January 13, 2020


Printable Minutes


TAMU Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes
January 13, 2020
3:00pm
Rudder 601
http://facultysenate.tamu.edu
 
 
CALL TO ORDER
Speaker Andrew Klein called the meeting to order at 3:00pm.  After initial comments, he swore in new Senator from Galveston, Papia Rozario.
 
 
GUEST SPEAKER
Speaker Klein introduced guest speaker Ms. Elaine Mendoza, Chairman of the Board of Regents for the Texas A&M System, and welcomed her to the podium.
 
Ms. Mendoza spoke about two items of top priority to the TAMU System: being invested in faculty and student success.  She expressed that among the diverse challenges, mental health is a growing concern among the student population.  She had heard this from the Senate’s Executive Committee, and also heard that losing the Aggie spirit is a concern as well.  Further, the success of Texas A&M University and the system schools cannot be decoupled.  Colleagues across the TAMUS are serving the under-served, and TAMUS schools cover a wide spectrum; this is powerful legislatively, as TAMUS faculty serve rural, urban, and international communities.  We impact 165,000 students across the great state.  Ms. Mendoza shared that at the system level, learning outcomes and student success metrics have been created (for example, demographics of students, student graduation metrics, etc.), that have considerably increased our transparency and accountability.  She stressed the importance of showing our legislature exactly what we are doing to be accountable and that we are transparent.  Further, it is critical for university educators to partner with Pre-K to12 teachers, and ensure that students entering the University are prepared to take the courses offered at Texas A&M.  Ms. Mendoza expressed appreciation for the College of Education’s initiative of adding the EC3 component to their degree program.  Ms. Mendoza concluded that our system has a lot of momentum and we need to spread the A&M flag to many places, the State Legislature, and the national governance.
 
Ms. Mendoza then fielded questions from the following Senators:
Jay Ramadoss, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Julie Harlin, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Jorge Alvarado, College of Engineering
Robert Mackin, College of Liberal Arts
Geoffrey Booth, College of Architecture
Deb Banerjee, College of Engineering
 
Speaker Klein thanked Chairman Mendoza for speaking to the Senate. 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
None in January.
 

SPEAKER COMMENTS
Speaker Klein welcomed regular guests and Senators for their attendance, citing the importance of the December and January meetings in ensuring curricular items are approved in time to appear in the upcoming course catalog.
  • He noted that since the last meeting over 5000 Aggies had graduated, including the first two from our McAllen campus, and 54 students were commissioned as officers in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • He thanked the members of the Executive Committee who represented the Senate at commencement ceremonies, shaking the hands of every graduate walking the stage.
  • He credited the administration for the success of the inaugural Doctoral Student Hooding Ceremony, citing the likelihood that it will become a great new Aggie Tradition.
  • Updating the Senators on the ongoing issue of the Unrelated Business Tax Income (UBIT) impact on pre-tax parking, he shared the good news that the federal government repealed the tax law creating the problem, so it is no longer an issue.
  • He met with Tyson Voelkel, President of the Texas A&M Foundation, and Porter Garner III, President and CEO of the Association of Former Students to investigate ways that faculty can work more closely with these two organizations in support of engaging our former students.
  • He shared that the all of the Senate’s records of approvals since 1988 had been stored in the Senate office, and that he and Betsy Peterson, Executive Assistant to the Faculty Senate, had boxed up 30 years of items to go to the University Archivist for storage.
He stated that February’s guest speaker would be Dr. Jocelyn Widmer, Assistant Provost for Academic Innovation to speak about the new Learning Management System, CANVAS. 
Speaker Klein closed his remarks wishing all a productive semester.
 
 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The motion passed to approve the December 9, 2019 minutes as distributed.  Attachment A – Passed
 

CONSENT AGENDA – PassedFS.37.155–FS.37.295 (Full Consent Agenda with FS #’s can be found below Adjournment.)
The motion passed to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Speaker Klein highlighted new and revised courses from the College of Dentistry, and commented on the dedication of the COD’s new 160,000 square foot facility on January 23rd.  He shared that their faculty and students support 100,000 patient visits a year – a number that is projected to increase by 40% with the new facility; an outstanding example of how Texas A&M faculty truly exemplify the Aggie Core Value of Selfless Service.
 
He then asked if any Senators wished to highlight any other curricular items.  None did.
 
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Core Curriculum Council Course Report Attachment B – Passed – FS.37.296
The motion passed to approve the Core Curriculum Course Report as presented.  (CCC Report with FS # can be found below Adjournment.)
 
 
OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS
System Employee Benefits Advisory Committee (SEBAC) Report – Attachment C – FS.37.297
Senator and SEBAC representative Greg Heim presented the attached report, for informational review only, fielding questions by Senators Julie Harlin, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences; Rajesh Miranda, College of Medicine; and Adam Kolasinski, Mays Business School.
 
 
NEW BUSINESS
No new business was conducted.
 
 
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Speaker-Elect John Stallone convened the Committee of the Whole. 
 
Angie Hill Price, College of Engineering
Senator Price raised concerns about the number of vehicles driving on sidewalks, especially during class breaks.
 
David Earnest, College of Medicine
Senator Earnest expressed concern about the continuing issue of extended lengths of time in hiring people for grants.  He said there had been some small improvement after representatives from HR looked at the Workday issue, but there are still major problems.
 
Jorge Alvarado, College of Engineering
Senator Alvarado shared challenges with the new HOWDY website.
 
Hank Walker, College of Engineering
Senator Walker announced that he is the Faculty Senate representative on the Enterprise Information Steering Committee, and addressed some of the stated concerns with HOWDY.  There is a gradual migration from older, no-longer-supported versions to a version supported by the vendor.
 
Andrew Klein, College of Geosciences
Speaker Klein shared that student leadership had also raised similar issues related to HOWDY.
 
Angie Hill Price, College of Engineering
Senator Price shared that AOC Deans also expressed concerns about HOWDY.
 
Stefanie Harris, College of Liberal Arts
Senator Harris suggested faculty be notified in advance of launching new software, stressing communication would help prevent so many problems.
 
Speaker-Elect John Stallone turned the meeting back over to Speaker Klein.
 
 
ADJOURN
The meeting was adjourned at 4:28pm.
 
 
ATTACHMENTS BELOW: Approved Consent Agenda, Core Curriculum Council Report
CONSENT AGENDA
GRADUATE COUNCIL
New Courses – Passed – FS.37.155
ARCH 658: Building Materials and Assemblies
ARCH 668: Preservation Field Studies
CSCE 706: Structured Programming in C
CSCE 707: Programming I
CSCE 708: Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming
CSCE 709: Intermediate Program Design and Development with C++
CSCE 714: Advanced Hardware Design Functional Verification
CSCE 735: Parallel Computing
CVEN 705: Professional Skills Development for Civil Engineering Industry
DDDS 614: Introduction to Restorative Dentistry I
DDDS 615: Introduction to Restorative Dentistry II
DDDS 716: Integrated Practice of Dentistry Didactic I
DDDS 717: Integrated Practice of Dentistry Lab I
DDDS 718: Integrated Practice of Dentistry Didactic II
DDDS 719: Integrated Practice of Dentistry Lab II
DDDS 802: Medical Pharmacology
DDDS 818: Integrated Practice of Dentistry I
DDDS 819: Integrated Practice of Dentistry II
DDDS 841: Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DDDS 861: Orthodontics
DDDS 902: Applied Pharmacology
DDDS 917: Dental Board Review
DDDS 921: Advanced Principles of Patient Evaluation and Management
ENGR 641: Subsea Umbilical and Control System Design
EPSY 671: Interpersonal Relationships and Children's Academic Outcomes
FILM 600: Methods of Film Study
FINC 655: Seminar in Investment Banking
GEOL 670: Geological Data Analysis
HISP 692: Professional Study
IDIS 653: Distribution Operational Excellence
IMED 942: Antimicrobial Stewardship
IMED 943: Infectious Disease in the Orthopedic Patient Population
INTA 700: The Art of Counterintelligence
INTA 705: Bioterrorism
MEID 815: Home Visit Program - Interprofessional Education
MEID 817: Health Systems Science- Capstone Course
MHUM 605: Physician and Society Through Films - A Cross-Cultural Perspective on the Human Condition
MHUM 820: Business of Medicine - A Practicum to Identify and Discuss Complexities of Healthcare Management
MKTG 602: Marketing Metrics
MKTG 604: Data Visualization for Marketers
MKTG 644: HealthTech for Improving Customer Care
MPED 837: Adolescent Medicine
MRAD 816: Interventional Radiology
OCEN 610: Laboratory and Field Instrumentation and Measurements
OCEN 615: Ocean Engineering Experiments and Oceanographic Measurements
OCEN 621: Advanced Naval Architecture
OCEN 661: Analysis of Uncertainties for Ocean Engineers
OCEN 662: Probabilistic Modeling in Ocean Engineering
OCEN 667: Offshore Random Processes
SCSC 647: Genome Editing in Crop Plants
SURG 864: Minimally Invasive Surgical Research
SURG 865: Oculoplastic Surgery
SURG 872: Surgical Innovation Transformative Rapidly Engineered Prototyping
TCMT 635: Technology Commercialization
VIBS 988: Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Selective
VLCS 988: Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Selective
VSCS 988: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Selective
 
New Courses – Galveston – Passed – FS.37.156
MARA 625: Maritime Law and Policy
MARA 645: Maritime Cybersecurity
MARA 665: Maritime Business Analytics
 
Change in Courses – Passed – FS.37.157
AERO 640: Turbulence Processes
ARCH 647: Documentation of Historic Buildings and Sites
CVEN 750: Finite Element Theory and Applications in Structural Engineering
DDDS 601: Biological Foundations of Dentistry
DDDS 602: Human Structure, Function and Disease I
DDDS 603: Human Structure, Function and Disease II
DDDS 604: Human Defenses and Responses to Infectious Disease
DDDS 611: Ethical Practice
DDDS 714: Comprehensive Dentistry Clinic
DDDS 742: Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide/Conscious Sedations
DDDS 814: Comprehensive Dentistry Clinic
DDDS 871: Pediatric Dentistry
DDDS 911: Ethical Practice
DDDS 914: Comprehensive Dentistry Clinic
ECEN 609: Adaptive Control
ECEN 642: Digital Image Processing and Computer Vision
ENDO 622: Clinical Endodontics I
ENDO 623: Clinical Endodontics II
ENDO 624: Clinical Endodontics III
ENDO 625: Clinical Endodontics IV
ENDO 626: Clinical Endodontics V
ENDO 627: Advanced Clinical Endodontics I
ENDO 628: Advanced Clinical Endodontics II
GEOS 676: Capstone Experience
HLTH 635: Health Disparities and Equity
ISTM 660: Applied Predictive Analytics for Business
LAW 741: Independent Study
MATH 610: Numerical Methods in Partial Differential Equations
MEEN 612: Mechanics of Robot Manipulators
MEEN 625: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
MEEN 644: Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
MEEN 683: Multidisciplinary System Analysis and Design Optimization
MGMT 620: Managing Human Resources
MKTG 641: Service Quality in Healthcare
OCEN 682: Coastal Sediment Processes
SPED 617: Adolescent Literacy Across the Content Areas for Students with Disabilities
TCMT 631: Capstone I
VMID 944: Integrated Animal Care III: Elements of Care
VTPP 627: Biomedical Physiology II
 
Change in Courses – Inactivation Proposal – Passed – FS.37.158
     School of Law
Department of Law
                 LAW 7836: Externship
 
Change in Courses – Inactivation Proposal – Passed – FS.37.159
     School of Law
Department of Law
                 LAW 7837: Externship
 
Change in Courses – Inactivation Proposal – Passed – FS.37.160
     School of Law
Department of Law
                 LAW 7838: Externship
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.161
     College of Science
Department of Mathematics
   BA/MS-MATH/MATH-FTR: Mathematics - 5-Year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science in Mathematics
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.162
     College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS/MS-APMS/MATH-FTR: Applied Mathematics - 5-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Mathematics
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.163
     College of Education & Human Development
Department of Health & Kinesiology
BS/MS-KINE/ATTR-ETR: Kinesiology - 5-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.164
     College of Science
Department of Mathematics
BS/MS-MATH/MATH-FTR: Mathematics - 5-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Mathematics
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.165
     Bush School of Government & Public Service
Department of International Affairs
CERT-CAIA: Advanced International Affairs - Certificate
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.166
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Liberal Arts
CERT-CG13: Digital Humanities - Certificate
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.167
     College of Architecture
Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
CERT-CG19: Environmental Hazard Management - Certificate
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.168
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Liberal Arts
CERT-CG21: Film and Media Studies - Certificate
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.169
     School of Public Health
Department of Health Policy & Management
CERT-CG25: Health Systems Management - Certificate
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.170
     College of Architecture
Department of Architecture
CERT-CG28: Historic Preservation - Certificate
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.171
     Bush School of Government & Public Service
Department of International Affairs
CERT-CG69: Public Management - Certificate
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.172
     Bush School of Government & Public Service
Department of International Affairs
CERT-CHLS: Homeland Security - Certificate
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.173
     Bush School of Government & Public Service
Department of International Affairs
CERT-CNPM: Nonprofit Management - Certificate
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.174
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department of Entomology
CERT-VBDR: Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Disease Response in Human and Animal Systems - Certificate
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.175
     College of Architecture
Department of Architecture
MAR-ARCH: Master of Architecture in Architecture
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.176
     College of Engineering
Department of Engineering
MEN-ENGR: Master of Engineering in Engineering
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.177
     Bush School of Government & Public Service
Department of International Affairs
MPS-PSAA: Executive Master of Public Service and Administration in Public Service and Administration
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.178
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
MS-AGSM: Master of Science in Agricultural Systems Management
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.179
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
MS-BAEN: Master of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.180
     College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Department of Veterinary Medicine
MS-BIMS: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.181
     College of Engineering
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
MS-ELEN: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.182
     College of Engineering
Department of Engineering
MS-ITDE: Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.183
   College of Dentistry
Department of Dentistry
DDS-DDDS: Doctor of Dental Surgery
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.184
   School of Law
Department of Law
JD-JDLW: Juris Doctor
 
Change in Programs
     College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences – Passed – FS.37.185
Department of Veterinary Medicine
DVM-VTMD: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in Veterinary Medicine
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.186
   College – Galveston Campus
              Department of Marine Biology
MS-MARB: Master of Science in Marine Biology
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.187
   College – Galveston Campus
              Department of Marine Biology
PHD-MARB: Doctor of Philosophy in Marine Biology
 
 
Program Inactivation Proposal – Passed – FS.37.188
     College of Architecture
Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
BLA/MLP-LAND/LPDV-APD: Landscape Architecture - 6-Year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture/Master of Land and Property Development
 
Program Inactivation Proposal – Passed – FS.37.189
     College of Architecture
Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
BLA/MUP-LAND/URPL-AUR: Landscape Architecture - 6-Year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture/Master of Urban Planning
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.190
     College of Liberal Arts
        Department of Liberal Arts
BA/MA-ENGL/ENGL-LEN: English - 5-Year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in English
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.191
     College of Geosciences
        Department of Oceanography
BS/MOS-OCNG/OCST-GME: Oceanography - BS, Marine Ecosystem Science and Health Track - 5-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Ocean Science and Technology
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.192
     College of Geosciences
        Department of Oceanography
BS/MOS-OCNG/OCST-GOL: Oceanography - BS, Ocean Climate Track - 5-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Ocean Science and Technology
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.193
     College of Geosciences
        Department of Oceanography
BS/MOS-OCNG/OCST-GOO: Oceanography - BS, Ocean Observing Science Technology Track - 5-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Ocean Science and Technology
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.194
     College of Engineering
        Departments of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Environmental & Occupational Health
BS/MPH-INEN/OCSH-PPH: Industrial Engineering - 5-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Public Health in Occupational Safety and Health
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.195
     College of Engineering and School of Public Health
        Departments of Engineering and Environmental & Occupational Health
BS/MPH-ITDE/OCSH-PPH: Bachelor of Science (ITDE) and Master of Public Health (OCSH) Combined Degree Program
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.196
     College of Geosciences
        Departments of Geology & Geophysics
BS/MS-GEOL/GEOL-GGE: Geology - 5-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Geology
 
 
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.197
     College of Geosciences
        Departments of Geology & Geophysics
BS/MS-GEOP/GEOP-GGE: Geophysics - 5-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Geophysics
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.198
     College of Engineering and School of Law
               Departments of Engineering and Law
BS/JD-ITDE/JDLW-LJD: Interdisciplinary Engineering - 6-Year Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.199
     College of Engineering
   Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
CERT-EESY: Electric Energy Systems - Certificate
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.200
     College of Geosciences
        Department of Geology
CERT-GSPI: Geospatial Intelligence - Certificate
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.201
     College of Architecture
        Department of Architecture
MS/MAR-ARCH: Master of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture in Architecture Combined Degree Program
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.202
     School of Public Health and School of Law
               Departments of Health Policy & Management and Law
MPH/JD-PHPM/JDLW-PHL: Master of Public Health in Health Policy Management (PHPM) and Juris Doctor (JDLW) Combination Degree Program
 
 
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
   New Courses – Passed – FS.37.203
ANSC 429: Dairy Production Management
ANTH 222: Cross Cultural Competency
ARCH 444: American Architecture
ARCH 468: Preservation Field Studies
BICH 409: Principles of Biochemistry
BIMS 125: Animals in Society
CLEN 101: Engineering Approaches to Problems
CLEN 181: Engineering Learning Community Student Success Seminar
CLEN 201: Tools for Engineering Analysis
CLEN 301: Humanity and Materials
CLEN 302: Survey of Nuclear Technology
CLEN 303: Renewable Energy and the Environment
CLEN 304: Pushing the Limits of Construction - Taller, Stronger, Leaner
COMM 317: Social Media Law
COMM 326: Event and Communication Planning
COSC 303: High Performance Residential Building
CSCE 413: Software Security
CVEN 464: Environmental Fluid Mechanics
ECEN 429: Machine Learning for Signal Processing
ECEN 446: Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms
ECEN 461: Electronic Noise
EPSY 284: Internship
EVEN 201: Introduction to the Environmental Engineering Profession
FINC 268: Careers in Energy Finance
FINC 345: Success Factors in Corporate Finance
FINC 436: Corporate Finance Capstone
FINC 468: Entrepreneurial Finance
FYEX 101: First Year Experience
GEOS 443: Global Biogeochemical Cycles
HIST 448: American Law Since 1865
INTS 311: Cultural Politics
ISEN 281: Essential of Modern Manufacturing Methods for Engineering Design
JOUR 341: Mobile Journalism
MKTG 443: The Business of Healthcare
MKTG 444: HealthTech for Improving Customer Care
NUEN 315: Thermodynamics in Nuclear Systems
PERF 333: Movement in Performance Studies
PERF 338: Performing Communities
PSYC 105: First Semester Experience
PSYC 225: Lifespan Development
PSYC 245: Introduction to Psychological Science Methods
PSYC 471: Research Writing in Neuroscience
PSYC 475: Communicating Neuroscience Concepts
PSYC 483: Teaching Scholars
SOCI 422: Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice
VIBS 210: Twenty-first Century Global One Health
VIBS 211: Twenty-first Century Biological Threats
 
New Courses – Galveston – Passed – FS.37.204
MARE 217: Circuit Analysis
MARE 315: Thermodynamics for Technologists
MARE 317: Marine Analog Electronics
MARE 318: Strength of Materials
 
Change in Courses – Passed – FS.37.205
ACCT 327: Financial Reporting I
ACCT 427: Accounting and Financial Information Systems
ACCT 430: Global Immersion in Accounting
ACCT 450: Accounting Ethics
AERO 423: Orbital Mechanics
ANSC 117: Texas Barbecue
ANSC 303: Principles of Animal Nutrition
ANSC 311: Equine Behavior and Training
ANSC 312: Intermediate Horse Training and Sales
ANSC 412: Swine Production and Management
ARAB 301: Reading and Composition
ARAB 302: Reading and Composition II
ARCH 212: Social and Behavioral Factors in Design
ARCH 335: Architectural Systems
ARCH 347: Documentation of Historic Buildings and Sites
ARTS 115: Drawing for Visualization
ARTS 315: Figure Drawing For Narrative and Concept Development
BMEN 211: Biomedical Applications of Signals and Systems
BMEN 253: Medical Device Design I
BMEN 305: Bioinstrumentation
BMEN 321: Biomedical Electronics
BMEN 344: Biological Responses to Medical Devices
BMEN 345: Biomaterials Lab
BMEN 353: Medical Device Design II
BMEN 420: Medical Imaging
BMEN 453: Analysis and Design Project I
BMEN 454: Analysis and Design Project II
BMEN 465: Biomechanics Experiential Learning Lab
CHEM 106: Molecular Science for Citizens
COMM 257: Communication, Religion and the Arts
COSC 184: Construction Safety I
COSC 284: Introduction to Applied Workplace Ethics, Etiquette and Communications
COSC 464: Construction Safety II
COSC 484: Internship - 10 Week
COSC 494: Internship
CVEN 336: Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
CVEN 465: Coastal Resilience
DCED 301: Dance History
ENGL 333: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Literatures
ESET 333: Product Development
ESET 350: Analog Electronics
ESET 359: Electronic Instrumentation
ESET 415: Advanced Network Systems and Security
ESET 462: Control Systems
EURO 405: European Cinema
EVEN 304: Environmental Engineering Lab
EVEN 400: Design Problems in Environmental Engineering I
EVEN 404: Environmental Unit Operations Laboratory
FILM 343: Sex, Gender and Cinema
FILM 394: Studies in Film Genre
FILM 401: National Cinema History
FILM 417: Film Authorship
FILM 481: Seminar in Film Studies
FILM 484: Internship in Film Studies
FILM 485: Directed Studies
FILM 491: Research
FIVS 316: Biotechnology and Forensics
FIVS 401: Forensic Soil Science
FIVS 415: Practice and Principles of Science and Law
FIVS 422: Crime Scene Investigation
FIVS 481: Seminar
FIVS 491: Research
GEOL 450: Geology Senior Project
GEOS 470: Data Analysis Methods in Geosciences
HIST 305: Chicana/o History since 1848
HIST 445: History of Military Strategy
HIST 468: Latinx Civil Rights Movements
IDIS 464: Distributor Operations and Financial Management
INST 210: Understanding Special Populations
KINE 210: The Art of Movement
LMAS 201: Introduction to Latino/Mexican American Studies
MATH 171: Calculus I
MATH 172: Calculus II
MEEN 491: Research
MKTG 404: Data Visualization for Marketers
MMET 281: Manufacturing and Assembly Processes II
MMET 301: Mechanical Power Transmission
MMET 463: Mechanical Design Applications II
MSEN 330: Numerical Methods for Materials Scientists and Engineers
MSEN 380: Communicating Materials Science and Engineering
MSEN 470: Computational Materials Science and Engineering
NURS 323: Nursing Care of Women, Families and Newborns
NURS 411: Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses
NURS 412: Care of Mental Heatlh Clients
NURS 413: Nursing Care of Children and Families
NURS 421: Care of Community Health Clients
NURS 430: Transition to Professional Nursing Practice
OCNG 203: Communicating Oceanography
OCNG 440: Chemical Oceanography
PERF 328: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts
PETE 336: Petroleum Technical Presentation I
PETE 436: Petroleum Technical Presentation II
PSYC 300: Psychology of Women
SOCI 220: Methods of Social Research
SOCI 450: Social Entrepreneurship
VIST 106: Principles of Design II
VIST 206: Visual Studies Studio I
VIST 271: Computing for Visualization II
VTPB 334: Poultry Diseases
 
Change in Courses – Galveston – Passed – FS.37.206
MARB 445: Marine Fisheries Management
MARE 210: Metallurgy for Marine Engineers
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.207
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Anthropology
BA-ANTH: Anthropology - BA
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.208
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Anthropology
BA-ANTH-ATR: Anthropology - BA, Archaeology Track
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.209
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Communication
BA-COMM: Communication - BA
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.210
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of International Studies
BA-INTS-GCS: International Studies - BA, Global Cultural Studies Track
 
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.211
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of International Studies
BA-INTS-ICC: International Studies - BA, International Commerce Track
 
 
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.212
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of International Studies
BA-INTS-ICM: International Studies - BA, International Communication and Media Track
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.213
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of International Studies
BA-INTS-IES: International Studies - BA, Environmental Studies Track
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.214
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of International Studies
BA-INTS-IGI: International Studies - BA, International Geographic Information Systems Track
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.215
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of International Studies
BA-INTS-IPD: International Studies - BA, International Politics and Diplomacy Track
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.216
     College of Science
        Department of Mathematics
BA-MATH: Mathematics - BA
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.217
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Performance Studies
BA-PERF: Performance Studies - BA
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.218
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Philosophy & Humanities
BA-PHIL: Philosophy - BA
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.219
     College of Science
        Department of Physics and Astronomy
BA-PHYS: Physics - BA
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.220
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
BA-PSYC: Psychology - BA
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.221
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Communication
BA-TCMS: Telecommunication Media Studies - BA
 
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.222
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Communication
BA-USLA-JNS*: University Studies - BA, Journalism Concentration
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.223
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Liberal Arts
BA-USLA-SEL*: University Studies - BA, Society, Ethics and Law Concentration
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.224
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Liberal Arts
BA-WGST: Women's and Gender Studies - BA
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.225
     Mays Business School
        Department of Marketing
BBA-MKTG-ADS: Marketing - BBA, Advertising Strategy Track
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.226
     Mays Business School
        Department of Marketing
BBA-MKTG-ANC: Marketing - BBA, Analytics and Consulting Track
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.227
     Mays Business School
        Department of Marketing
BBA-MKTG-PSS: Marketing - BBA, Professional Selling and Sales Management Track
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.228
     College of Architecture
        Department of Architecture
BED-EDAS: Environmental Design Architectural Studies - BED
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.229
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
        Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
BS-AGSM: Agricultural Systems Management - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.230
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
        Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication
BS-ALED: Agricultural Leadership and Development - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.231
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Anthropology
BS-ANTH: Anthropology - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.232
     College of Science
        Department of Mathematics
BS-APMS: Applied Mathematical Sciences - BS, Math Emphasis
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.233
     College of Science
        Department of Mathematics
BS-APMS-ACT: Applied Mathematical Sciences - BS, Actuarial Emphasis
 
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.234
     College of Science
        Department of Mathematics
BS-APMS-BIO: Applied Mathematical Sciences - BS, Biological Science Emphasis
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.235
     College of Science
        Department of Mathematics
BS-APMS-CPS: Applied Mathematical Sciences - BS, Computational Emphasis
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.236
     College of Science
        Department of Mathematics
BS-APMS-ECO: Applied Mathematical Sciences - BS, Economics Emphasis
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.237
     College of Science
        Department of Mathematics
BS-APMS-STA: Applied Mathematical Sciences - BS, Statistics Emphasis
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.238
     College of Engineering
        Department of Engineering
BS-AREN-MSB: Architectural Engineering - BS, Mechanical Systems for Buildings Track
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.239
     College of Engineering
        Department of Engineering
BS-AREN-SSB: Architectural Engineering - BS, Structural Systems for Buildings Track
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.240
     College of Engineering
        Department of Biomedical Engineering
BS-BMEN: Biomedical Engineering - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.241
     College of Architecture
        Department of Construction Science
BS-COSC: Construction Science - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.242
     College of Engineering
        Department of Computer Science & Engineering
BS-CPSC: Computer Science - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.243
     College of Engineering
        Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
BS-CVEN-CEM: Civil Engineering - BS, Construction Engineering and Management Track
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.244
     College of Engineering
        Department of Engineering
BS-ENGE: Engineering First-Year Curriculum
 
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.245
     College of Engineering
        Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
BS-EVEN: Environmental Engineering - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.246
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
        Department of Entomology
BS-FIVS-LWE: Forensic and Investigative Sciences - BS, Pre-Law Emphasis
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.247
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
        Department of Entomology
BS-FIVS-SCE: Forensic and Investigative Sciences - BS, Science Emphasis
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.248
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                  Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
BS-GENE: Genetics - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.249
     College of Geosciences
                  Department of Geography
BS-GEOG: Geography - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.250
     College of Engineering
        Department of Engineering
BS-ITDE: Interdisciplinary Engineering - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.251
     College of Science
                  Department of Mathematics
BS-MATH: Mathematics - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.252
     College of Engineering
        Department of Materials Science & Engineering
BS-MSEN: Materials Science and Engineering - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.253
     College of Engineering
                  Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution
BS-MXET-ELM: Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology - BS, Electro Marine Engineering Technology Track
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.254
     College of Liberal Arts
                  Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
BS-NRSC-BCN: Neuroscience - BS, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.255
     College of Science
                  Department of Biology
BS-NRSC-MCB: Neuroscience - BS , Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.256
     College of Engineering
        Department of Petroleum Engineering
BS-PETE: Petroleum Engineering - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.257
     College of Science
                  Department of Physics and Astronomy
BS-PHYS: Physics - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.258
     College of Liberal Arts
                  Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
BS-PSYC: Psychology - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.259
     College of Liberal Arts
                  Department of Communication
BS-TCMS: Telecommunication Media Studies - BS
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.260
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                  Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication
BS-USAL-LED*: University Studies - BS, Leadership Studies Concentration
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.261
     College of Science
                  Department of Science
BS-USSC-MBU*: University Studies - BS, Mathematics for Business Concentration
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.262
     College of Science
                  Department of Science
BS-USSC-MFT*: University Studies - BS, Mathematics for Teaching Concentration
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.263
     College of Science
                  Department of Science
BS-USSC-MPP*: University Studies - BS, Mathematics for Pre-Professionals Concentration
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.264
     College of Science
                  Department of Science
BS-USSC-SST*: University Studies - BS, Science for Secondary Teaching Concentration
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.265
     College of Engineering
        Department of Petroleum Engineering
CERT-CU66: Petroleum Ventures - Certificate
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.266
     Mays Business School
                  Department of Accounting
CERT-CU68: Internal Audit Certificate
 
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.267
     College of Science
                  Department of Physics and Astronomy
MINOR-ASTP: Astrophysics - Minor
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.268
     College of Science
                  Department of Biology
MINOR-BIOL: Biology - Minor
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.269
     College of Liberal Arts
                  Department of International Studies
MINOR-CCIS: Comparative Cultural Studies International - Minor
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.270
     College of Science
                  Department of Chemistry
MINOR-CHEM: Chemistry - Minor
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.271
     College of Engineering
        Department of Computer Science & Engineering
MINOR-CPSC: Computer Science - Minor
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.272
     College of Engineering
        Department of Materials Science & Engineering
MINOR-MSEN: Materials Science and Engineering - Minor
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.273
     College of Liberal Arts
                  Department of Performance Studies
MINOR-PERF: Performance Studies - Minor
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.274
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                  Department of Recreation, Park & Tourism
MINOR-PNRM: Park and Natural Resource Management - Minor
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.275
     College of Liberal Arts
                  Department of Sociology
MINOR-SOCI: Sociology - Minor
 
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.276
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
                  Department of Recreation, Park & Tourism
MINOR-YDEV: Youth Development - Minor
 
Change in Programs – Qatar – Passed – FS.37.277
     College – Qatar Campus
Department of Chemical Engineering
BS-CHEN-QT: Chemical Engineering - BS, Qatar Campus
 
 
Change in Programs – Qatar – Passed – FS.37.278
     College – Qatar Campus
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
                 BS-ELEN-QT: Electrical Engineering - BS, Qatar Campus
 
Change in Programs – Qatar – Passed – FS.37.279
     College – Qatar Campus
Department of Mechanical Engineering
BS-MEEN-QT: Mechanical Engineering - BS, Qatar Campus
 
Change in Programs – Qatar – Passed – FS.37.280
     College – Qatar Campus
Department of Petroleum Engineering
BS-PETE-QT: Petroleum Engineering - BS, Qatar Campus
 
Program Inactivation Proposal – Passed – FS.37.281
     Mays Business School
        Department of Marketing
BBA-MKTG-RBM: Marketing - BBA, Retail Buying and Management Track
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.282
     Mays Business School
        Department of Marketing
BBA-MKTG-HCM: Marketing - BBA, Healthcare Marketing Track
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.283
     Mays Business School
        Department of Marketing
BBA-MKTG-SRE: Marketing - BBA, Strategic Retailing Track
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.284
     College of Science
        Department of Mathematics
BS-APMS-CRT: Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematical Sciences , Cryptography Emphasis
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.285
     College of Liberal Arts
        Department of Communication
BS-COMM: Communication - BS
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.286
     College of Science
        Department of Physics and Astronomy
BS-PHYS-ASP: Physics - BS , Astrophysics Track
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.287
     College of Science
        Department of Physics and Astronomy
BS-PHYS-BUS: Physics - BS, Business Track
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.288
     College of Science
        Department of Physics and Astronomy
BS-PHYS-CPS: Physics - BS, Computational Science Track
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.289
     College of Science
        Department of Science
BS-USSC-ASC*: University Studies - BS, Arts and Sciences Concentration
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.290
     College of Liberal Arts
        Department of Liberal Arts
BS-WGST: Women's and Gender Studies - BS
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.291
     College of Education & Human Development
        Department of Educational Psychology
CERT-INST: Interdisciplinary Studies - Certificate
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.292
     College of Engineering
        Department of Engineering
MINOR-ENCP: Engineering Concepts - Minor
 
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.293
     College of Science
        Department of Biology
MINOR-PMED: Pre-Medicine - Minor
 
 
W&C COURSES
Courses Submitted for C Certification – Passed – FS.37.294
EVEN 400-C: Design Problems in Environmental Engineering I
 
Courses Submitted for W Certification – Passed – FS.37.295
COMM 440-W: Political Communication
OCNG 203-W: Communicating Oceanography Laboratory
SCSC 481-W: Senior Seminar
 
 
______________________________End of Consent Agenda____________________________________
 
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
CORE CURRICULUM COUNCIL COURSE REPORT Attachment B – Passed – FS.37.296
New Courses – Cultural Discourse
DCED 301-CD: Dance History
GEOS 110-CD: Disasters and Society
HLTH 342-CD: Human Sexuality
INTS 211-CD: Foundations in Cultural Studies
INTS 215-CD: Global Cinema
 
New Courses – Cultural Discourse – Galveston
MARA 373-CD: Personnel Management
 
New Courses – International and Cultural Diversity
ESSM 308-ICD: Fundamentals of Environmental Decision-Making
HIST 221-ICD: History of Islam
HIST 347-ICD: Rise of Islam, 600-1258
HIST 352-ICD: Modern East Asia
HIST 412-ICD: Soviet Union 1917-1991
HIST 477-ICD: Women and Gender in Modern European History
HLTH 333-ICD: Spirituality and Health
IBUS 459-ICD: Latin American Markets
NFSC 300-ICD: Religious and Ethnic Foods
RPTS 411-ICD: Cruise Tourism
 
New Courses – International and Cultural Diversity – Galveston
MARB 407-ICD: Research and Conservation in Greece-Dolphins, Fisheries and Cultural Heritage