April 7, 1998
MINUTES OF ACADEMIC COUNCIL
Holt, presiding, Buis, Caskey, Dahiya, Hinni, Jones, Kellerman (McDougall), Kogge,
Nahikian-Nelms, McGowan, Roeder, Schoonmaker (Skelton)
A. Minutes of March 3, 1998. Approved as corrected.
Holt observed that the March 3, 1998 Minutes contains an error. Under B.4. (New Major
in Organizational Administration) the sentence “The motion passed unanimously” should
be replaced with the following sentences. “After discussion, it was moved to table
the motion. The motion was approved with one dissenting vote.”
B. Action Items
- Two-Year Administrative Assistant Program, Deletion of Option. Holt explained that
Administrative Services proposes to delete the legal option from its Two Year Administrative
Assistant Program. Jones moved and Kogge seconded approval. The motion passed unanimously.
- New Option on M.S.A. and M.A. in School Administration. Linda Schoonmaker from the
Department of Physical Education reviewed the proposed programs. The M.S.A. option
in Athletic Administration is targeted at students who wish to pursue a course in
athletic administration at the university level. The M.A. in School Administration
option is Athletic Administration is targeted at physical education teachers and coaches
in the schools who sign professional advancement through athletic administration.
Caskey pointed out that this proposal is fully supported by the Graduate Council.
Jones made numerous editorial suggestions. More generally, he advised that all future
proposals should be page noted to support easy reference to the text. McGowan moved
and Caskey seconded approval. The motion passed unanimously.
- Sport Management Minor. Schoonmaker reviewed the proposal for a new minor in Sport
Management. Kogge pointed out that Physical Education Department majors could not
take this minor. Schoonmaker indicated that this restriction will not impact the
intended audience of the minor. Jones identified several lines in the proposal needing
to be revised for clarification. Jones moved and Caskey seconded approval. The motion
- New Major in Organizational Administration. The agenda was amended to change the
B.S.B.A. in Organizational Administration from a discussion to an action item. McGowan
moved and Jones seconded a motion to remove the proposal from the table to be considered
again for approval. The motion passed unanimously. Kellerman commented that the
proposal is a generalized program which may be of particular interest to non-traditional
and off-campus students. Caskey remarked that Dean McDougall has assured her that
the program will be available to on-campus students. A purely off-campus program
will require a special North Central review. Kellerman and Caskey agreed that the
extent of the market for this program is not yet known. Hinni asked for a clarification
of hours required in University Studies. the numbers do not add up. Holt agreed
to work with McDougall to clarify the count of credit hours. Jones added that this
problem could have been resolved if the whole curriculum had been laid out in detail.
All future proposals should include complete curricula detail. McGowan moved and
Jones seconded approval. The motion passed unanimously.
- Limitation on Off-Campus Hours. The proposed charge in limitations on off-campus
hours was moved from a discussion to an action item. The Council believes that policy
changes of this kind require review by University Academic Council. Under this proposal
“In residence is defined as courses administered by or taken on a campus of Southeast
Missouri state University.” McGowan moved and Jones seconded approval. the motion
C. Discussion Items
Policy and Procedure on Non-Native Speakers of English. Parsons summarized a document
detailing changes in testing and placement procedures for non-speakers of English.
The new process will be more streamlined and enable a seamless transfer for IEP students
into the University. Caskey expressed concern about how ESL students who already
have English proficiency will be handled. Parsons assured the Council that such circumstances
are handled easily by special waiver. Caskey also suggested several editorial changes
to correct inaccuracies. Jones noted that the document appears to contain policy
changes and asked that these be identified and brought back to University Academic
Council as action items. Holt concurred. Parsons agreed to do so.