Faculty Senate
2000-2001
Minot State University
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Faculty Senate Meeting
September 17, 2001
9:15 am -- Conference Center
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Officers Executive Board
President Richard Barkosky Bethany Andreasen Eric Furuseth
 Vice President Christopher Keller Richard Barkosky Warren Gamas
Secretary Lisa Borden-King Lisa Borden-King Nancy Hall
 Parliamentarian Bethany Andreasen Michael Duffy Christopher Keller
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Members Present:
Tom Seymour, Ken Staub, Ron Royer, Susan Podrygula, Deanna Klein, Nancy Hall, Chris Beachy, I-Ming Chui (proxy for Ernst Pijning), Shirley Cole-Harding (proxy for Alisha Ford), Rose McKenney, Linda Haider, Dave McCormack, Rick Barkosky, Christopher Keller, Patty Fedje, Stephanie Martin, Heidi Super, Michelle Sauer
Members Absent: DeVera Bowles, Nelrene Yellowbird, Joseph Jastrzembski, Clark Markell, Robert Kibler, Bethany Andreasen

1. Seating of proxies: Shirley Cole-Harding is attending as a proxy for Alisha Ford and I-Ming Chui is attending as a proxy for Ernst Pijning. Dr. Royer moved acceptance of these proxies and Ms. Podrygula seconded the motion. Motion approved.

2. Super Monday: Super Monday, or "Dr. J. Day," as it may be affectionately known, was called to order by Dr. Barkoksy at 9:15. Dr. Barkoksy reminded senators that the purpose of the day was to expedite materials for the catalog while maintaining the integrity of the process. Any more complex issues may be tabled until Senate's regular meeting time. The rules will need to be temporarily suspended in order to deal with material the same day. After some discussion concerning the best way to accomplish this goal, it was decided that each motion would individually need to suspend the rules and that the record should reflect the unusual circumstances involved and indicate that this temporary approach does not reflect an erosion of the Senate's commitment to the ten day rule.
a)History packet: Dr. Ringrose presented a packet of nine course and/or program changes. Dr. Seymour moved suspension of the rules and approval of the packet. Motion was seconded by Dr. Beachy and approved.
b)Native American Studies program presented additional courses to count towards the program. All courses would be approved by the instructor and the NAS coordinator. Dr. Royer moved for suspension of the rules and approval of the request. Ms. Podrygula seconded the motion and it was passed.
c)Dr. Lomire presented changes to the B.A. in social science focusing on making the program narrower but more in-depth. Dr. Beachy moved suspension of the rules and approval of the program changes. Dr. Royer seconded the motion and the motion was approved.
d) Special Education presented a certificate of completion in the area of developmental disabilities. Ms. Klein moved suspension of the rules and approval of the certificate of completion. The motion was seconded by Ms. Haider. Discussion focused on availability of resources, standards for certificate programs, and inclusion of these courses in a regular four year degree. Motion passed.
e)Dr. Huenekke presented a title change to Econ 410. Dr. Royer moved suspension of rules and approval of change. Dr. Beachy seconded the motion and the motion was passed.
f)Dr. Willoughby presented a packet from BIT recording prerequisites for catalog. Dr. Royer moved to suspend the rules and approve the packet. Dr. Seymour seconded the motion. During discussion questions arose about the numbering of BIT 456. A substitute motion was made by Dr. Beachy to approve the packet minus BIT 456 in order to allow Dr. Willoughby time to gain her department's approval for the course number change. The motion was seconded by Dr. Martin and approved.
g) Dr. Super presented a packet of changes for the clinical laboratory science program. Dr. Royer moved for suspension of the rules and approval of the packet. Dr. Sauer seconded the motion. Discussion indicated that the UND prefixes and numbers for the courses will not be included in the catalog. The motion was approved.
h) The biology department presented a packet of changes. Dr. Royer moved suspension of the rules and approval of the packet. Ms. Podrygula seconded the motion. Discussion focused around Biol 497, a course intended to provide research opportunities to undergraduate students. The biology department proposed that the course be 1-2 credits and be repeatable up to four times. A designation of "X" would be used on the transcript to indicate the ongoing nature of the work. After consideration, the biology department indicated a desire to withdraw Biol 497 from consideration. Dr. Royer amended his motion to reflect this change. Dr. McKenney seconded the motion and the motion was approved.
i) Dr. Neuharth presented Comm 392, Junior Project. Ms. Podrygula moved suspension of the rules and approval of the course. Dr. Royer seconded the motion and the motion was approved.
j) Ms. Olson presented a packet focused on developing a photography program. Dr. Seymour moved for suspension of the rules and approval of the packet. Dr. Beachy seconded the motion and the motion was approved.
k) Ms. Pettersen presented a new course, HMS 208 Medical Terminology. Dr. Royer moved to suspend the rules and approve the course. Dr. Martin seconded the motion and the motion was approved.
l) Dr. Moen presented a packet of changes for math and computer science. Dr. Royer moved to suspend the rules and approve "these eminently sensible proposals." Dr. Sauer seconded the motion and the motion was approved.
m) Ms. Dokken, Chair of the Music Division, presented Musc 099. Dr. Royer moved to suspend the rules and approve the course change. Ms. Podrygula seconded the motion and it was approved. Ms. Dokken presented a new course, Musc 442 Piano Pedagogy. Dr. Beachy moved for suspension of the rules and approval of the course. Dr. McKenney seconded the motion and the motion was approved. Ms. Dokken presented changes for the manner in which credits are assigned for all applied music courses. Dr. Martin moved to suspend the rules and approve the changes. Dr. Beachy seconded the motion and the motion was approved.
3. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 11:20 am.
Respectfully Submitted,
Lisa Borden-King, Faculty Senate Secretary