December 12, 2016

Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes
December 12, 2016
3:15pm
Rudder 601
http://facultysenate.tamu.edu
 
 
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 3:16pm.
 
Guest Speakers
John Raney, Texas House Representative
  • Texas A&M Class of 1969
  • Served for the past five years- House District 14; formerly on Appropriations and Higher Education Committees
  • Raney indicated that he hopes to be on the Higher Education committee again this time around
  • He indicated that he was not sure if we will wind up with a 4% cut for all of the state as was suggested, but hopes that higher education and public education are not cut (note: we just found out that we will have a 2.7% cut)
  • The most important thing we can do is create an educated work force
  • He indicated that we need to respond to greater vocational needs and he encouraged us to take a participatory role in politics; doesn’t just mean voting in November; encourage voting in primaries and taking a participatory role in the process
  • He’s here to listen to us and then go do at least a portion of what we want him to do if they align with his beliefs. He’s fairly conservative but is open to change.
  • Responding to a question posed by Stephen Miller (CLA): Is there an awareness at the state legislative level that the flagship institutions have a special role and therefore should have special powers in terms of raising revenue to accomplish their mission, in particular returning the power to determine fees back to the legislature. Raney said he thought A&M has done an outstanding job of keeping tuition costs down. Feels returning this to the state seems almost impossible at the current funding levels. Personal opinion is that if we do that, there still needs to be a lot of flexibility.
  • He responded to the question posed by Greg Heim (Mays) about the Hazelwood Act and indicated that costs of this act are being shouldered by other students.
  • Other questions were posed by Walter Daugherity (Computer Science), Daniel Jiminez (ENG), and Greg Heim (Mays).  These topics covered questions about Blinn, performance based funding, having an effect on the political process, and out of state tuition.
                                                                                                                                                                       
Speaker Comments
  • Speaker Bierman swore in the newly elected senators from the College of Liberal Arts: Patrick Burkart, Stefanie Harris, Joan Wolf
  • Resolution presentation to Hannah and Claire Wimberly
  • Thank you to Morgan and Kelly for assisting the Faculty Senate
  • Post Tenure Review (PTF): Mention of the resolution that passed anonymously in the November Senate meeting; Dr. August has followed up with all Deans & Department Heads via email
  • ICD changes in process (Julie Harlin-AGLS): Note that the document was on the November agenda for discussion; Core Curriculum Committee is still working on the final details before presenting the final document to the Senate for voting/approval.
    • Several open forums and meetings with different groups to discuss the changes
    • 6hr graduation requirement
    • Special meeting on January 9th to finalize proposal; proposal posted on Faculty Senate website
 
 
Approval of November 14, 2016 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes
The minutes from the November 2016 Senate meeting were tabled until the next Senate meeting.
           
Consent Agenda
GRADUATE COUNCIL – GC REPORT – November 2016
New Courses
ANTH 658   Quantitate Ethnographic Methods
BIOL 680     Departmental Colloquium
CHEM 682  Departmental Research Seminar
CHEN 656   Advanced Process Chemical Optimization I
CHEN 676   Sustainable Design through Process Integration
COMM 625 International Communication and Public Diplomacy
ENTO 633   Insect Interactions with Microbes and Plant Hosts
EPSY 644    Histories of Psychology
GEOG 680  Geomorphometry
PHEB 613   Field Epidemiology Methods
PHEB 621   Foundations of Maternal and Child Health
PHEB 625   Survey and Missing Data Analysis
PHEO 621   Transport and Persistence of Contaminants in the Environment
PHEO 625   Survey and Missing Data Analysis
PHEO 674   Environmental and Occupational Health Research Methods
PHEO 676   Environmental Sustainability and Public Health
PHPM 638  Global Health Systems Design & Analysis
PHPM 643  Health Policy Analysis
PHYS 639   Methods of Experimental Particle Physics
PSAA 614   Governance and Institutional Reform: A Comparative Perspective
PSAA 626   Contract Management
PSAA 658   Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
SOCI 664    Racial and Ethnic Identity and Identification Seminar
SOPH 670   Global Public Health Systems and Practice Experiences
Attachment B
FS.34.141
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
New Courses
MARB 633  Applied Bioinformatics
Attachment C
FS.34.142
Motion Passed
 
Change in Courses
CHEM 619 Analytical Spectroscopy
CHEM 695  Frontiers in Chemical Research
COMM 655 Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric
CPSY 683    Field Practicum in…
ENGL 658   Topics in Film History
ENTO 685   Directed Studies
GEOL 614   Advanced Hydrogeology
HIST 613    Reading Seminar in the US in the World
MARS 660  Environmental Conflict Resolution
PHEO 612   Environmental Health
POSC 611   Advanced Egg & Poultry Meat Processing
PSAA 602    Tools of Leadership in Public Service Organizations
SCMT 616   Supply Chain Management
SPMT 601   Research Methods for Sport Organizations
SPMT 610   Management of Sport Organizations
SPMT 611   Financial Management in Sport
SPMT 613   Diversity and Ethics of Managing Sport Organizations
SPMT 615   Sport Marketing
SPMT 690   Theory of Research in Sport Management
SPSY 683     Field Experience Externship in School Psychology
Attachment D
FS.34.143
Motion Passed
 
Course Inactivations
COSC 601   Construction Practices
COSC 602   Construction Cost Estimating
COSC 603   Construction Scheduling
COSC 606   Mechanical and Electrical Construction
COSC 608   Structural Principles and Practices
COSC 648   Graduate Capstone
Attachment E
FS.34.144
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      Bush School of Government & Public Service
                      International Affairs
                                      Certificate in Advanced International Affairs
Attachment F
FS.34.145
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication
                                       Certificate in Leadership Education, Theory & Practice
Attachment G
FS.34.146
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      Bush School of Government & Public Service
                      Public Service & Administration
                                       Certificate in Homeland Security
Attachment H
FS.34.147
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      Bush School of Government & Public Service
                      Public Service & Administration
                                       Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Attachment I
FS.34.148
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      School of Public Health
                      Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences
                                      Certificate for Health Coaching for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management      
Attachment J
FS.34.149
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      Mays Business School
                      College of Business
                                      Certificate in Data Analysis
Attachment K
FS.34.150
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      Mays Business School
                      College of Business
                                       Certificate in Finance
Attachment L
FS.34.151
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      Mays Business School
                      College of Business
                                      Certificate in Marketing
Attachment M
FS.34.152
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      Mays Business School
                      College of Business
                                      Certificate in Supply Chain and Operations
Attachment N
FS.34.153

Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
                      Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication
                                       Certificate in Extension Education
Attachment O
FS.34.154
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
                      Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication
                                      Certificate in Advanced Pedagogy in Agriculture
Attachment P
FS.34.155
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      College of Engineering
                      Nuclear Engineering
                                       Certificate in Nuclear Security
Attachment Q
FS.34.156
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      Liberal Arts 
                      Communication
                                       Certificate in International Communication & Public Diplomacy
Attachment R
FS.34.157
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      Mays Business School
                      Information & Operations Management
                                      Certificate in Business Intelligence and Analytics
Attachment S
FS.34.158
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      Bush School of Government & Public Service
                      Public Service & Administration
                                      Certificate in Public Management
Attachment T
FS.34.159
Motion Passed
     
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – UCC REPORT – November 2016
New Courses
AGEC 216   Fundamentals of the AgriFood Sales Industry
AGEC 316   Building Customer Relationships in AgriFood Selling
AGEC 408   Economics of Foreign Intervention, Conflict and Development
AGEC 416   Sales Management and Advanced Techniques in Professional Technical Selling for AgriFood Firms
AGEC 420   Food Security, Climate, and Conflict
AGSM 417 Food Process Engineering Technology II
ANTH 458   Quantitative Ethnographic Methods
ARCH 346   Architecture, Heritage and Culture
ARCH 347   Recording historic Buildings
ARCH 360   Topics in Design Build Community Service
BAEN 399   Professional Development
BMEN 433  Bimolecular and Cellular Engineering Laboratory
BUSN 232   Resource Development
BUSN 481   Seminar
COMM 257 Communication, Religion and the Arts
ECEN 333   At the Interface of Engineering and Life
ENGL 207   Human thinking and Digital Culture
ENGL 306   Transnational Literature and Culture
ENGR 250   Principles in Engineering Leadership
ENGR 260   Engineering Creativity
ENGR 350   Engineering leadership and Business Fundamentals
ENGR 351   The Role of Engineering and Business in Society
ENGR 260   Engineering Entrepreneurial Mindsets
ENGR 450   Exploring Your Engineering Leadership Qualities and Perspectives
ENGR 251   Engineering Leadership Capstone
ENGR 461   Engineering Product Lean Launch
ENGR 462   Engineering Entrepreneurship Hours
ESSM 480   Plant Identification and Undergraduate Range Management Exam Team Competitions
FILM 417    Film Authorship
GEOS 431   Environmental Regulatory Compliance in Geoscience
HHUM 107 Introduction to the Health Humanities
HHUM 482 Health Humanities Senior Seminar
HIST 316  Latino/a Labor in the United States
HIST 452  The American Revolution
INTS 215  Global Cinema
ITAL 457  Italian Urban Cultures
MUSC 209  Global Musicianship
MUSC 211  Music in Practice
NURS 434   Case Studies in Patient Safety and Quality
NUTR 420   Supervised Research in Mediterranean Nutrition and Food Processing in Italy
NUTR 422   Food Processing for Sustainable Nutrition in Brazil
PERF 303   Performance in Practice
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
PERF 450  Seminar in 20th-21st Century Performance
PERF 451  Seminar in Historical Performance
PERF 452  Seminar in Global Performance
PERF 453   Seminar in Performance Ethnography
PERF 454   Seminar Performance in the City
PERF 460   Seminar in Performance Theory
PERF 461   Seminar in Folklore
PHLT 470   Global Public Health Systems and Practice Expressions
PHYS 123  Physics for Future Presidents
POSC 454   Animal Welfare
PSYC 432   Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
RPTS 382    Visitor and Resource Protection III
SCSC 453   Essentials for Weed Systematic Identification and Management in Agronomy
SPAN 483   Community Impact through Service Learning in Spanish
TCMG 304  Applied Server Security, identity, and Access Management
THAR 321   Design and Technology for Performance
THAR 322   Acting and Direction for Performance
WFSSC 314 Down River Biology of Gulf Coastal Fishes
Attachment U
FS.34.150
Motion Pulled for discussion (Ag. Leadership Concern: lacking in leadership content); Motion Passed

Texas A&M University at Galveston
New Courses
MARB 433  Applied Bioinformatics
Attachment V
FS.34.161
Motion Passed
 
Change in Courses
AERO 212   Introduction to Aerothermodynamics
AERO 214   Introduction to Aerospace Mechanics of Materials
AERO 220   Introduction to Aerospace Computation
AERO 301   Theoretical Aerodynamics
AERO 310   Aerospace Dynamics
AERO 401   Aerospace Vehicle Design
AERO 423   Orbital Mechanics
AGCJ 466    Advanced Radio Broadcasting
AGSM 315  Food Processing Engineering Technology
AGSM 484  Internship
ANTH 204   The Prehistoric World
ANTH 424   Human Evolutionary Ecology- Culture and Cooperation
ANTH 434   Human Evolutionary Ecology- Reproduction and Parenting
ARAB 201   Intermediate Arabic I
ARAB 222   Field Studies I- Language, Culture, and Society
ARAB 301   Reading and Composition
ARAB 321   Business Arabic
ARAB 322   Field Studies II- Language, Culture, and Society
ARAB 323   Media Arabic
ARCH 205   Architecture Design I
ARCH 206   Architecture Design II
ARCH 213   Sustainable Architecture
ARCH 246   Foundations of Historic Preservation
ATMO 463  Air Quality
BAEN 465   Design of Biological Waste Treatment
BICH 303   Elements of Biological Chemistry
BICH 491   Research
BIOL 213   Molecular Cell Biology
BIOL 438   Bacterial Physiology
BMEN 285  Directed Studies
BMEN 291  Research
BMEN 431  Bimolecular Engineering
BMEN 485  Directed Studies
BMEN 491  Research
BUSN 225   Business Competency
BUSN 302   Nonprofit Perspectives
CHEM 315  Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 316  Quantitative Analysis
COSC 325   Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems in Construction I
COSC 450   Facility Management Principles and Practices
COSC 464   Construction Safety II
COSC 474   Facility Management Internship
COSC 484   Internshipp-10 Week
CVEN 445   Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis
ECEN 484    Professional Internship
EHRD 481   Career Development Seminar
ENGL 350   Twentieth Century Literature to World War II
ESSM 351   Geographic Information Systems for Resource Management
GENE 491   Research
GEOS 444   The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change
GERM 201  Intermediate German I
GERM 221  Field Studies I
GERM 222  Field Studies II
GERM 310  Composition
GERM 311  Conversation
GERM 315  Literary Investigations- German Short Fiction
GERM 316  Advanced Business German
GERM 321  German Culture and Civilization I
GERM 322  German Culture and Civilization II
GERM 432  Music in German Culture
GERM 434  Martin Luther and the Reformation in Germany
GERM 437  German Romanticism- Literature, Theory, Philosophy
HIST 365   Religion I Early America
HIST 366   Religion in Modern America
MAST 352  Crafts of the Maritime World
MUSC 204  Music Theory I
MUSC 205  Music Theory II
OCEN 407   Design of Ocean Engineering Facilities II
POLS 302   The Mass Media and Politics
POLS 484  Internship
POSC 444  International Poultry Production
PSYC 311   Psychology of Animal Behavior
PSYC 320   Sensation-Perception
PSYC 340   Psychology of Learning
PSYC 355   Physiological Psychology
PSYC 360   Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
RPTS 481    Seminar
SPAN 101   Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 102   Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 301   Oral Expression
SPAN 303   Spanish Composition
SPAN 409   Photography in the Hispanic World
SPAN 410   Hispanic Film
SPAN 411   Contemporary Hispanic Society and Culture
SPAN 412   US Hispanic Wars
SPAN 413   Hispanic Culture through Art
SPAN 417   Advanced Spanish-English Translation
SPAN 421   Spanish language Poetry
SPAN 445   Cervantes
SPAN 450   Contemporary Spanish and Spanish-American Literature
SPAN 452   Hispanic Sociolinguistics
SPAN 460   Topics in Hispanic Literature
SPAN 461   Topics in Hispanic Culture
SPAN 462   Topics in Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 484   Internship
SPAN 489   Internship
TCMG 274  Foundations of Networking in Education
TCMG 476  Technical Network Capstone
VIST 206   Visual Studies Studio I
WFSC 311   Ichthyology
Attachment W
FS.34.162
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Courses
MARA 435 Labor Law and Policy
MARB 302  The Sea World Experience
MARB 414  Toxicology
OCEN 210   Properties of Engineering Materials
OCEN 212   Engineering Science in Thermodynamics
OCEN 213   Principles of Materials Engineering
OCEN 214   Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
OCEN 215   Principles of Electrical Engineering
OCEN 216   Principles of Thermodynamics
OCEN 217   Electrical Engineering Circuits
OCEN 221   Engineering Mechanics Statics
OCEN 261   Applied Numerical Methods
OCEN 265   Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
OCEN 285   Directed Studies
OCEN 310   Engineering Analysis
OCEN 319   Naval Architecture Design I
OCEN 341   Engineering Economics and Project Management
OCEN 344   Reinforced Concrete Structures
OCEN 363   Dynamics and Vibrations
OCEN 405   Finite Element Analysis in Engineering Design
OCEN 406   Capstone Design I
COEN 411   Environmental Nearshore
OCEN 415   Offshore Structure Design
OCEN 421   Naval Architecture Design II
OCEN 459   Mechanical Vibrations
OCEN 461   Ocean Instrumentation and Control Theory
OCEN 463   Hydrodynamics of Offshore Structures
OCEN 465   Subsea Pipeline Design
OCEN 467   Offshore Random Processes
OCEN 474   Port and Harbor Engineering
OCEN 482   Seminar
OCEN 483   Marine Foundation Analysis and Design
Attachment X
FS.34.163
Motion Passed
 
Course Withdrawals
COSC 323   Soils in Construction
COSC 351   Construction Equipment and Methods
COSC 422   Structural Systems III
COSC 483   Construction Industry Contemporary Issues
Attachment Y
FS.34.164
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Course Withdrawals
MARB 101  Succeeding in Science
MARB 330  Physiological Ecology
MARB 401  General Mammology
MARB 412  Sociobiology of Reproduction    
MARB 431  Wetlands Ecology, Monitoring and Delineation
MARB 431  GIS Use in Coastal Resources
MARB 436  Non-Vertebrate Fisheries
MARB 454  Ornamental Fish Health Management
Attachment Z
FS.34.165
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Biology
                                      BA in Biology
Attachment AA
FS.34.166
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Chemistry
                                      BA in Chemistry
Attachment BB
FS.34.167
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Chemistry
                                       BA in Chemistry- Biological Chemistry Track
Attachment CC
FS.34.168
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Liberal Arts
                      Communication
                                       BA in Communication
Attachment DD
FS.34.169
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Mathematics
                                       BA in Mathematics
Attachment EE
FS.34.170
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      Liberal Arts
                      Performance Studies
                                      BA in Performance Studies
Attachment FF
FS.34.171
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Physics
                                       BA in Physics
Attachment GG
FS.34.172
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Liberal Arts
                      Psychology
                                      BA in Psychology
Attachment HH
FS.34.173
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Liberal Arts
                      Communication
                                      BA in Telecommunication Media Studies
Attachment II
FS.34.174
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      Mays Business School  
                      College of Business
                                      BBA in Business Administration
Attachment JJ
FS.34.175
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Agricultural Economics
                                      BS in Agribusiness
Attachment KK
FS.34.176
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Agricultural Economics
                                      BS in Agricultural Economics-Food Marketing Systems Concentration
Attachment LL
FS.34.177
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Agricultural Economics
                                      BS in Agricultural Economics-Finance & Real Estate Concentration
Attachment MM
FS.34.178
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Agricultural Economics
                                      BS in Agricultural Economics-Policy & Economic Analysis Concentration
Attachment NN
FS.34.179
Motion Passed

Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Agricultural Economics
                                      BS in Agricultural Economics-Rural Entrepreneurship Concentration
Attachment OO
FS.34.180
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Biological & Agricultural Engineering
                                      BS in Agricultural Systems Management
Attachment PP
FS.34.181
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Mathematics
                                      BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences
Attachment QQ
FS.34.182
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Mathematics
                                       BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences- Actuarial Science Option
Attachment RR
FS.34.183
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Mathematics
                                      BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences-Biology Track
Attachment SS
FS.34.184
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Mathematics
                                      BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences-Computational Science Option
Attachment TT
FS.34.185
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Mathematics
                                      BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences-Economics Concentration
Attachment UU
FS.34.185
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Mathematics
                                      BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences-Statistics Option
Attachment VV
FS.34.187
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Biological & Agricultural Engineering
                                       BS in Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Attachment WW
FS.34.188
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Plant Pathology & Microbiology
                                       BS in Bioenvironmental Sciences
Attachment XX
FS.34.189
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Biology
                                       BS in Biology
Attachment YY
FS.34.190
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Biology
                                       BS in Molecular & Cell Biology
Attachment ZZ
FS.34.191
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Engineering
                      Biomedical Engineering
                                       BS in Biomedical Engineering
Attachment AAA
FS.34.192
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Entomology
                                      BS in Entomology
Attachment BBB
FS.34.193
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Entomology
                                       BS in Forensic Investigative Science- Pre-Law Emphasis
Attachment CCC
FS.34.194
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Entomology
                                       BS in Forensic Investigative Science- Science Emphasis
Attachment DDD
FS.34.195
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Mathematics
                                       BS in Mathematics
Attachment EEE
FS.34.196
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Biology
                                       BS in Microbiology
Attachment FFF
FS.34.197
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Engineering
                      Ocean Engineering
                                       BS in Ocean Engineering
Attachment GGG
FS.34.198
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      School of Public Health
                      Public Health Studies
                                       BS in Public Health
Attachment HHH
FS.34.199
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Physics
                                       BS in Physics
Attachment III
FS.34.200
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Soil & Crop Sciences
                                      BS in Plant & Environmental Soil-Soil & Water Concentration
Attachment JJJ
FS.34.201
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Liberal Arts
                      Psychology
                                      BS in Psychology
Attachment KKK
FS.34.202
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Liberal Arts
                      Communication
                                      BS in Telecommunication Media Studies
Attachment LLL
FS.34.203
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
                                      BS in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences-Aquatic Ecology & Conservation Concentration
Attachment MMM
FS.34.204
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Biology
                                       BS in Zoology
Attachment NNN
FS.34.205
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      Mays Business School
                      Finance
                                       Certificate in Investment Banking
Attachment OOO
FS.34.206
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      Mays Business School
                      College of Business
                                      Certificate in Not-for-Profit Business
Attachment PPP
FS.34.207
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Entomology
                                       Certificate in Public Health Entomology
Attachment QQQ
FS.34.208
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Engineering
                      Biomedical Engineering
                                       Minor in Biomedical Engineering
Attachment RRR
FS.34.209
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Chemistry
                                       Minor in Chemistry
Attachment SSS
FS.34.210
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Engineering
                      College of Engineering
                                       Minor in Cybersecurity
Attachment TTT
FS.34.211
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Liberal Arts
                      International Studies
                                      Minor in German
Attachment UUU
FS.34.212
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Education & Human Development
                      Educational Administration & Human Resource Development
                                       Minor in Human Resource Development
Attachment VVV
FS.34.213
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Mathematics
                                       Minor in Mathematics
Attachment WWW
FS.34.214
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Liberal Arts  
                      Psychology
                                       Minor in Psychology
Attachment XXX
FS.34.215
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Liberal Arts
                      College of Liberal Arts
                                       Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies
Attachment YYY
FS.34.216
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Curriculum
      Liberal Studies
                      BA in Maritime Studies
Attachment ZZZ
FS.34.217
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Curriculum
      Maritime Engineering Technology
                      BS in Marine Engineering Technology
Attachment AAAA
FS.34.218
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Curriculum
      Marine Engineering Technology  
                      BS in Marine Engineering Technology- License Option
Attachment BBBB
FS.34.219
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Curriculum
      Liberal Studies
                      BS in University Studies- Marine Environmental Law & Policy
Attachment CCCC
FS.34.220
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Change in Curriculum
      Liberal Studies
                      BS in University Studies-Maritime Public Policy & Communication
Attachment DDDD
FS.34.221
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
                      Nutrition and Food Science
                                       BS in Food Systems Industry Management
Attachment EEEE
FS.34.222
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
College of Liberal Arts
                       College of Liberal Arts
BS in University Studies-Health Humanities Concentration
Attachment FFFF
FS.34.223
Motion pulled for discussion (concerns with duplication, 2 pairs of courses between HLKN and SPH with similar content); Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      College of Engineering
                      College of Liberal Arts                                   
Certificate in Zachry Leadership
Attachment GGGG
FS.34.224
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                                College of Liberal Arts
                                                Psychology
                                                                Certificate in Healthy Development
Attachment HHHH
FS.34.225
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                                College of Liberal Arts
                                                Psychology
                                                                Certificate in Work and Organizations
Attachment IIII
FS.34.226
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                                College of Liberal Arts
                                                Psychology
                                                                Certificate in Applied Behavioral Health
Attachment JJJJ
FS.34.227
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                                College of Engineering
                                                Petroleum Engineering
                                                                Certificate in Petroleum
Attachment KKKK
FS.34.228
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                                College of Liberal Arts
                                                Psychology
                                                                Certificate in Psychology of Diversity
Attachment LLLL
FS.34.229
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                                College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                                                Agricultural Economics
                                                                Minor in AgriFood Sales
Attachment MMMM
FS.34.230
Motion Passed
 
 
Special Consideration Item
                                College of Architecture
                                                Architecture
                                                                Minor in Architectural Heritage Conservation
Attachment NNNN
FS.34.231
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                                College of Engineering
                                                College of Engineering
                                                                Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship
Attachment OOOO
Motion pulled for discussion (request to delay approval by MAYS due to reduplication of efforts); Did Not Pass
 
Special Consideration Item
                                College of Education and Human Development
                                                Educational Administration Resource Development
                                                                Minor in Technology Management
Attachment PPPP
FS.34.232
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                                College of Liberal Arts
                                                College of Liberal Arts                                   
Proposal to Inactivate Gender and Leadership Certificate
Attachment QQQQ
FS.34.233
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                                College of Liberal Arts
                                                College of Liberal Arts
                                                                Proposal to Inactivate Global Perspectives in Liberal Arts
Attachment RRRR
FS.34.234
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
                                College of Liberal Arts
                                                Sociology
                                                                Proposal to Inactivate Global Sociology Certificate
Attachment SSSS
FS.34.235
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      College of Liberal Arts
                      Sociology
                                      Proposal to Inactivate Sociology of Gender Certificate
Attachment TTTT
FS.34.236
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      College of Liberal Arts
                      Sociology
                                      Proposal to Inactivate Sociology of Race and Ethnicity Certificate
Attachment UUUU
FS.34.237
Motion Passed
 
W-COURSES
Courses submitted for W certification
CSCE/PHIL 489                      Cyberethics
ENGL/HHUM/HIST 482         Health Humanities Senior Seminar
PERF 461                               Seminar in Folklore
 
Courses submitted for W recertification
AGSC 384                   Clinical Professional Experience in Agricultural Science
AGSC 402                   Designing Instruction for Secondary Agricultural Science Programs
COMM/RELS 480       Religious Communication
ENGL 347                   Writer’s Workshop: Prose
ENGL 481                   Model 1 Senior Seminar
ENGL 481                   Model 2 Senior Seminar
ENGL 481                   Model 3 Senior Seminar
ESSM 315                   Rangeland Inventory and Management
ESSM/GEOG 462       Advanced GIS for Natural Resource Management
GEOG 360                  Natural Hazards
GEOS 410                   Global Change
INTS 407                     Diversity in a Globalized World
LAND 301                   Landscape Architecture Theory
NURS 411                   Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses
NURS 461                   Application of Evidence Bases Practice for the RN
NUTR 430                   Community Nutrition
PERF 453                     Seminar in Performance Ethnography
PHIL 305                     Philosophy of Natural Science
SCSC 410                     International Agricultural Systems
SPMT 423                   Marketing Aspects of Sport
VIBS 310                     Biomedical Writing
 
Courses submitted for C recertification
NURS 314                   Health Assessment
Attachment VVVV
FS.34.238
Motion Passed
__________________________________End of Consent Agenda____________________________________
 
Committee Reports
CORE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – CCC REPORT – November 2016
Courses Submitted for Core Curriculum
ENGL 350                   Twentieth Century Literature to World War II
ENGL 235                   Elements of Creative Writing
INTS 301                    Theories of Globalization
ENGL 207                   Human Thinking and Digital Culture
ENGL 306                   Transnational Literature and Culture
ARCH 346                   Architecture, Heritage, and Culture
COMM 340                 Communication and Popular Culture
COMM/RELS 257       Communication, Religion, and the Arts
PHYSC 123                 Physics for Future Presidents
 
Courses Submitted for International & Cultural Diversity Designation
ENGL 306   Transnational Literature and Culture
NURS 464   Health Promotion across the Lifespan for the RN
 
Courses Submitted for Recertification as Core Curriculum
HIST 105 (Qatar)                                   History of the United States
MUSC/PERF/THAR 301                         Performance in World Cultures
ENGL 202                                              Environmental Literature
POSC 201                                              General Avian Science
PHYS 201                                               College Physics
MATH 152                                              Engineering Mathematics II
SOCI 212                                                Sociology of Popular Culture
Attachment WWWW
FS.34.239
Motion Passed
 
 
Informational Review Items
Law School
Change in Courses
LAW 7350   Intellectual Property Survey
LAW 7631   Advanced Topics in Negotiation Seminar
Attachment XXXX
FS.34.240
Reviewed
 
Law School
Special Consideration Item
      Pass/Fail Grading
Attachment YYYY
FS.34.241
Reviewed
 
Vet School
New Courses
VIBS 914                     Professional and Clinical Skills II
VIBS 928                     Public Health, Epidemiology, and Evidence-Based Medicine
VIBS 936                     Veterinarians in Society
VLCS 910                    Integrate Animal Care II
VLCS 924                    Diagnostic Imagine & Interpretation I
VLCS 925                    Diagnostic Imaging & Interpretation I
VLCS 926                    Professional and Clinical Skills IV
VLCS 956                    Large Animal Diagnostics & Therapeutics I
VLCS 957                    Large Animal Diagnostics & Therapeutics II
VLCS 958                    Career-Focus Tracking I-Food Animal
VLCS 959                    Clinical Focus-Tracking I-Equine
VLCS 960                    Clinical Focus- Tracking II-Equine
VLCS 961                    Career- Focus Tracking II-Food Animal
VMID 935                   Surgery
VMID 944                   Introduction to Career-Focus Tracking
VMID 964                   Clinical Experience
VMID 966                   Professional and Clinical Skills VI
VSCS 910                    Integrate Animal Care I
VSCS 926                    Professional and Clinical Skills III
VSCS 930                    Principles of Anesthesia & Analgesia
VSCS 932                    Principles of Surgery
VSCS 934                    Professional and Clinical Skills V
VSCS 956                    Small Animal Diagnostics & Therapeutics I
VSCS 957                    Small Animal Diagnostics & Therapeutics II
VSCS 958                    Clinical Focus-Tracking I-Companion Animal
VSCS 960                    Clinical Focus-Tracking II-Companion Animal
VTPB 925                    Agents of Disease I
VTPB 927                    Clinical Laboratory Medicine-Clinical Pathology
VTPB 930                    Agents of Disease II
VTPB 932                    Organ Dysfunction-Recognition, Diagnostics and Supportive Care
VTPP 914                    Professional & Clinical Skills I
Attachment ZZZZ
FS.34.242
Reviewed
 
Vet School
Change in Courses
VIBS 910                     Small Animal Anatomy
VIBS 911                     Histology
VIBS 912                     Clinical Anatomy of Large Animals
VTPB 922                    Pathology I
VTPB 923                    Pathology II
VTPP 912                    Physiology
VTPP 924                    Pharmacology
Attachment AAAAA
FS.34.243
Motion Reviewed
 
 
Vet School
Curriculum Change Request
      Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in Veterinary Medicine
Attachment BBBBB
FS.34.244
Motion Reviewed
 
Unfinished Business
Attachment U
  • Johnny Hurtado, College of Engineering, responds regarding these courses and the role of leadership. The courses are:  ENGR 250, 350, 351, 450, 451; Courses support a new certificate in Engineering Leadership. Have reached out to leadership in Ag with Dr. Dooley and Dr. Strong. The director of the program, Seth Sullivan, coordinated with Dr. Strong to get input and strengthen what is being done. Unique program with pre-semester part.
  • Dr. Harlin (AGLS) indicates lack of leadership content in the curriculum; Ag Leadership decided not to write a letter of support for these courses
  • Dr. Dooley (AGLS) represented the department and their concerns at the UCC meeting. Talked through lack of leadership content originally proposed but there was some discussion about that after the fact. Under the impression that these concerns were addressed and did not realize there was still concern until today.
  • Jon Jasperson (MAYS)—raised the question that is the role of the department to be critiquing the content/program or is the role to review and look for any overlap in content.  Purpose of recognition from College of Agriculture is that there is no overlap.
  • Beverly Irby (EDUC)- has anyone discussed with College of Education regarding their leadership courses/programs. Hurtado (ENGR) said yes, they have discussed this, particularly the course on Engineering Creativity.
  • Robert  Strong (AGLS)- Department does not support because of the name leadership, that is not current leadership education per scholars
  • Trez Jones (EDUC)—calls the question
  • Angie Price motion to pass
    • 38 Y, 27 N, 5 A
    • Galveston 1 N, 3 A
    • Law School 1 Y
    • Dentistry 4 N
    • Pharmacy 1 Y
  • Motion Passes: 40 Y, 32 N, 8 A
Motion passed as part of Attachment U (FS.34.150)
 
Attachment OOOO
  • Kim Hill, College Liberal Arts, pulled the item.
  • Stephen Oberhelman requesting a delay in the approval for this minor. There are colleges that are working on an entrepreneurship minor. Request that Engineering work with Liberal Arts on this matter as we have faculty that have been hired particularly for this basis and are working on this with Mays Business School. Concern about duplication and think there should be a great discussion.
  • Angie Price (ENGR)- Requests John Hurtado be recognized to address this
  • John Hurtado: Minor in Eng. Entrepreneurship- This is something that the need for has come through student surveys. More than half of students indicate the desire for this; 80% of industry indicate need for this. Focus is for students to bring their ideas to the classroom to do the process of re-design and redevelopment of engineering product. Not something that can happen in minor within another college. Does not exclude other major/minors
  • Senator Jasperson (MAYS)- Engineering used to be engaged in conversation with Liberal Arts & Mays, but elected to withdrawal from those conversations and submit a proposal on their own. One particular course that was cross-listed is no longer considered a cross-listed course. Would like it postponed for a most inclusive program.
  • Senator Price requests Dean Banks be recognized.
  • Dean Banks College of Engineering- Not the same as the other proposed minors in entrepreneurship. It’s different based on different areas. This is a program specific to redesign and redevelopment of engineering products. Don’t expect everyone to choose this minor, but given the demand, we feel this program would benefit students who have developed products to move forward with intellectual property and small business.
  • Provost Watson –it will be delayed regardless because of the word entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is multi-disciplinary and we need to do some more review of the definition of the word to prevent redundancy. We want what’s best for our students
  • Walter Daugherity, Computer Science Department, there is certificate in Mays, Agribusiness, Rural Entrepreneurship- variety of programs already.
  • Move to adoption of OOOO
  • Jose Solis—calls the question
Motion failed and sent back to the college with concerns.
 
Attachment FFFF
  • Beth McNeil  (EDUC) pulled the attachment; there is an entire department offering a degree in health in a variety of instance. In addition, the School of Public Health also offers a BS in community health.  Question is are we duplicating? Additional concern about courses listed under electives- two of the courses seem to have the same content. Is there a provision that prevents them from taking two of the same courses/same content?
  • Kim Hill requests to recognize Steve Oberhelman
  • Steve Oberhelman (Liberal Arts)- Discipline health humanities is a recognized branch of scholarship and teaching. The difference is that this is not applied health—a study of health issues and wellbeing using exclusively tools and methodology in the liberal arts such as studying artifacts like literature, film, anthropology, archaeology, etc. Letter from Associate Head of Health & Kinesiology stating he has no objections to this proposal. There may be similar titles, but the content is different.
  • Motion to pass
    • 44 Y, 13 N, 3 A
    • Galveston 4 Y
    • Law 1 Y
    • Pharmacy 1 Y
    • Dentistry 2 Y, 1 N, 1 A
  • Motion Passes: 52 Y, 12 N, 9 A
Motion passes; FS.34.223
 
Old Business
 
 
New Business
Proposed Revisions to Student Rule 14.1
Attachment CCCCC
FS.34.245
Motion Passed with Amendment of deleting 14.1.1
 
Certification of Graduates
      TAMU                                   4322      
      TAMU Galveston                  171
      TAMU Qatar                         15
      TAMU HSC                           53
      TAMU Law                            37
FS.34.246
Motion Passed
 
Information & Discussion Only (not to be voted upon)
                               
 
Committee of the Whole
Speaker-Elect Price asked if there is any business for the Committee of the Whole
  • Clint Magill (AGLS)- member of honor council. Numerous cases recently of groups using electronic devices to spread the word and sell notes. Something we all need to be aware of if you send things to google groups.
  • Provost Watson –study on redundancy. Are courses and programs being offered redundant? People are trying to mine our catalog looking for words/phrases that would make it seem that courses seem to be similar. Then we follow up by looking at the number of seats. Next, we ask the departments what makes these different. Is there a smarter way for us to offer the courses? Wanting a robust discussion, not only when it’s new, but as the course progresses over time. We’re not saying there is a problem, but we should study them and think systematically about how we help the university recognize these and work together multidisciplinary. Looking to be smarter about getting students through curriculum and how we use faculty and classroom space. If you’d like to help us, we are open to that.
  • John Hubbard, College of Medicine, wants to revisit issue of student absences and certification of illness without seeing a medical professional. Wants a copy of documentation that makes this allowable. If there is not an official policy, he moves that this be done away with. We are jeopardizing ethical and legal standards. Clint Magill (AGLS) does not think they say officially they are sick. He has seen where students can just go online to get an excuse. Bob Strawser (MAYS)- we have an honor system and we should use that or do away with it.
  • Janice Epstein—concern about how finals are scheduled; faculty are not putting their information in howdy causing conflicts. This is particularly an issue with online courses. Need to be clear about having things put in Howdy. Walter Daugherity, Engineering, also an issue with online faculty not giving enough time between exams. Suggest that we enforce the “no exam sooner than 30 minutes after the previous exam”. Clint Allred (AGLS) as someone who teaches online, we don’t have a time slot to give exams. What would you have us do? Maybe we need to look into having a specific time slot for online courses as well.
  • Move to Executive Session-honorary degrees
 
Executive Session
                Honorary Degree
FS.34.247
Motion Passed
 
Honorary Degree
FS.34.248
Motion Passed
 
Honorary Degree
FS.34.249
Motion Passed
 
Honorary Degree
FS.34.250
Motion Passed
 
Adjourn
The meeting adjourned at 5:09pm.