College Senate Bulletin

Bulletin 23
30 March 2001
  

 

  Upcoming Meetings


 

 

Date

 

Room

Time

3 April

Executive Committee

South 209

12:50 p.m.

10 April

College Senate

Newton 204

4:00 p.m.

17 April

Executive Committee

South 209

12:50 p.m.

24 April

Student Affairs Committee

South 110

4:00 p.m.

1 May

College Senate

Newton 204

4:00 p.m.


 

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Correspondence: Christopher C. Leary, Department of Mathematics, South 324D
E-mail: leary@geneseo.edu Phone: 245-5383
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Contents


Comments from the Chair
Upcoming Elections
Communication
Minutes
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee--27 March 2001
Chemistry 385/Biology 385—Minor Course Revision
School of Education Curriculum Proposals, Volume 3 393
Correction (INTD 301 Science becomes INTD 300 Science)
EDUC 340—Major Course Revision
EDUC 350—Major Course Revision
INTD 301 (Mathematics)—Minor Course Revision
INTD 302 (Mathematics)—Minor Course Revision
Adolescent Certification—Program Revision 


Comments from the Chair

Upcoming Elections

Sample ballots were printed in the last issue of the Bulletin. Voting instructions and Voting Keys will be distributed on Friday, 6 April. Voting will end at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 13 April. The Ballots will be counted on Thursday, 12 April (Loof Lirpa).

Communication

I have received a letter from Provost Salins in response to the resolution concerning General Education that the Senate passed on February 20. In this letter Provost Salins states that he is "...willing to entertain sound recommendations for improvements to system-level procedures." He also states that he will "weigh very seriously the resolution of the Geneseo College Senate..." and that he is "optimistic that, as we move forward, we will be able to establish working procedures that satisfy the expectations of the Board [of Trustees] and respect the expertise and commitment of State University faculty."

Really. That's what he said. I'm not making this up!!! Why doesn't anyone believe me???
 
 
 

 


Minutes

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee--27 March 2001

Members present: J. Curran, L. Hall, D. Hill, H. Howe, A. Martucci, J. Morse, K. Nichols, O. Nicodemi, A. Snyder,

Visitors: S. Bailey, D. Showers,

Meeting was called to order by T. Bazzett at 4:10.

CHEM 385 & BIOL 385 - Minor course revision: S. Bailey explained that this proposal was for a change in wording to make more clear the course prerequisites. O. Nicodemi asked if this change suggested that "well prepared" juniors (those having completed 302 and 304) could then take 385. S. Bailey answered that this was the case. With no further discussion, the proposal was unanimously approved.

D. Showers handed out to the Committee final drafts of remaining proposals for the SOE Secondary Education program.

The following course revision proposals were unanimously approved by the Committee without discussion.

EDUC 340 - Student Teaching: Middle School

EDUC 350 - Student Teaching: High School

INTD 302 - Methods and Materials-Secondary Education: Math

INTD 301 - Topics in Secondary Mathematics

Program Revision for B.A. or B.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences with Adolescent Certification:

O. Nicodemi asked if this program represented the only possible way a student at Geneseo could secure a secondary education certification. Specifically, she asked if there were any options outside of the 301 & 302 courses whereby individual departments could shape the experiences of the students. D. Showers responded that the SOE Committee had agreed only on the courses outlined in this proposal. O. Nicodemi then expanded on her idea by noting that the present proposal appeared to represent a large percentage of "generic" education. This, she felt, was a weakness in the program when considering that (especially in secondary education) new instructors should exhibit particular strengths in their areas of teaching, rather than possessing such general knowledge of teaching. D. Showers responded that the foundations of this profession are set in 204, 205 and 215, where students received specific instruction in processes associated with secondary education. These courses, he felt, were particularly geared toward instructing students in secondary education rather than offering generic information on teaching. O. Nicodemi then expressed her continued concern that the program proposed is too large. She cited what she viewed as "adding on" to an existing large program, rather than a concerted effort by the SOE to revisit their requirements and seek to restructure and reduce the size of their program while also meeting new State requirements. With the conclusion of this discussion the proposal was passed with a vote of 8 in favor, 1 opposed.

T. Bazzett than informed the Committee that there were several proposal requiring UCC approval of social science core credit, still pending approval of the Social Science Core Committee. He asked Committee members to be prepared to vote via e-mail on approval of these courses in the next week. He then thanked the Committee members for their efforts throughout the past year.
 
 

The meeting was adjourned at 4:50.