration may be given to applicants who have an undergraduate major or 21-27 semester hours in approved courses in the planned graduate field of study.” Add the following: “who hold a Master’s degree in a different education field and current Georgia T-5 certification in the planned graduate field of study. Additional course work may be required. “
(4) Addition – Program
Criminal Justice Certificate Program
The purpose of the Criminal Justice Certificate Program (CJCP) is to provide students with knowledge about America’s criminal justice system, for controlling crime is an important function of government. The program is interdisciplinary and complementary to existing undergraduate programs; specifically, students take courses from the Departments of Sociology, Political Science, and Communication. In doing so, students explore the causes of crime and delinquency, examine fundamental concepts underlying the practice of justice, analyze the impact of crime on our society, learn the inner workings of criminal justice agencies, and explore options for controlling crime.
(5) Substantive Change – Program
On the B.S. Geology Curriculum Sheet, move PHYS 1111/1112 and PHYS 2111/2112 from Area F to Area D. Add GEOL 1121 and GEOL 1122 to Area F. This aligns the Geology B.S. curriculum sheet with those of the other GSW Science & Math curriculum sheets by placing the major’s introductory courses in Area F and by placing Physics courses in Area D.
(6) Substantive Change – Program
Change the Geology Minor to require GEOL 1122.
The change will give the minor a stronger background in Geology. Also, because this course is a prerequisite for several 3000-level courses, the change will give a greater selection of 3000-level courses for completion of the minor.
(7) Addition – Other (Addition to Area D Core)
Addition of CHEM 1100 to Area D in Core Curriculum
This is a proposal to include CHEM 1100 (Chemical Discoveries in History) as an Area D (list B) option.
(8) Draft Document on Non-Traditional Students
(9) Faculty Meeting Agenda