March 20, 2017

Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes
March 20, 2017
3:15pm
MSC 2300A
http://facultysenate.tamu.edu
 
 
Call to Order    
 
Guest Speakers
                                                                                                                                               
Speaker Comments
  • The Faculty Senate constitution changes were approved.
  • Elections for the Faculty Senate & other University Committees is under way. Ballots will be distributed next week for voting.
  • Aggie Spirit Award & Stadlemann Award Call for Nominations were distributed this morning. Please consider nominating individuals for both of these to be awarded at our May meeting.
  • Our next meeting is April 10th in Rudder 601.
  • I (Len Bierman) attended a Leadership Reception at the Association of Former Students organization on February 24 and the Executive Director of the Association, Porter Garner, will be addressing our April 10 meeting to discuss what the Association is doing and greater possible collaboration between the Association and the Faculty Senate. Also addressing our upcoming meeting will be Michael O’Quinn, the university’s VP of Government Affairs who will be giving us an update regarding what’s going on in Austin and how the Association of Former Students is working with him on legislative issues.
  • At this time, we are going to pass the hat to collect donations for the Aggie Spirit Award. This award is given to students who have displayed courage, determination, and the Aggie Spirit in the face of adversity during their time at Texas A&M. The award is funded solely by Faculty Senate donations. If you do not have a donation with you today, you can bring donations to the Dean of Faculties Office any time before Friday, April 21st.
 
Approval of February 13, 2017 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes
Attachment A
The minutes were approved as distributed.
 
           
Consent Agenda
GRADUATE COUNCIL – GC REPORT – February 2017
New Courses  
ARCH 620   Building Performance Measurement
BMEN 628 Microcontrollers and Communications in Medical Devices
CSCE 616    Introduction to Hardware Design Verification
CSCE 638    Natural Language Processing: Foundations and Techniques
ICPE 631                     Sustainability Considerations in Energy
ICPE 681                     Seminar
INTA 665    National Security and Defense Planning
SPMT 646   Ethics in Coaching
VIBS 645                     Practice of Evaluating Human Health Risks of Chemicals
Attachment B
FS.34.285
Motion passed
 
Change in Courses  
EDHP 620   Advanced Innovative Teaching Strategies
EDHP 622   Research Design and Analysis
EDHP 630   Teaching and Learning Theory
EDHP 634   Teaching Practicum
EDHP 635   Research and Writing in Education for Healthcare Professionals
EDHP 636   Project
NURS 621   Diagnostics and Procedures
NURS 622   Primary Care of Families I
NURS 624   Primary Care of Families III
NURS 651   Healthcare Quality Improvement and Informatics
NURS 652   Scholarship: Integration and Application
NURS 653   Advanced Health Assessment
NURS 654   Clinical Prevention and Population Health
NURS 656   Leadership and Health Policy II
Attachment C
FS.34.286
Motion passed
 
Change in Curriculum  
      Mays Business School 
                      Management
                                       CERT-CG18 Entrepreneurship Certificate
Attachment D
FS.34.287
Pulled for discussion regarding entrepreneurship; Motion tabled
 
Change in Curriculum  
      College of Liberal Arts 
                      College of Liberal Arts
                                       CERT-CG21 Film and Media Studies Certificate
Attachment E
FS.34.288
Motion passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Soil & Crop Sciences
                                       CERT-CG46 Regulatory Science in Food Systems Certificate
Attachment F
FS.34.289
Motion passed
 
Change in Curriculum  
      Mays Business School  
                      Information & Operations Management
                                       CERT-CG52 Supply Chain Management Certificate
Attachment G
FS.34.290
Motion passed
 
Program Inactivation
      Mays Business School
                      Marketing
                                      CERT-CG2 Advertising Certificate
Attachment H
FS.34.291
Motion passed
 
Program Inactivation
      Mays Business School
                      Marketing
                                      CERT-CG48 Retailing Certificate
Attachment I
FS.34.292
Motion passed
 
Program Inactivation
      Mays Business School
                      Marketing
                                      CERT-CG50 Sales Certificate       
Attachment J
FS.34.293
Motion passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      College of Pharmacy
                      MS-PHSC Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Attachment K
FS.34.294
Motion passed
 
Special Consideration Item
      College of Pharmacy
                      PHD-PHSC Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Attachment L
FS.34.295
Motion passed
 
 
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – UCC REPORT – February 2017
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Chemistry
                                       BS-CHEM, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Attachment M
FS.34.296
Motion passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Science
                      Chemistry
                                      BS-CHEM-BCT, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry-Biological Chemistry Track
Attachment N
FS.34.297
Motion passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
                      Chemistry
                                       BS-CHEM-ECT, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry-Environmental Chemistry Track
Attachment O
FS.34.298
Motion passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      Mays Business School
                      Marketing
                                       CERT-CU2 Advertising Strategy Certificate
Attachment P
FS.34.299
Motion passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      Mays Business School
                      Marketing
                                       CERT-CU3 Analytics and Consulting Certificate
Attachment Q
FS.34.300
Motion passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                      Agricultural Economics
                                      CERT-CU34 International Trade and Agriculture Certificate
Attachment R
FS.34.301
Motion passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      Mays Business School
                      Marketing
                                       CERT-CU50 Retail Buying and Management Certificate
Attachment S
FS.34.302
Motion passed
 
Change in Curriculum
      Mays Business School
                      Marketing
                                       CERT-CU52 Professional Selling and Sales Management Certificate
Attachment T
FS.34.303
Motion passed
 
W-COURSES – February 2017
Courses submitted for W certification
ANTH 401   Ice Age Humans in North America
COMM 431                Rhetoric of Social Movements
COMM 471                Media, Health and Medicine
MAST 345  Texas Maritime Culture and History
 
Courses submitted for W recertification
ECON 414   Health Economics
MARA 466 Strategic Management
Attachment U
FS.34.304
Motion passed
 
__________________________________End of Consent Agenda____________________________________
 
Committee Reports
CORE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – CCC REPORT – February 2017
Courses Submitted for International & Cultural Diversity Designation
ARCH 346   Architecture, Heritage, and Culture
Attachment V
FS.34.305
Motion passed
 
Unfinished Business
  • Senator Price—Question about engineering and entrepreneurship; Move to table ATT D
 
Old Business
               
New Business
Revisions to Student Rule 24.4.4
Attachment W
FS.34.306
Senator Jones-word change from vandalism to damages; Motion passed
 
Revisions to Student Rule 24.4.17
Attachment X
FS.34.307
Word change: “On university premises or...” was added; Motion passed
 
Revisions to Student Rule 26.1.9
Attachment Y
FS.34.308
Phrasing changed from “Student Conduct Panel” to “Student Conduct Conference”; Motion passed
 
Information & Discussion Only (not to be voted upon)
                               
 
Committee of the Whole
  • Jonathan Coopersmith (CLA)-Legislative Affairs Committee update
  • Senator Magill (COES)-Observation that students are using watches for information... cheating?
 
Executive Session
                Posthumous Degree Candidate—CONFIDENTIAL
FS.34.309
Approved
 
Adjourn
 
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