November 13, 2017

Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes
November 13, 2017
3:15pm
Rudder 601
http://facultysenate.tamu.edu
 
Call to Order
Speaker Price called the meeting to order at 3:15pm.
 
Guest Speakers
 
Barbara A. Abercrombie, VP for Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, presented Workday.
 
Dr. Heather Wilkinson, Associate Dean of Faculties, announced an on-campus Transformational Teaching and Learning Conference which is scheduled for April 17-18, 2018.
 
Speaker Comments
 
Approval of October 9, 2017 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes
The October 9, 2017 meeting minutes were approved as amended editorially.
           
Consent Agenda
GRADUATE COUNCIL – GC REPORT – October 2017
New Courses – Passed   FS.35.064
            ANSC 680        Applied Concepts of Meat Animal Myology
            BMEN 643       Risk Based Development and Testing of Medical Devices
            CHEN 645       Fundamentals of Catalysis with Applications
            ENGR 640       Subsea Hardware Design
            ENGR 642       Subsea Pipeline Design
            ENGR 643       Subsea Riser Design
            ENGR 650       Flow Assurance and Operability of Subsea Systems
            ENGR 651       Subsea Production Operations
            MEEN 687       Additive and Subtractive Processes in Custom Manufacturing
            PSYC 651                     Cultural Psychology
            SOPH 601        Thinking in Populations: The Public Health Mindset
            SOPH 602        Investigation and Control: Acute Public Health Events
            SOPH 603        Assessment and Intervention: Wicked Problems in Public Health
            SOPH 604        Framing and Persuasion: Public Health in the Public Sphere
           
Change in Courses – Passed   FS.35.065
BMEN 651 Cell Mechanobiology
HIST 630               Digital Methods in Historical Research
HORT 608 Plants for Landscape Design
HORT 609 Plants for Landscape Design II
ISTM 705              Information Management for Decision Making
MEEN 654 Tribology: Mechanical Interface Design
PHPM 641 Advanced Health Policy
WFSC 627 Ecological Risk Assessment
 
 
Change in Curriculum – Passed   FS.35.066
College of Dentistry
     Department of Endodontics
                 CERT-ENDO: Endodontics Certificate
 
Change in Curriculum – Passed   FS.35.067
College of Dentistry
     Department of Diagnostic Services
                 CERT-OMSR: Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Certificate
 
Change in Curriculum – Passed   FS.35.068
College of Dentistry
     Department of Restorative Sciences
                 CERT-PROS: Prosthodontics Certificate
 
Change in Curriculum – Passed   FS.35.069
Mays Business School
     Department of Finance
                 MS-FINC: Master of Science in Finance
 
Texas A&M University Galveston
Change in Curriculum – Passed   FS.35.070
Texas A&M University Galveston Campus
     Department of Maritime Administration
                 MML-MAAL: Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics in Maritime Administration
 
Texas A&M University Galveston
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.071
Texas A&M University Galveston Campus
     Department of Marine Science
                 MMR-MARM: Master of Marine Resources Management in Marine Resources Management
 
Texas A&M University Galveston
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.072
Texas A&M University Galveston Campus
     Department of Marine Biology
                 MS-MARB: Master of Science in Marine Biology
 
Special Consideration Item - Passed    FS.35.073
College of Engineering
     Department of Petroleum Engineering
                 CERT-CG16: Energy Sustainability Engineering Certificate
                             Request for Inactivation
 
Special Consideration Item - Passed    FS.35.074
College of Geosciences
     Department of Atmospheric Sciences
                 PHD-ATMO: Doctor of Philosophy in Atmospheric Sciences
 
 
 
 
Texas A&M University Galveston
Special Consideration Item - Passed   FS.35.075
Texas A&M University Galveston Campus
     Department of Marine Science
                 PHD-MCMS: Ph.D. in Marine and Coastal Management and Science
 
Miscellaneous Request - Passed    FS.35.076
Graduate Courses Taught in Non-traditional Formats- Spring 2018
 
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – UCC REPORT – October 2017
 
New Courses – Passed    FS.35.077
HORT 328 Wild Edible, Cultivated and Poisonous Herbs
KINE 435 Physiology of Exercise Lab
MEEN 453 Additive and Subtractive Processes in Custom Manufacturing
MKTG 441            Service Quality in Healthcare
NFSC 324  Food Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Food
NFSC 407  Nutrition Care and Therapy
PHYS 125  Soft Matter Physics for Non-physicists
WGST 394 Gender and Genre
 
Change in Courses – Passed    FS.35.078
BUSN 403 Transformational Leadership Portfolio
CHEM 222 Elements of Organic and Biological Chemistry
ECMT 463 Introduction to Econometrics
ECMT 475 Economic Forecasting
ECON 311 Money and Banking
ECON 312 Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy
ECON 315 Sports Economics
ECON 320 Economic Development of Europe
ECON 323 Microeconomic Theory
ECON 410 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 412 Public Finance
ECON 414 Health Economics
ECON 418 Economics of Labor
ECON 420 Law and Economics
ECON 425 The Organization and Industry
ECON 426 Economics of Antitrust and Regulation
ECON 433 Energy Markets and Policy
ECON 435 Economics of Resource Scarcity
ECON 440 Experimental Economics
ECON 445 Financial Economics
ECON 449 Economics of Decision-Making Strategy
ECON 452 International Trade Theory and Policy
ECON 459 Games and Economic Behavior
ECON 460 Introduction to Mathematical Economics
ECON 465 Contemporary Economic Issues
ECON 470 Program Evaluation
ECON 491 Research
ENGR 281 Engineering Honors Mentoring and Team Building Seminar
ENGR 381 Engineering Honors Leadership and Project Management Seminar
 
ENTO 301 Biodiversity and Biology of Insects
ENTO 401 Principles of Integrated Pest Management
ENTO 402 Field-Crop Insects
ENTO 403 Urban Entomology
ENTO 423 Medical Entomology
ENTO 435 Case Studies in Problem Solving
ENTO 481 Seminar
ENTO 482 Occupational and Professional Development
ENTO 484 Professional Internship
ENTO 485 Directed Studies
ESSM 307  Forest Protection
ESSM 316  Range Ecology
FINC 351  Investment Analysis
FINC 361  Managerial Finance I
GEOG 392           GIS Programming
GEOL 404 Geology of Petroleum
GEOP 475 Interpretation of Gravity and Magnetic Fields
HLTH 481 Seminar in Allied Health
HORT 306 Trees and Shrubs for Sustainable Built Environments
HORT 308 Plants for Sustainable Landscapes
HORT 420 Concepts of Wine Production
HORT 429 Floriculture Crop Production
HORT 442 Horticulture Landscape Design II
HORT 453 Floral Art
MEEN 454 Tribology-Mechanical Interface Design
MEEN 455 Engineering with Plastics
MUSC 214 Perspectives on World Music
MUSC 215 Fieldwork in World Music
MUSC 235 Introduction to Composition
NFSC 469  Experimental Nutrition Laboratory
NFSC 475  Nutrition and Physiological Chemistry
PHYS 101 Freshman Physics Orientation
PHYS 102  Freshman Physics Orientation II
PHYS 208  Electricity and Optics
PHYS 218  Mechanics
PHYS 221  Optics and Thermal Physics
PHYS 222  Modern Physics for Engineers
PHYS 225  Electronic Circuits and Applications
PHYS 285  Directed Studies
PHYS 302  Advanced Mechanics I
PHYS 303  Advanced Mechanics II
PHYS 304  Advanced Electricity and Magnetism I
PHYS 309  Modern Physics
PHYS 331  Theoretical Methods for Physicists I
PHYS 332  Theoretical Methods for Physicists II
PHYS 401  Computational Physics
PHYS 408  Thermodynamics and Statistical Methods
PHYS 485  Directed Studies
RPTS 320  Computer Applications in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism
SCEN 201 Experiences in Secondary Math and Science Classrooms
WFSC 488 Fish Ecophysiology
 
Course Inactivation – Passed    FS.35.079
            PHYS 420         Concepts, Connections, and Communication
            PHYS 444         Art of Communication in Physics I: Communicating Science to Scientists
            PHYS 445         Art of Communication in Physics II: Communication Science to Non-scientists
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed   FS.35.080
College of Education & Human Development
     Department of Health & Kinesiology
                 BS-CHLT: Community Health BS
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.081
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
     Department of Nutrition and Food Science
                 BS-FSIM: Food Systems Industry Management BS
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.082
College of Education & Human Development
     Department of Health & Kinesiology
                 BS-HLTH-AHO: Health BS, Allied Health Track
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.083
College of Education & Human Development
     Department of Health & Kinesiology
                 BS-HLTH-SCH: Health BS, School Health Track
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.084
College of Education & Human Development
     Department of Health & Kinesiology
                 BS-KINE-AEP: Kinesiology BS, Exercise Science Track, Applied Exercise Physiology Concentration
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.085
College of Education & Human Development
     Department of Health & Kinesiology
                 BS-KINE-BEP: Kinesiology BS, Exercise Science Track, Basic Exercise Physiology Concentration
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.086
College of Education & Human Development
     Department of Health & Kinesiology
                 BS-KINE-MTB: Kinesiology BS, Exercise Science Track, Motor Behavior Concentration
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.087
College of Education & Human Development
     Department of Health & Kinesiology
                 BS-SPMT-SPI: Sport Management BS, Internship Track
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.088
College of Education & Human Development
     Department of Health & Kinesiology
                 BS-SPMT-SPN: Sport Management BS, Non-internship Track
 
 
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.089
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
     Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
                 BS-WFSC-VZY+: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences BS, Vertebrate Zoology Option
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.090
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
     Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
                 BS-WFSC-WEC+: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences BS, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Option
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.091
College of Education & Human Development
     Department of Health & Kinesiology
                 MINOR-SPMT: Sport Management Minor
 
Miscellaneous Request- Passed    FS.35.092
Courses Taught in Non-traditional Formats- Spring 2018
 
W-Courses – October Passed    FS.35.093
Courses submitted for W Certification:
AERO 302 Aerospace Engineering Laboratory
COMM 483           Propaganda
COMM 460           Communication and Contemporary Issues
GERM 351 Literary Investigations: German Short Fiction
KINE 198 Health and Fitness Activity
PSYC 302  Research Methods and Design in Psychology
 
Courses submitted for C certification:
MAST 441 Maritime Policy
 
__________________________________End of Consent Agenda____________________________________
 
Informational Review Items
 
School of Law- Course Inactivation   All were reviewed   FS.35.094
LAW 7283                    Estate and Gift Tax
LAW 7381                    Juvenile Justice
LAW 7556                    Sales and Leases
LAW 7628                    Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property
LAW 7724                    Texas Criminal Law Practicum
 
Committee Reports
None
 
Unfinished Business
FIVS 310 was withdrawn from the current Consent Agenda for discussion.  A motion was made to postpone for consideration so that the UGCC can speak with the college which submitted it.  Motion seconded and confirmed.  
 
Old Business
Motion(s) to bring Changes to Curriculum (below) back from the last meeting.  These were voted on and passed at this meeting.
Items Returned from Previous Meetings- require motion for consideration
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.095
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
     Department of Nutrition and Food Science
                 BS-FSTC-FSO+: Food Science and Technology- BS, Food Science Option
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.096
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
     Department of Nutrition and Food Science
                 BS-FSTC-INO+: Food Science and Technology- BS, Food Industry Option
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.097
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
     Department of Nutrition and Food Science
                 BS-NUTR-DPD: Nutrition-BS, Didactic Program in Diabetes Track
 
Change in Curriculum - Passed    FS.35.098
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
     Department of Nutrition and Food Science
                 BS-NUTR-GNO: Nutrition-BS, General Nutrition Track
 
Change in Curriculum – Passed   FS.35.099
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
     Department of Nutrition and Food Science
                 BS-NUTR-NSO: Nutrition-BS, Molecular and Experimental Track
 
New Business                     
None
 
Information & Discussion Only (not to be voted upon)
None
 
Committee of the Whole
 
Senator Grant brought some basic proposed changes to Rule 7 that were presented to the Rules & Regulations Committee – these will be distributed electronically.
 
Senator Epstein asked that Academic Affairs review conflicts in Howdy with final exams for on-line classes appearing at the same time.
 
Senator Laporte asked about the methods of distribution of Faculty Senate subjects and about the methods of distribution of feedback from faculty.  
 
Senator Daugherity commented on free parking for retirees.
 
Senator Ramadoss commented on Rule 7.
Committee Reports
SEBAC Report - Reviewed   FS.35.100
 
Unfinished Business
None
 
Adjourn
The meeting adjourned at 4:40pm.