April 9, 2018

Printable Minutes
Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes

April 9, 2018

3:15pm  Rudder 601

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 3:20 pm.

Guest Speakers

Jerry Strawser, Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer, and Timothy Lomax, Texas A&M Transportation Institute Research Fellow and Mobility Specialist, addressed the senate regarding plans for our first Thursday night football game which will take place the first week of school in the fall 2018 semester. Dr. Strawser is chairing the Football Game Committee to ensure a smooth day for classes and the game. The primary message is that we are NOT cancelling classes. We want class and we want fans on campus that day.
Important to note is that 12th Man parking will not begin until after 4:30 pm on that game day. Non-essential personnel will be released at 12:30 to help clear parts of campus. A more detailed timeline, website, apps, maps, and other information are in the works and will be released later.

Speaker Comments

Dr. Hill Price addressed the senate about some ballot issues in some colleges related to rules not being enforced in the past. She reminded the senate that we will be following the rules outlined in our bylaws.
Dr. Hill Price also apologized for the issues we experienced with the April 9 agenda crashing and faculty being unable to view any attachments to minutes, courses, rules, etc. The new format isn’t working so we will go back to the way we have done it previously to ensure adequate access.

A.   Approval of Minutes

The motion passed to table the minutes of the March meeting to the May 14 meeting because of the issues in accessing all attachments.

Consent Agenda TABLED

The motion passed to table the consent agenda until the May meeting because of lack of access to all the attachments.


GEOP 635 Methods of Geophysical Exploration
ANSC 615 Brazil Comparative Ruminant Animal Nutrition
ATMO 629 Climate Change
BIED 614 Bilingual Education Curriculum Development
BIED 616 Spanish for Bilingual and Dual Language Programs
CPSY 601 Multicultural Counseling in Schools
CPSY 602 School Counseling Theories and Techniques
CPSY 603 School Counseling Group Interventions
CPSY 630 Foundations of School Counseling
EDAD 637 Administration of Change in Educational Organizations
EDAD 639 Foundations of Educational Administration
EDAD 654 Organizational Learning
EDAD 669 The College Student
EDAD 688 Proseminar - Analysis of Critical Issues in Education
EDCI 620 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching and Learning
EDCI 632 Program Evaluation in Curriculum and Instruction
EDCI 633 Educator as Learner
EDCI 637 Urban Education Policy and Analysis
EDCI 639 Grant Writing for Professional Development
EDCI 720 Engineering Design for School Teaching and Learning
EDCI 721 How People Learn STEM
EDCI 726 History and Trends in STEM Education
EDCI 752 21st Century Integration of Theory in Educational Settings
EDCI 754 Trends in Data Management and Analysis
EDTC 613 Integrating Technology in Learning Environments
EDTC 621 Graphic Communication and Interface Design
EDTC 631 Educational Video
EDTC 641 Educational Game Design
EDTC 642 Designing for Mobile Learning
EDTC 646 Emerging Technologies for Learning II
EDTC 655 Instructional Design II
EHRD 605 Principles and Practices of Leadership in HR Development
EHRD 612 Training and Development in Human Resource Development
EHRD 618 Evaluation Models in HR Development
EHRD 622 Training Task Analysis
EHRD 625 Organization Development and Performance in HR Development
EHRD 627 Research and Development in Educational HR Development
EHRD 643 Adult Education Globalization and Social Justice
EHRD 673 Introduction to Distance Learning
EPSY 604 Career Counseling in Schools
EPSY 621 Clinical Neuropsychology
EPSY 624 Creative Thinking EPSY 631 Program Evaluation EPSY 673 Learning Theories
EPSY 679 Research on Teacher Effectiveness HPCH 636 Study in China Global Health Experience
INTA 609 International Law and its Application to Human Rights, Use of Force and U.S. Law PHEO 613 Introduction to Environmental Health Disparities
PHEO 625 Environmental and Occupational Health Survey Methods RDNG 604 Reading Diagnosis
RDNG 612 Children’s Literature and Literacy
RDNG 613 Multicultural Children’s Literature and Literacy RDNG 620 Literacy and Language
SPED 618 Preparation for the Professoriate in Special Education and Allied Fields
TEED 682 Seminar


Texas A&M University at Galveston

MARA 604 Marine Natural Resource Economics
MARA 616 Management of Port Facilities and Infrastructure MARA 624 Intermodal Transportation Operations
MARA 627 Marketing of Transportation Services MARA 636 Managerial Decision Making
MARA 640 Global Logistics
MARA 650 Supply Chain Management
MARA 652 Marine Transportation System Design and Policy MARA 658 Port Design, Planning and Security
MARB 607 Research and Conservation in Greece-Dolphins, Fisheries and Cultural Heritage MARB 617 Research Diving Methods
MARB 654 Coastal Plant Ecology MARB 656 Tropical Marine Ecology


College of Engineering – Department of Civil Engineering MS-CVEN Master of Science in Civil Engineering


College of Engineering – Department of Engineering
MS-ITDE Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering


College of Engineering – Department of Materials Science and Engineering MS-MSEN Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering


College of Engineering – Department of Engineering MS-SENG Master of Science in Safety Engineering


College of Education & Human Development – Dept. of Education Admin & HR Development CERT-AEDU Adult Education - Certificate


College of Education & Human Development – Dept. of Education Admin & HR Development CERT-CLTE College Teaching - Certificate


Mays Business School – Department of Marketing CERT-ANLY Analytics - Certificate


AERO 214 Introduction to Aerospace Mechanics of Materials AERO 303 High Speed Aerodynamics
AERO 351 Aerothermodynamics and Propulsion AERO 413 Aerospace Materials Science
AGCJ 308 Agricultural Photography
AGEC 402 Survey of International Agricultural Economics: Study Abroad ANSC 415 Brazil Comparative Ruminant Production
ANTH 410 Anthropological Theory ARAB 201 Intermediate Arabic I ARAB 202 Intermediate Arabic II ARAB 321 Business Arabic
ARAB 323 Media Arabic
ATMO 201 Weather and Climate
BAEN 460 Principles of Environmental Hydrology
BAEN 465 Design of Biological Waste Treatment Systems CHEN 205 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese II CHIN 301 Reading and Composition CHIN 302 Reading and Composition II
COMM 340 Communication and Popular Culture COMM 440 Political Communication
CSCE 121 Introduction to Program Design and Concepts CSCE 222 Discrete Structures for Computing
CSCE 410 Operating Systems
CSCE 411 Design and Analysis of Algorithms CVEN 339 Water Resources Engineering
CVEN 349 Civil Engineering Project Management CVEN 423 Geomatics for Civil Engineering
CVEN 446 Structural Steel Design ECEN 314 Signals and Systems ECEN 420 Linear Control Systems
ECEN 469 Advanced Computer Architecture ECON 323 Microeconomic Theory
EHRD 372 Learning and Development in HRD
EHRD 391 Measurement and Evaluation in HR Development Technology Management ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing
ENGR 410 Global Engineering Design ENTO 450 Caribbean Conservation ENTO 451 Caribbean Research Seminar
EPFB 210 Family Involvement and Empowerment EPSY 321 Adolescent Development
EPSY 431 Personal Creativity and Giftedness EPSY 432 Creativity and Creative Problem Solving ESSM 406 Natural Resources Policy
FINC 445 International FinanceGEOG 450 Field Geography HISP 489 Special Topics in...
IDIS 445 International Sales and Marketing
ISEN 302 Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects ISEN 440 Systems Thinking
ISTM 420 Web-Enabled Applications JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I JAPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II
JAPN 301 Upper Level Japanese I JAPN 302 Upper Level Japanese II
JAPN 325 Japanese Language and Culture through Manga MKTG 402 International Marketing Study Abroad
MKTG 403 International Market Entry Strategies MKTG 426 Advanced Retail Case Study
MUSC 280 Ensemble Performance University Concert Bands MUSC 283 Ensemble Performance University Orchestras
NFSC 320 Understanding Obesity A Social and Scientific Challenge NFSC 417 Food Process Engineering Technology II
NFSC 420 Supervised Research in Mediterranean Nutrition and Food Processing in Italy NFSC 422 Food Processing for Sustainable Nutrition in Brazil
NURS 312 Introduction to Pathophysiology OCNG 252 Oceanography Laboratory PERF 301 Performance in World Cultures PHIL 352 Africana Philosophy
PSYC 450 Clinical Psychology PSYC 485 Directed Studies
SCSC 421 International Agricultural Research Centers – Mexico SENG 310 Industrial Hygiene Engineering
SENG 321 Industrial Safety Engineering SENG 430 Risk Analysis in Safety Engineering SPAN 221 Field Studies Abroad I
SPAN 222 Field Studies Abroad II SPAN 413 Hispanic Culture through Art SPAN 460 Topics in Hispanic Literature
SPMT 483 Practicum in Sport Management TCMG 308 Cybersecurity and Digital Ethics TCMG 402 Instructional Technology and Design
WFSC 314 Down River Biology of Gulf Coastal Fishes WFSC 444 Aquaculture I Principles and Practices WGST 210 Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality


Texas A&M University at Galveston

MARA 250 Management Information Systems
MARA 440 Global Economy and Enterprise Management MARA 493 International Maritime Management Experience
MART 200 Deck Sea Training I Basic Communications, Navigation and Seamanship MART 205 Marine Surveying
MART 210 Integrated Navigation I RADAR/ARPA/ECDIS MART 212 Marine Dry Cargo Operations
MART 213 Liquefied Gas Tankers MART 215 Seamanship II
MART 300 Deck Sea Training II: Intermediate Communications, Navigation and Seamanship MART 303 Celestial Navigation
MART 307 Global Maritime Distress Safety System MART 308 Fast Rescue Craft
MART 310 Integrated Navigation II: Electronic Navigation MART 313 Marine Liquid Cargo Operations
MART 321 Navigation Rules International and Inland
MART 350 Deck Sea Training II – Commercial Internship
MART 400 Deck Sea Training III Advanced Communications Navigation and Seamanship


College of Liberal Arts – Department of Liberal Arts MINOR-LDLA Leadership - Minor


College of Liberal Arts – Department of Anthropology MINOR-MUST Museum Studies - Minor

W&C COURSES - March 2018

No Courses Submitted

Consent Agenda for May 14, 2018

Add courses and attachments here for May consent agenda

                                                    End of Consent Agenda                                                      

  • Review Items TABLED

College of Medicine – Course Change Request

MEID 691 Research
MEID 712 Practice of Medicine III
MPHY 631 Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Biology MPHY 632 Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Pathobiology

College of Dentistry – Program Change Request

CERT-DDPH Dental Public Health - Certificate
CERT-OMSP Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Certificate CERT-PEDD Pediatric Dentistry – Certificate
MS-OBIO Master of Science in Oral Biology

College of Law – New Course

LAW 7116 Low Income Tax Clinic
LAW 7117 Federal Tax Practice and Procedure

College of Law – Course Change Request

LAW 7401 Land Use Law

Q.   Proposed Revisions to Student Rules TABLED

Committee Reports

Academic Affairs Committee

John Stallone, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, reported that a full report of the Academic Afffairs committee will be provided at the May 14 Senate meeting.

Core Curriculum Committee

Andrew Klein, Chair of the Core Curriculum Council, described the current work of the Core Curriculum Committee in reviewing and approving International and Cultural Diversity and new Cultural Discourse courses. Proposals for these courses are due in May and the committee will be working to review and approve for implementation in the fall 2019 catalog.

Personnel & Welfare Committee

Jose Fernandez Solis, Chair of the Personnel and Welfare Committee, discussed the committee’s work on the annual review process and grievances. He reported that the process can be grieved, but the outcome cannot be grieved. The committee wants to ensure that a fair process exists for all faculty, whether tenure track or academic professional track. They are continuing to collect information related to processes at our peer institutions.

Research Committee

Rob Hetland, Chair of the Research Committee, discussed the Open Access Policy they have developed. This policy will be shared via email with the senate for feedback and consideration for approval.

Closed Session

The senate went into closed session to consider honorary degree recipients.

Committee of the Whole

There was no business for committee of the whole.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 pm.