AGENDA

GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE MEETING

November 15, 2007

Thursday, 3:30 pm

Student Success Center

SGA Conference Room, #3426

 

I.          Approval of Minutes of October 18, 2007

 

II.         2008-2009 Academic Calendar Proposal – Julie Megginson

 

III.        Summer Pay Issue – Cody King

 

IV.       Campus Safety Issue – Bonnie Simmons

 

V.        Academic Proposals

 

A.   Business Administration

 

1)   Substantive Change – 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.

 

B.   Computer and Information Sciences

 

1)   Substantive Change – Other - Change School’s Name

Change the School’s name from “School of Computer and Information Sciences” to “School of Computing and Mathematics”

 

C.   Chemistry

 

1.    Addition – Course - CHEM 1100 – Everyday Chemistry (3-0-3)

This class is designed for non-science major students to help them overcome the lack of interest and the challenges that they may have in learning chemistry.  The class intends to capture students’ attention by allowing them to learn about topics concerning today’s society such as emerging infectious diseases, crime scene investigation, the obesity epidemic, biotechnology, new materials, chemical weapons, and nuclear energy.  Learning about a variety of chemical applications based on fundamental chemical phenomena, the students will build confidence that they can be successful in chemistry.

 

2.   Addition – Course - CHEM 1151 – Survey of Chemistry I

This proposal is for the first in a two-semester sequence covering elemental principles of general, organic, and biological chemistries designed for allied health profession majors.  (3-0-3)

 

3.   Addition – Course - CHEM 1152 – Survey of Chemistry II

This proposal is for the second in a two-semester sequence covering elemental principles of general, organic, and biological chemistries designed for allied health profession majors.  (3-0-3)

 

4.   Substantive Change – Course - CHEM 4350 Molecular Modeling – Org Chem (2-0-2)

                        We are increasing the number of credit hours from 2 to 3.  This is to allow sufficient lecture time to incorporate current theory and applications.  We are also changing the name from Molecular Modeling – Org. Chem. To “Molecular Modeling” to be consistent with the increased emphasis on Physical Chemistry.

 

D.   Dramatic Arts

 

1.   Addition – THEA 2020:  Stage Makeup.  An introduction to the design and application of stage makeup.  3-0-3

This course would allow students to study the various types of makeup used in the theater.  It allows the student to work with the application of stage makeup and create makeup designs based upon the analytical tools they acquire in class.  Areas covered may include, but are not limited to, grease paint, cream-based makeup, pancake makeup, and three-dimension makeup.

 

2.   Addition – THEA 3020:  Stagecraft.  An introduction to the elements of technical theater.  3-0-3

This course would allow students to study the tools, materials used and construction techniques involved in creating scenery and stage properties.  Areas covered may include, but not limited to, woodworking techniques, working with dyes, painting for the stage, basic stitching and basic electricity as it applies to theatrical lighting equipment.

 

3.   Addition – Course - COMM 3040 Integrated Communication & Theory – 3 hours credit

The course will be a major requirement for the B.A. in Dramatic Arts.  The primary focus will be given to the understanding and application of complex theories and research of Human Communication study.  Students will also investigate the integration of effects of media technologies on Human Communication.

 

4.   Addition – THEA 3060:  Scenic and Lighting Design.  An introduction to scenic design and how lighting affects the design process.  3-0-3

This course would allow students to study scenic and lighting design.  The course delineates the necessary information for students to implement designs of scenery and lighting as they pertain to performance texts.  It allows the students to create scenic and lighting designs based upon the analytical tools they acquire in class.

 

5.    Addition – THEA 3070:  Costume and Lighting Design.  An introduction to costume design and how lighting affects the design process. 3-0-3

This course would allow students to study costume and lighting design.  The course delineates the necessary information for students to implement designs of costumes and lighting as they pertain to performance texts.  It allows the student to create costume and lighting designs based upon the analytical tools they acquire in class.

 

6.   Addition – Course - COMM 4545 Issues in Communication and Media Studies - 3 hours credit

This course will be a major requirement for the B.A. in Dramatic Arts.  The primary focus will be given to the understanding and application of environment, operation, culture, and diversity of mass media.  Students will research and evaluate communication issues about media content and perspectives of mass media in everyday life.

 

E.        History and Political Science

 

1.   Addition – Course - HIST 4780 History of the Middle East (3 credit hours)

 

2.    Addition – Course - HIST 4781 History of North Africa (3 credit hours)

 

3.    Addition – Course - HIST 4782 Gender and Minorities in the Middle East and North Africa (3 credit hours)

 

4.    Substantive Change – Course - POLS 3110 State & Local Government (3 hours)

Renumber this course POLS 2201.  Move this course from the list of courses under the rubric of “Major/Elective Requirements” and place in Area F with the courses required of the majors in the B.S. in Political Science Program.

 

5.    Substantive Change – Course - POLS 4950 Seniors Seminar (2 hours)

Rename this course “Senior Research”.  Make this course a three hour course instead of two hours.

 

6.    Substantive Change – Program – 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.

 

7.    Substantive Change – Program – 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.

 

F.  Nursing

 

1.    Addition – Program – 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.

 

2.    Submission for File – Course – NURS 3850 Gerontological Nursing (3-0-3)

The clinical component of NURS 3850, Gerontological Nursing, was deleted Spring, 2007.  As a follow-up to that action, three course objectives (#10, 11, 12) need to be deleted from that course.  There are two course descriptions – one exhibiting the course with clinical component and objectives (DELETED) and one exhibiting the course without the clinical component and corresponding objectives.  Additionally, Pre-requisite course of NURS 3200 (Health Assessment) needs to be deleted related to the above mentioned curricular change.

 

G.           Rosalynn Carter Institute of Caregiving


1.    Addition – Course – Caregiver Certificate Program – Addition of HPER 3100 (3-0-3), EDSP 3000 (2-1-3), EDSP 4620 (2-1-3)

Addition of choice of three electives that are appropriate and relevant to the program objectives for the Caregiver Specialist Certificate.


2.    Deletion – Course – Caregiver Certificate Program – Deletion of NURS 4200 (3-6-5) and EDSP 4610 (2-3-3)

Deletion requested of the above elective courses.  Clinical and field experience requirement in each course would not be feasible or appropriate for a student in this program.

VI.       Applications for Graduate Faculty Membership

A.   Julia Dorminey

B.   Marcia Mayo

C.   John Stovall

D.   Philip Szmedra

E.   Dawn Valentine

F.    Randall Valentine

G.   Faye Wells

H.   Chu-Chu Wu

 

VII.      General Announcements

VIII.     Adjournment