DATE: October 15, 1999
CALL TO ORDER: Dr. Beheruz Sethna, President, called the meeting
to order at 3:04 p.m., in the Lecture Hall,
Richards College of Business.
MEMBERS PRESENT: David Boldt, Patricia Campbell, Jack Chariesworth, Tim Chowns, Ray Crook, Swanna Dutt, Larry Frazier, Lynn Gaskin, Ted Hill, Bob Hilliard, Joan Hubbard, Cecilia Lee, Gwen McAlpine, Harrison McCraw, Faye McIntyre, Debbie Novak, Danny Sharpe, James Taylor, Ara Volkan, Mary Beth Wulff
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The Minutes for the June 18, 1999 meeting were approved. (Crook)
REPORT: Committee on Undergraduate Academic Programs, Committee
#1 (Chairperson:Ara Volkan)
Dr. Volkan asked for unanimous consent to remove the following from the agenda for this meeting:
Item IV. A.1. Modify/Create the following Programs/Majors/Concentrations:
From the October 1 meeting----
Modifications due to changes in teacher education rules -
a. BFA with a major in Art (Modify the existing Concentration in Art Education; p.154 of the 1999-2000 catalog).The Senate approved Dr. Volkan's request. The item was removed because of changes in Board of Regents' requirements and will come before the Senate at a later time.
b. BS in Biology major (Create a Secondary Education Track).
c. BS with a major in Earth Science (Modify existing Concentration in Certification in Secondary Education; p.239 in of the 1999-2000 catalog).
d. BS degree in Political Science major (Create a Secondary Education Track).
Dr. Volkan asked for approval of the following modifications in programs (see attached):
a & b. Modify the BA degree for French and Spanish majors to integrate history, literary criticism, and a 1 -hour capstone course (p. 223-224 in the catalog) in these majors.The motion passed.
c. Change the name of the Geology Department.
d. Modify the BS in Physics major (Plan C - Create a Concentration in Business for students who want to get an MBA after completing their BS degree program).
e. Modify the BS in Physics major (Plan D - Create a Concentration in Education for students who want to obtain a broad field science certification in education after completing their BS degree program).
Dr. Volkan presented the following for information:
A. Minor Program Modifications:D. Course Modifications:
From the May 7 UAPC meeting----1. Modify the ANTH program (minor changes in the course list and add a requirement for minor; p. 148 of the catalog)From the October 1 Meeting----
2. Modify the CHEM program (add CHEM 2411 to the minor course list; p. 188 of the catalog).1,2 & 3. Create three categories/emphases within the BS in Physics allows the Department to place language in the catalog indicating courses to be taken for Computational Physics (Plan E), Electro-Optics (Plan F), and Solid State (Plan G).B. Course additions:
From the May 7 meeting ----1. ANTH 4881 (Independent Study)From the October 1 meeting ----
2. CHEM 2083 (Selected Projects)
3. CHEM 3411 (Organic Chemistry I at 3000 level for ED majors and a CHEM minor)
4. CHEM 3411L (Lab section for the above course)
5. CHEM 4003 (History and Philosophy of Science; cross-listed as a chem. course)
6. POLS 4212 (State and Local Government Finance)
7. SOCI 4999 (Special Seminars)1. ART 3012 - Art for Pre-K and Special Populations (3 hours).C. Course Deletions from the May 7 meeting ---
2 FREN 4484 - Senior Capstone (1 hour).
3. SPAN 4484 - Senior Capstone (1 hour).MATH 4073 (Mathematics Materials & Methods)
From the May 7 meeting ----
From the October 1 meeting----1. CHEM 11 5 1, CHEM 11 52, CHEM 121 1, CHEM 1212 (combine lecture/labs for all)
2. COMM 3301, COMM 3352, COMM 4450, COMM 4451 (remove obsolete prerequisites)
3. POLS 4301 and POLS 4302 (change prerequisites)
4. PSYC 33 1 0 and PSYC 4003 (change credit hours)
OLD BUSINESS: None1. ART 2010 (Credit, number, title, prerequisites)
2. ART 3010 (Number, title, catalog description, prerequisites)
3. ART 3011 (Catalog description, prerequisites)
4. ART 4010 (Catalog description, prerequisites)
5. ART 4505 (Credit - variable)
6&7. ENGL/PHIL 4381 (hours - variable)
8. FREN 4501 (Title)
9. SPAN 4501 (Title)
NEW BUSINESS: None
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dr.Sethna asked the committees involved in the modifications due to changes in teacher education rules to work diligently to meet Regents deadlines and our own catalogue copy deadlines. The modifications will be considered by the Teacher Education Advisory Conunittee before being sent to the Undergraduate Academic Programs Committee.
Dr. Sethna expressed his regret at being away from West Georgia for the next nine months, while he works as Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. He looks forward to the challenges of his role in the University System of Georgia, however.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:34 p.m.
Diane H. Sharp
Executive Secretary of the Faculty Senate