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Present: Athinarayanan, Bertrand, Buis, Cron, Curtis, Ferguson, Hathaway, Hinkle, Janzow,
McDougall, McGowan, Prater, Shaw, Shepard, Starrett, Stephens and Syler.
Guests: Phil Crawford, Paula King, Joe Pujol, Hamner Hill (for Jones), and Lucinda Swatzell.
A. Minutes of April 5, 2005.
Upon a motion by McGowan; seconded by McDougall, minutes were unanimously approved.
B. Action Items
1. Convert B.S. in Chemistry concentrations to options. McGowan made a motion to accept the changes to rename “concentrations” to “options” for the B.S. in Chemistry. The only change in this degree is the addition of a 5th option in Forensic Chemistry. The motion was seconded by McDougall. Hinkle pointed out that the program does not meet the 60% Rule. Cron asked about library resources for Forensics. The Department will review the requirements and make sure it is sufficient. The motion passed with one abstention.
2. Minor in Fitness and Exercise Science. Pujol presented the changes made in the minor including the name change to Exercise Science. After discussion it was decided that CH 185 will be added in the Additional Requirements courses listed. Upon a motion by Prater; seconded by Curtis, the motion was unanimously approved.
3. M.A. in Elementary Education. Janzow moved approval of the changes in the Admission Requirements for Masters in Elementary Education; Shepard seconded. There was discussion on admission requirements for those currently holding a teaching certificate. Shepard agreed to clarify the wording. The Table agreed that if a teacher is certified in the State of Missouri, admission would be granted in this program. The motion was unanimously approved contingent upon this clarification by Shepard.
4. M.A. in History. Janzow moved to accept the changes made to the graduate program in History; Curtis seconded. Discussion followed regarding the rigorous nature of the changes to the program. Curtis noted that the changes will produce stronger students and strengthen the major. The motion passed unanimously. Stephens asked to see the impact of this change on enrollments one year from now (May 2006).
5. Changes to Biology minors. McGowan moved approval of the changes to the minors in Biology; Shaw seconded. McGowan explained that the changes were internal to the department and that the re-evaluation of courses is in line with core changes and that there are no hidden requirements. The motion passed unanimously.
6. Change the B.S. in Education, Business Education major to B.S. in Education, Business and Marketing Education major. McDougall moved approval of the name change in the major; McGowan seconded. McDougall explained that there are no public universities offering certification at this time; they are either certified in Business or Business Marketing. It was noted that a student would not be able to do the Marketing without the Business component. After discussion, it was agreed that in the General Education Program course listing “Living System and Physical System” would be listed without course stipulations. With this change, the motion passed unanimously.
7. Offer the B.S. in Human Environmental Studies: Child Development option off-campus. Prater asked Paula King to present the program proposal. King distributed copies of a memorandum that presented the rationale for approval to offer the B.S. in Human Environmental Studies: Child Development option off-campus. It was noted that because this is the last Academic Council meeting until fall, Human Environmental Studies presented this program to the Council, aware that more documentation needed to be completed. Approval to offer a four-year program would also need the support for an additional position. King explained that CBHE had granted permission to offer a two-year program in fall 2000. Subsequently, Three Rivers Community College also developed a similar program so Human Environmental Studies phased out their offering. Students who have enrolled in this program now need the four-year program. After discussion it was agreed to change the request from “one tenure-track” position to “one doctorally prepared position” (as enrollment can support), and that Extended Learning will fund the position as long as there is revenue to support it. Shaw noted that the two-year program was still offered on-campus but Southeast had given the two-year off-campus program to Three Rivers Community College and they have not been able to cover their classes. The new position would support the upper level courses needed for a four-year program. Because more paperwork needed to be prepared with regard to enrollment and financial projections, Prater made the motion to approve the program with the stipulation that when all the CBHE documents are completed, those materials would be circulated to Academic Council; Syler seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
1. Stephens announced that on the priority list for next fall would be the 60% Rule; Graduate criteria; EN100/140 and late drops.