M E M O R A N D U M

 

TO:   All Faculty

FROM:  Brian U. Adler

          Vice President for Academic Affairs

SUBJECT:  General Faculty Meeting                                

DATE:  April 28, 2009

 

                                                                          AGENDA

                                                              General Faculty Meeting

                                                   Student Success Center, Room 2417

                                                       Friday, May 1, 2009 – 10:00 A.M.

 

1.         Call to Order

2.         Approval of Minutes of December 5, 2008

3.         Remarks by the President

4.         Remarks from the VPAA/Dean of Faculty by Elizabeth Gurnack

5.         Reports by Committees:

     Academic Affairs

     Academic Grievances

     Athletics

     Business and Finance

     Faculty Affairs

     Graduate Affairs

     Institutional Research

     Institutional Review Board

     Instructional Technology

     Scholarships & Financial Aid

     Student Affairs

     University and Alumni Relations

 

6.         New Business

                  A.   Academic Proposals

                        (1)    College of Arts and Sciences

                                (a)  English and Modern Languages                              

              (1)      Addition – Course- Approved by the Faculty Senate
            ENGL 2140 – The philosophical and psychological nature of mythology, dimensions of mythology in literature with emphasis on selected literary works (3-0-3) Requiring this new course of all English majors prior to enrolling in upper division English classes.

 

              (2)      Addition – Course- Approved by the Faculty Senate

                        ENGL 4965 – Senior Capstone Seminar for majors in the final semester of study (2-0-2).

                        Conflate Colloquium I and II.  Creating one 2 hour course.

                                

                                       (3)     Substantive Change – Program - Approved by the Faculty Senate 

Establishment of a Core English Curriculum for BA Degree.

                        The external reviewer for last year’s CPR recommended that the BA in English Program should develop a shared group of courses required of all majors to give more continuity to the program and to help with issues of course rotation in a relatively small program.  The BA in English Program will be restructured to establish a core of seven classes that all students in the Literature and the Professional writing tracks will be required to take.  Many of these courses are also part of the teacher certification track. 

 

               (4)     Substantive Change – Program -  Approved by the Faculty Senate

                        Additions to and deletions from the BA in English with Teacher Certification program

                        The department of English and Modern Languages proposes to change by adding a course to Area F and by replacing two one-hour major courses with a single two-hour course.  These changes will not change the number of hours in the program.

 

                (5)    Substantive Change – Program -  Approved by the Faculty Senate

Minor Program in English

                        The department of English and Modern Languages proposed to make changes to its minor programs to bring them in line with the changes made to the BA program in English.  Specifically, the two minor programs in literature and Professional Writing will be combined into a single minor in English with a small number of core classes and separate tracks in literature and in professional writing.  This change is also necessitated by the deletion of several courses that were part of the minor in professional writing.

 

     (b)     Music

 

                (1)    Substantive Change – Course- Approved by the Faculty Senate 

                        MUSC 3103 – Instrumental Music in the Secondary School (3-4-3).

                        As part of the application with the PSC Professional Standards  Commission to add Teacher Certification to the BA Music degree program, MUSC 3093 and MUSC 3103 have been proposed as 3 hour courses (currently 2 hours) in order to facilitate adequate field experience hours and also to coincide with other USG institutions.

 

                (2)    Substantive Change – Course- Approved by the Faculty Senate

MUSC 3093 – Choral Music in the Secondary School (3-4-3)

                        As part of the application with the PSC Professional Standards Commission to add Teacher Certification to the BA Music degree program, MUSC 3093 and MUSC 3103 have been proposed as 3 hour courses (currently 2 hours) in order to facilitate adequate field experience hours and also to coincide with other USG institutions.

                 (3)   Substantive Change – Program -  Approved by the Faculty Senate

BA Music with Teacher Certification

                        An updated curriculum sheet which has been submitted to the PSC for approval.  The PSC will conduct a site visit in Fall 2009 and has given permission to admit students to the program.

 

                         (c)       Deletion – Program - Approved by the Faculty Senate

                                    Religious Studies Certificate

            The program has never awarded a certificate, the faculty who conceived and served the program are no longer at GSW and the classes that make up the curriculum are only rarely, if ever, taught.

 

      (2)    School of Business Administration

 

  Substantive Change – Program – Approved by the Faculty Senate

  Substitution of Accounting degree requirements as described below:

              Change the requirement of ACCT 4280 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

              to:

                  Choose one of the following;

                        ACCT 4280 Contemporary Issues in Accounting

                        ACCT 4240 Not-for-Profit Accounting

                        ACCT 4235 Advanced Income Tax Accounting or approved 4000 level accounting course

 

      (3)    School of Computing and Mathematics

 

              (a)      Department of Computer Science

                   

            (1)        Addition – Program – Approved by the Faculty Senate

                        BSIT External Stand Alone (Letter of Intent)

            The Computer Science Department would like to add an Online BS in Information Technology program.  This program will be particularly attractive to students from two-year and technical colleges, which signed the 2 + 2 agreements in computing fields with GSW.

 

            (2)        Substantive Change – Program – Approved by the Faculty Senate

                        Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Writing Option)

            The English Department deleted some courses that are part of the BS IT (Professional Writing Option) curriculum.  This proposal is to adjust to these changes.

 

            (3)        Substantive Change – Other – Approved by the Faculty Senate

                        Certificate in Web Design

                        Revision of the Web Design Certificate Curriculum

 

             (4)       Addition – Other – Approved by the Faculty Senate and Graduate Faculty

                        Policy on Three Year Degrees

                        To add a policy on three year degrees from India under the

                        MOU with North Gujarat University

 

 

 

  (b)     Department of Mathematics

                 

            Substantive Change – Program - Approved by the Faculty Senate

            BS in Math with Option in Industrial Math, and BS in Mathematics

            Move CSCI 1302 from Major Requirements to Area F in the spot occupied by MATH 2222, and move MATH 2222 to the spot formerly occupied by CSCI 1302.  This shift does not change the requirements for either degree, but does make it possible for students wishing to minor in Computer Science to count both CSCI 1301 and 1302 toward the minor.  This should encourage students in both math degree programs to consider Computer Science as a viable minor.  (Notice that since both courses are 4 credits, the Core and Major/Elective Requirement totals will be unchanged.)

 

  (4)        School of Education

 

              (a)      Addition – Other – Approved by the Faculty Senate

                        Education Minor

            This is a proposal to add an Education Minor.  The courses in the Education Minor consist of the 6 existing courses – EDUC 2110 – Investigating Issues in Ed, EDUC 2120 – Exploring Div in Ed, EDUC 2130 – Exploring Learning and Teaching, EDSP 3000 – The Exceptional Student, EDUC 3200 – Instructional Tech-Media, and EDUC 3330 – The Art and Science of Teaching.  The minor in education does not lead to teacher certification.

                   

   (b)     Department of Health and Human Performance

            Substantive Change – Program – Approved by the Faculty Senate

            BSEd HPE-Exercise Science/Wellness Concentration

            The Department of Health and Human Performance is proposing a curriculum revision for the BSEd HPE-Exercise Science/Wellness concentration

 

  (5)        School of Nursing

 

              Addition – Other – Approved by the Faculty Senate

  LPN to RN Track Proposal

              To offer an educational program of study track in the GSW School of Nursing      that focuses on the mobility of the Licensed Practical nurse (LPN) to study for and attain a BSN degree.  Narrative for program proposal and curriculum       sheet attached.

 

      B.  Graduate Affairs

 

(1)    Substantive Change – Program – Approved by the Faculty Senate

        MS Environmental Science and Policy (Letter of Intent)

        We propose a new graduate program:  MS in Environmental Science and Policy.      This program will provide essential experience and training required for successful careers in the field of environmental science and policy.

 

(2)    Addition – Program -  Approved by the Faculty Senate

       Master of Arts English:  Critical Studies in Literacy and Communication (Letter of  Intent)

       The proposed program tackles the explosion of literacies in our world and anticipates students’ need to learn and use these multipleliteracies as each of the distinctive modes of communication develop.  Such communication in diverse modes is essential to successful careers, leadership roles, productive citizenship, and a satisfying quality of life.  Our proposed degree invites students from all disciplines to engage in rigorous critique of today’s rhetorical modes.

 

(3)    Addition – Course – Approved by the Faculty Senate

        BUSA 6160 Managerial Economics

        Add BUSA 6160 Managerial Economics to the requirements for the Master of                          Business Administration degree.

 

(4)    Substantive Change – Program – Approved by the Faculty Senate

        Master of Business Administration

        The following changes are recommended to the Master of Business

        Administration degree requirements:

                        Change the total number of required hours from 36 to 30

                        Change the number of elective hours from 12 to 6

                        Delete BUSA 6110 - Ethics from the list of required courses

                        Add BUSA 6160 – Managerial Economics to the list of required

                                    courses

                                   

             (5)    Graduate Faculty Applications – Approved by Graduate Affairs and Faculty

                      Senate

                                    Cecilia Maldonado

                                    John Stroyls (not yet considered by the Faculty Senate)

 

C.     Changes in Faculty Handbook – Approved by Faculty Senate

                        S. Policies and Procedures of the Committee on Academic Affairs

                        Revisions to the Faculty Handbook from Faculty Affairs

 

7.         Announcements

 

8.         Adjourn