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: November 24, 2008
General Faculty Meeting
Student Success Center, Room 2417
Friday, December 5, 2008 – 10:00 A.M.
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Minutes of April 30, 2008
3. Remarks by the President
4. Reports by Committees:
Business and Finance
Institutional Review Board
Scholarships & Financial Aid
University and Alumni Relations
5. New Business
A. Academic Proposals
(1) Department of Chemistry
Addition – Course- Approved by the Faculty Senate
ENVS 1100 – Introduction to Environmental Science (3-0-3)
The proposed course is designed to provide non-science and science major students with an introduction to modern environmental science. This course seeks to help students explore the reasons behind major environmental issues and the consequences these issues have. Emphasis will be on general topics such as biodiversity, environmental chemistry, pollution, global climate change, sustainability, energy alternatives, waste management, and environmental policy. Add to Core D, non-lab science for non-science and science majors.
(2) Department of Music
Substantive Change – Program - Approved by the Faculty Senate
BA Music Foreign Language Requirement Change
To change the Foreign Language requirements from 2001 and 2002 to 1002 and 2001, in order to be in line with the BA Music degrees at other USG institutions.
(3) College of Arts and Sciences
Other - Approved by the Faculty Senate
This Proposal Creates a Policy for the Acceptance of IB Credit
This proposal provides a table listing course credit to be awarded to entering students based on their scores on higher level examinations taken in the international Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB), which is similar to credit awarded based on examinations taken in the Advanced Placement Program (AP). This table is consistent with practice at other USG institutions and responds from a directive issued by the BOR in February of 2008.
B. University Statute Change – Approved by the Faculty Senate
C. Academic Policy Changes – Approved by the Faculty Senate