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TAMU Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda
August 9, 2021
3:00pm, via Zoom (link sent directly to Senators)
https://facultysenate.tamu.edu
Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/TAMUfacultysenate/live/
 
 
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
 
GUEST SPEAKER                                                                                                                                        
Dr. Alicia Dorsey, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness & SACSCOC Liaison
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Canvas Q&A with Dr. Jocelyn Widmer, Assistant Provost for Academic Innovation, and
Dr. Juan Garza, Assistant Vice President for Academic Services & Director of Provost Information Technology Office – Attachment A
(This is a video of current Canvas news for review prior to the meeting; the time allotted during the meeting is for Q&A only.)
 
 
SPEAKER COMMENTS
 
 
MINUTESAttachment B
Approval of July 12th, 2021 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes
 
 
CONSENT AGENDA
GRADUATE COUNCIL
New Miscellaneous Request – Bulk/Mass Prefix Change
PSYC to PBSI (Graduate level)
 
New Courses
OCEN 665: Computational Fluid Dynamics
PERF 684: Professional Internship
SOPH 694: Advanced Public Health Practice and Capacity Building
 
Change in Courses
CSCE 612: Applied Networks and Distributed Processing
CSCE 664: Wireless and Mobile Systems
ECON 656: Field Experiments in Economics
EDCI 710: Latinx Students and Education
EPSY 637: Qualitative Grounded Theory Methodologies
MGMT 629: Financial Analysis Modeling in HR
MMET 629: Leadership and People Management in Technology Enterprises
NUEN 630: Monte Carlo Methods for Particle Transport
NUEN 647: Uncertainty Quantification and Data Science for Engineering Applications
OBIO 674: Immunology
PBSI 623: Psychological Assessment I
RPTS 674: Administration, Management and Leadership in Youth Programs
 
 
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
New Miscellaneous Request – Bulk/Mass Prefix Change
PSYC to PBSI (Undergraduate)
 
New Courses
ITAL 221: Field Studies I
ITAL 222: Field Studies II
PBSI 445: Psychological and Social Determinants of Health Disparities
 
Change in Courses
AERO 211: Aerospace Engineering Mechanics
AGLS 436: Insurance and Estate Planning
AGLS 437: Tax Planning
AGSM 335: Water and Soil Management
AGSM 435: Irrigation Principles and Management
AGSM 477: Air Pollution Control and Regulatory Compliance
BICH 414: Biochemical Techniques I
BUSN 203: Statistical Methods for Business
CSCE 421: Machine Learning
CSCE 449: Applied Cryptography
ENGL 203: Writing about Literature
GEOG 309: Geography of Energy
PBSI 235: Introduction to Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
PBSI 306: Abnormal Psychology
PBSI 311: Psychology of Animal Behavior
PBSI 320: Sensation-Perception
PBSI 323: Psychology of Adolescence
PBSI 330: Personality
PBSI 332: Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
PBSI 333: Biology of Psychological Disorders
PBSI 336: Drugs and Behavior
PBSI 340: Psychology of Learning
PBSI 345: Human Cognitive Processes
PBSI 346: Psychology of Language
PBSI 350: Cognitive Neuroscience
PBSI 352: Organizational Psychology
PBSI 353: Personnel Psychology
PBSI 360: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
PBSI 371: Forensic Psychology
PBSI 440: Hormones and Behavior
PBSI 450: Clinical Psychology
SPMT 295: Introduction to the Culminating Experience
 
Change in Programs
 College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  Department of Agricultural Economics
   BS-AGBU: Agribusiness - BS
 
Change in Programs
 College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  Department of Agricultural Economics
   BS-AGEC-FMS+: Agricultural Economics - BS, Food Marketing Systems Option
 
Change in Programs
 College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  Department of Agricultural Economics
   BS-AGEC-FRE+: Agricultural Economics - BS, Finance and Real Estate Option
 
Change in Programs
 College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  Department of Agricultural Economics
   BS-AGEC-PEA+: Agricultural Economics - BS, Policy and Economic Analysis Option
 
Change in Programs
 College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  Department of Agricultural Economics
   BS-AGEC-RUE+: Agricultural Economics - BS, Rural Entrepreneurship Option
 
Change in Programs
 College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
   BS-GENE: Genetics - BS
 
Change in Programs – Inactivation Proposal
 TAMU Qatar
  Department of Mechanical Engineering
   MINOR-MEEQ: Mechanical Engineering - Minor (Qatar)
 
 
W&C COURSES 
Courses Submitted for W Certification
MEEN 401-W: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design
NUEN 303-W: Nuclear Detection and Isotope Technology Laboratory
PHIL 336-W: Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Law
PHIL 352-W: Africana Philosophy
PHIL 371-W: Philosophy of Literature
PHIL 413-W: Eighteenth-Century Philosophy
PHIL 415-W: American Philosophy
 
 
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UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
CORE CURRICULUM COUNCIL COURSE REPORT – Attachment C
Recertification for Foundational Component Area: Creative Arts
FILM 251-GE: Introduction to Film Analysis
 
Recertification for Foundational Component Area: Language, Philosophy & Culture
ENGL 207-GE: Human Thinking and Digital Culture
 
Recertification for Foundational Component Area: Life and Physical Sciences
ATMO 201-GE: Weather and Climate
BIOL 111-GE: Introductory Biology I
 
 
OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS
None.
 
 
NEW BUSINESS
Recommendation of August 2021 Degree Candidates
TOTAL – 2,040
TAMU-Main – 1685
TAMU-Galveston – 85
TAMU-HSC – 121
TAMU-Law – 30
TAMU-Qatar – 11
TAMU-VMBS – 108
 
Proposed Revisions to Student Rules
Student Rule 5.1          Change of Curriculum – Attachment D
 
Proposal for the Intercollegiate School of Engineering Medicine (ENMED) at Texas A&M University – For Informational Review
 
Emergency Item: Proposed Resolution on COVID-19 Guidelines for Fall 2021 – Attachment E


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
 
 
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