University Faculty Senate
Curriculum and Academic Affairs
INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Randy Peters, Chair
October 26th, 2010
Indiana State University
Faculty Senate 2010-11
Members Present: S. Kiger, C. Lunce, D. Malooley, W. Mitchell, R. Peters, L. Rosenhein, M. Schafer.
1.A motion to approve the Minutes of Meeting #6, (10-19-10), was made and passed, 6-0-0, (Schafer/Lunce).
Ex-officio: R. English, R. Guell, K. Harris, A. Hay, H. Hudson, L. Maule, M. Miller, S. Powers
Executive Committee Liaison: SAMy Anderson
Absent: J. Shin, C. Stemmans; conference.
Guests: N. Merritt, Y. Peterson, L. Ellingson, P. Weber
R. Peters called the meeting to order at 12:34 PM.
2.R. Peters reported he had been unable to connect with C. Stemmans via Skype.
3. A motion to approve the Proposal from the Department of Social Work, NHHS, for revision of the
Bachelor of Social Work degree, with a corrected change in a prerequisite, was made and passed,
7-0-0, (Schafer/Lunce). Publish as Approved in Academic Notes.
4.N. Merritt presented the Proposal for Reorganization of the Scott College of Business from two
departments to three. There was discussion on the distribution of Faculty, the enhancement of
interdisciplinary discussions, and the effects of cross-department programs. There are undergraduate
and graduate programs housed in College level areas of “Undergraduate Programs,” and “Graduate &
Executive Programs.” These will be under an Associate Dean and a Director, respectively. Credit
hours generated will always go to the Faculty member or the respective Department. Evidence of
Faculty involvement throughout was presented.
5. Y. Peterson presented the Proposal from the Department of Health, Safety, and Environmental
Health Sciences to change the name to the Department of Applied Health Sciences. Many names had been
discussed and the Faculty determined this to be the best recognized and informative.
6.L. Ellingson presented the Proposal from the Department of Built Environment for revision of the
Construction Management Major and Minor. There was extensive discussion on the revision of the Math
requirements. Math 115 has not been modified to remove Trigonometry yet, MA 123 is a 3 Credit course
with MA115 as a prerequisite, and the Foundational Studies requirements will not be met by MATH 112
and 123. The BE Department will be asked to reconsider the Proposals and make necessary corrections.
7.L. Maule began discussion of the Statements from Foundational Studies concerning the AS / AAS transfer
degree FS requirements by thanking the CAAC for the extensive work over the past three years working with
the Foundational Studies Council creating a program truly for the 21st Century. Thanks was given to D.
Malooley, R. Guell, and H. Hudson for serving all the way through the initial General Education Task
Force and CAAC to today. Special thanks to Dean Williams, M. Miller, and others for working through
several difficult decisions and inherited waiver practices and the resolving of these issues providing
for the assurance of the integrity of the FS Program.
The focus of discussion was on Policy Rule 18- FS requirements for Transfer with an Associate Degree.
Over the three year formulation of the program, two areas, Health and Wellness and Non-Native Language,
comprised most of the controversial discussion. The final result was the creation of Rule 18: “Students
who have earned an associates degree at an accredited regional campus or at Indiana State University have
met all of the Foundational Studies requirements except for…” This has left the definition of associate
degree open to interpretation. Throughout the creation of the program, it has been generally understood
to mean AS/AA, and not an AAS. This change in the policy language is intended to formalize that definition. ISU has been very generous in the block transfer for AS/AA degree programs. There was additional discussion on the possibility of language stating specific FS requirements for transfer of AAS degree programs instead of “course by course.” It was stated that this could make advertisement of programs much easier to understand just what requirements remain for AAS degree transfer students. The intent of the program is to not provide a path for wholesale waivers of FS requirements. American Sign Language was discussed and the need for an on-line course offering. There was also discussion of the language that transfer with an AAS degree met three credits of Upper Division Integrative Electives. L. Maule agreed to work on the establishment of a sub-committee to look at the AAS transfer situation.
8.The Committee adjourned at 2:10 PM
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