February 1, 2000
MINUTES OF ACADEMIC COUNCIL
McGowan moved that the minutes of December 7, 1999 be approved. Gifford seconded the motion. One correction was noted on Page Six, in the second paragraph and second sentence: She has also checked to registrar…was changed to read as follows: She has also checked the registrar…. The motion was approved unanimously.
- Action Items
- Dropping of Minors: Athletic Training, Cartography, and Leisure Services
Dr. Mark Langenfeld was present to discuss the proposal before the Council to drop three minors: Athletic Training, Cartography, and Leisure Services. It was moved by Shaw and seconded by McGowan that approval be given to drop all three minors. The motion was approved unanimously.
- Harrison College of Business Proposed Name Change: Operations and Information Management to Operations Management
McDougall discussed with the Council the proposal from the Department of Management to change the name of the Operations and Information Management option within the Management major to Operations Management. It was moved by McGowan and seconded by Shaw that approval be given to the proposed name change. The motion was approved unanimously.
- Harrison College of Business Proposed Name Change: Office Systems Management to Administrative Systems Management
McDougall discussed with the Council the proposal for a program-title change only of the Office Systems Management major to Administrative Systems Management. It was moved by Janzow and seconded by Scates that approval be given to the proposed name change. The motion was approved unanimously.
- Change in Mass Communication Major
Jones opened with a motion to approve a change in the Mass Communication major: students admitted to that major must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, which has been endorsed by the College of Liberal Arts. Scates seconded the motion. After discussion, it was evident to the Council that further presentation of the proposed change was necessary, and Jones withdrew his motion before the Council. This matter will be brought before the Council again at a later date.
- Revisions in MBA Admission Requirements
McDougall opened discussion of the proposed changes to the graduate catalog for the MBA program. After discussion, motion was made by Shaw and seconded by Scates that approval be given as follows:
- Under admission options, the minimum GPA requirement for option one shall be raised to 3.0.
- A grade of at least “C” required in all undergraduate courses for the MBA program.
The motion was approved unanimously.
- Discussion Items:
- BS in Sec. Ed Unified Science/Biology Endorsement
McGowan opened with comments regarding a change in Biology courses. Dr. Holt agreed to open this as a discussion item. It was decided that the changes in the Biology courses were not substantial and therefore did not require approval by Academic Council. Approval was given by Dr. Holt on behalf of the Provost Office.
- Graduation with Honors Faculty Senate Bill
Jones opened a discussion regarding the Board of Regents’ non-approval of the proposed Faculty Senate Bill, which would raise the cumulative GPA from 3.5 to 3.7 for Cum Laude recognition and from 3.75 to 3.8 for Magna Cum Laude. After further discussion, the Council felt that this matter warrants further discussion/action by the Faculty Senate and Deans Council; and the Council recommends that a study be completed by Institutional Research to facilitate documentation in support of this Faculty Senate Bill.