College Senate Bulletin

Bulletin 12
Pages 455 - 471
19 November 1999

Contents
Page Topic
456 Call for Nominations

Harter Mentoring Award, President's Advising Award, O'Brien Teaching Award
456-457 Announcements

Spring Senate Meetings

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Fall Election Results
457-458 Messages from the Chair

In Gratitude

Yes, We Had a Quorum

Senate Fund Appeal

Minutes
459-470 College Senate (16 November)
470-471 Faculty Affairs Subcommittee on Student Evaluation of Teaching (9 November)

Due to Thanksgiving, the next Bulletin will be distributed
Dec. 3
Happy Eating!
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Correspondence: Becky L. Glass, Department of Sociology, Sturges 122C
E-mail: senate@geneseo.edu Phone: 245-5336

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Policy Committee Tues,
Nov. 30
South 309 4:00 pm Topic: Office Hours
Student Affairs Committee Thurs, Dec. 9 Sturges 103 3:00 pm Topic: Alternatives to Alcohol
Undergraduate Curriculum Tues,
Nov. 30
South 209 4:00 pm


Fall Election Results

The following people were elected to the Nominations Committee:
Jim Allen, Psychology
Rachel Hall, English
Pat Murphy, Sociology

They will join the returning members: Randy Bailey, Wendy Pogozelski, Anne-Marie Reynolds.

The following people were elected to the Faculty Personnel Committee:
Margaret Matlin, Psychology
Dan Strang, Business
Jim Willey, SOPA

They will join the returning members: Bill Gohlman, Don Marozas, Jerry Reber, Gary Towsley.

The election yielded good voter representation, with nearly 200 of the approximately 250 eligible voters casting ballots. (Thanks to members of the Executive Comm. who counted ballots!)


Congratulations to these new committee members, and many thanks to all who were willing to run.
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Messages from the Chair

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In Gratitude

I wish to thank Senate work-study student Anna Borschevskaya, Sociology secretary Mitzi Cicero, Sociology work-study students Beth Beiter, Mary Gleason, Markette Murray-Pierce, and student Kristy Smith for work above and beyond the call of duty in hauling, labelling, and delivering the many-paged two-part Bulletin last week.

They had to make decisions about splitting the Bulletin when the Duplicating Center called to say it was too large for their stapling machine, with no help from me as I was out of town. And they dropped all other commitments last Friday to get the Bulletin out.

I am very appreciative that they made this job "their own" and gave it such high priority.

I also wish to thank Lenny Ferraro and Steve Simon for devoting so much of their day to printing the Senate Bulletin, and for their on-going support of Senate's duplicating needs.


Yes, We Had a Quorum








I am pleased and relieved to verify that, as the November 16 Senate meeting stretched on and on, a quorum remained even for the last of the first readings. I am indebted to student senator Bethany Haskins for taking the headcount, to the student senators who stayed and made an important contribution to the final number, and to the administrative and faculty senators who hung in there (and by their presence allowed those with waiting children and other non-postponeable commitments to leave when they had to).

Please take an opportunity to read UCC minutes and to look over the many proposed curriculum changes before Second Readings on Dec. 7, to make sure all your questions are answered and that the curriculum reflects our collective contributions. Thanks!


Senate Fund Appeal








As they say in real estate, "location, location, location!" There is a printed copy of the appeal for contributions to the Senate Fund on the last page of Part B of Bulletin 11, affectionately known as the "mega-bulletin."

In case you missed it, please take a look at p. 454. The number of contributors so far 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.

Please consider making a small contribution to the Senate Fund, through Mary Mohan, Treasurer, in Blake B 106, -5233.

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I find that the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.

- Clark Kerr , 17 Nov 1958, then president of the University of California.

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Minutes of the College Senate Meeting

November 16, 1999

Present: Bailey, Ballard, Bandoni, Bazzett, Bonfiglio, Bosch, S., Bosch, L., Brennan, Broikou, Bulsys, Bushnell, Case, Cleeton, Crosby, Dahl, Derne', Ferrell, Filice, Fletcher, Freeman, Gillin, Glass, Gohlman, Greenfield, Gridley, Gu, Hartvigsen, Hatton, Hill, Hon, Howe, Iyer, Joshi, Kaminski, Kirkwood, Kirsh, Koch, Landes, Leary, Levison, Liu, Lovett, Mason, McCoy, Metz, Miller, Mohan, Morse, Nicodemi, Over, Pacheco, Putman, Reynolds, Salmon, Sancilio, Schacht, Schiavetti, Stolee, Teres, Vasiliev, Waddy, Watt, West, Barnes, Belois, Coleman, Eisenberg, Emhoff, Falk, Hahn, Happ, Haskins, Henshaw, Kupper, Lee, Lobsinger, Sander, Sapio, Spilman,

Call To Order: Chair B. Glass called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m.

Adoption of Agenda: The agenda was moved, seconded, and approved as printed on p. 256-259 of the Senate Bulletin.

Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the Senate Meeting held on October 19, 1999, were approved unanimously as printed on pp. 169-170 of the College Senate Bulletin.

Senate Reports

Chair’s Report (B. Glass): B. Glass announced the results of the Fall Elections. The new members of the Nominating Committee will be Jim Allen (Psychology), Rachel Hall (English), and Pat Murphy (Sociology). The new members of the Faculty Personnel Committee will be Margaret Matlin (Psychology), Daniel Strang (Business), and James Willey (SOPA), all of whom are full professors.

President’s Report (C. Dahl): President Dahl presented his annual report on the college budget. He indicated that the SUNY Trustees adopted (this morning) a system financial plan. Prior to its adoption, the Geneseo administration gave departments and units of the college a set of spending guidelines based on projections. Those projections fortunately were accurate. President Dahl identified the following goals for his presentation: 1) to show the results in this year’s college budget of the implementation of the new budget committee planning process; 2) to describe the SUNY financial plan and how it affects Geneseo; and 3) to describe the contexts of the state operating budget, including the funding sources available to Geneseo, as well as the missions and goals the budget should help to serve.

1. Implementation of Recommendations of the College Budget Committee (CBC). The budget process initiated at Geneseo last year included formation of a Standing College Budget Committee (CBC) to provide recommendations about prioritizing budget requests received from departments and other units of the college. Chaired by Jim Boiani and Ken Levison, last year’s CBC sent recommendations to the President on May 3, 1999. These recommendations were divided into two groups: One-time funding items, and base-funding items that require ongoing expense. In June/July 1999, the college reserve included $249,090 in available funds. Realizing that the annual budget would be late and possibly problematic, President Dahl decided to move $100,000 to a stabilization account as a "hedge." The remaining $149,090 was allocated for one-time funding of 7 of the 13 recommended items. Two other items were withdrawn from the list when funding was found elsewhere. Funding was provided for marketing, Career Services resume software, faculty laptop computers, liquid chromatograph, WGSU equipment, Health Center reception area furniture, Austin Theatre equipment, and refurbishing of the Union Reception area. A detailed report of these allocations will be sent to faculty. In sum, these items represented funding of $107,089 to Academic Affairs, $27,000 to Student and Campus Life, and $15,000 to College Advancement.

CBC recommendations for base budget increases (ongoing expenses) included a rank ordered list of 34 items totaling over $1.6 million dollars. Given the $911,000 of new funding available to Geneseo through last year’s RAM process, initial allocations were made to cover the following: $100,000 for Academic Affairs, $28,000 for salary increases, $139,000 for S&E increases (department operating expenses), and $15,000 for a part-time graphics position. Following these allocations, $628, 895 remained in reserve. An additional $133,000 was committed prior to CBC recommendations for the following: $30,000 for salary increases, $53,000 for outdoor graduation, $45,000 for CIT Programmer, and $5,000 for CQUIP. These expenses left $495,895 in reserve for allocation. The Provost was able to fund three of the first 12 CBC recommendations using funds from the Technology Fee. These three included library technical support, CIT student temporary service, and Library student temporary service. Funding from the College Reserve therefore was approved for the remainder of the top 12 recommended items, which included: Faculty lines (4 FTE) $154,000; Assistant Technical Director to supervise student technical crew and in Wadsworth Auditorium (1 FTE) $35,000; Programmer for Admissions (1 FTE) $40,000; Custodial positions (5 FTE) $115,000; Overtime for Payroll $11,000; and Advertising for recruitment of students $75,000. An additional $45,000 in initiatives also were funded to provide an International Student Recruiter position and an Events Scheduler/ Special Events Coordinator (assigned to the Provost’s area). The total added to the base budget therefore constituted 12 FTEs, for a total dollar increase to base of $475,000.

2. SUNY Financial Plan. The state operating budget for 1998-1999, which includes income from tuition and fees as well as tax dollars, was approximately 1.5 billion dollars ($1,584,477,000). For the 1999-2000 budget, $32 million was needed to cover the salary increases mandated by the last collective bargaining contract. This amount has still not been covered by Governor Pataki or by the state legislature. SUNY therefore had to fund this amount from alternative sources. The $20 million needed for the new collective bargaining contract was funded by the legislature. An additional amount of $5 million was added to the SUNY Financial Plan by Provost Salins’ office, using unspent funds previously allocated to the Budget Allocation Process (the new name for RAM). The legislature also provided funding increases of nearly $4 million ($3,960,700) for EOP and nearly $6 million ($5,954,300) for University-wide programs. The 1999-2000 Financial Plan approved by the Trustees this morning, therefore includes a total of $1,651,592,000 (a 4.2% increase over last year’s budget). However, of the approximately $70 million increase, only $29,739,000 (44%) has been funded by the legislature. The remainder will come from Cash Reserves. The use of these reserves raises the possibility of long-range financial problems for SUNY. Specifically, the loss of reserves will make it difficult to deal with unforeseen expenses.

The above constitute the financial picture for the SUNY system. For the Geneseo campus, the 1999-2000 Financial Plan means an increase of approximately $1.5 million. Compared to the 1998-1999 Base Budget of $29,701,700, the new budget will include $650,000 in salary increases under the old contract, $379,700 in salary increases under the new contract, $520,000 for BAP, and $5,000 in revenue adjustment. Of this total budget of $31,257,300, only a portion is covered by tax appropriations. Specifically, a total of $12,951,500 comes from tax appropriations, while the remaining $18,305,800 must come from other revenues.

Caveats: The one-time funding provided for the 1998-99 contracts ($32.2 million) will potentially have a $650,000 impact on Geneseo in the 2000-2001 budget year. The one-time funding from BAP ($5 million) will potentially have a $179,000 impact on Geneseo. The shortfall in hospital revenue ($77 million) and the hospital revenue requirement ($116 million) are likely to continue to be problems. Although the shortfall and the borrowing of funds to cover the shortfall will have little impact on us this year, a change is needed in the way that revenues are allocated to provide adequate long-range planning.

A hopeful note is seen in the formal request made by the Trustees for additional funds for next year. Specifically, the Trustees have requested $32.2 million in state support to cover the previous collective bargaining agreements, $23.6 million to cover the 2000-2001 agreements, and $37.2 million in additional funding for such purposes as enrollment growth, research growth, and quality and mission goals. This request for state support totals $93 million. President Dahl noted that the system Trustees and the campus Presidents are committed to asking for and getting this $93 million.

3. In sum, the college can expect an additional $500,000 in income, which will be put into program reserves. A careful list of priorities for funding will be developed in consultation with the CBC. It appears that $320,000 of this amount is already in the base. If the $93 million request is approved, the full $500,000 will be in the base for good. The $31.2 million Financial Plan Total only represents money received from Albany. Geneseo’s All-Funds Budget also includes money from four other sources: income funds reimbursable, dormitory income, auxiliary services, and foundation funds and grants. Approximately half a million dollars in Faculty Development awards comes, for example, from the foundation, as do approximately half a million dollars in scholarships (which cannot be funded through state operating funds). A bottom-to-top procedure will soon begin as the CBC works on prioritizing recommendations for next year’s budget planning. The goal will be to tie strategic budget planning to the college’s mission and goals. Broad goals will be presented by the Strategic Planning Committee to initiate discussion among faculty by about December.

Questions and Discussion: B. Simon asked how the capital budget planning fits into the financial plan presented by the president, and specifically how plans for the integrated science building are progressing. President Dahl replied that capital spending budgets are separate from the annual state budget. He reported that plans for two major capital projects are continuing. One project involves the junior/senior residence hall project. The other is the integrated science building. Along with the science department chairs, Provost Dixon is currently touring a new integrated sciences building at Bucknell. Architects are meeting with contractors to estimate the total cost that will be involved. Although approximately $22 million has been appropriated in the first of a five-year capital plan, it appears that legislative funding will be needed for about $5 to $10 million in additional costs. When estimates are firmed up, the President plans to promote and lobby for a legislative bill to cover these costs.

P. Brown asked what plans are in place to enhance residence life? President Dahl replied that about $36 million in dormitory authority funds will be spent on residence life enhancement, with about $9 million allocated for the new residence complex, and additional amounts for renovation of Genesee Hall and six other northside residence halls. A matching grant from the State University Construction Fund will be used to build a "Food Court" in Mary Jemison dining hall. SUNY capital funds cannot be used for residence hall projects; money from the Dormitory Authority must be used instead. President Dahl emphasized that it is preferable to avoid distinguishing too strictly between academic and student life expenditures, since improvements in the academic environment greatly impact the quality of student life as well.

J. Bulsys referred back to the $77 million shortfall from the $116 million expected last year in revenue from the state-operated hospitals. He asked whether there had been any serious discussion of how to deal with the gap left by this shortfall. President Dahl replied that attempts have indeed been made to figure out how to create a "firewall" between the hospitals and the SUNY budget. One way might be to increase the base budget, leave the hospitals on their own, and perhaps provide hospital management with options for cutting costs. The Trustees have said that tuition will not be used to cover the shortfall. However, the past shortfall was covered and is now being "paid back" out of this year’s revenue, raising the likelihood that the expected revenues will come up short again this year. Vice-President K. Levison interjected that the issue of the hospital revenue shortfall directly affects Geneseo because the $77 million was borrowed last year to cover the shortfall, and then was paid back initially from tuition. Therefore, no interest has accrued on tuition revenue, and that interest usually is included in expected revenues. President Dahl concurred with this statement, and concluded his remarks by stating that complete details about the budget committee recommendations and changes in the strategic planning process will be provided in two written reports to the college community in the coming week.

Provost’s Report (B. Dixon): In the Provost’s absence, Dean T. Greenfield presented reports on two items. He also noted that at 2:45 today, the Records office reported that 50 students completed registration in one minute!

1. Middle States Accreditation. Middle States is the accrediting agency from which we seek reaccreditation every 10 years. A self-study committee has been formed, with a subcommittee structure designed to reflect the areas covered in the self-study. Many of the college’s new initiatives (e.g., the Strategic Planning Advisory Group, Assessment, Diversity & Community Task Force) will be examined to see how they fit with each other and the college’s goals and mission. The task will be to enlist the participation of almost the entire campus community, and then produce a report "in one voice." Committee members and, in most cases, the subcommittees they will likely chair include the following:

Committee Co-Chairs: Paul Schacht (English), Tom Greenfield (Academic Affairs)

Mission, Goals, & Planning: Judy Bushnell (College Libraries)

Academic Programs: Steve Padalino (Physics), Terry Bazzett (Psychology)

Academic Support Services: Betty Fearn (Academic Opportunities Program), Mel Yessenow (Psychology)

Faculty: Dave Geiger (Chemistry)

Student Life/Enrollment Admissions: Bob Bonfiglio (Student and Residence Life), Bill Caren (Enrollment / Admissions)

Assessment: Dave Gordon (Academic Affairs), Mary Ellen Zuckerman (School of Business)

Library / Instructional Resources: Melissa Jadlos (College Libraries), Laurie Fox (Computer Information Technology)

Finances: Gary Root (Administration / Finances)

Physical Facilities: Gary Girardet (Administration / Physical Plant)

Governance: Kurt Fletcher (Physics)

Publications: Sarah Frisch (College Advancement)

Institutional Research and staff to committee: Jim McNally (Academic Affairs)

Student and Community Representatives: TBA

The tentative timeline for the Self-Study Committee is as follows (working backwards from the date of the site visit):

October 2001: Site visit from Middle States

June 2001: Self-Study document and all materials due to Middle States

Spring 2001: Final Revision of Self-Study document

Fall 2000: Distribution of 2nd draft chapters to campus community

Summer 2000: Committee distills discussion on first draft chapters, revise and produce 2nd draft of chapters

Spring 2000 (late): Discussion / Review of First Drafts

Spring 2000 (early): Write First Draft Chapters

Fall 1999: Name Steering Committee and Sub-Committee Chairs, Develop Charges to Sub-Committees

2. In September, the college received from SUNY the General Education mandates from the Trustees. Provost Dixon charged the General Education Committee and the Core Committee Chairs with drafting a response. This response will soon be delivered to the Provost. The response will:

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    • Avoid as much as possible the language of "compliance" and "noncompliance" and instead focus on what we currently do in general education, and how we might improve or change what we do. The mandate may help to focus discussion on specific topics.
    • Avoid making recommendations of changes that will be detrimental to the governance process normally used in making curricular decisions or the integrity of the structure of the institution itself. Instead, the response will be a good faith effort to work within the governance process to address the General Education requirements.
    • State that in many areas there appears to be no need for major changes in what we currently do. Areas that may need additional discussion and possible changes are the American History, Research Skills, and Oral Presentation Skills requirements. Like many other SUNY colleges, we also are concerned about the Foreign Language requirement. The General Education Committee / Core Area Chairs will recommend a standard of proficiency coupled with an examination of the potential impact of adopting the recommendation.
Dean Greenfield noted that the speed of implementing any recommendations will depend on the resources and degree of funding provided for the changes. The written summary of the committee’s recommendations will be sent to the Provost within the week, and to the rest of the campus community as soon as possible.

Questions and discussion: President Dahl asked whether the campus will likely ask for an extension on the deadlines for implementation. Dean Greenfield replied that we will, as part of a good faith effort to align our General Education program with the SUNY guidelines, identify areas needing growth or improvement, and determine how to make those improvements happen.

Treasurer’s Report (M. Mohan): The College Senate Fund balance is $4600.51, and the Roark Endowment balance is $1569.52. In the current fund campaign, 30 donors have contributed a total of $645.00, with $495.00 designated for the Senate Fund and $150.00 designated for the Roark Fund. Thanks to all who have contributed to the Senate Fund Campaign so far!

University Faculty Senator’s Report (J. Bulsys): J. Bulsys summarized a report from UFS President Joseph Flynn on the work of the Provost’s Assessment Task Force of Student Learning Outcomes. The initial meeting of the Task Force was held on November 1 at the Health Science Center, Syracuse University. Three working groups were created to begin in-depth study of relevant issues. The Accountability Working Group will discuss how the State University can be accountable in demonstrating how students have mastered learning outcomes in General Education. The Intellectual Growth Working Group will consider how to effectively measure and report the intellectual growth of SUNY students resulting from their education. The Philosophical Underpinning Working Group will define and articulate a compelling argument to support the SUNY assessment initiative. The groups will circulate preliminary reports to the Task Force by December 6, 1999. The Task Force also charged the Associate Provost with responsibility for (1) surveying campuses regarding the current assessment initiative, and (2) keeping the SUNY community informed about Task Force discussions. The next meeting was scheduled for Monday, December 13, 1999, at the University of Albany. Provost Salins has expressed an interest in visiting with the Task Force at that meeting.

Central Council (A. Gridley):

  1. Two students, Kevin Lee and Paul Brown, attended the Student Assembly Conference on the weekend of November 6. While there were not enough representatives to make quorum for voting, the Student Assembly had discussions on a few issues of concern. One issue discussed was how the various college fees are being lumped together on bills. The second issue was with the Supreme Court case on mandatory student activity fees. The reps were given packets detailing fees for every state-operated campus within the SUNY system.
  2. Upon an invitation from a Supreme Court clerk, members of Geneseo’s Central Council (and student government leaders from Harvard University) drove to Washington, D.C., last Monday night to hear the Supreme Court case on mandatory student activity fees (presented on Tuesday). The trip was very educational on this issue. By going, we were afforded the opportunity to hear all sides of the issue and meet the student government leaders from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. This trip also allowed us to begin thinking about how the case will affect Geneseo.
Reports of the Standing Committees

Undergraduate Curriculum (T. Bazzett): UCC moved for approval of packaging of proposals by department. If approved, such "packaging" would still allow separate discussion of individual proposals in the package. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. UCC then moved the following for approval.

Second Readings:

Interdisciplinary: Revision of the Human Development Minor Program was seconded and approved unanimously as printed on pp. 96-98 of the Senate Bulletin.

Mathematics: The package was seconded and approved unanimously to include the following changes (with Senate Bulletin page numbers in parentheses):

Deletion of Math 367, Problem Seminar in Actuarial Science I (pp. 99);
Deletion of Math 368, Problem Seminar in Actuarial Science II (pp. 99).

Business: The following package was seconded (Senate Bulletin page numbers in parentheses):
Revision of major program in Accounting by adding CSCI 114, 121, and 131 to the Computer Science requirement (pp.100);
Revision of Econ 230 to new number Econ 320 (pp. 102-104);
Revision of major program in Economics (pp. 102-104);
Revision of major program in School of Business, restricting 300-level courses to majors and minors (pp.105);
Revision of minor program in Economics (pp. 106-107).
Discussion: G. Hartvigsen noted that two of the courses being added to the Computer Science requirement (specifically CSCI 121 and 131) are scheduled for first reading of a proposal to delete the courses (see Bulletin pages 259 and 451). In the flurry of activity that followed, several suggestions were offered. S. Bailey noted that the CSCI proposal includes replacing 121 and 131 with CSCI 120. The Business program change could be approved now, and the changes made after (and if) the proposed course deletions and substitutions actually occur. S. West suggested that the Business School might wish to examine the substituted courses to determine whether or not these courses meet the needs of the Accounting major. J. Bulsys suggested that UCC may wish to move postponement of the vote on the Revision of the Major Program in Accounting until the next Senate meeting on December 7. After a general hum of approval of this plan, T. Bazzett moved for postponement of the vote on this question. S. West noted that similar problems may arise for other proposals. B. Goeckel asked whether affected departments are consulted before changes are proposed. T. Bazzett responded that all affected departments should have been consulted, but the sequence of changes across departments may have led to confusion in the communication. D. Baldwin noted that the Computer Science department had met with the Business School last Spring to apprise them of the plans for course proposals. T. Greenfield offered to convene the affected parties to iron out any problems, as an effort to keep the curriculum proposals on track for completion in time for Undergraduate Bulletin deadlines. The motion to postpone the vote on the Revision of the Major Program in Accounting until December 7 was seconded and passed unanimously. The remainder of the items in the package of proposals from the School of Business were then passed unanimously.
Interdisciplinary:
Addition to M/Core of Engl 360 Post colonial Literature (pp. 111-112) and Plsc 240 Asia in a Global Setting (pp. 113) was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously
Revision of minor program in Criminal Justice (pp. 114-117) was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously.
Revision of minor program in Modern European Studies (pp. 118-120) was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously
Psychology: The package was seconded and approved unanimously to include the following changes (with Senate Bulletin page numbers in parentheses):
Deletion of Psyc 345 Sensation and Perception (p. 121);
Deletion of Psyc 252 Advanced Behavioral Research Methods & Statistical Analysis (p. 122);
Course revisions: Changes in prerequisites for a list of 300-level courses that previously required Psyc 252 (p. 123);
New Course Psyc 352 Advanced Research in Psychology: (Subtitle) (pp. 124-135);
New Course Psyc 357 Behavior Genetics (pp. 136-139);
First Readings:
Philosophy: Addition to M/ Core of Phil 214 Chinese Philosophy (pp. 203-204) was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously.

English: New course proposal for Engl 210 Elements of Screen Writing (pp. 205-206) was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously. (Note: the course title was incorrectly listed as "Stage Writing" in the agenda for today’s meeting, page 257).

Political Science: Course revision for PlSc 140 International Politics (pp. 207-208) was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously.

Interdisciplinary: Revision of the Minor Program in International Relations (pp. 209-212) was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously.

Mathematics: The package was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously to include the new courses Math 332 Linear Programming and Operations Research (pp. 213-216) and Math 336 Mathematical Foundations of Actuarial Science (pp. 217-220).

History: The package including the following proposals was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously:

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)

Interdisciplinary: New course proposal for Intd 200 Research in Washington DC (pp. 249-253) was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously.
Anthropology: The package including the following proposals was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously:
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)
Biology: New course proposal for Biol 250 Biological Data Analysis (pp. 379-385) was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously.
Geography: The package including the following proposals was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously:
Course Revisions: New title for Geog 385 (p. 386)

Change number 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: The package including the following proposals was moved and seconded:


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 number of Thea 222 to Thea 311 (p. 411)
New Courses: M/ Thea 204 Asian Theatre Survey (pp. 412-421)

Thea 270 Video Production (pp. 422-426)

Thea 310 Playwriting (pp. 427-431)
Revision of Minor Minor in Theatre (p. 432)

Note: The M/ designation for Thea 204 was inadvertently left off the list of agenda items on page 259 of the Bulletin. In discussion of these proposals, James Kirkwood (SOPA) noted that the handwritten amendments on page 410 of the Bulletin are incorrect. The note that the courses Musc 331, 333, and 335 can only be taken three times should read that the courses can only be taken two times under different subtitles.
The package of proposals was approved unanimously, as amended.

Computer Science: The package including the following proposals was moved, seconded, and approved unanimously:

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)

Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review (B. Gohlman): S. Derne reported in B. Gohlman’s absence that the Policy Committee will meet at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 30, in South 209. This time is a correction of a previously announced time.
Graduate Academic Affairs (J. Bushnell): GAAC moved for approval of the following graduate course proposals:

First Readings:

Communicative Disorders & Sciences: Proposal for Revision of the Graduate Program in Speech Pathology (pp. 198-199 of the Senate Bulletin) was seconded and approved unanimously.

History: Proposal for Deletion of courses Hist 456, 457, 458, 463, 464, and 482 (p. 200 of the Senate Bulletin) was seconded and approved unanimously.

Faculty Affairs Committee (N. Schiavetti): No report.

Student Affairs (E. Crosby): J. Kaminski reported in E. Crosby’s absence that SAC will meet December 9, 1999, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Sturges 103.

Unfinished Business

None

New Business

None

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 5:40, effectively wiping out the free time earned by senators at the previous meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Joan C. Ballard
Secretary of the College Senate