April 13, 2020

Printable Minutes

TAMU Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes
April 13, 2020
Via Zoom
Speaker Andrew Klein called the meeting to order at 3:00pm.  Due to the ongoing circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was fully conducted via Zoom.  Speaker Klein began by covering details of how to participate remotely via Zoom using the hand-raising, polling, and chat features.
The annual Aggie Spirit Awards were presented to the following students, each introduced by their nominator and given time to provide brief remarks:
     Taylor Sutton, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, nominated by Dr. Summer Odom
     Ty Sutton, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, nominated by Dr. Summer Odom
     Clara Wietbrock, College of Science, nominated by Dr. Heather Ramsey
The in-person ceremony will be held at a later date.
Speaker Klein welcomed guest speaker President Young.  President Young thanked the Faculty Senate for inviting him, indicated that he would go over COVID-19 planning that has been done over the past eight weeks, then take questions.
  • Administration undertook a disaster-planning session for a pandemic in January.
  • Shortly thereafter on January 22, they learned the University had a student returning from Wuhan.  The student went into a 2-week self-isolation, and the administration knew they needed to prepare a rapid response.  Study abroad students from China were brought home, then Italy, Spain, and all other programs, totaling around 800 students who were requested to self-monitor.
  • Shortly before spring break it was determined likely that all classes would need to move online after break, break was extended, and training was implemented for faculty needing assistance taking classes online.  Planning was undertaken for adequate safety procedures, including enabling staff to work from home, as well as food service, transportation, and custodial plans, etc.
  • The results were astounding: 3000 professors and 14,000 class sections moved online, almost 60,000 students attending online, with minimal glitches.
  • President Young’s primary message: a tremendous thank you to all faculty for this effort.  He saw faculty engage, their appreciation for educational mission and process, passion for the students, and willingness to step outside of comfort zones – he expressed great pride in and gratitude for Texas A&M faculty.  He acknowledged Speaker Klein for his extraordinary engagement, cooperation, suggestions, advice, counsel and work during this time. 
  • Currently, students were invited to either stay home or return after spring break; 80% of students checked out of residence halls.  Around 2500 remained in residence halls, and administration had no way to determine how many students returned to the community.  Food service to students moved to “grab ‘n’ go;” ~80% returned their meal cards with the rest receiving credits.  Food service decreased to about 3% of what it would normally be.
  • Bus transportation continued with social distancing, with planning for more buses if necessary; ridership down to ~5% of normal.  Parking was a bit higher but a significant reduction there as well.
  • Classes have gone online for summer session I.  Cancellations include: study abroad for summer, student camps, and graduation is postponed to a later date to be determined.  Muster will be virtual, while most traditions have been postponed.  New student conferences will be virtual.
  • Research activities have been greatly scaled back under direction from federal and state authorities with essential research continuing.  Adequate protections must be provided for those working in labs.
  • There have been no COVID-19 related layoffs at the University, or SSC (custodial services).
  • Decisions still need to be made and will be done on a rolling basis, such as summer session II, camps, etc., as well as options for the fall.
  • The financial cost to the University has mostly been seen in the auxiliary services so far, as well as athletics.  There are some resources available to students who are in financial distress, as well as for faculty and staff.
  • The mission of providing high quality education to our students continues.  It is possible the University will see a decline in international graduate students.  Federal funding will soon be made available to students in need. 
  • In conclusion, attention is being made to what the University is learning from these events to make the University better.  From a broader budgetary perspective, the decline in oil prices and drastically lower sales tax revenue will impact funding from the state, so deans and managers are being asked to model a 5% and a 10% budget reduction.  There should be a clearer picture from the state later in the summer.
  • Finally, Texas A&M has responded with great focus, intentionality, and quality, much due to the faculty. 
    President Young took questions and comments from the following Senators:
    Saurabh Vishnubhakat, School of Law
    Rebecca Burns, College of Nursing
    Speaker Klein thanked President Young for speaking to the Senate.  He then introduced the next guest speakers, Student Body President Mikey Jaillet, and next year’s Student Body President and current Speaker of the Student Senate, Eric Mendoza.  
    Mikey Jaillet spoke first, sharing student perspectives, thanking faculty for the huge effort at getting classes online in order to continue the semester.  He stressed the ongoing need for both students and faculty to stay flexible.  He further thanked the Faculty Senate for moving so quickly to approve the Pass/Fail option.  He expressed gratitude for being able to work with Speaker Klein this past year.  He then introduced the next Student Body President, Eric Mendoza.
    Eric Mendoza touched on the changes in the way the Student Senate has done business in the past weeks, much like the Faculty Senate.  He shared priorities for him in the coming year, and hopes to continue the relationship with the Faculty Senate.  He expressed students’ gratitude for the spring semester grade changes, and reasons why these changes are so helpful to them.  He wants to stand united with the Faculty Senate on efforts to uphold academic integrity, especially while working online.  He shared a representative story of a faculty member who demonstrated flexibility during these difficulty times and how appreciative students are of this flexibility.

The following faculty Senators asked questions of the student leaders:
     Sara Rowe, College of Liberal Arts
     Deb Banerjee, College of Engineering
Speaker Klein thanked Mikey and Eric for speaking to the Senate.
Dr. Jocelyn Widmer, Assistant Provost for Academic Innovation
Dr. Juan Garza, Assistant Vice President for Academic Services & Director of Provost Information Technology Office
Drs. Widmer and Garza provided the following updates on the new learning management system (LMS):
  • First, a few high-level milestones reached over the past two months amidst our response to COVID19, which both Provost IT Office and Office for Academic Innovation are heavily involved
  • Change Management: We are building off the lessons learned from the Keep Teaching and Keep Learning websites to inform our way forward, particularly with respect to communication, training, and engagement plans. Canvas is following our progress and ensuring we are able to build off this, particularly in the Change Management process through which they are guiding us.
  • DOJ Audit Inquiry: We will be submitting a response to the DOJ Audit Inquiry. What we learned in February is that the LMS will be the central gateway through which any follow-up investigation will route. Our response will be forward-facing to Canvas and any further investigation likely will not commence until we have courses live in Canvas. We will be able to ensure the accessibility of Canvas tools, the universal TAMU template, and will be teaching best practices on accessibility in a digital learning environment as we launch our Canvas training programs. We will not be able to ensure these same accessibility measures for content not in the centrally-supported LMS if the DOJ requires further investigation into content after we are fully operational in Canvas.
  • Help Desk Central: We mentioned in February that we are working through a new support partnership whereby Tier 1 support will be handled by the Division of IT Help Desk Central, Tier 2 through the Office for Academic Innovation Service Desk, and Tier 3 through Provost IT. These conversations were put on hold during the initial COVID19 response and are set to pick back up soon. As this service model shifts, we will ensure communication channels are in place.
  • AI, PITO, HDC Staff Training: In late February a consultant from Canvas was onsite for a 1-day training for LMS support staff. We have resumed that internal staff training with an intensive 3-week curriculum facilitated by live virtual Canvas training sessions.
  • LMS Advisory Committee: This committee has convened a few times recently and will begin to meet with greater frequency.
  • LMS - the hierarchy is complete; SSO integration is complete.
  • First pass at the data load process is being completed this week for testing.  Permissions and role definitions are being reviewed.  Overall LTI integration process is being examined (this includes historical integrations as well on contractual reviews for these). 
  • Will begin discussions for revised approach for LTI request review and testing, and Canvas middleware development discussions have begun.Next, will be a shift to the training and support model developed. They are working hard to get the system in place as soon as possible. Faculty who elect to use Canvas will receive focused training and assistance with migration needs during their respective wave. The AI Service Desk will prioritize help tickets for each wave to ensure we can support the campus community and onboard as many faculty as possible by the official launch for the fall 2020 semester. They are also supporting TAMU’s commitment to Keep Teaching during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Wave 1: Faculty teaching in Summer 2 who elect to use Canvas; School/College Academic Technologists who can serve in a train-the-trainer capacity
Wave 2:  Faculty who want to build from scratch and teach in Canvas for Fall 2020
Wave 3:  Faculty who require assistance migrating Blackboard courses to Canvas to teach in Fall 2020
Wave 4: Faculty teaching in Spring 2021 who elect to use Canvas
Wave 5: Final effort to migrate all courses out of Blackboard by the end of Summer 2021 so that the university is fully migrated to Canvas for Fall 2021.

Steps to Help Faculty Plan Ahead:
  • www.KeepTeaching.tamu.edu will shift to a guide to support best practices for teaching and learning in an online learning environment for faculty who will teach Summer 1 and during the 10-week Summer term. These same best practices will be promoted in the shift to Canvas. Any faculty can review this resource and plan ahead for a move to Canvas. Available early May 2020. 
  • www.LMS.tamu.edu is in development now and will draw on lessons learned from www.KeepTeaching.tamu.edu and www.KeepLearning.tamu.edu.  This resource will contain steps to clean up your course in Blackboard, which are best practices developed by Canvas and recommended for all faculty ahead of transitioning. Available early May 2020.
  • On-Demand training resources will be available for all faculty as we begin training and supporting Wave 1. While subsequent waves will not yet have access to Canvas, these will be helpful resources you may familiarize yourself with ahead of time. Available Early June 2020.
  • Academic Technologists in the Schools/Colleges will be trained and supported during Wave 1 and will serve as a key resource throughout the Canvas implementation. Beginning early June 2020.
  • Social media channels to provide tips and tricks specific to Keep Teaching and Learning, which will shift to focus on the Canvas implementation in the coming months. Available now! 
Dr. Widmer and Dr. Garza took questions from the following Senators:
     Tony Cahill, College of Engineering
     Matt Taylor, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
     Patrick Burkart, College of Liberal Arts
     Beth McNeill, College of Education & Human Development
Speaker Andrew Klein then shared several announcements:
  • From Dr. Heather Wilkinson, Associate Dean of Faculties, regarding a faculty briefing on Student Course Evaluation Task Force Recommendations held on April 29, 2020 from 10-11am via Zoom.
  • Speaker Klein encouraged all to attend the weekly virtual Coffee Conversations sponsored by the Dean of Faculties every Friday from 8:30am-10am.
  • The due date to submit nominations for three Faculty Senate awards – the Stadelmann Award, the new Faculty Senate Service Award, and the new Shared Governance Award – has been extended to Friday, April 24 at 5:00pm. 
Speaker Klein reflected on how much has happened since the Senate’s last regular meeting in February.  He applauded faculty and administrators for accomplishing so much in so little time, and hoped all could take some pride in this.  He emphasized Texas A&M’s faculty and students are renowned for their strength and resiliency, and that Aggies will get through this difficulty time.

Speaker Klein encouraged faculty with concerns to bring them to the Senate to make sure they get to the attention of the person who can most directly address it.  There are many concerns about what the fall semester will bring.  He personally thanked the President and the Provost and her team for being receptive to the Senate’s input and taking seriously the concerns and ideas brought forward. 

He shared his belief that shared governance can, and is, working at Texas A&M University.  During his tenure he has tried to stress that if the seeds of shared governance are not sown in good times, you cannot expect its fruits to be harvested in times of need.  He thanked the Executive Committee of the Senate for their quick and thoughtful responses to address the important issues faced by the University and its faculty.

Speaker Klein also shared that Faculty Senates across the state have been communicating about what each school is doing, and he has been asked for advice from some of our system schools’ senates.  Senate interactions with our UT colleagues have been strengthened, underscoring the importance of such events as our Joint Meeting, held just a bit more than a month ago.

Updates on Senate business included:
  • The Faculty Senate election process continues.  Please encourage your college faculty to vote and consider running for a leadership position.  The election timeline has been adjusted as a result of recent events.  Look for emails regarding the elections.
  • A task-force has continued to work on updating Minimum Syllabus Requirements.  The Senate is projected to review the document in May, followed by a vote in June.
  • The EC made the decision to delay further changes to the Senate bylaws and constitution until the fall.  Senator Bruce Neville was thanked for his tireless work this year on these changes.
  • Committees: work will soon wrap up for the year; please send your written report to the Senate office no later than Friday, May 1st.
Speaker Klein concluded with encouraging words to Senators, invoking the phrase: “We are the Aggies the Aggies are we.”  He encouraged flexibility and compassion be offered to colleagues, staff, and students.
MOTION – Attachment A – Passed – FS.37.332
Parliamentarian Dale Rice presented a motion to temporarily adopt online voting for Faculty Senate meetings through August, 2020.  The motion was seconded and passed.
The motion passed to approve the February 10, 2020 minutes as distributed.  Attachment B – Passed
The motion passed to approve the March 16, 2020 minutes as distributed.  Attachment C – Passed
The motion passed to approve the March 16, 2020 Consent Agenda as presented. Passed
The motion passed to approve the April 13, 2020 Consent Agenda as presented. Passed
(Full Consent Agenda with FS #’s can be found below Adjournment.)
Speaker Klein highlighted the large number of Law courses just approved, reminding all of the huge effort the Law School has undertaken to join this institution, and welcoming the School of Law aboard.  He added that Secretary Ferdinand and he enjoyed their trip to Dallas/Ft. Worth before spring break where they appreciated the hospitality of the Senators from Law and Dentistry.
He then asked if any Senators wished to highlight any other curricular items.  None did, but Senator Clint Magill, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, commented as he had done previously on the inability to identify changes when looking at the course material.  Speaker Klein replied that the same task force that is working on Minimum Syllabus Requirements is looking into this limitation with the software.
No unfinished business was conducted.
Core Curriculum Council Course Report Attachment D – Passed – FS.37.329
The motion passed to approve the Core Curriculum Course Report as presented.  (CCC Report with FS # can be found below Adjournment.)
SEBAC Report – Attachment E – For Informational Review – FS.37.330
SEBAC Representative Greg Heim, Mays Business School
Retirement Plan Discussion – Attachment F – For Informational Review – FS.37.330
SEBAC Representative Greg Heim, Mays Business School
Questions and comments were made by the following Senators:
Rebecca Burns, College of Nursing
Adam Kolasinski, Mays Business School
Joan Wolf, College of Liberal Arts
Julie Harlin, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Angie Hill Price, College of Engineering
Heather Ramsey, College of Science
Recommendation of May 2020 Degree Candidates
TOTAL – 10,805
TAMU-Main – 9,014
TAMU-Galveston – 254
TAMU-HSC – 775
TAMU-Law – 148
TAMU-Qatar – 96
Secretary Ferdinand made the motion to certify the May 2020 Degree Candidates; the motion passed.
Speaker-Elect John Stallone convened the Committee of the Whole. 
Julie Harlin, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Senator Harlin wanted to recognize the effort of administrators over the past six weeks to engage in shared governance related to academic issues.  They sought recommendations and implemented those put forward by the Faculty Senate.
Speaker-Elect John Stallone turned the meeting back over to Speaker Klein.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:14pm.
ATTACHMENTS BELOW: Approved Consent Agenda, Core Curriculum Council Report
CONSENT AGENDAS for March and April 2020
New Courses – Passed – FS.37.301
IDIS 654: Distribution Channel Development
NUEN 628: Computational Fluid Dynamics in Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics
OCEN 651: Elements of Natural Marine Process Design
GENE 657: Command Line Skills
GENE 658: Differential Gene Expression
HORT 620: Competitive Proposal Writing for Agriculture
VMID 988: Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Selective
VTPB 988: Veterinary Pathobiology Selective
Change in Courses – Passed – FS.37.302
BIED 610: Hispanic Bilingual Assessment and Monitoring Students
BIED 611: Dual Language Program Methodologies
BIED 612: Content Area Instruction for Hispanic Bilingual Programs
BIED 613: Spanish/English Biliteracy
BIED 614: Bilingual Education Curriculum Development
BIED 616: Spanish for Bilingual and Dual Language Programs
BIED 620: Current Issues in Bilingual Education
BIED 621: Methods for Bilingual Research
BIED 682: Seminar in...
BMEN 643: Risk Based Development and Testing of Medical Devices
BMEN 676: Professional Development for Biomedical Engineering
CPSY 683: Field Practicum
CPSY 684: Professional Internship
CVEN 638: Computer Integrated Construction Engineering Systems
CVEN 650: Stochastic Mechanics
CVEN 672: Engineering and Urban Transportation Systems
ECEN 687: Introduction to VLSI Physical Design Automation
EDCI 609: Analysis and Reporting for Records of Study
EDTC 621: Graphic Communication and Interface Design
EDTC 641: Educational Game Design
EDTC 642: Designing for Mobile Learning
EDTC 645: Emerging Technologies for Learning I
EDTC 646: Emerging Technologies for Learning II
EDTC 651: E-Learning Design and Development
EDTC 654: Instructional Design: Techniques in Educational Technology
EPSY 602: Educational Psychology
EPSY 604: Career Counseling in Schools
LAW 607: Business Associations I
LAW 608: Comparative Law
LAW 609: Criminal Procedure
LAW 610: Wills and Estates
LAW 611: Evidence
LAW 612: Professional Responsibility
LAW 616: Administrative Law
LAW 617: Adoption Law
LAW 624: Children and the Law
LAW 631: Copyright
LAW 633: Art Law
LAW 636: Internet Law
LAW 637: Education Law
LAW 638: Employment Discrimination
LAW 639: Employment Law
LAW 642: Entertainment Law
LAW 644: Environmental Law
LAW 646: Family Law
LAW 648: Agricultural Law
LAW 651: Criminal Procedure Trial Rights
LAW 653: First Amendment
LAW 656: Federal Income Taxation
LAW 657: Health Care, Technology and the Law
LAW 658: Immigration Law
LAW 659: Water Law
LAW 661: Intellectual Property Survey
LAW 664: Public International Law
LAW 665: International Business Transactions
LAW 673: Labor Law
LAW 675: Pre-Suit Patent Litigation
LAW 677: Energy Law
LAW 694: Insurance Law
LAW 696: Oil and Gas
LAW 698: Environmental Oil and Gas Law
LAW 699: Patent Law
LAW 706: Securities Regulation
LAW 712: Texas Pretrial Procedure
LAW 713: Texas Trials and Appeals
LAW 716: Sales and Leases
LAW 717: White Collar Crime
LAW 728: LARW III: Estate Planning and Drafting
LAW 729: LARW III: Contract Drafting
LAW 730: LARW III: Patent Law Drafting
LAW 731: LARW III: Litigation Drafting
LAW 732: LARW III: Real Estate Drafting
LAW 733: LARW III: Trademark Practice
LAW 734: LARW III: Appellate Drafting
LAW 736: LARW III: Estate Admninistration Drafting
LAW 737: LARW III: Drafting for the General Practitioner
LAW 738: LAWR III: How the Deals Get Done
LAW 739: LARW III: Business Collections
LAW 742: Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
LAW 744: Courthouse Perspectives
LAW 752: Trial Advocacy Practicum
LAW 764: Introduction to the United States Legal System
LAW 7010: Constitutional Law
LAW 7056: Business Associations I
LAW 7057: Business Associations II
LAW 7080: Evidence
LAW 7101: Immigrant Rights Clinic
LAW 7117: Federal Tax Practice and Procedure
LAW 7120: Ethics for the Criminal Law Practitioner
LAW 7124: Core Commercial Concepts
LAW 7127: Antitrust
LAW 7145: Bankruptcy
LAW 7162: Civil Rights Litigation
LAW 7188: Construction Law
LAW 7193: Business Organizations and FCPA
LAW 7195: Consumer Law
LAW 7201: Arbitration
LAW 7204: Advanced Criminal Procedure
LAW 7217: Post-Conviction Actual Innocence Claims
LAW 7225: Anti-Terrorism and Criminal Enforcement
LAW 7228: ePayments Law and Business
LAW 7263: The Information Society Seminar
LAW 7268: Entertainment Law
LAW 7302: Federal Courts
LAW 7310: Non-Profit Organizations
LAW 7317: Government Contracts
LAW 7318: Health Law
LAW 7333: Mediation Theory Law and Ethics
LAW 7350: Intellectual Property Survey
LAW 7351: International Intellectual Property
LAW 7368: International Litigation
LAW 7371: International Business Transactions
LAW 7383: Juvenile Justice
LAW 7390S: Labor Negotiations Workshop
LAW 7411: Comparative Law
LAW 7432: International Petroleum Transactions
LAW 7435: Mergers and Acquisitions
LAW 7437: National Security Law
LAW 7438: Natural Resources Law
LAW 7440: Insurance Law
LAW 7454: Payment Systems
LAW 7458: Preparing for the Bar Exam
LAW 7477: Real Estate Financing
LAW 7483: Military Justice
LAW 7484: Remedies
LAW 7487: Spanish for Lawyers
LAW 7488: Secured Transactions
LAW 7492: Securities Regulation
LAW 7500S: Sports Law
LAW 7516: Taxation of Business Entities
LAW 7532: Texas Criminal Procedure
LAW 7540: Texas Pretrial Procedure
LAW 7548: Texas Trials and Appeals
LAW 7557: Sales and Leases
LAW 7579: White Collar Crime
LAW 7603: ADR in the Workplace Seminar
LAW 7606: Bioethics and the Law Seminar
LAW 7615: Death Penalty Seminar
LAW 7616: Advanced Criminal Procedure Seminar
LAW 7622: Domestic Violence Seminar
LAW 7626: Advanced Topics in Property Seminar
LAW 7627: National Security Law Seminar
LAW 7631: Advanced Topics in Negotiation Seminar
LAW 7634: Oil, Gas and Natural Resource Seminar
LAW 7636: Gender and the Law Seminar
LAW 7638: Islamic Middle East Seminar
LAW 7639: Law and Science Seminar
LAW 7641: The Politics of Supreme Court Decision Making Seminar
LAW 7643: Jurisprudence Seminar
LAW 7646: Sentencing Law and Policy Seminar
LAW 7647: Fatherhood and the Law Seminar
LAW 7648: International Water Law Seminar
LAW 7649: Marijuana Law, Policy and Business Seminar
LAW 7650: Law and Literature Seminar
LAW 7655: Law and Psychology Seminar
LAW 7666: Race and the Law Seminar
LAW 7675: Supreme Court Seminar
LAW 7676: Texas Search and Seizure Seminar
LAW 7682: International Environmental Law Seminar
LAW 7725: Texas Criminal Law Practicum
LAW 7727: Business Law Seminar
LAW 7775S: Trial Advocacy Practicum
LAW 7776: Texas Legal Research Practicum
LAW 7777: LARW III: Criminal Law Drafting
LAW 7780: LARWIII: Contract Drafting
LAW 7781: LARWIII: Patent Law Drafting
LAW 7782: LARW III: Litigation Drafting
LAW 7783: LARW III: Real Estate Drafting
LAW 7784: LARW III: Trademark Practice
LAW 7785: LARW III: Appellate Drafting
LAW 7786: LARW III: Family Law Drafting
LAW 7787: LARW III: Estate Administration Drafting
LAW 7789: LARW III: Drafting for the General Practitioner
LAW 7790: LAWR III: How the Deals Get Done
LAW 7791: LARW III: Business Collections
LAW 7792: LARW III: Criminal Procedure
LAW 7793: LARW III: Public Policy Drafting
LAW 7816: Independent Study
LAW 7887S: Deposition Skills Workshop
LAW 7888S: Civil Motion Workshop
LAW 7892S: Pretrial Motion Workshop
LAW 7894: LARW III: Environmental Litigation Drafting
LAW 7910: Academic Support Teaching Assistant
LAW 7920: LARW Teaching Assistant
MEEN 624: Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer
MEEN 660: Corrosion Engineering
PSYC 678: Couples Therapy
SPED 601: Assessment in School Settings
SPED 641: Low-Incidence Instruction for Individuals with Significant Support Needs
SPED 684: Professional Internship.
SPED 685: Directed Studies
SPED 689: Special Topics in...
SPED 699: Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
SPSY 615: Preschool Assessment
SPSY 642: Behavioral Assessment and Intervention
Change in Courses – Galveston – Passed – FS.37.303
MARB 610: Professional Development
Change in Courses – Inactivation Proposal – Passed – FS.37.304
     College of Dentistry
Department of Professional Dentistry
Change in Courses – Inactivation Proposal – Passed – FS.37.305
     Mays Business School
Department of Finance
                  FINC 636: Marketing Financial Products and Services
Change in Courses – Inactivation Proposals – Passed – FS.37.306
     School of Law
Department of Law
LAW 613: Advanced Torts
LAW 623: Bankruptcy
LAW 626: Trusts and Fiduciary Responsibilities
LAW 627: Complex Litigation
LAW 629: Construction Law
LAW 630: Consumer Law
LAW 632: Advanced Criminal Procedure
LAW 635: Post-Conviction Actual Innocence Claims
LAW 640: European Union Law
LAW 647: Federal Courts
LAW 649: Due Diligence for the Professional
LAW 652: Gender and the Law
LAW 655: Health Law
LAW 660: Intellectual Property Licensing Practicum
LAW 663: International Litigation
LAW 671: International Environmental Law
LAW 676: Corporate Reorgainzation Law
LAW 678: Special Problems in Corporate Law: Offshore Financial Transactions, Cayman Islands
LAW 679: Law Practice Management
LAW 680: Legislation
LAW 683: Marital Property
LAW 684: Externship
LAW 700: Payment Systems
LAW 702: Real Estate Transactions
LAW 703: Real Estate Financing
LAW 705: Secured Transactions
LAW 709: Alternative Dispute Resolutions
LAW 718: Women the Law
LAW 721: Corporate Governance
LAW 723: Electronic Research Practicum
LAW 724: Texas Criminal Law Practicum
LAW 725: Advanced Criminal Prosecution: 4th, 5th and 6th Amendment Practicum
LAW 726: Settlement Advocacy Practicum
LAW 727: Texas Legal Research Practicum
LAW 735: LARW III: Family Law Drafting
LAW 740: LARW III: Criminal Procedure
LAW 743: Innocence Project
LAW 745: Advanced Dispute Resolution Survey: Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration
LAW 746: Interviewing and Counseling Practicum
LAW 747: Public International Dispute Resolution
LAW 749: Labor Negotiations Workshop
LAW 751: Negotiation Theory and Practice Practicum
LAW 753: Family Mediation Clinic
LAW 754: Wills and Estates Clinic
LAW 755: Employment Mediation Clinic
LAW 756: Family Law and Benefits Clinic
LAW 757: Intellectual Property and Technology Clinic
LAW 758: Mediation Clinic
LAW 759: Deposition Skills Workshop
LAW 760: Civil Motion Workshop
LAW 763: Pretrial Motion Workshop
LAW 779: Epayments Law and Business
LAW 7112: The Art of Lawyering
LAW 7208: Art, Cultural Heritage and the Law
LAW 7409: Special Problems in Corporate Law: Offshore Financial Transactions, Cayman Islands
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.307
     College of Liberal Arts & Bush School of Government & Public Service
Departments of International Studies and International Affairs
            BA/MIA-INTS/INTA-BIA: International Studies - 5-Year Bachelor of Arts and Master of International Affairs
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.308
     College of Engineering
Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution
            MET-TCMT: Master of Engineering Technical Management in Technical Management
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.309
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Anthropology
            CERT-CG10: Conservation Training - Certificate
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.310
     College of Liberal Arts
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
            MS-PSYS: Master of Science in Psychological Sciences
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.311
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication
            PHD-ALEC: Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.313
     College of Engineering
Department of Engineering
            PHD-ITDE: Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Engineering
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.314
     College of Science
Department of Statistics
            MS-DATA: Master of Science in Data Science
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.315
     Bush School of Government & Public Service
Department of International Affairs
            CERT-CYBP: Cybersecurity Policy - Certificate
Special Consideration Item – Passed – FS.37.316
     Mays Business School
Department of Information & Operations Management
            CERT-CYMG: Cybersecurity Management - Certificate
New Courses – Passed – FS.37.317
BIMS 380: Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies - Best Practices
PETE 315: Petroleum Engineering Thermodynamics
SOMS 486: Seminar in Executive Organizational Leadership
SOMS 487: Seminar in Ethical Organizational Leadership
Change in Courses – Passed – FS.37.318
HLTH 405: Rural Health
IBUS 489: Special Topics in...
MEEN 260: Mechanical Measurements
STAT 312: Statistics for Biology
AGEC 101: Concepts in Agricultural Economics - First Year Experience
AGEC 436: Insurance and Estate Planning
AGEC 437: Tax Planning
AGEC 438: Investment Planning
AGEC 439: Retirement Planning
AGEC 441: Financial Planning Capstone
ENGL 395: Topics in Literature and Medicine
Change in Courses – Inactivation Proposal – Passed – FS.37.319
     College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department of Poultry Science
            POSC 402: Skills in Poultry Evaluation
            POSC 425: Environmental Physiology
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.320
     College of Education & Human Development
Department of Education Administration & Human Resource Development
            BS-HRDV: Human Resource Development - BS
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.321
     College of Education & Human Development
Department of Education Administration & Human Resource Development
            BS-TCMG: Technology Management - BS
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.322
     College of Architecture
Department of Visualization
            BS-VIST: Visualization - BS
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.323
     College of Education & Human Development
Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture
            BS-EDUC: Education Program-TLAC Department Requirements
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.324
     College of Education & Human Development
Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture
            BS-EDUC-ENS: Education - BS, English Language Arts/Social Studies, Middle Grades Certification
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.325
     College of Education & Human Development
Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture
            BS-EDUC-MTS: Education - BS, Math/Science, Middle Grades Certification
Change in Programs – Passed – FS.37.326
     College of Education & Human Development
Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture
            BS-EDUC-PK6: Education - BS, Pre-K-6, Generalist Certification
Courses Submitted for W Certification – Passed – FS.37.327
ACCT 407-W: Auditing
BIOL 480-W: Departmental Colloquium
COMM 408-W: Advanced Research Methods in Communication
COMM 411-W: Representations of Motherhood
COMM 437-W: Visual Communication
ECON 410-W: Macroeconomic Theory
MMET 380-W: Computer-Aided Manufacturing
RDNG 371-W: Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Literature for Middle Grades
COMM 470-W: Communication in Health Care Contexts
ECON 425-W: The Organization of Industry
RPTS 460-W: Nature, Values, and Protected Areas
SPAN 403-W: Advanced Writing in Spanish
Courses Submitted for W Certification – Galveston – Passed – FS.37.328
MARS 430-W: Geological Oceanography-Plate Tectonics
______________________________End of Consent Agendas____________________________________
CORE CURRICULUM COUNCIL COURSE REPORT, February 2020 – Attachment D – Passed – FS.37.329
New Courses – International and Cultural Diversity
RENR 400-ICD: Study Abroad in Natural Resources