December 14, 2015

Faculty Senate Meeting
Minutes
December 14, 2015
3:15pm
601 Rudder Tower
http://facultysenate.tamu.edu
 
Present: Louise Abbott, Gamal Akabani, Ergun Akleman, Joe Arosh, Debjyoti Banerjee, Guy Battle, Leonard Bierman, Carlos Blanton, Joseph Boutros, John Buchanan, Christine Budke, Pat Campbell, Luis Filipe Castro, Piers Chapman, Greg Cobb, Nathan Crick, Walter Daugherity, Darryl De Ruiter, David Earnest, Mary Elizabeth Herring, Janice Epstein, Margaret Ezell, Alva Ferdinad, Anthony Filippi, David Ford, Tammy Frank Cannon, Kevin Glowacki, Ira Greenbaum, Greg Heim, Kim Quaile Hill, Angie Hill Price, Shelley Holliday, Richard Hutchinson, Daniel Jimenez, Mark Johnson, Trez Jones, Kathleen Jones, Bita Kash, Chris Kerth, Gary Kunkel, Jason Lindo, Thomas Linton, James Long, Charles Long, Blanca Lupiani, Clint Magill, Beth McNeill, Stephen Miller, Miguel Mora, Leslie Morey, Christine Murray, Bimal Nepal, Bruce Neville, Lynne Opperman, Calvin Parnell, Sorin Popescu, James Rogers, Eric Rowell, Laura Sare, Jordan Schweitzer, Jorge Seminario, Mark Sicilio, Nancy Simpson, Joe Spurlock II, John Stallone, Randolph Stewart, Bob Strawser, Robert Strong, Cecilia Tamborindeguy, Winfried Teizer, Joel Thornton, Grace Townsend, Kim-Vy Tran, Nancy Turner, Jyotsna Vaid, Evan Vestal, Hank Walker, Jaye Weston, Richard White, Matthew Whiteacre, Ben Wilhite, Jim Woosley
 
Call to Order
 
Guest Speaker
                                                                                                                                                           
Speaker Comments
 
Approval of October 12, 2015 & November 9, 2015 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes
The minutes were approved as submitted.
     
Consent Agenda
GRADUATE COUNCIL – GC REPORT
November 5, 2015                               
New Course Request
ANSC 670             Quality Assurance for the Food Industry
ANTH 672            Ancient Genetics
ATTR 673              Manual Therapy in Athletic Training
BIOL 694               Graduate Orientation
BIOL 696               Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research
EPSY 634              Educational Neuroscience
ESSM 604             Changing Natural Resource Policy
FINC 678              Real Estate Analytics
FSTC 670              Quality Assurance for the Food Industry
GENE 602             Introduction to Genetic Model Systems
GENE 682             Seminar Presentation
HIST 618               Reading Seminar in Gender and Sexuality in History
HIST 619               Research Seminar in Gender and Sexuality in History
HIST 647               Research Seminar in Asian History
HLTH 688              Systems Thinking and Complexity in Population Health
HPCH 641             Coaching Health Behavior Change
MARA 675           Leadership in the Maritime Industry
MARS 603            Quantitative Methods for Resource Management
MARS 693            Professional Study for Marine Resource Management
MEEN 605            Gas Dynamics
NUEN 674            Uncertainty Quantification in Nuclear Science and Engineering
PERF 606              Performing Gender and Sexuality through Music
PERF 607              Performance and Technology
PERF 608              Performance and the Art of Government
PHEO 639             Hazardous Materials Management and Compliance
PSAA 624             Water Policy and Management
PSAA 625             Urban Sustainability Policies and Management
SPMT 630            Economic Issues in Sport
URSC 601             Foundations of Research in Urban and Regional Science
URSC 602             Research Methods in Urban and Regional Science
VPAT 610             Cell Mechanisms of Disease
VSCS 697              Teaching Neuroanatomy Lab
Attachment B
FS.33.119
Motion Passed
 
Change Course Request
ARCH 619             Applied Solar Energy
ARCH 621             Energy Optimization in Building Design 
ARCH 633             Applied Architectural Systems
ARCH 634             Architectural Lighting
ARCH 643             Software Analysis for HVAC Systems in Low Energy Buildings
CHEM 636            Mechanistic Inorganic Chemistry 
CHEM 673            Symmetry and Group Theory in Chemistry
EDTC 602              Educational Technology: Field, Theory, Profession
EDTC 621              Graphic Communication and Interface Design
EDTC 631              Educational Video
EDTC 645              Instructional Applications of Computer Technologies I
EDTC 646              Instructional Applications of Computer Technologies II
EDTC 651              Tutorials and Simulations
FINC 635              Financial Management for Non-Business
FINC 685              Directed Studies
MARS 675            Environmental Management Strategies for Scientists
PERF 605              Topics in Globalization and Performance 
PERF 611              Contemporary Religions and Performance
PERF 615              Spectacle, Performance and Politics  
PERF 621              Topics in Popular Music Studies
SCMT 610            Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions
VIZA 617              Advanced Animation
VIZA 622              Design Communication I
VIZA 627              Design Communication II
VIZA 629              Digital Media: Inspiration and Process
VIZA 630              Contemporary Art Studio/Seminar I
VIZA 631              Contemporary Art Studio/Seminar II
VIZA 643              Time Based Media I
VIZA 658              Experimental Visual Techniques
VIZA 680              Professional Practice in Visualization
VIZA 691              Research
VIZA 693              Professional Study
Attachment C
FS.33.120
Motion Passed
 
Course Withdrawal Requests
PERF 612              Music Capitalism 
Attachment D
FS.33.121
Motion Passed
 
Curriculum Change Request
Bush School
Department of Public Service and Administration
Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (EMPSA)
Attachment E
FS.33.122
Motion Passed
 
Curriculum Change Request
College of Education and Human Development
        Department of Health and Kinesiology
Education and Social Sciences Advanced Research Methods Certificate         
Attachment F
FS.33.123
Motion Passed
 
Curriculum Change Request
College of Education and Human Development
Master of Science in Athletic Training
Attachment G
FS.33.124
Motion Passed
 
Curriculum Change Request
College of Geosciences
Oceanography/Atmospheric Sciences Meteorology- 5-Year Joint Program
Attachment H
Pulled prior to start of Faculty Senate meeting
 
Curriculum Change Request
College of Geosciences
Oceanography/Environmental Geosciences- 5-Year Joint Program
Attachment I
Pulled prior to start of Faculty Senate meeting
 
Curriculum Change Request
College of Liberal Arts
Masters of Arts in Performance Studies
Attachment J
FS.33.125
Motion Passed
 
Curriculum Change Request
Genetics
                Master of Science in Genetics
Attachment K
FS.33.126
Motion Passed
 
Curriculum Change Request
Genetics
                Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics
Attachment L
FS.33.127
Motion Passed
 
Curriculum Change Request
Institute for Scientific Computation
                Computational Sciences Certificate Program
Attachment M
FS.33.128
Motion Passed
 
Curriculum Change Request
Texas A&M University – Galveston
Masters in Maritime Administration and Logistics (3+2 Thesis Option)
Attachment N
FS.33.129
Motion Passed
 
Curriculum Change Request
Texas A&M University- Galveston
                Master of Marine Resources Management
Attachment O
FS.33.130
Motion Passed
 
Curriculum Change Request
Texas A&M University – Galveston
                Ocean and Coastal Resources and Marine Resources Management
Attachment P
FS.33.131
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
Bush School of Government and Public Service
International Affairs
China Certificate
Teach Out Plan
Attachment Q
FS.33.132
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Master of Science in Laboratory Animal Medicine
Low-Producing Program Closure and Teach Out Plan
Attachment R
FS.33.133
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
School of Public Health – Health Science Center
Master of Public Health – Austin site
Environmental Health
Teach Out Plan
Attachment S
FS.33.134
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
School of Public Health – Health Science Center
Master of Public Health – Austin site
Health Policy and Management
Teach Out Plan
Attachment T
FS.33.135
Motion Passed
 
 
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – UCC REPORT
New Courses – November 6, 2015
AERO 411             Applications of Fracture Mechanics to Aerospace Structures
AGCJ 413             Emerging Media in Agriculture
ALEC 425              Principals of Program Evaluation
ANSC 470             Quality Assurance for the Food Industry
ANTH 435            Medical Anthropology
ANTH 437            Ethnobotany
BMEN 428           Microcontrollers and Communications in Medical Devices
BMEN 448           Healthcare Technology in the Developing World
CVEN 462             Engineering Hydrogeology
ENGR 333            Project Management for Engineers
ENTC 484             Professional Internship
FINC 444              Behavioral Finance
FINC 464              Commercial Credit Analysis
FREN 481             Seminar in French and Francophone Studies
FSTC 470              Quality Assurance for the Food Industry
GERM 104           Intensive Beginning German
GERM 204           Intensive Intermediate German
GERM 440           Global Germany
GERM 441           Representations of the Holocaust
IDIS 433                Industrial Sales Force Development
IDIS 450                Analytics for Distribution Operation
ISEN 210               Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering Design
ISEN 230               Informatics for Industrial Engineers
ISEN 310               Uncertainty Modeling for Industrial Engineering
ISEN 320               Operations Research I
ISEN 330               Human Systems Interaction
ISEN 340               Operations Research II
ISEN 350               Quality Engineering
ISEN 355               System Simulation
ISEN 370               Production Systems Engineering
ISEN 405               Facilities Design and Material Handling
ISEN 408               Supply Chain and Logistics
ISEN 410               Advanced Engineering Economy
ISEN 413               Advanced Data Analytics for Industry
ISEN 434               Human Error and System Failures
ISEN 442               Organizational Systems
ISEN 453               Manufacturing Operations
ISEN 460               Capstone Senior Design
ISYS 370                Introduction to Energy Industry
JAPN 325             Japanese Language and Culture through Manga
MEEN 440            Bio-inspired Engineering Design
MMET 201           Manufacturing and Materials
MODL 321           Culture and Civilization I
MODL 322           Culture and Civilization II
OCNG 281           Seminar
OCNG 456           MATLAB Programming for Ocean Sciences
OCNG 461           Advanced Oceanographic Data Analysis and Communication
OCNG 481           Seminar
POLS 233              Politics and Policy in the United States
SCMT 370            Introduction to Energy Industry
SCMT 381            Lean Business Tools and Techniques
SOCI 208              Introduction to Aging and Society
SOCI 308              Community Issues in Aging
SOCI 311              Social Change
SOCI 338              Latino Immigration
SOCI 408              Death and Dying
UGST 211             UScholar Personal Statement
UGST 311             UScholar Exploration Series
UGST 405             Thesis Writing
UGST 497             Capstone
VIBS 447               Neurophysiology of Music
Attachment U
FS.33.136
Motion Passed
 
Withdrawal of Courses
CVEN 333             Project Management for Engineers
ISEN 333               Project Management for Engineers
MEEN 333            Project Management for Engineers
PSYC 405              Psychology of Religion
Attachment V
FS.33.137
Motion Passed
 
Change in Courses
AFST 204              Introduction to African-American Literature
AFST 205              Introduction to Africana Literature
AGSM 301           Systems Analysis in Agriculture
AGSM 315           Food Process Engineering Technology
AGSM 360           Occupational Safety Management
ARTS 303              Graphic Design I
ASIA 350              Asia During World War II
BICH 107              Horizons in Biological Chemistry
BICH 414              Biochemical Techniques I
BMEN 101           Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
BMEN 207           Computing for Biomedical Engineering
BMEN 211           Biomedical Applications of Circuits, Signals and Systems
BMEN 253           Medical Device Design I
BMEN 305           Bioinstrumentation
BMEN 321           Biomedical Electronics
BMEN 322           Biosignal Analysis
BMEN 341           Biofluid Mechanics
BMEN 343           Introduction to Biomaterials
BMEN 344           Biological Responses to Medical Devices
BMEN 401           Principles and Analysis of Biological Control Systems
BMEN 404           FDA Good Laboratory and Clinical Practices
BMEN 406           Medical Device Path to Market
BMEN 420           Medical Imaging
BMEN 431           Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems
BMEN 432           Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics
BMEN 450           Case Studies
BMEN 451           Cell Mechanobiology
BMEN 452           Mass and Energy Transfer in Biosystems
BMEN 453           Analysis and Design Project I
BMEN 454           Analysis and Design Project II
BMEN 457           Orthopedic Biomechanics
BMEN 461           Cardiac Mechanics
BMEN 463           Tissue Mechanics and Finite Element Methods
BMEN 465           Biomechanics Experiential Learning Lab
BMEN 480           Biomedical Engineering of Tissues
BMEN 482           Polymeric Biomaterials
CHEM 289            Special Topics in…
CVEN 400             Design Problems in Civil Engineering
CVEN 424             Civil Engineering Professional Practice
CVEN 456             Highway Design
CVEN 483             Analysis and Design of Structures
EHRD 372             Training and Development in HRD
EHRD 374             Organizational Development
EHRD 413             Conflict Management and Dialogue
ENGL 352             Literature, World War II to Present
ENGL 497             Independent Honors Studies
ESET 151               Engineering Leadership
ESET 211               Power Systems and Circuit Applications
ESET 352               Electronics Test I
ESET 419               Engineering Technology Capstone I
FINC 485              Directed Studies
FREN 300             Composition
FREN 301             French Culture and Civilization
FREN 311             Advanced Oral Expression
FREN 321             Survey of French Literature I
FREN 322             Survey of French Literature II
FREN 336             Contemporary France
FREN 475             The Francophone World
FSTC 315              Food Process Engineering Technology
GENE 105             Perspectives in Genetics: Past, Present and Future
HIST 234               European Military History, 1630-1900
HIST 350               Asia During World War II
HIST 353               Modern South Asia
HIST 365               History of Religion in America to 1860
HIST 416               Texas Since 1845
HIST 438               Nineteenth Century England
HIST 439               Twentieth Century England
HIST 450               The Old South
HIST 451               The New South, 1876 to the Present
HIST 462               American Foreign Relations
HIST 463               American Foreign Relations
HIST 477               Women in Modern European History
LAND 310             Landscape Architecture Theory
LAND 329             Landscape Construction I
LAND 331             Landscape Construction III
MATH 167           For All Practical Purposes
MATH 423           Linear Algebra II
MATH 425           The Mathematics of Contingent Claims
MMET 275           Mechanics for Technologists
MUSC 311           Music in Early Western Culture
MUSC 312           Music in Modern Western Culture
PHLT 302              Foundations of Public Health
PHLT 303              Social Context of Population Health
PHLT 305              Epidemiology in Public Health
PHLT 330              The Environment and Public Health
PHLT 445              Population Health Culminating Experience
POLS 300              Foundations of Political Science
PSYC 484              Field Experiences
RELS 365               History of Religion in America to 1860
WGST 477            Women in Modern European History
Attachment W
FS.33.138
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
BS in Biochemistry
Attachment X
FS.33.139
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
BS in Genetics
Attachment Y
FS.33.140
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Mays Business School
Department of Finance
Certificate in Commercial Banking
Attachment Z
FS.33.141
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Education and Human Development
Department of Health and Kinesiology
BS in Sport Management – Internship Track
Attachment AA
FS.33.142
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Education and Human Development
Department of Health and Kinesiology
BS in Sport Management – Non-Internship Track
Attachment BB
FS.33.143
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
BS in Civil Engineering- Coastal & Ocean Engineering Track
Attachment CC
FS.33.144
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
BS in Civil Engineering- Construction Engineering & Management Track
Attachment DD
FS.33.145
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
BS in Civil Engineering- Environmental Engineering Track
Attachment EE
FS.33.146
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
BS in Civil Engineering- General Civil Engineering Track
Attachment FF
FS.33.147
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
BS in Civil Engineering- Geotechnical Engineering Track
Attachment GG
FS.33.148
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
BS in Civil Engineering- Structural Engineering Track
Attachment HH
FS.33.149
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
BS in Civil Engineering- Transportation Engineering Track
Attachment II
FS.33.150
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
BS in Civil Engineering- Water Resources Engineering Track
Attachment JJ
FS.33.151
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution
BS in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Attachment KK
FS.33.152
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
BS in Industrial Engineering
Attachment LL
FS.33.153
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
Department of English
BA in English
Attachment MM
FS.33.154
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
Department of International Studies
BA in Modern Languages- French Track
Attachment NN
FS.33.155
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
Department of International Studies
BA in Modern Languages- German Track
Attachment OO
FS.33.156
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
Department of International Studies
Minor in German
Attachment PP
FS.33.157
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Philosophy
BA in Philosophy
Attachment QQ
FS.33.158
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Political Science
BA in Political Science
Attachment RR
FS.33.159
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Political Science
BA in Political Science and Master in Public Service Administration- 5-year degree
Attachment SS
FS.33.160
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Political Science
BS in Political Science
Attachment TT
FS.33.161
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Political Science
BS in Political Science and Master in Public Service Administration- 5-year degree
Attachment UU
FS.33.162
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Psychology
BA in Psychology
Attachment VV
FS.33.163
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Psychology
BS in Psychology
Attachment WW
FS.33.164
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences- Math Emphasis
Attachment XX
FS.33.165
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences- Actuarial Science Emphasis
Attachment YY
FS.33.166
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences- Biological Science Emphasis
Attachment ZZ
FS.33.167
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences- Computational Science Emphasis
Attachment AAA
FS.33.168
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences- Economics Emphasis
Attachment BBB
FS.33.169
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences- Statistics Emphasis
Attachment CCC
FS.33.170
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences- 5-year degree program
Attachment DDD
FS.33.171
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BA in Mathematics
Attachment EEE
FS.33.172
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BA in Mathematics- 5-year degree program
Attachment FFF
FS.33.173
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS in Mathematics
Attachment GGG
FS.33.174
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS in Mathematics- 5-year degree program
Attachment HHH
FS.33.175
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS in University Studies- Mathematics for Business Concentration
Attachment III
FS.33.176
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS in University Studies- Mathematics for Pre-Professionals Concentration
Attachment JJJ
FS.33.177
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
New Courses
MARA 475           Business Leadership
MARB 406           Life in Extreme Environments
MARS 252            Introductory Marine Science Laboratory
MARS 365            Integrated Marine Sciences Laboratory
MARS 461            Capstone Undergraduate Research Experience II
MAST 336            Maritime Foreign Policy
MAST 493            Maritime Studies Travel Experience
Attachment KKK
FS.33.178
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Courses
MARB 437           Pathology of Marine Animals
MARS 101            Introduction to Marine Sciences
MARS 303            Introduction to Computing and Data Display
MARS 410            Introduction to Physical Oceanography
MARS 430            Geological Oceanography-Plate Tectonics
MARS 431            Geological Oceanography – Earth’s Climate
MARS 440            Introduction to Chemical Oceanography
MARS 460            Modern Oceanographic Method
MART 202            Naval Architecture II
MART 350            Commercial Cruise Internship
MAST 352            Maritime Craftsmanship
Attachment LLL
FS.33.179
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Curriculum
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Department of Marine Biology
BS in Marine Fisheries
Attachment MMM
FS.33.180
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Curriculum
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Department of Marine Sciences
BS in Marine Sciences
Attachment NNN
FS.33.181
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Curriculum
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Department of Marine Sciences
BS in Marine Sciences- License Option
Attachment OOO
FS.33.182
Motion Passed
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Curriculum
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Department of Marine Sciences
BS in Ocean and Coastal Resources
Attachment PPP
FS.33.183
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Curriculum
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Department of Marine Sciences
BS in Ocean and Coastal Resources and Master in Marine Resources Management (3+2)
Attachment QQQ
FS.33.184
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Curriculum
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Department of Maritime Administration
BS in Maritime Administration
Attachment RRR
FS.33.185
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Curriculum
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Department of Maritime Administration
BS in Maritime Administration and Master in Maritime Administration and Logistics (3+2)
Attachment SSS
FS.33.186
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Special Consideration
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Department of Liberal Studies
University Studies Degree
        Area of Concentration in Maritime Public Policy and Communication
                Request for a new program
Attachment TTT
FS.33.187
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Certificate in Engineering Project Management
Request to discontinue certificate
Attachment UUU
FS.33.188
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution
BS in Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology
Request for new degree program
Attachment VVV
FS.33.189
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
College of Liberal Arts
University Studies Degree
Area of Concentration- Religious Thought, Practices and Cultures
Request for a new program
Attachment WWW
FS.33.190
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
College of Liberal Arts
University Studies Degree
Area of Concentration- Society, Ethics and Law
Request for a new program
Attachment XXX
FS.33.191
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
College of Liberal Arts
Certificate in Philosophy Pre-Law
Request for a new certificate program
Attachment YYY
FS.33.192
Motion Passed
 
W-COURSES   - Report November 5, 2015
Courses submitted for W certification
COMM 434                         Topics in Rhetorical Theory
ISYS 410                                Management of Information Systems
MATH 489                           Topics in Geometry and Algebraic Topology: Beijing
SOCI/WGST 489                                Race, Gender, Science and Technology
 
Courses submitted for C certification
MGMT 425                          Human Resource Selection
SCSC 455                              Environmental Soil and Water Science
 
Courses submitted for W recertification
ACCT 407                             Auditing
COMM/WGST 407           Women, Minorities, and the Mass Media
COMM/WGST 411           Representations of Motherhood
COMM 415                         New Media and Civil Society
COMM/WGST 420           Gender and Communication
COMM 437                         Visual Communication
COMM 440                         Political Communication
COMM 447                         Communication, Group Processes, and Collaboration
COMM 450                         Media Campaigns
COMM/JOUR 458            Global Media
COMM 470                         Communication in Health Care Contexts
RDNG 461                            Teaching Reading through Children’s Literature
SOCI 206                              Global Social Trends
SOCI 322                              Industrial Sociology
SOCI 430                              Contemporary Sociological Theory
SOCI 484                              Field Experiences- Sociology Internship
VIBS 443                               Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues
Attachment ZZZ
FS.33.193
Motion Passed
 
__________________________________End of Consent Agenda____________________________________
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
Informational Review Items
School of Law
New Courses- October 30, 2015Attachment BBBB
LAW 7304            Due Diligence for the Professional
LAW 7402            Pre-Suit Patent Litigation
LAW 7409            Special Problems in Corporate Law: Offshore Financial Transactions, Cayman Islands
LAW 7445            Environmental Oil & Gas Law
LAW 7646            Sentencing Law & Policy Seminar
LAW 7793            LARW III: Public Policy Drafting
LAW 7851S          Wills & Estates Clinic
 
Change in CoursesAttachment CCCC
LAW 7839            Residency Externship
LAW 7932            Journal of Property Law Board
LAW 7933            Journal of Property Law
 
Change in Courses- November 6, 2015—Attachment DDDD
LAW 78655          Law Clinic
 
College of Pharmacy
New CoursesAttachment EEEE
PHAR 820             APPE: Elective I
PHAR 821             APPE: Elective II
PHAR 822             APEE: Elective III
PHAR 873             Pharmacy Professionalism
 
Change in Courses—Attachment FFFF
PHAR 756             Pharmacy Management
 
Change in Curriculum- Attachment GGGG
        Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
 
Unfinished Business
 
Old Business     
Proposed Revisions to Student Rule 53—Attachment HHHH (revised)
 
Proposed Revisions to Student Rule 57—Attachment IIII (revised)
 
New Business
Proposed Revisions to Student Rule 1.17.4—Attachment JJJJ
 
Proposed Revisions to Student Rule 61—Attachment KKKK
 
Honorary Degree Candidate— CONFIDENTIAL
 
Honorary Degree Candidate— CONFIDENTIAL
 
December Graduation Recommendation
TAMU Main Campus- 4182
TAMU Galveston- 173
TAMU Qatar- 13
TAMU Health Science Center- 58
TAMU Law- 41
 
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Committee of the Whole
Speaker –Elect Bierman took the Senate into the Committee of the Whole.
Senator Greenbaum suggested that a different procedure should be used in the future for reviewing Honorary Degrees.
Senator Ezell requested that the EC forward a formal charge to create a Task Force to create an organization for faculty engage in non-funded research, which would parallel the CPI.  Speaker Strawser had requested that she chair such a Task Force.
Speaker Strawser asked to Senators to be prepared to engage in an extended discussion of the Aggie Honor Code and the Honor Office.  He indicated that a committee may be formed to make recommendations regarding the Honor Council, Honor Code enforcement, and penalties for violations.
Adjourn