Approved 1-16-03

Thursday
November 21, 2002
2:00 p.m.
MA 211K

AGENDA SETTING

 

PRESENT
Tony Allred, Lee Badger, Bill Clapp, Dave Eisler, Dawn Gatherum, Michelle Heward, Diane Kawamura, Marie Kotter, Ann Millner, Molly Smith, Kay Brown - Secretary

EXCUSED 
Gary Dohrer

GUESTS 
Norm Tarbox, Michael Vaughan

MINUTES 
Marie Kotter: Moved to approve the minutes from the November 14, 2002
Second: Tony Allred
Outcome: The minutes were approved.

 

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE 
Michael Vaughan presented an update on where we are in the process of choosing a new Learning Management Software from either Blackboard or Web CT. Technical Considerations - Positive aspects: Scalable and stable, integration with internal systems, integration with external software, long-term viability; Negative aspects: Conversion demands, problems with a new system, needed much sooner. Faculty Considerations - Positive aspects: Greatly expanded features and functions, desktop flexibility and control, mainstream software integration; Negative aspects: Loss of custom features and functions, click, drag, click, conversion, conversion, conversion.

About 100 faculty have participated in workshops that have been set up by Kathy Herndon, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Forum.

SIDEWALK TRAFFIC 
Norm Tarbox discussed a new policy being developed for campus walkway safety. "Sidewalks on the university campus are primarily for pedestrian travel. Therefore, use of sidewalks for vehicular travel should be limited and closely monitored and used when no other alternative exists. Most service functions can be accommodated at existing service docks and parking located at or near each building. When an appropriate need can be established, special permits may be issued to operators of vehicles for restricted access on walkways. . ."

Currently there are three areas of focus: (1) Campus police will do increased patrolling. (2) All parties will be treated equally. (3) Physical barriers will be strategically installed to prevent motorized vehicles from entering specific areas on the campus. Bicycle lanes are a part of the campus master plan with portals to the campus.

CRAO 
Tamas Szabo, Chair of the Constitutional Review and Apportionment Committee, presented the apportionment figures for the 2002-03 academic year.

University faculty members grew from 455 in 2001-02 to 464 in 2002-03. The Goddard School of Business and Economics gained 1 additional seat with the College of Applied Science and Technology losing 1 seat.

 

Results with Colleges Ranked by the Highest Percentage Above a Whole Number

COLLEGE

FACULTY

% REP

Base Seats

Seats Added

Total Seats

Chang for the Year

Library

10

0.84

0

1

1

0

Educ

46

3.87

3

1

4

0

HP

69

5.80

5

1

6

0

B&E

44

3.70

3

1

4

+1

AS&T

55

4.62

4

0

4

-1

Science

72

6.05

6

0

6

0

S&BS

73

6.14

6

0

6

0

A&H

95

7.98

7

1

8

0

TOTAL

464

39

34

5

39

 

 

GROWTH IN FULL TIME FACULTY

1990-91 TO 2002-2003

College

90-91

91-92

92-93

93-94

94-95

95-96

96-97

97-98

98-99

99-00

00-01

01-02

02-03

AS&T

53

56

57

57

54

54

52

48

49

49

50

55

55

A&H

108

113

113

126

117

113

95

93

92

94

89

94

95

B&E

41

39

39

40

39

40

38

40

38

37

39

42

44

EDUC

46

46

46

46

45

45

45

43

43

41

43

44

46

HP

53

50

57

56

55

54

64

65

65

62

63

68

69

S

46

51

53

54

53

49

66

61

63

65

69

70

72

S&BS

61

61

59

64

62

66

62

62

60

65

68

71

73

Library

10

9

10

10

9

12

11

11

11

9

10

11

10

TOTAL

418

425

434

453

434

433

433

424

421

422

431

455

464

 

MOTION 
Tony Allred: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the apportionment figures for 2003 as stated above.
Second: Dawn Gatherum
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

The Constitutional Review and Apportionment Committee discussed establishing the Online Instruction and Distance Learning Ad Hoc Committee as a permanent committee of the Faculty Senate. The CRAO Committee will come to the Executive Committee with their formal recommendation. The CRAO Committee also discussed the current policy on the election process and possible changes to the constitution. No changes are recommended at this time.

CGE 
Curriculum and General Education Committee, Jim Wilson, Chair.

NONSUBSTANTIVE CHANGES 
A policy for the approval of nonsubstantive course and program changes by e-mail was presented to the Executive Committee. It reads as follows:

It is proposed that the following information be added to the Curriculum & General Education Policy Manual under procedure for non-substantive course or program proposals:

Non-substantive course proposals and non-substantive program proposals may be handled by e-mail. The requested changes should be clearly explained in an e-mail from the chair of the department to the dean of the college. The dean may determine that the proposal should go to the college curriculum committee if there are inter-departmental issues within the college. Otherwise, if the dean approves the proposed change, the e-mail will be forwarded with the deanís statement of approval to the chair of the University Curriculum and General Education Committee. If the Curriculum Committee chair approves the change, it will be sent with a statement of approval to the Provostís office to be entered into the catalog. The chair will send a copy of the e-mail to the secretary of the faculty senate where a printed copy will be filed as a record of the change and the change will be entered in the minutes of the next Curriculum and General Education Committee.

Numerous changes to courses and major changes to programs, even if non-substantive in nature, may best be done on the standard course and program proposal forms in order to avoid mistakes by the submitting department or when entered into the catalog. The dean of the college where the proposal originates or the Chair of the University Curriculum and General Education Committee may require the complete forms at their discretion.

(This policy was approved unanimously by the Curriculum and General Education Committee 11-13-02.)

MOTION 
Diane Kawamura: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate as an information item the above policy on nonsubstantive changes by e-mail and moved to include this policy in the Curriculum and General Education Policy and Procedures.
Second: Dawn Gatherum
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

LIBRARY SCIENCE 
Library Science course deletion for Information Resources in the Life Sciences - LibSci 3340.

MOTION 
Tony Allred: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the course deletion for Information Resources in the Life Sciences - LibSci 3340.
Second: Marie Kotter
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

MATH 
Math Department new course proposal for Integrated Arithmetic and Beginning Algebra - NDMath 0955.

MOTION 
Lee Badger: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate the new course proposal from the Math Department for Integrated Arithmetic and Beginning Algebra - ND Math 0955.
Second: Marie Kotter
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

BOTANY 
Botany Department new course proposal for Environment Appreciation - Botany 3403; course changes for Plant Physiology - Botany 3403; program changes for Botany Major: Tracks A (lab oriented), B (field oriented) and C (general).

MOTION 
Dawn Gatherum: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate from the Botany Department the new course proposal for Environment Appreciation - Botany 3403; course changes for Plant Physiology - Botany 3403; program changes for Botany Major: Tracks A (lab oriented), B (field oriented) and C (general).
Second: Diane Kawamura
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

HAS 
Health Administrative Services certificate program new course proposals for Health Systems and the Healthcare Economy - HAS 6000, Health Behavior and Managerial Epidemiology - HAS 6200, Quality Improvement and Risk Management in Health Services Organizations - HAS 6300, Strategic Health Planning and Creative Leadership - HAS 6400, and Health Administrative Services Capstone - HAS 6500.

MOTION 
Molly Smith: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate from Health Administrative Services the new courses for the certificate program Health Systems and the Healthcare Economy - HAS 6000, Health Behavior and Managerial Epidemiology - HAS 6200, Qualify Improvement and Risk Management in Health Services Organizations - HAS 6300, Strategic Health Planning and Creative Leadership - HAS 6400, and Health Administrative Services Capstone - HAS 6500.
Second: Marie Kotter
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

RESPIRATORY THERAPY 
Respiratory Therapy new course proposals for Survey of Polysomnography - ResThy 3500, Anatomy and Physiology of Sleep - ResThy 3501, Introduction to Sleep Disorders - ResThy 3502, Laboratory Practice of Instrumentation in Polysomnography - ResThy 3504, Therapeutics of Managing Sleep Apnea - ResThy 3505, Advanced Technical Procedures - ResThy 3506, Advanced Technical Procedures - ResThy 3506, Event Recognition and Polysomnography Scoring - ResThy 3507, Sleep Center Management - ResThy 3508, Cases in Sleep Medicine - ResThy 3509, Clinical Practice I in Polysomnography - ResThy 3510, Clinical Practice II in Polysomnography - ResThy 3511, Clinical Practice III in Polysomnography - ResThy 3512.

MOTION 
Marie Kotter: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate from Respiratory Therapy the new course proposals for Survey of Polysomnography - ResThy 3500, Anatomy and Physiology of Sleep - ResThy 3501, Introduction to Sleep Disorders - ResThy 3502, Laboratory Practice of Instrumentation in Polysomnography - ResThy 3504, Therapeutics of Managing Sleep Apnea - ResThy 3505, Advanced Technical Procedures - ResThy 3506, Advanced Technical Procedures -
ResThy 3506, Event Recognition and Polysomnography Scoring - ResThy 3507, Sleep Center Management - ResThy 3508, Cases in Sleep Medicine - ResThy 3509, Clinical Practice I in Polysomnography - ResThy 3510, Clinical Practice II in Polysomnography - ResThy 3511, Clinical Practice III in Polysomnography - ResThy 3512.
Second: Tony Allred
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

EMERGENCY CARE AND RESCUE 
Emergency Care and Rescue new course proposals for EMT Basic Field Experience I - Paramd 1005 and SMT Basic Field Experience II Paramd 1006.

MOTION 
Molly Smith: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate from Emergency Care and Rescue the new course proposals for EMT Basic Field Experience I - Paramd 1005 and SMT Basic Field Experience II Paramd 1006.
Second: Marie Kotter
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

HPHP 
Health Promotion and Human Performance course deletions for Social Recreation - Rec 2840, Leadership Concepts in Lifestyle Management Professions - PE 4620; new course proposals for Ergonomics for Health and Safety - AT 3600, Recreation and Sports Facilities and Events Management - PE 3700, Directed Readings - PE 4830, Therapeutic and Social Recreation - Rec 3840; and a program proposal for Human Performance Management Major (formerly Lifestyle Management).

MOTION 
Diane Kawamura: Moved for forward to the Faculty Senate from Health Promotion and Human Performance course deletions for Social Recreation - Rec 2840, Leadership Concepts in Lifestyle Management Professions - PE 4620; new course proposals for Ergonomics for Health and Safety - AT 3600, Recreation and Sports Facilities and Events Management - PE 3700, Directed Readings - PE 4830, Therapeutic and Social Recreation - Rec 3840; and a program proposal for Human Performance Management Major (formerly Lifestyle Management).
Second: Molly Smith
Outcome: The motion passed unanimously.

TUITION WAIVERS 
Two faculty members are needed to serve on a state-wide tuition waiver committee. Al Talbot, Al Harris and Linda Oda were recommended as possible members of this committee.

DECEMBER GRADUATION 
Gene Sessions, Chair of the Honorary Degree Committee, met with the Executive Committee to bring the recommendation of the Honorary Degree Committee to dispense with December Commencement. Concerns of the Honorary Degree Committee included: (1) Cost, $46,000. (2) Too large to hold as combined colleges, but not enough graduates to hold individual college convocations (3) December commencement is not the same experience for students as the May commencement. It does, however, provide students with some convenience. (4) Less faculty interest in attending December commencement.(5) Too many honorary degrees are being given by the University.

This was not one of the charges given to the Honorary Degree Committee, but this committee had concerns and felt it was important to discuss. The Honorary Degree Committee voted 3 to 1 to bring the December Commencement issue to the Faculty Senate.

At the Faculty Senate meeting held in February 18, 1999, President Thompson discussed continuing to hold a December commencement. The University began holding December commencement when the Browning Center was closed for renovations. The Browning Center was completed in July of 1999 thus eliminating the need to hold a December commencement, however, students favored continuing to hold December commencement. At that time the Trustees were divided but tended to be in favor of holding December commencement. The Executive Committee at that time seemed to favor continuing to hold December commencement. In 1999 the cost for December commencement was about $15,000. Cost of December commencement in 2001 was $46,000.

Gene Sessions would like to take this issue to the Faculty Senate for discussion and a formal vote and recommendation of the Senate on whether to hold December Commencement. The Executive Committee felt discussion needed to take place with the student leaders so that they can come to the Faculty Senate meeting prepared to present the student side of the issue.

MOTION 
Marie Kotter: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate by the April Senate meeting the recommendation of the Honorary Degree Committee to dispense with December graduation.
Second: Diane Kawamura
Outcome: The motion failed with 1 in favor of the motion and 6 opposed.

MOTION 
Tony Allred: Moved to forward to the Faculty Senate by the February Senate meeting the recommendation of the Honorary Degree Committee to dispense with December graduation.
Second: Lee Badger
Outcome: The motion passed with 6 in favor of the motion and 1 opposed.

ADJOURN 
The meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.