||Diane H. Sharp, Executive Secretary, Faculty
||November 10, 1998
||Agenda Faculty Senate Meeting, November 20,
||Lecture Hall, Richards College of Business
The agenda for the November 20, 1998 Faculty Senate meeting will be
Call to Order
Approval of the Minutes for the October 16, 1998 Meeting (Attached).
Committee on Undergraduate Academic Programs, Committee #1(Chairperson:
1. College of Arts and Sciences:
Change prerequisites for SPAN 4500, 4501, 4502, FREN 4500, 4501,4502.
Add PSYC 4290 Moral and Social Development.
Richards College of Business:
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.
Minor Program Changes
Add FINC 4571 to Finance Selective list.
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.
Remove FINC 4532, 4542 from Required Courses (Required: ACCT 4202, FINC
4531, 4541, 4561, MGNT 4660).
Add ACCT 3285 Professional Seminar (zero hours) to the ACCT-B.B.A. requirements.
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).
Title and description of FINC 4531 and FINC 4532
Prerequisite of FINC 4542.
Delete courses: ACCT 3201, ACCT 4221.
For action by the Faculty Senate:
College of Arts and Sciences:
Actuarial Science Track in the MATH B.S. program. (Attached)
B.A. program in Global Studies. (Attached)
Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures, Committee #2
(Chairperson: Marc Miller)
Grade Appeal Policy
For approval-Changes in the Grade Appeal Policy, Official
Catalog and UnCatalog of the State University of West Georgia. (See
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
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)."
Add the following items:
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.
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.
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."
Affirm the vision, goals and objectives for technology use at the State
University of West Georgia. This policy is presented in the appendix.
Recommend the appointment of an ad hoc committee with the following objectives:
Oversee the implementation of the goals and objectives.
Recommend the formation of a permanent committee for technology policy
within the faculty senate structure. (See attached documents.)
For approval-Make the following changes to the Official Catalog
of the State University of West Georgia. (Attached)
Strike the current two paragraphs in the section entitled "Repeating a
Course to Replace a Grade" (page 121).
Add the following paragraph:
"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."
For approval-- Make the following changes to the Official Catalog
of the State University of West Georgia. (Attached)
Strike the paragraphs relating to Examinations on page 115 of the catalog.
Add the following policy under a title of Examinations:
"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
Freshman Admission Requirements. (Attached)
Revised Summer Semester 1999 Calendar. (Attached)
Resolution presented by the Student Government Association. (Attached)
Committee on Student Activities, Committee #6 (Chairperson: Lynne Gaskin)
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
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.)
*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.