February 9, 2015

Faculty Senate Meeting
Minutes
February 9, 2015
601 Rudder Tower
http://facultysenate.tamu.edu
 
Attendees: Gamal Akabani, Ergun Akleman, Derya Akleman, Stephen Alton, Carisa Armstrong, Joe Arosh, Raymundo Arroyave, Joseph Awika, Dabjyoti Banerjee, Guy Battle, Leonard Bierman, Carlos Blanton, John Buchanan, Christine Budke, Tahir Cagin, Richard Carlson, Luis Flipe Castro, Jeff Cirillo, Greg Cobb, Charles Criscione, Walter Daugherity, Nimir Elbashir, Janice Epstein, Jose Fernandez-Solis, Anthony Filippi, David Ford, Tammy Frank-Cannon, Gerald Frye, Clare Gill, Elsa Gonzalez, Melinda Grant, Ira Greenbaum, Julie Harlin, Greg Heim, Kim Quaile Hill, Angie Hill Price, Brian Holland, Richard Hutchinson, ‘Jon (Sean) Jasperson, Mark Johnson, Bita Kash, Andrew Klein, Karen Kubena, Reza Langari, Wenshe Liu, Charles Long, Alessandra Luiselli, Igor Lyuksyutov, Clint Magill, Vanita Mahajan, June Martin, Beth McNeill, Stephen Miller, Rajesh Miranda, Leslie Morey, Christine Murray, Bimal Nepal, Bruce Neville, Lynne Opperman, Calvin Parnell, Sorin Popescu, Heather Ramsey, Deva Reddy, Dale Rice, Eric Rowell, Karen Russell, Laura Sare, Ergin Sezgin, Robert Shaw, Mark Sicilio, Nancy Simpson, Karen Snowden, Joe Spurlock II, Bob Strawser, Cecilia Tamborindeguy, Winfried Teizer, Gabriela Thornton, Nancy Turner, Gretchen Tyson, Evan Vestal, Chuck Wakefield, Matthew Whiteacre, Jim Woosley, Hongwei Zhao, Masami Fujiwara, Gary Kunkel and Richard Wilhite
 
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Speaker Jim Woosley at 3:19 p.m.
Speaker Woosley installed three new senators: Masami Fujiwara, Gary Kunkel and Richard Wilhite.
Guest Speakers
John Sharp, Chancellor, Texas A&M University System
 
Guest speaker Chancellor John Sharp began by discussing the Chancellor’s Research Initiative, which he called a by-product of oil in West Texas and is being used to bring eminent scholars to Texas A&M University. Texas’ new governor, Greg Abbott, has an interest in higher education and will model a program on the A&M research initiative to help recruit national academy members to Texas, Sharp said, noting how beneficial that will be to A&M.
Sharp praised the university’s new president, Michael Young. “I think he’s one of the best presidents that exists in this country,” the chancellor said. “This guy has fallen in love with this place.” When Young met with students on campus, Sharp said, he was so impressed. Young will be moving from the nation’s No. 3 research university to A&M with the aim of taking our university to a new level. If emails from around the country mean anything, Sharp said, “we’ve already elevated A&M.”
The chancellor said his goal for the current legislative session is to restore funding formulas to previous levels. He said there are three issues he’s concerned with: money, money, money. “I think we’re in about as good shape as can be for a university,” Sharp said, noting he had cut the system budget and administrators. Texas A&M is now the most efficient agency in the State of Texas, he said, adding that all of the savings put in the fund for academic excellence would be available to be used by the president and provost.
Sharp then introduced Incoming President Young to a standing ovation from the Faculty Senate.
“We are genuinely excited to be here,” Young said.  A&M, he said, has things going on with its research focus that resonate with him, from food security to natural resource extraction. “The most profound aspect is the students who come here are wrapped in a responsibility to do things for others,” Young said. “I feel it’s a great privilege to be here.  While I’m thrilled to be your president, I’m more thrilled to be one of your colleagues.”
Asked what plans he has for A&M’s newly acquired Law School, Young said there would be a “deep and collaborative discussion on what the law school sees as its opportunities.” He noted this is a tough time for law schools in general, with the number of applicants shrinking significantly. Outsourcing has reduced the need for many lawyers, he said, so there is a fundamental question about how law schools should prepare students for the future. 
Kim Hill of the College of Liberal Arts asked how Young sees the prospects for achieving Vision 2020 objectives.
“They are impressive and challenging,” Young said. “Looking from the outside, you have some advantages. You’ve got a state that fundamentally understands better than most states that higher education is critical to the future of the state you want to create.” University of Washington, he said, had a cut of 54 percent in funding over the last four years. In contrast, he said, he thinks there is a merging sense that Texas wants to have great higher education.  In addition, bringing in the medical school and adding the law school are powerful advantages as well. There are many great global challenges of the next decade that align well with A&M, Young said. “I think that’s a rarity and an advantage. I would not scale back. If takes until 2021 to achieve them, it’s probably OK.”
Walter Daugherity of Engineering inquired about Young’s philosophy of innovation.
The wellspring comes from when he first arrived at the University of Utah, Young said, where there was a significant amount of research but a limited amount of commercialization. “One of the profound goals of universities ought to be impact,” Young said. “That doesn’t mean research has to produce a result tomorrow but at  some point our passion ought to be to do good, to have a benefit for the world. For some things, the way you get them into the real lives of people is commercialization.” The other wellspring comes from the significant pressures on higher education right now. “We are not going to look like we do now in 10 years,” Young said, noting that success will require innovation and experimentation, with a tolerance for failure. He added that he hopes that builds into students, where they think of innovation as part of their education and problem-solving.
Angie Price of Engineering asked about his view of shared governance and the role of the Faculty Senate in the university of the future.
Young said he believes that professors at both the University of Utah and University of Washington would confirm there has been a close relationship between him and the senates at those institutions. “I’m a firm believer you come up with better solutions when have people of diverse viewpoints around the table,” he said. Young said he believes the universities he has been at have been successful because of collaboration between administration and faculty.
Speaker Comments
 
Approval of December 8, 2014 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes—Attachment A
The minutes were approved as submitted.
Consent Agenda
GRADUATE COUNCIL – GC REPORT                                                   
New Course Request – December 4, 2014
Graduate Council Report
ANTH 670            Bridging Theme Seminar in Anthropology
BUAD 679            Leadership Development
ECEN 741             Electronic Motor Drives
EDCI 751               Problem-Based Research Frameworks
FINC 601              Financial Analysis Practicum
FINC 602              Corporate Finance
FINC 603              Investments
FINC 604              Fixed Income Securities
FINC 605              Valuation and Financial Modeling
GEOG 659            Geodatabases
GEOG 668            Arctic Climates
GEOG 676            GIS Programming
GEOG 678            WebGIS
PERF 625              Latino/a Expressive Culture
PETE 639              High Performance Drilling Design and Operational Practices
PHYS 647              Gravitational Physics
PHYS 651              Superstring Theory I
PHYS 652              Superstring Theory II
PHYS 653              Introduction to Supersymmetry and Supergravity
PHYS 654              The Standard Model and Beyond
PHYS 655              String Phenomenology
VIBS 622               Endocrine Toxicology
VIBS 624               Endocrinology
VTPP 624             Endocrinology
Attachment B
FS.32.168
Motion Passed
 
Course Change Request
AERO 601             Principles of Fluid Motion
HIST 678               Comparative Border Studies
HIST 679               Topics in Comparative Border Studies
ISYS 631                Information Systems Design and Development Project
SGSI 600               Development and Commercialization of Human Therapeutics
SGSI 601               Responsible Conduct of Research
SGSI 602               Responsible Conduct of Research
WFSC 628            Wetland Ecology
Attachment C
FS.32.169
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration
College of Education
                Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development
                                Master of Education in Educational Administration
                                                Changes in the Master of Education in Educational Administration
Attachment D
FS.32.170
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration
College of Engineering
                Exception request for final exam for MS non-thesis degree option in College of Engineering
Attachment E
FS.32.171
Motion Passed
 
 
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – UCC REPORT
December 12, 2014
New Courses
ARTS 210              Introduction to Photography
BAEN 201             Analysis of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Problems
COMM 321         Strategic Communication Case Studies
COMM 403         Media, Children and Adolescents
EHRD 210             Legal and Ethical Environment of Human Resource Development
EHRD 315             Applied Human Resource Development in the Workplace
EHRD 413             Conflict Management and Dialogue
ENDS 114             Introduction to Design Communication
FINC 446              Technical Analysis of Financial Markets
FINC 448              Advanced Investments
GEOL 484             Internship
GEOP 484            Internship
HBRW 101           Elementary Modern Hebrew I
HBRW 102           Elementary Modern Hebrew II
INTS 410               Gender and the Global Modern
ISYS 281                Professional Development Information Systems Seminar
ISYS 481                Information Systems Seminar
MEEN 210            Geometric Modeling for Mechanical Design
MEEN 225            Engineering Mechanics
MKTG 431           Marketing Analytics
PERF 284              Performance Studies Internship
PERF 292              Cooperative Education in Performance Studies
PERF 484              Performance Studies Internship
PERF 492              Cooperative Education in Performance Studies
VIBS 222               Great Poisonings of the World
VTPB 212             Genetics in the News
VTPP 444             Practicum in Biomedical Research
WFSC 404            Aquatic Ecosystems
WFSC 444            Aquaculture I: Principles and Practices
 
Withdrawal of Courses
CSCE 332              Programming Language Design
 
Change in Courses
AERO 201             Introduction to Flight
AERO 210             Introduction to Aerospace Mechanics
AERO 212             Introduction to Aerothermodynamics
AERO 214             Introduction to Aerospace Mechanics of Materials
AERO 220             Introduction to Aerospace Computation
AERO 301             Theoretical Aerodynamics
AERO 302             Aerospace Engineering Laboratory
AERO 303             High Speed Aerodynamics
AERO 304             Aerospace Structural Analysis I
AERO 306             Aerospace Structural Analysis II
AERO 310             Aerospace Dynamics
AERO 321             Dynamics of Aerospace Vehicles
AERO 351             Aerothermodynamics and Propulsion
AERO 401             Aerospace Vehicle Design I
AERO 402             Aerospace Vehicle Design II
AERO 404             Mechanics of Advanced Aerospace Structures
AERO 405             Aerospace Structural Design
AERO 406             Polymer Nanocomposites and their Applications
AERO 413             Aerospace Materials Science
AERO 417             Aerospace Propulsion
AERO 419             Chemical Rocket Propulsion
AERO 420             Aeroelasticity
AERO 422             Active Controls for Aerospace Vehicles
AERO 423             Orbital Mechanics
AERO 424             Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control
AERO 425             Flight Test Engineering
AERO 426             Space System Design
AERO 428             Electromagnetic Sensing for Space-Borne Imaging
AERO 430             Numerical Simulation
AERO 435             Aerothermochemistry
AERO 440             Cockpit Systems and Displays
AERO 445             Vehicle Management Systems
AERO 452             Heat Transfer and Viscous Flows
AERO 472             Airfoil and Wing Design
AGSM 439           Management of Agricultural Systems I
AGSM 440           Management of Agricultural Systems II
ANTH 484            Anthropology Internship
ARTS 104              Introduction to Graphic Design
ARTS 212              Life Drawing
ARTS 305              Painting I
ARTS 310              Digital Photography
ARTS 311              Black and White Photography
ARTS 312              Advanced Photography
ARTS 325              Digital Painting
ARTS 350              The Arts and Civilization
ARTS 353              Color Theory
ATMO 291           Research.
ATMO 435           Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology
ATMO 484           Internship
ATMO 491           Research
BAEN 301             Biological and Agricultural Engineering Fundamentals I
BAEN 302             Biological and Agricultural Engineering Fundamentals II
BMEN 211           Biomedical Applications of Circuits, Signals and Systems
BMEN 305           Bioinstrumentation
BMEN 321           Biomedical Electronics
BMEN 341           Biofluid Mechanics
BMEN 343           Introduction to Biomaterials
BMEN 420           Medical Imaging
BMEN 427           Magnetic Resonance Engineering
BMEN 450           Case Studies
BMEN 453           Analysis and Design Project I
BMEN 454           Analysis and Design Project II
CLAS 410              Seminar in Classical Studies
CSCE 310              Database Systems
CSCE 312              Computer Organization
CSCE 313              Introduction to Computer Systems
CSCE 314              Programming Languages
CSCE 350              Computer Architecture and Design
CSCE 410              Operating Systems
CSCE 411              Design and Analysis of Algorithms
CSCE 441              Computer Graphics
CSCE 442              Scientific Programming
CSCE 456              Real-Time Computing
CSCE 465              Computer and Network Security
CSCE 482              Senior Capstone Design
ECEN 350             Computer Architecture and Design
ECEN 403             Electrical Design Laboratory I
ECEN 410             Medical Imaging
ECEN 411             Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
ECEN 412             Ultrasound Imaging
ECEN 415             Physical and Economical Operations of Sustainable Energy Systems
ECEN 419             Genomic Signal Processing
ECEN 420             Linear Control Systems
ECEN 424             Fundamentals of Networking
ECEN 434             Optimization for Electrical and Computer Engineering Applications
ECEN 440             Introduction to Thin Film Science and Technology
ECEN 442             DSP Based Electromechanical Motion Control
ECEN 444             Digital Signal Processing
ECEN 445             Applied Electromagnetic Theory
ECEN 447             Digital Image Processing
ECEN 449             Microprocessor Systems Design
ECEN 451             Antenna Engineering
ECEN 453             Microwave Solid-State Circuits and Systems
ECEN 454             Digital Integrated Circuit Design
ECEN 455             Digital Communications
ECEN 457             Operational Amplifiers
ECEN 458             Active Filter Analysis and Design
ECEN 459             Power System Fault Analysis and Protection
ECEN 460             Power System Operation and Control
ECEN 462             Optical Communication Systems
ECEN 463             Magnetic Resonance Engineering
ECEN 464             Optical Engineering
ECEN 468             Advanced Digital System Design
ECEN 472             Microelectronic Circuit Fabrication
ECEN 473             Microelectronic Device Design
ECEN 475             Introduction to VLSI Systems Design
ECEN 477             Photonics: Fiber and Integrated Optics
ECEN 480             RF and Microwave Wireless Systems
EDCI 365               Using Technology in Elementary Classrooms
EDCI 453               Early Childhood Education
EDCI 454               Curriculum for Young Children
ENGR 410            Global Engineering
ENTC 181             Manufacturing and Assembly Processes I
ENTC 303             Fluid Mechanics and Power
ENTC 313             Industrial Welding Processes.
ENTC 320             Quality Assurance
ENTC 329             Six Sigma and Applied Statistics
ENTC 333             Product Development
ENTC 349             Microcontroller Architecture
ENTC 350             Analog Electronics
ENTC 352             Electronics Testing I
ENTC 355             Electromagnetics and High Frequency Systems
ENTC 359             Electronic Instrumentation
ENTC 361             Product Design and Solid Modeling
ENTC 363             Mechanical Design Applications I
ENTC 369             Embedded Systems Software
ENTC 370             Thermodynamics for Technologists
ENTC 376             Strength of Materials
ENTC 380             Computer-Aided Manufacturing
ENTC 383             Manufacturing Information Systems
ENTC 402             Inspection Methods and Procedures
ENTC 410             Manufacturing Automation and Robotics
ENTC 412             Production and Inventory Planning
ENTC 415             Advanced Network Systems and Security
ENTC 419             Engineering Technology Capstone I
ENTC 420             Engineering Technology Capstone II
ENTC 422             Manufacturing Technology Projects
ENTC 429             Managing People and Projects in a Technological Society
ENTC 435             Data Communications
ENTC 452             Electronics Testing II
ENTC 455             Wireless Transmission Systems
 ENTC 462            Control Systems
ENTC 463             Mechanical Design Applications II
Course Prefix Change
        Dwight Look College of Engineering
                Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution
                              ENTC 181, ENTC 206, ENTC 207, ENTC 275, ENTC 281, ENTC 303, ENTC 313, ENTC  320, ENTC 361,
ENTC 363, ENTC 370, ENTC 376, ENTC 380, ENTC 381 (414), ENTC 383, ENTC 402, ENTC 405, ENTC 410, ENTC 412, ENTC 418, ENTC 422, ENTC 429, ENTC 463 - Request for a course prefix change from ENTC to MMET
GEOG 291            Research
GEOG 332            Thematic Cartography
GEOG 380            Workshop in Environmental Studies
GEOG 398            Interpretation of Aerial Photographs
GEOG 461            Digital Image Processing in the Geosciences
GEOG 484            Internship
GEOG 491            Research
GEOL 291             Research
GEOL 491             Research
GEOP 291            Research
GEOP 491            Research
IDIS 300                Industrial Electricity
IDIS 303                Mechanical Power Transmission
IDIS 330                Sales Engineering
IDIS 340                Manufacturer Distributor Relations
IDIS 343                Distribution Logistics
IDIS 344                Distributor Information and Control Systems
IDIS 400                Industrial Automation
IDIS 403                Fluid Power Transmission
IDIS 420                Contemporary Topics in Electronics Distribution: Going Green
IDIS 421                Healthcare Distribution Networks
IDIS 424                Purchasing Applications in Distribution
IDIS 434                The Quality Process in Distribution
IDIS 444                Ethics and Leadership in Distribution
IDIS 454                New Directions in Distributor Competitiveness
IDIS 455                Humanitarian Distribution Networks
IDIS 464                Distributor Operations and Financial Management
INST 222               Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society
INST 462               English as a Second Language Methods I
INST 463               English as a Second Language Methods II
ISYS 250                Business Programming Logic and Design
ISYS 310                Data Communications and Network-Based Systems
ISYS 315                Database Management Systems
ISYS 320                Business Systems Analysis and Design
ISYS 410                Management of Information Systems
ISYS 415                Large-Scale Information Systems Project
KINE 431              Ropes Course and Group Process
LAND 254             Landscape Architecture Communications I
LAND 318             Landscape Design I
LAND 319             Landscape Design II
LAND 329             Landscape Construction I
LAND 331             Landscape Construction III
LAND 340             Development of Landscape Architecture in North America
LAND 421             Landscape Design VI
LAND 484             Internship
MASC 351            Problem Solving in Mathematics
MEEN 221            Statics and Particle Dynamics
MEEN 260            Mechanical Measurements
MEEN 315            Principles of Thermodynamics
MEEN 344            Fluid Mechanics
MEEN 363            Dynamics and Vibration
MEFB 352            Curriculum and Instruction for Middle Grades Curriculum
MEFB 460            Math Methods in Middle Grades
MEFB 470            Science Methods in Middle Grades
MEFB 497            Residency in Middle Grades Education
MGMT 470          Small Business Management and Growth
MKTG 323           Marketing Research
MUSC 317           Sound Recording
OCNG 291           Research
OCNG 350           Marine Pollution
OCNG 491           Research
PETE 225              Introduction to Drilling Systems
PETE 310              Reservoir Fluids
PETE 311              Reservoir Petrophysics
PETE 335              Technical Presentations I
PETE 355              Drilling Engineering
PETE 401              Reservoir Simulation
PETE 402              Integrated Asset Development
RDNG 461            Teaching Reading Through Children’s Literature
RDNG 468            Essential Foundations of Language and Literacy for All Learners
TEED 425              Supervised Student Teaching
TEFB 410              Social Studies and the Humanities in the Elementary School
TEFB 412              Mathematics in the Elementary School
TEFB 426              Supervised Student Teaching
TEFB 429              Supervised Student Teaching
TEFB 471              Dynamics and Management in Multicultural/Inclusionary Learning Environments
THAR 435             New Technology for Designers
THAR 445             Design as Performance
UGST 181             First Year Seminar
UGST 182             Topics in Undergraduate Studies
UGST 285             Directed Studies
UGST 484             Internship
UGST 485             Directed Studies
UGST 491             Research
UGST 492             Cooperative Education in Public Policy
VIBS 422               Endocrine Toxicology
VIST 170               Introduction to Visualization Computing Environments
VIST 201               Writing for Design
VIST 205               Principles of Design III
VIST 270               Computing for Visualization I
VIST 284               Visualization Techniques
VIST 370               Interactive Virtual Environments
VIST 372               Creating Digital Environments
VIST 465               Art, Culture and Time Based Media
VIST 470               Digital Rendering
VIST 487               Game Development
VIST 494               Internship
Variable Credit Change (to include zero credit)
                College of Liberal Arts
Departments of Anthropology, Communication, Economics, English, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Performance Studies, Philosophy and Humanities, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology
                                See Attachment.
Attachment F
FS.32.172
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
      Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
            BS in Agricultural Systems Management
Attachment G
FS.32.173
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
                      Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
                            BS in Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Attachment H
FS.32.174
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
                      Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
                            Minor in Bioenvironmental Sciences
Attachment I
FS.32.175
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
            Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
                  BS in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Attachment J
FS.32.176
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Architecture
            Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
                  BLA in Landscape Architecture
Attachment K
FS.32.177
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Architecture
            Department of Visualization
                  Minor in Art
Attachment L
FS.32.178
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Mays Business School
            Department of Finance
                  Certificate in Investment Banking
Attachment M
FS.32.179
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Mays Business School
            Department of Information and Operations Management
                  BBA in Management Information Systems
Attachment N
FS.32.180
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Mays Business School
            Department of Information and Operations Management
                  BBA in Supply Chain Management
Attachment O
FS.32.181
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Education and Human Development
            Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture
                  Minor in Applied Learning in STEM
Attachment P
FS.32.182
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
                Dwight Look College of Engineering
                      Department of Aerospace Engineering
                            BS in Aerospace Engineering
Attachment Q
FS.32.183
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Department of Biomedical Engineering
                  BS in Biomedical Engineering
Attachment R
FS.32.184
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
                  BS in Civil Engineering
                        Coastal and Ocean Engineering Track
Attachment S
FS.32.185
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
                  BS in Civil Engineering
                        Construction Engineering and Management Track
Attachment T
FS.32.186
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
                  BS in Civil Engineering
                        Environmental Engineering Track
Attachment U
FS.32.187
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
                  BS in Civil Engineering
                        General Civil Engineering Track
Attachment V
FS.32.188
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
                  BS in Civil Engineering
                        Geotechnical Engineering Track
Attachment W
FS.32.189
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
                  BS in Civil Engineering
                        Structural Engineering Track
Attachment X
FS.32.190
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
                  BS in Civil Engineering
                        Transportation Engineering Track
Attachment Y
FS.32.191
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
                  BS in Civil Engineering
                        Water Resources Engineering Track
Attachment Z
FS.32.192
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
                  BS in Ocean Engineering
Attachment AA
FS.32.193
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Department of Computer Science and Engineering
                    BS in Computer Engineering - Computer Science Track
Attachment BB
FS.32.194
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
                  BS in Computer Engineering - Electrical Engineering Track
Attachment CC
FS.32.195
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
                  BS in Electrical Engineering
Attachment DD
FS.32.196
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution
                  BS in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Attachment EE
FS.32.197
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution
                  BS in Engineering Technology
                        Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Option
Attachment FF
FS.32.198
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution
                  BS in Industrial Distribution
Attachment GG
FS.32.199
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Department of Mechanical Engineering
                  BS in Mechanical Engineering
Attachment HH
FS.32.200
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
            Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering
                  BS in Petroleum Engineering
Attachment II
FS.32.201
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
Dwight Look College of Engineering
                        BS in Chemical Engineering
            BS in Industrial Engineering
            BS in Nuclear Engineering
            BS in Radiological Health Engineering
Attachment JJ
FS.32.202
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Geosciences
            BS in Environmental Geoscience
Attachment KK
FS.32.203
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Geosciences
            BS in Environmental Studies
Attachment LL
FS.32.204
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Geosciences
            Department of Geography
                  BS in Geographic Information Science and Technology
                        Computation, Design and Analysis (CDA) Track
Attachment MM
FS.32.205
Pulled, but later passed with 2 editorial changes
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Geosciences
            Department of Geography
                  BS in Geographic Information Science and Technology
                        Earth Systems Analysis (ESA) Track
Attachment NN
FS.32.206
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Geosciences
            Department of Geography
                  BS in Geographic Information Science and Technology
                        Human Systems and Society (HSS) Track
Attachment OO
FS.32.207
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Geosciences
            Department of Geography
                  Minor in Geographic Information Science and Technology
Attachment PP
FS.32.208
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Geosciences
            Department of Oceanography
                  Minor in Oceanography
Attachment QQ
FS.32.209
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
            Department of Anthropology
                  Minor in Anthropology
Attachment RR
FS.32.210
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
            Department of Economics
                  BS in Economics and MS in Economics - 3+2 Program
Attachment SS
FS.32.211
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
            Department of International Studies
                  BA in Classics
                        Classical Civilization Track
Attachment TT
FS.32.212
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
            Department of International Studies
                  BA in Classics
                        Language and Literature Track
Attachment UU
FS.32.213
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
            Department of Sociology
                  Certificate in Gender
Attachment VV
FS.32.214
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Liberal Arts
            Department of Sociology
                  Certificate in Race and Ethnicity
Attachment WW
FS.32.215
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
            Department of Mathematics
                  BA in Mathematics
                  BA in Mathematics - 5 Year Fast Track
Attachment XX
FS.32.216
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
            Department of Mathematics
                  BS in Applied Mathematical Sciences
                        Actuarial Science Track
                        Biological Science Track
                        Computational Science Track
                        Economics Track
                        Statistics Track
                        5 Year Fast Track
Attachment YY
FS.32.217
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum
College of Science
            Department of Mathematics
                  BS in Mathematics
                  BS in Mathematics - 5 Year Fast Track
Attachment ZZ
FS.32.218
Motion Passed
 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
New Courses
MARE 431            Subsea Technology
MARE 434            Offshore Energy, Oil and Gas Production
MARR 101           Marine Engineering Fundamentals
MARR 102           Engine Room Resource Management and Dynamics
MARR 207           Electrical Power I
MARR 211           Steam Propulsion Plants
MARR 306           Electrical Power II
MARR 307           Marine Electronics
MARR 312           Marine Diesel Engines
MARR 402           Shipboard Automation and Control
MARR 451           Senior Capstone Project I
MARR 452           Senior Capstone Project II
 
Change in Courses
MARB 401       Physiological Ecology of Marine Mammals
MARE 100        Marine Engineering Fundamentals
MARE 311        Steam Propulsion Plants
MARE 314        Gas Turbine Power Generation
MARE 401        Marine Auxiliary Systems
MASE 100        Introduction to Offshore & Coastal Engineering
MASE 301        Hydrodynamics of Offshore Structures
MASE 406        Capstone Design I
MASE 407        Capstone Design II
MASE 415        Offshore Structure Design
MAST 110        SCUBA I Lecture
MAST 120        SCUBA II Lecture
MAST 321        Industrial Diving Orientation
MAST 352        Traditional Maritime Tools
Variable Credit Change (to include zero credit)
                Texas A&M University at Galveston
Departments of Marine Biology, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Science, Marine Transportation, Maritime Administration, Maritime Systems Engineering, Maritime Studies.
Attachment AAA
FS.32.219
Motion Passed
 
TAMUG Change in Curriculum
Texas A&M University at Galveston
              Department of General Academics
                    Minor in Diving Technology and Methods
Attachment BBB
FS.32.220
Motion Passed
 
TAMUG Change in Curriculum
Texas A&M University at Galveston
              Department of Marine Engineering Technology
                    BS in Marine Engineering Technology
                    BS in Marine Engineering Technology - License Option
Attachment CCC
FS.32.221
Motion Passed
 
TAMUG Change in Curriculum
Texas A&M University at Galveston
              Department of Marine Systems Engineering
                    BS in Offshore and Coastal Systems Engineering
Attachment DDD
FS.32.222
Motion Passed
 
TAMUG Information Only
      Texas A&M University at Galveston
            Request to add ANTH 330 to Galveston’s course inventory
            Request to add ENGL 484 to Galveston’s course inventory
            Request to add GEOL 101 to Galveston’s course inventory
            Request to add GEOL 106 to Galveston’s course inventory
Attachment EEE
FS.32.223
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration
                College of Architecture
                      Diversity Certificate Program
                            Request for a new certificate program between the
                            College of Architecture and the Department of Multicultural Services
Attachment FFF
FS.32.224
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration
Mays Business School
            BS in Agribusiness
                  Request to discontinue the program in Mays Business School (BS-AGBU-BA)
Attachment GGG
FS.32.225
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration
College of Liberal Arts
            Minor in Liberal Arts Honors
                  Request for a new minor
Attachment HHH
FS.32.226
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration
College of Liberal Arts
            Department of Economics
                  Certificate in Business Economics
                        Request for a new certificate program
Attachment III
FS.32.227
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration
College of Liberal Arts
            Department of Economics
                  Certificate in Quantitative Economics Methods
                        Request for a new certificate program
Attachment JJJ
FS.32.228
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
            Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
                  Certificate in Biomedical Research and Development
                        Request for a new certificate program
Attachment KKK
FS.32.229
Motion Passed
 
Special Consideration
Office of Undergraduate Studies
            South Texas College of Law
                  Early Admission Program
                        Request to terminate program
Attachment LLL
FS.32.230
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum (from November 2014)
College of Education and Human Development
            Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development
                BS in Human Resource Development
Attachment MMM
FS.32.231
Motion Passed
 
Change in Curriculum (from November 2014)
College of Education and Human Development
            Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development
                Minor in Human Resource Development
Attachment NNN
FS.32.232
Motion Passed
 
W-COURSES           
November 11, 2014
Courses submitted for W certification
PHYS 327/489     Experimental Physics I
 
Courses submitted for C certification
PETE 435              Technical Presentations II
PHYS 328/489     Experimental Physics II
Attachment OOO
FS.32.233
Motion Passed
 
Core Curriculum Council—Report
December 2, 2014
International and Cultural Diversity
ARAB 475             Media and the Middle East
COMM 475         Media and the Middle East
ENGL 211             Foundations in Cultural Studies
INST 211               Foundations in Cultural Studies
INST 301               Theories of Globalization
FILM 251              Introduction to Film Analysis (from Fall 2014)
HORT 335             Sociohorticulture (from Fall 2014)
Attachment PPP
FS.32.234
Motion Passed
 
Core Curriculum Council—Report
January 26, 2015
Creative Arts
KINE 210              Dance Appreciation: The Art of Movement (Galveston)
 
International and Cultural Diversity
ENGR 410            Global Engineering Design
Attachment QQQ
FS.32.235
Motion Passed
 
 
                __________________________________End of Consent Agenda____________________________________
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Report – Information Only
January 14, 2014
     College of Education and Human Development
               Dwight Look College of Engineering
                         College of Science
                                   College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
                                             Request to include zero credit hours to existing variable credit courses
Attachment RRR
FS.32.236
Motion Passed
 
SEBAC Report
Attachment SSS
FS.32.237
Motion Passed
 
Clare Gill reported that the Critical Task Force on Research Expenditures has been looking at whether there are too many metrics for Vision 2020. She said she and other task force members would be participating in the strategic planning forums and contributing to those documents. The question, she said, is how to increase research funding and specifically how to improve federal research spending as a part of that.
Julie Harlan reported that the Critical Task Force on Four-Year Graduation Rates was in fact-finding mode. She said the task force was looking at A&M’s ranking in relation to its peers and planned to meet with the provost to discuss university goals.
Informational Review Items
MEID 807             Internship Bootcamp
Attachment TTT
FS.32.238
Motion Passed
 
Unfinished Business     
Attachment MM was approved pending two editorial changes
 
Old Business
                                                                                                                               
New Business
 
Committee of the Whole
Speaker Woosley turned over the meeting to Speaker-elect Bob Strawser for the Committee of the Whole.
Angie Price of Engineering asked, “When was the last time we did a review of outsourcing?”
Provost Karan Watson suggested the Senate invite Vice President Jerry Strawser to come talk about the reviews he has done.
Greg Heim of Mays noted that the Senate Budget Committee was working on those issues.
Beth McNeil of Education said the Planning Committee had discussed the pictorial directory of students available to faculty in Howdy. She noted a faculty member can pull up one picture at a time, but can’t do the same thing for the full class. She asked if someone could look into a one-click way to get a full pictorial roster to pop up at once.
Price of Engineering said the Core Curriculum Council was working on the International and Cultural Diversity requirements and asked Secretary Rice, co-chair of the CCC, to describe the process.
Rice said the intent was to develop a mechanism for recertifying ICD courses, with the possibility of modifying some of the guidelines that are part of the local graduation requirement. He said the CCC had met with students and would be conducting two open forums in February to gather input from faculty, staff, administrators and students. The CCC will use that input in developing any new guidelines.
With no further issues, Speaker-elect Strawser turning the meeting back to Speaker Woosley, who reminded the Senate that elections would be in April.
 
Adjourn
The meeting was adjourned at 4:36 p.m.