September 7, 1999
MINUTES OF ACADEMIC COUNCILPresent:
- Dennis Holt, Patricia Lipetzky, David Naugler, Chris McGowan, Gerald McDougall, Martin Jones, Ann Gifford, Shirley Stennis-Williams, Wes Mueller, Kevin Anderson, Ralph Pittman, Randall Shaw, Fred Janzow, Paul Keys, Milo Miller, Sarah Cron, Edmund Buis, Sandy Hinkle, and Bert Kellerman.
- Minutes of May 4, 1999. Approved.
- Action Items
- Create a College of Polytechnic Studies: Shaw presented background discussion. The creation of a College was approved unanimously by the department of Industrial Technology. Holt questioned why Polytechnic Studies should be a college rather than a school. McGowan didn't think this was an issue. Jones asked why agriculture was left out of the title. Shaw said that "polytechnic" is inclusive of agriculture. Cron asked how we could we justify to faculty this increase in administrative positions and units. Holt stated that most of these positions are funded under mission enhancement state initiatives. Shaw moved to approve the creation of this college, and McGowan seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
- Move the Department of Agriculture to the College of Polytechnic Studies: The faculty of the Department of Agriculture has approved this proposed move. Jones made the motion to approve the move, and Gifford seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
- Name Change for the Department of Industrial Technology: The Department of Industrial Technology has approved a name change to the Department of Industrial Services Technology. The name change better fits existing programs and distinguishes them from emerging programs. McGowan moved to approve the name change, and Jones seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
- Name Change for the College of Science and Technology: The College of Science and Technology approved a name change to the College of Science and Mathematics. The change is appropriate because mathematics is a common theme throughout the college; “mathematics” does not refer specifically to the Department of Mathematics. Shaw moved to approve the name change, and Janzow seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
- MA Program in Education: Curtis gave approval to discuss the tabled motion for a Master of Arts program in Education - Interdisciplinary Studies. He distributed a memo titled Proposed Title for New Emphasis on the M.A. in Secondary Education. He proposed that the option be called Integrated Studies rather than Interdisciplinary Studies. Stennis-Williams asked whether the new name had been approved by the College of Education Council. It had not. It was agreed to send the proposal back to the College of Education Council before taking it up again at Academic Council.