M E M O R A N D U M
TO: All Faculty
FROM: William L. Tietjen
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
SUBJECT: General Faculty Meeting
DATE: November 20, 2007
General Faculty Meeting
Student Success Center, Room 2417
Friday, November 30, 2007 – 11:00 A.M.
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Minutes of May 2, 2007
3. Remarks by the President
4. Remarks by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
5. Reports by Committees:
Business and Finance
Institutional Review Board
Scholarships & Financial Aid
University and Alumni Relations
6. New Business
A. Academic Proposals
(1) School of Business Administration
Substantive Change – Approved by the Faculty Senate - Fifty Percent Requirement
At least 50% of the semester credit hours in business required for the School of Business Administration undergraduate programs must be completed at Georgia Southwestern State University.
(2) Computer and Information Sciences
Substantive Change – Other – Approved by the Faculty Senate - Change School’s Name
Change the School’s name from “School of Computer and Information Sciences” to School of Computing and Mathematics”
(3) History and Political Science
a) Substantive Change – Program – Approved by the Faculty Senate - B.S. in Political Science
In Area F, reduce the required options in the final category from two courses to one. Eliminate SOCI 2293 (Sociology of the Family) from the list. Add SOSC 1101 (The World & Its Peoples) to the list of three options.
b) Substantive Change – Program – Approved by the Faculty Senate - B.S. in Political Science
Under the Major/Elective Requirements, in the final category with four political science course options (U.S. institutions & processes): add Judicial Politics (POLS 4480) to the list; instead of one course, require two courses from this group; and reduce the number of political science electives (above) from four to three.
(4) School of Nursing
Addition – Program – Approved by the Faculty Senate - B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN; Generic BSN; Accelerated BSN)
This proposal supports expanding the science sequence course options in Area D to include Chemistry 1151 and 1152 which are designed for allied health professionals.
B. Statute Changes – Approved by the Faculty Senate
C. Faculty Guidelines for Violence – Approved by the Faculty Senate
D. Applications for Graduate Faculty Membership – Approved by the Faculty Senate