July 14, 2014

Faculty Senate Meeting
Minutes
July 14, 2014
601 Rudder Tower
http://facultysenate.tamu.edu
 
Present:
Stephen Alton, Carisa Armstrong, Judith Ball, Debjyoti Banerjee, Guy  Battle, Michael Benedik, Doug Biggs, Leonard Bright, Jeff Cirillo, Greg Cobb, Charles Criscione, Robin Dabareiner, Darryl De Ruiter, Janice Epstein, Margaret Ezell, Jose Fernandez-Solis, Gerald Frye, Holly Gaede, Clare Gill, Melinda Grant, Julie Harlin, Greg Heim, Kevin Heinz, Shelley Holliday, Allen Honeyman, Richard Hutchinson, Bita Kash, Karen Kubena, Karen  Landry, Reza Langari, Wenshe Liu, Clint Magill, Stephen Miller, Rajesh  Miranda, Christine Murray, Lynne  Opperman, Ladan Panahi, Calvin Parnell, Eric Rowell, Karen Russell, Emet Schneiderman, Mark  Sicilio, Nancy Simpson, Karen Snowden, Grace Townsend, Kim-Vy Tran, Gary Varner, Coran Watanabe, Hongwei Zhao
 
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 3:18 PM.
 
Guest Speakers
 
Speaker Comments
 
Approval of June 9, 2014 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes – Attachment A
The June minutes were approved as presented.
 
Consent Agenda
GRADUATE COUNCIL – GC REPORT                                                   
New Course Request - June 5, 2014
Graduate Council Report
ANSC 636             Texas Panhandle Beef Production Tour
ANSC 638             Prediction of Genetic Merit
COMM 652         The Rhetoric of Social Movements
COMM 653         Rhetoric and Public Culture
COMM 656         Feminism and Rhetoric
GENE 638             Predictions of Genetic Merit
HCPI 552              Scholarship and Application
WGST 652            Feminism and Rhetoric
Attachment B
FS.32.19
Motion Passed
 
Course Change Request
COMM 654         History and Theory of Rhetoric to 1800
COMM 655         History and Theory of Rhetoric since 1800
ENGL 654             History and Theory of Rhetoric to 1800
ENGL 655             History and Theory of Rhetoric since 1800
SCMT 655            Forecasting Methods and Applications
SCMT 657            Methods in Multivariate Analysis
SCMT 658            Business Computer Models and Simulation
SCMT 660            Introduction to Contemporary manufacturing Management
SCMT 669            Enterprise Resource Management
Attachment C
FS.32.20
Motion Passed
 
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – UCC REPORT
June 13, 2014
New Courses
SCSC 305              Production Agronomy Experiences
Withdrawal of Courses
AMST 200            American Studies: History and Methods.
AMST 285            Directed Studies
AMST 311            American Expressions
AMST 321            Constructing Identities
AMST 331            Civic Engagement
AMST 341            Cultures of Science, Technology, and the Environment
AMST 350            Materializing America
AMST 360            Comparative Border Studies
AMST 481            Senior Seminar
AMST 484            Internship
AMST 485            Directed Studies
AMST 489            Special Topics in...
Change in Courses
ENGL 351             Advanced Film
FILM 351              Advanced Film
Attachment D
FS.32.21
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Science
                      Department of Mathematics
                                BA and BS in Mathematics
                                BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences
Attachment E
FS.32.22
Motion Passed
 
Informational Only
Texas A&M University at Galveston
              Request to add ENGL 204 to Galveston’s course inventory
Attachment F
FS.32.23
Motion Passed
                
W-COURSES     
June 5, 2014
Courses submitted for W certification
PETE 436              Petroleum Technical Presentations II
Courses submitted for W re-certification
ATMO 456           Practical Weather Forecasting
POLS 439              Foreign Policy Decision Making
Courses submitted for C course re-certification
MKTG 323           Marketing Research
Attachment G
FS.32.24
Motion Passed
 
 
Core Curriculum Council                                                                          
The CCC did not meet in June. No report submitted
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
The Consent Agenda was approved as presented.
 
                __________________________________End of Consent Agenda____________________________________
 
Informational Items Only
 
Unfinished Business                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                               
New Business  
Proposed Revisions to the Texas A&M Student Rule Change 59
Attachment H
FS.32.25
Motion Passed
 
Proposed Revisions to the Texas A&M Student Rule Change 1.12
Attachment I
FS.32.26
Motion Passed
 
Proposed Revisions to the Texas A&M Student Rule Change 10.5
Attachment J
FS.32.27
Motion Passed
 
Committee of the Whole
 
Adjourn
Meeting adjourned at 3:40 PM
 
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