Minutes of MiSU Faculty Senate

December 4, 2003

 

Members present: Larry Atwood, Lisa Borden-King, Casey Coleman, Rita Curl, Alexandra Deufel, Patti Fedje, Nancy Hall, Joan Houston, Chad Johnson, Christopher Keller, Robert Kibler, Paul Markel, Cheryl Nilsen, Linda Olson, Ernst Pijning, Susan Podrygula, Beth Pross, Gary Rabe, Ron Royer, M. Saeed, Clarine Sandstrom, Michelle Sauer.

Members absent: Chris Beachy, Christian Fantoni, Leisa Harmon, Karland Kilian, Clark Markell, David McCormack, H. Erik Shaar, and one student not yet selected.

Guests present: Stephen Hayton (curriculum), Gary Leslie (ED & HP), Gary Ross (BADM), Joseph Jastrzembski (History), Linda Cresap (BIT), Maila Zitelli (FL), Conrad Davidson (Humanities), Doug Pfliger (Art), Jon Olson (Art), Bill Harbort (Art).

 

The meeting was called to order by President Paul Markel.

 

Chris Keller moved to approve the minutes of the November 6, 2003 and November 25, 2003 meetings as amended. Larry Atwood seconded the motion. The minutes were approved.

 

Announcements: Pres. Markel had no announcements.

 

Review the Agenda: Pres. Markel requested that senators make a choice of the two agenda items for old business. Robert Kibler moved and Rita Curl seconded that if time runs short that the promotion and tenure guidelines be the topic of discussion. The motion carried.
 
Administrative report: Dr. Nancy Hall spoke about the development of the Learning Management System Planning Process. She informed the senate that a task force will be established to further study the benefits and costs of moving toward one vendor for the delivery of online courses. There will be five faculty, three administrators, three IT specialists, and one student on the task force. The first meeting will be January 20th. A recommendation is expected from the task force in May 2004. Any faculty member interested in serving on the task force should let Dr. Hall know by Monday, December 8th.
 
Dr. Hall stated that state funding to pay the technician costs of the IVN studios on each campus will be phased out by the end of the fiscal year. Each campus will need to establish a mechanism for the financial support of their technicians. Suggested options include the following: The credit granting institution may absorb the cost in its Distance Education budget; the credit granting institution may use part of its revenue from collaborative agreements; the credit granting institution may charge students a fee for IVN courses. The suggested charges are $10 per scheduled classroom hour. For example, if Bottineau wants to send a 3-credit class to the Minot IVN studio, they would pay $10 per hour times 45 hours for the class for a total of $450.
 
Dr. Hall announced that the State Board of Higher Education Task Force on Campus Missions will be meeting for the third time in January. They have decided to develop a more generic mission description for each campus rather than continuing to update a highly detailed version of the program offering matrix. The new missions will focus more on clients to be served than on the level of programs approved. The Task Force has solicited a two-page concept paper related to mission for the committee to consider. The paper is due December 22nd. Dr. Shaar has asked Dr. Hall to draft MSU’s response for submission. Anyone who would like to provide input should submit information to Dr. Hall or through deans or chairs.
 
It was reported that nine Learning Outcome Proposals were reviewed by the Bush Advisory Group this week. Announcements on funding will be made soon. Dr. Hall was impressed with the curriculum work being proposed by faculty, the collaborative spirit in which the work is proposed to be accomplished, and the proposed use of current research and professional standards in examination of curriculum outcomes.
 
CCF: Dr. Chris Keller – Met Nov. 18 over IVN and will meet next week. The SBHE has tabled the textbook policy until Feb. CCF is drafting alternative language. The chancellor search now has a job description which does not include requirement of a PhD or academic experience. Dr. Keller stressed the need for names to submit for the Learning Management System Planning Process task force. The individuals named to this task force will provide much needed representation for our campus. The compensation committee will be revitalized and start looking at compensation issues this spring.
 
Gen. Ed.: Dr. Ron Royer – There is no formal business to bring forward today, but there will be some final actions coming up for changes that were provisionally approved last year.
 
Student Senate Liason: Joan Houston – Student senate has revised their election process. Student senate has survey capabilities available for faculty use through the Red and Green. They are looking into the issue of the records office being closed during the noon hour. A spirit rock has been proposed for campus. Joseph Jastrzembski suggested that faculty would also like to have the records office open over noon hour.
 
New Business: 
Curriculum Committee: Stephen Hayton –
Conrad Davidson spoke concerning the proposed program name changes in the Communication Arts programs in theatre arts and communication. The changes were moved and seconded by the committee. The changes were approved.
 
Lisa Borden-King spoke concerning the proposed changes to the teacher education program. The changes are recommended by the curriculum committee and therefore moved to approve. The motion carried by consensus.
 
Changes in course titles for Sped 394, 499, and 433 were recommended by the committee. The motion to approve was carried by consensus.
 
Michelle Sauer spoke to the proposed changes in Engl 362. The motion to approve carried by consensus.
 
The proposed program change adding ENGL 209 as an elective to the BA Writing track was moved by the committee. The motion carried by consensus.
 
Gary Rabe spoke to the proposed changes in the CJ program and courses. The committee recommends the proposed changes. The motion was tabled as a first reading. Linda Olson moved to suspend the rules and accept the recommendation of the curriculum committee as a first and second read. Beth Pross seconded the motion. The motion carried by consensus.
 
Gary Ross spoke to the proposed changes in course names and prerequisites for the Dept. of Business Administration. The committee recommends the changes. The motion carried by consensus.
 
Jon Olson spoke to the proposed new Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree program. This program is on its way to Stage 2. Ron Royer moved to separate the program and course questions. Robert Kibler seconded the motion. The motion carried by consensus. Ron Royer moved to approve the new course numbers HUM 299 and 499 and Art 299 and 499. Robert Kibler seconded the motion. The motion carried by consensus. Patti Fedje moved and Linda Olson seconded the motion to approve the program and send on to stage 2, with the suggestion that it be included in the new catalog with language stating “pending approval by SBHE.” The motion carried by consensus.
 
Linda Cresap spoke to the proposed changes in BIT and BOTE course descriptions, prerequisites, titles, and programs. The committee recommends approval of the proposed changes. The motion carried by consensus.
 
The proposed change of description in NURS223 was moved to fast track status and approved by consensus. 
 
Joseph Jastrzembski spoke to the proposed changes in the Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in History with one change in rationale (change DPI to ESPB). The changes were recommended by committee. The motion carried by consensus.
 
Stephen Hayton spoke to the proposed changes in CSCI 122 and 124. The changes are recommended by the committee. The motion carried by consensus.
 
John Webster spoke to the proposed changes in Chemistry courses and programs. Ernst P. moved to suspend the rules and act on the changes as a first and second reading. Rita Curl seconded the motion. The motion carried by consensus. The committee recommended approval of the changes. The motion carried by consensus. 
 
John Webster spoke to the proposed new course GEOL 290 in Geosciences. Ron Royer moved to suspend the rules. Lisa Borden-King seconded the motion. The motion carried by consensus. The committee moved approval of the change. The motion carried by consensus.
 
John Webster spoke to the proposed change in Physical Science. The recommendation was made to place this change in fast track status, and it carried by consensus.
 
John Webster spoke to the proposed changes in Physics. Ron Royer moved and Beth Pross moved to suspend the rules and act on the changes as a first and second reading. The motion carried by consensus. The committee recommended the changes be approved. The motion carried by consensus.
 
Don Burke spoke to the proposed curricular changes in the Department of Addition Studies, Psychology, and Social Work. All of the prerequisite and co-requisite changes were moved to fast-track status. Robert Kibler moved and Beth Pross seconded to suspend the rules and act on the changes as a first and second reading. The motion carried by consensus.
 
Robert Kibler moved to approve PSY 494 as a new course. Beth Pross seconded the motion. Rita Curl moved to table the motion. Michelle Sauer seconded the motion. The motion was tabled.
 
Ron Royer moved to place the change in Math 103 to fast-track status. Robert Kibler seconded the motion. The motion carried by consensus.
 
Dr. Michels spoke to the revisions of the first section of the Faculty Handbook. The committee moves approval of the changes to section 1. The motion carried by consensus. 
 
 Dr. Markel indicated that senate should consider at its next meeting some concerns of the Constitutional Review Committee.
 
Lisa Borden-King moved that Pres. Markel determine whether there is an appropriate committee that can oversee and answer questions concerning load issues on internships and guided research. Beth Pross seconded the motion. The motion carried by consensus. Dr. Hall indicated that the People Soft environment will enable the university to more closely monitor these activities and their assignments to faculty.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 5:55 pm.
 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Cheryl Nilsen, Secretary

 


Minot State University Faculty Senate
Thursday, December 4, 2003
3:30 p.m., Westlie Room
 
Agenda
1.             Approval of the minutes
2.             Announcements - Paul Markel
3.             Review the Agenda
4.             Administrative report - Nancy Hall
5.             CCF - Chris Keller
6.             Gen. Ed. - Ron Royer
7.             New Busines
               a. Curriculum Committee – Stephen Hayton
               b. Diversity Committee – Michelle Sauer
               c. Faculty Handbook Committee – Vicki Michels
8.             Old Business: Promotion and Tenure Guidelines OR Faculty Senate
Committee recommendations
9.             Adjournment: 5:30pm
 
Officers
Paul Markel, President
Gary Rabe, Vice President
Cheryl Nilsen, Secretary
Casey Coleman, Parliamentarian
 
Faculty-at-Large 
Leisa Harmon (04), Susan Podrygula (04), Michelle Sauer (04), Larry Atwood
(05), Karland Kilian (05), Cheryl Nilsen (05), Joan Houston (06), Dave
McCormack (06), Ernst Pijning (06)
               
Arts and Sciences: Chris Keller (04), Clark Markell (04), Ron Royer (04),
Christian Fantoni (05), Linda Olson (05), Gary Rabe (05), Chris Beachy
(06), Alexandra Deufel (06), Robert Kibler (06)
 
Business: Patti Fedje (04), Mohammad Saeed (05)
 
Education and Health Sciences: Lisa Borden King (04), Paul Markel (05),
Rita Curl (06), Beth Pross (06), Clarine Sandstrom (06)
 
Students (2): To be determined