AGENDA

                                                              General Faculty Meeting

                                                           Education Center Room 205

                                                   Wednesday, May 4, 2005 - 11:00 A.M.

 

 

1.         Call to Order

2.         Approval of Minutes of December 1, 2004

3.         Remarks by the President

4.         Remarks by the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Addition - Other

This is an addition to the Georgia Board of Regents’ Common Student Learning Outcomes for the Core Curriculum.  GSW is required by the BOR to compose at least one unique outcome for our students based on our core curriculum.  This proposal addresses that requirement.  See attached.

 

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.                Substantive Change - Program

 

(1)        Career Certificate for English as a Second Language (Standard Level)

Restructuring of certificate courses to better prepare students for the new TOEFL and improved academic success.

 

(2)               Career Certificate for English as a Second Language (Advanced Level)

Restructuring of certificate courses to better prepare students for the new TOEFL and improved academic success.

 

(3)               Ed.S. Early Childhood Program; Ed.S. Middle Grades Program

The proposal creates an alternative set of admission requirements for the Specialist Programs offered in the School of Education at GSW.

 

B.               Mission Statement - Approved by Faculty Senate

 

Georgia Southwestern State University is a dynamic community of learning on a residential campus, offering students personalized and challenging experiences in preparation for successful careers, leadership roles, productive citizenship, and a satisfying quality of life.  The respected faculty demonstrate dedication to teaching and offer outstanding professional programs of study with a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences as well as strong programs of study in the arts, humanities, and sciences.  Learning is strengthened by an effective student-oriented staff committed to the optimal development of each student.  The location, atmosphere, and relationships of the University create a stimulating environment for intellectual inquiry in pursuit of truth and knowledge.

 

7.         Announcements

 

8.         Adjourn