November 14, 2016

Faculty Senate Meeting
Minutes
November 14, 2016
3:15pm
Rudder 601
http://facultysenate.tamu.edu
 
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 3:16pm.
 
Guest Speakers
Jorge Vanegas and Lilia Gonzales, Campus Master Plan Update
  • Nearing completion of a yearlong process of campus planning
  • Taken into account the 2004 Master Plan & where we are headed in the future
  • The second draft has been received; final draft is due next month
  • Everything is available on the campus plan website http://campusplan.tamu.edu/
  • Six Focus Elements
    • Campus Development Plan- overall plan bringing all elements together, what we see has the campus develops: near, midterm, and long-term scenarios
    • Mobility and Safety- pedestrians and vehicles
    • Sustainability and Wellness-  sustainability of the built environment and also the socio and cultural wellness of the campus and community
    • Campus Guidelines- technical; how to integrate different landscapes and materials
    • Conservation and Heritage- looking at campus assets: age and culture
    • Wayfinding and Signage- how to navigate campus
  • 50+ sessions have been held with the campus community of 300+ participants
  • 2004 was the last time a whole campus development plan was created; current plan is built off the goals of the older one
  • 2016 Planning Themes
    • Plan Incrementally- intermediate planning
    • Integrate Holistically- tying it all together
    • Enhance the Identity- promote our identify to the community
    • Broaden Sustainability- not just about the buildings on campus
    • Celebrate the Legacy
  • Strong feedback on campus has been for a larger open space network- looking at developing the space in between the buildings: quads, green zones, natural landscape, plazas
  • Character Zones unify certain areas on campus: by types of materials & building style
    • Northside: proposed new green spaces for a dense part of campus, renovations of some existing buildings
    • West Campus: proposed a lot of growth, new walkways, open spaces, housing developments
    • Historic Core: typified by nice open green spaces, renovations of existing buildings from a functional standpoint
  • More FORUMS: place, meeting, medium where ideas and views can be exchanged, looking to add more of these on campus, indoor and outdoor. Each support multiple types of activities. Largest potential for these spaces being in west campus and towards Research Park.
  • Transportation is moving towards the pedestrian being the priority: inclusion of a new bicycle network, increased dismount zones, minimal roadway alterations
Leonard Bright, Office of Graduate & Professional Studies Professional Development for Graduate Students
  • Professional Development-Provides training outside traditional, discipline-based graduate coursework; helps bridge the gap between coursework and future careers
  • OGAPS PD Initiative- promote existing PD opportunities, identify gaps and develop new opportunities
  • Versatile PhD Portal- online resource; assessed through the career center; career panels, job listings
  • PD Portal- search tool that connects students with PD activities by dept., college or university level
  • Aggies Commit Mini Grants- provided to student organizations that develop or enhance high impact learning opportunities for graduate students
  • RAP Grants- research and presentation awards; money given to graduate students to provide presentations or conduct research; available on an annual bases
  • 3 Minute Thesis Competitions- 3 minute 1 slide presentation of their research
  • GRAD Aggies- multi-scale collaboration to provide opportunities to graduate students for professional development in four areas: academic development, leadership & communication development, instruction and assessment; and career development; includes workshops, seminars, and online resources.
  • CIRTL- Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning- Career development programs to provide experience and certificates in teaching for those graduate students interested in becoming faculty
  • For more information:
 
Dr. John August, Voluntary Separation Program
  • This year’s program has closed
  • VSP for staff discussed- not centrally funded
  • Participation was mostly through administrative divisions
  • There is no waiting list- all faculty who were eligible and submitted their application on time were granted voluntary separation
  • 10/5 Blanca Lupiani and John August held an informational session for department heads for PTR
  • Concerns have arisen that appropriate discussions within departments have not happened
  • Draft Department Guidelines are due to DOF office by Jan 15th
  • Questions and expectations:
    • Groups should discuss and identify and define clear criteria with faculty input
    • What is satisfactory/excellent
    • What constitutes unsatisfactory performance
    • When the percentage is low (not 0) how is that to be defined
    • Defining needs improvement
    • Documentation of expectations, loads, etc. are well documented so that dept. heads who do not have teaching or research expectations have fair expectations of others
  • Raymundo Arroyo  Computer Science and Engineering 
  •                 Our concern: there will not be enough time for depts. to meet, how can we prevent depts. using the winter break to push a document through without dept. input
  • JA—will ask dept. heads how and when they included the faculty in the forming of the document
  • RA—it would be good if the email that goes to the dept. head also goes to the faculty
  • Angie Price College of Engineering—implementation and the time line for that
  • Varying time lines for annual review
  • When does this start?
  • Karan Watson—responds—“tell us the phase in plan”  The depts. will decide when it works for their time line
  • Annual evaluation process—lower level courses
  • Part of the annual evaluation process—faculty members will be asked to reflect on their own teaching effectiveness
  • Phased in at the same time as the PTR
                                                                                   
Speaker Comments
Speaker Bierman made the following announcements:
  • Thank you to all of our guest speakers.
  • Reminder of the basketball game with the Athletic Department on December 10th. Please RSVP if you have not done so.
  • Thanks to Kelly for Jazz Night.
  • Reminder of Representative John Raney speaking at the next Faculty Senate meeting.
 
Approval of October 10, 2016 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes
The previous meeting minutes were approved as presented.
               
Consent Agenda
GRADUATE COUNCIL – GC REPORT
October 6, 2016
New Course Requests
MGMT 627                          Developing Leadership Talent
SOPH 676                             Professional Development Seminar in Public Health Teaching
Attachment B
FS.34.92
MGMT 627 pulled for discussion; remainder of motion passed
 
Course Change Requests
ANTH 680                            Teaching Anthropology
PHPM 606                           Health Systems Management
Attachment C
FS.34.923
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                College of Dentistry
                                Request for Course Renumbering for Graduate Courses
Attachment D
FS.34.94
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                College of Engineering
                                Chemical Engineering
                                                Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
Attachment E
FS.34.95
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                School of Public Health
                                Masters of Public Health
                                                Master of Public Health in Population Health
Attachment F
Motion pulled for discussion; sent back for revisions
 
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – UCC REPORT
New Courses— October 2016
AERO 202                             Introduction to Flight Mechanics
AERO 299                             Mid-Curriculum Professional Development
BIOL 100                                               Horizons in Biology
BIOL 302                                               Careers in Biology
BIOL 480                                               Department Colloquium
BMEN 399                           Engineering Professional Development
CHEN 399                             Mid-Curriculum Professional Development
CSCE 399                                              High Impact Experience
ECEN 399                                             High Impact Professional Development
ENGR 299                            Mid-Curriculum Professional Development
ENTC 399                                             High Impact Experience
ESET 444                                               Building Energy Management Systems
ESET 453                                               Validation and Verification
ESET 456                                               Embedded Sensors and Internet of Things Systems
ESET 469                                               Embedded Real Time Software
EVEN 304                             Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Lab
EVEN 466                             Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis
GEOL 150                             Introduction to the Solid Earth
GEOL 152                             History of the Earth
GEOL 180                             Introduction to Geology and Geophysics
GEOL 250                             Geological Field Methods
GEOL 314                             Paleontology and Geobiology
GEOL 350                             Summer Field Geology
GEOL 450                             Geology Senior Project
GEOP 313                            Geophysical Field Methods
GEOP 361                            Geophysical Signal Processing
GEOS 205                             Environmental Geosciences Cornerstone
ISEN 399                                               Professional Development
JOUR 468                                             Magazine Feature Writing
KINE 324                                              Career Development in Coaching and Youth Development
MEEN 399                            High Impact Experience for Mechanical Engineers
MEEN 454                            Tribology
MMET 375                           Applied Dynamic Systems
MXET 300                            Mechantronics I Mobile Robotic Systems
NUEN 102                            Nuclear Engineering Practice
OCEN 399                            Leadership and Experience
PETE 409                                              Enhance Oil Recovery
POLS 232                              Introduction to Public Policy
SPMT 230                            Introduction to Leadership in Sport Organizations
SPMT 321                            Risk Management in Sport Organizations
SPMT 330                            Application of Leadership Skills in Sport Organizations
SPMT 412                            Managing Sport Events
Attachment G
FS.34.96
Motion Passed
 
Change in Courses
BESC 201                                              Introduction to Bioenvironmental Sciences
BIOL 434                                               Regulatory and Behavioral Neuroscience
CHEN 204                             Elementary Chemical Engineering
CHEN 304                             Chemical Engineering Fluid Operations
CHEN 313                             Chemical Engineering Materials
CHEN 320                             Numerical Analysis for Chemical Engineers
CHEN 323                             Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer
CHEN 354                             Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II
CHEN 382                             Bioprocess Engineering
CHEN 414                             Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
CHEN 424                             Chemical Engineering Mass Transfer Operations
CHEN 425                             Process Integration, Simulation, and Economics
CHEN 426                             Chemical Engineering Plant Design
CHEN 433                             Chemical Engineering Laboratory II
CHEN 461                             Process Dynamics and Control
CHEN 464                             Kinetics and Reactor Design
CHEN 481                             Seminar
CSCE 444                                              Structures of Interactive Information
CVEN 305                             Mechanics of Materials
CVEN 349                             Civil Engineering Project Management
ECEN 214                                             Electrical Circuit Theory
ECEN 215                                             Principles of Electrical Engineering
ECEN 248                                             Introduction to Digital Systems Design
ECEN 415                                             Physical and Economical Operations of Sustainable Energy Systems
ECEN 452                                             Ultra High Frequency Techniques
ECEN 455                                             Digital Communications
ENGL 310                             History of the English Language
ENTC 491                                             Research
ESET 269                                               Embedded Systems Development in C
ESET 319                                               Engineering Leadership
ESET 333                                               Product Development
ESET 350                                               Analog Electronics
ESET 366                                               Communications Electronics
ESET 419                                               Engineering Technology Capstone I
GEOL 203                             Mineralogy
GEOL 210                             Geological Communication
GEOL 304                             Igenous and Metamorphic Petrology
GEOL 306                             Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
GEOL 312                             Structural Geology and Tectonics
GEOP 341                            Fundamentals of Geophysics
GEOP 413                            Near-surface Geophysics
GEOP 421                            Seismology
HEFB 324                                              Technology and Teaching Skills for the 21st Century Learner
HIST 336                                               Europe Since 1919
IDIS 330                                                Sales Engineering
IDIS 340                                                Manufacturer Distributor Relations
IDIS 343                                                Distribution Logistics
IDIS 344                                                Distributor Information and Control Systems
IDIS 400                                                Industrial Automation
IDIS 403                                                Fluid Power Transmission
IDIS 424                                                Purchasing Applications in Distribution
IDIS 434                                                The Quality Process in Distribution
IDIS 444                                                Ethics and Leadership in Distribution
IDIS 464                                                Distributor Operations and Financial Management
ITAL 452                                               Women and Gender in Italy
KNFB 325                                             Introduction to Secondary School Teaching
MATH 467                           Modern Geometry
MEEN 289                            Special Topics in….
MEET 105                             Engineering Graphics
MEET 181                             Manufacturing and Assembly Processes I
MEET 201                             Manufacturing and Materials
MEET 307                             Computer Design Graphics
MEET 361                             Product Design and Solid Modeling
MEET 429                             Managing People and Projects in a Technological Society
NUTR 404                            Nutrition Assessment and Planning
NUTR 430                            Community Nutrition
OCEN 201                            Introduction to Ocean Engineering
OCEN 300                            Ocean Engineering Wave Mechanics
OCEN 336                            Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
OCEN 400                            Basic Coastal Engineering
OCEN 401                            Underwater Acoustics for Ocean Engineers
OCEN 402                            Principles of Naval Architecture
OCEN 403                            Dynamics of Offshore Structures
OCEN 410                            Ocean Engineering Laboratory
OCEN 481                            Seminar
PSYC 285                                              Directed Studies
PSYC 301                                              Elementary Statistics for Psychology
PSYC 302                                              Research Methods and Design in Psychology
PSYC 306                                              Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 307                                              Developmental Psychology
PSYC 315                                              Social Psychology
PSYC 323                                              Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 330                                              Personality
PSYC 345                                              Human Cognitive Processes
PSYC 352                                              Organizational Psychology
PSYC 353                                              Personnel Psychology
PSYC 371                                              Forensic Psychology
PSYC 414                                              Behavior Principles
PSYC 450                                              Clinical Psychology
PSYC 470                                              Psychological Testing and Measurement
PSYC 484                                              Field Experiences
PSYC 485                                              Directed Studies
SPAN 201                             Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202                             Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 203                             Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers
SPAN 208                             Spanish for Health Professionals I
SPAN 218                             Spanish for Health Professionals II
SPAN 221                             Field Studies Abroad I
SPAN 222                             Field Studies Abroad II
SPAN 302                             Advanced Grammar
SPAN 304                             Advanced Grammar for Heritage Speakers
SPAN 306                             Business Spanish
SPAN 307                             Spanish for the Sciences
SPAN 318                             Oral Communication for Health Professionals
SPAN 320                             Introduction to Hispanic Literature
SPAN 350                             Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
SPAN 352                             Hispanic Linguistics         
SPAN 403                             Advanced Writing in Spanish
SPAN 485                             Directed Studies
SPAN 491                             Research            
Attachment H
FS.34.97
Motion Passed
 
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
New Courses
MAST 340                            Museums and the Construction of Identities
MAST 365                            Material Culture
MAST 369                            Information Collections Care and Management
MAST 470                            Advanced Museum Studies
Attachment I
FS.34.98
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Aerospace Engineering
                                                BS in Aerospace Engineering
Attachment J
FS.34.99
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
                                                BS in Computer Engineering- Computer Science Track
Attachment K
FS.34.100
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
                                                BS in Aerospace Engineering- Electrical Engineering Track
Attachment L
FS.34.101
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Chemical Engineering
                                                BS in Chemical Engineering
Attachment M
FS.34.102
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                BS in Community Health
Attachment N
FS.34.103
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Computer Science & Engineering
                                                BS in Computer Science
Attachment O
FS.34.104
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
                                                BS in Electrical Engineering
Attachment P
FS.34.105
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Geosciences
                                Department of Geosciences
                                                BS in Environmental Studies
Attachment Q
FS.34.106
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution
                                                BS in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Attachment R
FS.34.107
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Geosciences
                                Department of Geology & Geophysics
                                                BS in Geology
Attachment S
FS.34.108
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Geosciences
                                Department of Geology & Geophysics
                                                BS in Geophysics
Attachment T
FS.34.109
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                BS in Health- Allied Health Track
Attachment U
FS.34.110
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                BS in Health- School Health Track
Attachment V
FS.34.111
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution
                                                BS in Industrial Distribution
Attachment W
FS.34.112
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
                                                BS in Industrial Engineering
Attachment X
FS.34.113
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                BS in Kinesiology- Exercise Science Track, Applied Exercise Physiology Concentration
Attachment Y
FS.34.114
Motion Passed
 
 Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                BS in Kinesiology- Exercise Science Track, Basic Exercise Physiology Concentration
Attachment Z
FS.34.115
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                BS in Kinesiology- Dance Science Track
Attachment AA
FS.34.116
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                BS in Kinesiology- Exercise Science Track, Motor Behavior Concentration
Attachment BB
FS.34.117
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                BS in Kinesiology- All Level Physical Education Teacher Certification Track
Attachment CC
FS.34.118
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Mechanical Engineering
                                                BS in Mechanical Engineering
Attachment DD
FS.34.119
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution
                                                BS in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
Attachment EE
FS.34.120
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution
                                                BS in Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology
Attachment FF
FS.34.121
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Nuclear Engineering
                                                BS in Nuclear Engineering
Attachment GG
FS.34.122
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                BS in Sport Management- Internship Track
Attachment HH
FS.34.123
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                BS in Sport Management- Non-Internship Track
Attachment II
FS.34.124
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                BS in University Studies- Sport Conditioning Concentration
Attachment JJ
FS.34.125
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                BS in University Studies- Dance Concentration
Attachment KK
FS.34.126
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Petroleum Engineering
                                                Energy Engineering- Certificate
Attachment LL
FS.34.127
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Engineering
                                Department of Computer Science and Engineering
                                                Minor in Computer Science
Attachment MM
FS.34.128
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Education & Human Development
                                Department of Health & Kinesiology
                                                Minor in Sport Management
Attachment NN
FS.34.129
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                                Department of Horticultural Sciences
                                                Enology- Certificate
Attachment OO
FS.34.130
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Special Consideration Item
                Department of Liberal Studies
                                BA-BS in University Studies- Tourism & Coastal Community Development Concentration
Attachment PP
FS.34.131
Motion Passed
 
W-COURSES – October 12, 2016
Courses submitted for W certification
MEEN 404                            Engineering Laboratory
PERF 310                                              History of Performance in the Ancient World
PERF 311                                              History of Performance in the Common Era
PERF 312                                              History of Performance in the Modern Era
VIST 206                                               Visual Studies Studio I
 
Courses submitted for W recertification
ARAB 491                             Research Capstone Project
BESC 484                                              Field Experience
COMM 443                         Communication and Conflict
EHRD 371                             Applied Learning Principles
GEOL 312                             Structural Geology and Tectonics
HIST 481                                               Seminar in History
JOUR 203                                             Media Writing I
KINE 482                                              Seminar in Research in Exercise Physiology and Motor Behavior
SOCI/WGST 315                The Marriage Institution
Attachment QQ
FS.34.132
Motion Passed
 
 
__________________________________End of Consent Agenda____________________________________
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Core Curriculum Committee Report—October 3, 2016
                Courses Submitted for Core Curriculum
                ANTH 370                            Cultural Diversity and Ethics
               
                Courses Submitted for International & Cultural Diversity Designation
                ANTH 370                            Cultural Diversity and Ethics
                ALED 222                                              Cultural Leadership, Understanding & Exploration for Sophomores (CLUES)
                ALED 223                                              Cultural Leadership, Understanding & Exploration for Sophomores (CLUES)               
                ACCT/IBUS 430  Global Immersion in Accounting
                PHLT 307                                              Public Health in the Global Context
NURS 421                   Care of Community Health Clients
                NURS 424                            Professional Issues
                NURS 466                            Community Health for the RN
 
                Courses Submitted for Recertification as Core Curriculum
                HIST 105                                                               History of the United States
                HIST 226                                                               Texas History
                HIST 301                                                               Blacks in the United States, 1877-Present
                ENDS 101                                             Design Process
                POLS 207 (Qatar)                              State and Local Government
                ARAB 201                                             Intermediate Arabic I
                ENGL/WGST 374                               Women Writers
                HIST 101                                                               Western Civilization from 1660
                HIST 104                                                               World History Since 1500
                HIST 429                                                               The Roman Empire
                HIST/CLAS/RELS 220        The History of Christianity
                RUSS 201                                                             Intermediate Russian I
                RUSS 202                                                             Intermediate Russian II
                THAR 280                                             History of Theatre I
                PHYS 218                                                              Mechanics
                PHYS 218 (Qatar)                              Mechanics
                MATH 152 (Qatar)                            Engineering Math II
                COMM 335 (Qatar)                          Intercultural Communication
                ECON 202                                            Principles of Economics
                INST 222                                                               Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society
                SOCI 304                                                              Criminology
                SOCI 211                                                              Sociology of Deviance
                SPMT 336                                            Diversity of Sport Organizations               
Attachment RR
FS.34.133
Motion Passed
 
SEBAC REPORT
Attachment SS
No action taken
 
Informational Review Items
Law School - New Courses
Law 7110                                              Professional Identity
Attachment TT
FS.34.134
Motion Passed
 
Law School- Change in Courses
LAW 7188                            Construction Law
LAW 7317                            Government Contracts
LAW 7369                            Public International Law
LAW 7477                            Real Estate Financing
LAW 7835                            Externship
Attachment UU
FS.34.135
Motion Passed
 
Unfinished Business
Special Consideration Item (from October meeting)
                College of Engineering
                                Request for a waiver for GRE scores for Texas A&M Degree holders in Engineering
Attachment VV
FS.34.136
Motion Passed
 
Old Business     
 
 
New Business
Proposed Revisions to Student Rule 14.1.1
Attachment WW
FS.34.137
Motion Passed
 
 
Resolution honoring Hannah Wimberly and Claire Wimberly
Attachment XX
FS.34.138
Motion Passed
 
 
 
Information & Discussion Only (not to be voted upon)
Proposed Changes to ICD- Core Curriculum Committee
Attachment YY
No action taken
                               
 
Committee of the Whole
Speaker Bierman asked Speaker-elect Price to take the Senate into the Committee of the Whole.
 
Raymundo Arroyovae from Engineering suggested a possible resolution regarding post-tenure review. A motion was made to put this on the agenda. The motion was passed. Ira Greenbaum, College of Science, asked about the terms of the resolution, more specifically what does “direct, full, and comprehensive” mean. Jon Jasperson from Mays Business School asked why the resolution only applies to post-tenure review and not to other faculty. It was suggested that it include all faculty. Angie Hill Price, Engineering, noted that it was not intended to leave out academic professional track faculty. The resolution was voted on and passed (FS.34.139).
 
Andrew Klein, Geosciences, discussed the progress on the International and Cultural Diversity graduation requirements.
 
Cynthia Hernandez, Associate VP for Student Affairs was asked to provide an update on the incidents against students on campus since Trump was elected.
 
Diane Bedford from the College of Education brought forth concerns about the notes from health services regarding student absences. Jon Jasperson responded. The College of Medicine Senators noted that providing medical excuses is itself a problem with regard to the diagnostic procedure.
 
Trez Jones, College of Education, suggested that the Senate not have three guest speakers at the same meeting in the future and noted that if we do, maybe the Senate could flip the meeting and do business before guest speakers.
 
Joystna Vaid, from college of Liberal Arts, sought guidance to faculty from legal counsel about what faculty can and cannot discuss with students without violating their contracts. This was in regards to politics, etc. Dr. Angie Hill Price suggested that we forward the request to legal counsel.
 
Johnathon Coopersmith (Liberal Arts), via Andrew Klein (Geosciences), provided a reminder to faculty about the active shooter training.
 
Adjourn
The meeting adjourned at 5:34pm.