College Senate Bulletin

Bulletin 13
Pages 472 - 528
3 December 1999





Call for Nominations 


Harter Mentoring Award, President's Advising Award, O'Brien Teaching Award




Spring Senate Meetings


Messages from the Chair




Senate Fund Appeal




College Senate (7 December)




Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (30 November)


Executive Committee (19 November)


Correspondence: Becky L. Glass, Department of Sociology, Sturges 122C
E-mail: Phone: 245-5336




Nominations are now being accepted for:

Harter Mentoring Award

President's Advising Award

President's Award for Excellence in Part-time Teaching

Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, December15

See Bulletin p. 164-165 for details.

Letters of nomination for all the above awards should be addressed to the Campus Awards Selection Committee, c/o the Provost's Office, Erwin 205. Nominees will be contacted and told what supporting documentation to provide.




Spring College Senate Meetings

February 22
March 7 (All College Meeting)
March 28, if needed
April 11
May 2

All at 4:00 pm, Newton 204

Messages from the Chair



My apologies to Bhairav Joshi. I inadvertently omitted his name from the list of attending senators at the November 16 College Senate meeting.

The November 19 Bulletin in incorrectly numbered Bulletin 11. It should be Bulletin 12. Please make the change on your hard copies, so you don't think you're missing an issue. I will make the change on the online version. Sorry about that.

Senate Fund Appeal

The number of contributors to the Senate Fund continues to represent fewer than one-third of senators and only 4% of full-time faculty.

The Senate Fund returns its contributions to the faculty in the form of Senate Small Grants, retirement mementos, and expressions of compassion for loss or illness. It returns contributions to the students through the Roark award for a graduating senior.

A more complete description of the Fund may be found on p. 454 of the Bulletin.

Please consider making a contribution through Mary Mohan, Treasurer, in Blake B 106, -5233.

College Senate Meeting
7 December 1999
4:00 pm


Call to Order

Adoption of Agenda

Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting
(16 November, Bulletin pp. 459-470)

Senate Reports

Chair's Report

B. Glass

President's Report

C. Dahl

Provost's Report

B. Dixon

Treasurer's Report

M. Mohan

University Faculty Senator's Report

J. Bulsys (for E. Wallace on sabbatical)

Central Council Report

A. Gridley

Reports of the Standing Committees

Undergraduate Curriculum

T. Bazzett

Second Readings (A motion will be made to present these in packages by depts.)



Addition to M/ Core:

Phil 214 Chinese Philosophy (pp. 203-204)





New Course: 

Engl 210 Elements of Screen Writing (pp. 205-206)



Political Science


Course Revision:

PlSc 140 International Politics (pp. 207-208)





Revision of Minor Program:

International Relations Minor (p.209-212)



New Courses:

Math 332 Linear Programming and Operations Research (pp. 213-216)


Math 366 Mathematical Foundations of Actuarial Science (pp. 217-220)



New Courses:

Hist 166 African American History (pp. 221-224)


Hist 261 Native American History (pp. 227-233)


Hist 280 Topics in Global History:(subtitle) (pp. 235-240)


Hist 381 Traditional China (pp. 241-248)

Addition to M/Core:

Hist 261 Native American History (p. 234)

Course Revision:

Hist 265/366 African Americans in the Age of Jim Crow
(pp. 225-226)





New Course:

Intd 200 Research in Washington DC (pp. 249-253)



Revisions of Major Program:

See below and pp. 264-268


Revisions of prerequisites (p. 280)

Course Revisions:

Anth 101 Exploration of Human Diversity (pp. 269-272)


Anth 207 Prehistoric Cultures of North America (pp. 273-275)


Anth 115/215 Ancient Civilization in the Old World (p. 276)


Anth 306 Human Growth and Development (p. 277)


Anth 310 Classical Anthropological Theory (p. 278)

Course Deletions:

Anth 102, 111, 116, 213, 217, 218, 219, 221, 227, 251, 303 (p. 279)

Additions to M/S/Core:

Anth 202 Traditional Systems of Healing (pp. 281-283)


Anth 216 Native Voices: Africa and the Caribbean (pp. 284-286)


Anth 243 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (pp. 287-289)

New Courses:

Anth 228 Applied Anthropology (pp. 290-300)


Anth 229 Ethnography and Film (pp. 301-308)


Anth 231 Sociolinguistics (pp. 309-319)


Anth 232 Chinese Ethnography (pp. 320-329)


Anth 247 Cultural Resource Management (pp. 330-336)


Anth 282 Qualitative Methods in Anthropology (pp. 337-343)


Anth 283 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology (pp. 344-352)


Anth 309 Topics in Primatology (pp. 353-359)


Anth 321 Contemporary Theory in Anthropology (pp. 360-369)


Anth 346 Topics in Archeology (pp. 370-378)





New Course:

Biol 250 Biological Data Analysis (pp. 379-385)





Course Revisions:

New title for Geog 385 (p. 386)


Change no. of Geog 285 to 295 (p. 387)

New Courses:

Geog 351 Environment and Development (pp. 388-395)


Geog 381 Economic Globalization (pp. 396-403)



School of Performing Arts


Course revisions:

Changes in titles and course descriptions for Musc 140s, 240s, 340s (pp. 404-407)


Changes in titles and course descriptions for Musc 331, 333, 335 (pp. 408-410)


Change no. of Thea 222 to Thea 311 (p. 411)

New Courses:

Thea 204 Asian Theatre Survey (pp. 412-421)


Thea 270 Video Production (pp. 422-426)


Thea 310 Playwriting (pp. 427-431)

Revision of Minor Program:

Minor in Theatre (p. 432)



Computer Science


New Courses:

Csci 119 Object Oriented Programming: Subtitle (pp. 433-442)


Csci 120 Procedural Programming: Subtitle (pp. 443-450)

Course Deletions:

Csci 121 C/Scientific Programming I (p. 451)


Csci 131 C/Pascal Programming (p. 451)

Course Revisions:

Change prerequisite for Csci 141 Intro. To Computer Science (p. 452)


Change prerequisite for Csci 219 Object-Oriented Design and Programming (p. 453)

Business (postponed from Nov. 16 meeting)

Revision of Major Program:



Add CSCI 114, 119, 120 to Computer Science requirement (p.100) [Ed. Note: CSCI nos. changed from original proposal to correspond to above CSCI course changes]

First Readings (A motion will be made to present these in packages by depts.)



Course Deletion:

Econ 261 Legal Environment of the Economy (course content remains under Mgmt 261) (p. 482)

Course Revision:

Change prerequisite for Mgmt 390 Strategic Management (p. 483)





Revision of Major Program:

International Relations Major (pp. 484-488)



Several Departments


Deletion of courses not offered for five years:

(All on p. 489)


Bio 205 Principles of Evolution


Intd 206 Discovery of Language


Intd 287 Comparative Labor Studies


Mgmt 282 Public Events Management


Mgmt 335 Consumer Behavior


Mgmt 336 Marketing Channels & Logistics


Mgmt 351 Operations Research


Mgmt 380 Business Research Methods


Plsc 321 Politics of Advanced Societies


Plsc 339 Problems of American Political Thought


Wrtg 100 Process of Writing





New Course: 

Socl 285 Sociology of Sex & Gender Diversity (pp. 490-502)

Course Deletion: 

Socl 221 Field Project on Social Inequality (p. 503)





Revision of Minor Program:

Environmental Studies (pp. 504-507)


Add Biol 311 Plant Taxonomy to third-level electives





Revision of Major Program:

Delete Computer Science requirements (pp. 508-511)





Course Deletions:

Hist 238 European Social History of 19th & 20th Centuries (p. 512)


Hist. 256 Youth in Early America (p. 512)



School of Performing Arts


Course Revision:

Danc 265 Dance Ensemble (p. 513) Add corequisite





New Course:

Phys 314 Fluid Mechanics (pp. 514-517)





Revision of Minor Program:

Linguistics Minor (pp. 518-522)


Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review

B. Gohlman

Graduate Academic Affairs


Judy Bushnell




Second Readings





Communicative Disorders & Sciences


Revision of Graduate Program:

Speech Pathology (pp. 198-199)







Course Deletions:

Hist 456, 457, 458, 463, 464, 482 (p. 200)

Faculty Affairs

N. Schiavetti

Student Affairs

E. Crosby

Unfinished Business
New Business

Minutes of UCC meeting
November 30, 1999

Members present: S. Bailey, B. Brennan, R. Goeckel , K. Hahn, A. Happ, A. Henshaw, K. Jones, J. Kirkwood, B. Mason, J. Morse, O. Nicodemi, M. Stolee, R.Vasiliev, S. West

Guests: E. Drachman, B. Howard, E. Pogozelski, D. Showers, Z. Zhao

Chair T. Bazzett called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. and asked for approval of minutes from 11/9. Minutes approved unanimously

T. Bazzett asked that the agenda be accepted with the addition of proposal for deletion of ECON 261, and with some reorganizing of sequence of items to accommodate guests who needed to leave the meeting early. Agenda was unanimously approved with additions.

I. Course and Program Change Proposals.

ECON 261 - Deletion of Course: B. Howard representing proposal explained that deletion was of course name, and that course content still existed under the Management prefix. Proposal was approved unanimously.

MGMT 390 - Revision of a Course: B. Howard representing explained that this proposal more explicitly states expectations of students in the major. These courses have always been recommended and generally adhered to by majors. Proposal was approved unanimously.

Revision of Major Program - International Relations. S. Bailey noted that courses should be explicitly stated for Asian Systems (rather than noting simply that "courses be selected from the Asian Studies Minor" ). Proposal was approved unanimously.

Deletion of Course not offered in the past 5 years. O. Nicodemi pointed out that INTD 173 would likely be revived to help fulfill the Info Literacy mandate soon to be enacted by SUNY Central. Some discussion ensued regarding T. Greenfield's response to this, noting that a revised version of this course in compliance with SUNY Central would likely be so different from the current course that the "revised" course proposal would be indistinguishable from a "new" course. O. Nicodemi pointed out that leaving it on the books might reflect a good faith showing that such a course would be forthcoming. R.Vasiliev noted the current bulletin description was general enough to be appropriate for any new proposal. It was generally agreed that leaving the course on the books would cause no harm and might reflect positively on intentions of the college to revive this course. With the exception of INTD 173 the proposal to delete all courses that had not been offered for at least 5 years was approved unanimously.

SOCL 285 New Course: O. Nicodemi questioned large percentage of option for course grade evaluation being based on participation. K. Hahn asked if course could be considered for multicultural core, considering course content was treated in a manner of "subculture". S. Bailey explained that currently M/Core is generally defined as "nonwestern" content, and that addition of this course could be slightly misleading for students seeking such content. Proposal was approved unanimously.

SOCL 221 Deletion of a course. No discussion. Proposal was approved unanimously.

Revision of a minor Program - Environmental Studies. O. Nicodemi questioned why plant taxonomy would be considered "environmental" given the primary subject matter is quantitative. R. Vasiliev pointed out that such quantitative skills are considered useful (important) in environmental studies. B. Brennan and J. Morse agreed, noting that environmental health and, in some cases, environmental regions, may be defined by existence and number of species. Proposal was approved unanimously.

Revision of a Major Program - BA in Biology. There was general concern that the Biology department did not report contacting the Computer Science Department regarding the deletion of these computer science courses from the BA. The Committee was reluctant to vote on a proposal without clarification as to why Computer Science had not been notified. M. Stolee moved to table the proposal. T. Bazzett noted that because of the semester end, tabling the proposal may stop the proposed change from being included in the new bulletin. He suggested that he would approach Biology the next day, and request clarification on the issue. Information would then be forwarded to the Committee via e-mail. Based on this information the Committee could then choose to remove the item from the table for further consideration. If in agreement the Committee would then vote via e-mail with the hope of including the proposal on the agenda for the next Senate meeting. The Committee voted unanimously to table the proposal with the agreement that it be further considered during the week via e-mail communications.

HIST 238 & 256 Deletion of Courses. M. Stolee explained that the explanation that faculty "no longer have an interest" in teaching HIST 238 would be more appropriately stated as "no longer are able to teach, because of other teaching commitments". The proposal was approved unanimously.

DANC 265 Revision of a Course. No Discussion. Proposal was approved unanimously.

PHYS 314 New Course. No Discussion. Proposal was approved unanimously.

Revision of a Minor Program. Linguistics Minor. K. Hahn asked if Committee members should take into consideration that the Foreign Language Department did not sign off on the proposal. Z. Zhao explained that the proposal does not change anything for Foreign Language majors, only those students seeking the linguistics minor. He further emphasized the lack of foreign language requirements is not meant to discourage students from taking courses through the Foreign Language Department. Rather, the changes are designed to encourage students from other disciplines (i.e. Sociology, Psychology, Computer Science) to consider the Linguistics Minor. S. Bailey noted that any department would generally not sign off on proposed changes that might reduce courses taken in their area. However, this does not necessarily represent disapproval of the proposal. Z. Zhao agreed, and stated that the proposal had been given to the Foreign Language Department in an original and a revised form. He further stated that the Foreign Language Department seemed more pleased with the revised form. He also noted that they had not voiced disapproval, but rather, simply failed to send notification of their opinion, which he took as a negative response. Some concern was expressed by O. Nicodemi regarding the number of specifically stated ANTH 399 offerings that were listed, when considering this course is offered as a "directed studies". S. Bailey agreed that this was unusual but would likely not be problematic. Proposal was approved with 14 votes in favor, 1 vote opposed.

Following completion of all proposals, D. Showers presented a "preview" of information regarding changes to the Education curriculum that the UCC would be considering in the Spring 2000 semester. Highlights of changes including important deadline dates were covered. D. Showers handed out a summary sheet for his presentation and concluded by noting that he would be willing to answer any and all questions regarding this matter during the consideration process.

Meeting was adjourned at 5:45 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

T. Bazzett
K. Gangemi