January 14, 2013

Faculty Senate Meeting
January 14, 2013
3:15 p.m., 601 Rudder Tower
Present: Louise Abbott, Jorge Alvarado, Carisa Armstrong, Joe Arosh, Raymundo Arroyave, David Baca, Michael Benedik, Leonard Bierman, Doug Biggs, Andrea Bonito, Tiffany Boudreaux, Joseph Boutros, Leonard Bright, Edward Brothers, John Carhart, Richard Carlson, William B. Clark, Jonathan Coopersmith, Charles Criscione, Richard Curry, Joe Dannenbaum, Swaroop Darbha, Walter Daugherity, Darryl De Ruiter, Janice Epstein, Jose Fernandez-Solis, Edward Funkhouser, Holly Gaede, Melinda Grant, Ira Greenbaum, Michael Greenwald, Janet Hammer, Mike Hanik, James Hannah, Julie Harlin, Ed Harris, Greg Heim, Kevin Heinz, Kim Quaile Hill, Angie Hill Price,  Shelley Holliday, Wendy Jepson, Andrew Klein, Karen Kubena, Reza Langari, Paulo Lima-Filho, Carol Loopstra, Martha Loudder, Igor Lyuksyutov, Clint Magill, Vanita Mahajan, Sam Mannan, June Martin, Peter McIntyre, Stephen Miller, Miguel Mora, Jeffrey Morris, Adam Myers, Mike Pilant, Michelle Pine, Harland  Prechel, Deva Reddy, Leslie Reynolds, Dale Rice, Eric Rowell, Karen Russell, Luis San Andres, Jason Sawyer, Karen-Beth Scholthof, Jorge Seminario, Ergin Sezgin, Brian Shaw, Karen Snowden, Kathleen Speed, Richard Stadelmann, John Stallone, Bob Strawser, Elizabeth Tebeaux, Mike Thornton, Manuelita Ureta, Wyoma vanDuinkerken, Gary Varner, William West, Tryon Wickersham, B. Dan Wood, Richard Woodman, Jim Woosley, Beth McNeill
Absent: Ergun Akleman, Perla Balbuena, Judith Ball, Gwan Seong Choi, Robin Dabareiner, Stephen Guetersloh, Richard Hutchinson, Thomas Linton, Gene Nelson, Ramesh Talreja, Kim-Vy Tran, Matt Whiteacre, Keyan Zhu-Salzman,
Excused Absence: Clare Gill, Grace Townsend
Call to Order
Guest Speaker - Chancellor John Sharp
Guest Speaker Chancellor Sharp addressed several prepared questions as well as questions from Senators.  A brief accounting follows:

To the question of outsourcing Information Technology:  The Chancellor indicated that this is a system wide assessment, not a call for outsourcing.  Professionals from Deloitte are investigating current operations to help us identify the best and most efficient practices for IT so that problems such as happened where Commerce and Texarkana were cut off from IT for some time.

To the question of an RFP for ‘online teaching’:  Chancellor Sharp said the request came from Presidents of the other Universities in the system, who feel they have the most to lose from availability of courses and degrees at a distance.  The responses to the RFP were so costly that it was determined it would be better to engage consultants with expertise in the area.  It is important that the regional universities get ahead of the curve as to possible impacts and actions they should take.

The Chancellor’s research Initiative provides $100,000,000 in AUF funds for 3 years is for TAMU and Prairie View to identify and recruit ‘game changing’ faculty.  The funds are one-time so can be used in start-up and laboratory development. TAMU has identified the income from outsourcing contracts for continuing salaries.  It is felt the Interdisciplinary Life Science Building (ILSB) has 6-8 lab spaces available for new hires.  Although at least one prospective recruit has been identified for TAMU, A&M has been slow in initiating requests.

Our Health Science Center educates graduates for less than $100,000. This is less than 1/3rd the average cost.  This is in part because Scott & White pays the professionals that teach our students.  This fact highlights the need to establish appropriate titles for their service to Texas A&M.  Last years class had the highest first-time pass rate on board exams for all medical students in the state of Texas.  Which is a strong testimonial to the high quality teaching Scott & White is contributing to Texas A&M. 

An update on outsourcing:  The Chancellor indicated there have been a few ‘hiccups’ noted since the transition took place. All the cases that have come to the attention of the university have been resolved.  The Chancellor specifically noted an example of someone who reported being quoted an unusually high cost for a task such as installing an electrical circuit.  He encouraged all to report any charges that seem unreasonable.  In addition, he announced that the outsourcing contract is being negotiated to handle all 11 Universities, and that the combined contract is much better than individual contracts by themselves.  In response to the question from Senator Price, “Who do we report to when we feel cost are out of line?” the Chancellor introduced Phillip Ray, the primary contract negotiator who has now moved from TAMU to the System. (Mr. Ray was asked to provide a contact phone number: 832-725-6169 (cell).  Mr. Ray said that Ralph Davila, formerly the facilities manager for Agriculture, has been appointed to head the service-contract oversight team for TAMU.

Optimism for the current legislative session:  In response to Senator Hill’s question,  Mr. Sharp feels that our ability to demonstrate good stewardship of the reduced funds provided and by demonstrating to legislators the value of our research to the state, has put us in the best position of any institute of higher education.  In his terms, “They see the value of investing in us.”  The optimism was tempered by the observation that Medicaid and other programs are also short of funding, so even though there are excess funds to dispense under the current budget estimates, predicting how much may be available is impossible.

In response to Senator Jepsen’s question to the Chancellor regarding his vision for the future: The Chancellor outlined his vision for TAMU is to do his best to ensure that all possible resources are being directed to the teaching and research undertakings of TAMU.  He indicated that he is also looking into the national ‘problem’ of administrative costs rising at a greater rate than other costs of education.  He suggested that a professional team may be hired in the future to study how increases of administrative costs within the TAMU System compare to those of other Universities.
Senator McIntyre asked that the Chancellor consider engaging our Universities with others in finding ways to supplant the cost of textbook that has risen and estimated 300% in the last decade. He suggested getting publishers to engage in today’s technology could greatly reduce these costs.

In response to Senator Magill’s question concerning the effects of the merger of Scott & White with the Baylor Health Care system:  The Chancellor described the positive effects of changing the name of the Baylor College of Dentistry to include, first the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry and mentioning Texas A&M whenever the Forest Service is mentioned is helping to clearly reshape public awareness that these are parts of TAMUS rather than Texas or Baylor services.  Regarding the merger of Scott & White and the Baylor Health Plan, he stated that both organizations together will comprise the largest health care system in the state and both are pleased to have us as their primary partner for research and students. 

Senator Strawser asked about the dropping of Scott & White as an option for health care for TAMU employees.  Mr. Sharp indicated the Scott & White bid would have favored younger individuals and thus would have affected our overall pool for self-insurance, substantially increasing costs to many employees.  They will have the chance to bid at the next available opportunity. 

Speaker Comments
The speaker asked for a moment of silence in memory of Dr. James Aune.  Dr. Aune is a former Senator from the College of Liberal Arts.  His death on January 8 is a great loss for Texas A&M University.
The joint meeting with the University of Texas Faculty Council is scheduled for February 25.  Additional information will be forthcoming.
A joint committee with representative from the Senate and the Health Science Center Senate will be meeting to determine how clinical faculty titles will be addressed when the coming merger is finalized. 
Approval of December 10, 2012 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes                Motion Passed                                                                                                                                                                      Attachment A               
Consent Agenda   
Speaker-elect Daugherity requested that item BB be removed from the Consent Agenda.  The remaining items were accepted as presented.
GRADUATE COUNCIL – GC REPORT                                                                     Motion Passed
New Course Requests – December 6, 2012                                                         FS.30.086
ARCH673              Design for Active Living                                                             Attachment B
ARCH 678             Foundations of Healthcare Design
ECEN 712             Power Electronics for Photovoltaic Energy Systems
ECEN 753             Theory and Applications of Network Coding
EDCI 639               Grant Writing for Professional Development
INFO 647              Information Systems Sourcing
INFO 648              Advanced Data Management
VIBS 627               Optical Microscopy and Live Cell Imaging
VIZA 684              Professional Internship
Course Change Requests – December 6, 2012                                                                  Motion Passed
ATMO 602           Principles of Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry                                    FS.30.087 
ATMO 612           Atmospheric Physics II                                                                              Attachment C                           ATMO 612           Atmospheric Physics II                                                                                                                  
COSC 601             Construction Practices                                                                                  
COSC 602             Construction Estimating
COSC 603             Construction Scheduling
COSC 606             Mechanical and Electrical Construction
COSC 608             Structural Principles and Practices
COSC 620             Construction Operations
COSC 621             Advanced Topics in Construction Project Scheduling and Project Management
COSC 622             Construction Resources
COSC 624             Project Acquisition and Control
COSC 627             Construction Dispute Resolution Alternatives
COSC 628             Applications of Construction Law
COSC 631             Supervision of the Construction Workforce
COSC 633             International Construction Contracting
COSC 641             Construction Management Communications
COSC 642             Web-Based Construction Data Management
COSC 644             Systems Approach to Construction Management
COSC 648             Design-Build Project Delivery
COSC 650             Introduction to Construction Visualization
COSC 662             Contemporary Housing Production: Theory and Practice
COSC 663             Sustainable Construction
COSC 664             Construction Safety Management
COSC 665             Earth Construction
COSC 670             Facilities Management
COSC 672             Introduction to Facility Management Data Systems
COSC 674             Facility Energy Management
COSC 681             Seminar
COSC 684             Professional Internship
COSC 690             Theory of Research in Construction Management
COSC 691             Research
COSC 693             Professional Study
EDCI 617               Early Childhood Mathematics
EPSY 604              Career Assessment and Placement Services
EPSY 637              Qualitative Methods and Analysis
INFO 631              Business Component Design and Development
INFO 633              Business Objects Analysis and Design
VIBS 613               Evolutionary Bioinformatics
Special Consideration Items                                                                                                 Motion Passed
The College of Education and Human Development:                                                              FS.30.088
        Revisions to the Master of Education in Educational Technology                                   Attachment D
      The Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and
Human Development requests that the requirements for the Master of Education
in Educational Technology be changed to allow students A) to select a chair only
rather than a 3 person committee; and B) to exempt the final examination
Special Consideration Items                                                                                                 Motion Passed
College of Science: Master of Science in Analytics                                                                  FS.30.089                            
The Department of Statistics in the College of Science proposes a new                                 Attachment E
Master of Science in Analytics.
Special Consideration Items                                                                                                 Motion Passed
College of Engineering: Certificate of Quality Engineering for Regulated Medical                 FS.30.090
Technologies                                                                                                                            Attachment F
The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Dwight                                            
Look College of Engineering proposes a new certificate program in Quality
Engineering for Regulated Medical Technologies.
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – UCC REPORT                                     Motion Passed
New Courses – December 13, 2012                                                                                  FS.30.091
ARCH 213             Sustainable Architecture                                                                         Attachment G
ARCH 328             Architectural Envelopes                                                               
ARCH 438             History and Design of Sacred Architecture                                                                          
BAEN 417             Fundamentals of Nanoscale Biological Engineering                                                          
BIOL 295               Research Fundamentals in the Life Sciences                                                       
BIOL 395               Directed Investigation in Bioinformatic                                                  
BIOL 493               Independent Bioinformatics Research                                  
BIOL 495               Biology Capstone: Research Communication in the Life Sciences                                               
BMEN 350           Statistics for Biomedical Engineering                                      
ECEN 415             Physical and Economical Operations of Sustainable Energy Systems                                        
ECEN 424             Fundamentals of Networking
ENGR 181            Engineering Honors Seminar I                                   
ENTC 418             Medical Manufacturing                                
FILM 402              Intermedia Performance – cross listed with MUSC/PERF              
FINC 210              Opportunities in Finance I                                           
FINC 211              Opportunities in France II                                            
FINC 443              Valuation                                            
HIST 302               Women and War in the African Diaspora                                              
JOUR 451             Arts & Entertainment Journalism                                             
MUSC 202           Introduction to Tonal Harmony
NUEN 432            Nuclear Power Plant Fundamentals
NUEN 433            Nuclear Power Plant Systems – Pressurized Water Reactor
NUEN 434            Nuclear Power Plant Systems – Boiling Water Reactor
NUEN 435            Nuclear Power Plant Operations
NUEN 436            Human Performance for Nuclear Power Plant Engineers
PERF 202              Introduction to Performance Technology
PERF 318              Electronic Composition – cross listed with MUSC 318
PERF 402              Intermedia Performance – cross listed with MUSC/FILM 402
PERF 483              Performance Practicum
PSYC 210              Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
SCMT 300            Business Communications I– cross listed with ISYS 300
SCMT 400            Business Communication II – cross listed with ISYS 400
SCMT 484            Supply Chain Management Internship. Credit 1 to 4
SPAN 307             Spanish for the Sciences
URPN 200            Introduction to Landscape Architectural Practice
VMID 940            Houston SPCA: Alliance for Animal Welfare and Shelter Medicine
VTPP 452             Fetal and Embryo Physiology
Withdrawal of Courses – December 13, 2012                                                                     Motion Passed
ARCH 248             Writing in Architectural History                                                                  FS.30.092
                                                                                                                                                Attachment G
Change in Courses – December 13, 2012                                                                           Motion Passed                      ARCH 206             Architecture Design II                                                                               FS.30.093
ARCH 207             Architecture Design II                                                                               Attachment G
ARCH 216             Computational Methods in Architecture course description
ARCH 405             Architectural Design IV
ARCH 406             Architecture Design V
ECEN 351             Applied Electromagnetic Theory
ECEN 440             Introduction to Thin Film Science and Technology
ECEN 444             Digital Signal Processing 
ENDS 105             Design Foundations I
ENDS 106             Design Foundations II
ENDS 481             Seminar
ENDS 494             Internship
ENGR 281            Engineering Scholars Program Seminar I
HIST 376               Biographical Approach to Science Literacy
INFO 484              Information and Operations Management Internship
INFO 485              Directed Studies
INFO 489              Special Topics in…
KINE 304              Psychology of Sport
KINE 319              Sociology of Sport
MATH 221           Several Variable Calculus
MATH 251           Engineering Mathematics III
MATH 253           Engineering Mathematics III
MATH 302           Discrete Mathematics
MATH 304           Linear Algebra
MATH 308           Differential Equations
MATH 407           Complex Variables
MATH 409           Advanced Calculus I
MATH 410           Advanced Calculus II
MATH 411           Mathematical Probability
MATH 414           Fourier Series and Wavelets
MATH 415           Modern Algebra I
MATH 427           Introduction to Number Theory
MATH 436           Introduction to Topology
MATH 439           Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces
MATH 442           Mathematical Modeling
MATH 469           Introduction to Mathematical Biology
MATH 470           Communications and Cryptography
MUSC 316           Music and Technology
MUSC 318           Electronic Composition
MUSC 402           Music and Sound for Media
NUTR 404            Nutrition Assessment and Planning
NUTR 470            Nutrition and Physiological Chemistry
NUTR 481            Undergraduate Nutrition Seminar
PETE 301              Petroleum Engineering Numerical Methods
PETE 310              Reservoir Fluids
PETE 311              Reservoir Petrophysics
PETE 314              Transport Processes in Petroleum Production
PHYS 208              Electricity and Optics
PHYS 222              Modern Physics for Engineers
PHYS 331              Theoretical Methods for Physicists I
PHYS 332              Theoretical Methods for Physicists II
PHYS 401              Computational Physics
POLS 491              Research
RPTS 311              Recreation and Tourism Programs
RPTS 320              Festivals, Fairs and Events
RPTS 321              Festivals, Fairs and Event Management II
URPN 301            Urban and Regional Planning
VIST 484               Summer Internship
VIST 494               Internship
Mays Business School                                                                                                                                                                   
  Department of Information and Operations Management
    Course prefix changes to ISYS (see memorandum from Dr. Richard Metters)
      INFO 209, 210, 250, 300, 306, 322, 328, 330, 350, 374, 400, 420, 422, 439, 446, and 477
    Course prefix changes to SCMT (see memorandum from Dr. Richard Metters)
      INFO 303, 305, 309, 335, 336, 340, 345, 361, 364, 464, 465, and 468
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                 Motion Passed
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences                                                                                            FS.30.094
  Department of Nutrition and Food Science                                                                                     Attachment H
    B.S. in Food Science and Technology 
      Food Science Option
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences                                                                                               FS.30.095
   Department of Nutrition and Food Science                                                                                      Attachment I
      B.S. in Food Science and Technology
      Industry Option
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed
 College of Architecture                                                                                                                       FS.30.096
    Department of Architecture                                                                                                            Attachment J
  Department of Architecture
    B.E.D. in Environmental Design
      Architectural Studies Option
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
College of Architecture                                                                                                                         FS.30.097                
  Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning                                                            Attachment K
    B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
Dwight Look College of Engineering                                                                                                    FS.30.098                     Certificate in Engineering Honors - requirement changes                                                              Attachment L
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed
Dwight Look College of Engineering                                                                                                    FS.33.099                     Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution                                                Attachment M
    B.S. in Engineering Technology
      Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Option
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
Dwight Look College of Engineering                                                                                                     FS.30.100                   Department of Mechanical Engineering                                                                                            Attachment N
    B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
College of Liberal Arts                                                                                                                          FS.30.101                     Department of Communication                                                                                                       Attachment O
    B.A. in Communication
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
College of Liberal Arts                                                                                                                           FS.30.102                 
  Department of Communication                                                                                                         Attachment P
    B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
College of Liberal Arts                                                                                                                           FS.30.103                    Department of Communication                                                                                                         Attachment Q
    B.S. in Telecommunication Media Studies
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
College of Liberal Arts                                                                                                                           FS.30.104                 
  Department of Performance Studies                                                                                                  Attachment R
    Minor in Music - requirement changes
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
College of Liberal Arts                                                                                                                          FS.30.105                 
  Department of Political Science                                                                                                         Attachment S
    B.A. in Political Science and Master of Public Service Administration (3+2 Program)
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
College of Liberal Arts                                                                                                                          FS.30.106                     Department of Political Science                                                                                                       Attachment T
    B.S. in Political Science and Master of Public Service Administration (3+2 Program)
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed     
College of Science                                                                                                                                FS.30.107                     Department of Biology                                                                                                                     Attachment U
    B.A. in Biology
    B.S. in Biology
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
College of Science                                                                                                                                FS.30.108                  
  Department of Physics                                                                                                                       Attachment V
    B.A. in Physics
    B.S. in Physics
Change in Curriculum – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences                                                                   FS.30.109                   
  D.V.M. Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine                                                                        Attachment W
Special Consideration – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences                                                                                              FS.30.110               
  Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications                                        Attachment X
College of Liberal Arts
    Minor in Leadership
      Request for a new minor
Special Consideration – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
College of Architecture                                                                                                                        FS.30.111                   
  Department of Architecture                                                                                                              Attachment Y
    Minor in Sustainable Architecture & Planning
      Request for a new minor
Special Consideration – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed 
Dwight Look College of Engineering                                                                                                    FS.30.112                 
  Department of Biomedical Engineering                                                                                             Attachment Z
    Certificate in Quality Engineering for Regulated Medical Technologies
      Request for a new certificate program
Special Consideration – December 13, 2012                                                                                   Motion Passed
College of Liberal Arts                                                                                                                          FS.30.113                    Department of Performance Studies                                                                                                 Attachment AA
    Minor in Performance Technology
      Request for a new minor
New Courses – December 13, 2012                                                        Removed from the Consent Agenda
Texas A&M University at Qatar                                                              FS.30.114
  ECEN 210           Computer Programming and Algorithms                       Attachment BB
  ECEN 479           Wireless Communication Laboratory
W-COURSES                                                                                                                                    Motion Passed
 Courses submitted for W Certifications – December 2012                                                        FS.30.115
 Courses submitted for W Recertification – December 2012                                                      Attachment CC
___________________________________End of Consent Agenda____________________________________
Committee Reports                                                                                                                                
There were no Committee Reports submitted for business.
Old Business                                                                                                                       Motion Passed
     College of Liberal Arts                                                                                                    FS.30.116
              Department of Political Science                                                                            Attachment DD            
               B.A. in Political Science                                                                                                                                           
               B.S. in Political Science
Item J.  Discussion centered on why the degree called for exclusion of Math 167, an approved core curriculum course, to satisfy the 3 hours of math required by the degree.  The Political Sciences Department prefers that student take Math 141 and 142 to prepare for advanced level work in the major, but did not indicate the need to take those courses in the degree plan.  The corrected change will be re-presented in the January Senate meeting.
Secretary Magill moved that the item removed from the December consent agenda dealing with changes in math requirements for a degree in Political Sciences be approved.  On learning that representatives of the two departments had met and resolved the question, the motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
Proposed Revisions to TAMU Student Rules, Sections 14, 15                                        Motion Passed 
                                                                                                                                      Attachment EE
 Secretary Magill moved approval of the recommended changes to Student Rules 14 and 15, dealing with joint and dual degrees and eliminating post-graduation changes to honors designation, respectively.  Dr. Jim Kracht, Assistant Provost, reiterated the basis for the change and after assurance that the rule would not prevent changes for students for example, whose grade had been miss-recorded, the motion passed. 
New Business                                                                                                                               
Proposed Rule Change for Retention of College Deans (Discussion Only)               Tabled until the February Faculty                                                                                                                                            Senate meeting               
                                                                                                                                   Attachment FF
New Business, Discussion only item.  A suggested change that would permit Deans to serve more than 3 terms if receiving positive votes from at least 2/3 of voting members of the college was introduced.  Senator Loudder, who has been heavily involved in drafting the rule, said she realized that some rephrasing that will not change the intent of the proposed rule was in order before a vote is actually taken.  The changes will appear in the February agenda.
Emergency Motion                                               Tabled until the February Faculty Senate meeting (no attachment)
Senator Varner, introduced an emergency motion as follows:                                                               
“To facilitate a smooth transition to the new core curriculum by the November 2013 deadline, the Faculty Senate respectfully requests that the President make a decision on the plan forwarded to him by the Senate last April as soon as possible.”
He was speaking on behalf of a number of Department Heads who feel they need to know whether or not upper division courses can be included.  Since it was introduced as an emergency motion, a majority vote was required to determine if it could be considered, and the positive vote was unanimous, so discussion of the motions ensued.  Provost Watson suggested that miss-communications were apparent, since the president had asked her office to further study potential effects of non-inclusion of upper division courses and that she had reported to the Core Curriculum Council (CCC), so the President was awaiting action from the Senate.  Senator Rice, co-chair of the CCC, stated that the council had not had an opportunity to meet with the President since he offered to do so in an October meeting with the Senate Executive Committee, so the question has not been presented in the Senate.  He did say that a meeting of the Co-Chairs and Assistant Provost Kennimer had resulted in a compromise that will include some upper division courses that will be presented to the CCC in its meeting on January 23.  Results will be conveyed to the Senate as soon as possible following the meeting, so that the recommendation will be available for study by Senators well ahead of the February meeting. 
Senator Stadelmann moved to table the motion, that motion was seconded and passed. 
Unfinished Business
New Courses – December 13, 2012                                                                                      Motion Passed
Texas A&M University at Qatar                                                                                            FS.30.114                               ECEN 210           Computer Programming and Algorith                                                           Attachment BB
ECEN 479           Wireless Communication Laboratory
Senator Daugherity stated that the basis for asking removal of item BB from the consent agenda was that it dealt with having courses that duplicate computer science courses taught by non-computer scientists.  He wanted to emphasize that his Department had no problem so long as the courses were strictly for the Qatar campus.  He moved the item be passed and it was. 

Committee of the Whole
There were no items introduced in the committee of the whole.