TO: General Faculty
FROM: Diane H. Sharp, Executive Secretary, Faculty Senate
DATE: November 10, 1998
Regarding: Agenda Faculty Senate Meeting, November 20, 1998
  Lecture Hall, Richards College of Business

The agenda for the November 20, 1998 Faculty Senate meeting will be as follows:
  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of the Minutes for the October 16, 1998 Meeting (Attached).
  4. Committee Reports:*

    1. Committee on Undergraduate Academic Programs, Committee #1(Chairperson: Mark McManus)

    2. For information:
      1. College of Arts and Sciences:
      1. Change prerequisites for SPAN 4500, 4501, 4502, FREN 4500, 4501,4502.
      2. Add PSYC 4290 Moral and Social Development.

    3. Richards College of Business:
        1. Add ACCT 3285 Professional Seminar, ACCT 4242 Strategic Information Systems and Risk Management, ACCL 4262 Contemporary Auditing Topics, ACCT 4571 Derivative Markets, MKTG 3808 Business Research.

        3. Minor Program Changes
          1. Add FINC 4571 to Finance Selective list.

          3. Reword the Finance Selective list as follows: Select three, at least two of which must be in FINC: ECOM 3410, 3460, 4410, 4440, FINC 4521, 4532, 4542, 4571, RELE 3705.

          5. Remove FINC 4532, 4542 from Required Courses (Required: ACCT 4202, FINC 4531, 4541, 4561, MGNT 4660).

          7. Add ACCT 3285 Professional Seminar (zero hours) to the ACCT-B.B.A. requirements.

          9. Add MKTG 3808 Business Research to the Business Core for B.B.A. Accounting, Administrative Systems, Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Real Estate (total of 27 hours, 9 courses) and eliminate one (3 hour course) Business Elective (3 courses, 9 hours remain: 2 courses must be outside Business).

        4. Modify courses:
          1. Title and description of FINC 4531 and FINC 4532

          3. Prerequisite of FINC 4542.

        5. Delete courses: ACCT 3201, ACCT 4221.
      For action by the Faculty Senate:

      College of Arts and Sciences:

      1. Actuarial Science Track in the MATH B.S. program. (Attached)
      2. B.A. program in Global Studies. (Attached)

    1. Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures, Committee #2

    2. (Chairperson: Marc Miller)
      1. Grade Appeal Policy
      For approval-Changes in the Grade Appeal Policy, Official Catalog and UnCatalog of the State University of West Georgia. (See attached.)
      1. Strike second sentence of first paragraph of "Grade Appeal Policy": "A grade originally assigned may be changed only with the consent of the faculty member responsible for the grade, unless the change is made for process reasons only."

      3. Remove item 5: "Upon finding for the student, the subcommittee will in each instance attempt to counsel the faculty member to voluntarily redress the grievance. In the event such counseling is ineffective, the committee may recommend disciplinary action against the faculty member to be taken by the appropriate administrative official (page 44)."

      5. Add the following items:
        2. If the subcommittee finds in favor of the student, the instructor will be notified and provided the opportunity to voluntarily change the student's grade based on the recommendations of the subcommittee. If the instructor refuses, the VPAA will be authorized by the subcommittee to make the recommended grade change. The VPAA will then notify the student, the faculty member and the members of the subcommittee.

        4. The faculty member will be notified in writing and has 10 days to appeal the decision to the full Faculty Senate through the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee. The full Faculty Senate, meeting in executive session, may then by simple majority affirm or disaffirm the Appeals Committee and the VPAA's decision to change the grade.
      For information-The committee is setting up a subcommittee to address the appeals process for Grades and Admissions. This will result in future changes to the Faculty Handbook.
    1. Class Absence
      For approval-Insert at the end of the paragraphs in the section titled "Class Absence," pp. 111-12, Official Catalog of the State University of West Georgia. (See attached.)

      "A student shall be excused from class for official University sanctioned events. An officially sanctioned event shall be defined as an event where the student's presence is required for participation and not just attendance. Student must document the absence through official university sources to the satisfaction of the instructor. The student must make arrangements with the instructor in advance of the absence. The student has the responsibility to complete the obligations and requirements of the course as defined by the instructor. To the extent feasible, the instructor should offer reasonable opportunities to make up missed work. In so far as the instructor's absence policy does not conflict with this excused absence policy, all other absence policies of the instructor shall apply."

    1. Technology Policy
      For approval-
      1. Affirm the vision, goals and objectives for technology use at the State University of West Georgia. This policy is presented in the appendix.

      3. Recommend the appointment of an ad hoc committee with the following objectives:
        1. Oversee the implementation of the goals and objectives.

        3. Recommend the formation of a permanent committee for technology policy within the faculty senate structure. (See attached documents.)

    1. Repeat Policy
      For approval-Make the following changes to the Official Catalog of the State University of West Georgia. (Attached)
      1. Strike the current two paragraphs in the section entitled "Repeating a Course to Replace a Grade" (page 121).

      3. Add the following paragraph:

      4. "A student may repeat a course taken at West Georgia in order to replace, an earlier grade. The academic standing and graduation GPA will be based on the last attempt at all courses taken at the institution."
      1. Final Examinations
        For approval-- Make the following changes to the Official Catalog of the State University of West Georgia. (Attached)
      1. Strike the paragraphs relating to Examinations on page 115 of the catalog.

      3. Add the following policy under a title of Examinations:

      4. "Final examinations are held at the end of each term in accordance with a published schedule. No final examinations may be given in advance of the date scheduled unless authorized by the dean of the appropriate college. If a student has more than two final exams scheduled in a single day, he or she may reschedule all but two of them through the cooperation of faculty members, department chairs, college deans, and if necessary, the Office of VPAA. During the term of his or her graduation, an undergraduate student may be excused from final examinations at the discretion of the instructor of each course in which the student is doing passing work."
      1. Information Items
      1. Freshman Admission Requirements. (Attached)

      3. Revised Summer Semester 1999 Calendar. (Attached)

      5. Resolution presented by the Student Government Association. (Attached)
    1. Committee on Student Activities, Committee #6 (Chairperson: Lynne Gaskin)
    1. Recommendation to revise the "Student Conduct Code and Disciplinary Procedures" to delete phrases that refer to behavior "on university premises or at university sponsored activities" and "on or near the campus" (Section 4.00 Disorderly Conduct, .01,.02; Section 7.00 Alcohol Beverages, .01, .03, .05, .06; Section 8.00 Drugs, .01, .02; Section 11.0 Theft, .01; Section 12.00 Misuse of Property; Section 14.00 Identification Cards, .02) (See attached.)

    3. Recommendation to revise the "Conduct Code and Disciplinary Procedures for Student Organizations" to add, "Student Organizations should realize that they may be held accountable through the university discipline system for their behavior, whether on or off campus, when an offense is directed at the university, a member of the university community, or another student organization and is a violation of the Student Conduct Code or the Registered Student Organization Code of Conduct." (See attached.)
  1. Old Business:

  3. New Business:

  5. Announcements:



    *Detailed information pertaining to committee recommendations is available for review in departmental offices (see secretary) and at the Special Collections and Archives and the Reserve Desk of the Ingram Library.

    ** Please note that the next Faculty Senate meeting is scheduled January 29, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. in the Humanities Building, Room 312.